Ty is one of a kind and not easy to capture in the written word. He is a Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona. He literally spends time on the top of trees in the Amazon jungle studying how tropical forests will respond to climate change this century, and in turn, how those responses will drive climate change. His study sites are the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 Tropical Forest biome, and the Brazilian Amazon.  He grew up in Alaska, loves backcountry adventures, especially where remote, off-trail, packrafting, rock climbing, and climbing tropical trees are involved. Could I make this up?  I can’t wait for this one.