to examine the role of oxygen in shaping phytoplankton communities along the oxycline, and to identify related metabolic pathways
urban grower. marine ecologist. scuba diver. drone pilot.
I am an ecologist by training and my Ph.D. & post-doc research focused on mechanisms. I adopted the use of trait-based approach, competition theories, and mathematical modelling to describe the diversity of organisms in marine ecosystems.
I transitioned from the academia to the startup world & entrepreneurship. I'm excited to bring forward my skills as a scientific researcher to propel the sustainable agriculture movement, to develop nature-inspired solutions to reshape the way we treat wastes. I am particularly interested in the concept of symbiosis in cities, whether resources can exist in a circular rather than a linear fashion.
I am currently working in an urban farm in Hong Kong, Common Farms. I focus on the utilisation of data and technology to communicate with the plants we grow, in order to provide the best environment for them to thrive. I am spearheading the development of data-driven & science-based solutions in the production & operation flow of our farm. I am especially keen to explore the possibility of maintaining a high diversity of crops (as oppose to monocropping), as to test the the diversity–productivity and diversity–sustainability hypotheses in modern farms.