Don’t give rocky shores a wide berth

Prof Stephen Hawkins, an expert on rocky shores from the University of Southampton in Britain, visited NUS under the National University of Singapore Society Professorship programme, and was hosted by the Dept of Biological Sciences (DBS) at NUS Faculty of Science. Prof Hawkins shared his studies on rocky shore habitats, and noted that while rocky shores are widely studied in temperate regions, there is scant data on them and how they function in the tropics. Researchers under Assoc Prof Peter Todd, who is from the DBS, are embarking on projects to learn more about these habitats.