Tue 23 Mar 2010 @ NUS DBS SR1: 4.00pm – Paul Sweet on ” Surveying the Biodiversity of Vietnam”  on

“Surveying the Biodiversity of Vietnam”

Paul Sweet
Collection Manager
Ornithology Department
American Museum of Natural History

Tuesday 23rd March 2010: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
NUS DBS Seminar Room 1
Block S2, Level 4
Map: http://tinyurl.com/map-nusdbs

Host:
Wang Luan Keng
Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research

About the speaker – Paul Sweet has been a birder for as long as he can remember. After graduating from Liverpool University with a degree in Zoology he spent a few years birdwatching aroound the world. In 1990, he washed up at NUS where he discovered the Raffles Museum which sparked a new interest in bird collections.

A year later he joined the staff of the Ornithology Department of the American Museum of Natural History in New York and is now the Collection Manager of the largest collection of 850,000 bird specimens in the world.

About the talk – In 1999 and 2000 Paul participated in multi-taxon inventories of two highland sites in Vietnam. He will talk about the reasons for these expeditions, the logistics and the results.

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