Croucher Foundation News

Croucher Ecology Issue Four: Climate Change

For the final issue of Croucher Ecology we are examining the impact of climate change on the ecology and biodiversity of Hong Kong.

31 May 2021

Citizen science is expanding our knowledge of Hong Kong’s jellyfish

Citizen science is a growing movement in Hong Kong, with members of the public making contributions to water monitoring, light pollution, and biodiversity, while one prominent campaign is focused on documenting and learning about Hong Kong’s jellyfish.

18 January 2022

Marine ecologists find low functional diversity of invertebrates threatens mangroves

Mangrove forests were once dominant in the tropics but have been disappearing at alarming rates worldwide. This threatened ecosystem supports a broad range of specialised invertebrates, however little is known about the impact of mangrove deforestation on the functional diversity and resilience of these resident fauna.

10 January 2022

Welcome Class of 2021

23 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2021 Croucher Scholarships, Studentships, Fellowships and Science Communications Studentships.

8 December 2021

HKU researchers discover new biologics for obesity-related diseases

Obesity is a global pandemic associated with a significantly reduced life expectancy due to increased risk of type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease and cancer.

1 December 2021