The Race Organisers are grateful to the following colleagues for their time and expertise to make the 9th International Bornean Frog Race an exciting and informative one!
CSIRO: Commonwealth Scientific
and Industrial Research Organization
Dr Ruchira Somaweera is a research scientist at Australia’s national science institute CSIRO and specialises on ecology and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. His work has been published in numerous scientific papers and several books, and has also been featured in TV documentaries. As a National Geographic Explorer and a member of Australia’s STEM Professionals in Schools program, Ru is actively involved in inspiring the next generation of biologists. He also manages a specialised reptile and amphibian-focussed ecotourism venture operating in Asia, including in Borneo
Chan Kin Onn
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
National University of Singapore
Dr. Chan Kin Onn is a Malaysian Herpetologist who is interested in the biodiversity and evolutionary history of Southeast Asian amphibians and reptiles. His research integrates morphological, genomic, ecological, and landscape data to understand how biodiversity is generated, maintained, and distributed. He is currently a lecturer and curator of herpetology at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore.
Ramlah Binti Zainudin
Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
I am interested in amphibian ecology, behaviour, especially, advertisement calls, molecular genetics and also commercial uses of Bornean frogs such as bioskin and Animal Sound Barcoding. My future plans include promoting science to school children by a lifelong programme, entitled “Learning Science is Fun”.