The SAFE Project wiki

A shared workspace for documenting information and research at the SAFE project

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The Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) project is a large scale ecological experiment in the rainforests of Malaysisan Borneo. It was set up to explore:

  1. the effects of forest modification on ecological processes,
  2. the role of forest fragments in mitigating logging impacts, and
  3. the effects of logging on the ecology and hydrology of waterways.

Research directions at SAFE have expanded into a hugely multidisciplinary collaborative network, involving researchers from several large scale consortia. To read more about the project and ongoing research, please visit the SAFE project homepage here:

In addition to research being carried out directly by staff in the SAFE project, the NERC Human Modified Tropical Forests programme has two major research consortia that are working at SAFE and in the broader landscape.

  • BALI: Biodiversity And Land-use Impacts on tropical ecosystem function
  • LOMBOK: Land-use Options for Maintaining BiOdiversity and eKosystem functions

The SAFE Wiki

This wiki site is an experiment in providing a shared knowledge base for researchers working at the SAFE project and in the surrounding landscape. The wiki uses the software to create and serve community created webpages of information and documentation about their research. The aims are to:

  1. Provide a shared knowledge base for core research information about SAFE.
  2. Facilitate collaboration between projects and researchers.
  3. Avoid duplication of effort in creating key data files and inputs.
  4. Promote reproducible research by providing a space to share the code used to create data files and inputs.
  5. Do all of this in a simple and quick way using simple Wiki syntax.

Using a wiki

This is very much an experiment at the moment but the idea is that it can be a collective notebook on group research and activities. You're not going to want to put everything up here but if you're creating a file or some code that other group members (or external project members) might use, then here is a place to put it.

If you've not used a wiki before, the basic idea is that the wiki creates webpages from very simple markup that allows you to just type text and use a few bits of syntax to create links and the like.

The basic idea is not for internationally acclaimed web design but quick and simple capture of documentation and ideas that will benefit the group research.

For information on using wikis:

Getting an account

Anyone can view the site but to edit pages and add content you will need to get an account. Wiki sites often have a link to register directly, but unfortunately these get spammed a lot, so email the SAFE admin to request an account if you want to contribute.

If you do want to contribute to the wiki then that is great but do remember that this is a live public wiki and anything you put up here is visible to anyone.

Installed wiki Extensions

Dokuwiki has a large number of plugin extensions available (which only the administrators can install). At the moment, we have the following:

  • move: Renaming files and namespaces in a wiki breaks links - this extension just automates the process of renaming links to allow this if we do want to restructure content.
  • wrap: Wiki syntax is a bit limited in what it can achieve - this extension provides a simple syntax <WRAP class> ... </WRAP> that provides simple alert boxes, centring and a host of other goodies.
  • navi: Provides a nested menu structure, defined in the navigationmenu wiki page.
  • logstats: Recording site access for monitoring traffic.
  • MathJax: Use of mathematical notation in wiki pages.
This is our wiki software. There are many like it, but this one is ours.
start.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/16 11:46 by david_orme