[Seminar] Coral reef ecology and restoration research at the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory, Singapore
Seminar title: Coral reef ecology and restoration research at the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory, Singapore
Dr. Jani Tanzil, the Deputy Director of the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory and a Senior Research Fellow at the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), National University of Singapore
Dr. Lionel Ng, Research Fellow at TMSI, National University of Singapore
Mr. Ow Yong Wei Long, Research Assistant with the Coral Team at TMSI, National University of Singapore
This talk will a broad overview of marine science research conducted in Singapore, with a focus on coral reef ecology and restoration efforts. This talk will also share more about Singapore’s only offshore marine research facility, the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory (SJINML), as a research infrastructure open to all marine science researchers, both local and international (https://sjinml.nus.edu.sg/).
Dr Jani Tanzil is a marine ecologist whose research on marine ecosystem dynamics focuses on better understanding the marine environment and coral resilience to climate/environmental disturbances. She hopes her work can better strategies for environmental assessments, policies for resource management and ecosystem recovery. Jani is the Deputy Director of the St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory and a Senior Research Fellow at the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), National University of Singapore. She leads several projects including a reef restoration project to rejuvenate Singapore’s light-limited reef areas, and the Marine Environment Sensing Network project which aims to expand Singapore's marine monitoring network for research, education and to facilitate collaborations for our shared environment.
Dr Lionel Ng has broad interests in coral reef ecology, mariculture and environmental management. As a Research Fellow at TMSI, his research focuses on prioritising species and developing innovative strategies to hasten the recovery of structure and function in degraded coral reefs and urbanised marine environments. As part of the national coordinating team for the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, he contributes regular information on Singapore’s reefs to enhance reef management in the East Asian region. He is also a volunteer scientist with Our Singapore Reefs, a community initiative that conducts public engagement activities on marine biodiversity education and conservation.
Mr Ow Yong Wei Long is a Research Assistant with the Coral Team at TMSI. Also currently pursuing his MSc, he is a coral culture enthusiast studying how corals of opportunity can be used as brood stock for coral culture in Singapore.
Meeting ID: 930 7690 0285 | Passcode: 348717