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Dr James Kar-Hei Fang
Coral Reef Ecosystems Lab
School of Biological Sciences
The University of Queensland

St Lucia QLD 4072 Australia

(email) khfanguqconnect.edu.au

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Position: PhD Candidate
Last update: 12-Sep-2013
Supervisors: Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Dr Sophie Dove, Dr Christine Schönberg (Australian Institute of Marine Science)

Research

Marine ecophysiology and ecotoxicology

I am a marine ecophysiologist and ecotoxicologist who studies the effects of climate change, ocean acidification and pollution on marine organisms and their ecological functions. I have been conferred a PhD in 2013, which investigated the combined effects of global warming and ocean acidification on an important bioeroding sponge on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. After my PhD I have accepted the offer to work as a postdoctoral scientist at the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, studying the effects of oil drilling activities on the physiology of deep-sea sponges in boreal and Arctic regions.

Publications in press:

Fang JKH, Schönberg CHL, Mello-Athayde MA, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dove S (in press) Effects of ocean warming and acidification on the energy budget of an excavating sponge. Global Change Biology, accepted on 15th August 2013.

Fang JKH, Mello-Athayde MA, Schönberg CHL, Kline DI, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dove S (in press) Sponge biomass and bioerosion rates increase under ocean warming and acidification. Global Change Biology, accepted on 13th July 2013.

Fang JKH, Schönberg CHL, Kline DI, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Dove S (in press) Methods to quantify components of the excavating sponge Cliona orientalis Thiele, 1900. Marine Ecology, accepted on 11th August 2012.
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Education

PhD Marine Ecophysiology - School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Australia (2013)
MPhil Marine Ecotoxicology - Centre for Coastal Pollution and Conservation, City University of Hong Kong, China (2008)
BSc(Hons) Environmental Science - School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK (2004)

Awards

International Society for Reef Studies Graduate Fellowship (2010), University of Queensland Research Scholarship, Australia (2009), University of Queensland International Research Tuition Award, Australia (2009), Prize for Outstanding Presentation, The 5th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, Hong Kong SAR (2007)

Publications

Fang JKH, Wu RSS, Zheng GJ, Lam PKS, Shin PKS (2010) Seasonality of bioaccumulation of trace organics and lysosomal integrity in green-lipped mussel Perna viridis. Science of the Total Environment 408: 1458-1465

Fang JKH, Au DWT, Chan AKY, So LKY, Liu WH, Mok HOL, Yu WY, Wu RSS, Shin PKS (2010) Ethoxyresorufin-O-deethylase enzyme activities and accumulation of secondary/tertiary lysosomes in rabbitfish Siganus oramin as biomarkers for xenobiotic exposures. Science of the Total Environment 408: 4833-4840

Fang JKH, Wu RSS, Yip CKM, Shin PKS (2009) Power analysis for biomarkers in mussels for use in coastal pollution monitoring. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 58: 1152-1158

Fang JKH, Au DWT, Wu RSS, Chan AKY, Mok HOL, Shin PKS (2009) The use of physiological indices in rabbitfish Siganus oramin for monitoring of coastal pollution. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 58: 1229-1235

Fang JKH, Wu RSS, Zheng GJ, Au DWT, Lam PKS, Shin PKS (2009) The use of muscle burden in rabbitfish Siganus oramin for monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and potential human health risk. Science of the Total Environment 407: 4327-4332

Fang JKH, Au DWT, Wu RSS, Zheng GJ, Chan AKY, Lam PKS, Shin PKS (2009) Concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated biphenyls in green-lipped mussel Perna viridis from Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and possible human health risk. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 58: 615-620

Fang JKH, Wu RSS, Chan AKY, Shin PKS (2008) Metal concentrations in green-lipped mussels (Perna viridis) and rabbitfish (Siganus oramin) from Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong after pollution abatement. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 56: 1486-1491

Fang JKH, Wu RSS, Zheng GJ, Lam PKS, Shin PKS (2008) Induction, adaptation and recovery of lysosomal integrity in green-lipped mussel Perna viridis. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 57: 467-472

Wu RSS, Chan AKY, Richardson BJ, Au DWT, Fang JKH, Lam PKS, Giesy JP (2008) Measuring and monitoring persistent organic pollutants in the context of risk assessment. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 57: 236-244

Fang JKH, Wu RSS, Chan AKY, Yip CKM, Shin PKS (2008) Influences of ammonia-nitrogen and dissolved oxygen on lysosomal integrity in green-lipped mussel Perna viridis: laboratory evaluation and field validation in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN 56: 2052-2058