LOMBOK at the ATBC in Kuching

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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]

Riparian Knowledge Exchange Workshop a great success

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

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]

Two exciting events coming up: Riparian KE workshop and the ATBC

Friday, June 15th, 2018

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 LOMBOK PhD student Nick Deere on the conservation value of high carbon forests for tropical mammals

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

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]

Riparian policy brief lauched!

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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]

The annual LOMBOK meeting

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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]

Riparian knowledge exchange collaboration with SEARRP and Sabah Government Agencies

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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]

Update on Newton research prioritisation and networking workshop

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

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]

Catching Catharsius

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Traditional insect flight intercept traps don’t catch large dung beetles, such as Sabah’s largest dung beetles, Catharsius dayacus and C. renaudpauliana, but bat harp traps work a treat! Bat PhD students Dave and Tor have been recording numbers of Catharsius in their harp traps every night across the SAFE land use gradient. Check out the   [read more]

New batty blog

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Have a read of the new blog by our PhD students Dave Hemprich-Bennett and Tor Kemp from QML who are studying bats and the foodwebs associated with them. You can follow them on Twitter @hammerheadbat @tor_85, and look at their amazing bat photos on Flickr.