The SAFE Project is one of the largest ecological experiments in the world. We are studying how biodiversity and ecosystem function change as forests are modified by human activities. As well as studying the change, we also explore whether preserving sections of forest within modified landscapes and around waterways can protect biodiversity and ecosystem function, and how much protection is needed to be effective.
SAFE is one of three large-scale field experiments managed by the South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP), and represents a close collaboration with Imperial College London and local partners. Our scientific research encompasses expertise from many institutions, each running interlinked projects to better understand the ecology of changing landscapes. At the moment, there are: