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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Plenary talk at the Society for Tropical Ecology meeting

  Here’s a great photo of Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz delivering his keynote talk at the Society for Tropical Ecology 2015 meeting in Zurich this week. More information on the conference can be found here which had a theme of “Resilience of Tropical Ecosystems: Future challenges and opportunities” Here is a link to the conference website  

UNMC Open Day

          The School was out in force for the University Open Day on 14 Match 2015, when prospective students and parents visited campus to learn more about the courses that we offer. Geography had displays on the BSc Environmental Science and a demonstration of the drones use for remote sensing. Here …

A great day of postgraduate research talks

Each year the School gets together for an update on our postgraduate’s research work. To accommodate the growing number of researchers in the School, we’ll run two presentation sessions this year, with MRes students presenting next week,but this week we heard from five PhD students who have been in the school for between 1 and …

Special board meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Asia Section, at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

SCB-Asia is now in the process of defining the section’s strategic plan. Members of the board and some guests met in our Kuala Lumpur Teaching Center on 19-20 January to work on the strategic plan. It’s great to see things moving with SCB-Asia and that UNMC can play a role in that. More soon!

PhD student K. Nagulendran (Nagu) presents at IUCN World parks congress in Sydney- watch the talk

The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 (http://worldparkscongress.org) was held in Sydney in November 2014. It is a landmark global forum on protected areas held every 10 years once. The Congress shares knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Our PhD student K. Nagulendran (Nagu) from School of …