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SMARTRI visitors

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Hannah, Resti, Dedi, and Agung in the woodland at Chilworth

It has been great to have Anak Agung Ketut Aryawan, Resti Wahyuningsih, and Dedi Purnomo here in Southampton for a couple of days during their UK visit from SMARTRI, Indonesia. We managed to catchup with updates on BEFTA programme projects and the new trials and experiments they are running in the plantations in Sumatra. Lots of good discussion on oil palm; bait lamina; sorting insect sample efficiently; and why people need the value weeds. We also managed to fit in a talk from Lek on his resent field trip to Thailand – looking at freshwater communities on the forest-oil palm boundary, and an excursion to Chilworth Conservation Area to see some of the Southampton countryside and help Hannah Gunn, Biological Sciences student with some ant sampling.

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Resetting the pitfall traps

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