Dr. Gianluca Polgar



Educational Qualifications: PhD (Sapienza, Rome)

Research Interests

  • Ecology and evolution of tropical coastal wetlands
  • Ecosystem management and conservation
  • Biodiversity of fishes and crabs
  • Ecology and behaviour of wetland macrofauna


  • SB-1201 Diversity of Life
  • SB-1202 Organisms and Environment
  • SB-2203 Animal Form and Function
  • SB-4301 Conservation and Management of Living Resources
  • SB-4311 Animal Behaviour


  • Jaafar Z., Polgar G. , and Yuliadi Zamroni (2016) Description of a new species of Periophthalmus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the Lesser Sunda Islands. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology , 64: 278-283 (paper online)
  • Bian C. (...) Polgar G., (...) & Shi Q. (2016) The Asian arowana (Scleropages formosus ) genome provides new insights into the evolution of an early lineage of teleosts. Scientific Reports, 6, Article number: 24501(paper online)
  • Nishi E., Idris I., Glasby C.J., and Polgar G. (2015) Sabellaria jeramae , a new species (Annelida: Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) from the shallow waters of Malaysia, with a note on the ecological traits of reefs. Zootaxa , 4052(4): 555-568 ( paper online )
  • Polgar, G., Nishi, E., Idris, I. & Glasby, C. J. Tropical polychaete community and reef dynamics: Insights from a malayan sabellaria (annelida: Sabellariidae) Reef. Raffles Bull. Zool. 63, 401-417 (2015).
  • Polgar, G., Khang, T. F., Chua, T. & Marshall, D. J. Gross mismatch between thermal tolerances and environmental temperatures in a tropical freshwater snail: climate warming and evolutionary implications. Journal of Thermal Biology . 47, 99-108 (2015).