Contact Information:

Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore
14 Science Drive 4
Singapore 117543

6516 2707
6779 2486


Biodiversity LSM2252
Natural Heritage of Singapore (SSS1207, GES1021)
Comparative Botany (LSM3258)
Fungal Biology (LSM3259)
Waste and our Environment (LSM1307) – first run in 2018_19 sem 1

Research Interest

Green roofs, climate change, life cycle analyses, mycology, herbivory


  1. Yusuke Onoda, Mark Westoby, Peter B. Adler, Amy M. F. Choong, Fiona J. Clissold, Johannes H. C. Cornelissen, Sandra Díaz, Nathaniel J. Dominy, Alison Elgart, Lucas Enrico, Paul V. A. Fine, Jerome J. Howard, Adel Jalili, Kaoru Kitajima, Hiroko Kurokawa, Clare McArthur, Peter W. Lucas, Lars Markesteijn, Natalia Pérez-Harguindeguy, Lourens Poorter, Lora Richards, Louis S. Santiago, Enio E. Sosinski Jr, Sunshine A. Van Bael, David I. Warton, Ian J. Wright1, S. Joseph Wright and Nayuta Yamashita.
    Global patterns of leaf mechanical properties. Ecology Letters 03/2011; 14(3):301-12. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01582.x

  2. Yuan, S., Amy M. F. Choong and Pehkonene, S.O. 2007 The influence of the marine aerobic Pseudomonas strain on the corrosion of 70/30 Cu–Ni alloy. ECS Transactions 49(12);4352-4385. DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2007.04.009

  3. Amy M. F. Choong, Serena Lay-Ming Teo, Jo Lene Leow, Hwee Ling Koh, Paul Chi Lui Ho. A preliminary ecotoxicity study of pharmaceuticals in the marine environment. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health Part A 12/2006; 69(21):1959-70. DOI: 10.1080/15287390600751371

  4. I. M. Turner, P. W. Lucas, P. Becker, S. C. Wong, J. W. H. Yong, Amy M. F. Choong, M. T. Tyree. Tree Leaf Form in Brunei: A Heath Forest and a Mixed Dipterocarp Forest Compared. Biotropica 03/2000; 32(1):53 – 61. DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2000.tb00447.x

  5. Tan HTW, Amy M. F. Choong, Chua KS, Loo AHB, Seah EEL, Turner IM, Yong JWH. A botanical survey of Sungei Buloh Nature Park, Singapore. Gardens Bulletin 01/1997; 49:15-35.

  6. What Makes a Leaf Tough and How This Affects the Pattern of Castanopsis fissa Leaf Consumption by Caterpillars Functional Ecology. 10/1996; 10(5):668. DOI: 10.2307/2390178

  7. P. W. Lucas, B. W. Darvell, P. K. D. Lee, T. D. B. Yuen, Amy M. F. Choong
    The Toughness of Plant Cell Walls. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B Biological Sciences 05/1995; 348(1325). DOI:10.1098/rstb.1995.0074

  8. I.M. Turner, Amy M. F. Choong, H.T.W. Tan, P.W. Lucas
    How Tough are Sclerophylls?  
    Annals of Botany, Volume 71, Issue 4, April 1993, Pages 343-345

  9. Amy M. F. Choong, P. W. Lucas, J. S. Y. Ong, B. Pereira, H. T. W. Tan, I. M. Turner Leaf fracture toughness and sclerophylly: their correlations and ecological implications
    New Phytologist 08/1992; 121(4). DOI:10.1111/j.1469-8137.1992.tb01131.x