PhD student. marine ecologist. scuba diver. amateur drone pilot.


I joined the Baker Lab in 2014 for my postgraduate study at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). I study corals; fascinating creatures that have dominated oligotrophic marine "deserts" thanks to their symbiotic algal partner - Symbiodinium.

My research focuses on the ecological competition of Symbiodinium, using different culturing systems, stable isotope and molecular techniques to assess their ability and efficiency on resource use, especially on N which is believed to be the currency for the symbiotic association.

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The Baker Lab studies how humans impact the ecology and evolution of the oceans, particularly coral reef ecosystems which are currently undergoing a perilous decline. By improving our understanding of how corals function and how they have evolved over time, the goal is to foster their conservation for future generations.



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