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.



Dr. Karen Chan's Seminar in CA, USA

Oct 2017

On October 12th, Dr. Chan gave a seminar at the Moss Landing Marine Labs in California, USA titled "Growing up in a sea of change".

Photos by Dr. Karen Chan. Last updated on December 6 2017

Presentation at ILBS

Aug 2017

Dr. Chan and graduate student Elizaldy Maboloc presented at the 11th International Larval Biology Symposium in Honolulu, HI, USA.

Congratulations, Zaldy!

Sept 2017

Congratulations to PhD candidate Elizaldy Maboloc for his recent publication in Scientific Reports. A PDF of his journal article can be viewed here.  

Larval Crustaceans Collection and Identification Workshop

Sept 2017

The Chan Lab successfully hosted a hands-on workshop on plankton collection, quantification, and identification of marine decapod larvae at HKUST.

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.

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

Website: Marine Invertebrate Larvae in Hong Kong Waters

Oct 2017

The Chan Lab is excited to announce our new website highlighting the findings of a recent project to investigate the distribution and seasonality of marine decapod crustacean larvae in nearby Hong Kong waters. The website can be viewed here.

Chan Lab


Division of Life Science

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 

Two new publications!

Dec 2017

Congratulations to PhD student Abby and former lab member Julia for their recent publications. PDFs of the two journal articles can be viewed here (Abby) and here (Julia).