Conserving coral reefs
through the lens of ecological
and evolutionary history

  • Plenary Talk
  • 13:30 | June 5, 2018
  • Cebu Grand Ballroom


Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore

Danwei Huang focuses on the biodiversity, ecology and evolution of corals and reef-associated organisms. His work is based primarily on the coral reefs of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. Using a variety of field, genetic and computational methods, and by integrating across morphological, genomic and phylogenetic approaches, his research team evaluates spatial and temporal patterns and drivers of reef biodiversity. Overall, the team is interested in how the environment and biological processes of the past have driven the present, and applies this information to project the future of coral reef biodiversity, distribution and health.

Danwei received his education and training at the National University of Singapore, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and University of Iowa, before returning to the National University of Singapore as a member of its faculty and the Reef Ecology Lab.