5 Jun 2022
11.30am - 12.30pm
Did you know that 200 mangroves have been planted in Kingfisher Wetlands? Join us to learn about the value of mangroves and the importance of protecting nature in face of climate change! In the first activity of the Wonderful Wetlands series, hear from Prof Koh Lian Pin (Director of NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions) and Crystle Wee (Environmental Consultant at DHI) on blue carbon and nature-based solutions. Participants will also get an exclusive chance to experience our pilot, self-guided Augmented Reality Sustainability Tour around Kingfisher Wetlands!
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This public lecture is part of the Wonderful Wetlands series.
5 Jun 2022
11.30am - 12.30pm
Flower Field Hall
Mangroves and coastal ecosystems support biodiversity and play an essential role in addressing climate change.
In this series, learn about mangroves and find out how mangroves planted at Kingfisher Wetlands, our very own urban wetlands in downtown Singapore, contribute to the Gardens’ sustainability efforts!
The Wonderful Wetlands Series is sponsored by Temasek and SG Eco Fund.
Watch this space to know more about our upcoming Wonderful Wetlands Series!
Prof. Koh is the Director of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, a research centre that seeks to produce cutting edge-science to inform climate policies, strategies, and actions in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. He is also the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Chair, Professor of Conservation at NUS, Vice Dean of Research at the Faculty of Science, and Director of NUS’ Tropical Marine Science Institute. He also currently serves as a Nominated Member of Parliament.
Bringing 16 years of international research experience in the field of sustainability and environmental science, Prof. Koh returned to Singapore in 2020 under the National Research Foundation’s Returning Singaporean Scientists scheme to join the Department of Biological Sciences at NUS. He has worked in institutions across Switzerland, Australia, and the United States. He was formerly a Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at ETH Zurich, the Chair of Applied Ecology and Conservation at the University of Adelaide, and Vice President of Science Partnerships and Innovation at Conservation International Foundation.
Prof. Koh is one of the most highly cited conservation scientists in Asia, a TED-Global speaker, Founding Director of ConservationDrones.org, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
Crystle is an environmental consultant at DHI Water & Environment Singapore where she works as a marine biologist in coral reef, seagrass and mangrove ecosystems. She is currently also part of the Mangrove Lab at the National University of Singapore doing her Masters in Biodiversity Conservation and Nature-based Climate Solutions. Her interests lie in marine ecology, blue carbon, and environmental education.