Diagnosis and prognosis of intensifying eutrophication, hypoxia and the ecosystem consequences around Hong Kong waters: coupled physical-biogeochemical-pollution studies
The research topics are covered by four interlinked tasks to determine:
- sources and sinks of nutrients and their biogeochemical controls,
- ecosystem dynamics and biological controls,
- pollutant and ecosystem impacts, and
- physical controls, synthesis, and future trends in the RES waters.
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DO (dissolve oxygen) was the key variable shaping the microbiota communities in water and sediment. A hypoxic zone (DO level <2.8mg/L) was observed at the mouth of Pearl River Estuary (PRE), which is close to the coasts of Macau and Hong Kong. The sediment from close to the coastline of Lantau Island in Hong Kong … Continue reading Task 3: Marine Ecology