Photos from the field:
Left: Drainage canal into a tropical peatland in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.
Above: measuring the composition of smoke from peatland fires in Peninsula Malaysia (August 2015) using an infrared spectrometer (Dr. T Smith).
Above: Group photo from 2010 fieldwork in Peru on the banks of the Amazon at San Jorge
Above: Sofie Sjogersten and Paul Aplin in the rain at San San Pondsak, Panama
Left: Simon Lewis and Greta Dargie in the field in the Congo.
Above: Sue Page meets with members of the Riau provincial government to discuss solutions to peat fires in Indonesia
Above: Presenting results of research at the Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonia Peruana (IIAP) in Iquitos, Peru
Above: Sampling a peat core at Quistococha in Peru in 2011 (left), and the lake coring platform in 2010 (right)
Above: Intact palm swamp peatland forest at Quistococha, Peru
Above: Pneumatophores (breather roots) at Quistococha peatland, Peru
Above: Peat coring at Quistococha peatland (left), and pollen traps at Buena Vista (right), Peru
Above: Natual erosion along the margin of San Jorge peatland (2012)
Above: Local use of peatland resources, including wood for charcoal, palm leaves for roof thatch, and Mauritia fruit for sale in Iquitos (where it is often turned into ice cream!). Photos taken in San Jorge village, Peru
Left: The lake at Quistococha, Peru
Above: SEM imagery showing clumps of pollen from Mauritia flexuosa and Tabebuia insignis, the two most common trees at Quistococha. We routinely work in normal light, but SEM can help to make taxonomic distinctions
Left: A trip made to Colombian peatlands (Angela Gallego-Sala, Susan Page, Dan Charman, amongst other forest enthusiasts!). Credits to Dan Charman.
Right: A person of the forest (orang hutan) in a Southeast Asian peat swamp forest.