Science: New Online Database Captures Singapore’s Rich Biodiversity
From AsiaOne/Staits Times)
A new online database has been launched compiling research on how Singapore’s flora and fauna interact with each other.
Called Animals and Plants of Singapore, it is managed by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and went live on the museum’s website this month.
Users can click on an animal and find links to information on the plants or animals it feeds on – though work on the site is ongoing and not all species have links in place yet.
The database now records more than 1,000 species of plants and animals, but Prof [Professor Rudolf] Meier [deputy head of the Natural History Museum] hopes to more than double this figure by the end of the year. He estimates that there could be between 50,000 and 100,000 multicellular plant and animal species here.
Direct to Animals and Plants of Singapore Database (New)
Direct to Singapore Biodiversity and Environment Database System
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