Welcome to the FIB Lab!
Darren Yeo (PI), Daniel Ng (Lab alumnus) and others have published a book chapter regarding the conservation strategy of critically endangered Johora singaporensis
Ting Hui Ng's (Lab alumnus) research, Molluscs for Sale: Assessment of freshwater gastropods and bivalves in the ornamental pet trade, has been published in PLoS ONE
Jia Huan Liew's (Research assistant) research, Dammed rivers: impoundments facilitate fish invasions, has been published in Freshwater Biology
Yiwen Zeng's and Bi Wei Low's (PhD students) research, Novel methods to select environmental variables in MaxEnt: A case study using invasive crayfish, has been published in Ecological Modelling


The Freshwater and Invasion Biology Laboratory (FIB Lab) was set up in 2010, where we have been conducting research on biodiversity and ecology of tropical Asian freshwater ecosystems. Within this central theme, we concentrate on three, often interlinked research areas:

  • Freshwater ecology and biodiversity
  • Aquatic biological invasions
  • Freshwater decapod crustaceans

Our work covers a wide range of freshwater ecosystems and taxa, and can involve collaborative work with local and international organisations, laboratories, researchers, and museum staff.

Current research projects

The lab is currently involved in a variety of freshwater biology-related research projects, including:

  • Macrophyte-algae alternate stable states and management
  • Trophic interactions and biomanipulation of freshwater communities in Singapore's reservoirs
  • Alleopathic effects on phytoplankton blooms
  • Ecosystem functioning of tropical streams
  • Next-generation freshwater biodiversity assessment using e-DNA
  • Autecology, ecological niche modelling, population genomics, native-alien competitive interactions, trait-based risk assessments, and invasion pathway mechanisms (i.e. introduction, spread, impacts) of alien species such as Pomacea canaliculata, Cherax quadricarinatus, and Clarias gariepinus

Updated in 2016: FIB Lab Poster

Contact Us

Freshwater & Invasion Biology Laboratory
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore
Block S3-02
14 Science Drive 4
Singapore 117543


Tel +65-6516-4255
Fax +65-6779-2486