LIM Jia Xuan



Honours Student




Email: a0130033(AT)u.nus.edu



Honours Project

My project involves computing the skeletal density values of selected species of hard corals by applying a buoyant weight technique, established from the Archimedes Principle. Skeletal densities of corals are adopted as proxies for coral susceptibility and resilience in many coral studies, but there are no known records for skeletal densities of corals found in Singapore. By comparing the derived skeletal density values, the effect of depth and existing environmental conditions on the skeletal architecture of corals would also be examined in this project.

Background

I am currently an undergraduate student of the Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES) programme, specialising in Environmental Biology. My budding interest for marine life started during my exchange semester where I took classes on marine ecology and visited the rare, captivating uplifted coral reefs of Taiwan.