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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!


Fred and students

Aquaculture in Singapore & Beyond – 7pm on Aug 28

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This month,  we will be having a joint event with Green Drinks Singapore  to look at aquaculture on our shores and beyond. Alistair Douglas of SmartAqua and Shannon Lim of OnHand Agrarian, are two highly knowledgeable industry players will share details about the work they do locally and internationally, and the industry challenges they face.

About Our Speakers

Alistair Douglas
Alistair holds a BA in Japanese, a BSc (Marine Biology) from James Cook University, an honours degree in Biology and a Doctorate of Philosophy from Flinders University of South Australia.

At both an undergraduate and post-graduate level Alistair studied and researched his topics at the Hokkaido University of Education and the Tokyo University of Fisheries respectively.

His PhD research was entitled “Investigations into the Qualities of Farmed Fresh Southern Bluefin Tuna from Port Lincoln South Australia to Tokyo, Japan” and involved the collaboration of various research and commercial entities in both Australia and Japan.

He has over 14 years of experience within the seafood industry as a researcher, consultant and company owner through Seafood Services Japan and Transaqua UK. Recently, he established a seafood storage, processing, distribution and sales operation in Singapore.

Alistair heads up SmartAqua’s Asian operations – SmartAqua Pte Ltd.

Shannon Lim
A 28 year old former financial planner and father of a 2 year old daughter, Shannon is out to solve the world’s problems and by making seafood so cheap, only the rich will go fishing. He runs OnHand Agrarian, a seafood farm that’s more like a privately managed reef, mangrove forest and seagrass meadow than an agricultural operation. They’re saving the world, with seafood barbecues.


Time: 7 – 9 pm

LocationSingJazz Club101 Jalan Sultan, #02-00, Singapore 199591

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.