Dr CHEANG, Chi Chiu   蔣志超
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Environmental Studies
Phone No: (852) 2948 8733
Email: cccheang@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-3554-6647
Phone
(852) 2948 8733
Email
cccheang@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
24503074800
ResearcherID
C-3064-2013
Research Interest
  • Seaweed and coral reef ecology
  • Phylogenetic and phylogeographic studies
  • Biostatistics, in particular multivariate analysis
  • Bioinvasion
  • Environmental and Science Education
External Appointment

Editorial board:

Asian Association for Biology Education (2020-present)

Management Committee:

Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund, The Hong Kong Airport Authority, Hong Kong (2019-present)

Organizing Committee:

The Crustacean Society Mid-Year Meeting 2019, Local orgainzing committee, Hong Kong (2019)

Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition, The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong (2015-present)

International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME 2015), Local orgainzing committee, Hong Kong (2015)

Professional Profile

Dr. Cheang received his bachelor, masteral and doctoral degrees from the Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong. He was trained to be an environmental ecologist, equipped with field ecological studying skill, field identification skill of marine and terrestrial organisms, the laboratorial DNA molecular techniques and the biostatistical analyzing ability. His research expertise includes the ecology, taxonomy, phylogenetic inference and phylogeographic studies of marine algae and invertebrate such as scleractinian corals and crustacean.

Before joining the Education University Of Hong Kong (EdUHK), he worked at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong SAR Government as a Marine Conservation Officer in 2011-2013 for carrying out local education and research programmes on marine conservation. He was also the postdoctoral research fellow in the Biodiversity Research Centre of Academia Sinica in Taiwan between 2009 and 2011, conducting research on the marine invertebrate phylogeography in the northwestern Pacfic region.

Joining EdUHK (formerly known as HKIEd) in January 2014, he expanded his research interest to various pedagogical theories and skills in the science and environmental educations, particularly on the experiential learning in the field-based, place-based and service-based pedagogies as well as the e-learning and blended learning approaches.

Research Interest

  • Seaweed and coral reef ecology
  • Phylogenetic and phylogeographic studies
  • Biostatistics, in particular multivariate analysis
  • Bioinvasion
  • Environmental and Science Education
External Appointment

Editorial board:

Asian Association for Biology Education (2020-present)

Management Committee:

Marine Ecology Enhancement Fund, The Hong Kong Airport Authority, Hong Kong (2019-present)

Organizing Committee:

The Crustacean Society Mid-Year Meeting 2019, Local orgainzing committee, Hong Kong (2019)

Hong Kong Underwater Photo and Video Competition, The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong (2015-present)

International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME 2015), Local orgainzing committee, Hong Kong (2015)

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Cheang, C.C., Yiu, W.H., Ang, P.O. Jr., To, W.L., & Chow, W.K. (2020). Field Guide to Seaweeds of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, HKSAR Government.
Cheang, C. C., Cheung, T. Y., So, W. M. W., Cheng, N. Y. I., Fok, L., Yeung, C. H., Chow, C. F. (2019). Enhancing Pupils’ Pro-environmental Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviours toward Plastic Recycling: A Quasi-Experimental Study in Primary Schools. In So, W. M. W., Chow, C. F. & Lee, J. C. K. (Eds.), Environmental Sustainability and Education for Waste Management (125-143). Singapore: Springer Nature.
Fok, L., Tsoi, K.H., Li, W.C., Cheang, C.C., Feng, W., Yeung, L.C.J., Lee, B.Y., Loi, I.H.E., Sin, Y.T.S. & Chow, W.K. (2019). 汀角生態行 - 汀角海岸環境「全方位學習」中學教材套. Hong Kong: Department of Science and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong and Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, HKSAR Government.
Cheang, C.C., Chow, C.F., & Fok, L. (2017). The Unconventional Learning Experience of Students—Becoming a Courier of Marine Stewardship. In S.C. Kong, T.L. Wong, M. Yang, C.F. Chow, & K.H. Tse (Eds.), Emerging Practices in Scholarship of Learning and Teaching in a Digital Era (151-170). Singapore: Springer.
Lau, D.C.C., Wong, P.K., Cheang, C.C., Tsang, Y.F., Ho, K.C. (2014). Population Variability and Spatial-Pattern of Sea Urchin Anthocidaris crassispina in Hong Kong. In E. Whitmore, Echinoderms: Ecology, Habitats and Reproductive Biology (77-100). NY, USA: Nova Science Publishers.
Ang, P.O., Leung, S.M., Choi, M.M., & Cheang, C.C. (2008). The genus Sargassum in the South China Sea region: A compilation list and preliminary biogeographical analysis. In S.-M. Phang, K. Lewmanomont, & P.-E. Lim (Eds.), Taxonomy of Southeast Asian Seaweeds (147-158). Malaysia: Institute of Ocean and Earth Science (IOES), University of Malaya.

