September 2017 – A trip to visit another oil palm-based research project in Sumatra, Indonesia

A blog post by BEFTA Programme and Insect Ecology Group PhD student Millie Hood. Also posted at https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/research-groups/insect-ecology/news An Effortless Trip to EFForTs It was with much excitement that BEFTA Programme members William Foster, Ed Turner, Amy Eycott, Sarah Luke, Millie Hood (University of Cambridge) and Eleanor Slade (University of Oxford), set off…

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Barn owls and leopard cats

Predators, such as barn owls, have long been encouraged in oil palm plantations to control rats, which damage the ripening fruit. Attempts to establish new barn owl populations in the plantations have been very successful, and many estates, including those surrounding the BEFTA plots, now contain high densities of these…

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