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Name Dr. Wong Khoon Meng
Qualification Ph.D., University of Malaya
B.Sc. (Hons) Botany, University of Malaya
Organization Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board, Singapore
Email wkm2000@gmail.com
URL NIL
UTAR Contact Person Dr. Goh Wei Lim, wlgoh@utar.edu.my


Employment
  • Curator, Parks and Recreation Department, Singapore.
  • Forest Botanist, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM).
  • Senior Forest Botanist and Head of Botany, FRIM.
  • Forestry Officer (Botany), concurrently Head, Parks Conservation Section, Forestry Department, Brunei Darussalam.
  • Senior Forest Botanist (Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak) (Head, Botany Section, Jan. 1992 to Nov. 1995), Forest Research Centre, Forestry Department, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Botanical Liaison Officer for Tree Flora of Sabah & Sarawak, at the Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew, U.K.
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, KualaLumpur, Malaysia.
  • Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Research Associate & Mercer Fellow, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, USA.
  • Visiting Researcher to Kunming Botanical Garden, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, and South China Botanical Garden, China.
  • Visiting Professor, Biology Program, Faculty of Science, University of Brunei Darussalam.
  • Senior Researcher (from June 2010); Keeper of the Singapore Herbarium (Sep. 2010 - July 2013) / concurrently Asst Director (Botanical Research) (from Oct. 2010), Asst Director (Research &
    Conservation) (April 2012 - July 2013)].
  • Principal Researcher, Singapore Botanic Gardens, National Parks Board, Singapore.
Professional Appointment
  • Honorary life member, The American Bamboo Society (since October 1984).
  • Honorary member, The Orchid Society of Selangor and Federal Territory, Malaysia (since September 2006). Member, The Sabah Society (1992-2008).
  • Member of the Palm Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) (March 1985-Dec. 1987).
  • Member of the Bamboo Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission, IUCN (Dec. 1989-Nov. 2005).
  • Member, The Malayan Nature Society (July 1985-1990); The Malaysian Nature Society (Jan. 1997-2003; Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Stone Memorial Symposium 16-18 July 1998).
  • Member, The Bamboo Phylogeny Group (BPG), an international research consortium based at the Iowa State University, U.S.A. (coordinator: Professor Lynn Clark) (Dec. 2006-present).
  • Member, Gentian Research Network, a multidisciplinary research consortium coordinated at Rutgers University, U.S.A. (coordinator: Professor Lena Struwe) (July 2010-present).
Research Interests
  • Taxonomic Inventory And Documentation Biogeographical Approaches To Conservation
  • Erosion And Recovery Of Species Diversity In Disturbed Environments
Publications & Presentations
  • F.F. Merklinger, P. Chhang & K.M. Wong (2017) Schizostachyum cambodianum, a new species of bamboo (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) from Cambodia. Phytotaxa 298(1): 83-88.
  • P. Baas, J.T. Pereira, K.M. Wong, P.H. Hovenkamp, P.J.A. Kessler & D.M. Newbery (2017) In memoriam Colin Ernest Ridsdale (18 January 1944 - 5 January 2017). Blumea 62: i-iv.
  • F.F. Merklinger, A.H.B. Loo, W.F. Ang, H.T.W. Tan, K.M. Wong & W.J. Baker (2017) BOOK: A Guide to the Exotic Palms of Singapore. Science Centre, Singapore.
  • J. J. E. Chia, Z.Y. Ooi, H.K. Lua, A.H.B. Loo, W.F. Ang, K.H. Ong & K.M. Wong (2017) Glochidion obscurum Bl. (Phyllanthaceae), a new record for Singapore. Nature In Singapore 10: 49-53.
  • K.M. Wong (2017) BOOK: Saurauia in Borneo. A revision with 62 new species. Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with National Parks Board Singapore. 310 p.
  • Louise Neo, K.M. Wong & H.T.W. Tan (2017) Studies in Southeast Asian Melastoma (Melastomataceae), 3. A new species of Melastoma Melastomataceae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Phytotaxa 317(4): 286-291. 2018
  • W.L. Goh, S. Sungkaew, A. Teerawatananon, D. Ohrnberger, N.-H. Xia, K.S. Chan, Y.X. How & K.M. Wong (2017) The hybrid origin of Phai Liang, a bamboo of recent introduction into horticulture in Southeast Asia, and a new nothogenus, Thyrsocalamus (Bambuseae: Bambusinae). Phytotaxa 362(3): 271-281.
  • I.M. Turner, M. Rodda, K.M. Wong & D.J. Middleton (2018) Flora of Singapore Precursors, 9. The identities of two unplaced taxa based on types from Singapore. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 70(2): 295-299.
