Forest first impressions

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 14, 2014

Toraut forest

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 6, 2014

Sambal kemangi

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 31, 2014

Sambal kemangi

Sambal kemangi

And now for something completely different! Sambals are the Indonesian chili-based condiments that accompany all good meals. They enliven a rice-heavy diet, sometimes to the extent that just rice and a good sambal feels like a complete meal. There are, as you would expect, thousand of sambal recipes. An important, recurring dish on our field […]

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Birds of Flores lowland forest

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 28, 2014

The forest at Wai Dongkong

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 11, 2014

Snakes!

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 10, 2014

Reading the forest

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 4, 2014

Camping in the rain

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 24, 2014

Flower-hunting in Flores

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 18, 2014

Flower-hunting in Flores

Limestone forest at Turlaing, not far from Labuan Bajo

Hi again! We have just begun our fourth field trip on our ongoing NSF-funded research project, this time to the island of Flores in southeastern Indonesia, in the province of Nusa Tenggara Timor (see this map for location of some of the places discussed below). The previous trips (Borneo, Seram, and Papua) have felt hard to execute and stressful, and I’ve […]

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Out of the forest, into the frying-pan

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
July 2, 2013