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.


Special Seminar (E&B Area)

June 18 @ 10:00 am

Climate Change, Range Shifts, Persistence and Traits - The Long View by Professor Steven R Beissinger, Professor of ...

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HKU Ecologist Contributes to Pioneering Earth BioGenome Project Hong Kong

Professor Juan Diego GAITÁN-ESPITIA from the School of Biological Science has joined forces with researchers from all eight UGC-funded universities ...

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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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