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Feature Talk: Dr. Wong Siew Te

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Feature Talk: Dr. Wong Siew Te


On Tuesday, Dr. Wong Siew Te, the founder of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) in Sabah, Malaysia, gave a talk in the museum on the ecology and conservation issues facing the Malayan sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), as well as the efforts by the BSBCC to conserve them. Here is a summary of the

Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. Dmitry Telnov


A while back, we hosted Dr. Dmitry Telnov from the Entomological Society of Latvia. Dr. Telnov is an entomologist with a research focus on two beetle families, Anthicidae and Trictenotomidae. As our museum researchers have collected a large amount of beetle specimens from recent survey efforts, we invited Dr. Telnov to the museum to provide

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Carcinologist Edition


After our previous feature on mammalogists, we are back with a feature on carcinologists from Taiwan! Dr. Shih Hsi-Te  Dr. Shih is a professor at the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, with a research career spanning almost 30 years. Dr. Shih is also an old friend of the head of the museum, Prof. Peter Ng,

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Jan-Frits Veldkamp


Recently, we hosted Dr. Jan-Frits Veldkamp from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden. Dr. Veldkamp is a botanist with a research focus on the grasses of Southeast Asia, with a career that has spanned over 50 years. He was here to examine grass specimens in the Singapore University Herbarium (SINU), as part of the research for a

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Evan Quah


A while back, we hosted Dr. Evan Quah from Universiti Sains Malaysia, who was here to examine snake specimens in the Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC). Dr. Quah is a herpetologist with a research focus on the systematics and biogeography of Malaysian herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles). He is also an Associate Editor (Herpetology) for the Raffles Bulletin