Category Archives: Announcement

Seminar: Natural Selection and Evolution: Lessons from butterfly mimicry (Friday 1 February, 4 PM, LT 20)

All are welcome!  “Natural Selection and Evolution: Lessons from butterfly mimicry”, a seminar by Dr Krushnamegh Kunte Date:  1 February 2013; Time: 4 PM; Venue: LT 20, Faculty of Science (map) Abstract: Natural selection is the central tenet of evolutionary biology. A … Continue reading

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Art Garfunkel and his bright eyed crab

Apart from Beyonce’s bootylicious fly and Lady Gaga’s fern, a new species of crab from Christmas Island has been named for Art Garfunkel, in tribute to his song “Bright eyes” and one can certainly see why! The paper by Peter … Continue reading

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RMBR staff recognised in 2012’s NUS Quality Service and Faculty of Science Awards

Cheers are around us here in the Department of Biological Sciences as staff bag nine out of 20 faculty-wide spots for 2012’s NUS Quality Service and NUS Faculty of Science Awards! From RMBR alone, collections manager Kelvin, curator Siong Kiat, Scientific … Continue reading

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Seminar: Evolution of the human pygmy phenotype by Nathaniel J. Dominy (Friday 25 January, 4 PM, LT 20)

All are welcome!  “Evolution of the human pygmy phenotypes”, a seminar by Assoc. Professor Nathaniel J. Dominy Date:  25 January 2013; Time: 4 PM; Venue: LT 20, Faculty of Science (map) Abstract: Small human body size, or the ‘pygmy’ phenotype, is characteristic … Continue reading

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Closed for Christmas and New Year

The Raffles Museum will be closed on 24, 25 and 31 Dec 2012, and 1 Jan 2013. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year!

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Closure of the Public Gallery from 1st April 2013

The Public Gallery of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research is closed from 1st April 2013 in preparation for the move to the new museum. We certainly regret the inconvenience and loss of this biodiversity gallery which sees a steady … Continue reading

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Meet Pei Yan, our work attachment volunteer!

This December, we welcome Miss Heng Pei Yan from CHIJ Katong Convent, who is  spending two weeks (3–14 December) with the museum as part of her work attachment. Miss Heng is no stranger to us, being a regular and enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Job opportunity: Project Officer needed in Hong Kong and China for the Animal Release Project

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional society dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity. The Society’s membership comprises a wide range of people interested … Continue reading

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Investigating food web and trophic interactions in Singapore’s reservoirs, a seminar by Liew Jia Huan (Friday 30 Nov 2012, 10 AM, DBS Conference Room)

All are welcome to this Department of Biological Sciences PhD Qualifying Exam seminar! “Investigating food web and trophic interactions in Singapore’s reservoirs”, a seminar by graduate student Liew Jia Huan (supervisor: Asst Prof. Darren Yeo & Dr. Tan Heok Hui) from … Continue reading

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Orthoptera in the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves (Part 2): Suborder Ensifera

The second part of the Orthoptera in the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves by M. K. Tan has been published and is available for download  [PDF, 14.0 MB]. See part one, published in May here.

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