Oil palm yield

The research centre here at SMARTRI is a hive of activity, with researchers studying everything from the effect of rodenticides on barn owls to the carbon dynamics of an oil palm estate. By working with such a diverse team, the BEFTA Project has been able to collate data on a…

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Insect trapping

I’ve just arrived back in Sumatra for my second data collection trip, this time concentrating on the insect communities found in the BEFTA plots. The study has been designed so that the BEFTA team has a year to collect data from all the plots before the experiment is implemented, strengthening…

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