These guides are a wonderful aid for those learning to identify these plants!
His 'blue sheet' guide to mangroves have been greatly appreciated by mangrove lovers for some time.
[Update Oct 2012: Dr Yong has updated the Mistletoes Guide]
AND, Dr John has also provided guides to ferns as well!
Dr John at Pulau Semakau to help the team preparing the book about Pulau Semakau. Botanists have cool telescoping thingamajigs to effortlessly gather specimens from tall trees!
As a volunteer, Dr. John contributes extensively to scientific work on mangroves globally and in the region, publishing scientific work, providing training to mangrove workers and participating in mangrove conservation projects. In Singapore, he works closely with the National Parks Board and local nature groups.
Besides technical guides, Dr John also contributes to local popular nature publications such as "Private Lives: an exposé of Singapore's mangroves" by the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and articles to Nature Watch of the Nature Society (Singapore).
Dr. John's daytime job is an Assistant Professor at NIE, NTU teaching biology and environmental sciences to undergraduates and trainee teachers.
- Check out Dr. John's marvellous flickr site with photos of mangroves, mistletoes and more in Singapore and around the world.
- 'Seeding a Dream' about Dr John's word, in Nature Watch, magazine of the Nature Society (Singapore).
- Dr. John also shared how charcoal is made from mangroves.
- More about Singapore mangroves and other plants on the wildsingapore fact sheets.