Teaching, Symposia & Talks

Lecturer @ NUS Department of Biological Sciences

  • LSM1103 Biodiversity (2007-2015), will be LSM2252 in 2017/18
  • LSM1303 Animal behaviour (2005-)
  • LSM2251 Ecology and the Environment 2010 – (was LSM3251 in 2007-2009)
  • LSM3261 Life Form and Function (2007-2014)
  • MW5202 Innovations in Science Communication (2012-2015)

Guest lectures @ NUS (3 lectures or less; 2007-2015)

  • LSM4261 Marine Ecology (2007-2010)
  • LSM4262 Tropical Conservation (-2015)
  • MW5201 Topics in Science Communication (2012-2014)

Director of Studies at Ridge View Residential College
Oversee the integration of the three compulsory modules for first year students:

  • GEM1917 Understanding and Critiquing Sustainability
  • ES1601 Professional and Academic Communication
  • WR1401 Workplace Readiness

Symposia Organised & Special Talks
An important mechanism to bring people together to share and learn.

The Evening of Biodiversity series, organised to showcase student research and to thank the community who support the research

  • “An Evening of Biodiversity: The Secret Lives of Mammals in Singapore” (Wed 16 Apr 2014 @ NUS LT25) [Otterman speaks; BioD Crew]
  • “An Evening of Biodiversity” (Fri 16 Apr 2010 @ NUS LT27) [BioD Crew]

The Biodiversity of Singapore series, envisaged after the developments at Chek Jawa in 2011-2012, to bring the community together

  • Biodiversity of Singapore IV (01 Aug 2014 @ U Town Auditorium) [boss4]
  • Biodiversity of Singapore III (Sat 24 Sep 2011 @ LT27 w/NParks) [boss3]
  • Biodiversity of Singapore II (Tue 22 May 2007 @ Function Hall, Botany Centre (Tanglin Core) @ Singapore Botanic Gardens w/NParks) [boss2]
  • Biodiversity of Singapore I (Fri 11 & Sat 12 Jul 2003 @ NUS LT25) [boss1]

Other talks


Talks

About the talk, about the speaker, N. Sivasothi – examples.

My students, volunteers and interns give more talks now, see Toddycats outreach.

2016

  1. “Symposium on Marine Pollution in Singapore and South East Asia,” panel speaker at event organised by Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 25 Nov 2016
  2. “Wild otters in Singapore – origins, status and conservation in Singapore” for Parks Festival, NParks, Sat 19 Nov 2016
  3. “Wild otters in Singapore – origins, status and conservation in Singapore” for Yale-NUS College Elm Rector’s Tea, 25 Oct 2016
  4. “Google App for Non-Profits: Experiences from management of ICCS” for Google Asia Pacific, 09 Sep 2016
  5. “Marine Life in Singapore and global threat of marine trash,” for NUS Day of Service, 26 Aug 2016
  6. “Marine Life in Singapore and global threat of marine trash,” for Raffles Girls School, 30 Aug 2016
  7. “Evolution of the Otter Working Group Singapore,” for 13th International Otter Congress, 06 Jul 2016
  8. “Marine Life in Singapore and global threat of marine trash,” for Apple South Asia, 22 Apr 2016
  9. “Marine Life in Singapore and global threat of marine trash,” for Ngee Ann Polytechnic Second Year Mechanical Engineering students, 18 Apr 2016
  10. Panel speaker, “Going Wild: Writing As Nature Disappears” with Ow Yeong Wai Kit & Jan Latta. Words Go Round, Singapore Writers Festival, National Library, 12 Mar 2016
  11. “Lessons of hope for Chek Jawa: recovery, restoration and rehabilitation,” lecture for Duke University Urban Tropical Ecology class (Dan Rittschoff), 02 Feb 2016
  12. Panel speaker, “Communities in Nature, Our BiodiverCity, Our Future”. Future of Us (FoU) Exhibition: A Cleaner, Greener and Smarter Home, 14 Jan 2016

2015

  1. “Otters in Singapore,” Palawan Amphitheatre, Sentosa, 07 Nov 2015
  2. “What happened at Chek Jawa: lessons from Citizen-Government engagement of 2011/2012. College of Alice and Peter Tan, NUS, 08 Oct 2015
  3. “The Changing Landscape of Conservation in Singapore,” panel with Leong Kwok Peng, Koh Chaik Hong, & Lucy Davis. CantikLah, National Library, 20 Sep 2015
  4. “Chek Jawa: A case study of citizen-government engagement,” lecture for Duke University Urban Tropical Ecology class (Prof Dan Rittschoff), 19 May 2015

