My name is Adeljean Ho. I am a marine biologist, and I am currently a visiting scholar at Chinese Academy of Sciences' South China Sea Institute of Oceanology in Guangzhou, P. R. China. I was born and raised in Aruba, Dutch West Indies. Growing up in the Caribbean, my parents exposed me to the ocean and reefs from an early age. I have since gained an unwavering fascination for fishes, in particular reef fishes. After completing secondary school in Aruba, I moved to the United States and attained my undergraduate and graduate degrees.
My broad research interest lies in evolutionary ecology, phylogeography, population genetics, and early life histories of fishes. I currently focus on population genetics and population genomics. However, I also work on ecomorphology, reproductive biology, and aquaculture techniques of marine fishes.
I enjoy working with colorful and enigmatic fishes, as they provide an easy avenue to start dialogues with the public about the importance of ocean research and conservation.
My current projects include the population genetics of the lined seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) across its range in the Western Atlantic, and the population genomics of pipefishes in the South China Sea. If you have questions or comment, please do not hesitate to contact me.