This year we welcome 5 MSc Environmental Management students to the lab: Tiffany, Zoe, Jocy, Ma Yue, and Iris! Tiffany and Zoe will be working on wildlife trade related projects and Jocy is working on urban bats. Ma Yue and Iris are co-supervised by myself and Dr Christelle Not in the Department of Earth Sciences and will be looking at microplastic prevalence in crabs and farmed fish. Welcome to the lab!
Hannah Tilley will shortly be joining our research group as a Research Assistant. Hannah completed her MPhil at UCL in the UK and has experience working with birds, bats, and other assorted wildlife. Hannah will be primarily working on the Urban Noise project, but is also keen to get involved with our outreach activities. Welcome to the group Hannah!
John Allcock has joined our research group as a Research Assistant. John will be leading the field recording aspect of the Urban Noise project and will be involved in a variety of other field projects. John has been working for over a decade on birds in Hong Kong and will bring some real local expertise to the group. Welcome to the group John!
Final year undergraduate student Freda Guo successfully completed her University Research Fellowship project on geographic variation in the songs of the common tailorbird Orthotomus sutorius. Nice work Freda! Freda will be starting her MPhil at HKU in September, under the supervision of Dr Tim Bonebrake. Glad you will be sticking around!
This summer two undergraduate students have joined our group as Summer Research Fellows and have starte their independent projects. Andrew will be working on a project using feather isotopes to look at differences between urban and rural birds. Alice will be adding to our urban noise project, recording Chinese bulbuls and red-whiskered bulbuls to test whether their songs change in different urban habitats. Welcome to the group!
Guo Fengyi (aka Freda), a second year HKU student (double major in Ecology & Biodiversity and Environmental Science) won a Summer Research Fellowship to conduct an independent research project this summer. She will be joining the group to work on the Urban Noise project. She will be looking at the effects of urban noise on the coos of Spotted Doves (Streptopelia chinensis) in Hong Kong. She will be co-supervised by Dr Tim Bonebrake on this project. Welcome to the group Freda!