Seram: Into the forest

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
April 23, 2012

Expedition to Seram

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
April 17, 2012

Expedition to Seram

After Gunung Palung in Borneo, the next fieldwork site for our ‘Xmalesia’ project is Seram, one of the Spice Islands of eastern Indonesia. We picked Seram because of its seasonally dry climate, biogeographically strategic position, and relatively large area of remaining lowland forest. A large National Park, Manusela, occupies 189,000 ha in the east of […]

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Field guides, past and future

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
June 9, 2011

Heading out

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
May 27, 2011

Climbing trees

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
May 25, 2011

Snakes and leeches

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
May 18, 2011

Dangerous trees

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
May 16, 2011

Dangerous trees

The general health of our team members has been good, but two have been suffering from serious dermatitis caused by exposure to the sap of trees in the Anacardiaceae—the poison ivy family. Trees in this family are common in the forest, and exposure is hard to avoid. It does seem like these cases were caused by handling collections […]

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Pak Long the hunter

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
May 13, 2011

Food

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
May 11, 2011

Up to date

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
May 9, 2011