Mangrove visitors in Singapore

by NUS Mangrove Lab

We'd like to find out how often people visit Singapore's mangrove forests, and how long they spend in them.

Mangrove forests are coastal wetlands that are full of wildlife. At the National University of Singapore's Mangrove Lab, we're interested in the ways that people spend time in mangroves in Singapore. There are several publicly accessible mangroves, such as Sungei Buloh, Chek Jawa, and Pasir Ris Park. We'd like to know how often people visit these mangroves, how long they spend in them, and which areas they spend the longest time in. This information will help us to better understand the popularity of mangrove forests in Singapore.

We'd really appreciate your data if you live in or have spent some time in Singapore. It doesn't matter to us whether or not you have visited a mangrove - it's just as valuable for us to know if you haven't.

The OpenPaths data will be used anonymously to identify the frequency of people's visits to mangroves in Singapore, the length of time that they spend during each visit to a mangrove, and the amount of time that they spend in different parts of the reserves. These patterns will be compared between the different mangrove reserves in Singapore, and against non-mangrove areas of public green space, such as parks and inland nature reserves.

The data will be stored anonymously on a secure computer in a locked room at NUS. No copies will be made and the dataset will only be used for the stated purpose.

The results of this study will be published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal and the resulting article will be made available on the Mangrove Lab website. A non-scientific summary of the results will also be published on the Lab website.

Thanks in advance!