It is with great sadness that I share the news that Dr Ong Bee Lian passed away last night (23 March 2015) after a long illness. She was a long standing member of the department from the time she was a student (B.Sc. Honours) University of Singapore. After receiving her PhD in Germany, she joined the faculty (Botany) in 1986. Many count Bee Lian as a close friend and colleague. She was a passionate teacher and mentor of our undergraduates.
Paul Matsudaira 24 March 2015
The study, conducted by PhD student
Seshadri K S and Assistant Professor
David Bickford from the NUS
Department of Biological Sciences,
found that the white spotted bush
frog (Raorchestes chalazodes) is
currently only one of two species
known to adopt this intriguing
NUS Knowledge Enterprise 16 Dec 2014
Asst Prof Frank Rheindt from the Dept of Biological Sciences is one of the authors of a paper describing a new species of bird from Sulawesi in Indonesia. The bird has been named Muscicapa sodhii, in honour of the late conservation biologist Professor Navjot Sodhi from NUS
5 Dec 2014
"....Everywhere you look, organisms have been inventing different solutions to creating the same color," says Antonia Monteiro, who studies butterfly wings in Singapore."
NPR Science Desk 12 Nov 2014