Webinar: Stories from the wild on native and invasive reptiles in the Philippines from a field researcher

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Get first hand stories straight from the Philippine wild – and learn about native and invasive reptiles while you’re at it.

The Pre-Med Society of the University of St La Salle Bacolod has organized a free webinar on Philippine wildlife as part of its BioSpeaks Week 2020.

Entitled “Island Hopping Aliens in a Biodiversity Hotspot Archipelago”, the webinar features Arman Pili, a research scientist from HerpWatch Philippines. The Pre-Med Society describes Arman as:

“Mr. Arman Pili is an early-career research scientist specializing in invasion biology, macroecology, and biodiversity informatics.

As a National Geographic explorer and a Masters student at the University of Santo Tomas (Manila), he studied the invasion and ecological impacts of alien amphibians in the Philippines. He later extended his research to alien reptiles in the Philippines, then as a researcher at HerpWatch Pilipinas. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Monash University (Melbourne).

Using global amphibians and reptiles as model systems, his Ph.D. research explores recent advancements in biodiversity and ecological informatics and data science to make sense of the growing knowledge on alien species invasions, and to forecast alien species invaders and invasions.”

Webinar on Native and Invasive Reptiles in the Philippines

What is the webinar about?

Arman Pili will share his field experience and learnings from researching both native and invasive reptiles in the Philippines, as well as how he started his career in nature conservation.

This will an interactive session where you can ask questions about Philippine biodiversity, or on how to became a wildlife biologist and researcher yourself.

When will it be held?

The learning sessions starts at 1:00 PM Philippine Time on 26 November, 2020.

How do you join the webinar?

The free session will be held online through Zoom. To join, simply register on this page.

For more information, you can send an email to premed.cas@usls.edu.ph or on their Facebook page here.

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