Alison Wee joined the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) as an Assistant Professor in Dec 2020. She obtained her PhD degree in Biological Sciences from the National University of Singapore. Her PhD dissertation was on the “genetic connectivity of four mangrove species from the Malay Peninsula”. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Chiba University (Japan; Apr-Jul 2014) and the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (China; Aug 2014 – Dec 2015). From 2016 to 2020, she led the Ecological Genomics Team as an Associate Professor at the College of Forestry, Guangxi University (China). Her core research interest is in the biogeography, adaptation and conservation of coastal ecosystems. Her research has been supported by SEAMEO BIOTROP, the University of the Ryukyus, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education, among others. Throughout her career, she has published 31 scientific articles and graduated five MSc and PhD students.