Flower-hunting in Flores

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
February 18, 2014

Flower-hunting in Flores

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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New Guinea Expedition

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
June 4, 2013

Deforestation in Seram vs. West Kalimantan

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
December 4, 2012

Deforestation in Seram vs. West Kalimantan

I’m back at home in Sukadana, West Kalimantan (Borneo). I had to leave Seram a few days before Acun and Endro, but I trusted them fully to tidy up the last of the morphotyping and collections. Pak Zul, the head of the Manusela National Park, was again wonderfully supportive, and all the specimen transport permits […]

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Up for air

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
October 23, 2012

Return to Seram! (Preparations)

by Cam Webb, Research Associate
October 15, 2012

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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