The idea behind TEAM is deceptively simple: to measure and compare plants, terrestrial mammals, ground-dwelling birds and climate using a standard methodology in a range of tropical forests, from relatively pristine places to those most affected by people. TEAM currently operates in sixteen tropical forest sites across Africa, Asia and Latin America supporting a network of scientists committed to standardized methods of data collection to quantify how plants and animals respond to pressures such as climate change and human encroachment.

TEAM Education Portal

Welcome to the Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring (TEAM) Network Education Portal!  This portal was created to provide secondary school science teachers and students with fun and innovative classroom lessons and activities.  Each lesson is tied to the National Science Education Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards, and provides background materials as well as step-by-step instructions for students and teachers.  This is a new and exciting way to learn about ecology based on TEAM’s extensive network of scientists collecting data on tropical forests.