Director’s Message

A very warm welcome to Sarawak Tropical Peat Research Institute (TROPI) website – a window on both TROPI’s and the Sarawak Government’s ongoing commitment towards the conservation, wise use and responsible management of its peat and peatland resources for the benefits of our present and future generations.

The TROPI website aims to:

  • disseminate our mission to discover and develop scientific knowledge to promote the understanding of tropical peatlands
  • create awareness of our research activities and collaborations, both national and international
  • connect people with the same interests
These measures will eventually facilitate effective and responsible management of tropical peatland resources not only in Sarawak but elsewhere in the tropics.

In the quest to further enhance the management and conservation of these resources, we welcome research collaborations with both national and international research organizations. These not only provide new knowledge and understanding that will help to enhance our advisory services to support all stakeholders and the State’s socioeconomic growth, but also aid young researchers who want to jump start their research skills, expertise and competencies.

Since early 2021, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced a ‘new normal’ in Sarawak, with most activities going online, TROPI researchers have remained committed to their ongoing field studies – one of the components that yield invaluable results. Going forward, TROPI is an organisation that is confident of overcoming any further challenges in its desire to be a world leader in tropical peat research.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

Thank you.

Datu Dr Lulie Melling FASc