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Cities differ in many ways from the natural environments that they replace, creating new selection pressures for species trying to adapt to these relatively novel environments. Hong Kong is one of the world's most densely populated cities, and therefore an excellent place to study urban ecology. We currently have a funded project to investigate the effects of anthropogenic noise on bird communication. We also are interested in investigating the effects of other aspects of the urban environment on the ecology and evolution of city-dwelling species, and are open to students who are interested in any projects related to the effects of urbanization on biodiversity.
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