Impacts of human disturbance on forests in south east Asia

source: Cambridge University     2016年4月14日
How has human disturbance impacted on tropical forests of Malaysian Borneo? Dr Tommaso Jucker, postdoc in the Department of Plant Sciences, discusses how, using remote sensing technology, he is collaborating with other disciplines and NGOs that complement each other’s areas of expertise to understand what happens to a forest when it has been so severely degraded.

This film is one of a series of eight that showcases the extent that conservation-related research is embedded in a wide range of academic fields and involves collaboration with non-academic partners beyond the University. The films are produced by the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI), which was established in October 2013 to foster a cross-disciplinary approach within the University of Cambridge.

“Conservation is primarily underpinned by human behaviour and it is therefore vital to understand the social factors, such as cultural drivers or geographical patterns, which shape our environment, as well as developing our biological and scientific knowledge.” Dr Bhaskar Vira, Director of UCCRI.

Creative Director
Alison Harvey
University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute
Video, Sound and Edit by Toby Smith
UCCRI - Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence 2015/2016

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