Picking up the pieces: studying forest fragmentation in Borneo

SSCP-DTP student Phil Chapman writes about why fragmentation is threatening tropical forests, how researchers are learning more about the problem and what it’s really like to live and work in a jungle for four months. I am now two months into my second field season in the lovely, but oh-so-very far away land of Borneo, to be precise the Malaysian state of Sabah. Full details … Continue reading Picking up the pieces: studying forest fragmentation in Borneo

Is there a sustainable future for tropical forests in south-east Asia?

In the second of our series of posts on sustainability, SSCP-DTP student Philip Chapman investigates how land use change threatens tropical forests in south-east Asia. The ever-expanding global population is already placing an intense strain on natural resources, and one of the major facets of this is land-use change. Loss of natural habitats to human land-uses, particularly agriculture, is predicted to be the major driver of biodiversity loss in the … Continue reading Is there a sustainable future for tropical forests in south-east Asia?