Journal Publications
Yeung, Y.H., Xie, J.Y., Kwok, C.K., Kei, Keith, Ang, P.O.Jr., Chan, Leo L., Dellisanti, Walter, Cheang, C. C., Chow, W.K., & Qiu, J.W. (2021). Scleractinian coral communities: Baseline, environmental drivers and management implications. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 167, 112289.
Cheang, C.C., Ng, W.K., Wong, Y.S.D., Li, W.C., & Tsoi, K.H. (2021). Planting a Seed of Experience – Long Term Effects of a Co-curricular Ecogarden-Based Program in Higher Education in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 583319.
Cheang, C.C., Lee, B.Y.. Ip, B.H.Y., Yiu, W.H., Tsang, L.M., & Ang, P.O. (2020). Fish and crustacean biodiversity in an outer maritime estuary of the Pearl River Delta revealed by environmental DNA. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 161, 111707.
Lin, H.C., Cheang, C.C., Corbari L., & Chan, B.K.K. (2020). Trans-Pacific genetic differentiation in the deep-water stalked barnacle Scalpellum stearnsii (Cirripedia: Thoracica: Scalpellidae). Deep Sea Research Part I, 164, 103359.
Cheung, L.T.O.*, Ma. A.T.H., Lam, T.W.L., Chow, A.S.Y., Fok, L. & Cheang, C.C. (2020). Predictors of the environmentally responsible behaviour of participants: an empirical investigation of interpretative dolphin-watching tours. Global Ecology and Conservation (SCI), 23, 1153.
Xie, J.Y., Yeung, Y.H., Kwok, C.K, Kei, K., Ang, P.O., Chan, L.L., Cheang, C.C., Chow, W.K., & Qiu, J.W. (2020). Localized bleaching and quick recovery in Hong Kong's coral communities. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 153, 110950.
Cheung, L.T.O.*, Ma, A.T.H., Chow, A.S.Y., Lee, J.C.K., Fok, L., Cheng, I.N.Y. & Cheang, C.C. (2019). Contingent valuation of dolphin watching activities in South China: The difference between local and non-local participants. Science of the Total Environment (SCI), 684, 340-350.
Cheang, C.C., Ma, Y. & Fok, Lincoln* (2018). Occurrence and composition of microplastics in the seabed sediments of the coral communities in proximity of a metropolitan area. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(10), 2270.
Cheng, I.N.Y., Cheung, L.T.O.*, Chow, A.S.Y., Fok, L. & Cheang, C.C. (2018). The roles of interpretative programmes in supporting the sustainable operation of the nature-based activities. Journal of Cleaner Production (SCI), 200, 380-389.
Cheung, T. Y., Fok, L., Cheang, C.C., Yeung, C. H., So, W. M. W., Chow, C. F. (2018). University Halls Plastics Recycling: A Blended Intervention Study. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 19, 1038-1052.
Tsang, L.M., Shen, X., Cheang, C.C., Chu, K.H. & Chan, B.K.K. (2017). Gene rearrangement and sequence analysis of mitogenomes suggest polyphyly of Archaeobalanid and Balanid barnacles (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha). Zoologica scripta, 46(6), 729-739.
Cheang, C.C., So, W.M.W., Zhan, Y., & Tsoi, K.H. (2017). Education for sustainability using a campus eco-garden as a learning environment. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 18(2), 242-262.
Tsoi, K.H., Chan, S.Y., Lee, Y.C., Ip, B.H.Y., & Cheang, C.C. (2016). Shark conservation: An educational approach based on children’s knowledge and perceptions toward sharks. PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0163406.
