CHOU Loke Ming

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CHOU Loke Ming is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. He obtained his PhD in Zoology from the University of Singapore and has done extensive research on coral reef ecology and integrated coastal management. His studies on coral reefs covered the ASEAN region and Okinawa. His current research focus is reef 

restoration after having observed the region’s widespread degradation of the habitat. He helped to initiate Singapore’s first coral nursery in 2007 and is looking at how corals can be re-established in developed coastal areas under highly turbid conditions. 

Prof. Chou is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (International Coral reef Initiative) since 2001 and a member of GESAMP (Joint 
Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection) since 2010. He is currently an Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Biology.

He has provided consultancy services in the field of marine environment management to international agencies like the United Nations Environment Programme, Food and Agriculture
Organisation, World Bank, WorldFish Center, and many national agencies. He has more than 100 papers in international journals and over 40 book chapters in the field of marine environment.

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