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Professor RUSSELL, Bayden

Professor RUSSELL, Bayden

Associate Director of SWIMS and Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc(Honours First Class) (Australia); Ph.D. (Australia)

  • 3917 3680
  • 2858 3477
  • KBSB 2S-05

Teaching Areas

  • Tropical and Temperate Marine Ecology
  • Ecosystem Function and Services
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Marine Biology

Research Interests

  • Human impacts in marine ecosystems
  • Ecosystem restoration and conservation
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Blue Carbon
  • Physiology of marine invertebrates
  • Thermal physiology and range shifts
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Intergenerational responses to climate change





Current Research

  • Effects of climate change on subtidal invertebrates
  • Thermal adaptation of sea urchins
  • Multi-generational adaptation to ocean warming and acidification
  • Oyster reef restoration in China
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Blue Carbon enhancement
  • Sustainable development of aquaculture
  • Historical ecology





Research Team

Post-Doctoral Fellow: Dr. Rhian Evans

Ph.D. candidates: Mr Khan Cheung, Miss Kaile Zhong, Mr S.A.M. Shariar Islam


  • Association of Commonwealth Universities Fellowship (2021)
  • Universitas 21 Fellowship (2020)
  • Advanced Visiting Researcher Fellowship to the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China (2014-15)

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Awards and Honours