24 Jul '11, 12pm

Wild Shores of Singapore: Shufen shares about our mangroves

Wild Shores of Singapore: Shufen shares about our mangroves

Today, Shufen gave a talk about our mangrove forests as part of NPark's “Forests, People, Environment” Exhibition at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. I learnt a lot about our mangroves today! Shufen gave a very thorough talk discussing tricky issues such: what is a mangrove? The tree or the ecosystem? She explains that we should use 'mangrove forest' when referring to the ecosystem to avoid confusion. She also discusses: what is a 'true mangrove'? She outlines some of the key characteristics, based on Tomlinson . It appears this is still an ongoing issue and the status of many plants are still being discussed. Mangroves are hard core plants! They thrive in super harsh conditions. Squishy ground with little oxygen and drowned everyday in salty water! Shufen then explains some of the unique ways that mangroves have developed to deal with these situations. Resulting in some cur...

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