[Mastwatch] Developing El Nino

Colin Maycock sepilokdata at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 21:58:38 PDT 2012

Hi Shoko,

Thanks for the Lambir update.

Last week - we asked the Beaufort DFO to send his staff to survey the
Dipterocarpus lamellatus in the Sianggau Forest Reserve (western
Sabah, close to Lawas border)  - and at that stage there wasn't any
signs of flowering. But with your info about Lambir starting to show
signs - I will send the Rare and Threatened plant projects RA to have
a look. We are keen on getting seeds for this species as the current
known global population for this tree is 3 adults and about a dozen


did a quick survey of teh Dipts around RDC and the canopy walkway

On 8/11/12, Sakai Shoko <shokosakai at chikyu.ac.jp> wrote:
> Dear all,
> In Lambir Hills, Sarawak, my colleagues have confirmed flower buds on
> some dipterocarp species including Shorea beccariana, one of the most
> abundant dipterocarp species in the 4ha crane plot.
> So we are expecting general flowering, although the magnitude of the event
> is not clear yet. It is unusual to have flowering in Summer of the
> northern hemisphere
> in Lambir.
> Our friends also told me that local people around Bintulu observed
> intensive flowering
> of durians in July, and they expected large crop this year.
> Shoko
> Shoko SAKAI
> Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
> Motoyama 457-4, Kamigamo
> Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8047, Japan
> Tel: 075-707-2302
> Fax:075-707-2507
> E-mail: shokosakai at chikyu.ac.jp
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