SEARRP would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the participants who attended the incredibly interesting and insightful Science@SAFE 2020 conference on December 14th, 2020. It was an excellent opportunity to showcase the work coming out of the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project, one of the largest and perhaps most productive ecological experiments in the tropics.
SAFE was established in 2010, through a collaboration between Imperial College, SEARRP and the Sabah Foundation, with core funding from Malaysia’s Sime Darby Foundation – and this meeting marked the project’s 10th anniversary. For the past decade, hundreds of scientists have worked at SAFE from dozens of the world’s leading universities and the conference provided the opportunity for these scientists to present the impacts SAFE science has achieved – not just in terms of conservation and sustainable agriculture, but in supporting early-career scientists.
We also want to extend our gratitude to the Sime Darby Foundation for partnering with us and providing such generous, long term funding. This has not only paid for the collection of core datasets – but also the research infrastructure and team of field staff that has enabled us to attract a whole array of independently funded scientists and research projects supported by grants of millions of pounds.
For those of you who would like to re-watch the webinar or if you were unable to attend, the webinar has now been uploaded to YouTube and can be found here: https://youtu.be/VqTytgDyyig. Apologies to anyone who may have had trouble attending the event. If you have any questions for our speakers please feel free to email Olivia Daniel at Imperial College and she will forward questions on to the speakers. Thank you again for your participation in the conference and the follow-up break out groups, we were very happy with the event and hope that you enjoyed it as well.