Otterman Holt

Student research on faunal ecology, mangroves of Singapore, public awareness and human-wildlife interaction

183 evebiod2 16apr2014 prab At the Evening of Biodiversity II (16 Apr 2014); L-R: Meryl, Germaine, Marcus, Chloe, Amanda, Joys, Sivasothi (front), Chui Ting, Iris, Weiting, Liyana, Tze Kwan

2018/9
Hons

  1. Liow Jia Zhen Tina – The feeding ecology of Smooth-coated Otters Lutrogale perspicillata in Singapore.
  2. Koh Julya Everlyn – Population distribution and reproductive ecology of the Cinnamon Bush Frog Nyctixalus pictus in Singapore
  3. Loh Wanqi – The Common Palm Civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Pallas, 1777) in Wessex, Singapore: their ecological role and human perception.
  4. Magena Yeo – Examining the ethological basis to “Monkey Guarding” – a behavioural precedure utilised in integrated management towards deconflicting human-long-tailed macaque interactions.

UROPS

  1. Mohammad Noh Bin Mohammad Ismail (LSM3289, 8MC; submits in Sem 1 AY2018/19) – Population status of the Common Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) and Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore.
  2. Tan Yan Hui Shaina (LSM3288 4MC; submits in Sem 1 AY2018/19) – Dynamics of marine debris on non-recreational beaches in Singapore: retention rates, lateral movement and sources.

Master’s in Environmental Management

  1. Chua Jie Ling Trina – Evolution of the community development model in the Friends of Parks initiative in Singapore.

2017/8
Hons

  1. Ho Lijean – Frequency, distribution and site analysis of mammal roadkills in Singapore.
  2. Quek Xue Han – Status of poaching in Singapore: an investigation of its occurrence, diversity and distribution from Dec 2014 to Jan 2018.
  3. Tay Sianglin – Targeting source, route and point of disposal to eliminate on-the-go recycling contamination.

UROPS

  1. Lim Wei Zhi (LSM3289; submits in Sem 1) – Territoriality in two families of smooth-coated otters in the Marina Bay catchment of Singapore.
  2. Tang Yong Jen (LSM2288, 4MC; submits in Sem 1) – Herptiles of NUS: pre-monsoonal diversity, distribution and temporal variation.
  3. Quek Xiao Tong (LSM2289, 8MC) – Establishing a monitoring mechanism for long-tailed macaque-human interactions with considerations for pre-empting conflict.
  4. Fatin Nadzirah Bte Zahari (LSM3289, 8MC) –  Home range and activity patterns of three troops of long-tailed macaques Macaca fascicularis Raffles, 1821 in the environs of Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS).
  5. Everlyn Julya Koh (LSM3288, 4MC; submits in Sem 2) – The herpetofauna of NUS: post-monsoonal diversity and distribution, and temporal trends.
  6. Denise Ong Rui Ying (LSM3288, 4MC; submits in Sem 2) – Population distribution, structure, activity pattern and diet of Oriental Pied Hornbill in the Queenstown/Commonwealth area.
  7. Mohammad Noh Bin Mohammad Ismail (LSM3289, 8MC; submits in Sem 1 AY2018/19) – Population status of the Common Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) and Estuarine crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore.

Master’s in Environmental Management

  1. Chua Jie Ling Trina (begins Sem I)
  2. Wong Hiu Fung (study report; submits in Sem 1) – Evolution of environmental volunteering for the conservation of the marine environment of Singapore.

