The Mangrove Lab

Geomorphology : ecology : ecosystems services : remote sensing

Dan Friess PhD                              
Assistant Professor                                                     dan.friess(at)

I'm interested in wetland ecosystem dynamics (especially mangroves), and threats to long-term ecosystem service provision. How do wetlands produce ecosystem services? How do they respond to geomorphological threats (e.g. sea level rise) and anthropogenic threats (e.g. landcover change)? How can we better conserve wetlands through conservation actions (e.g. habitat restoration) and policy?

I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, NUS. Previously, I was a Research Fellow with the Singapore-Delft Water Alliance and the Applied Plant Ecology Lab (led by Ted Webb) in Department of Biological Sciences, NUS. I received my PhD in wetland geography from the University of Cambridge, UK (with Tom Spencer and Iris Moller).

I'm a member of the IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group and the APCEL Specialist Group on Climate Change Adaptation in the ASEAN Region. I'm also the Secretary of the Interdisciplinary Geosciences section of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS).

For a list of publications from the Mangrove Lab, see the Publications page. Also visit my University webpage here.


- GE4207 Coastal Management [module coordinator]

- GE2215 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing [module coordinator, 2012]

- SSA2215 Biophysical Environment of Singapore [co-lecturer]

- GE5211 Dynamic Environments [co-lecturer - graduate module]

- GE5217 Field Methods in the Environmental Sciences [module coordinator, graduate module]

- GE6770 Graduate Research Seminar [co-lecturer - graduate module]