Research Highlights

R-Epigenetic plasticity enables copepods1-c2-01

Involved Members: Prof. Rudolf Shiu Sun WU

Copepods are planktonic crustaceans that are widely distributed in marine, fresh and brackish waters. They can indicate the health of the nature, but the increasing ocean acidification is affecting their reproductive rates in many ways. SKLMP member Prof. Rudolf Shiu-Sun Wu and a research team from Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea…

R-A global horizon scan of issues1-c2-01

Involved Members: Dr. Moriaki YASUHARA

Marine and coastal ecosystems are undergoing new problems that still lack scientific research and understanding, and can have an impact on biodiversity. In the inaugural Marine and Coastal Horizons Scan by scientists, 15 horizon issues of three categories were ultimately identified, including large-scale alterations to marine ecosystems, changes…


Involved Member: Dr. Moriaki YASUHARA

In addition to causing dreaded storms and fires, climate change will also cause invisible phenomena, such as reducing oxygen in seawater and warming seawater, threatening marine ecology. Dr. Moriaki Yasuhara, a member of SKLMP, published an article in the prestigious journal "Science" on predicting and understanding the future ocean conditions…


Involved Members: Dr. Henry Yuhe HE, Prof. Paul Kwan Sing LAM, Prof. Kenneth Mei Yee LEUNG, Dr. Phoebe Yuefei RUAN

Liquid crystal monomers (LCMs) can accumulate in fatty tissues of animals and affect the health of marine life and humans. SKLMP member Dr. Yuhe He and his team have detected LCMs in the waters off Stonecutters Island and Tuen Mun in Hong Kong. He postulated that the LCMs…


Involved Members: Prof. Paul Kwan Sing LAM, Prof. Kenneth Mei Yee LEUNG, Dr. Phoebe Yuefei RUAN

Most organophosphate esters (OPEs) enter the marine environment through atmospheric deposition and surface runoff. In this study, samples of size-segregated atmospheric particles, suspended particulate matter in seawater, and sediments in the Pearl River Estuary (PRE) were collected and…


Involved Member: Prof. Kenneth Mei Yee LEUNG

Despite growing evidence of the deleterious effects on ecological and human health, little is known regarding the global occurrence of pharmaceuticals in rivers. Studies assessing their occurrence are only available for 75 of 196 countries, with most research conducted in North America and Western Europe. This leaves large geographical…