2016/7Hons

  1. Max Khoo De Yuan – The population status of smooth-coated otters (Lutrogale perspicillata) in Singapore
  2. Ong Shu Yi – The identification, characterisation and management of mammal roadkill hotspots on mainland Singapore
  3. Lau Jun Jie – Behavioural traits and vocalisations of a family of smooth-coated otters Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy, 1826) in the urban environment of Singapore
  4. Lim Hui-Wen Chanelle – The identity and ecology of three troops of long-tailed macaques Macaca fascicularis Raffles, 1821 in the environs of Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS)
  5. Lim Zong Xian – An autecology study of host-obligate bat fly parasites (Insecta: Nycteribiidae & Streblidae) w/Ian Mendenhall
  6. Elaine Sam Hui Xian – Recycling contamination in NUS: a study on prevailing attitudes and strategies to improve campus recycling
  7. Vivian Balachandran (NTU) – How Psychological Beliefs Affect the Practices of Recreational Fishermen in Singapore

Master’s in Environmental Management

  1. Wong Hiu Fung – Evolution of the role of the public in the management of the marine environment of Singapore.

2015/6
Hons

  1. Tham Si Ting Claudine – The diversity and abundance of tadpoles (Amphibia: Anura) in four hill streams of Singapore
  2. Tan See Yi – The status, distribution and public awareness of the endangered coastal horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas), green turtle (Chelonia mydas) and hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) in Singapore.
  3. Soh Pei Yee Amanda – Characterising human-macaque interactions at Woodlands Waterfront Park
  4. Tan Jia Xiu – Designing and assessing the feasibility of an integrated plan to manage human-macaque conflict at MacRitchie Reservoir Park
  5. Diana Afiqah Binte Mohamed Juwahir – The impact status of two well-used trails in primary forest fragments in Singapore

UROPS

  1. Nicole Siew Wan Ru (LSM3289) – Characterisation of two primary forest streams in Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  2. Max Khoo De Yuan (LSM3288) – Home range and diurnal activity pattern of two family groups of Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy, 1826) along the Kallang River

MSc

  1. Fung Tze Kwan – Diet, home range and ecological role of the common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) in Singapore
  2. Natalie Monica Kartikasari – Development of “Just in Time” lectures to communicate conservation awareness through nature/environment educators
  3. Heng Peiyan – Motivation, Value and Role of volunteers in biodiversity education programmes in Singapore

Holt seniors – Marcus Chua, Xu Weiting, Fung Tze Kwan, Amanda Tan, Meryl Theng & Chloe Tan.

2014/5
Hons

  1. Lai Chui Ting – Factors contributing to human-long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) conflict at MacRitchie Reservoir Park and suggestions for pre-emptive management. Submitted Semester 1.
  2. Tan Qiao Hao Joys – Ranging behaviour of the Hindhede Macaca fascicularis Raffles, 1821 troop, during the closure of Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Singapore.
  3. Quek Zheng Bin Randolph – A preliminary investigation into the autecology of the clustered fishtail palm Caryota mitis Lour 1790.
  4. Cheong Ka Min Delicia – Marine trash in Singei Mandai Kechil mangrove, Singapore: abundance, composition and distribution.
  5. Lee Lijin, Audrey – Human-ecosystem conflict in Singapore: diversity, spatiality and legally; and a study of encroachment in prohibited nature areas.
  6. Zhang Yuchen – The distribution and characteristion of coastal streams on mainland Singapore.

UROPS

  1. Ng Lin Yu (UROPS) – Morphometrics and seasonal abundance of the tropical swallowtail moth, Lyssa zampa
  2. Yeo Qi Wei Jocelyn (UROPS) – The influence of the common palm civet on post-masting seed distribution and growth of the False Olive (Champereia manillana) in Pulau Ubin
  3. Tham Si Ting Claudine (LSM3288) – Characterisation of a freshwater stream in Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and implications for long-term management.
  4. Ong Shu Yi (LSM2289) – Characterisation of a brackish water stream in north-east Singapore with reccomendations for conservation of a rare habitat.

MSc

  1. Xu Weiting – Bukit Timah Nature Reserve: an investigation of communication strategies, stakeholder participation and public perception.
  2. Fung Tze Kwan – Diet, home range and ecological role of the common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) in Singapore
  3. Waverly Aw – Perceptions of climate change in Singapore and its implications.
  4. Wee Kin Guan – An evaluation of the Science Centre Observatory’s communication through Sidewalk Astronomy and Public Outreach.

