Undergraduate student deadlines for thesis submission are next week – UROPS on Monday and Honours on Thursday. In the final stage of the write up, I still begin meetings with “what is your question?” It is a very useful way to keep us orientated as we delve into results.
Liyana Omar (UROPS), distribution and fruit availability of the fish-tail palm (Caryota mitis) on Pulau Ubin. I am struck by the fruit resource this plant provides. Submission deadline: Monday.
Joys Tan (UROPS), the status of human-macaque (Macaca fascicularis) interactions at Woodlands Waterfront. Macaque activity is in a peripheral area of the park and most visitors are active in the core. Submission deadline: Monday. Hwang Wei Song, her examiner walked into the pantry and got a quick briefing; she didn’t realise who he was.
Germaine Leng, diet of the mangrove horseshoe crab (Carcinoscopius rotundicauda) at Sungei Mandai Kechil. I took a power nap in the middle of this session. We examined feeding guilds of the benthic environment, and read a lot of worm papers in response to a remark by her examiner, JC Mendoza during the poster.
Lai Chui Ting (Hons, due Sem 1), status of human-macaque interactions at MacRitchie Reservoir. The pantry light goes off at 6.24pm (shrug). It seems there are just the three groups of monkeys at the south-eastern corner of MacRitchie, the Lornie group seems to be the ones ranging to the cafe and bus stop.
Otterman Holt seniors: Amanda Tan, Chloe Tan (small mammals); Marcus Chua (leopard cat); Meryl Theng (otter); Fung Tze Kwan & Xu Weiting (civets) prepare for the Evening of Biodiversity. This was conducted in Conference Room II. We have a sequence for the talk on the evening of Wed 16 Apr 2014. Now to flesh it up and advertise the talk.
Hmmm, where is Iris Ng (Hons), autecology of the slender squirrel in Singapore? Last heard identifying points of tri-species sympatry in our forests.