Borneo collection seeks volunteers

Menno Schilthuizen schilthuizen at EXCITE.COM
Thu Jun 15 23:04:16 CDT 2000


The BORNEENSIS Collection is a young and ambitious natural history museum
maintained by the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation at
Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The object of Borneensis is to develop a
reference collection for the entire Bornean flora and fauna, with special
reference to vertebrates, insects, land snails, herbaceous plants, and

Several large expeditions and the ongoing research work by researchers of
ITBC have produced rich materials for these groups, which, however, remain
partly unprocessed due to lack of properly trained staff. For this reason,
we are currently seeking local and international volunteers who are willing
to help with sorting, mounting, labelling and identifying specimens, or any
of these activities for any length of time.

In return, we can offer basic accommodation, a small allowance, and the
opportunity to work on the worldÂ’s richest biodiversity in a stimulating
academic environment. For further information, please contact Dr. Maryati
Mohamed or Dr. Menno Schilthuizen at the addresses below or visit our
website at

Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Locked Bag 2073
88999 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah, Malaysia
tel. +(60-88)-320104
fax. +(60-88)-435311
e-mail dmaryati at or schilthuizen at

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