News from the field


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 […]


How Orangutans and Plants Interact

By Andrea Blackburn, PhD Candidate at Boston University, GPOCP Graduate Student Researcher    I’ve recently arrived at the Cabang Panti Research Station to pursue my dissertation research on orangutan seed dispersal. Seed dispersal is the movement of seeds away from the original Graduate student Andrea Blackburn at the Cabang Panti Research Station. Photo by Alys Granados.   […]


My Daily Life at Cabang Panti

By Muhammad Syainullah, GPOCP Laboratory Assistant   To begin, my name is Muhammad Syainullah, but everyone calls me Syai, pronounced Sy. I work at GPOCP, one of the three research projects at Cabang Panti Research Station (CPRS), as a Laboratory Assistant. Gunung Palung National Park is surrounded by many small villages, but only a few know that […]