Upon graduation [PhD (Biogeochemistry) at the UK National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK], Moritz accepted a lectureship position at Swinburne Sarawak where he initially established the BSc (Biotechnology) program and later set up the Aquatic and Environmental Sciences (AquES) Research Group. The focus of our current research projects lies on tropical peat-draining rivers in Sarawak, Borneo; in particular the production, transport and burial of organic material from the rivers to the coast. We apply multidisciplinary techniques (i.e. field observations, laboratory experiments; analysis of trace gases (CO2, CH4), their stable C isotopes and radiocarbon content (14C-AMS), as well as high-throughput sequencing of microbial diversity) in collaboration with colleagues from China, Singapore, UK, Germany, and Australia. Collaboration with international colleagues is of great importance to us and has allowed us to publish in Nature Communications, as well as other A* category and leading journals in the respective fields such as Global Change Biology, Biogeosciences, and Geobiology.
Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire directly with A/P Moritz Müller about postgraduate opportunities. All students are expected to spend part of their studies at partner institutions and must be willing to travel. Please also visit www.aques.org for more information.
|Name||Degree||Area of Research||Start year||Role|
|Ang Chung Huap||PhD||Microbial Ecology in corals||2014||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Nastassia Denis||PhD||Microbial Ecology in peat||2014||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Edwin Sia||PhD||Microbial Ecology and primary production in peat||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Changi Wong||PhD||Ecology of Nepenthes||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Jessica Song||PhD||Microbial Ecology of microplastics||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Faddrine Holt||PhD||Microplastics and trace metals||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Sim Chun Hock||PhD||Microbial Ecology and GHGs in peat||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Revadi Thyartan||MSc||Geochemistry of coral cores||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Fiona Chung||MSc||Endophytic fungi||2016||Coordinating Supervisor|
|Natalia anak Uyub||MSc (UNIMAS)||Microbial Ecology||2016||Joint supervisor|
|Fakharuddin Muhamad||MSc (UNIMAS)||Geohydrology||2016||Joint supervisor|