Maple attended the EGU conference in Vienna and presented her PhD thesis chapter on geophysical and anthropogenic drivers of global fire emissions. She received good feedback and also spoke with esteemed fire scientists present at the conference. Anushka made the long journey to ATBC in Colombia and presented her PhD research on cashew agricultural systems in the Western Ghats. Her talk was well received by the audience and she took a well deserved break birdwatching in forests.
The relaxing of travel restrictions to Singapore allowed for more visitors to drop by and pay a visit. We were happy to welcome Dr. Stuart Smith back from Europe and host an overdue get-together among the Tier 2 peat research team in Singapore. Great to catch up with everyone, celebrate the work we have done and plan for future outreach activities as well as papers in the pipeline.
We also had the opportunity to meet up with Dr. Diana Chalil from Universitas Sumatera Utara to discuss our Tier 1 palm oil supply chain research project and catch up over a nice dinner at Suntec City Mall. We hope to make a visit to Medan someday!