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Restoring understory and riparian areas in oil palm plantations does not increase greenhouse gas fluxes (2024)
Journal Article

Oil palm (OP) plantations have replaced large areas of forest in the tropical landscape of Southeast Asia and are major emitters of greenhouse gases (GHGs). To move towards more environmentally friendly plantation management, a hopeful approach is to... Read More about Restoring understory and riparian areas in oil palm plantations does not increase greenhouse gas fluxes.

The Cool Farm Biodiversity metric: an evidence-based online tool to report and improve management of biodiversity at farm scale (2024)
Journal Article

Halting biodiversity loss and achieving food security are both aims of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but there is complex interplay between them. Agriculture drives biodiversity loss, but biodiversity provides benefits t... Read More about The Cool Farm Biodiversity metric: an evidence-based online tool to report and improve management of biodiversity at farm scale.

How do management decisions impact butterfly assemblages in smallholding oil palm plantations in Peninsular Malaysia? (2024)
Journal Article

In the world's leading palm oil-producing countries (Indonesia and Malaysia), smallholders make up about 40 per cent of total oil palm plantation area. Management in smallholdings can be highly variable, ranging from intensive monoculture to polycult... Read More about How do management decisions impact butterfly assemblages in smallholding oil palm plantations in Peninsular Malaysia?.

The effects of land-use change on semi-aquatic bugs (Gerromorpha, Hemiptera) in rainforest streams in Sabah, Malaysia (2024)
Journal Article

Land‐use change and agricultural expansion have caused marked biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia, but impacts on freshwater communities have been very little studied. Semi‐aquatic bugs are abundant in streams, provide prey for many other animals, an... Read More about The effects of land-use change on semi-aquatic bugs (Gerromorpha, Hemiptera) in rainforest streams in Sabah, Malaysia.

The impacts of within-stream physical structure and riparian buffer strips on semi-aquatic bugs in Southeast Asian oil palm (2024)
Journal Article

Despite the diverse ecosystem services that forested stream margins (“riparian buffer strips”) can provide in agricultural landscapes, understanding of their biodiversity impacts in the tropics is lacking. Stream invertebrates support many ecosystem... Read More about The impacts of within-stream physical structure and riparian buffer strips on semi-aquatic bugs in Southeast Asian oil palm.

Understory vegetation supports more abundant and diverse butterfly communities in oil palm plantations (2023)
Journal Article

Introduction: The cultivation of oil palm, from which palm oil, the world’s most widely traded vegetable oil, is processed, has had marked effects on ecosystems and native species across the tropics. While declines in biodiversity due to conversion t... Read More about Understory vegetation supports more abundant and diverse butterfly communities in oil palm plantations.