LIM T-Lon, Norman


Natural Sciences & Science Education (NSSE)

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Research Interests
conservation ecology, terrestrial ecology, vertebrate ecology

  • Academic Background

    Norman Lim graduated from National University of Singapore with a BSc (Hons) in Biology in 2004 and a MSc in Biology in 2007.  Having an interest in understudied vertebrates, he focused on the autecology of the Sunda Colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) and Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) for his Honours and Masters research projects.  Subsequently, he was awarded an Overseas Graduate Scholarship from National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University) and obtained his PhD at University of California, Davis (U.S.A.), in 2015. 

    Research Interests
    • Ecology of terrestrial vertebrates, particularly of neglected taxa
    • Population and community ecology
    • Applied conservation ecology
    Professional Activities
    • Associate Editor, The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
    • Member, IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group (
    • Member, Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation
    Conferences and Workshops
    • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Conference held in Honolulu, Hawai'i, U.S.A., 12 – 16 July 2015
    • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Conference held in Cairns, Australia, 20 – 24 July 2014
    • IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group Conservation Conference held at the Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Singapore, 24 – 27 June 2013
    • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Conference (Asia-Pacific Chapter) held in Aceh, Indonesia, 18 – 22 March 2013
    • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Conference held in Sanur, Bali, Indonesia, 19 – 23 July 2010
    • Asian Pangolin Workshop held at Singapore Zoo, Singapore, 30 June – 2 July 2008
    • Techniques of radio-telemetry and preliminary results of research on Sunda Pangolins in Singapore.  Workshop conducted to NGOs in Cambodia and Vietnam (e.g. Conservation International-Cambodia, Wildlife Conservation Society-Cambodia, Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity-Cambodia and Asian Pangolin Conservation Program-Vietnam), held at Conservation Iinternational-Cambodia office, Phnom Penh, 31 March – 1 Apr 2007
    Web Links

    • AAB202/AAB20C Animal Diversity and Evolutionary Biology
    • AAB203/AAB20D Ecology
    • AAB205 Evolution and Diversity of Life
    • AAB304/AAB20E Quantitative Biology
    • MLS861 Comparative Functional Anatomy
    • MLS864 Current Topics in Animal Behaviour
    • MLS866 Wildlife Biology and Diseases
    • MLS868 Seminars in Zoology