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Loy Xingwen, Ph.D.

Research Interests: community ecology, plant-pollinator interactions

As a Research Scientist, Ecology, Loy Xingwen designs and oversees field studies and experiments that inform the Garden’s conservation work. His expertise is in community ecology, in particular, how different plant species interact with one another in the wild. Loy is also interested in the relationships plants have with other organisms, such as bees and other pollinators.  Loy helps to bring a more holistic, multi-species perspective to the Garden’s efforts in curbing ongoing biodiversity declines.

Loy holds a Diploma in Horticulture from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore, a Bachelor’s degree in Botany from the University of Queensland in Australia, and a PhD in Population Biology, Ecology & Evolution from Emory University. In his free time, Loy enjoys cooking Singaporean foods, hiking with his partner, growing orchids and board games with friends.

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