News from the field


Alfred, the Rightful King!

By Muhammad Syainullah, GPOCP Lab Assistant   Hi, my name is Muhammad Syainullah, but I go by Syai. I am a laboratory assistant at the Cabang Panti Research Station, in Gunung Palung National Park. Our project focuses on the behavior and physiology of wild orangutans. One of the orangutans we study is Alfred, or as […]


Fulfilling My Dreams in Borneo

By Tori Bakley, GPOCP Research Assistant My name is Tori Bakley, and I am a recent graduate from Florida State University and the new volunteer research assistant with GPOCP! I have had a special interest in orangutans and the rainforests of Borneo since I first learned about them on the Animal Planet TV channel when […]


Back to the Rainforest: A Fruitful Return

By Dr. Erin Kane, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher at Boston University Just a few weeks into the New Year, I packed my bags in New England’s frozen north. I scoured outdoor stores full of ski balaclavas and high performance extra-thick wool socks to find the remnant’s of last year’s mosquito nets and lightweight shirts. I pulled […]


Mast in Gunung Palung

By Dr. Alys Granados, PhD, GPOCP Research Manager    A massive fruiting event is currently underway at Gunung Palung National Park. Gunung Palung is dominated by dipterocarp trees which only produce fruit every 2-10 years. At Cabang Panti, flowering began in August with peak fruiting through November and December. These massive fruiting episodes are known as masting events and are […]