[Mastwatch] Shorea albida

Sepilok2010 . sepilokdata at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 15:43:53 PDT 2014


David (and anyone else),


If your crew can get some flower samples from anything that is flowering
and put them in alcohol it would be greatly appreciated. Brigitte Fiala and
Arthur Chung (Forest Research Centre) are interested in solving our Thrip
identification issues. I have loads of volunteers to help sort any material
that is collected.

On a non-Mastwatch note: I am currently with the School of International
Tropical Forestry at Uni Malaysia Sabah and we are looking at recruiting a
couple of new staff members to our program - particularly to help teach in
the areas of Biometrics, Scientific Writing and forest engineering.  The
appointment would be at the Senior Lecture, Associate Professor or
Professor level depending on experience. If anyone is interested (or knows
of potential candidates) - then drop me a line and I can provide further
details.

Also if anyone is (or has students) doing field work in Sabah or Sarawak
and needs volunteers - I have a load of students within my programs
interested in gaining experience. They would be available to help in the
field during the long break from July to September and also potentially in
the break between semesters in last weeks of Jan to mid Feb.



Thanks

Colin Maycock
School of International Tropical Forestry
Universiti Malaysia Sabah


On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 6:44 PM, Burslem, Dr David F. R. P. (School of
Biological Sciences) <d.burslem at abdn.ac.uk> wrote:

