Meetings in the pantry as deadlines loom

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hmmm, where is Iris Ng (Hons), autecology of the slender squirrel in Singapore? Last heard identifying points of tri-species sympatry in our forests.

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