Our latest English Newsletter No.4 is ready. This is a special report of an international seminar of “Human-nature interactions of the riverine societies in Sarawak: a transdisciplinary approach” which was held in Kuching, Malaysia on 29, June 2012. Please check it out from here.
June 26, 2012 The members of this project participated in BRC (Borneo Research Council) Conference at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in Borneo and held a special panel session. At the session we could have many positive feedback from the participants. Among others, we were pleased to get acquainted with the researchers from universities overseas. A member of the Australian National University gave us a frank observation to our presentation which encouraged us a lot. We were fortunate to have an opportunity to share our opinions with a research group who had a presentation called “Political Ecology of the Kapuas River” comprising a group of researchers of Universität Bonn and Universität […]
Developing a plant-survey method at Anap-Muput Forest Management Unit Miyako Koizumi （Research Institute for Humanity and Nature） There is global concern over sustainable development and mechanisms to provide incentives for the sustainable use of forests. There are two major problems in the development of such mechanisms. One is the economical problem of who and how to share costs and benefits. The other is the biological problem of how to evaluate ecosystems. The latter is considered highly challenging in tropical rainforests, where biodiversity is very high. Biodiversity studies in tropical rainforests have been conducted by specialists, sometimes with the help of para-taxonomists. Their study sites are relatively small, usually less than 1 […]