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THE BRINCC EXPEDITION:Biodiversity monitoring, social research, and conservation inthe rainforests of Central BorneoPeter ...
Outline• About BRINCC Expedition• Community Focus• Social Team Research• Biodiversity Team• Future of BRINCCLogo Logo     ...
About BRINCC ExpeditionWho are we?BRINCC is an independent scientific organization working with local communitiesto protec...
About BRINCC ExpeditionOverall Research Aims• Document the flora and fauna of the Murung River?• Identify how distribution...
About BRINCC ExpeditionLogo
About BRINCC ExpeditionLogo
About BRINCC ExpeditionLogo
About BRINCC Expedition        Biodiversity Team   Social TeamLogo
About BRINCC Expedition       Social Team       •   Participatory Mapping       •   Resource and land use       •   Politi...
About BRINCC Expedition                 People Oriented Research• Participatory and GIS mapping of   • Community forest an...
Why engage with local communities?       •    Building good relations       •    Mutual benefit       •    Local knowledge...
BRINCC Social Research             SocializationLogo
BRINCC Social Research           Participatory mappingLogo
BRINCC Social Research                    Resource Use and Land Use • Focus Group Discussions (e.g. timelines and seasonal...
BRINCC Social Research                           Social Anthropology   • Aim: to understand how habitats   and species rel...
BRINCC Social Research                               Political Ecology• To understand the process bywhich land rights, min...
BRINCC Social Research                        Livelihood Economics • Analyse the transition between subsistence and market...
Training and Capacity Building       Local People       • GPS training       • Biological         Research       • Local t...
Tumbang Tujang Village ForestLogo
Tumbang Tujang Village ForestLogo
Borah ForestLogo
0315: Wake up                      Daily Routine0330: Go into the field for gibbon triangulation0400: Arrive at gibbon lis...
BioQuip Products Sponsorship"BioQuip Products is pleased to have our collecting gear and books be part of theBRINCC Expedi...
Butterfly ResearchLogo
Butterfly Research                                 Bootstrapped Species Accumulation Curves                    35         ...
DNA Barcoding with BOLDLogo
Frogs• 37 species recorded• 1 potentially new species, and 2 extremely rare records• Highest diversity in pristine Borah f...
Forest NightlifeLogo
Birds Diversity • 223 species • 16 endemics (50 in Borneo)     • Bora = 13     • Tumbang Tujang = 6     • Kalasin = 4 Mark...
Large Mammals• 10 mammals recorded on camera traps       •   Bearded pig       •   Bornean muntjac       •   Common porcup...
Primates   • 8 species identifiedLogo
Primates • Density estimates for gibbons =1.59-3.04 groups/km2Logo
SMALL MAMMALS• 10 species were identified• IUCN Red List Data Deficient Chestnut-Bellied Rat (Maxomys  ochraceiventer)Logo
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Current WorksLogo
Future2012• Summer – Expedition members return to villages to present results and  discuss future initiatives• Publish res...
Follow us!       Website: www.brinccexpedition.org       Blog: brinccexpedition.blogspot.com       Facebook: Search Pages ...
THANK YOU!To our sponsors and supporters www.brinccexpedition.org
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Presentation given by Peter Houlihan to the Maryland Entomological Society on behalf of BRINCC Expedition 2011

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  1. 1. THE BRINCC EXPEDITION:Biodiversity monitoring, social research, and conservation inthe rainforests of Central BorneoPeter R. HoulihanDepartment of Behavioral BiologyThe Johns Hopkins UniversityProject Leader – Entomology, BRINCC www.brinccexpedition.org www.brinccexpedition.org
  2. 2. Outline• About BRINCC Expedition• Community Focus• Social Team Research• Biodiversity Team• Future of BRINCCLogo Logo www.brinccexpedition.org 2
  3. 3. About BRINCC ExpeditionWho are we?BRINCC is an independent scientific organization working with local communitiesto protect a remote rainforest ecosystem in Indonesian BorneoLogo
  4. 4. About BRINCC ExpeditionOverall Research Aims• Document the flora and fauna of the Murung River?• Identify how distribution and abundance of biodiversity varies across forests of differing levels of disturbance• Determine if gibbon population densities are influenced by vegetation characteristics in the area?• Assess the level of human disturbance in the area, and how resource mapping and other social techniques can be used to identify local needs along the Murung river?Logo
  5. 5. About BRINCC ExpeditionLogo
  6. 6. About BRINCC ExpeditionLogo
  7. 7. About BRINCC ExpeditionLogo
  8. 8. About BRINCC Expedition Biodiversity Team Social TeamLogo
  9. 9. About BRINCC Expedition Social Team • Participatory Mapping • Resource and land use • Political Ecology • Economics of resource use • Anthropology Biodiversity Team • Gibbons • Amphibians • Butterflies • Small Mammals • Nocturnal Mammals • BirdsLogo • Botany
