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Dr. ALI, Jason Richard

Dr. ALI, Jason Richard

Associate Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

  • 2857 8248
  • Room 311, James Lee Science Building, The University of Hong Kong

Teaching areas

  • Atmosphere and Hydrosphere 
  • Regional Field Studies
  • Structural Geology
  • Regional Geology

Research Interest

  • Mesozoic and Cenozoic biogeography. 
  • Islands biogeography.



  • ALI, J.R. 2018. Islands as biological substrates: continental. Jour. Biogeography, 45, 10.1111/jbi.13186
  • ALI, J.R. 2017. Islands as biological substrates: classification of the biological assemblage components and the physical island types. Jour. Biogeography, 44, 984–994.
  • RICHTER, C. & ALI, J.R. 2015. Philippine Sea Plate motion history: Eocene-Recent record from ODP Site 1201, central West Philippine Basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 410, 165–173.
  • ALI, J.R. & AITCHISON, J.C. 2014. Exploring the combined role of eustasy and oceanic island subsidence in shaping biodiversity on the Galápagos. Jour. Biogeography, 41, 1227–1241.
  • ALI, J.R. & AITCHISON, J.C. 2014. Greater India’s northern margin prior to its collision with Asia. Basin Research, 26, 73–84. 


Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Outstanding Research Output Prize for the HKU Science Faculty