Habitatsnoun, plural: habitats(1) Place where an organism or a biological population normally lives or occurs.(2) The loca...
Primary Rainforest<br />Photo credits: http://room42.wikispaces.com/Rainforest+Vegetation<br />Photo credits: http://www.i...
Primary Rainforest<br />Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Botanic Gardens<br />Original forest <br />Never been cut or restored<...
Secondary Forests<br />Photo credits: http://www.theabreys.com/Past%20Updates.htm<br />Photo credits: http://www.runningma...
Secondary Forests<br />Central catchment area, Bukit Batok Nature Reserve<br />Areas that have been re-grown<br />Lack of ...
Mangroves<br />Photo credits: http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/nis/bulletin2010/2010nis139-145.pdf<br />
Mangroves<br />Photo Credits: http://chekjawa.nus.edu.sg<br />Photo Credits: http://blog.asiahotels.com/appreciate-nature-...
Mangroves<br />SungeiBuloh, ChekJawa, PulauUbin<br />Located in intertidal zones<br />Trees and shrubs growing in saline c...
Rocky Shore<br />Photo credits: http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg<br />Photo credits: http://chekjawa.nus.edu.sg<br />
Rocky Shores<br />ChekJawa, Labrador Beach, St John’s Island<br />Usually set against a steep slope<br />Ubiquitous large ...
Coral Reefs<br />Photo credits: http://coralreef.nus.edu.sg/map.htm<br />
Coral Reefs<br />Photo credits: http://limjunying.wordpress.com/tag/environmental-degradation/<br />
Coral Reefs<br />Southern Islands<br />Support complex ecosystem<br />Recent land reclamation caused destruction to the re...
Habitats in Singapore
Habitats in Singapore
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  1. 1. Habitatsnoun, plural: habitats(1) Place where an organism or a biological population normally lives or occurs.(2) The location or environment where an organism (or a thing) is most likely to be found, e.g. the body part of the host of a parasite as in the scalp of the host is the habitat of a head louse.(3) The home to a particular organism where the species will attempt to be as adaptive as possible to that particular environment.(4) The place being occupied by an organism, population, or community.<br />
  2. 2. Primary Rainforest<br />Photo credits: http://room42.wikispaces.com/Rainforest+Vegetation<br />Photo credits: http://www.ifimages.com/public/image/3338/view.html<br />
  3. 3. Primary Rainforest<br />Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Botanic Gardens<br />Original forest <br />Never been cut or restored<br />Full ceiling canopy, several understory layers<br />Biologically diverse<br />Aspleniumtenerum var. retusum<br />Pregnant Mother Moss<br />http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=128<br />
  4. 4. Secondary Forests<br />Photo credits: http://www.theabreys.com/Past%20Updates.htm<br />Photo credits: http://www.runningmaps.eu/spip.php?article55<br />
  5. 5. Secondary Forests<br />Central catchment area, Bukit Batok Nature Reserve<br />Areas that have been re-grown<br />Lack of a full canopy, so light reaches the ground<br />Results in thick undergrowth <br />Little Maplet<br />Spotted Wood Owl<br />http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=128<br />
  6. 6. Mangroves<br />Photo credits: http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/nis/bulletin2010/2010nis139-145.pdf<br />
  7. 7. Mangroves<br />Photo Credits: http://chekjawa.nus.edu.sg<br />Photo Credits: http://blog.asiahotels.com/appreciate-nature-at-the-sungei-buloh-wetland-reserve/mangroves/<br />
  8. 8. Mangroves<br />SungeiBuloh, ChekJawa, PulauUbin<br />Located in intertidal zones<br />Trees and shrubs growing in saline conditions<br />Flora often adapted to grow in anaerobic soil e.g. air breathing roots<br />White-chested Babbler<br />Bak<br />Mangrove Pitta<br />http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=128<br />
  9. 9. Rocky Shore<br />Photo credits: http://habitatnews.nus.edu.sg<br />Photo credits: http://chekjawa.nus.edu.sg<br />
  10. 10. Rocky Shores<br />ChekJawa, Labrador Beach, St John’s Island<br />Usually set against a steep slope<br />Ubiquitous large sedimentary boulders<br />Provide shelter for fauna<br />Rock pools which are exposed during low tide<br />One horned Spider Crab<br />Lukeh<br />http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=128<br />
  11. 11. Coral Reefs<br />Photo credits: http://coralreef.nus.edu.sg/map.htm<br />
  12. 12. Coral Reefs<br />Photo credits: http://limjunying.wordpress.com/tag/environmental-degradation/<br />
  13. 13. Coral Reefs<br />Southern Islands<br />Support complex ecosystem<br />Recent land reclamation caused destruction to the reefs<br />Chaetodiademagranulatum<br />Green turtle<br />http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=128<br />
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