20 Jul '12, 11am

Wild Shores of Singapore: Learning about Australia's marine biodiversity at the first Wallace Lecture by @wildsingapore

Wild Shores of Singapore: Learning about Australia's marine biodiversity at the first Wallace Lecture by @wildsingapore

Yesterday, I attended the eye-opening talk by Dr. Peter Davie: The Wallace Lectures "Marine Biodiversity in Australia: Exploration, Documentation, Conservation and Public Engagement" He shared valuable insights into what goes on in a scientific expedition, what taxonomy is about and why it is important, nature outreach and how ordinary people can contribute. There was a good crowd gathered for the talk! I was seated with Grace Chua of the Straits Times, and Ivan (in blue) who live tweeted the talk #WallacePeterDavie . While Marcus will probably blog soon about the talk. Dr Davie works, among others, on the amazingly rich Queensland shores. I was particularly fascinated by Dr Davie's story about why it's important to get the taxonomy of even our most familiar sea creatures right. For example, the Mud crabs , which we so love as Chilli crab! They are distributed widely in th...

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