Bird Surveys in Tropical Plantations [Motoko Fujita]

Bird Surveys in Tropical Plantations Motoko Fujita(Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)  I started researches on birds in plantations in Indonesia in 2007. The main focus was on the avian diversity in acacia plantations of Company M in Palembang with which RISH (Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University) had just started a joint study on acacia. The goal of my research was conservation of the biodiversity by management, as the decrease in biodiversity is a hot issue. Until then, I had been conducting fieldwork only in Japan and this was my first time to do research in Indonesia. I landed at Jakarta airport with a mix of 70% […]