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09 Jun 2022 | Press Release

HKU Marine Scientists Joined Hands with the Local Oyster Industry to Set up the first Oyster Hatchery in Hong Kong Cultivating Native Seeds to Sustain Oyster Aquaculture

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Global assessment by HKU Marine Scientists found that oyster reef restoration rapidly increases marine biodiversity but increased restoration effort is needed to eliminate historical damage

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Global assessment by HKU Marine Scientists found that oyster reef restoration rapidly increases marine biodiversity but increased restoration effort is needed to eliminate historical damage
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Understanding polar species’ behaviour to reduce risk of extinction: HKU Scientists discovered the southward migration of Arctic Ocean species during the Last Glacial Period for the first time

24 Nov 2022 | Press Release

Understanding polar species’ behaviour to reduce risk of extinction: HKU Scientists discovered the southward migration of Arctic Ocean species during the Last Glacial Period for the first time
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HKU Initiates Global Ant Census, At Least Twenty Quadrillion Ants Dominate The Global Ecosystems

20 Sep 2022 | Press Release

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Ecologists find evidence that pet and medicine trades  Bring tokay geckos from across Asia into Hong Kong Impacting resident gecko populations and highlighting local and global conservation needs

14 Sep 2022 | Press Release

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Experts Predict Top Impacts on Ocean Biodiversity Over Next Decade: Lithium Extraction from the Deep Sea, Overfishing of Deeper-Water Species, and the Unexpected Ocean Impacts of Wildfires on Land are Among Fifteen Issues Experts Warn We Ought to be Addre

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HKU Conservation Forensics Lab Develops Novel Environmental DNA Monitoring Method for Identifying Rare and Endangered Fish Species Sold in Hong Kong Wet Markets

25 May 2022 | Press Release

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16 May 2022 | Press Release

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Rapid evolution fuels transcriptional plasticity in fish species  to cope with ocean acidification

03 Mar 2022 | Press Release

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An HKU biologist-led team of international plant scientists reveals how guard cell chloroplasts obtain energy

10 Feb 2022 | Press Release

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HKU scientists discover activation mechanisms in soybean for adaptation to saline soil in hope of improving agriculture productivity

12 Jan 2022 | Press Release

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HKU biologists reveal how obesity damages the skeletal muscle metabolism -a naturally occurring flavone is identified as a potential drug for obesity treatment

24 Nov 2021 | Press Release

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HKU Paleontologists discovered shallow-marine ecosystem collapse and recovery during a historical hyperthermal event

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A new paper jointly published by environmentalists reveals the gap between  clam-diggers’ environmental attitudes and actual behaviour,  calling for better future coastal resources management

21 Oct 2021 | Press Release

A new paper jointly published by environmentalists reveals the gap between clam-diggers’ environmental attitudes and actual behaviour, calling for better future coastal resources management
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12 Oct 2021 | Press Release

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08 Oct 2021 | Press Release

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07 Sep 2021 | Press Release

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02 Sep 2021 | Press Release

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Has Hong Kong lost its luster? HKU Ecologists reconstructed Hong Kong's marine ecosystem over the last 100 years, worried that climate and metal pollution may have a negative impact on the biodiversity

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HKU Ecologists study the buffering effects of forests on climate change impacts on insect communities revealing the importance of forest regeneration

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HKU Science celebrates the opening of the expansion of the Swire Institute of Marine Science and launches the ‘Restoring Hong Kong’s Whale’ Campaign to revitalise marine conservation icon

29 Jul 2021 | Press Release

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27 Jul 2021 | Press Release

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Sweeteners in common food: HKU-led research revealed hidden sources of non-nutritive and low-calorie sweeteners in pre-packaged foods in Hong Kong

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From flat screen to nature via birding: HKU Ecologist and the Hong Kong Bird Watching Society jointly developed a Mobile App "HKBirds: Birds of Hong Kong", facilitating a bird-watching learning platform

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International joint research reveals how fish adapt to ocean acidification by modifying gene expression

26 May 2021 | Press Release

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02 Mar 2021 | Press Release

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A team of international mangrove forest experts suggesting optimistic cause for global mangrove conservation

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11 Jun 2019 | Press Release

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14 May 2019 | Press Release

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15 Jan 2019 | Press Release

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10 Jan 2019 | Press Release

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12 Dec 2018 | Press Release

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Fifteen HKU academics named amongst the world's most Highly Cited Researchers

04 Dec 2018 | Press Release

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24 Oct 2018 | Press Release

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04 Sep 2018 | Press Release

Mismatch in Timing of Ivory Bans in China and Hong Kong Undermines the Conservation of African Elephants
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HKU Paleontologists Discover Linkages between Oceanic and Continental Settings and Past East Asian Summer Monsoon Dynamics

28 Aug 2018 | Press Release

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16 Aug 2018 | Press Release

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HKU and Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences Jointly Develop a Novel Scientific Method to Derive Water Quality Criteria of Metals for Protecting Different Marine Ecosystems Worldwide

24 Apr 2018 | Press Release

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HKU Nutrition Scientist Releases First Report on Salt Content in Common Packaged Food Categories in Hong Kong and New Food App to Help Hongkongers Make Healthier Food Choices

17 Apr 2018 | Press Release

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HKU Marine Scientists Unveil How Climate Change Relates to Coral Bleaching

11 Apr 2018 | Press Release

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04 Apr 2018 | Press Release

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Taking the Pulse of the Ocean – HKU launches “MarineGEO-Hong Kong” as Part of Global Initiative to Quantify Marine Biodiversity

04 Feb 2018 | Press Release

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01 Feb 2018 | Press Release

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HKU Faculty of Science obtaining new accreditation for  the Majors of Ecology & Biodiversity and Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

27 Jan 2018 | Press Release

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05 Jan 2018 | Press Release

The Ocean Is Losing Its Breath. Here’s the Global Scope.
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