Rick Leong
Rick Leong
PhD candidate
Field of Research: 
Marine ecology, ecological connectivity, oyster reefs
Contact details:

Level 4 East
Biological Sciences South (E26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Ecological connectivity between estuarine and coastal regions

Supervisors: Associate Professor Paul Gribben, Professor Alistair Poore and Dr Ezequiel Marzinelli



Leong C.R, Marzinelli E.M., Low J., Bauman A.G., Lim E.W., Lim C.Y., Steinberg P.D., Guest J.R. 2018. Effect of coral-algal interactions on early life history processes in Pocillopora acuta in a highly disturbed coral reef system. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2018;5:385. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2018.00385/full

Leong, C. R., Friess, D. A., Crest, B., Lee, W.K., and Webb, E. L. 2018. High-resolution pattern of mangrove species distribution is controlled by surface elevation. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 202: 185 -192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.12.015

Friess, D. A., Phelps, J. Leong, C.R., Lee, W.K., Wee, A.K.S., Sivasothi, N., Oh, R.R.Y. and Webb, E.L. 2012. Mandai mangrove, Singapore: a model for the fate of Southeast Asia’s mangroves. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Supplement No. 25: 55–65 http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/114165

Friess, D.A., Leong, C.R., Lee, W.K. and Webb, E.L. 2012. High-resolution mapping of mangrove topography and vegetation community structure. In: Dahdouh-Guebas and Satyanarayana (Eds). Proceedings of the International Conference Meeting on Mangrove Ecology, Functioning and Management (MMM3). VLIZ Special Publication 57. ISBN: 978-90-817451-6-1.