The biological, ecological and conservation significance of freshwater swamp forest in Singapore
The Nee Soon stream drainage in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve is
virtually the last remaining fragment of primary freshwater swamp forest in Singapore. The
forest type has been poorly studied in the Southeast Asia. The hydrology, water quality, as well
as aquatic flora and fauna all have great theoretical and practical significance. The ecology and
management of the Nee Soon freshwater swamp forest are reviewed, with remarks on their
national, regional and global contexts. This review sets the scene for a three-year integrated
conservation and management study completed in 2016.
Clews, E., Corlett, R. T., Ho, J. K. I., Koh, C. Y., Liong, S. Y., Memory, A., Ramchunder, S. J., Sin, T. M., Siow, H. J. M. P., Sun, Y., Tan, H. H., Tan, S. Y., Tan, H. W. T., Theng, M. T. Y., Wasson, R. J., Yeo, D. C. J., & Ziegler, A. D. (2018). The biological, ecological and conservation significance of freshwater swamp forest in Singapore. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 70 (Suppl 1), pp. 9-31.
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