Environment Cluster

News and Archives

15 February 2016

Exploring the Potential for Developing the Capacity to Do Isotope Research at the National University of Singapore


4 August 2015

Hydrological and Geomorphological Responses to Tropical Reforestation: A Fresh Look at 'Traditional' and 'Modern' Views in the Light of New Evidence by Professor Sampurno Bruijnzeel

26 - 27 February 2015

Future Floods: An Exploration of a Cross-disciplinary Approach to Flood Risk Forecasting Co-sponsored by NUS (FASS Environment Cluster, and the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy) and AONBenfield Asia Pte. Ltd.

(Workshop Presentations Available)


26 November 2014

The Siren of Cirebon: A Tenth-Century Trading Vessel Lost in the Java Sea by Dr. Horst Liebner

11 November 2014

Dynamic Environments of Singapore Book Launch with Dr. Dan Friess and Dr. Grahame Oliver

17 October 2014

Public Perceptions of Rainfall Change in India Seminar by Dr. Jagadish Thaker

9 October 2014

Geography Field Studies Seminar 2014: Borderscapes, Liver Flukes, River Health & Food Culture

25 August 2014

2014 Cluster Update Newsletter

27 - 29 January 2014

Holocene Climate Reconstruction Conference

16 January 2014

Presentation by Prof Barbara Wohlfarth


25 October 2013

Geography Field Studies Seminar

13 September 2013

Fostering FASS and Yale-NUS Research Collaboration: An Afternoon with Professors David Taylor and Brian McAdoo

25 January 2013

Negotiating Global Change in the Asia Region


10 & 11 November 2012

Land Use and Climate Impacts on Fluvial Systems - Asia (LUCIFS-ASIA 2012)

7 September 2012

Dynamic borders, historical floods, loud noises, Dobsonfly larvae, rotten tomatoes, food-borne parasites & endangered lives

9 March 2012

Carving Up the Commons: Hydropolitics of Mainstream Dams on the Mekong River

15 February 2012

New Methodologies for Observing the 3 Dimensional Polluted Urban Atmosphere

7 February 2012

Tsunamis don't just happen by themselves


December 2011

FASS Environment Cluster Research Facilitation Scheme (Initial Call for Panels Dec 2011)

11 November 2011

System Approaches to Environmental Problems

15 September 2011

The Future of Environment Ethics

13 September 2011

Three Big Bangs: Matter-Energy, Life, Mind

19 August 2011

Black Carbon, Pine Beetles, Elephant Moats, Giant Catfish, Hilltribe Health, Karenni Refugees, Green Ghosts and Shamans

29 April 2011

Environment Cluster Research Facilitation Workshop 2

28 January 2011

Research Facilitation Workshop


20 October 2010

Seminar on 'Protecting the Dragon: Dutch Attempts to Limit Access to Komodo Island in the 1920s and 1930s' by A/P Timothy Barnard

12 November 2010

Seminar on 'Living with Landslides: Towards Disaster-Resilient Communities in Rural Nepal' by Dr Katie Oven

Publications 2008

Year 2008

Publications 2009

Year 2009

  • Bruun, TB, A De Neergaard, D Lawrence, AD Ziegler.. 2009. Environmental Consequences of the Demise in Swidden Agriculture in SE Asia: Soil Nutrients and carbon stocks. Human Ecology 37: 375-388.

  • Chu, Z. X., S. K. Zhai, X. X. Lu, J. P. Liu, J. X. Xu, and K. H. Xu. 2009. A quanttative assessment of human impacts on decrease in sediment flux from major Chinese rivers entering the western Pacific Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2009GL039513.

  • Joy Sanyal and Lu X.X. 2009. Ideal location for flood shelter: A geographical information system approach. Journal of Flood Risk Management 2, 262-271.

  • Lim, H.S., Vongtanaboon, S., Richards, K. & Koichiro, K. (2009) Investigating the rainfall-runoff response of a small forested mountain catchment in the seasonally humid tropics using a modelling approach, in D. Marks (ed.) Hydrology in Mountain Regions: Observations, Processes and Dynamics, IAHS Publication 326, 157-166.

