Professor ANG Put Jr.


(Office): Rm 107A, Marine Science Laboratory, CUHK

(Lab): Rm 107, Marine Science Laboratory, CUHK

People AP


(Office): (852) 3943 6133

(Lab): (852) 3943 6770

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1991 Ph.D. University of British Columbia
1982 MS University of the Philippines
1976 BS University of the Philippines


  • Research Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences

Research Interests

  •  Coral and Coral Reef Biology, Ecology and Ecophysiology
  • Seaweed Ecology, Ecophysiology, Phylogeography and Applications
  • Environmental and Functional Responses of Marine Ecosystems

Representative Publications 

  • Chui, A.P.Y., Ang, P.O. 2010. Massive overgrow of coral recruits by barnacles in winter low-temperature conditions, Hong Kong, China. Coral Reefs 29: 1017.
  • Cheang, C. C., Chu, K. H., Ang, P. O. 2010. Phylogeography of the marine macroalga Sargassum hemiphyllum (Phaeophyceae, Heterokontophyta) in northwestern Pacific. Mol. Ecol. 19:2933-2948.
  • Cheang, C. C., Chu, K. H., Fujita, D., Yoshida, G., Hiraoka, M., Critchley, M., Choi, H.G., Duan, D.L., Seriwasa, Y. & Ang, P. O. 2010. Low genetic variability of Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt (Phaeophyceae) revealed by a global analysis of its native and introduced populations. J. Phycol. 46: 1063-1074.
  • Figueroa, F.L., Israel A., Neori, A., Martinez, B., Malta, E.J., Ang, P., Inken, S., Marquardt, R., Abdala, R., Korbee, N. 2010. Effect of nutrient supply on photosynthesis and pigmentation to short-term stress (UV radiation) in Gracilaria conferta (Rhodophyta). Mar. Poll. Bull. 60: 1768–1778.
  • Wang H., Chiu, L.M.C., Ooi, V.E.C., Ang, P.O. 2010. A potent antitumor polysaccharide from edible brown seaweed Hydroclathrus clathratus. Botanica Marina 53:265-274.
  • Tam, T.W., Ang, P.O. 2009. Catastrophic regime shifts in coral communities exposed to physical disturbances: Simulation results from object-oriented 3-dimensional coral reef model. J. Theor. Biology 259: 193-208.
  • Tam, T.W., Ang, P.O. 2009. Structures, dynamics and stability of reef fish assemblages in non-reefal coral communities in Hong Kong, China. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 19: 301-321.
  • Cheang, C.C., Chu, K.H., Ang, P.O. 2008. Morphological and genetic variations in the populations of Sargassum hemiphyllum (Phaeophyceae) in northwestern Pacific. J. Phycol. 44: 855-865.
  • Tam, T.W., Ang, P.O. 2008. Repeated physical disturbances and the stability of sub-tropical coral communities in Hong Kong, China. Aquatic Conserv: Mar. Freshw. Ecosyst. 18: 1005–1024.
  • Zhao, Fengjuan, Liu Fuli, Liu Jidong, Ang, P. O. Jr., Duan Delin. 2008. Genetic structure analysis of natural Sargassum muticum (Fucales, Phaeophyta) populations using RAPD and ISSR markers. J. Appl. Phycol. 20: 191-198.

Research Grants

  • 2011-2013, GRF, Physiological Ecology of the Brown Alga Sargassum in NW Pacific. HK$ 1,044,000.
  • 2010-2012, NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, Potential Impacts of Global Climate Change and Environmental Deterioration on Coral Reefs in South China Sea. HK$ 688,200.
  • 2009-2011, GRF, Phylogeography and Morphological Analysis of the Brown Alga Sargassum from the South China Sea (RGC Earmarked Grant), HK$ 783,967.
  • 2008-2009, AFCD, Provision of Services on Research Collection and Study on Octocorals and Black Corals in Hong Kong Waters Extension (AFCD, HKSAR Government), HK$ 300,000.
  • 2007-2009, NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme, Genetic and Propagation Study of Brown Algae Sargassum spp. HK$ 685,000.
  • 2006-2008, AFCD, Provision of Services on Research Collection and Study on Octocorals and Black Corals in Hong Kong Waters (AFCD, HKSAR Government), HK$ 695,000.
  • 2006-2007, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park (SLMP) as a Sanctuary for the Chinese White Dolphin (CWD) HK$ 138,000.


Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Phycology
  • Executive Council, Asia Pacific Phycological Association
  • Executive Council, International Society for Applied Phycology
  • Executive Council, Asia Pacific Marine Biotechnology Society
  • Steering Committee, Asia Pacific Coral Reef Society
  • Advisory Committee, Hong Kong Ocean Park Conservation Foundation