Dr. Myron Shekelle will discuss the Copenhagen Summit (COP 15) and what he thinks the intended effects are for cooperation between the United States and Southeast Asian nations, notably Malaysia. In line with this, he will discuss how his experiences in the region have illuminated some potential solutions, and many of the very real pitfalls, for foreign-sponsored, collaborative biodiversity research and conservation in Southeast Asia.”
Dr. Shekelle received a B.A., with departmental honors, from the University of California (UCLA) in 1991. He was then awarded a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and attended Washington University in St. Louis, where earned an M.A. (1993) and a Ph.D (2003). He was awarded a National Science Foundation International Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and was based at the University of Indonesia. Subsequently he was a teaching fellow at the National University of Singapore within their flagship undergraduate educational institution, the University Scholars Program, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences. With more than 10 years of experience living and working in Southeast Asia as a professional conservation biologist, he returned to the USA in 2008 to found his own science-based conservation organization, tarsier.org.
DATE AND TIME AND VENUE OF PROGRAMS:
·March 01, 2010 (Monday), 9.30 am -11.30 am: Environmental Action Committee, Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
·March 01, 2010 (Monday), 2.30 am – 4.30 pm: Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu.
·March 03, 2010 (Wednesday), 9.30 am -11.30 am: Sarawak Development Institute, Kuching, Sarawak.
·March 03, 2010 (Wednesday), 2.30 am - 4.30 pm: Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak.
·March 05, 2010 (Friday), 10.00 am – 12.00 pm: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor.
·March 05, 2010 (Friday), 3.30 – 5.30 pm: Forest Research Institute, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.
·March 06, 2010 (Saturday), 9.30 am – 11.00 am: Dialogue with Bloggers and Students on Global Environment, Avenue K, Kuala Lumpur.
·March 06, 2010 (Saturday), 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm: Central Market Annex, Kuala Lumpur.