Combining coastal oceanographic, ecological, and engineering-based observational techniques, our work focuses on the main question of how individual experience in the plankton affects population dynamics. 

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A quantitative larval ecology lab exploring interactions between individual larvae, their fluid environments, and their population-level consequences in a changing world.



Chan Lab


Division of Life Science

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

LIFS, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong  

Presentation at SICB

Jan 2017

Dr. Chan, Abby and Zaldy presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology at New Orleans.

Public Lecture - Underwater Engineers: Habitat Changing Aquatic Organisms

Oct 2016

Dr. Chan gave a public lecture about aquatic invertebrates in Hong Kong Wetland Park on Oct 8th.

WWF Marine Plankton Workshop

Mar 2017

Chanlab trained local middle and high school teachers on Discovery of Ocean Drifters at Hoi Ha Wan Marine Education Center.

Miffy and The Ocean

Apr 2017

Chanlab is supporting this Hong Kong Science Museum exhibit “Miffy and the Ocean” starting on April 5. Children can learn about plastic pollution, plankton, water quality and coral reefs through guided activities and games.

2017 Final Year Projects

May 2017

Congratulations to all undergraduate students on their phenomenal work on their final year projects and poster presentations!

Photos by Dr. Karen Chan. Last updated on May 15, 2017