UBD to hold lecture on insect diversity

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UNIVERSITI Brunei Darussalam’s Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (IBER) will hold a lecture on insect diversity in Brunei forests on Wednesday.

Dr Claas Damken from University of Auckland’s School of Environment will deliver the lecture titled “Insect diversity in tropical rainforests: A case study on true bugs in Brunei Darussalam” at 2.30pm at UBD’s Faculty of Science.

A press statement from UBD said Dr Damken will share his research findings, in which it was unlikely to find more than 20 different insect species in Kuala Belalong, Temburong.

The speaker will also talk about the current state of knowledge on the bugs of Brunei while showcasing some of the collected materials.

Opportunities and challenges for studies on tropical insect diversity in Brunei will also be highlighted, the statement read.

Dr Damken was the recipient of the UBD and IBER Research Fellowship 2013/2014 and he is currently conducting a study on the ecology of dung beetles and examining the fly diversity in mangrove forests, together with UBD lecturers.

The Brunei Times