Wei Kit Lee
Research Assistant weikit.lee(at)nus.edu.sg
I am a Research Assistant with the Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, working in the Mangrove Lab on propagule dispersal studies. I am interested in mangrove ecology and restoration. I am also interested in the interaction between society and nature. I believe that real-world situations always involve nature and mankind. I am interested in sustainability development, socio-ecological networks, ecosystem management and conservation economy. I'm also studying for my Masters degree in the Mangrove Lab, where I am modelling the coastal protection function of mangroves.
I am a Fulbright Scholar, researching the fisheries ecosystem services of mangroves in Singapore. Previously I studied environmental science and mathematical modeling at Colorado College, and worked in a lab researching amphibian extinctions with climate change at University of California Santa Cruz. My curiosity for mangrove ecosystems began when I studied ecology in Thailand for four months and a host family introduced me to the various ecosystem services provided by mangroves. I am interested in ecology, ecosystem services, and climate change forecasting.
Dr. Pei-Shan Lin
My research focuses on nature-society relations and social dimensions of natural resource management. Working with David Taylor and Dan Friess, I am interested in exploring the co-evolutionary relationships between humans and environment from local perspectives. My PhD dissertation addressed the relationship between social network and nature-society dynamics by studying the community-based river conservation in Hualien of east Taiwan. I received my PhD. from National Taiwan University (2013) with major in geography. Previously, I was a researcher at the Taiwan Typhoon and Flood Research Institute, National Applied Research Laboratories. You can find more about me at http://peishanlin.wordpress.com.
I'm a Research Assistant with the Singapore-Delft Water Alliance, working in the Mangrove Lab full time on propagule dispersal studies, particularly propagule phenology in mangroves along the northern coast of Singapore. As a trained geographer, I'm interested in human-nature interactions that shape our surroundings. Our research will raise awareness to the general public about the beauty and importance of mangroves in our urban society.
Affiliated Researcher (2011-12)
I am a conservation researcher based in South East Asia, I work as a consultant and research assistant on a variety of projects within the region; including with The Mangrove Lab. My research interests involve conservation management, long term monitoring and tropical ecology. I am working to develop management tools to access the value of current conservation initiatives, by creating best practice scenarios for tropical species and ecosystems. I aim to facilitate project management and the integration of credible research for decision making.