Liew Jia Huan
Graduate (PhD) student
BSc (Hons) NUS
Department of Biological Science
National University of Singapore
14 Science Drive 4
Areas of interest
Freshwater ecology; ichthyology; community ecology
I first worked on fish ecology in my undergraduate years, investigating the ecology and introduction of the South American cichlid Acarichthys heckelii. My experiences cultivated an interest in ecological processes at a community level, especially in the relatively understudied tropical fresh waters. This led to my participation in a freshwater biomonitoring project in 2010, and subsequently, to the formulation of my current research topic.
I am working on elucidating trophic interactions on communities in Singapore’s reservoirs. My research involves the use of stable isotope and gut content analyses.
Klaus, S., J. C. E. Mendoza, J. H. Liew, P. D. Kaur, M. Plath, P. K.. L. Ng, R. Meier & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013. Rapid evolution of troglomorphic characters suggests selection rather than neutral mutation as a driver of eye reduction in cave crabs. Biology Letters, 9(2), doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1098.
Liew, J. H., H. H. Tan, Y. Yi & D. C. J. Yeo, 2013. Ecology of an introduced cichlid, Acarichthys heckelii (Müller and Troschel, 1849) in Singapore’s fresh waters. Environmental Biology of Fishes, doi:10.1007/s10641-013-0201-z.
Liew, J. H., H. H. Tan & D. C. J. Yeo, 2012. Some cichlid fishes recorded in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 5: 229–236.