Elizabeth Arias Elizabeth Arias (Expedition leader, U.C. Berkeley)

Elizabeth, our fearless leader, will be taking the team to our survey sites in the Valdivian forest. She is in charge of the canopy-fogging project, which is how we collect beetles and other insects from treetops that are to high to reach (more about that later!) Elizabeth studies click beetles (family Elateridae), but during this trip she will be hunting beetles of all kinds. She aims to collect more than TEN THOUSAND beetles this year!