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Seminar: Birds, Humans and our Sustainable Future by Patricia Zurita – 5pm, Fri 3 Nov @NUS

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Don’t miss Jane Goodall in Singapore! 6 to 8 Aug 2017

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Talk – Rainforest Bird Diversity Origins in Greater Sunda Islands by Dr Fred Sheldon, Fri June 2 @ NSS Office

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This Friday we have a special guest, Dr Fred Sheldon from Louisiana State University, who will be speaking about Rainforest Bird Diversity Origins in Greater Sunda Islands. The talk will be 730pm at the Nature Society (Singapore) office. For more details, please click here.

Where do hornbills come from? Why do most endemic species occur in mountains? And what the heck is a Rail Babbler? Come meet Fred this Fri and find out likely reasons to these questions and about other birds. There will also be wine, beer and snacks if you get there early!

 

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Two positions at Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History is advertising two full time academic positions:

ASSISTANT CURATOR OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES Responsibilities include original scientific research involving the biology of amphibians and reptiles in such areas as systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, conservation biology, especially but not limited to work involving consequences of anthropogenic change. 1311-ft-assistant-curator-of-amphibians-and-reptiles

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW, INTERIM CURATOR, ANTHROPOCENE (2-year fixed term, renewable) The position’s primary responsibility is to work with the Director and the Director’s senior leadership, the museum’s science staff, as well as Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh central staff to develop an intellectual and infrastructural framework for the new Center for Anthropocene Studies. 1312-ft-post-doctoral-fellow-interim-curator-anthropocene

cmnh-dinosAbout Carnegie Museum of Natural History

The museum consists of 115,000 square feet organized into 30 galleries as well as space for research, library, and administration. It over 22 million specimens, of which about 10,000 are on view at any given time and about 1 million…

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500womenscientists: Working to Empower Women in Science

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One of the newest organizations we’re excited about, the mission of 500 Women Scientists
is to promote a diverse and inclusive scientific community that brings progressive science-based solutions to local and global challenges.

What we love especially are their values, many that we share. We list theirs here and are working on ours (coming soon!):

  • Recognizing that science touches the lives of every person on this planet;
  • Advocating for a strong role of science in society;
  • Identifying and acknowledging structural inequities and biases in science;
  • Pushing for equality and standing up to inequality, discrimination, and aggression;
  • Pushing to develop and strengthen access for traditionally underrepresented groups to fully participate in and become leaders in science;
  • Supporting the education and careers of all scientists;
  • Enhancing scientific mentorship and encouraging an atmosphere of collaboration;
  • Stepping outside of our research disciplines to communicate our science and engage with the public;
  • Using the language and wonder of science to bridge the divides that separate societies and to enhance global diplomacy.

Check out the interview with Maryam Zaringhalam, a molecular biologist who describes herself as “floating at the intersection of art x science x society x advocacy x STEMinism”. She talks about her various interests and activities, and her insights as an Iranian-American on the recent travel ban. Great read!

 

ATBC Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting – 25 to 28 March 2017

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News!

Symposia are accepted, and ATBC is now open for abstract submission. Please check our Keynotes and Symposia page!

Abstract submission and registration opened on December 1st and will run until January 15th.  Abstracts can either be submitted to an existing symposium or to an appropriate one of our four conference themes, where they will be grouped with similar presentations to form symposia after abstract submission closes.

Register now to receive regular updates on conference activities.

Registration is now open!

Please register prior to submitting an abstract (the option to submit an abstract will be made available upon registering). All abstracts will be accepted as either a poster or an oral presentation. If, for any exceptional reason, your abstract is rejected by the committee, registration fees will be fully reimbursed. Registration fees can be paid in either dollars or RMB. Development status should be the status of your affiliation.

Members wanting to check their ATBC membership number please email Alice Hughes: ach_conservation2@hotmail.com