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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 …

Seminar on Borneo rainforest conservation

Dr Glen Reynolds, Director of The Royal Society Southeast Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP)  located in Borneo at the Danum reserve delivered a thought-provoking seminar as part of our Environmental Seminar series on 30 May 2014. As well as talking about the context for this programme, which is 30 years old, he introduced a new …

New research collaboration in the Philippines

Researchers from the University of Santo Tomas in Manilla hosted a workshop last week including participants from Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland and the UK a aimed at stimulating new research directions on lakes in the Philippines archipelago. There are over 200 lakes in the Philippines, predominantly of volcanic origin and including the oldest and most biodiverse …

Elephant collaring

        On Monday 29th of April, MEME and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia tagged a male elephant – named Awang Belitung – with a GPS-satellite collar to study its movements. MEME’s team include MRes student Ange Tan, who is studying the distribution of elephants in Peninsular Malaysia; and …

The Search for Malaysian Airlines MH370

  Dr Tuong Thuy Vu gave a talk at The Graduate School on Friday 25 April 2014 outlining how the Geography team actively participated in the search for MH370 using Earth Observation images following the call for joining global force in tomnod.com by Digital Globe. Under the supervision of Dr. Tuong-Thuy Vu, Geography students have had a …

Society for Conservation Biology (Asia) 2014

  The Society for Conservation Biology Asia conference is being hosted in Melaka this year by Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, and many members of the School have been contributing to the organisation of this event. The event will take place on 19-22 August 2014. Details of the conference and the exciting line-up of keynote speakers and symposia can …

Staff Oscar success for the School of Geography

  Staff in the School of Geography received NINE nominations for this year’s staff oscars which are awarded based on student votes to reward excellence in teaching. The nominations were for: Best School, Best Personal Tutor- Difficult Issue (Tuong Thuy Vu), Personal Tutor- Best All Rounder (Tuong Thuy Vu), Best Masters or PhD supervisor (Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz), …

Dissertation time!

This is the time of year when Masters students are planning their summer dissertation research. As part of the planning process, student do a presentation of their research plans for feedback, and then write a proposal. The topics that will be pursued this year are: Determining restoration goals for University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) …

Flora and fauna experts arrive on campus

Dr Adam Algar, a biogeographer from the UK School of Geography and Leslie Bode, a PhD student in the UK School of Archaeology who studies archeobotany are visiting the campus for a three week trip. They are here to meet with colleagues in Malaysia to discuss opportunities for future teaching and research collaborations. During their …

First year student publishes monsoon research

  First year student Yen Yi Loo taking our BSc Environmental Science course  at  The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has had a literature review of the Southeast Asian monsoon published in the academic journal Geoscience Frontiers. Her research concluded that future climate warming could lead to a 15 day delay in the monsoon …