L. M. Chu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Liverpool. He is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an applied ecologist, and is specialized in restoration ecology, pollution biology, and soil-plant studies. He has worked on the natural colonization of vegetation on fly ash lagoons, the conservation value of an artificial wetland created on abandoned ash disposal lagoons, the assimilative potential of gei wais in the Mai Po Marshes, and the ecotoxicity of landfill leachate and glyphosate-based herbicides. His recent research focuses on the ecological succession, vegetation development, and faunal biodiversity on degraded lands such as closed landfills and quarries. Currently, his research team is assessing the growth performance and recruitment of native tree species on rehabilitated lands, faunal assemblages on local degraded habitats, and ecological sustainability of landscaped cut slopes.
Biography Updated on 20 October 2014