[Mastwatch] Shorea albida

Lord Cranbrook lordcranbrook at greatglemhamfarms.co.uk
Wed Mar 26 02:02:39 PDT 2014


We collected (into 70% alcohol) one sample of fallen blossom of S. albida
at S. Ingei. THis is now in London,

In a preliminary sort, we also observed a thrip in our yellow-pan
collections under flowering S. albida.

More thrips can be expected when, according to plan, Jeff Ang will be
sorting the collection in August. He will then bring items back to Brunei
for a permanent reference collection

 

From: Sepilok2010 . [mailto:sepilokdata at gmail.com] 
Sent: 25 March 2014 22:44
To: Burslem, Dr David F. R. P. (School of Biological Sciences)
Cc: Ashton, Peter; Joseph Charles; Ferry Slik; Lord Cranbrook; Mark
Leighton; mastwatch at lists.phylodiversity.net; i.baillie at tiscali.co.uk; Ang
BB; jofre.aliahmad at forestry.gov.bn
Subject: Re: [Mastwatch] Shorea albida

 

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

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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 <tel:%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.

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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] 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  

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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.

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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.

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