- Plenary Talk
- 13:30 | June 5, 2018
- Cebu Grand Ballroom
Conserving coral reefs
through the lens of ecological
and evolutionary history
DANWEI HUANG, Ph.D.
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.
REEF ECOLOGY LAB
Senator, Republic of the Philippines
Research Professor and Director, Kewalo Marine Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Adjunct Research Professor, Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore
Senior Technical Advisor, Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN)
Professor, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Marine Sciences and Fisheries, Hasanuddin University .
Professor, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, University of Queensland
Director, Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Director, Marine Ecology Research Center, Southern Cross University