Registration for LSM4263 Field Studies in Biodiversity EXTENDED till 8 June 2015

Dear students,

Registration has been extended for LSM4263 – Field Studies in Biodiversity, Special Term IV!

This 4MC-module will be conducted in Semester IV, AY2014/2015. Class begins 23 June 2015, Tuesday, and ends 30 July 2015, Thursday. A more detailed timetable will be made available later.

To qualify, students must be:
– LSM majors specializing in Environmental Biology (EVB), OR from the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme
– continuing into their Honors year in AY2015/2016
– possess a CAP of 3.2 or above;
– expected to cover part of the module cost (not amounting more than S$400).

The field trip to Pulau Tioman is scheduled to be on 9 July 2015, Thursday, to 15 July 2015, Wednesday. Local accommodation will be at Paya Beach Resort.

Local students’ enrolment is limited to a maximum of 30 students. Non-EVB specialists are welcome to apply as well, though priority may be given to students with LSM2251 Ecology and the Environment.

To register, please complete the form below. Registration ends on 8th Jun 2015 (Fri), 12:00 pm .

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

Best wishes,
Life Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee


LSM3257 Quantitative Methods for Ecological Research – a new module for honours students organising and analysing ecological data

A new module is being offered this semester by our department’s ecological modeller, Roman Carrasco Torrecilla, entitled LSM3257 Quantitative Methods for Ecological Research.

Roamn says,

“The module is eminently applied and focuses on how to organize and analyze ecological data. One of the main aims was to provide honours students with the skills to analyse their data for their theses. A clinic is included for them to analyse their own data.

It was also thought that third year students should have the opportunity get used to quantitative analyses early and it is offered as level 3000 module.”

LLSM3257 “Quantitative methods for ecological research

Course details here and IVLE page here.

Finally – custom print textbook + e-book bundle for LSM1103 Biodiversity!

I started talking to text book publishers a few months ago and was really happy to be able to send out his email to incoming students in the LSM1103 Biodiversity module. Publishers are working hard to get the custom print + ebook option in the NUS Science Co-Op by mid-August.

I’m also getting the tingles because the start of semester is almost upon us!

“Dear students,

welcome to NUS!

I am happy to alert you about a new option regarding your textbook for this module. Students use either Solomon, Berg & Martin’s Biology (9th Edition) or Reece et al.’s Campbell Biology (9th Edition) for the chapters on microbiology, botany and zoology, which are found in Part V of these large texts.

For the first time, we have arranged the following with publishers:

  • A bundle of just Section Five of the text book in black and white.
  • The e-book of the entire publication (all sections) in colour valid for a year.

This means a much lighter textbook which comes with the entire e-book, at almost half the original cost of the book. This option will be available at the NUS Science Co-Op once the semester begins. Students in the module will be alerted by email once the publishers deliver this new stock.

You decide which option you prefer. The Co-Op is currently stocked with the original, complete textbooks in full colour.

If you have queries, ask us at the lecture!

See you on Tuesday, 13th August 2013: 4.00pm at LT25.



LSM4263 Field Studies in Biodiversity is open for registration

Registration is open for LSM4263 – Field Studies in Biodiversity from 19th March 2010 to 30th May 2010.

This 4MC module will be conducted in Semester IV of AY2009-10 and includes a field course at Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. The detailed timetable will be announced later but note that it will run from 28 June 2010 onwards.

There is a limit on the class-size for this module. Preference is given to students with Biodiversity (LSM1103) and Ecology (LSM2251/LSM3251).

To apply, students must be:

  • continuing into their Honours year in AY2010/11,
  • concentrating in Biology and
  • possess a CAP of 3.5 or above.

To register, please fill in the form here:

The list of successful applicants will be announced after the Semester II exam results are released.

With best wishes,
Life Sciences Undergraduate Program Committee