Texas Society of Mammalogists Meeting

Last weekend, Maria and Marina went to the Texas Society of Mammalogists (TSM) annual meeting in Junction, TX. Marina presented a poster entitled “Comparing three bat acoustic sampling methodologies for large-scale surveys” and she got great comments and feedback from researchers actively pursuing bat surveys in various states. Maria was a judge for the TSM oral presentation and Packard (overall best oral presentation) awards. At this meeting Molly McDonough (from Baker’s lab) won the overall best presentation award for a paper on African rodents entitled “Phylogenetic relationships of southern African rodents of the genus Gerbilliscus (Muridae: Gerbillinae).

 

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Article in Malaysian Applied Biology

Last semester, Dr Zubaid gave the keynote address at UPM regarding the activities of the bat group at the local, regional and international levels. A number of people were impressed and said that it could be used as a model for forming groups to study other animal groups. As a consequence, the editorial board of the journal Malaysian Applied Biology asked us to put together a review of our activities. With help from Julie and Ain, we got something together for the December issue.

Kingston, T.Juliana, S., Nurul-Ain, E., Hashim, R. & Zubaid, A (2012). The Malaysian Bat Conservation Research Unit: From a national model to an international network. Malaysian Applied Biology, 41(2): 1–10. 

The article can be found on my Researchgate page.