Dr Helen Morrogh-Bernard
Daphne Jackson Fellow


I am co-founder of the Orang-utan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop) and Director of Orang-utan Research. OuTrop is a not-for-profit organisation that conducts research and conservation in the Sabangau peat-swamp forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. This area contains the largest population of orang-utans in the world (~7000 individuals).

I first started working at the site in 1995 and our early efforts were focused on raising awareness of the region’s importance and working with our Indonesian partners to protect the forest, succeeding in getting protected-area status in 2004. Much of our research has since focused on the impact of illegal logging and drainage and ecological monitoring to support habitat management.

My personal focus is on orang-utan behavioural ecology. My main focus at the moment is on their social behaviour, as well as developing conservation initiatives to restore damaged areas of forest. 


PhD, MSc, BSc

Contact details

AddressThe Farmhouse
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE, UK

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