Prof. Gray A Williams

Director, Professor

Intertidal ecology, Herbivore-autotroph interactions, Behaviour and ecophysiology of intertidal species, especially molluscs

KBSB Rm 5S15

(852) 2299 0604

Dr. David M. Baker

Associate Professor

Coral Reef Ecology, Stable Isotope Ecology, Evolution & Extinction of Symbiosis, Global Change, Marine Pollution, Conservation Forensics

KBSB Rm 6S14

(852) 2299 0606

Dr. V. Thiyagarajan

Associate Professor

Ocean acidification, Environmental proteomics, Biofouling: Larval Biology, Oyster Fishery and Aquaculture, and Ecological and economic consequences of larval exposure to environmental stressors

KBSB Rm 2S03

(852) 2299 0601

Dr. Nicole Khan

Assistant Professor

Sea-level and paleoenvironmental change, Drivers of coastal subsidence, Coastal wetlands

HOC Rm 328

(852) 3917 1454

Dr. Celia Schunter

Assistant Professor

Ecological genomics, Transcriptomics & epigenomics of adaptation, Response to environmental change, Transgenerational inheritance, and Environmental effects on behaviour and the brain in marine organisms

KBSB Rm 2N11

(852) 2299 0304

Dr. Stefano Cannicci

Associate Director,
Associate Professor

Mangrove ecology and conservation, Crabs-trees interactions in mangrove systems, Behavioural ecology of intertidal crabs, Evolutionary biology of intertidal and terrestrial crabs

KBSB Rm 2S04

(852) 2299 0673

Dr. Sean Crowe

Associate Professor

JL Rm 404

(852) 2241 5484

Dr. Moriaki Yashuhara

Associate Professor

Paleoecology and macroecology, Biodiversity patterns, Climatic impacts, Deep-sea biology, Human-induced ecosystem degradation

KBSB Rm 3S12

(852) 2299 0317

Dr. Philip Yong-Xin Li

Assistant Professor

Natural Products, Microbiome, Big data genome mining, Synthetic biology, Biosynthesis

HOC 107

(852) 3910 2196

Dr. Benoit Thibodeau

Research Assistant Professor

Stable Isotopes and Biogeochemical cycles.

HOC Rm 331

(852) 3917 7835

Dr. Bayden Russell

Associate Director,
Associate Professor

Marine Ecology (particularly subtidal), Climate Change and Nutrient Pollution impacts in marine ecosystems, herbivore and algal ecophysiology, Ecosystem Phase-shifts, Sustainable Aquaculture Production.

KBSB Rm 2S05

(852) 2299 0680

Dr. Jed Kaplan

Associate Professor

HOC Rm 330

(852) 3917 1456

Dr. Juan D. Gaitan-Espitia

Assistant Professor

Evolutionary ecology, Eco-physiology, Functional and comparative genomics, Quantitative genetics, Climate change biology

KBSB Rm 5N11

(852) 2299 0637

Dr. Christelle Not

Assistant Professor

Climate, Marine geochemical cycles, Paleoceanography, Plastic pollution, Microplastics, Radiogenic isotopes, Element traces, Chemical oceanography, Biogeochemistry and Paleoceanography, in order to understand the impact of human on the marine environment and climate

HOC Rm 306

(852) 3917 7831

Resident Researchers


The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) is a division of Hong Kong University School of Biological Science


The Swire Institute of Marine Science

The University of Hong Kong

Cape d'Aguilar Road, Shek O,

Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2809 2179


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