Sustainable Seafood event on 9 April 2014

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Add: Tembusu College Common Lounge
University Town, NUS
26 College Avenue East, #B1-01
Singapore 138598

Link to directions: http://tembusu.nus.edu.sg/contact/directions.php

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Singapore Got Wildlife Meh?

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In case you haven’t watched it yet, short documentary by David Bird Tan from 2012

The Freshwater Crab Conservation Roundtable and the urgent need for forest recovery

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Otterman speaks...

I am spending two days at the River Safari absorbing discussions at The Freshwater Crab Conservation Roundtable. It is fascinating and a relief to see this group assembled to further address the issue of native and endemic freshwater crab conservation in Singapore.

Residing in our rare and highly endangered hill streams, Johora singaporensis is on a precipice, despite our efforts these past few years. So it is time to rope in the help and a motivated bunch now has technical support from a variety of experts, some of whom we first talked about seven years ago!

In 2007, Daniel Ng was an honours student determined to work on a conservation issue. He rejected initial applied ideas Peter Ng and myself suggested. We grappled with suitable topics and the idea of the freshwater crab Johora singaporensis emerged.

We thought it almost academic and a little risky due to low population…

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Leaf Monkey Marine Trash Workshop – this Fri 28 March

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marine litter

The plastics we use every day and dispose just as frequently, doesn’t just affect marine life. Plastic trash has devastating impacts on us too. Join in this Fri to learn more, share your views and come up with new solutions!

Workshop: Trash Talking – Marine Trash and Us
Time: 7-10pm
Venue: Civil Service College, 31 North Buona Vista Road Singapore 275983
Website: http://leafmonkeyworkshop.blogspot.com/
Contact: leafmonkey@gmail.com

Please register by 26 March 2014 at http://tinyurl.com/leafmonkey2014

2014 EDEN Deadline for Research Exchange Grants is April 30

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The Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN) is a program funded by the NSF Research Coordination Network to enable graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to undertake research exchanges in the field of Evo-Devo-Eco, in order to develop or share techniques, protocols and tools for use with emerging model systems.

Researchers based anywhere in the world can apply for funding to visit labs in the US. Also, researchers based in the US are eligible for funding to visit labs anywhere in the world. Applications are due on April 30 and October 31 of each year.

This spring EDEN will award approximately five research exchanges to be held in 2014-2015. Each exchange will consist of an award of up to $3,000 per researcher toward travel, lodging and subsistence costs.

For more info: http://edenrcn.com/funding/index.html

Andrew Quitmeyer @ The Independent Archive and Resource Centre

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“…Part ethnographer, part ethologist, part hacker, and fully polymath, Andrew’s work displays a performative bent that draws its audience into close interaction. Noticing that people enjoyed feeding ducks, for instance, he inverted their behaviour by building a giant duck that spat sweets out at people if they satisfied it with hot dance routines. By playing on the mundane habits of people and animals in such sly fashion, Andrew reveals aspects of our world that we seldom think about…”

Click here to read more

Date: 23 March 2014, Sunday
Time: 6-8pm
Venue: 67 Aliwal Street, Singapore 199942
Admission is free.