Monthly Archives: March 2010

Natural history museum might not be at UTown (LHZB, 30 March 2010)

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NUS watching museum plans (The Straits Times, 30 March 2010)

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The Crab Team

Two longtime friends of the RMBR are back in town – Prof Danièle Guinot (Emeritus Professor, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, France) and Dr Paul Clark (Researcher in the Crustacea Research Group, The Natural History Museum (NHM), London). This time, Danièle … Continue reading

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Dr Benoît Dayrat

Dr Benoît Dayrat, Assistant Professor at the School of Natural Sciences, University of California, at Merced, USA is visiting RMBR from 29 Mar to 17 Apr 2010. He is here to collect marine pulmonates (intertidal snails) in the Onchidiidae family. … Continue reading

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$24m shortfall hits new building plans (The Straits Times, 27 March 2010)

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Tropical Rainforest Restoration course by the Organization for Tropical Studies

The Organization for Tropical Studies is offering a short specialty course in Indonesia, July 9-18, prior to the 2010 annual meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Bali. The course will offer an introduction to the … Continue reading

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Prof Masanaru Takai

Prof Masanaru Takai, from the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, visited RMBR from 23 to 26 Mar 2010. Prof Takai is a paleontologist specializing in the family Cercopithecidae of primates, which are the Old World Monkeys. Prof Takai is here … Continue reading

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Galapagos of the Indian Ocean: Christmas Island, Kingdom of Crabs

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Mr Tan Seng Chye

Mr Tan Seng Chye dropped by RMBR for a visit and chat on 18 Mar 2010. A former ambassador for Singapore, Mr Tan is currently a Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU. Mr Tan was … Continue reading

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“The forgotten science: a role for natural history in the twenty-first century?”

“The forgotten science: a role for natural history in the twenty-first century?” by Beehler, Bruce M., J. Field Ornithol. 81(1):1–4, 2010. Excerpt – … the study of biology has gradually shifted from the field to the molecular lab, and the … Continue reading

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