[Mastwatch] Conservation assessment of Dipts

Gary Paoli gary.paoli at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 22:04:37 PDT 2009

Hi Colin:

Apologies for brevity. Hope all is well.

Most important contact of top of head is Niels Raes, whom you may already

He's been working on SDM of dipterocarps across Borneo for some time, with
an interest in some of the same questions (at a slightly broader spatial

All the best,


On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Colin Maycock <colin_maycock at yahoo.com>wrote:

> Hi All,
> On a non-Mastwatch topic.
> I'm currently working on (with David Burslem and Eyen Khoo, John Sugau and
> Joan Pereira of the Forest Research Centre, Sabah Forestry Department) the
> conservation assessments of the Dipterocarps in Sabah. The initial focus are
> the half dozen or so endemic species, but the plan is to expand this to
> all/most of the Dipts in Sabah. We are using herbarium collection records,
> data from research plots, forest inventories and my surveys thoughout Sabah
> as locality data for use in generating ecological niche models for each
> species - with climate, altitude, soil parent material, soil type etc. being
> used as the environmental layers. The generated distribution maps are then
> compared to current forest coverage, satellite images etc. to determine
> habitat loss (with groundtruthing of both the distribution maps generated by
> the ENM and current forest coverage images where possible).
> 1) I am keen on hearing from anyone that has any or knows about other
> sources of locality data for Dipts in Sabah.
> 2) I would also be interested in expanding my conservation assessments of
> the Borneo endemics beyond Sabah. So am keen to hear from anyone that would
> be interested in collaborating/has locality data for any Borneo endemics
> from elsewhere in Borneo/that has soil maps/forest cover etc. type data for
> elsewhere in Borneo.
> Thanks
> Colin
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