I’m a year 4 honours student in the Marine Biology
Lab. My course of study is Life Sciences, Biology
concentration. My main interest is to explore places and
discover new things. I usually spend my free time reading
up on nature publications and catch some videos on the
National Geographic website to discover interesting
findings around the world.
My joining of the Marine Biology Lab was by pure chance when I found a suitable project on the UROPs website. After the experience of the project (two semesters long), I realized that I have a keen interest in marine biology especially nearshore and intertidal organisms. The rest is history. :)
I have a keen interest in the field of ecology and I will seize the opportunity to tag along my colleagues during their fieldtrips to get more hands-on experience. Sometimes, I will participate in their outings to some nature places and appreciate what I have seen and learnt from textbooks. For my current honours project, I will be working on the giant clams, Tridacna squamosa. From my previous batch of spawning of giant clams for my UROPs, I will be tackling on in and ex situ experiments which hopefully show how predator effluent has effects on the juvenile clams. At the same time, I’m also in-charge of the maintenance and care for the juvenile clams (aka my babies!) with the help from another student assistant, Hanif.
Neo Mei Lin, Peter A. Todd, Serena Lay-Ming Teo and Loke Ming Chou (In press). “The effects of fertilization ratio, temperature, salinity and diet on fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa) larval survival”.