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Asian Forests

In Asia we currently have a particular focus on Malaysian Borneo (the states of Sabah and Sarawak).

A major focus at the moment is the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project, where we are working on understanding how biodiversity and ecosystem function vary in a landscape of primaru forest, logged forest, forest fragments and oil palm plantation. We have intensive monitoring plots throughout this landscape.

We also work with two intensive monitoring plots in Lambir Hills National Park in Sarawak, the highest diversity site in the Paleotropics.

We are currently setting up three plots around three flux towers in an oil palm plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. The project is aims to conduct the first systematic analysis of the full carbon cycle of oil palm before, during and after the process of replanting from an old growth to a second rotation oil palm plantation. The project is funded by, and based on, ongoing work at the SMART plantation in Riau.

Finally, we have plans to increase work in India in the near future.

Where are we working?

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Photos and images

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Uploaded 7 Jun 2015 by Walter Huaraca Huasco. Copyright © 2017.

Dear GEM team around the world

Photos of last campaign in Benta and Danum Valley, Sabah-Borneo. A new model of litter trap easy to make, deadwood respiration collar and ingrowth core mesh.
Malaysian monitoring intensive carbon team lead by Terhi Riuta, Rostin Tien, Nani Suhaini and Rohit Kailoh and the wonderful guys from Danum Valley staff at the moment they have been measuring in two new hectare plots.
My special thanks to the managers Alex Karolus, Johnny Larenus, Byan Gray and Unding Jami.
Well done Beisit and Fernando in Belize and all the best in Cusco with Cloud project.

Abrazos GEM team.

Walter

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