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Evolution of the Sungei Buloh-Kranji Mangrove Coast, Singapore

Bird, Michael I; Chua, S; Sa Teh, Tiong; Fifield, L Keith; Lai, Joseph


The mangroves from Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve to Kranji Dam represent the largest intact mangrove forest left on mainland Singapore. Mangroves colonized the area around 6820 BP, as sea level rose following the last glacial maximum and a variable thickness of Holocene sands, muds and peats (generally ∼1 to >3.8 m thick) were deposited over the pre-transgression land surface. An analysis of a time series of photographs covering the period from 1946 to 2001 has revealed major changes in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Geography
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2004.04.002


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