Fae

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First Posed at Lambir Hills National Park.
Hi! I'm Fae, actually it is stand for my given name; Fikty Aprilinayati, plus first name of my father.

I graduated from Biology Faculty of Universitas Nasional. My dissertation was “Fruits Eating Behaviour and Potential of Seeds Dispersal by Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii in Tuanan Research Station, Central Kalimantan”. Nowadays, I am working as primary school teaching staff in one of international school. I decided to become an educator so that I could inspire children to learn, just as my teachers fostered my love of knowledge. My favorite quote is by Tennyson; "Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers". By joining this course I hope I could have new and more knowledge also experiences in fieldwork, theory, analysis skill and outreach skill in nature conservation. My interest lay on nature conservations. I feel really sad to see illegal logging, it is harmful. I wish all people around the world could take care of our nature, before our natural resources extinct from our lovely Earth. I also love to take pictures in every moment I see great object for my snap shot. In the future I hope to do any work in conservations.




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Lambir Research Project

Nepenthes (known as Kantong semar or Periuk kera) Project Abstract

Nepenthes gracilis is a carnivorous plant species that traps insects inside specialized leaves known as pitchers. Pitcher morphology is highly variable in pitcher length and capacity, and insect yield within pitchers is also variable. We surveyed three sites with varying habitats: roadside, next to a trail, and in secondary forest. We measured the effects of the environmental factors of sunlight levels and soil type on pitcher morphology as well as insect yield. We also compared pitcher morphology to insect yield. Our results indicate a strong correlation between location and morphological traits; there was likewise a strong correlation between pitcher capacity and insect yield. Overall, our data indicate that pitcher capacity and length are the mechanisms driving variation in insect yield, with environmental factors as the ultimate cause of morphological changes.

Nepenthes Team
















Gaya Research Project

Reef habitat partitioning in Chaetodontidae


Many similar species within the same habitat exhibit specialization in feeding preference to avoid direct competition. The reefs within Tengku Abdul Rahman Marine Protected Area, Sabah, Malaysia are home to several members within the Family Chaetodontidae (butterflyfishes) and it is expected that they prefer prey found on different substrates. This would lead to habitat partitioning of closely related fish species across the reef habitat. Partitioning was measured at two sites within the Marine Protected Area by recording each substrate associated with pecking behavior. Individuals belonging to 10 species were observed for 5 minutes and all substrate types where pecking behavior was observed were recorded. Substrates were categorized into 9 major types. Data was analyzed with histograms and a cluster dendrogram. The most abundant fish species traveled to all major substrate types within the reef. Conversely, the other 9 species showed strong association with particular substrates while feeding. This variation in feeding preference of the Chaetodontid species in the Tengku Abdul Rahman Marine Protected Area indicated that habitat partitioning occurs.

Come on search the Butterfly Fish!













Maliau Basin Research Project

Me and dragonfly lovers













Focal Taxon: Rattans

rattans



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