  • LIN JS, SHI XZ, Lu XX, YU DS, WANG HJ, ZHAO YC and SUN WX. 2009. Phosphorus Storage and its spatial variation in paddy soils of China. Pedosphere 19, 790-798.

  • Lu XX and Snidvongs A. 2009. Section V Alterations of hydrology and regional hydrological cycles (6 chapters) In Louis Lebel, Anond Snidvongs, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen and Rajesh Daniel (eds.). Critical States: Environmental Challenges to Development in Monsoon Southeast Asia. SIRD.

  • Lu XX and Jiang T. Guest Editors. 2009. Larger Asian rivers: Climate change, river flow and sediment. Quaternary International208, p168 (Elsevier).

  • Lu XX and Jiang T. 2009. Large Asian rivers: Climate change, river flow and sediment. Quaternary International208, 1-3.

  • Petney, T., Sithithaworn, P., Satrawaha, R., Grundy-Warr, C., Andrews, R., Wang, Y-C., and Feng, C-C. (2009) Potential malaria reemergence, northeastern Thailand. Emerging Infectious Diseases 15(8):1330-1331.

  • Rerkasem, K, D Lawrence, C Padoch, D. Schmidt-Vogt, AD Ziegler.. 2009. Consequences of swidden transitions for crop and fallow biodiversity. Human Ecology 37: 347-360. DOI 10.1007/s10745-009-9250-5

  • Terry, J.P. 2009. Emerging concepts in hydrology for tropical Pacific regimes. In: Advances in Geosciences, v.11: Hydrological Science, N. Park (Ed.), World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp.45-55.

  • Terry, J.P., Kahsai, K., Grover, V. and Mayfield, C. 2009. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) – needs and training for the Oceania region. In: Advances in Geosciences, v.11: Hydrological Science, N. Park (Ed.), World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp.313-324.

  • Wang, Y-C., Kronenfeld, B.J. and Larsen, C.P.S. (2009) Spatial distribution of forest landscape change in western New York from presettlement to the present. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39:76-88.

  • Wang JJ, Lu XX, Liew SC and Zhou Y. 2009. Remote sensing of suspended sediment concentration in highly turbid rivers: An example of the upper Yangtze River. Earth Surface Processes & Landform,34, 1082-1092.

  • Zhang SR, Lu XX, Sun HG, Han JT and Higgitt DL. 2009. Major ion chemistry and dissolved inorganic carbon cycling in a human-disturbed mountainous river (the Luodingjiang River) of the Zhujiang (Pearl River), China. Science of The Total Environment, 407, 2796-2807.

  • Zhang SR and Lu XX. 2009. Hydrological responses to precipitation variation and diverse human activities in a mountainous tributary of the lower Xijiang, China. Catena 77 (2009) 130-142.

  • Zhang SR, Lu XX, Sun HG, Han J T and Higgitt DL. 2009. Organic carbon flux from a mountainous river in the Pearl river basin. Science of The Total Environment, 407(2), 815-825.

  • Ziegler, AD, PP Wong, C Grundy-Warr. 2009 Still vulnerable to killer tsunamis. Science 326: 1188-1189.

  • Ziegler, AD, TB Bruun, M Guardiola-Claramonte, TW Giambelluca, D Lawrence, Nguyen Thanh Lam. 2009. Environmental Consequences of the Demise in Swidden Agriculture in SE Asia: Hydrology and Geomorphology. Human Ecology 37: 361-373.

  • Ziegler, AD, JM Fox, J Xu. 2009. The rubber juggernaut.Science 324: 1024-1025.

  • Ziegler, AD, RA Sutherland. 2009. Modeling soil flux by manual tillage as a non-linear slope-dependent process. Soil Science Society of American Journal 73 (3): 1012-1019.

  • Ziegler, AD, TW Giambelluca, MA Nullet, RA Sutherland, C Tantasarin, JB Vogler, JN Negishi. 2009. Throughfall in an evergreen-dominated forest stand in northern Thailand: comparison of mobile and stationary methods. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 149: 373 – 384.

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