Me and Jon McCalmont have been visiting MPOB’s research site in Sessang, Sarawak as part of scoping activities for current and future research. The Oil Palms at this research site are reaching the end of their first rotation. Thanks to all the folks at MPOB for organising (and letting us tag along!).
I would like to draw your attention to a potential PhD project: “The Ecology of Lightning Strikes: How many Trees in Tropical Forests Killed by Lightning?” Applications should be submitted by 16:00 on the 6th January 2020 (see link above) These project are one of a number of projects that are competing for GW4+ funding. […]
I first setup the tower on the Abbott’s Hall Saltmarsh, Essex in December 2012 with the help of Mel Chocholek. It has survived nearly seven years and two tidal surges, but it now time to take down the tower. The tower was located on the Blackwater estuary has been a magical place to visit. Each […]
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