Eleanor Slade is co-editing a Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Special Issue: Improving Environmental Sustainability in Oil Palm: Linking Science, Policy, & Practice across the Tropics. Submssion is now open so if you have some exciting research waiting to be published click here to read more!
A new paper by our PhD student Simon Mitchell in Journal of Applied Ecology shows that riparain reserves in oil palm plantations are important for birds, especially if they are >40m wide. The paper is open access and you can read it here!
We had an impressive turn out at the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC2018) annual conference in Kuching. Twenty-eight members of LOMBOK attended, from our Malaysian and UK students, PIs, and local collaborators, and we gave 14 talks (have a look under Presentations). We also co-organised two symposia on ‘Environmental Sustainability in Oil Palm’ [read more]
Our workshop on the Benefits of Riparian Buffers in Sabah held in June in Kota Kinablau was a great success. We co-hosted it with the Sabah government agencies, the Department for Irrigation and Drainage (DID) and the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). The workshop was opened by the Assistant Minister for Toursism, Culture and Environment, and [read more]
We are hosting two exciting events this month – a Knowledge Exchange workshop on ‘The benefits of riparin buffers in Sabah’, co-hosted by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), the Environment protection Department (EPD), the Department of Agriculture (DoA), and SEARRP and an ATBC 2018 Symposium: ‘Managing oil palm plantations to enhance sustainability: linking [read more]
New paper from our PhD students Nick Deere and Lonnie Baking, University of Kent and Universiti of Malaysia Sabah, finds that protecting ‘high carbon’ rainforest also protects endangered wildlife. Nick’s used is hard-earned camera trap images from months of work hiking around the SAFE project and combined this with high-resolution satellite imagery to show that [read more]
Our long awaited policy brief on Riparian reserves and biodiversity in tropical agriculture was launched at the Heart of Borneo 2017 conference in Kota Kinablau. LOMBOK had a stand at the SEARRP and DID booths highlighting their riparian work, and LOMBOK’s Eleanor Slade and Miklin Ationg from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage gave a [read more]
We held the annual LOMBOK project meeting in Brasenose College in Oxford in January with presentations from all our students. Lots of exciting results and papers in the making! We were also joined by our Malaysian students and collaborators, Prof. Charles Vairappan, Herry Herion and Lonnie Baking who updated us on their work on riparian [read more]
Dr Jake Bicknell and Dr Eleanor Slade have been working with SEARRP’s policy team of Agnes Agama and Melissa Payne to expand their collaboration with government agencies in Sabah. In the last few months, the team have held several science-for-policy meetings with the Department for Irrigation and Drainage (Sabah), the Environmental Protection Department, and the [read more]
Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Early Career Researcher meeting, Kota Kinabalu, November 2016 Developing a research agenda to enhance the environmental sustainability of oil palm A 3 day networking event organised by Matt Struebig, Eleanor Slade, Jen Lucey, Agnes Agama, Zoe Davies, Charles Vairappan & Glen Reynolds 2nd-4th November 2016, Kota Kinabalu Researchers from DICE University of [read more]