Scientist Susan Laurance leads the Daintree Drought Experiment in far north Queensland. The experiment combines the efforts of plant physiologists, ecologists, soil experts, climatologists and hydrologists to assess the varying responses of plants to drought, from their roots to their highest pinnacles in the forest. Others will study how smaller animals such as insects respond to drought. This experiment is based at the Daintree Rainforest Observatory, a research station operated by James Cook University. September 2015.