YAP Wenshu

Research Fellow


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Wenshu is currently a Research Fellow with the Sea Level Group at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS). She received her Ph.D. from Asian School of the Environment in 2022, under the supervision of Associate Professor Federico Lauro (SLIME Lab / Asian School of the Environment) and Professor Adam Switzer (Coastal Lab / Earth Observatory of Singapore).

Wenshu pioneers interdisciplinary research that bridges molecular biology and geology. Her research focuses on sedimentary DNA to investigate past extreme sea-level events, such as storms and tsunamis. She utilises DNA data to identify the microorganisms that inhabited these sediments, and uses this information to enhance the ability of geoscientists to characterise the sediment layers within a geological record. She is also interested in the use of environmental DNA for reconstructing past sea-level records in tropical region where microfossils are poorly preserved.



Environmental DNA signatures distinguish between tsunami and storm deposition in overwash sand

Wenshu Yap, Adam Switzer, Chris Gouramanis, Dale Dominey-Howes, Ezequiel Marzinelli, Federico M. Lauro, et al.


A historical typhoon database for the southern and eastern Chinese coastal regions, 1951 to 2012

Wenshu Yap, Adam Switzer, Annie A.Y. Lau, Chris Gouramanis, Fengling Yu, James P. Terry, et al.

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