Volcanoes, mosquitos and palm oil

This month Farnon travelled out to Bali for the RSPO’s Annual RT Conference. Although the conference was indeed an excellent opportunity to network and discuss exciting new avenues for our research. It was somewhat overshadowed by the angry Bali Volcano, Mt Agnung, which seemed determined to hamper proceedings of the conference. Farnon was eventually joined by Josie, who had travelled direct from fieldwork in Malaysia, and the two were able to attend the conference together. There never seems to be a dull day for the team at Ellwood Lab!


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