>  I'm in Danum right now and can confirm that there have been dry
> conditions throughout February, and March to date, according to the
> long-term residents. Dryobalanops has flowered and trees on the 50 ha plot
> are now in fruit, and there's a partial on-going flowering of Parashorea
> and Shorea leprosula, but no evidence yet of a general flowering on the
> scale of 2010.
>
>
>
> David Burslem
>
>
>
> *From:* mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net [mailto:
> mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net] *On Behalf Of *Ashton, Peter
> *Sent:* 25 March 2014 09:58
> *To:* Joseph Charles; Ferry Slik; Lord Cranbrook; Mark Leighton;
> mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net; i.baillie at tiscali.co.uk
>
> *Cc:* 'Ang BB'; jofre.aliahmad at forestry.gov.bn
> *Subject:* Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
>
>
>
> Hi ewverybody,
>
>
>
> All interesting, including Colin (Maycock?) at Danum who says there has
> been little drought up there to date, - out of kilter with Sunda further
> west as so often. But there is another potentially intriguing aspect of
> this issue which UBD sleuths can get on to, and for which I have brought
> Ian Baillie in as he has had an interest in the coastal climate of NW
> Borneo: Primary seringawan forest should evapotranspire roughly as much
> vapour as the sea surface, so where is the climatic coastline, on the true
> sea front or at the back of swamps where extensive? Of course coastal
> development, and conversion to oil palm down the coast, wil laffect this.
> But, if the climatic coastline is at the back of the swamp, that might
> explain why swamps flower at different times from inland forests.
>
>
>
> And Joe (it is always good to hear from you!), what has happened to what
> was left of Andulau, by far the most important forest for conservation from
> a tree species endemism perspective (and probably a lot more, such as soil
> fauna and flora, and arthropods, besides)?
>
>
>
> Peter
>  ------------------------------
>
> *From:* Joseph Charles [magpierobin68 at yahoo.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:26 AM
> *To:* Ferry Slik; Lord Cranbrook; Ashton, Peter; Mark Leighton;
> mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
> *Cc:* 'Ang BB'; jofre.aliahmad at forestry.gov.bn
> *Subject:* Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
>
> Peter,  Vast expanses of the* S. albida *swamp which you had  earlier
> visited have all disappeared giving place to highways and low cost housing.
> Whether there is regeneration at all in the remaining tall alan stands
> needs to be investigated.
>
>
>
> joe
>
> *Dr. Joseph K. Charles *
>
> *Tel. +673 8822322 <%2B673%208822322>*
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Monday, 24 March 2014, 21:55, Ferry Slik <ferryslik at hotmail.com> wrote:
>
> Yes, it has been dry for the last month, but the month before that was
> exceptionally wet, with many places of Brunei flooded for several weeks!
>
> I will take a better look in these peat swamps. Last time was actually my
> first visit to a peat swamp ever. We stopped along the water pipeline road
> and only went in about a hundred meters..... I noticed that there were no
> small trees because I wanted to take some pictures of the Shorea, so in the
> end I just collected some fallen leaves and flowers and took some
> pictures....
>
> Regards,
>
> Ferry Slik
> Associate Professor
> Faculty of Science
> Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
> Jln Tungku Link, Gadong, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam.
>
> Website
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>    ------------------------------
>
> From: lordcranbrook at greatglemhamfarms.co.uk
> To: pashton at oeb.harvard.edu; markleighton9 at yahoo.com;
> ferryslik at hotmail.com; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
> CC: magpierobin68 at yahoo.com; ang.beebiaw at gmail.com;
> jofre.aliahmad at forestry.gov.bn
> Subject: RE: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
> Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:37:01 +0000
>
> THe drought this year was as serious in Brunei as elsewhere  in Malesia.
>
> It broke in Singapore with heavy rain on 16th March, but by then I was no
> longer ion Brunei so can't say what has happened there.
>
> The Belait river and its tributary Ingei were near record low level
>
> But in the Ingei Protection forest area, the kerapa-swamp forest remained
> damp underfoot
>
>
>
> *From:* mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net [
> mailto:mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net<mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net>]
> *On Behalf Of *Ashton, Peter
> *Sent:* 24 March 2014 10:04
> *To:* Mark Leighton; Ferry Slik; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
>
>
>
> Dear Ferry, mark, Gathorne and Kit!
>
> Mass flowering of Shorea albida occasionally does coincide with mass
> flowering in the upland forest, but is much less frequent, as you say, and
> on occasion does not coincide. I read here (in European news) that fires
> are raging again in Sumatra: Is there evidence of drought in Brunei,
> and are there any other dipterocarps flowering?
>
> The regeneration of *S. albida *is intriguing. Did you go far into the
> swamp, Ferry? Seedling regeneration and pole sized trees have rarely been
> observed in the tall alan (seringawan) stands behind the coast (Anderson's
> phasic community 2), but does occur, patchily, in p.c. 3-4. But I did
> observe vigorous regeneration on the banks of the fresh drainage cut behind
> Seria, as it was in 2002. Is it still there? Could it be that increasing
> eustatic sea level is backing up water in the swamp periphery?
>
> Peter
>   ------------------------------
>
> *From:* mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net [
> mastwatch-bounces at lists.phylodiversity.net] on behalf of Mark Leighton [
> markleighton9 at yahoo.com]
> *Sent:* Saturday, March 22, 2014 8:14 PM
> *To:* Ferry Slik; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
> *Subject:* Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
>
> Ferry,
>
> that's exactly the same for GP--- I recall plotting the dbh class
> frequency distributions some years ago for our peat Shorea, and amazingly,
> they formed cohorts with spaced dbh peaks 10-15 cm apart... I was shocked
> as this indicated recruitment might be what--- every 30, 40 years, given
> the expected slow growth rates?
>
> fascinating... Mark
>
>
>
> On Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:16 PM, Ferry Slik <ferryslik at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> For what I heard, this is the first time in a very long time (more than 10
> years) that these Shorea's are flowering..... The funny thing is that there
> are only large trees, I couldn't find a single seedling, sapling or
> pole..... How is that in the peats of Gunung Palung?
>
> Regards,
>
> Ferry Slik
> Associate Professor
> Faculty of Science
> Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
> Jln Tungku Link, Gadong, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam.
>
> Website
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>
> Plants of Southeast Asia
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>
> Asian plant species synonym website
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>    ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:09:38 +0800
> From: markleighton9 at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida
> To: ferryslik at hotmail.com; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net
>
> Dear Ferry,
>
> I think not all peat swamps are the same or follow the same pattern.  For
> at least the period 1983-2000, the common peat  species at Gunung Palung,
> Shorea uliginosa, never flowered, despite being represented by many very
> large trees.  Cam Webb or Andy Marshall might have observations since 2000.
>  Peat at our research site was shallow, a meter deep or so...
>
> Very long masting cycles that vary by species and productivity?
>
> best regards, Mark Leighton
>
>
>
> On Thursday, March 20, 2014 7:54 PM, Ferry Slik <ferryslik at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> I just went to a peat swamp in Brunei and almost all the Shorea albida
> were flowering! The whole forest floor was covered with flowers!
>
> Not sure if peat swamps follow a normal Mast pattern though....
>
> Regards,
>
> Ferry Slik
> Associate Professor
> Faculty of Science
> Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
> Jln Tungku Link, Gadong, BE1410, Brunei Darussalam.
>
> Website
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>
> Plants of Southeast Asia
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>
> Asian plant species synonym website
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