The Straits Times reported on Mr Gordon YONG, who graduated from the Department of Biological Sciences in July 2017, and his study on ants. Mr Yong’s interest in the insect was sparked by a field trip to Sri Lanka in the third year of his undergraduate studies. His latest paper published last month showed that in 9.5 man-hours, around 53 ant species were collected on Pulau Ubin. Besides showing the diversity of ants on an island about 1.6 per cent the size of the Singapore mainland, it demonstrated that there are many more yet-to-be-identified species in Singapore.
Source : The Straits Times (Friday, 4 August 2017)