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Thu 29 Mar 2007

Thu 29 Mar 2007: 11am - Norma Rashid on Malaysian Dragonflies

Category : bejc

"Dragonflies (Order: Odonata) of Peninsular Malaysia"

Prof. Dr. Y. Norma-Rashid
Faculty of Science,
Institute of Biological Sciences,
University of Malaya,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Thu 29 Mar 2007: 11.00am
DBS Seminar Room 3

Blk S2, Level 2,
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
Science Drive 4
Please park at Carpark 10; See map.

Abstract - Peninsular Malaysia is endowed with at least 230 species of odonates, among them the spectacular Tetracanthagyna, the largest of the species in this region. This faunal group is fast gaining popularity among the professional group or hobbyist due do its colorful body patterns and bizarre behavioral repertoires. This talk looks into the current status records, distribution pertaining to Malaysia and some behavioral ecology aspects of the dragonflies.

About the speaker - Norma-Rashid would describe the central theme of her research interest as behavioural ecology in various ecosystems (mangrove, freshwater and forest) in various animals (ants, dragonflies, spiders, mudskippers, squirrels, primates including humans). Currently, she has developed a passion for researching on dragonflies involving aspects of  biomonitoring, biocoenosis, ecomorphometrics, systematics, behaviour and ecology. Her involvement in dragonflies resulted in establishing working linkages with the London and Leiden Natural History Museums as well the National Institute of Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan. She contributed regularly to the International Odonatological Society, SIO, Netherlands and a member of the Asian Dragonfly Community group.

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