2014Hons/UROPS

  1. Leng Jun Mun Germaine – The diet of the mangrove horseshoe crab Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda (Latreille, 1802) in the tidal streams and mudflat of Sungei Mandai Kechil
  2. Ng Xin Yi Iris – The distribution, microhabitat use and activity pattern of the slender squirrel, Sundasciurus tenuis, and sympatric species in forests of Singapore
  3. Lai Chui Ting – Factors contributing to human-long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) conflict in Singapore and strategies for pre-emptive management (submits in Sem 2/2014)
  4. Nurliyana Omar (UROPS) – Resource availability of the clumping fishtail palm, Caryota mitis, for the common palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) along the trail edges of Pulau Ubin, Singapore
  5. Tan Qiao Hao Joys (UROPS) – Evaluating the status of human-macaque interactions at a coastal park in Singapore and a proposal of a rapid assessment method

2013

  1. Tan Yi Ting Chloe – Differential distribution of ground-dwelling small mammals across old and young secondary forests and scrublands in Singapore
  2. Chua Jia Yu – The ecology of the house shrew (Suncus murinus) in young secondary forests and urban sites in Singapore
  3. Yeo Hui Fen Genevieve – The population status and diet of the Common Palm Civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Pallas, 1777) in the Wessex – Tanglin Halt environs
  4. Neo Pei Jun – Autecology of a native and an introduced Callosciurus spp. in the former Bidadari cemetery and their interactions
  5. Leng Jun Mun Germaine (UROPS) – Population and distribution of the mangrove horseshoe crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda) in tidal streams of Sungei Mandai Kechil MK3 stream system

M.Sc (Zoology)

  1. Chua Aik Hwee Marcus (2013) – Ecology and conservation of the leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis (Kerr, 1792) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in Singapore

2012

  1. Tan Hui-Ning Amanda – Small mammal communities at the Bukit Timah and Central Catchment Nature Reserves in the vicinity of the proposed eco-link
  2. Mei Ailian – The visibility of community cats (Felis catus) in encounter zones of HDB estates in Singapore
  3. Theng Tze Yin Meryl – Autecology of the Smooth-coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy, 1826) along the Johor Straits, Singapore
  4. Ong Say Lin (UROPS) – Wild pig (Sus scrofa) distribution in mainland Singapore and human- wildlife management challenges.
  5. Naomi Lee Min Vivien (UROPS) – Bat communities in Singapore

2011

  1. Fung Tze Kwan – The diet of the common palm civet, Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Pallas, 1777) in urban and forested environments in Singapore
  2. Teo Yong Jian Glendon – Morphology of the zoea larvae stages of Singapore’s mangrove tree-climbing crabs (Decopoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae)
  3. Cheo Pei Rong (UROPS) – Substrate Preference and Population Distribution of the Thorny Sea Cucumber (Colochirus quadrangularis) at Changi Beach
  4. Lee Bee Yan (UROPS) – Species diversity and recruitment of mangrove brachyuran crabs in western Sungei Mandai Besar mangrove
  5. Ker Yi Hao Jessica (UROPS) – Mangrove crab diversity and activity patterns of Perisesarma eumolpe (de man, 1895) and Perisesarma indiarum (Tweedie, 1940) in Mandai Besar Mangrove, Singapore
  6. Wong Ze Lin (UROPS) – Mangrove brachyuran crabs community between exposed and shaded areas along the forest fringe at the estuary of Sungei Mandai Besar, Singapore
  7. Tan Wei Min Kenneth (UROPS) – Population status of the Common Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore
  8. Mei Ailian (UROPS) – Peak activity and home range of community cats in a mature TNRM estate
  9. Theng Tze Yin Meryl (UROPS) – Status, distribution and diet of the Smooth-coated Otter Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy, 1826) in Singapore

