Welcome to HKU School of Biological Sciences

There are two universal truths about biology. First, is unity. Life evolved once: its fundamental processes and building blocks are essentially the same regardless of species or location. The second is diversity. Evolution gave rise dazzling variety: millions of species, each with a unique array of adaptations, and a myriad different local communities. At the School of Biological Sciences, we study the proximate mechanisms underlying biological systems as well as their ultimate outcomes.  Our teaching and research contributes to the understanding, appreciation and conservation of nature in Hong Kong and globally.


RPG Qualifying Seminar (E&B Area)

May 28 @ 3:00 pm

Croaker conservation: ecology and evolutionary dynamics of the Sciaenidae by Mr. Lin Baian | Supervisor: Professor ...

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HKU Study Reveals Crucial Role of Invertebrates as Eco-Custodians in Global Forest Litter Decomposition 港大研究:白蟻對守護生態具貢獻

Global distribution of forest leaf litter decomposition experiment used in this study. (Illustration adapted from respective paper). The University ...

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Mapping Plant Functional Diversity from Space: HKU Ecologists Revolutionise Ecosystem Monitoring with Novel Field-Satellite Integration 港大研究運用衞星新視角,觀測陸地植物的功能多樣性

High-resolution satellite images that captured multispectral data recorded the reflections of light from plant leaves. These data are not only of ...

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Convergent Evolution of Parrot Plumage Coloration

Professor Simon Sin and other scientists would like to share their study on convergent evolution of parrot plumage coloration. The blue phenotype had ...

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The Art of Sparkling Tea: A Fusion of Science and Craftsmanship

Winston explained that his goal is to enhance people's flavor experience when enjoying fine-dining meals. He aims to maximize the enjoyment of aroma, ...

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