Professor WONG Chong Kim


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People CKW





1985 Ph. D. University of Toronto
1980 M. Sc. University of Ottawa
1978 B. Sc. University of Toronto


  • Adjunct Professor, School of Life Sciences

Research Interests


  • Ecology of marine plankton
  • Feeding behavior of marine zooplankton
  • Trophic roles of microzooplankton and mesozooplankton
  • Genetic diversity of picophytoplankton
  • Ecotoxicology  

Representative Publications

  • Lie AAY, Wong CK: Selectivity and grazing impact of microzooplankton on phytoplankton in two subtropical semi-enclosed bays with different chlorophyll concentrations. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 2010, 390:149-159.
  • Liu H, Chen M, Suzuki K, Wong CK, Chen B: Mesozooplankton selective feeding in subtropical coastal waters as revealed by HPLC pigment analysis. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 2010, 407:111-123.
  • Cheung MK, Au CH, Chu KH, Kwan HS, Wong CK: Composition and genetic diversity of picoeukaryotes in subtropical coastal waters as revealed by 454 pyrosequencing. ISME J 2010, 4:1-7.
  • Cheung MK, Chu KH, Li CP, Kwan HS, Wong CK: Genetic diversity of picoeukaryotes in a semi-enclosed harbour in the subtropical western Pacific. Aquat Microb Ecol 2008, 53:295-305.
  • Tse P, Nip THM, Wong CK: Nursery function of mangrove: a comparison with mudflat in terms of fish species composition and fish diet. Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 2008, 80:235-242.
  • Wong CK, Li VCY, Chan A: Diel cycles of reproduction and vertical migration in the marine cladocerans Pseudevadne tergestina and Penilia avirostris. J Plankton Res 2008, 30:65-73.
  • Tse P, Hui SY, Wong CK: Species composition and seasonal abundance of Chaetognatha in the subtropical coastal waters of Hong Kong. Estuar Coast Shelf Sci 2007, 73:290-298.
  • Hwang JS, Souissi S, Tseng L-C, Seuront L, Schmitt FG, Fang L-S, Peng S-H, Wu C-H, Hsiao S-H, Twan W-H, Wei T-P, Kumar R, Fang T-H, Chen Q-C, Wong CK: A 5-year study of the influence of the northeast and southwest monsoons on copepod assemblages in the boundary coastal waters between the East China Sea and the Taiwan Strait. J Plankton Res 2006, 28:943-958.
  • Wong CK, Liu X-J, Siu YY, Hwang J-S: Study of selective feeding in the marine cladoceran Penilia avirostris by HPLC pigment analysis. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 2006, 331:21-32.
  • Hwang J-S, Wong CK: The China Coastal Current as a driving force for transporting Calanus sinicus (Copepoda: Calanoida) from its population centers to waters off Taiwan and Hong Kong during the winter NE monsoon period. J Plankton Res 2005, 27:205-210.

Research Grants

  • 2009-2011, GRF, Microzooplankton grazing impact on phytoplankton in Tolo Harbour, $562,128
  • 2009-2010, Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department, HKSAR Government, Provision of Services on water quality monitoring in marine parks and marine reserve, $174,600
  • 2002-2003, Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department, HKSAR Government, Provision of Services on water quality monitoring in marine parks, marine reserve and other ecological significant areas, $592,704


  • 2005, Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Science, CUHK

Professional Activities

  • Member, Advisory Committee on Review and Development of Marine Water Quality Objectives: Feasibility Study, Environmental Protection Department (2009-2010)
  • Member, Tide/HAB Expert Advisory Group, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (2008-2010)


  • President, Chinese University Teachers’ Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Federation of HK Higher Education Staff Association