This meeting is in connection with the BIFA GBIF project Mobilizing data on ecologically important insects in Malaysia and Singapore project funded by the Biodiversity Information Fund for Asia (BIFA).
Between the 1 to 3 June 2022, Marx Yim (Project Officer) visited the Forest Research Centre (FRC) Sepilok in Sandakan, Sabah for meetings with collaborators and to examine their dung beetle collections.
On one of the days, he was invited to speak to the staff and researchers of FRC in a knowledge sharing seminar. Marx Yim spoke about our GBIF project "Mobilising data on ecologically important insects in Malaysia and Singapore" where he shared more about the objectives, function and application of GBIF and also about our project in-depth.
This was followed by a closed-door meeting with Dr. Arthur Chung where we discussed progress and ongoing processes of the project and shared our findings on how best to integrate the FRC dung beetle collections into the project. The meeting also involved understanding the resources available at FRC and how it can be utilised effectively for the project. We also discussed best practices in digitisation workflows following the examination of their collection.