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; biological invasion; community ecology; ecosystem functioning
My interest in ecology started with my undergraduate work on the autecology of an introduced fish, Acarichthys heckelii in Singapore. In my PhD work, I focussed on characterising the trophic ecology of reservoir communities and attempted to elucidate mechanisms underlying important ecological processes.
I am working on trophic interactions of aquatic communities in Singapore’s reservoirs. My work involves the application of stable isotopes and ecological modelling. I am also interested in assessing the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on ecosystem functioning (e.g., food webs).
Liew, J. H., H. H. Tan & D. C. J. Yeo, 2016. Dammed rivers: impoundments facilitate fish invasions. Freshwater Biology, doi:10.1111/fwb.12781.
Ng, T. H., J. H. Liew, J. Z. E. Song & D. C. J. Yeo, 2016. First record of the cryptic invader Phyrgophorus platyrachis Thompson, 1968 (Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea: Cochliopidae) outside the Americas. Bioinvasion Records, 5(2): 75–80.
Ho, J. K. I., M. Plath, B. W. Low, J. H. Liew, Y. Yi, A. Ahmad, H. H. Tan, D. C. J. Yeo & S. Klaus, 2015. Shoaling behaviour in the pygmy halfbeak Dermogenys collettei (Beloniformes: Zenarchopteridae): comparing populations from contrasting predation regimes. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 63: 237–245.
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, 97(10): 1109–1118.
Liew, J. H., H. H. Tan & D. C. J. Yeo, 2012. Some cichlid fishes recorded in Singapore. Nature in Singapore, 5: 229–236.