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Nagu Presents a paper at Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity, Norway

Our 3rd year PhD student, Nagu, had the opportunity to attend the 8th Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity from 31 May-3 June 2016.       Since 1993 the Trondheim Conferences on Biodiversity have provided an arena for open dialogue and capacity enhancement among stakeholders on the biodiversity agenda, seeking to create a transparent and scientifically sound …

Nagu reports from the IPBES-4 congress

  The Fourth Session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-4) was held 22-28 February 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Participants from over 120 countries attended the meeting, representing IPBES member and non-member governments, UN agencies and convention secretariats, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, academia, indigenous peoples and local communities …

GIS information workshop

On 26 February 2016, OSGEO.UNMC lab organised “GIS information workshop”, a full-day event open to public to promote open-source geospatial tools, data, and standards. Over 30 participants from public organisations, universities, and industry attended. The workshop was funded by GRACE (GNSS Research Applications Centre of Excellence), Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham, UK. Prof. Christine Ennew, …

ENSEARCH GIS training by OSGEO Lab

Following last year successful ENSEARCH “GIS for Environmental Management” training, OSGEO lab delivered an advanced course on 23-24 February 2016. This is one of important activities of OSGEO Lab to promote open-source “philosophy” and technologies to Malaysian communities. Via a set of hand-on exercises to solve real world environmental issues, participants were instructed to apply …

Nagu updates us on his Biodiversity Summer School experiences

Summer School at German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Leipzig, Germany, 23-29 August 2015 Our 2nd year PhD Candidate, K. Nagulendran (Nagu) had an opportunity to attend a Biodiversity Synthesis Summer School at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv). His participation to this Summer School was made possible through a grant that …

Welcome to new PhD student Teckwyn Lim

Teckwyn was recently awarded a scholarship by the Sime Darby Foundation for his PhD in the School of Geography.  As part of the MEME (Management and Ecology of the Malaysian Elephant) research project, Teckwyn will be looking at human-elephant conflict in Peninsular Malaysia.   Teckwyn is taking a sabbatical from his position as Technical Director of …

New publication on clouded leopards from our MRes student Laurie Hedges

Congratulations to Laurie Hedges who recently completed his MRes on clouded leopards at UNMC and has just published a paper in the Journal of Wildlife Management. The paper investigates the use of infrared camera traps to reveal the markings on the cats, which are invisible to the naked eye. The markings are used to identify individuals and so assist …

Alumnus Iguniwari Thomas Ekeu-wei’s PhD research on the Niger Delta

Iguniwari, graduate of our MSc in Environmental Monitoring & Management is currently undertaking a PhD at Lancaster University (UK) looking at “Flood prediction and flood modeling in the Niger South hydrological area of Nigeria”. Check out his new research blog here    

Tuong Thuy Vu receives IEEE Senior Member status

Congratulations to Tuong Thuy Vu who was awarded Senior Member grade within the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. This is awarded to around 9% of the members and is the “highest professional grade for which a member may apply, reflecting professional accomplishment and maturity”. Well done Thuy. Yes- we have engineers in Geography too!

New project on freshwater mussels

Congratulations to Alexandra Zieritz, Postdoc in the School of Geography who was awarded funding from the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund to map the species distributions of freshwater mussels in Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo The aim of the project is to develop a National Red List and a booklet about Malaysian mussels to help in identifying conservation priorities for …