News about nature and the environment in Singapore - Archives
Thu 06 Oct 2011
Conservation Conferences, Amphibian Workshop and seminars in October
Category : talks
Thu 06 Oct 2011: 4:30pm - Brett Scheffers on "A quantitative assessment of arboreality in tropical amphibians and reptiles across an elevation gradient: can arboreal animals find above-ground refuge from climate warming?" Host: Prof Richard T Corlett. Venue: DBS Conference Room II (S1, Level 3, mezzanine); map: tinyurl.com/map-nusdbs
For more information, see NUS Biodiversity Crew.
Fri 14 Oct 2011: 6.00pm - "Environmental Management's Challenges in the next Decade" by Professor Nicholas A. Robinson. Venue: LR424 @ SDE3, School of Design and Environment, NUS. Map: gothere.sg/maps#q:nus%20sde3.
For details, see the pdf.
Sun 16 Oct 2011: 8.00am to 7.00pm - "Nature Conservation for a Sustainable Singapore" a conference organised by the Nature Society (Singapore). Venue: Swissotel Merchant Court Hotel, Ballroom, 20 Merchant Road, Singapore.
For more information, see the NSS webpage.
About the conference - The conference aims to provide a forum for conservation proponents and wildlife experts from all sectors of the community. Our speakers will address the status of Singapore’s biodiversity, and the effects of habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation on a range of flora and fauna, with a focus mainly on nature areas outside the Nature Reserves. They will also address the needs of species that have healthy numbers currently, but are vulnerable to disturbances. Appropriate ideas, plans and solutions that will help prevent or mitigate losses will be explored and analysed - to ultimately save our remaining nature areas and their biodiversity. We invite you to discuss these topics and more with our experts.
Mon 17 Oct 2011: 8.30am - 5.35pm - Conference on "Forests, Biodiversity and Climate Change in Southeast Asia". Organised by ISEAS with NCCS, NParks, EDB, SMU, APCEL, NUS. The conference aims to highlight and increase the awareness on efforts in biodiversity and forest conservation in Southeast Asia, update participants on the latest developments on biodiversity and forestry conservation, and identify key competencies that could be built up for the region. The target audience of this conference includes representatives from local and international non- government organisations, international organisations, academic institutions, businesses, and relevant public agencies.
For more details and the programme and speaker listing, please see this pdf. Register by 10 Oct 2011.
31 Oct - 02 Nov 2011 - "Amphibian Conservation Workshop". Organised by Wildlife Reserves Singapore in collaboration with Amphibian Arks and NUS. Instructors: Drs Kevin Johnson, David Bickford & Leong Tze Ming. Three-day workshop with field trip.
For details, please see this pdf.