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.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Public Seminar

August 11 @ 9:30 am

Community traits responses to land-use conversion and temperature increase, with new approaches to investigate ...

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Public Seminar

August 18 @ 4:00 pm

The present and prospective ecology of a rocky shore predator: foraging, physiology and their microbiome by Kevin ...

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The global distribution of known and undiscovered ant biodiversity

Invertebrates constitute the majority of animal species and are critical for ecosystem functioning and services. Nonetheless, global invertebrate ...

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Experts predict top impacts on ocean biodiversity over next decade

The final 15 issues identified by the team of experts. Image of brine pool courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of ...

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HKU marine scientists join hands with local oyster industry to set up first oyster hatchery in Hong Kong 港大創立生蠔孵化場,料年產200萬蠔苗

Oysters have been an important commodity in Hong Kong for more than 700 years. While serving as a tasty and highly nutritious food source, oysters ...

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