The physical structure and biological processes of oyster reefs provide incredible ecosystem services that particularly maintain the health and sustainability of coastal bays and estuaries globally. However, it has been estimated that ~85% of the world’s oyster reefs have been lost owing to overharvesting, habitat degradation and disease. In addition, very little information is available regarding the past and present ecology of oyster habitats in Hong Kong. Therefore, we have partnered with The Nature Conservancy aiming to investigate the ecology and ecosystem services of local oyster habitats. With the background information understood, we hope to build a case for oyster restoration in Hong Kong in the future!
2016: MSci Marine Biology (Honours), University of Southampton, UK
2016: University of Southampton Tyler Prize for the best MSci Marine Biology project
2016: The Undergraduate Awards – Highly Commended Entrant (Earth and Environmental Science)