Friday, September 21, 2012

The Wallace Lectures - Marine Biodiversity: Known and Unknown


I attended the latest instalment of the Wallace Lectures. Conducted by Dr. Bertrand Richer de Forges, it was an overview about some of the amazing and mysterious deep-sea communities, many of which were only discovered in the last 50 years, as well as a discussion of how much more we still don't know about marine biodiversity.


Naturally, I live-tweeted much of the session, under the hasthag #WallaceBertrandRicherdeForges, and here are my tweets from that evening and photos of some of his slides, compiled as a Storify:

Ria also blogged about the lecture over at Wild Shores of Singapore.


Dr. Bertrand Richer de Forges will be providing his expertise for the dredging surveys, to be done during the October Expedition for our Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey; he was in town earlier this year as part of the first Expedition. It'll be great to get a clearer idea of what lives at the bottom of the Johor Straits.