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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    

First environmental careers day at UNMC

On March 18th 2015, we hosted the first UNMC environmental careers day at KLTC in the city centre. The day was attended by our BSc Environmental Science students and postgraduates from our taught and research masters programmes, and representatives from NGO, governmental, industry, consultancy and academic sectors were invited to network with our students.     …

Building media capacity to cover climate change

IPPTAR/KKMM/AIBD held a two-day Seminar “Building Media Capacity to Cover Climate Change” on 17-18 November. This was aimed at strengthening links between climate change experts and the media across the South-East Asia region. Head of School of Geography, Dr Suzanne McGowan presented a talk on case studies of how climate change is influencing the region, reflecting …

Meet the students: Moataz Ahmed Abdelghaffar Mohamed

Moataz recently started his PhD in the School of Geography, OSGEO Lab on “Remote sensing image understanding services on cloud-computing platform” project. He has a BSc from Ain Shams University- Faculty of ARTS specializing in Geographical Information Systems and is also a graduate of the Egyptian “Information Technology Institute” (ITI), successfully completing a diploma in …

UNMC Geography graduate Praveena Chackrapani featured in Nature jobs article

Praveena Chackrapani, a recent graduate of our MSc in Environmental Monitoring and Management was featured in a recent article in Nature exploring conference organization as a career pathway.  Praveena has been leading the team of organizers for the Society for Conservation Biology Asia conference which will take place in Malacca in August 2014. The article outlines …

Student-led research project to investigate UNMC lake

A new project involving five students from the Schools of Geography, Biosciences and Chemical Engineering will investigate the lake on UNMC campus to try to provide better guidance for sustainable management. The project which started last week will monitor the lake weekly and will attempt establish the main factors influencing water quality at the site. A description …

What’s the collective name for a gathering of elephant ecologists?

We don’t know- a herd? But either way the MEME meeting earlier this month was an impressive gathering. An exciting year continues for the dozen-strong team of new generation elephant conservation scientists at Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME). With field projects going on in different parts of the country, it was going to …

New discovery of the flat-headed cat in Pasoh Forest

New work just published in the journal Tropical Conservation Science has provided the first photographic evidence of the flat-headed cat in Pasoh Forest. Research assistant Jamie Wadey working in the School of Geography with Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz used camera traps to photograph two individuals during the daytime in lowland dipterocarp forest. One of the striking photographs …

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 …