  10. 10. About BRINCC Expedition People Oriented Research• Participatory and GIS mapping of • Community forest and traditional forest • Sites of cultural and spiritual importance • Ecosystem services• Social science research focussing on • Land use by local people • Livelihoods and forest resources • Economic value of forest resources to communities • The political ecology of land use by local people and companies Biodiversity Surveys in Community ForestLogo
  11. 11. Why engage with local communities? • Building good relations • Mutual benefit • Local knowledge, history, background and context • It’s their land! • Poor and remote, marginalised communities Without local communities the landscape doesn’t make any sense • Influencing spatial planning process • Community prioritised conservation • High Conservation Value (HCV) assessmentsLogo
  12. 12. BRINCC Social Research SocializationLogo
  13. 13. BRINCC Social Research Participatory mappingLogo
  14. 14. BRINCC Social Research Resource Use and Land Use • Focus Group Discussions (e.g. timelines and seasonal calendars) •Formal and informal interviews •Questionnaires •Types of forest and use patterns •Species used for food, medicine, trade, construction, fuel etcLogo
  15. 15. BRINCC Social Research Social Anthropology • Aim: to understand how habitats and species relate to traditional culture. •Participant observation •Informal Interviews. •Researchers were postgraduate students from same ethnic background.Logo
  16. 16. BRINCC Social Research Political Ecology• To understand the process bywhich land rights, mining andlogging concessions are granted•Understanding the powerrelations between and within thecommunity regarding decisionmaking•Tracing the investment andsupply chains for extractiveresources•Mapping the actors andstakeholders involvedLogo
  17. 17. BRINCC Social Research Livelihood Economics • Analyse the transition between subsistence and market based economy •Gain understanding of local perspectives on impacts on livelihoods and forest •Understand concerns and benefits of resource extraction to the local communitiesLogo
  18. 18. Training and Capacity Building Local People • GPS training • Biological Research • Local to Latin Names Students • Research Design • Fieldwork Experience • Data AnalysisLogo
  19. 19. Tumbang Tujang Village ForestLogo
  20. 20. Tumbang Tujang Village ForestLogo
  21. 21. Borah ForestLogo
  22. 22. 0315: Wake up Daily Routine0330: Go into the field for gibbon triangulation0400: Arrive at gibbon listening post0930: Return to camp from gibboning and eat breakfast1030: Check butterfly traps1330: Return for lunch or eat in the field, then continue with traps1630: Return to camp to ID specimens and relax1900: Dinner2000: Frogging and/or nocturnal mammal surveys2300: Sleep.Logo
  23. 23. BioQuip Products Sponsorship"BioQuip Products is pleased to have our collecting gear and books be part of theBRINCC Expedition. As the premier producer of entomological supplies, BioQuip hasbeen dedicated to advancing the study of insects by providing quality products, booksand customer service for 64 years" Logo www.bioquip.com
  24. 24. Butterfly ResearchLogo
  25. 25. Butterfly Research Bootstrapped Species Accumulation Curves 35 30 25Number of Species 20 15 Tumbang Tujang Borah Forest 10 5 0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Sampling DayLogo
  26. 26. DNA Barcoding with BOLDLogo
  27. 27. Frogs• 37 species recorded• 1 potentially new species, and 2 extremely rare records• Highest diversity in pristine Borah forest, followed closely by Tumbang Tujang village forest• Lowest diversity and abundance in Kalasin unprotected forest Logo
  28. 28. Forest NightlifeLogo
  29. 29. Birds Diversity • 223 species • 16 endemics (50 in Borneo) • Bora = 13 • Tumbang Tujang = 6 • Kalasin = 4 Marketable SpeciesLogo
  30. 30. Large Mammals• 10 mammals recorded on camera traps • Bearded pig • Bornean muntjac • Common porcupine • Greater mouse deer • Mouse deer • Pig-tailed macaque • Red langur • Sambar deer • Short-tailed Mongoose • Squirrel• 6 additional species from signs or sightings • Clouded Leopard • Marbled cat • Banded palm civet • Sun bear • Leopard cat • Otter • Small- toothed palm civetLogo
  31. 31. Primates • 8 species identifiedLogo
  32. 32. Primates • Density estimates for gibbons =1.59-3.04 groups/km2Logo
  33. 33. SMALL MAMMALS• 10 species were identified• IUCN Red List Data Deficient Chestnut-Bellied Rat (Maxomys ochraceiventer)Logo
  34. 34. Logo
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  36. 36. Current WorksLogo
  37. 37. Future2012• Summer – Expedition members return to villages to present results and discuss future initiatives• Publish results in scientific journals• Networking at conferences2013• Expedition tentatively planned back to Murung RayaNext Few Years• Provide thorough standards for Environmental Impact Assessments to be conducted by mining and logging companies in the area, and offer to carry out these studies• Establish GPS and GIS training programs for Indonesians• Design additional education programs for students• Develop a scholarship program for students to join expeditionsLogo
  38. 38. Follow us! Website: www.brinccexpedition.org Blog: brinccexpedition.blogspot.com Facebook: Search Pages Twitter: twitter.com/BRINCCexpedLogo
  39. 39. THANK YOU!To our sponsors and supporters www.brinccexpedition.org

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