We have just been back to Malaysia to perform routine maintance on the towers – you know the sort of thing: lightning damage, ant infestations etc… The most notable change though was how much the growth of the three year conversion palms has accelerated.
We have reached another milestone! The Los Gatos (methane and nitrous oxide) sensor is being moved into its new home in the logged peat swamp forest. The sensor will be monitoring greenhouse gasses from the logged peatswamp forest.
We have been back in the field establishing the new 50 ha plot in Ankasa, Ghana. I have also been helping out Silvio Stivanello with the electrical resistivity measurements on the sample trees. As you might have guessed, I am not the one who should be taking credit for the work! That goes to Dr […]
I would like to draw your attention to a fully funded PhD working on the development and testing of low cost Eddy Covariance. See full details here: The funding for this PhD is open to UK/EU/International applicants and the deadline for applications is the 14th January 2019. If your interested, please feel free to get […]
I would like to draw your attention to TWO potential PhD projects: PhD Opportunity 1: “The Ecology of Lightning Strikes: How many Trees in Tropical Forests Killed by Lightning?” PhD Opportunity 2: “Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Oil Palm Production in Malaysia“. Applications should be submitted by the 7th January 2019 These project are one […]
Firstly, welcome to Jon McCalmont who has joined Exeter and the project from Aberystwyth University. Jon will be working on the Eddy Covariance component of the project. Rather excitingly we were able to inspect our 3rd tower – over the logged tropical peat forest. The tower is nearly ready for the installation of eddy covariance […]
Silvio Stivanello and the Team from FORIG and Ankasa start the census at the Ankasa Forest Reserve in Ghana
I am returning home from a fieldwork in Ghana. We (me and Silvio Stivanello from Cardiff University) were working with collaborators from Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) Stephen Adu-Bredu, Akwasi and Jonathon on the Lightning Project. This week we have been busy exploring the Ankasa Forest Reserve in the Southwest of Ghana, looking for […]
PDRA Job Opportunity I would like to draw your attention to a 30 month PDRA job opportunity: Using Eddy Covariance to investigate the greenhouse gas emissions from Oil Palm plantations on tropical peat. The PDRA will be working on a project funded by the Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB) entitled: “Ecosystem Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics […]
I would like to draw your attention to a potential PhD project, entitled “The Ecology of Lightning Strikes: How many Trees in Tropical Forests Killed by Lightning?”. Application deadline: 11th May 2018 The project is one of a number of projects that are competing for Exeter Geography PhD funding via GW4+. If you are interested, […]