Research

Visiting Scientists

July 2017
Jan-Frits Veldkamp

Herbarium, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Examining the grasses of Singapore

Dr. A. Biju Kumar

University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Research collaboration on the brachyuran crabs of India

Dr. Suvarna S. Devi

University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

Research collaboration on the brachyuran crabs of India

Dr. Shih Hsi-Te

National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Systematics of select heterotrematan crabs, collaboration

Dr. Tsang Ling Ming

National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan

Suprageneric systematics of brachyuran crabs

Dr. Daisy Wowor

Research Centre for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Cibinong, Indonesia

Examination of Indonesian freshwater decapod crustaceans

Ms. Doreen Mascareñas

Marinduque State College, Boac, Marinduque, Philippines

Examination of freshwater shrimps

June 2017
Dr Evan Quah

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia

Research on snake diversity in Peninsular Malaysia

May 2017

Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

Specimen examination of squirrel (Rodentia: Sciuridae) skulls and skins

Dr. Valery A. Korneyev

I.I.Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Identification and study of Singaporean Tephritoidea fly specimens

UPLB Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Examination of Cercopidae and Gryllidae collection

Jessica B. Baroga

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Examination of Gryllidae collection

Elorde Jr. S. Crispolon

University of the Philippines Los Baños

Examination of Cercopidae collection

Dr. Daniel Edison M. Husana

Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Research collaboration on the freshwater crabs of the Philippines

Dr. Shuhaida Shuib

School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Examination of mangrove crabs and molluscs

Nor Syuhaidah Mohammad Zee Hood

School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Examination of mangrove crabs and molluscs

Nur Hannah Abd Rahim

School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Examination of mangrove crabs and molluscs

Nur Lisa Shaiera Nor Azlan

School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden. Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Examination of mangrove crabs and molluscs

Dr Sérgio Stampar

São Paulo State University, São Paulo, Brazil

To examine collections of cerianthids and medusa

April 2017
Lim Tze Tshen

Zoology Museum, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
University of Malaysia

Specimen examination of gibbons and elephant.

Dr Alexander Balakirev

Laboratory of Mammalian Microevolution, Severtsov’s Institute of Ecology and Evolution of RAS, Russia, Moscow

Specimen examination of treeshrew (Scandentia) and rodent (Rodentia) skulls and sampling of tissue from specimens

Jan-Frits Veldkamp

Herbarium, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Grasses of Singapore

Dr. Wan Faridah Akmal

Evolutionary Biology Laboratory, National University SIngapore

Working with Yuchen Ang on the Natural History of Alfred Russel Wallace.

March 2017
Louise Neo

Plant Systematics lab, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Examine herbarium specimens in the SINU Herbarium

George Staples

Herbarium, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Convolvulaceae

Madeline Ang

National Environment Agency

Examining the late Triassic rock sample from the Lake Sentosa facies, Jurong Formation.

Dr. Reza Naderloo

School of Biology and Center of Excellence in Phylogeny of Living Organisms, College of Science, University of Tehran, Iran

Research collaboration on the brachyuran crabs of the Persian Gulf

Amirhossein Doustali

School of Biology and Center of Excellence in Phylogeny of Living Organisms, College of Science, University of Tehran, Iran

Research collaboration on the brachyuran crabs of the Persian Gulf.

Dr Tsunemi Kubodera

National Museum of Nature and Science, Japan

Specimen examination of squid beaks found in the Singapore sperm whale.

February 2017
Dr. Tohru Naruse

Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Iriomote, Japan

Specimen examination of various brachyuran families

Dr. Colin McLay

School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Specimen examination of dromioid (sponge) crabs

Dr. Daisy Wowor

Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

Specimen examination of freshwater shrimps, esp. Macrobrachium, and Indonesian freshwater crabs

Dr. Dwi Listyo Rahayu

Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Lombok, Indonesia

Collaboration/planning for Java Deep-Sea Cruise; specimen examination of paguroid (hermit) & brachyuran crabs

David Court

Spiders

Zachary Emberts

Entomology & Nematology Department, University of Florida

Examination of Coreidae collection + Fieldwork

Dr Patrick Grootaert

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

Examining Dolichopodidae specimens

Emily Anne Hartop

Urban Nature Research Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Working on Phoridae specimens from the Biodiversity Discovery Project and discussing a potential BioSCAN project for Singapore

Nur Afiqah Binti Zainuri

Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya

Specimen examination of squirrel (Rodentia: Sciuridae) skulls and skins

Muhammad Rasul bin Abdullah Halim

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang

Examine specimens for study on taxonomy of cyprinid fish genus Poropuntius

Dr. Ralf Britz

Natural History Museum, London, UK

Specimen examination of Channidae

Dr. Ariane Standing

Natural History Museum, London, UK

Specimen examination of Channidae and Phallostethidae

January 2017
Dr Lu Yao

American Museum of Natural History

Specimen examination of gibbon (Hylobatidae) skulls and skins

Dr Cai Yixiong

NParks, Singapore

Freshwater Shrimps

Reizl P Jose

Bohol Island State University
Entomological Sorting & Identification

Kay P Ramos

Western Mindanao State University
Entomological Sorting & Identification

Dr. Stefano Cannicci

Swire Institute of Marine Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Ecology of mangroves

Rebekah Butler

Swire Institute of Marine Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Ecology of mangroves

Pedro Juliao Jimenez

Swire Institute of Marine Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Hong Kong

Ecology of mangroves

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