An invitation to join us at the 2013 Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat Workshop!

Dear mangrove friends,

This is Dan Friess and N. Sivasothi from the National University of Singapore inviting you to come hear about one of Singapore’s most precious ecosystems, at the Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat Workshop 2013!

Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat has been a hot spot for mangrove studies in Southeast Asia over the past half-century. This heavily studied site is a valuable bank of zoological, botanical and ecological research for Singapore and the region.

However, Mandai Mangrove and Mudflat is relatively unknown beyond the scientific community and has an uncertain future. We want to communicate the huge base of scientific knowledge available for this mangrove in order to properly assess its status and promote its conservation.

Presentations will showcase the interdisciplinary importance of Mandai, and include botany, ecology, seagrass, crabs, bivalves, insects, birds, geography, geomorphology, sea level rise, biochemistry and management!

These “Research Highlights” presentation highlights are five minutes in length to allow for an overview; see the provisional programme!

WHEN: Saturday, 31st August 2013, 9.30am – 5.30pm

WHERE: Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore

To attend, please sign up immediately mandaimangrovemudflat.wordpress.com/rsvp/
– do this as soon as possible to help us make preparations for catering and to secure an appropriate venue.

Please feel free to circulate this invitation to others who may be interested to attend.

If you are able to present your current or former research work in a five minute presentation, please register under the “Call for Papers“.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Mandai Workshop.

Dan Friess, N. Sivasothi and the Symposium Secretariat.

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About Gladys Chua

I took a gap year and spent most of my time volunteering for field work/ surveys (Yay for citizen science!) at various nature areas in Singapore. My interest in Ecology and Natural History stemmed from exposure to place-based education in my secondary school years. We are nature, and conservation starts with the People. It is pertinent that we move beyond the individualism and exclusion that is prominent in contemporary society, toward sustaining webs of relationship in the community (which includes the wilderness and life it encompasses). Find me on Twitter: @gcat_

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