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Just out: fruit bats, diet and potential ecosystem services

Of Singapore's 20+ bat species, perhaps none epitomises the urban denizen better than the dog-faced fruit bat (Cynopterus brachyotis). You can find this bat almost everywhere on the urbanisation gradient, and this bat seems to have adapted well to city life (notwithstanding the apparent genetic impacts of urbanisation) - including by adopting the behaviour of [...]

By |2020-07-20T05:50:53+00:00July 20th, 2020|Bats, biodiversity, Ecosystem services, Urbanisation|Comments Off on Just out: fruit bats, diet and potential ecosystem services

From jungle to concrete jungle – biodiversity in an increasingly urban world

https://youtu.be/u9Ip6vBUXIs This is an invited presentation that I gave for the Faculty of Science at the National University of Singapore on the occasion of an outreach event organised for junior college students. It gives an overview of how urbanisation is not only a major factor in the ongoing loss of biodiversity, but also a trend [...]

By |2015-10-31T05:26:54+00:00October 30th, 2015|biodiversity|Comments Off on From jungle to concrete jungle – biodiversity in an increasingly urban world
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