Choo Yi Feng

Honours Student

Email: choo.y_feng(AT)


I am a final year Life Sciences major specialising in Environmental Biology. I am interested in the conservation, biodiversity and ecology of our natural world, and especially of marine and tropical environments. I had previously completed a UROPS project in my third year that looked at functional traits and phylogenetic relationships between coral colonies as explanatory variables to model outcomes of interspecific coral interactions.

Honours Project

Macroalgae, or seaweeds, are one of the more abundant, yet poorly understood organisms in the world’s oceans. This is partly due to the difficulties of distinguishing macroalgae via traditional, morphological means alone, as many species resemble one another. My project seeks to leverage DNA barcoding to study the diversity and distribution of macroalgae in Singapore’s waters.