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.


Guest Seminar

September 20 @ 4:00 pm

Novel summary metrics for insular biotic assemblages based on taxonomy and phylogeny: biogeographical, ...

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Oceans anchor passion for marine science and conservation

Professor Kenneth Leung Mei-yee (Croucher Foundation Fellowship 2000) is passionate about extending his research beyond the laboratory in order to ...

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Good News from Dr Moriaki Yasuhara

Dr Moriaki Yasuhara has been awarded the 20th Biwako Prize for Ecology by the Ecological Society of Japan. This prestigious award aims to recognize ...

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Hong Kong marine ecologists lead ‘eco-shoreline’ project to reshape city’s seawalls and pave the way for future reclamation projects

Professor Kenneth Leung and his team are testing various ecologically engineered units on artificial seawalls in three locations in Hong Kong to see ...

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Millions of oysters on city’s coastline could help clean up Hong Kong’s polluted waters, according to new marine ecology plan

The story of our proposed project on oyster restoration has been published by SCMP today: Plan to deploy millions of oysters could help clean ...

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