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".
Haw Chuan Lim (林 浩 川)
NSF-funded Manakin Genomics RCN (13-16 Aug 2016) meeting held at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center concluded recently
Paper on making high-quality genotype calls using historical DNA out in the Sequence Capture Special Issue of Molecular Ecology Resources
Natural History Research Experiences (NSF REU site) intern Elizabeth Reardon successfully completed her internship on "Phylogeographic analysis of mitogenomes of five Tropical Asian bird species". Congratulations!
Other than conducting bioinformatics analyses (eg, mapping reads to reference mitogenomes, partitioning data, conducting Bayesian and ML analyses), she participated in an outreach program, presented her poster to the whole museum, etc.
PNAS paper on Nosema bombi - a bumble bee fungal parasite - is out! Altmetric score = 87 (May '16)
Brazilian intern working on environmental niche modeling and morphological evolution of a group of nectarivores (Arachnothera)
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