2010

  1. Xu Weiting – Autecology and public awareness of the Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Pallas, 1777) in an urban environment in Singapore.
  2. Chua Yi Teng – Distribution and biology of the endemic Johnson’s freshwater crab, Irmengardia johnsoni
  3. Siti Aisyah Binte Jamal – Gut morphology of mangrove tree-climbing crabs in Singapore.
  4. Khew Yu Ting Joanne – Morphology, abundance and periodicity of the first zoea stage larvae of mangrove tree-climbing crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura: Sesarmidae)
  5. Li Xiu Jing Rachael – Diet of the wild boar (Sus scrofa) on Pulau Ubin and implications on conservation management
  6. Chung Yi Fei (UROPS) – The population status of common palm civets (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) in the secondary forest fragment at Holland Woods
  7. Khoo Chun Kiat Edward (UROPS) – A preliminary study of distribution of freshwater crabs in Nee Soon Freshwater Swamp Forest, Singapore
  8. Tan Hui-Ning Amanda (UROPS, Oct 2010) – The population of the Red Jungle Fowl (Gallus gallus) in a forest fragment in Bukit Batok

2009

  1. Su Linting Theresa – Feeding ecology of large carnivorous mudskippers in Singapore mangroves.
  2. Chua Aik Hwee Marcus – Can medium-sized terrestrial mammals coexist with man on Pulau Ubin?
  3. Xie Huiru (UROPS) – Morphometrics of Selatium brockii: Is there evidence for allometric growth?
  4. Chua Jie Ling Trina (UROPS) – Tidal activity patterns of the giant mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri

2008

  1. Su Yuhan – Conservation attitudes towards nature: A Singapore perspective.
  2. Ng Jia Jun Daniel – Population status and distribution of a Singapore endemic freshwater crab, Johora singaporensis
  3. Loh Kok Sheng (UROPS) – Mass mortality and recruitment of intertidal marine invertebrates in Chek Jawa, Singapore.
  4. Su Linting Theresa (UROPS) – Fauna of Kent Ridge: Species diversity trends
  5. Chen Deixian (UROPS) – Fauna of Kent Ridge: Spider diversity and the identification of common spiders
  6. Tan Wei-ping Alicia (UROPS) – Fauna of Kent Ridge: Status and distribution of the Anura
  7. Wong Ai Li Audrey (UROPS) – Fauna of Kent Ridge: Preliminary assessment of the insect fauna

2004

  1. Hong Ruixia Fiona – Population and distribution of the mangrove horseshoe crab Carcinoscopius rotundicauda at the Kranji Nature Trail estuaries, Western Johor Straits [web]
  2. Teo Yen Ling – Population and distribution of mangrove prawns at the Kranji Nature Trail estuaries, Western Johor Straits [web]

2002

  1. Chan Puay San Grace – Aspects of the ecology of the mangrove crabs Metopograpsus frontalis and Metopograpsus latifrons (Brachyura: Grapsidae: Grapsinae) in Singapore.

Master’s ThesisM.Sc (Zoology)

  1. Chua Aik Hwee Marcus (2013) – Ecology and conservation of the leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis (Kerr, 1792) (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in Singapore

M.Sc (Science Communication) [MW5200]

  1. Neo Zhu Lin (2013) – Examining learning-related behaviour at multiuser exhibits by visitors at the Science Centre Singapore
  2. Yenata Filia Wijaya (2013) – Qualitative media analysis of genetically modified food debate in the New Scientist and Straits Times 1998 – 2012
  3. Anu Priya Nair (2013) – The influence of media and education on attitudes towards human-macaque conflict in Singapore
  4. Tan Ngee Tiang (2013) – The influence of an environmental programme on Brownies interest and motivation in science and conservation

M.Sc (Environmental Management)

  1. Wong Yueat Tin (2012) – Development of the Singapore Blue Plan and the current state of public awareness and interest in the local marine environment
  2. Mohd Shali Buang (2003) – What affects the satisfaction of visitors to Chek Jawa and how to mitigate impact
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