Entries Categorized as 'Seminars'

Talks at National Junior College High

Date October 30, 2012

As part of National Junior College High’s Science & Discovery Day, the Hantu Blog gave a talk to some 200 Junior High students, over two sessions.

Marine Talks at National Geographic Store

Date November 29, 2011

On Saturday, it was my turn to give a talk at the National Geographic Store at Vivocity. I’m really happy that the store decided to create this marine month for a few of us to share with others our experience of exploring our seas and coastline. Walking around the store, we see a lot of […]

Students talk about Singapore's future

Date November 14, 2009

Last month, the Hantu Blog was invited to attend the Green Singapore 2050 Summit by the Singapore Environmental Council, to give a talk about Singapore’s coral reefs and why they should be protected. About 300 students from various primary and secondary schools in Singapore attended the 4-hr talk, and learned about a variety of issues […]

Nature is Changing: Copenhagen and beyond – what does it mean for Asia?

Date October 27, 2009

Event title: Nature is Changing: Copenhagen & Beyond – What does it mean for Asia? Date/Time: 11 Nov 2009, 5-7pm Venue: Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Auditorium, Level 3 Blk B, Faculty of Law, NUS Bukit Timah Campus, 469G Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259772 RSVP: Admission is free, but registration is required. To […]

Free Lecture: The Influence of Climate Change on Maritime Australia and Pacific Islands: Biology and Business

Date October 23, 2009

Presented by Professor Michael Kingsford, Head of the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, JCU Australia Synopsis: Global climate change is the biggest issue facing resource managers and poses a great challenge to businesses. Unless business adapts to changing resources, gives greater attention to sustainable behaviour and reduces the use of fossil fuel then there […]

Thought coral reefs were the "rainforests of the sea"?

Date October 9, 2009

Well, if you were at Siti M Yaakub’s talk about sea grasses this evening, you would’ve heard something else! Turns out sea grass beds are worth about ten times more to the global economy than rain forests! Siti’s enthusiastic presentation made learning about seagrasses fun and fascinating! With the simple diagram above (which Siti claims […]

8 Oct (Thu): "Dugongs: Mysterious Mermaids or Meat?"

Date October 7, 2009

Prof Helene Marsh is giving a talk about dugongs later this week! And a prelude to Prof Marsh’s talk is Siti Maryam Yaakub of TeamSeagrass. Siti will share about seagrasses of Singapore and the efforts being made to better understand manage these valuable ecosystems.

21-23 Oct (Wed-Fri): ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009

Date September 28, 2009

The theme of the ASEAN Conference on Biodiversity 2009 is “Biodiversity in Focus – 2010 and Beyond”. The sub-themes selected for the Conference reflect the current global and regional priorities: (a) Biodiversity and Climate Change; (b) Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilisation; and (c) Economics of Ecosystems […]

29 Sep (Tue): Talk on "Climate Change and Marine Biodiversity – Lessons from a Small Red Dot"

Date September 28, 2009

A talk by Prof. Peter Ng, as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Department of Biological Sciences, the National University of Singapore. The biodiversity implications of climate change events are very grave and a whole suite of catastrophes have been predicted; from massive changes in ecosystems, die-offs of whole communities and mass extinctions […]

Free Talk! Walk on the Wild Side: Marine Conservation in Singapore

Date September 18, 2009

Date: 26 Sep, Saturday Time: 3pm – 4pm Venue: Tampines Regional Library, Auditorium (Level 3) Speaker: Mr Jeffrey Low Language: English Admission is free. No registration or reservation is needed. Singapore is well known as a “Garden City”, but there is  another “garden” that most people do not see that exists just off shore. Singapore’s […]