Haw Chuan Lim (林 浩 川)

I am currently a Molecular Evolution Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC. My host and principal advisor is Dr. Michael Braun. My research at the Smithsonian Institution uses sequence capture, genotyping-by-sequencing and next-generation sequencing to decipher phylogeographic and population genomic patterns of Southeast Asian birds.

Research Interest
At its core, my research interest lies in determining how geography, ecology and history interact to create, maintain, and distribute biological diversity. The specific fields in which I have carried out research include: landscape ecology, habitat selection, statistical phylogeography, environmental niche modeling, and population genetics. Most of my field work is conducted in tropical Southeast Asia.

I am from Malaysia and attended high school in Singapore. I got my bachelor's degree (B.Env.Sc.) from the University of Wollongong, Australia. After working in Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve for a couple years, I joined Navjot Sodhi's lab in the National University of Singapore for my master's. * Big Forest River is the literal translation of my name, as written in Han characters - though in Chinese, it sounds much more "poetic".

At Tasik (Lake) Kenyir, with a friendly local (Great Hornbill).

Mailing Address
Laboratories of Analytical Biology 
Natural History Building 
10th & Constitution Aves. NW 
Washington, DC 20560-0188

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posted Feb 27, 2013, 12:57 PM by HC Lim   [ updated Feb 27, 2013, 12:58 PM ]

News and happenings

posted Jun 22, 2010, 8:02 AM by HC Lim   [ updated Nov 14, 2015, 7:21 AM ]

Summer Happenings
Just some of the things that happened over summer.
NSF Manakin RCN meeting at Front Royal, VA

Smithsonian Intern Carolina Ferreira helped to quantify ecological niche and morphology of Arachnothera (spiderhunters). The data will be applied towards their phylogeny to see how these traits evolve.

SI Genomics Tools Workshop series (10 seminars) has ended. Use this link and this to access slides and videos. Thanks to all presenters and participants.

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