Registration is now open for LSM4263 – Field Studies in Biodiversity (deadline 07 Jun 2013)


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Message from Life Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee, 22 April 2013:

“Dear students,

Registration is now open for LSM4263 – Field Studies in Biodiversity, Special Term IV.

Registration ends 07 June 2013.

This 4MC module will be conducted in Semester IV, AY2012-13. Though a detailed timetable will be available later, class begins Tuesday 25 June and ends Fri 26 July 2013.

To qualify, students must be:

  • continuing into their Honours year in AY2013/14
  • concentrating in Environmental Biology and
  • possess a CAP of 3.5 or above
  • expected to cover part of the module cost (not amounting more than SGD400).

 

The field trip is scheduled to be on Thurs 11 July to Wed 17 July 2013.

Class size is limited to 30 students and preference given to students with Biodiversity (LSM1103) and Ecology (LSM2251).

To register, complete the form at 

The list of successful applicants will be announced after the release of final examination results.

Best wishes,
Life Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee
http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg

Job opportunity: Help us out at the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey!

The Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey (CMBS), is a  national project that takes stock of Singapore’s marine ecosystem and species diversity, species distribution and abundance. It began in 2010 and will conclude in 2015. Besides regular surveys, the project includes two intensive 3-week expeditions in which local and international researchers come together to study the various marine taxa found in our waters.

The first expedition surveying the northern shores (Johor Straits) was held in October 2012 and we are now gearing up for an encore in May, this time in the southern waters of Singapore.

Sorting!

We need help!

 

TMSI is recruiting four student assistants to help out during the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey workshop.

If you have a passion for biodiversity research, fieldwork, or just want to learn and interact with local and international marine scientists, this is a golden opportunity to garner the necessary experience.

Job Scope

The successful candidate will be involved in various aspects of the expedition, such as logistics, equipment cleaning and maintenance, field collection, dredging, sorting, preservation, photo taking, data entry and assisting researchers.

Candidates should be:

Be able to stay in expedition base camp (at St John’s Island) for the duration of the expedition (20 May to 8 June).

Enthusiastic and able to work well with others.No prior experience necessary, but that will be a bonus!

For more information please visit http://megamarinesurvey.blogspot.sg, in particular the posts about the Northern Expedition (http://megamarinesurvey.blogspot.sg/search/label/Northern%20Expedition#.USw0CaVvhtE)

Please contact Joelle Lai, Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at dbslcyj[@]nus.edu.sg if interested.

Volunteer opportunities as Field Assistants for Honours Field Projects. Dec 2012 – Mar 2013

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Email sent out to LSM1103, LSM2251 and LSM3261 students:

Dear students,

Our honours students need help with small mammal trapping, civet and squirrel surveys, frogging, hunts for forest termites, mangrove horseshoe crab measurements in the mangrove, and other projects.

This is a great way for undergraduates to gain exposure to field work, explore nature areas in Singapore and learn about how science is conducted in the field.

To help on field trips which will be conducted between Dec 2012 and Mar 2013, please apply at: http://tinyurl.com/hons-fieldwork

After you register, various Honours students will contact you with their field trip schedule.
It’s not a blanket period, you will be able to pick and choose dates.

Cheerio!

Sivasothi

N. Sivasothi (Mr) • Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences • Research Associate, Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research • National University of Singapore • 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543 • Office – S2-04-20; Lab – S2 02: at • Map: http//map.sivasothi.com • Phone: +65-6516 8869 • Fax: +65-6779 2486 • Email: sivasothi@nus.edu.sg, sivasothi@gmail.com (IM) • Web: http://www.sivasothi.com • Blog: http://blog.sivasothi.com • Modules: LSM1103, LSM1303, LSM2251, LSM3261, LSM4262, MW5201/2 • Staff Advisor, NUS PEACE, http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nuspeace • Coordinator, Raffles Museum Toddycats, http://toddycats.rafflesmuseum.net/ • Coordinator, International Coastal Cleanup Singapore, http//coastalcleanup.nus.edu.sg

Registration is now open for LSM4263 – Field Studies in Biodiversity (deadline 30 May 2012)

Message from Life Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee, 5 March 2012:

“Dear students,

Registration is now open for LSM4263 – Field Studies in Biodiversity, Special Term IV.

Registration ends 30 May 2012.

This 4MC module will be conducted in Semester IV, AY2011-12. Though a detailed timetable will be available later, class begins Mon 18 June and ends Fri 20 July, 2012.

To qualify, students must be:
– continuing into their Honours year in AY2012/13;
– concentrating in Environmental Biology or Specializing in Biology and;
– possess a CAP of 3.5 or above;
– expected to cover part of the module cost (not amounting more than SGD400).

The field trip is tentatively scheduled on Tue 3 July 2012.

Class size is limited to 30 students and preference given to students with Biodiversity (LSM1103) and Ecology (LSM2251).

To register, complete the form at http://www.tinyurl.com/lsm4263-2012

The list of successful applicants will be announced after the release of final examination results.

Best wishes,
Life Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee
http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg

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Field experience in environmental biology – follow honours students into the field

Last year, I included this in an email to undergraduate students reading my modules about post-exam activities. The honours students are winding own their field trips but opportunities still exist.

They need help with small mammal work, wild pig and otter surveys, measuring trees and other help in the field. This is a great way for undergraduates to gain exposure to field work and learn about nature areas in Singapore as well as how science is conducted in the field.

This is pretty much how I got started, following a researcher in the field. It certainly opens up a world to you.

You can sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/hons-fieldwork
The honours students will contact you once you register.

Your participation is also an opportunity to establish your reputation as a field worker and of your reliability, which will be useful in future opportunities.