Prof Williams    

Prof. Gray A. Williams
B.Sc. (Hons.) Manc., Ph.D. Bristol.

The Swire Institute of Marine Science and
School of Biological Sciences,
The University of Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 28092179/2299-0604
Fax: (852) 28092197/2517-6082


icon 1   Prof. Gray A. Williams joined The University of Hong Kong in 1989 after a brief Post-doctoral Fellowship at Port Erin Marine Laboratory, the University of Liverpool, Isle of Man. Since then he has established a research group working on the community ecology of tropical rocky shores. He is currently the Honorary Directory of the Swire Institute of Marine Science, and Professor in the School of Biological Sciences.

Teaching duties involve a number of Ecology and Biodiversity classes at both BSc and MSc levels. In particular, he coordinates the undergraduate courses: Coastal Ecology and Final Year Project; and the MSc course: An Introduction to Ecology, he also coordinates the First Year Residential Field Course. 

Research interests focus on rocky shore ecology with particular emphasis on the responses of intertidal species to physical stress. Currently Prof. Williams heads a research group, working on a variety of intertidal organisms, but maintaining a focus on algal thermal stress and ecophysiology of rocky shore species- herbivore interactions and the role of herbivore behaviour influencing rocky shore community structure.

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