Friday, September 21, 2012

The Wallace Lectures - Marine Biodiversity: Known and Unknown

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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.

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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.

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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.

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