The Joint Genome Institute’s (JGI) highly competitive Community Science Program has recently awarded project approval to Assistant Professor Adriana Lopes dos Santos of the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) for a new research venture on unicellular green algae.
Impact of climate and land use change override natural history in influence on forest ecosystems, global study shows
Global climatic and land-use changes are the factors that most strongly influence change in terrestrial ecosystems today, shows a recent global study published in Nature Communications co-authored by ASE researchers Dr Kenny Png and Professor David Wardle.
ASE undergrad Alexis Goh Regional Winner in The Global Undergraduate Awards 2020 with CN Yang wildlife camera trap study
Congratulations to ASE undergraduate Ms. Alexis Goh, who has been recognized by the Global Undergraduate Awards 2020 as a Highly Commended entrant and Regional winner for Asia in the Earth & Environmental Sciences category!
Our warmest congratulations to Professor Kerry Sieh, who has been awarded Professor Emeritus status! In a Professor Installation Ceremony that took place before the NTU President’s State of the University Address on 15 September, four retired NTU Professors, of which two are from the CoS, were conferred this honour. Professor Kerry Sieh retired after ten years as director of the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) in January this year.
Ong Xin Rui has just started her PhD on dung beetles and their feeding networks working in the Tropical Ecology & Entomology Lab at ASE with Assistant Professor Eleanor Slade. In the last month, she has been awarded the Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarship, and kicked off her PhD with a publication. Congratulations!
Every year in CoS, dozens of PhD students defend their thesis and earn their doctorate, the highest university degree. In this series, we catch up with some new doctors to find out about their experience of doing a PhD in CoS, what made them embark on the intense four year journey and what plans they have for the future. Next up, we have Dr Stephen Pansino, a Research Fellow with the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS).
ASE Professor David Wardle has been elected as a Foreign Member to the Academia Europaea in their 2020 round. Academia Europaea is a prestigious pan-European Academy with the purpose of “…advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages.”
Congratulations to CoS PhD Students on Placing in the Top 3 of the 2020 Three Minute Thesis NTU Finale!
Eleven schools in NTU participated in the 2020 Three Minute Thesis NTU Finale, which was held in mid-August largely as a virtual competition due to COVID-19. The Three Minute Thesis challenges research students to effectively explain the significance of their projects to a non-specialist audience in just three minutes.
Dr Shawn Lum, a senior lecturer at the Asian School of the Environment and President of the Nature Society Singapore, has recently been awarded the Public Service and Long Service Medals. Previously a member of the Public Utilities Board (PUB)’s Water Network Panel for over ten years, his expertise has helped shape the various programs and initiatives spearheaded by the PUB. Science@NTU caught up with Dr Lum to find out more about his time on the panel, and also his views on water and nature issues.
Our warmest congratulations to Dr. Deepa Mele Veedu, recipient of the Graduate College Research Excellence Award (AY 2019-2020). Dr. Veedu received the award in recognition of outstanding research achievements during her Ph. D. candidature with ASE/EOS.