My interest is in the response of nanoplankton to global change. My study focuses on how different trophic types of dinoflagellates in the marine ecosystem react to global change, such as warming and ocean stratification.
Mr. Sangwook Lee (Scott) (Ph.D Student)
Through amplicon sequencing of DNA derived from environmental samples (often termed environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding), I study spatiotemporal changes in the Hong Kong coastal biome. In addition, ultimately, based on this, I intend to determine potential interactions in marine communities between each trophic level.
Zuyuan is a marine biology and ecology student whose focuses are on zooplankton, reef ecology, and the effects of anthropogenic factors on marine organisms. Nowadays, she is examining the ecological consequences of artificial ocean alkalinization (AOA) on zooplankton (especially copepod and ciliates) growth and development while also investigating how this environmental factor may influence HK local zooplankton community structure.
Mr. Hongxing CUI (Ph.D Student)
My research interest is focused on oceanic environmental dynamics interacting with tropical cyclones using remote sensing and machine learning methods. I am also interested in the time series prediction of parameters (e.g., SST, SSH, Chla concentration) in the upper ocean.