Curriculum Vitae

Name: Shawn K.Y. Lum
Present Appointment: Assistant Professor
Contact Information: 
Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616
1985-1993: University of California, Berkeley. Ph.D. in Botany
1981-1985: Harvard University. A.B. in Biology, Cum Laude in General Studies
Teaching Areas:
Integrated Sustainable Design
Design with Environmental Systems
1993-present: Natural Sciences and Science Education Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Lecturer.
Teaching Experience:
Undergraduate Courses: Plant Diversity, Systematics and Evolution, Conservation Biology, Environmental studies, Human Origins and Migrations
Courses for teachers: Field biology techniques, life sciences, genetics, plant identification
Graduate Level Courses: Environmental Science, Conservation, Philosophy of Science
Research Interests:
Plant Evolutionary Ecology, Population Genetics, Conservation Biology, Environmental Education, Biology Education
Research and Outreach - Selected Projects:
NIE-Center for Tropical Forest Science Collaboration: Principal Investigator of a long-term forest dynamics study at the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve initiated in 1993; National Parks Board: Member, Heritage Tree Panel (2003 present)
Mediacorp TV12 and PFT Productions: Co-writer and Host of television documentary "Once Upon a Tree" (2006); Once Upon a Tree: Tides and Coastlines (2008)
WIN Landscaping (Osaka) and MACE Studio (Singapore): Member of Short-listed team for Singapore National Parks Board "Gardens by the Bay" Design Competition
Community Involvement:
Nature Society (Singapore): President (2008 - ); Vice-President (2001-2008)
Jane Goodall Institute, Singapore: Secretary (2009 - )
National Parks Board: Heritage Tree Panel (Panel Member; 2005 - )
Public Utilities Board, Water Network (Member, 2008 - )
Major Publications (Maximum of 3):
LaFrankie, J.V., S.J. Davies, L.K. Wang, S.K. Lee, and S.K.Y. Lum. 2005. Forest trees of Bukit Timah: Population ecology in a tropical forest fragment. Singapore: Center for Tropical Forest Science-Arnold Arboretum Asia Program.
Davies, S.J., S.K.Y. Lum, R.K.G. Chan & L.K. Wang. 2001. Evolution of myrmecophytism in Macaranga (Euphorbiaceae). Evolution 55: 1542-1559.
Ercelawn, A.C., J.V. LaFrankie, S.K.Y. Lum, and S.K. Lee. 1998. Short-term recruitment of trees in a forest fragment in Singapore. Tropics 8 (1/2): 105-115.
Updated: 17 April 2013