Research Interests

The Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Lab is led by Dr. David Bickford, an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Science Group (formerly known as the Biodiversity Group) at the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. The lab is multi-faceted with many projects, interests, and study topics, focusing on terrestrial vertebrate ecology, evolution, and conservation. Goals include describing, explaining, and protecting biodiversity with a focus on Southeast Asia. We are a multi-national, multi-lingual, and multi-cultural lab with interests in behavior, evolution, systematics, biogeography, ecology, and conservation.

Recent Lab News

  • Assessing species vulnerability to climate change. Nature Climate Change 2015
  • Introducing One Health to the Ethical Debate About Zoonotic Diseases in Southeast Asia. Bioethics 2015
  • In search of Roadkill-Researcher is studying how many reptiles and amphibians die here due to vehicle collisions. Straits Times, 1st February 2015.
  • Rare Bush Frog Breeds inside Bamboo. BBC, 29th October 2014.
  • Monitor that Lizard. Straits Times, 25th October 2014
  • Selective Logging hurts Rainforest Frogs. Mongabay, 21st August 2014.