Neil joined TropWATER in 2013 and is currently based in Singapore. Since completing his PhD in Marine Ecology in Hong Kong in 2000, Neil has worked at a wide range of institutions including universities, government research laboratories and NGO’s, providing research and information to a variety of stakeholders. His research interests lie in the area of marine community ecology. His research is founded on fundamental ecological theories and concepts, producing results that have the potential to be applied in other fields such as conservation biology. His main, continuing, research objectives lie in the examination of interactions between species in intertidal and shallow coastal marine systems and how such relationships are influenced by environmental factors.