The Mangrove Lab

Geomorphology : ecology : ecosystems services : remote sensing

Media coverage

Science is only useful if it's communicated! In the Mangrove Lab we are always keen to get our work out beyond academia, in print media, TV news, blogs and videos. See below for more info.

Singapore national newspaper

International development website

International opinion blog

Singapore national newspaper

Malaysian radio station

International news channel

Singapore national newspaper

Payments for Ecosystem Services

- How viable are payments schemes for 'blue carbon'? CIFOR Polex, Mar 2015

- External Stressors: overlooked threats to PES schemes. Global Landscapes Forum, Feb 2015

Forestry experts blog

International knowledge platform

Mangrove vulnerability to sea level rise

- Mangrove forests are being starved of mud. Hakai magazine, Nov 2015

- Australia could lose mangroves to sea level rise, research warns. ABC news, Oct 2015

- Rising seas threaten to drown important mangrove forests. The Conversation, Oct 2015

- Mangroves face struggle to survive in rising seas. Eco-Business, Oct 2015

- Mangroves disappearing under rising seas. Asian Scientist, Oct 2015

Political cartoon (a parody of our research!). Straits Times, June 2014

- Ups and downs at Sungei Buloh. Straits Times, June 2014

- Protect mudflats, mangroves for migratory birds, say experts. Today newspaper, June 2014

- Need for wetland monitoring in S.E. Asia. Straits Times, June 2013

- 运用杆形地面高程监测系统 国大科学家监测 海水入侵红树林情况. Lianhe Zaobao, June 2013

- Simple method predicts sea-level rise threats. National University of Singapore, May 2013

- Simple tool can identify rise in sea levels. Asian Scientist, April 2013

- Scientists advocate a simple, affordable and accurate technology to identify threats from sea level rise. Science Daily, April 2013

International environmental magazine

Australia news channel

International science blog

International newspaper

Regional magazine

Singapore national newspaper

Singapore national newspaper

Singapore free newspaper

Singapore national newspaper

National chinese language newspaper

University website

Regional magazine

Science news website

Mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia

- Aquaculture, palm oil threaten mangrove ecosystem. Jakarta Post, Apr 2017

- 9 things you need to know about these tough mangroves. Mongabay, Jul 2016

- What's behind mangrove losses. The Star, Feb 2016

Rice and palm oil risk to mangroves. BBC News, Jan 2016

- World update. BBC World Service, Jan 2016

- Mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia. 93.8FM, Jan 2016

- NUS study shows mangrove loss. Capital 95.8FM, Jan 2016

- Threats to mangroves in Southeast Asia. Warna 94.2FM, Jan 2016

- Oil palm and rice join aquaculture in destroying mangroves. Today newspaper, Jan 2016

- Land conversion threatens Southeast Asia's mangrove forests. Channel News Asia, Jan 2016

国大研究员警告 东南亚砍伐速度威胁红树林生存空间. Channel 8, Jan 2016

Penggunaan tanah paya bagi tujuan pembangunan lain boleh ancam ekosistem. Berita, Jan 2016

சதுப்புநிலக் காடுகளை வேறு காரணங்களுக்கு பயன்படு. Vasantham, Jan 2016

- Plantations main cause of mangrove loss. The Star, Jan 2016

- Mangrove forests under threat. The Brunei Times, Jan 2016

- Rice and palm oil risk to mangroves. Daily People, Jan 2016

- Land cover threats to mangroves. Kampuchea Thmey Daily, Jan 2016

- Why are Southeast Asia's mangroves being destroyed? Hint: it may be your diet. Mongabay, Jan 2016

- Growing demand for rice and palm oil driving deforestation. International Business Times, Jan 2016

- Conversion to alternative land uses poses threats to mangroves. Xin Hua News Agency, Jan 2016

- Southeast Asia's mangroves under threat due to land conversion. Down to Earth, Jan 2016

- Causes of mangrove deforestation in Southeast Asia identified. Science Daily, Jan 2016

- Mangrove deforestation driven by rice and oil palm agriculture. Asian Scientist, Jan 2016

Mangrove loss in the Ayeyarwady delta, Myanmar

- Mangrove project will see 10000 trees planted in Pathein. The Irrawaddy, May 2014

- The President's mangroves message and the reality on the ground. Mizzima, May 2014

- Burma's mangroves in danger of extinction. Democratic Voice of Burma, May 2014

- Newsline. NHK, April 2014.

