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A day in the life of a Body Collector (28 April 2010)

Received an sms at 9:59 am from a friend (Azmi) who had spotted a pangolin (Manis javanicus) road kill along Lornie Road. Got further details with regards to the road kill – after PIE exit, after SICC towards Thomson Road, … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Invasion Biology (Ant Ecology)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Invasion Biology (Ant Ecology), Christmas Island, Indian Ocean The Department of Botany, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research in Invasion Biology on Christmas Island. Over the last decade, supercolonies … Continue reading

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A Big Affair!

It was a big affair for sure. Once-a-year ‘Lo Hei’ was here again on 6 Feb 2009! Before noon, all too familiar faces started to trickle in, and the gush camed along with the arrival of the food near lunch … Continue reading

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New Philippines Crabs Stamps!

A set of Philippines stamps were released on 19 December 2008, and it’s no ordinary stamps. These stamps depicts newly discovered crabs from the expeditions to Panglao in which the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, NUS was part of. The … Continue reading

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In praise of … Latin binomials

Let us salute the taxonomists who on the Fijian island of Mba, spotted a new snail and named it Ba humbugi. Editorial The Guardian, Tuesday 23 December 2008 Article history Newspaper style books discourage italics, which is why, when taxonomists … Continue reading

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Swire PhD Scholarships

Applications are now invited for two prestigious PhD scholarships tenable at The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), namely ‘The James Henry Scott Hong Kong PhD Scholarship‘ and ‘The Swire Hong Kong PhD … Continue reading

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NUS High Field Ecology Trip in Tioman

Dr. Tan Heok Hui, the RMBR’s Research Officer and NUS lecturer went on a field trip with NUS High from the 8 August to 11 August 2008. The trip was to aid NUS High run their field ecology course, a … Continue reading

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“Enticement”

To commemorate the 5th International Hornbill Conference, William T. Cooper has been commissioned to paint the Oriental Pied Hornbill, the only species of Hornbill found wild in Singapore. This species is also the subject of study by the Singapore Hornbill … Continue reading

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Birthday and Farewell Party for Dr. Maurice Kottelat

Dr. Maurice Kottelat has been in the RMBR for 6 months for his research, and shared much joy with all the staff. He has now left RMBR, but not before he hosted a farewell party. Coincidentally, it was his birthday … Continue reading

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