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LAI Yuk Fo Derrick 黎育科

Associate Professor (by Courtesy)
  • Ph.D., Geography, McGill University
  • B.S.Sc. (1st Class Hons.), M.Phil., Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Academic Employments:
  • 2018-Present: Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Fields and Current Research Interests:
  • Carbon Cycling in Terrestrial and Wetland Ecosystems
  • Urban Ecology and Biogeochemistry
  • Ecosystem Restoration and Management
  • Soils and the Environment
  • Sustainable Agriculture
Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Young Researcher Award 2015, CUHK
  • 2015 Research Excellence Award 2014-15, CUHK
Professional Activities:
  • Review Editor, Member of the Editorial Board in Biogeoscience Section, Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Associate Editor, Mires and Peat
  • Vice-Chair (Administration), Hong Kong Geographical Association
  • Vice Secretary-General, The China Environment, Resources and Ecological Conservation Society
  • Member, World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong (WWF-HK) Mai Po Management Committee
  • Member, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Geography Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  • GRMD1401 A World of Diversity
  • GRMD4203 Ecosystem Restoration and Management
  • UGEB2240 Natural Wonders of the World
College Affiliation in CUHK:
  • Chung Chi College
Selected Recent Publications:
  1. Comeau, L.-P., Lai, D.Y.F., Cui, J.J., & Hartill, J. (2018). Soil heterotrophic respiration assessment using minimally disturbed soil microcosm cores. MethodsX, doi:10.1016/j.mex.2018.07.014.
  2. Comeau, L.-P., Lai, D.Y.F., Cui, J.J., & Farmer, J. (2018). Separation of soil respiration: a site-specific comparison of partition methods. SOIL, 4, 141-152, doi: 10.5194/soil-4-141-2018.
  3. Yang, P., Lai, D.Y.F., Huang, J.F., Zhang, L.H., & Tong, C. (2018). Temporal variations and temperature sensitivity of ecosystem respiration in three brackish marsh communities in the Min River Estuary, southeast China. Geoderma, 327, 138-150, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2018.05.005.
  4. Yang, P., Zhang, Y., Lai, D.Y.F., Tan, L., Jin, B., & Tong, C. (2018). Fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane across the water–atmosphere interface of aquaculture shrimp ponds in two subtropical estuaries: The effect of temperature, substrate, salinity and nitrate. Science of the Total Environment, 635, 1025-1035, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.102.
  5. Wang, W., Neogi, S., Lai, D.Y.F., Zeng, C., Wang, C., & Zeng, D. (2017). Effects of industrial and agricultural waste amendment on soil greenhouse gas production in a paddy field in southeastern China. Atmospheric Environment, 164, 239-249, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.05.052.
  6. Wang, W., Lai, D.Y.F., Wang, C., Tong, C., & Zeng, C. (2016). Effects of inorganic amendments, rice cultivars and cultivation methods on greenhouse gas emissions and rice productivity in a subtropical paddy field. Ecological Engineering, 95, 770-778, doi: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.07.014.
  7. Petrescu, A.M.R., Lohila, A., Tuovinen, J.-P., Baldocchi, D.D., Desai, A.R., Roulet, N.T., Vesala, T., Dolman, A.J., Oechel, W.C., Marcolla, B., Friborg, T., Rinne, J., Matthes, J.H., Merbold, L., Meijide, A., Kiely, G., Sottocornola, M., Sachs, T., Zona, D., Varlagin, A., Lai, D.Y.F., Veenendaal, E., Parmentier, F.-J.W., Skiba, U., Lund, M., Hensen, A., van Huissteden, J., Flanagan, L.B., Shurpali, N.J., Grünwald, T., Humphreys, E.R., Jackowicz-Korczynski, M., Aurela, M.A., Laurila, T., Grüning, C., Corradi, C.A.R., Schrier-Uijl, A.P., Christensen, T.R., Tamstorf, M.P., Mastepanov, M., Martikainen, P.J., Verma, S.B., Bernhofer, C., & Cescatti, A. (2015). The uncertain climate footprint of wetlands under human pressure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(15), 4594-4599, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416267112.
Research Grants:
  • 2016-2018
    Effects of Experimental Litterfall and Throughfall Manipulations    on Soil Greenhouse Gas Exchange in a Subtropical Secondary Forest
    Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/2016-12/2018, HK$ 706,972
  • 2015-2017
    Soil Respiration in a Subtropical Secondary Forest in Hong Kong: Temporal Variations and the Effects of Climate Change
    Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/2015-12/2017, HK$ 680,683
  • 2014-2017
    Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange of Greenhouse Gases in a Subtropical Mangrove Wetland in Hong Kong
    Principal Investigator, Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/2014-12/2017, HK$ 1,749,000
  • 2014-2015
    A Comparison of Carbon Storage in Coastal Wetland Soils Between Hong Kong and Germany
    Principal Investigator, Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 2013/14, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 01/2014-12/2015, HK$ 89,600