The entomology surface team will explore several types of ecosystems at various altitudes. The targeted areas are :
- the surroundings of the Nusa Ulan village, from the coastal area to the summits of the nearby mountains,
- the surroundings of the Wanoma village and slopes of the Seraran anticline,
- the slope of the Berari anticline along Lake Sewiki,
- the Berari summit,
- the surroundings of the Lobo village to the summit of the Lamansiere range,
- the forest surroundings of Cape Tanjung Boi,
- the underground networks of the River Mbuta.
The focus of the underground team will be more on the Seraran underground networks (Jabuenggara Cave), Berari and the region of Lake Kamaka.
The team’s interest is on the collection and study of various groups of insects and arachnids. It includes a group of scientists working in underground and soil environments, and another specialising in open air and overhead environments.
The underground group will concentrate on the diversity of collembola and arachnids, and will rely on the experience of the caving team to enter the caves and reach the oligotrophic, or conversely guano-rich microhabitats. The collecting methods are diverse, and include aspiration, trapping in cups, sieving or observation techniques. The micro fauna collected will be stored in alcohol solutions for further examination.
The surface group will assess the diversity of odonates[glossary], [glossary id='675' slug='hymenopter']hymenoptera and arachnids, from the litter to the canopy. Capture is ensured by light trapping, the use of nets, or the technique involving shaking branches into a white sheet.
All collected samples will be dried, and assembled in vew of further analysis following the same protocol set up for other zoology teams.
|Team leader||Cahyo Rahmadi||Scientist||Sampling, taxonomy, barcoding||RCB-LIPI||Indonesia|
|Team leader||Louis Deharveng||Scientist||Sampling, taxonomy||MNHN||France|
|Anne Bedos||Scientist||Sampling, taxonomy||MNHN||France|
|Arnaud Faille||Scientist||Sampling, taxonomy||MNHN||France|
|Endang Cholik||Technician||Sampling, referencing||RCB-LIPI||Indonesia|
|Evi Warikar||Scientist||Sampling, taxonomy||UNCEN Jayapura||Indonesia|
|Pungki Lupiyaningdyah||Scientist||Odonata, sampling, taxonomy||RCB-LIPI||Indonesia|
|Tony Robillard||Scientist||Sampling, taxonomy||MNHN||France|
|Wara Asfiya||Scientist||Hymenoptera, sampling, barcoding||RCB-LIPI||Indonesia|
|Yayouk R. Suhardjono||Scientist||Sampling, taxonomy, barcoding||RCB-LIPI||Indonesia|