Singgih Afifa Putra
MSc in Marine and Coastal Resource Management
University of Hasanuddin, Indonesia
Dr. Rohani Ambo Rappe and Prof. Nicole de Voogd
Anthropogenic impacts on the diversity and distribution of marine sponges
Singgih Afifa Putra is based at the Hasanuddin University in Makassar, Indonesia. He completed a Master in Marine and Coastal Resource Management at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia.
His research is focused on the ecology and taxonomy of shallow-water marine sponges. He will conduct a sponge survey in the intertidal zone in several islands of the Spermonde Archipelago to investigate sponge distribution and diversity across various reefs and gradients. His research will also study micro- and macro-morphological characters of marine sponges, analyse abiotic factors (e.g., light intensity, pH), seagrass and coral reef health assessment, and assess how anthropogenic impact influence the sponge community