International Biodiversity Day: Naming Nature 2

 

The Future Belongs to the Tropics

 

In 2017, a Naming Nature workshop gathered some of Malaysia’s most experienced taxonomists with a group of young, enthusiastic researchers. They clamoured for a system to better handle identification, digitisation and communication within the community.


These issues still remain unresolved.

 

Naming Nature 2 will invite further debate with the aim of crafting a future path to address these problems for Malaysia, including taxonomic challenges, specimen digitisation and data stewardship.

 

JOIN US ONLINE ON 21 MAY 2021

FROM 15:00 – 17.00 (GMT+8)

Highlights:

 

  • KEYNOTE: THE NATIONAL AGENDA FOR BIODIVERSITY

Dr Khairul Naim Adham – Head of Unit (Strategic Planning), National Biodiversity Centre Core Team at the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Malaysia

  • PANEL DISCUSSION: TOWARDS A CONSOLIDATED DATABASE FOR BIODIVERSITY IN MALAYSIA

Panellists:

 

Overcoming Challenges in Taxonomy Research – Dr Liew Thor Seng
Digitising Malaysian Biological Specimens – Lim Kooi Fong
Overview of Taxonomic Backbones – Laurence Livermore
Updates on MyBIS – Yasser Mohamed Arifin
FAIR Data Stewardship for Biodiversity Research – Dr Nurzatil Sharleeza Mat Jalaluddin

Moderator: 

Prof. Dr Norhayati Ahmad