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Research Visitors for
Mar to Nov
2004

Name: Dr John Markham
Affliliation: Arch Cape Marine Laboratory, Oregon USA
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of Isopoda Bopyridae
Duration: 2-6 Mar 2004
Host: A/P Peter Ng/Mr Yeo Keng Loo

Name: Dr M. K. Pandit
Affliliation: Centre for Inter-disciplinary Studies of Mountain & Hill Environment, University of Delhi, India
Research topic: Relationship between polyploidy and invasiveness of common weeds in Singapore
Duration: 21 Jun-21 Jul 2004
Host: A/P Hugh Tan

Name: Dr Dwi Listyo Rahayu
Affliliation: Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of hermit crabs
Duration: Jul 2004
Host: A/P Peter Ng

Name: Ms Akiko Hayashida
Affliliation: Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of squirrels
Duration: Jul 2004
Host: Ms Lua Hui Kheng/Mr Kelvin Lim

Name: Mr. Virgilio Linis
Affliliation: De LaSalle University, Manila, Philippines
Research topic: Moss diversity of Mariveles Mountain Range in Bataan Province, Luzon Island, Philippines
Duration: 8-22 Aug 2004
Host: A/P Benito Tan

Name: Dr. Myron Shekelle
Affliliation: Center for Biodiversity Studies and Conservation, University of Indonesia
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of tarsiers
Duration: 7 Sep 2004
Host: Mr Kelvin Lim

Name: Dr Arthur Anker
Affliliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of alpheid shrimps
Duration: 7-21 Sep 2004
Host: A/P Peter Ng

Name: Dr. Chan Tin-Yam & Mr. Lin Chia Wei
Affliliation: National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of lobsters, shrimps and galatheids
Duration: 8-11 Sep 2004
Host: A/P Peter Ng

Name: Dr Chou Wen-Hao
Affliliation: National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of frogs
Duration: 15-16 Sep 2004
Host: Mr Leong Tzi MingName: Dr Maurice Kottelat
Affliliation: Independent Consultant; RMBR Honorary Research Associate
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of freshwater fishes
Duration: 23 Sep-24 Oct 2004
Host: Mr Kelvin Lim

Name: Dr Ilse Bartsch
Affliliation: Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg, Frankfurt a.M., German
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of marine mites (Acari: Halacaridae)
Duration: 24 Sep-13 Oct 2004
Host: Dr Darren Yeo

Name: Dr Shane Ahyong
Affliliation: Australian Museum, Sydney, Australia
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of stomatopod crustaceans
Duration: 4-16 Oct 2004
Host: A/P Peter Ng

Name: Dr Peter Castro
Affliliation: Biological Sciences Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, USA
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of marine crabs
Duration: 18 Oct-18 Nov 2004
Host: A/P Peter Ng

Name: Mr Peter Davie
Affliliation: Queensland Museum, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Research topic: Systematics and taxonomy of marine crabs
Duration: 1-27 Nov 2004
Host: A/P Peter Ng


May
2004

Seminar Announcement

Catastrophic Extinctions Follow Deforestation in Singapore

By Peter Ng and N Sodhi
(Associate Professors, Department of Biological Sciences, NUS)

Date: Friday, 7 May 2004
Time: 4 pm
Venue: LT20

All Are Welcome


Mar
2004

Catfish workshop

Workshop Announcement

The Raffles Museum is hosting the "All Catfish Species Inventory Asian Workshop"

Date: March 30 to April 2, 2004
Place: Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore

The All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI) is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation. This workshop on the Asian
Catfish Taxonomic Research will be hosted by Dr. Peter Ng, Mr Kelvin Lim, and the staff of the Zoological Reference
Collection of the Raffles Museum.

The goals of the workshop are to introduce participants to the objectives and support mechanisms of ASCI and to
encourage and facilitate cooperation among participants.

Sponsors:
Carl Ferraris (USA)
Larry Page (USA)

Hosts:
Peter Ng (Singapore)
Kelvin Lim (Singapore)

Participants:
Maurice Kottelat (Switzerland)
Darrell Siebert (UK)
Heok Hee Ng (USA)
Richard Vari (USA)
Chaiwut Krudpan (Thailand)
Chavalit Vidthayanon (Thailand)
Ike Rachmatike (Indonesia)
Renny Hadiaty (Indonesia)
WeiZhou (China)
Bosco Chan (China)
Chen Xianglin (China)
A. Manimekalan (India)
Patricia Kailola (Australia)
Richard Varis (USA)
Rob Robins (USA)

Click here to read the Straits Times report


Feb
2004

Educational
Workshops

New Educational Workshops offered at RMBR, NUS, in February 2004:

  • Workshop 1:
    Bringing an Aquatic Ecosystem to Your Classroom
    Instructors: Kelvin Lim Kok Peng and N. Sivasothi
    Registration fee: $100 per participant
    Date: Feb 21 (Saturday) from 9:00 am-12:00 noon
    Deadline of registration: Feb 14, 2004
    Read more...
  • Workshop 2:
    The Five Kingdom Concept
    Instructors: Drs. Peter Ng K.L., B.C. Tan, Darren Yeo C. J. and RMBR curators
    Registration fee: $120 per participants
    Date: Feb 28 (Saturday) from 8:30 am-12:30 pm
    Deadline of registration: Feb 21, 2004
    Read more...

Jan
2004

Visitor for January 2004:

Name: Dr Robert B. Payne (Curator of Birds and Professor of Zoology, Museum of University of Michigan, USA)
Research topic: Systematic and taxonomy of Estrildidae and Cuculidae
Duration: 28 Jan - 6 Feb 2004
Host: Mrs Yang Chang Man

 

The IAB's Richard Spruce Award

Jan 26, 2004 - RMBR is proud to announce that Professor Benito Tan was chosen this year by the professional organization, the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as the recipient of the prestigious "Richard Spruce Award". This award is given to an outstanding bryologist in research (specialist who studies bryophyte plants).

The good news was made public at the just concluded XV World Congress on Bryology held in Merida of Venezuela from Jan 12 to 18. Professor Tan is the fourth recipient of this award, but the first from Asia.

Read more...>>Straits Times, >>ZaoBao

 

 

 

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