Category Archives: SAFE

What do scientists actually do?

One of the advantages of being a tropical biologist is that you have a legitimate excuse to escape the soggy shores of England for a few weeks over the winter. There‚Äôs something almost magical about stepping onto a plane in … Continue reading

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Collecting insects the SAFE way

Two of the most important things to remember when designing an ecological survey are that the methods chosen need to be replicable and that the data collected should be representative of the area and the species being studied. In practice, … Continue reading

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Eating Out

One of the fun things about research in the tropics is trying the food and drink in the different countries you visit. Some of my favourite places to eat in Malaysia are the seafood markets. In the bustling town of … Continue reading

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SAFE Project revisited

For most of the last two years I have lived and worked in the rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia, helping to set up the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project. The SAFE Project takes advantage of an 8000-hectare area of … Continue reading

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