Dr Nadine Ruppert is a senior lecturer in Zoology at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Her PhD research focussed on seed dispersal by small mammal communities and primates and during the BioBlitz she will be assessing small mammal diversity on Penang Hill by means of life cage trapping and camera trapping. Nadine is a member of the Malaysian Primatalogical Society and is presently involved in several primate research projects in Peninsular Malaysia. With the Macaca Nemestrina Project she is exploring the role of Pig-tailed Macaques in seed dispersal and forest regeneration and the potential implications for mitigating human-wildlife conflict. She also supports initiatives led by her students which include the Langur Project Penang, a citizen science and wildlife awareness initiative, and the Night Spotting Project which is helping to raise awareness and appreciation for nocturnal mammals. Nadine has a BSc (Hons) and MSc in Tropical Biology from the University Würzburg, Germany and PhD in Zoology from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).
Penang Hill BioBlitz 2017 Scientists and researchers