The National University of Singapore has a vacancy for a Research Assistant within the Department of Biological Sciences JOB DESCRIPTION Looking for a full-time research assistant (RA) for a project investigating the urban ecology of bats in Singapore and the ecosystem services they p
Bat guano has long been used as a natural fertilizer for crops in certain areas of Cambodia and Vietnam. As its efficacy as a fertilizer is unknown, Sothearen, Furey and Jurgens conducted the first formal testing of bat guano as an agent of enhanced crop growth. Guano was found to inc
The case is often made that bats complement birds as seed dispersers in reforestation projects because they tend to defecate in flight, or drop larger seeds that they are carrying. This paradigm has come largely from work in the Neotropics, where the role of fruit bats as dispersers o
With an ever-increasing human population size in Asia, the need to identify sustainable practices to ensure food security is a priority. An article published by Wanger et. al. demonstrates that a single cave-roosting bat species, Chaerephon plicatus (the Wrinkled-Lipped Bat), substant
The interest in bats started way back in 2011 when a group of students Lee Ching-Ching, Lee Shan-Shan, Kelvina, Mohd Haziq and Shareka Vithias Logendran, led by teacher, Madam Sook-Lai Chan formed a team, The Kid Witness News (KWN), King George V Secondary School (SMK King George V).
For the first time that scientists have demonstrated the pest suppression services of insectivorous bats and birds in Southeast Asia. Miss Bea Maas, a PhD student from University of Goettingen and her colleagues, found that exclusion of bats and birds from cacao trees resulted in a si