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 

An Evo-Devo Talk Given by Dr. Billie Swalla

May 2017

Dr. Billie Swalla from University of Washington is going to give us a talk on molecular analysis of the evolution and development of the chordates.

Photos by Dr. Karen Chan. Last updated on September 112017

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

Presentation at ILBS

Aug 2017

Dr. Chan and Zaldy presented at the 11th International Larval Biology Symposium in Honolulu, HI, USA.

Revealing the Secret Lives of Plankton

Jun 2017

Dr. Chan gave a public presentation unveiling the secret lives of plankton. 

[NEW!] Larval crustaceans collection and identification workshop

Sept 27

FREE, HANDS-ON workshop on plankton collection, quantification, and identification of marine decapod larvae on Wed Sept 27, 2017 at 4:30p.m. at HKUST. See here for details!

Student Internship at Science Museum

Jul 2017

The student internship is in full swing at the Hong Kong Science Museum as students share their biological oceanography knowledge with eager visitors.