I supervise final-year (honours) projects for Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) and Life Sciences students. Most of their projects relate to urban ecology, but the topics they address are diverse.

As for my approach… I know that some honours supervisors prefer to give their students projects that they conceptualise for them (sometimes complete with protocols). I don’t necessarily take that route. Students in my lab can create their own projects or tackle one of my ideas.

Either way, they must at least contribute in a major way to developing their questions and designing their studies, because to me, the main learning outcome from an honours project is an enhanced ability to think creatively, critically and independently about a line of investigation (and to see it through from start to finish).

At regular lab meetings, students openly discuss how their work is progressing. I actively encourage them to help and support one another in all aspects of their projects. This way they don’t work alone in the field and they engage in peer coaching and acquire knowledge and skills in areas outside their topics.

The links below will take you to descriptions of what my students have done or are doing.

Prab s/o Ramanathan
AY 2014/15
Bird diversity in park connectors

Kelly TAN Siang Ting
AY 2014/15
Seed dispersers in forest fragments

WONG Zi Jin
AY 2015/16
Perceptions of urban beekeeping

KOH Jeh Yie Wilson
AY 2015/16
Traffic noise and the dawn chorus

CHUA Li En Jacqueline
AY 2015/16
Effect of haze on bats at water

CHO Koi Jong Jermain
AY 2015/16
Aircraft flyovers and biophony

CHAI Jia Yi Zoe
AY 2015/16
Bats in commensal roosts

LUM Wen Hao Deon
AY 2016/17
Responses of street dogs to approach

Joan LIM Hui Mian
AY 2016/17
Domestic cat predation on wildlife

Michelle GAN Wan Jie
AY 2016/17
Effect of artificial light on bats

Roanna PANG Yong Ting
AY 2017/18
People who feed street dogs

Cheryl YIP Yi Xiu
AY 2017/18
Knowledge and views on bats

LEE Ee Meng Kenneth
AY 2017/18
Effects of the LED retrofit on bats

Angela CHAN An Qi
AY 2017/18
Fruit-bat diet on an urban gradient

NG Shu Tian
AY 2018/19
Kiasuism & conscious consumption

LIM Kai Ning
AY 2018/19
Impacts of drones on bats

GOH Fang Ni
AY 2018/19
Mammalian uptake of heavy metals

CHEONG Hui Ping
AY 2018/19
Aircraft flyovers and biophony

Johnathan WONG Wing Hoy
AY 2019/20
Invasive snails and their nematodes

QIU Jiahui
AY 2019/20
The departmental water footprint

TAN Yan Hui Shaina
AY 2019/20
The departmental carbon footprint