SIVASOTHI N

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https://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/staffs/sivasothi-n/

Senior Lecturer & Fellow, Ridge View Residential College

Contact Information:

Department of Biological Sciences

National University of Singapore

14 Science Drive 4

Singapore 117543

6516 8869

6779 2486

sivasothi@nus.edu.sg

Teaching Areas

  • LSM2251 Ecology and the Environment (Sem 1)
  • LSM2252 Biodiversity (Sem 1& 2)
  • LSM1303 Animal Behaviour (Sem 2)
  • HSI1000 How/Why Science Works (Sem 1& 2)
  • HS2902 Do Play Play (Sem 2)

Research & Mentorship

  • Research Interests: otters and other mammals; human-wildlife coexistence; mangroves
  • Research projects for UROPS, Honours and Masters students (~125 projects since 2008; see Otterman Holt).
  • UPIP Academic Advisor
  • Staff advisor, NUS PEACE, NUS VEGE

Teaching Awards

  • Faculty (FTEA): 2014–2018 (Honour Roll) | 2008 – 2011 (Honour Roll)
  • University (ATEA) 2008 – 2010; 2013 – 2015 (Honour Roll)

Action for Biodiversity

  • NUS Toddycats 2000– [Link]
  • International Coastal Cleanup Singapore 2000– [Link]
  • Biodiversity Roundtable of Singapore 2011–
    • Festival of Biodiversity [Link] | Biodiversity Friends Forum [Link]
  • Wildlife Working Groups in Singapore, Friends of Parks & EIA engagements [Link]
  • IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group,1999– [Link]

Selected Publications

  1. Quek, Z. B. R., Chui, S. X., Lam, W. N., Fung, T. K., & Sivasothi, N., 2020. Autecology of the common fishtail palm, Caryota mitis (Arecaceae), in Singapore. Botany Letters, 1-11.
  2. Khoo, Max De Yuan & N. Sivasothi, 2018. Population structure, distribution, and habitat use of smooth-coated otters Lutrogale perspicillata in Singapore. IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull, 35(3), 171-182.
  3. Khoo, Max De Yuan & N. Sivasothi, 2018. Observations of the variation in group structure of two urban smooth-coated otter Lutrogale perspicillata groups in the central watershed of Singapore. IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull, 35(3), 148 – 154.
  4. Theng, M. & N. Sivasothi, 2016. The smooth-coated otter Lutrogale perspicillata (Mammalia: Mustelidae) in Singapore: Establishment and expansion in natural and semi-urban environments. IUCN Otter Spec. Group Bull, 33(1), 37-49.
  5. Theng, M., H. H. Tan, & N. Sivasothi, 2016. Diet of the smooth-coated otter Lutrogale perspicillata (Geoffroy, 1826) at natural and modified sites in Singapore. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 64: 290–301.
  6. Chua, M. A., N. Sivasothi, N. & R. Meier, 2016. Population density, spa:o-temporal use and diet of the leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) in a human-modified succession forest landscape of Singapore. Mammal Research, 61(2), 99-108.
  7. Ng, D. J. J. D. C. J. Yeo, N. Sivasothi & P. K. L. Ng, 2015. Conservation challenges and ac:on for the Critically Endangered Singapore freshwater crab Johora singaporensis. Oryx, 49(2), 345-351.