Seminars

Nature is Changing: Copenhagen and beyond – what does it mean for Asia?

Event title: Nature is Changing: Copenhagen & Beyond – What does it mean for Asia? Date/Time: 11 Nov 2009, 5-7pm Venue: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Auditorium, Level 3 Blk B, Faculty of Law, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469G Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259772 RSVP: Admission is free, but registration is required. To …

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Free Lecture: The Influence of Climate Change on Maritime Australia and Pacific Islands: Biology and Business

Presented by Professor Michael Kingsford, Head of the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, JCU Australia Synopsis: Global climate change is the biggest issue facing resource managers and poses a great challenge to businesses. Unless business adapts to changing resources, gives greater attention to sustainable behaviour and reduces the use of fossil fuel then there …

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Thought coral reefs were the “rainforests of the sea”?

Well, if you were at Siti M Yaakub’s talk about sea grasses this evening, you would’ve heard something else! Turns out sea grass beds are worth about ten times more to the global economy than rain forests! Siti’s enthusiastic presentation made learning about seagrasses fun and fascinating! With the simple diagram above (which Siti claims …

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21-23 Oct (Wed-Fri): ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009

The theme of the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009 is “Biodiversity in Focus – 2010 and Beyond”. The sub-themes selected for the Conference reflect the current global and regional priorities: (a) Biodiversity and Climate Change; (b) Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilisation; and (c) Economics of Ecosystems …

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29 Sep (Tue): Talk on “Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity – Lessons from a Small Red Dot”

A talk by Prof. Peter Ng, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Biological Sciences, the National University of Singapore. The biodiversity implications of climate change events are very grave and a whole suite of catastrophes have been predicted; from massive changes in ecosystems, die-offs of whole communities and mass extinctions …

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Free Talk! Walk on the Wild Side: Marine Conservation in Singapore

Date: 26 Sep, Saturday Time: 3pm – 4pm Venue: Tampines Regional Library, Auditorium (Level 3) Speaker: Mr Jeffrey Low Language: English Admission is free. No registration or reservation is needed. Singapore is well known as a “Garden City”, but there is  another “garden” that most people do not see that exists just off shore. Singapore’s …

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