  • K.M. Wong (2018) Flora of Singapore Precursors, 11. A new species of Urophyllum (Rubiaceae) from the Malay Peninsula. Phytotaxa
    373(3): 236-240.
  • J.B. Yang, Y.R. Dong, K.M. Wong, Z.J. Gu, H.Q. Yang & D.Z. Li (2018) Genetic structure and differentiation in Dendrocalamus sinicus (Poaceae: Bambusoideae) populations provide insight into evolutionary history and speciation of woody bamboos. Scientific Reports 8: 16933 Pp 1-13. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-35269-8
  • R. Mahyuni, T. Chikmawati, N.S. Ariyanti & K.M. Wong (2018) The Psydrax dicoccos complex (Rubiaceae) in Malesia, with three new species. Floribunda 5(8): 322-331.
  • W.W. Seah & K.M. Wong (2018) Flora of Singapore Precursors, 1. Gynochthodes praetermissa (Rubiaceae: Morindeae), a new West Malesian species, with notes on related taxa. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 70(2): 267-273.
  • K.M. Wong & R. Mahyuni (2018) Flora of Singapore Precursors, 2. A new species and two new combinations in Psydrax (Rubiaceae: Vanguerieae) for West Malesia. Reinwardtia 17(1): 77-84.
  • K.M. Wong & H.K. Lua (2018) Flora of Singapore Precursors, 3. A new species of Canthium (Rubiaceae: Vanguerieae) previously confused with C. horridum. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 70(2): 275-282.
  • W.W. Seah & K.M. Wong (2018) Flora of Singapore Precursors, 7. A newly diagnosed species of Neonauclea (Rubiaceae: Naucleeae) now extinct in Singapore and notes on Neonauclea calycina. Gardens Bulletin, Singapore. Gardens Bulletin Singapore 70(2): 289- 294.
  • K.M. Wong, R. Mahyuni, X.Y. Ng & L. Neo (2018) Flora of Singapore Precursors, 8. Systematy of the new Southeast Asian genera Canthiumera and Dibridsonia (Rubiaceae: Vanguerieae), with notes on plant architecture and reproductive ecology. Reinwardtia 17(2): 101-124.
  • L. Neo, H.T.W. Tan & K.M. Wong (2019) Cyanoneuron (Rubiaceae) in Sulawesi? Reaffirmation of a Bornean endemic genus as a cautionary example on the use and interpretation of natural history specimen data. Nordic Journal of Botany 2019: e02353. Pp. 1-4.
  • K.M. Wong (2019) Book review: S. Gardner, P. Sidisunthorn & K. Chayamarit, Forest Trees of Southern Thailand, Volume 3, Monimiaceae to Ximeniaceae & Gymnosperms (Forest Herbarium, Bangkok & Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, 2018). Gardens Bulletin, Singapore 71(1): 263-264.
  • K.M. Wong & L. Neo (2019) Species richness, Lineages, Geography and the Forest Matrix: Reconciliation at the Beginning of the End? David J. Mabberley Festschrift, Gardens' Bulletin Singapore, Special Number, in press.
  • D.J.Middleton, K. Armstrong, Y. Baba, H. Balslev, K. Chayamarit, R.C.K. Chung, B.J. Conn, E.S. Fernando, K. Fujikawa, R. Kiew, H.T. Luu, MuMu Aung, M.F. Newman, T. Nobuyuki, S. Tagane, D.C. Thomas, T.B. Tran, T.M.A. Utteridge, P.C. van Welzen, D. Widyatmoko, T. Yahara & K.M. Wong (2019) Progress on Southeast Asia Flora projects. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore, in press.
  • K.M. Wong & S.K. Ganesan (2019) The plant diversity of Singapore. In: D.J. Middleton et al. (eds.) The Flora of Singapore. National Parks Board, Singapore.
  • J.-F. Veldkamp, H. Duistermaat, K.M. Wong & D.J. Middleton (2019) Poaceae (Gramineae). In: D.J. Middleton et al. (eds.) The Flora of Singapore. National Parks Board, Singapore.
  • K.M. Wong & M. Sugumaran (2019) Gentianaceae. In: D.J. Middleton et al. (eds.) The Flora of Singapore. National Parks Board, Singapore.
  • K.M. Wong, I.M. Turner, R. Wang, B. Harwood, W.W. Seah, X.Y. Ng, R.C.J. Lim, H.K. Lua & R. Mahyuni (2019) Rubiaceae. In: D.J. Middleton et al. (eds.) The Flora of Singapore. National Parks Board, Singapore.