Kit Yu Karen CHAN
Office: Martin 123
Lab: Martin 125
2012 PhD in Oceanography, University of Washington.
2009 MSc in Oceanography, University of Washington.
2006 BSc (Hons) in Environmental Life Science, University of Hong Kong.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Life Science
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Previous Academic Positions (2006- beyond)
2014-2018 Assistant Professor, Division of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2016 Visiting Fellow, South African Institute of Aquatic Biodiversity, South Africa
2013-2015 Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, MA.
2012-2013 Postdoctoral Scholar of the Coastal Ocean Institute and Croucher Foundation Fellow, WHOI, MA.
Summer 2011 & 2013 Visiting Scientist, Sven Lovén Center of Marine Sciences and Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2006-2012 Research Assistant for Dr. Daniel Grünbaum, Univ. of Washington
2018-2019 COTS Research Grant, Australian Museum Lizard Island Research Station, PI (AUD$25, 472)
Swimming behaviors of larval Crown-of-Thorns-Seastars: implications for distribution and dispersal modeling
2017-2020 Research Grant Council, General Research Fund
From physiology to predictions in a changing world: an application of dynamic energy budget model to bivalve veligers
2016-2018 Environmental Conservation Grant
Marine invertebrate larvae in Hong Kong waters: Development of sampling and photo identification guides for larval decapods and stomatopods
2016-2020 Research Grant Council, Early Career Scheme
Effect of warming, acidification & hyposalinity on marine invertebrates larvae
2015-2017 Environmental Conservation Grant, Co-PI
Assessing the marine biodiversity and ecology of Tolo Harbour and Channel, with particular reference to coastal marine environments of Ting Kok and Shuen Wan Hoi – phase I
2014-2017 National Science Foundation, Biological Oceanography
Functional Diversity and Performance of Ciliated Marine Invertebrate Larvae: Measuring and Modeling Larval Swimming, Feeding and Hydrodynamic Signaling
2014-2016 Smithsonian Institution Competitive Grant Program for Science, co-PI
Effects of hypoxia on planktonic larval distribution in tropical Caribbean
2014-2016 ASSEMBLE On-Site Assess Call, co-PI
Impact of ocean acidification on egg and sperm physiology
2012-2013 Royal Swedish Academy of Science
Project: Impacts of changing ocean conditions on planktonic larval stage of marine invertebrates
Selected Publications (^ indicates students)
^Mak, K. K.Y. and Chan, K.Y.K. 2018. Interactive effects of warming and hyposalinity stress on early life stages of the sea
urchin Heliocidaris crassispnia. Mar. Biol.165:57
^Leung, J. and Chan, K.Y.K. 2018. Microplastics reduce posterior regeneration rate of the polycheate Perinereis aibuhitensis. Mar. Poll. Bull.
^Lo, H. K. and Chan, K.Y.K. 2017. Negative and concentration-dependent effects of microplastic exposure on growth and development
of Crepidula onyx amid selective feeding. Env. Poll. 233:588
^Maboloc, E.A. and Chan, K.Y.K. 2017. Resilience of the larval slipper limpet Crepidula onyx to direct and indirect-diet effects of ocean
acidification. Sci. Rep. 7:12062
^Pecquet, A., Dorey, N. and Chan, K.Y.K. 2017. Ocean acidification impact swimming and development of Bugula neritina. Mar. Poll. Bull.
^Zhang, SW., Chan, K.Y.K., Shen. Z., Cheung, S.Y., Landry, M.R. and Liu, H.B. 2017. Feeding behavior of a cryptic marine ciliate on progametes
of Noctiluca scintillans. Protist. doi.org/10.1016/j.protis.2016.08.005.
Collin, R. and Chan, K.Y.K. 2016. Negligible safety factors for early development of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus in a tropical
lagoon. Ecol. Evol. 6: 5623–5634.
+Wheeler, J.D, +Chan, K.Y.K. (co-first authors), Anderson, E., Mullineux, L. 2016. Ontogenetic changes in larval swimming and orientation of pre-
competent sea urchin Arbacia punctulata in turbulence. J. Exp. Biol. Inside JEB Featured Article. 219:1303-1310
Chan, K.Y.K., Gracis, E., Dupont, S.T. 2015. Swimming of urchin larvae unaffected by acidification-induced developmental delay. Scientific Reports.
Chan, K.Y.K., Grünbaum, D., Arnsberg, M., Dupont, S.T. 2015. Impacts of ocean acidification on survival, growth, and swimming behaviors
differ between larval urchins and brittlestars. ICES Journal of Marine Science. (Invited contribution), doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv073
Chan, K.Y.K., Jiang, H.S., Padillia, D.K.. 2013. Swimming speed of larval snail does not correlated with size and ciliary beat frequency. PLoS-
Chan, K.Y.K., Grünbaum, D., Arnsberg, M., Thorndyke, M., Dupont, S.T. 2013. Ocean acidification induces budding in larval sea urchins. Marine
Durkin, C. A., Bender, S.J., Chan, K.Y.K., Gaessner, K., Grünbaum, D, Armbrust, V. 2013. Silicic acid supplied to coastal diatom communities
influences cellular silicification and the potential export of carbon. Limnology and Oceanography. 58:1707-1726
Chan, K.Y.K. 2012. Biomechanics of larval morphology affect swimming: insights from the sand dollars Dendraster eccentrics. Integrative and
Comparative Biology. 52:458-469
Chan, K.Y.K., Yang, S., Maliska, M.E., Grünbaum, D. 2012. Interdisciplinary, guided inquiry on estuarine transport using a computer model in high
school classrooms. American Biology Teachers. 74:26-33
Chan, K.Y.K., Grünbaum, D., O Donnell, M.J. 2011. Effects of ocean acidification-induced morphological changes on larval swimming and feeding.
Journal of Experimental Biology. 214:3857-3867
Chan, K.Y.K., Grünbaum, D. 2010. Temperature and diet modified swimming behaviors of larval sand dollar. Marine Ecology Progress Series.
2012-2014 Croucher Foundation Fellowship for Post-doctoral Research
2012 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Postdoctoral Scholarship
2011-2012 University of Washington College of Environment Travel Fund
2011-2012 Boeing International Fellowship
2010-2011 Huckabay Teaching Fellowship
2009-2010 Clarence H. Campbell Endowed Lauren Donaldson Scholarship
2008-2009 Stephen and Ruth Wainwright Endowed Fellowship
2006-2009 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship for Overseas Studies
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