Past trips

June 2015 South Africa – Along the coast between Mozambique and Richards Bay. Amazing coastal dune forests separated from each other by sugar cane, huge needle leaf plantations, and other things.


April 2014 Nairobi to Shimba Hills National Reserve: via Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park some amazing crater lake, and Mida Creek Mangroves


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August 2013 Malaysian Borneo – the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project 

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April 2013 and March 2014 Capacity Training ‘Earth observation data for vegetation applications’ provided by Marion and Phil. Where? ICIPE Campus, Nairobi. Fieldwork? in lovely inner-city Karura Forest Reserve. Funding? through ICIPE CHIESA project.

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April 2013 From Nairobi to Mt Elgon: passing Mau Forests (Kenya’s water towers), well-studied Kakamega Forest Reserve and Lake Victoria

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June 2012 From Nairobi (Kenya) to Jimma (Ethiopia): through the desert and beyond and back – passing border towns (Moyale), Omo River Valley (now threatened by GIBE III), Lake Turkana (declining water levels expected due to GIBE III) and populated southern highlands of Ethiopia. Keep updated on GIBE III impacts on Lake Turkana’s communities and Omo River’s communities. And if you haven’t heard about land grab and international land use displacement yet, read up on these issues: Meyfroid et al. 2010 PNAS, Weinzettel et a. 2013 Glob Environ Change.

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June 2011 From Nairobi to Marsabit Mountain (Kenya)

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July 2010 From Dar Es Salaam to the Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania: via Morogoro

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On the road


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January 2010 From Nairobi in Kenya to Moshi in Tanzania: passing Amboselie National Park and the Usambara Mountains in the Eastern Arc Mountains.


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