Introducing Mangrove Mafias of Singapore
Mangrove Action Squad (MAS) has been initiated by Mangrove Mafias of Singapore, namely ‘Mangrove Surveyor'(right), ‘Mangrove Man'(middle) and ‘Mangrove Warrior'(left). Let’s have a brief introduction of these mafias…..
‘Mangrove Man’ is THE MAN and the brains behind MAS! A Leader and mastermind behind mangrove research projects in Singapore, he ‘rules’ the mangroves with his ultimate weapon being his Iphone 4 with 3G and his laptop.When he’s in field, his preferred choice of weapon would be that of a drill; setting up SET (Surface elevation table) plots in the mangroves! He is also an Indiana Jones wannabe however lacks the bullwhip and deep knowledge of ancient civilizations!
‘Mangrove Surveyor’ is the mafia apprentice. Total station is his ultimate weapon to rule mangroves, particularly Mandai mangroves. He is currently mapping the vegetation and surface elevation of Mandai to investigate spatial patterning of tree species in relation to surface elevation.
‘Mangrove Warrior’ is the mafia who is exceptionally good in fieldwork. Having experienced fieldwork in terrestrial forests, he roams the mangroves without fear (especially during low tides) and carries out various experiments both in lab and on field. Although he has various weapons to defend his body of work, a pair of binoculars is the best tool to represent his weaponry as he is a keen observer of the mangroves.