Singgih Afifa Putra

Singgih Afifa Putra

MSc in Marine and Coastal Resource Management

University of Hasanuddin, Indonesia

Sponge diversity

Dr. Rohani Ambo Rappe and Prof. Nicole de Voogd

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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