Environment Cluster


News & Events


27 & 28 March 2019

Workshop and Seminar by Dr Guliano Maselli Locoselli

2 February 2018

Buaya: Measuring the scales of an ancient predator

6 November 2017

The Role of Indigenous Rights in Rainforest Preservation, Two Perspectives

4 October 2017

Environment Cluster Meeting for AY17/18

31 August 2017

Film Screening Session: Chasing Coral

18 August 2017

Macrosystem Controls of Carbon Storage in Mangroves: Using Coastal Environmental Settings as a Model for Global Estimates

17 February 2017

Floating Lives at Risk: Hydropower, Pulsing Ecosystems and Water-based Communities of the Tonle Sap

14 February 2017

Film Screening Session: The Age of Consequences

17 January 2017

Rubber and Land-Cover and Land-Use Change in Mainland Southeast Asia

16 November 2016

Quaternary Tropical Palynology from Sunda and Sahol

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
Geographical Vignettes of Field Studies 2012

9 march 2012
Carving Up the Commons: Hydropolitics of Mainstream Dams on the Mekong River
Talk by Dr Carl Middleton, University of Chulalongkorn, Thailand

Closure of the Environment Cluster

We regret to inform you that the Environment Cluster will be closed with effect from 31 March 2020. The new research clusters will be announced soon.

About Us

The Environment Cluster in the National University of Singapore (NUS), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), is an initiative to foster interdisciplinary approaches in environment-related research. The Environment Cluster seeks to catalyze broader collaborative research efforts within the FASS, among different faculties in the NUS and with other international universities and research institutions.

Environmental issues are not only scientific and engineering problems but are also social, economic, cultural and political problems. For this reason, FASS has an important role in the field of environmental research. Environmental problems are generally complex, marked by effects that are economic, social, political and potentially even security-related, as well as the direct effects on the physical environment. . At the same time, political, social, economic and cultural factors drive many of the processes that create environmental problems. Recognizing such complexities, the FASS Environment Cluster seeks to bring together members from different disciplines to engage in meaningful and substantive research within the environmental field.

In order to facilitate such research, the Environment Cluster works to promote and organize the research capacity of the FASS. At the same time, the Environment Cluster also acts as the entry point for various other faculties and institutes for collaborative research efforts.

The Environment Cluster is currently interested in 5 main research themes:
(1) Carbon Budgeting;
(2) Food and Natural Resource Sustainability;
(3) Social Consequences of Environmental Changes and Natural Hazards;
(4) Climate Change;
(5) Upland Ecosystems and Metropolitan Relationships.

Contact Us

Environment Cluster

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 6
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Level 5 (Undergraduate) & Level 6 (Graduate)
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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