Peter Ng Kee Lin

National University of Singapore

Peter Ng is currently Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in the National University of Singapore.

He is also Director of the country’s Marine Science Research & Development Program under the National Research Foundation; on the Governing Board of St John’s Island National Marine Station; Chairman of the Environmental Advisory Panel, Mandai Safari Park Singapore; and Biologist in Attendance for the Singapore Delegation, UNCLOS, United Nations Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, New.

He has worked widely on all aspects of marine and terrestrial biodiversity in Southeast Asia and the region, is an expert on crustacean systematics and has published extensively on the deep-water crustacean fauna of the Indo-West Pacific.

His other research interests include biological nomenclature, diversity of neglected tropical habitats and conservation.

He was until 2019, also a member of the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature, and also serves as scientific expert for international agencies like the World Bank, FAO, UNEP and IUCN.

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