- Myanmar logs its progress. Business Standard, Jan 2014

- Mangrove ecosystems obliterated in Myanmar. Myanmar Business Today, Jan 2014

- Myanmar losing forests at fast pace, say reports. Straits Times, Dec 2013

- Mangroves in the Irrawaddy delta could be gone in 'few decades'. The Irrawaddy, Dec 2013

- Mangrove ecosystems being obliterated in Myanmar. Mongabay, Nov 2013

Indonesia national newspaper

Global environmental blog

Malaysia national newspaper

International news channel

International radio

Singapore radio

Singapore Chinese radio

Singapore Malay radio

Singapore national newspaper

Singapore news website

Singapore Chinese news

Singapore Malay news

Singapore Tamil news

Malaysia national newspaper

Brunei national newspaper

Bangladesh national newspaper

Cambodia national newspaper

Global environmental blog

International newspaper

Chinese news

Indian environmental magazine

Science news website

Regional magazine

Myanmar national newspaper

Myanmar independent newspaper
Myanmar independent news channel
Japanese national news channel
Indian financial newspaper
Myanmar business newspaper
Singapore national newspaper
Myanmar national newspaper
Global environmental blog

Mangrove restoration

- Christmas wish for Pulau Ubin takes root. The Straits Times, Dec 2016

- HDB bags award for green innovation. The Straits Times, Aug 2016

- Mangrove restoration in Singapore. The Straits Times, May 2016

Miscellaneous stories

- Nicoll Drive being raised to stave off rising seas. The Straits Times, Jan 2016

- Mapping tech holds promise. Phnom Penh Post, Apr 2015

- Research accolades interview. National University of Singapore, Jan 2015

为拟定长远修护策略展开招标 公园局拯救乌敏岛 减缓海岸线侵蚀. Lianhe Zaobao, Dec 2014 

- Mangrove experts urge restoration of organic coasts. Reuters, Eco-Business, March 2014

- Dan Friess' Singapore almanac of secret earth magic. WildSingapore, Dec 2013

- Calls to save Mandai site that's rich in biodiversity. Straits Times, Oct 2013

- The Swamp Thing: stir-fried science. Science Centre Singapore, Oct 2013

- Pulau Ketam: potential ecosystem nucleus in Singapore, May 2013

- S'pore remains well protected against coastal erosion. Channel News Asia, July 2012

- S'pore remains well protected against coastal erosion. Channel News Asia, July 2012

- Mandai mangroves: lessons for Southeast Asia's mangroves. WildSingapore, July 2012

- Studying mangroves to save coasts. Straits Times, Nov 2009

Singapore national newspaper
Singapore national newspaper
Singapore national newspaper

Singapore national newspaper
Cambodia national newspaper
University website
National chinese language newspaper
International news agency
Regional environment blog
Singapore national newspaper
Singapore education blog
Regional environment blog
Singapore news channel
Singapore news website
Regional environment blog
Singapore national newspaper


1. "Mangroves of Singapore and Southeast Asia" - a virtual field trip for the module SSA2215 Biophysical Environment of Singapore [7:16]

2. "Green spaces of Singapore- a virtual field trip for the module SSA2215 Biophysical Environment of Singapore [5:24]

3. "The state of Singapore's mangroves and their long-term sustainability" - a seminar for World Migratory Birds Day, May 2012 [42:03]

4. "S'pore remains well protected against coastal erosion: experts" - Channel News Asia interview, July 2012 [3:11]

5. "Dirty Science: as tides rise higher, can mangroves keep up?" - CIFOR video of our Papua field trip, May 2014 [10:48]

6. "Payments for Ecosystem Services under external biophysical stressors" - CIFOR video of 2015 Global Env Change paper [44:12]

7. "Mangroves and Sea Level Rise" - audio slides from the CIFOR/SWAMP toolbox [25:00]