GES-SSS-Lecture 1-introduction-14August2018s.pdf

Keep a lookout for it singapore aims to balance land

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Keep a lookout for it!
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Singapore aims to balance land use needs with natural heritage conservation through careful planning. Is it possible?
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Introduced species (Exotic species) Brought in for a purpose, e.g. a) Guppies to control malaria. b) Tilapia to supplement protein supply. c) Ornamental plants for roadsides. Or Accidentally introduced, e.g. a) Giant African land snail c) American cockroach, German cockroach.
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Indigenous species or native species Found locally. Well adapted to local habitats. Important keystone species.
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Impact on indigenous species e.g. Changeable lizard, Calotes versicolor displaced the indigenous species, Bronchocela cristella.
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Red-ear slider ( Trachemys scripta elegans ) The red ear slider released into the wild has competed with native species for food, and shelter. Very aggressive. Carry parasites. Check out other exotic plants and animals ..
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OK .now, are you sure you still want to take this module? Think again . 1. Since this is a 'Singapore Studies' module, I believe it is an EASY module for which I can get a good score without much effort. 2. I am NOT interested in reading more than what is required for the examinations. 3. I want to know the exact reading materials required for each test. 4. I want to know the format of each test.
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5. I don't know what 'natural heritage' means and have NOT bothered to find out. 6. I have NOT read the module description on the IVLE. 7. All lecture materials including pictures used SHOULD be made available. 8. I am NO good at managing my time. 9. I am NOT interested in finding things out for myself. 10. I CANNOT work with other people. 11. I DON’T like field trips.
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Thank you very much for your a_en1on! See you on this Friday, 4pm in LT 27, if you are s1ll taking the module. If you have any queries, email me at: [email protected]
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