Missouri Botanical Garden ethnobotanist Jan Salick crosses the highest pass (5,400 m) in the Himalayas. The pass lies to the north of the Annapurna Mountain range in western Nepal, where one of her climate change research sites is located.
Credit (Burgund Bassuner)
The red triangles on this map represent Salick’s climate change research plots, which are located along a 2,000 km transect across the Himalayas in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan China.
Credit (Ken Bauer)
Missouri Botanical Garden researcher Katie Konchar examines plants in a Himalayan research plot.
Credit (Katie Konchar)
Himalayan climate change research often requires days of hiking, as well as camping in remote research sites like this one near sacred Mount Jomolhari (7,320 m) in Bhutan.