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Professor ASHTON, Louise Amy

Professor ASHTON, Louise Amy

Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc (Griffith University); PhD (Griffith University)

  • 3917 3313
  • 2858 3477
  • KBSB 6S01

Teaching Areas

  • Ecology and evolution
  • Community ecology
  • Conservation ecology
  • Field ecology


Research Interest

  • Tropical rainforest ecology
  • Biodiversity and the role of insects in ecosystem function
  • Ecological responses to environmental change



Current Research

  • Insect declines in the tropics
  • The impact of drought on tropical rainforests
  • Restoration of Hong Kong’s biodiversity
  • Canopy food web responses to climate change


Fellowship and Awards

  • 2021 Excellent Young Scientist Award
  • 2020 HKU Outstanding Research Output Award
  • 2020 Griffith University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award


Research Team

Post-doctoral Fellows:

Michael J W Boyle, Adam Sharp, Alexey Reschchikov, Birhanu Sisay, Martha J  Ledger, Michel Dongmo 



Coskun Güçlü, Victoria Amaral, Xiaoyi Zeng, Clara Park, Nok Lam (Chloe) Yuen, Bartosz Majcher




Recent Selected Publications