Titles and abstracts


Ref: R4
The Role of National Parks in Biodiversity Research
Dr. Ruth Kiew (Keeper of Herbarium & Library, AD Botanical Research, Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board)

NParks involvement in biodiversity research covers six main aspects: to carry out ground surveys to collect baseline data; to facilitate research in areas under NParks jurisdiction; to collate information in the form of databases; to make herbarium specimens for permanent reference; to publish pertinent data; and to carry out biodiversity research at a regional level. Examples of some of the past, present and future biodiversity research activities carried out by staff of the Biodiversity Centre, Central Nature Reserve, Pulau Ubin, Sungei Buloh and the Singapore Herbarium will be presented.