Malaysia

The Baran river and the landscape of Borneo

Global studies have ascertained that Southeast Asian have sediment loads one to two orders of magnitude greater than rivers draining other mountainous areas of the world.

The sea-level database (81 index points and 12 limiting data) from the Malay-Thai Peninsula reveal an upward trend of Holocene relative sea level from a minimum of -22 m at 9.7 – 9.2 ka to a

Junk Food Demand Fuels Massive Deforestation in S.E. Asia, S. America

Edible vegetable oil, produced from oil palm and soybeans, is a key ingredient in junk food like chips and ice cream. Although these foods have little to no nutritional value, global consumption is on the rise, resulting in an increase in demand for vegetable oil. This has become a serious issue because large areas of land in Southeast Asia and South America have to be cleared to make way for oil palm and soybean crops.

This project will be conducting fieldwork in Malaysia to study sea level change throughout the past 8,000 years.

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