MAXINE ALLAYNE DARLENE MOWE

MAXINE ALLAYNE DARLENE MOWE

MAXINE ALLAYNE DARLENE MOWE

Lecturer

Contact Information:

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

6516 1614
6779 2486
dbsmadm@nus.edu.sg


Academic Qualifications

Ph.D (NUS), B. Sc. Hons (Hawaii Pacific University)

Teaching Areas

LSM 4264 – Freshwater Biology

Research Interest

  • Toxic algal bloom ecology (freshwater and marine)
  • Cyanobacterial bloom mitigation methods (e.g. using aquatic macrophytes)
  • Role of heterotrophic bacteria and nutrient cycling in cyanobacterial bloom formation
  • Interactions between toxic cyanobacteria and zooplankton/fish/bivalves
  • Effects of climate change on restoration of water bodies
  • Freshwater phytoplankton and zooplankton ecology

 

Selected Publications

Cyanobacterial Ecology

  1. Mowe, M. A. D., Mitrovic, S. M., Lim, R. P., Furey, A., Yeo, D. C. J. (2015) Tropical cyanobacterial blooms: A review of prevalence, problem taxa, causes and potential impacts. Journal of Limnology 74: 205–224

  2. Mowe, M. A. D., Abbas, F., Porojan, C., Mitrovic, S. M., Lim, R. P., Furey, A., Yeo, D. C. J. (2015) Roles of nitrogen and phosphorus in growth responses and toxin production (using LC-MS/MS) of tropical Microcystis ichthyoblabe and M. flos-aquae. Journal of Applied Phycology doi: 10.1007/s10811-015-0688-0

  3. Mowe, M. A. D., Porojan, C., Abbas, F., Mitrovic, S. M., Lim, R. P., Furey, A., Yeo, D. C. J. (2015) Rising temperatures may increase growth rates and microcystin production in tropical Microcystis species. Harmful Algae 50:88–98

  4. Mohamed-Nor, N., Te, S. H., Mowe, M. A. D., Gin, K. Y. H. (2019) Influence of environmental factors on cylindrospermopsin production of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (CR12). Journal of Plankton Research, fbz006, link

  5. Porojan, C., Abbas, F., Mowe, M. A. D., Mitrovic, S. M., Lim, R. P., Yeo, D. C. J., Furey, A., A survey of microcystins in Singapore’s reservoirs using LC-MS/MS toxin quantification methods: Part A (In Review, Marine and Freshwater Research)

  6. Mowe, M. A. D., Porojan, C., Abbas, F., Mitrovic, S. M., Lim, R. P., Furey, A., Yeo, D. C. J., Comparative effects of light on tropical microcystis growth rates and toxin production (In Review, Journal of General and Applied Microbiology) 

Lake Restoration and Macrophyte Ecology

  1. Song, Y., Liew, J. H., Sim, D. Z. H., Mowe, M. A. D., Mitrovic, S. M., Hugh T. W. Tan, H. T. W., Yeo, D. C. J. (2018) Effects of macrophytes on lake water quality across latitudes: a meta-analysis. Oikos, 00: 1–14, link

  2. Mowe, M. A. D., Song, Y., Sim, D. Z. H., Mitrovic, S. M., Tan, H. T. W.,Yeo, D. C. J. (2019)  Comparative study of six emergent macrophyte species for controlling cyanobacterial blooms in a tropical reservoir. Ecological Engineering 129:11–21 link

  3. Song Y., Mowe, M. A. D., Mitrovic, S. M., Tan, H. T. W., Yeo, D. C. J. (2019). An ex-situ mesocosm study of emergent macrophyte effects on phytoplankton communities. Fundamental and Applied Limnology link