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CORAL REEFS OF EAST ASIA –
MESSAGES FROM LONG-TERM MONITORING


  • Plenary Talk
  • 13:30 | June 4, 2018
  • Cebu Grand Ballroom

 

LOKE MING CHOU, Ph.D.

Adjunct Research Professor, Tropical Marine Science Institute,
National University of Singapore


Dr. Chou Loke Ming is Adjunct Research Professor at the Tropical Marine Science Institute of the National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD in Zoology from the University of Singapore in 1976 and has been with the university since 1977. His research on coral reef ecology and integrated coastal management covers Southeast Asia and he coordinated and edited the 2009 State of the Marine Environment Report for the East Asian Seas for the United Nations Environment Programme.

His current research focus is reef restoration and he is particularly interested in how corals can be re-established in the highly turbid conditions of rapidly developing coastal areas. Prof. Chou has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (International Coral Reef Initiative), serving as its Chairman from 2003 to 2005. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Biology and a Fellow of the Singapore National Academy of Science. He has provided consultancy services in the field of marine environment management to international agencies like UNEP, FAO and the World Bank, as well as many national agencies.


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