FASS Staff Profile


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Brief Introduction

I am a freshwater ecohydrologist whose research crosses several fields including aquatic ecology, hydrology, hydrochemistry and geomorphology. However, my focus is even more broad, as I am concerned with applied science, management, and policy development.

My work therefore complements that of others who examine environmental change through the lenses of conservation, restoration and sustainability. In recent work, I have employed mixed methods in an effort to understand aquatic eco-hydrological responses to environmental change during the Anthropocene. I am actively seeking opportunities for developing new collaborations on projects addressing ecosystem responses to natural and anthropogenic stressors.

Teaching Areas

ENV2101 - Global Environmental Change (module coordinator)

ENV3101 - Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies I (module coordinator)

ENV3102 - Environmental Challenges: Asian Case Studies II (co-lecturer)

ENV3202 - Environmental Studies Internship Programme (co-lecturer)



    • Ramchunder, S.J. & Ziegler, A.D. Promoting sustainability education through hands-on approaches: a tree carbon sequestration exercise in a Singapore green space. (2021). Sustainability Science. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-020-00897-5 


    • Lam, W.N., Lian, J.J., Chan, P.J., Ting, Y.Y., Chong, R., Rahman, N.E.. Tan, L.W.A., Ho, Q.Y., Ramchunder, S.J., Peh, K.S.H., Cai, Y. & Chong, K.Y. (2020). Leaf litter decomposition in tropical freshwater swamp forests is slower in swamp than non-swamp conditions. Biotropica. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.12913


    • Woon, S.H.J, Srinuansom, K., Chuah, C.J., Ramchunder, S.J., Promya, J. & Ziegler, A.D. (2020). Pre-closure assessment of elevated arsenic and other potential environmental constraints to developing aquaculture and fisheries: The case of the Mae Moh mine and power plant, Lampang, Thailand. Chemosphere. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.128682


    • Coleman, J.L., et al. (2019). Top 100 research questions for biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia. Biological Conservation, 234, 211-220


    • Jaramillo, F., et al. (2019). Priorities and interactions of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with Focus on Wetlands. Water, 11, 619-640


    • Ho, J.K.I., Ramchunder, S.J., Memory, A., Heok Hui, T. & Yeo, D.C.J. (2019). Native and introduced fish community structure in a freshwater swamp forest: implications for conservation and management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29, 47-58


    • Clews, E., Corlett, R.T., Ho, J.K.I., Kim, D.E., Koh, C.Y., Liong, S.Y., Meier, R., Memory, A., Ramchunder, S.J., Sin, T.M., Siow, H.J.M.P., Sun, Y., Tan, H.H., Tan, S.Y., Tan., H.T.W., Theng, M.T.Y., Wasson, R.J., Yeo, D.C.J. & Ziegler, A.D. (2018). The biological, ecological and conservation significance of freshwater swamp forest in Singapore. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 70, 9-31


    • Ho, J.K.I., Quek, R.F., Ramchunder, S.J., Memory, A., Theng, M.T.Y., Yeo, D.C.J. & Clews, E. (2018). Aquatic macroinvertebrate richness, abundance and distribution in the Nee Soon freshwater swamp forest, Singapore. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 70, 71-108


    • Wemple, B.C., Browning, T., Ziegler, A.D., Celi, J., Chun, K.P.S., Jaramillo, F, Leite, N.K., Ramchunder, S.J., Negishi, J.N., Palomeque, X & Sawyer, D. (2018). Ecohydrological disturbances associated with roads: Current knowledge, research needs, and management concerns with reference to the tropics. Ecohydrology, 11, e1881.


    • Brown, L.E., Ramchunder, S.J., Beadle, J.M. & Holden, J. (2016). Macroinvertebrate community assembly in pools created during peatland restoration. The Science of the Total Environment, 569-570, 361-372


    • Brown, L.E., Holden, J. Palmer, S.M., Johnston, K., Ramchunder, S.J. & Grayson, R. (2015). Effects of fire on the hydrology, biogeochemistry and ecology of peatland river systems. Freshwater Science, 34, 1406-1425


    • Ramchunder, S.J., Brown, L.E & Holden, J. (2013). Effects of rotational heather burning on peatland stream ecosystems. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50, 636-648


    • Ramchunder, S.J., Brown, L.E. & Holden, J. (2012). Catchment-scale peatland restoration benefits stream ecosystem biodiversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49, 182-191


    • Ramchunder, S.J., Brown, L.E., Holden, J. & Langton, R. (2011). Spatial and Temporal Variability of Peatland Stream Ecosystems. Ecohydrology, 4, 577-588


    • Brown, L.E., Cooper, L., Holden, J. & Ramchunder, S.J. (2010). A comparison of stream water temperature regimes from open and afforested moorland, Yorkshire Dales, northern England. Hydrological Processes, 24, 3206-3218


    • Ramchunder, S.J., Brown, L.E. & Holden, J. (2009). Environmental effects of drainage, drain-blocking and prescribed vegetation burning in UK upland peatlands. Progress in Physical Geography, 33, 49-79


    • Coleman, R.A., Ramchunder, S.J., Davies, K.M., Moody, A.J. & Foggo, A. (2007). Herbivore-induced infochemicals influence foraging behaviour in two intertidal predators. Oecologia, 151, 454-463


    • Coleman, R.A., Ramchunder, S.J., Moody, A.J. & Foggo, A. (2007). An enzyme in snail saliva induces herbivore-resistance in a marine alga. Functional Ecology, 21, 101-106


    • Ziegler, A.D., Ramchunder, S.J. & Voutchkova, D.D. (2019). Drivers and Consequences of Water Acidification in Singapore’s Nature Streams. NUS Geography, Final Report for NParks, Singapore


    • Ramchunder, S.J., Brown, L.E. & Holden, J. (2013). Biodiversity of natural and artificial upland blanket peat bog pools. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, UK


    • Brown, L.E., Ramchunder, S.J., Holden, J. (2009). Understanding moorland aquatic insect ecology to inform biodiversity conservation and sustainable land management. Yorkshire Water, UK

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