2014

  1. “Teaching and Learning in the Field,” Roundtable with Mohamed Effendy, Stephanie Lo-Philip & Chris McMorran. 7th International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 11 Dec 2014
  2. “Conservation Biology in Southeast Asia,” 7th Malaysian High School Teachers Workshop. Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 25 May 2015
  3. “Cats: A wild carnivore on our streets,” Cat Talk, NUS PEACE, 14 Oct 2014
  4. Ubin Talk – 18 Oct 2014
  5. Public observations of mass emergence of Lyssa zampa, the tropical swallowtail moth. NParks & NSS, 05 Jul 2014
  6. Biodiversity & Research on Pulau Ubin – 18 Oct 2014
  7. “Protecting Chek Jawa – Past, Present and Future,” with Eric Lim & Joseph Lai, after the screening of “Remember Chek Jawa”, Singapore HeritageFest, National Museum, 27 Jul 2014
  8. ChekJawa-Govt-Citizen Engagement-30may2014
  9. “Lessons from Chek Jawa, communication, strategies and engagement in Singapore,” lecture for Duke University Urban Tropical Ecology class (Prof Dan Rittschoff), 24 Mar 2014
  10. “Otters of Singapore: Status, distribution and ecology.” For Gardens by the Bay staff lunch time talk, 21 Feb 2014
  11. “Zoological Explorations of Singapore.” Darwin Day 2014 organised by the Humanist Society @ Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, 13 Feb 2014.

2013

  1. “Chek Jawa: marine awareness and an awakening of environmental conservation in Singapore,” NUS Master of Environmental Management Seminar, Fri 30 Aug 2013: 6.00pm-7.30pm:
  2. SAJC Learning Festival, Fri 26 Jul 2013: 9.30am & 10.30am – Title TBD
  3. “ICCS and the challenge of marine litter” for RGS Secondary 1 cohort, Tue 16 Jul 2013: 1.00pm
  4. RJC Bioweek, Fri 12 Jul 2013: 7.55am – 8.50am – Title TBD
  5. ACS(I) 10th IP (Integrated Programme) Symposium, Tue 09 Jul 2013: 9.00am
  6. “ICCS and the challenge of marine litter” at the Keep Singapore Clean Conference, Sat 29 Jun 2013
  7. “Zoological Explorations in Singapore,” NUS Science Alumni Day (“Science on Saturday”), 08 Jun 2013
  8. “What happened at Chek Jawa,” at the B2B “Gov-Citizen Engagement 2013: Converting Online Engagement into Real World Participation,” 30 May 2013, Traders Hotel.
  9. “Opportunities with the NUS Life Sciences programme and life after graduation”, NUS High School of Mathematics and Science Career Day, 18 May 2013
  10. “Getting the Best Out of Your University Years: Critical Lessons from 25 years at NUS!”, NUS Science Open House, 18 May 2013
  11. NUS Master of Environmental Management Alumni’s “Our Heritage in Nature” seminar, 11 May 2013
  12. NEA’s Clean & Green pre-Hackathon Workshop, 22 Apr 2013
  13. “Lessons from Chek Jawa, communication, strategies and engagement in Singapore,” lecture for Duke University Urban Tropical Ecology class (Dan Rittschoff), 01 Apr 2013
  14. “Zoological Explorations in Singapore feat What makes a good science project.” Scientific Thinking Programme, Republic Polytechnic. 22 Mar 2013
  15. “Trees are our friends, let us be friends to trees.” Launch of The Mango Tree by Hidayah Amin. The Pod, National Library, 16 Mar 2013.

2012

  1. “Marine Life in Singapore and the Impact of Man.” CHIJ Katong Convent, 22 May 2012 [International Day of Biodiversity] [blog post].
  2. “Zoological Explorations in Singapore.” Raffles Institution JC Biology Class, End of semester Enrichment Lecture, 16 May 2012. [lecture]
  3. “Marine Life in Singapore and the Impact of Man.” Youth Environment Day @ ACS(I), 20 Apr 2012. [Earth Day]
  4. “Otters, Dolphins, Turtles, Crocodiles and other surprising marine life in Singapore and the Threat of Plastic in Our Oceans.” ICCS Assembly talk, CHIJ Toa Payoh, 18 Apr 2012. [Earth Day] Maxine Mowe replaced me.
  5. “Zoological Explorations in Singapore, with examples of data analysis and presentation.” Scientific Thinking Programme, Republic Polytechnic. 13 April 2012
  6. “Reflections on IT” (TBD) – RGS Staff Development Day – 04 Apr 2012.
  7. About Chek Jawa (TBD) for Michael Gumert’s Conservation Psychology class, NIE/NTU – 31 Jan 2012
  8. “Social Groups in Animals” for Certificate in Animal Management for Widlife Reserves SIngapore – 10 Jan 2012
  9. “Search, citation and plagiarism: skills for a digital age have to be taught!” BuzzEd (CIT, NUS), 05 Jan 2012.
  10. “10 things I wish someone had told me when I started teaching,” <a href="http://www.cit.nus.edu.sg/buzzed/2012/“>PDP-T (CDTL, NUS), 04 Jan 2012.

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Education

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