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Tue 17 May 2005

RMBR Workshops: Chek Jawa Echinoderms & Pedal Ubin II

Category : toddycats

Two workshops were conducted last week. On Thursday (12 May 2005) evening, Darren Yeo assisted by Tan Swee Hee with specimens supplied by Kelvin Lim, conducted the RMBR Echinoderm Workshop for Chek Jawa guides. This is part of a series of wokshops that was initiated in early 2002 in order to train a new cohort of volunteer guides for low spring tide guiding at Chek Jawa. These volunteer guides guide the public and supplement their on-the-job training with specialist workshops like this one.

On Saturday (14 May 2005) morning, RMBR volunteer Project Manager Airani Ramli was assisted by N. Sivasothi to conduct the first session for the second cohort of Pedal Ubin guides. This public education series explores the nature and heritage of Pulau Ubin and dates back to an annual program that was initiated in 1999. In the new prrogramme, more guides have been trained since latee 2003 and the event is now conducted every two months.

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Tue 17 May 2005

Research visitors at Lim Chu Kang mangroves

Category : visitors

Wayne Maddison, Ingi Arnarson, Jwee (University of British Columbia), Kathy Seow (Universiti Sains
Malaysia), Sivasothi (RMBR) and Jon Sigurdsson. Photo by Cynthia Lee.

A joint trip to Lim Chu Kang mangroves saw researchers explore this valuable site for spiders, onchidiums and crabs on Friday the 13th!

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Tue 17 May 2005

Visitors from Malaysia

Category : visitors

A. Sasekumar, Kelvin Lim, Susan Lim, Peter Ng. Photo by N. Sivasothi.

Old friends Susan Lim (Institute of Advanced Studies, Universiti Malaya) and A. Sasekumar (Dept. Zoology, Universiti Malaya) dropped in for a quick visit on 13the & 14th May 2005, for discussions about parasites and museums respectively.

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Tue 17 May 2005

MOU with University of Washington's Burke Museum

Category : research

Photos by Kelvin Lim

Sievert Rohwer, Curator of Birds and Professor of Biology at the University of Washington Burke Museum (UWBM) visited the Natiuonal University of SIngapore's Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) between 10th - 15th May 2005.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two institutions on Friday, 13th May 2005, by Sievert Rohwer and Peter K. L. Ng (Director, RMBR), to formally acquire and preserve bird and mammal specimens for future research by scientists in Singapore, the United States and throughout the world.

We are archiving these specimens to advance the fields of systematics, taxonomy, biogeography, conservation, and natural history of the birds and mammals of Singapore and other areas of Southeast Asia.

Reported by Wang Luan Keng.

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