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Professor BONEBRAKE, Timothy Carlton

Professor BONEBRAKE, Timothy Carlton

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

BSc (University of California, Berkeley), PhD (Stanford University)

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  • 2858 3477
  • KBSB 6S15

Teaching Areas

  • Conservation Biology

  • Environmental Data Analysis

  • Urban Ecology           

Research Interests

  • Tropical climate change impacts

  • Pangolins and pathogens

  • Endangered species management

  • Urban biodiversity

  • Snakes and One Health

  • Night-time ecology

  • Danaid migration




Research Team

From L to R (2022): Timothy BONEBRAKE, Adam Kai Chi LEE, Portia YH WONG, Yu Hin (Eugene) YAU, Even Yee Man LEUNG, Yuet Fung LING, Pauline DUFOUR, Emily JONES, John ALLCOCK, Kelly SHIU, Michel AK DONGMO, Tracey-Leigh PRIGGE, Wing Sing CHAN




Fellowships and Awards

  • Universitas 21 Fellowship (2018-19)

  • Young Academy of Sciences Hong Kong, Founding Member (2018)

  • NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund (2020)

  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2019-2020)

Recent Selected Publications

  • Dufour PC, Miot EF, So TC, Tang SL, Jones EE, Kong TC, Landry Yuan F, Sung YH, Dingle C, Bonebrake TC (2022) Home and hub: pet trade and traditional medicine impact reptile populations in source locations and destinations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B doi: 10.1098/rspb.2022.1011

  • McMillan SE, Dingle C, Allcock J, Bonebrake TC (2021) Exotic animal cafes are increasingly home to threatened biodiversity. Conservation Letters, 14, e12760

  • Landry Yuan F, Ito S, Tsang TPN, Kuriyama T, Yamasaki K, Bonebrake TC, Hasegawa M (2021) Predator presence and recent climatic warming raise body temperatures of island lizards. Ecology Letters, 24, 533-542

  • Bonebrake TC, Rezende E, Bozinovic F (2020) Climate change and thermoregulatory consequences of activity time in mammals. The American Naturalist, 196, 45-56

  • Bonebrake TC, Guo F, Dingle C, Baker DM, Kitching RL, Ashton LA (2019) Integrating proximal and horizon threats to biodiversity for conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 34, 781-788