We have a new paper our in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, on the net primary productivity of an old growth dipterocarp forest at Lambir, Sarawak, Borneo. This emerges from the DPhil thesis of our former student Kho Lip Khoon. Up until now all our published studies on productivity have been from Amazonia. This is the first of a wave of results that will be emerging from our current work in Asia and Africa. More papers will also been emerging from Khoon's work in Lambir. Overall this work shows that productivity is higher on the clay soils of Lambir, but lower on the sandy soils, and on the clay soils is higher than observed in Amazonia.
Kho, L. K., Y. Malhi, and S. K. S. Tan (2013), Annual budget and seasonal variation of aboveground and belowground net primary productivity in a lowland dipterocarp forest in Borneo, J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 118, 1282–1296, doi:10.1002/jgrg.20109
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Yadvinder Malhi is an ecosytem ecologist and Professor of Ecosystem Science at Oxford University