Shen, X., Tsoi, K.H. & Cheang, C.C. (2016). The model barnacle Balanus balanus Linnaeus, 1758 (Crustacea: Maxillopoda: Sessilia) mitochondrial genome and gene rearrangements within the family Balanidae (DOI:10.3109/19401736.2014.982581). Mitochondrial DNA Part A, 27(3), 2112-2114.
Chan, B.K.K., & Cheang, C.C. (2016). First discovery of a new species of Newmanella Ross, 1969 (Balanomorpha: Tetraclitidae) in the western Pacific, with a note on the new status of Neonrosella Jones, 2010. Zootaxa, 4098(2), 201-226.
Cheang, C.C., Lau, D.C.C., Ang, P.O. & Chow, W.K. (2015). Feeding of Luidia maculata on bioeroding Diadema setosum in Hong Kong: Possible diet shift for the starfish? (DOI:10.1007/s12526-014-0286-4). Marine Biodiversity, 45(4), 607-608.
Chan, B.K.K. & Cheang, C.C. (2015). A new Chthamalus (Crustacea: Cirripedia) from the challengeri subgroup on Taiwan rocky intertidal shores. Zootaxa, 4000(5), 547-558.
Qiu, J.W., Cheang, C.C., Lau, D.C.C., & Chow, W.K. (2014). Community-level destruction of hard corals by the sea urchin Diadema setosum. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85 (2), 783-788.
Chan, S.W., Cheang, C.C., Yeung, C.W., Chirapart, A., Gerung, G., & Ang, P.O. (2014). Recent expansion led to the lack of genetic structure of Sargassum aquifolium populations in Southeast Asia. Marine Biology, 161(4), 785-795.
Yeung, C.W., Cheang, C.C., Lee, M.W., Fung, H.L., Chow, W.K., & Ang, P.O. (2014). Environmental variabilities and the distribution of octocorals and black corals in Hong Kong. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85(2), 774-782.
Chan, S.W., Cheang, C.C., Chirapart, A., Gerung, G., Tharith, C., & Ang, P.O. (2013). Homogeneous population of the brown alga Sargassum polycystum in Southeast Asia: possible role of recent expansion and asexual propagation. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e77662.
Chan, B.K.K., Cheang, C.C., Chen, I-H. and Kolbasov, G.A. (2013). Acrothoracican barnacles (Lithoglyptida) in Taiwan, including the taxonomic status of Balanodytes taiwanus Utinomi, 1950 and cryptic diversity of Auritoglyptes bicornis (Aurivillius, 1892). Zootaxa, 3694(3), 221-239.
Cheang, C.C.*, Tsang, L.M.*, Chu, K.H., Cheng, I-J, & Chan, B.K.K. (*: Equal Contribution) (2013). Host-specific phenotypic plasticity of the turtle barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria: a widespread generalist rather than a specialist. PLoS ONE, 8(3), e57592.
Cheang, C.C., Tsang, L.M., Ng, W.C., Williams, G.A., Chu, K.H., & Chan, B.K.K. (2012). Phylogeography of the cold-water barnacle, Chthamalus challengeri, in the north-western Pacific: effect of past population expansion and contemporary gene flow. Journal of Biogeography, 39(10), 1819-1835.
Chan, B.K.K., Kolbasov, G.A. and Cheang, C.C. (2012). Cryptic diversity of acrothoracican barnacle Armatoglyptes taiwanus in the Indo-Pacific waters, with description of a new species from the Mozambique Channel collected from the French MAINBAZA cruise. Zoosystema, 34(1), 5-20.
Cheang, C.C., Chu, K.H., Fujita, D., Yoshida, G., Hiraoka, M., Critchley, A., Choi, H. G., Duan, D.L., Serisawa, Y., & Ang, P.O. (2010). Low genetic variability of Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt (Phaeophyceae) revealed by a global analysis of native and introduced populations. Journal of Phycology, 46(6), 1063-1074.
Cheang, C.C., Chu, K.H., & Ang, P.O. (2010). Phylogeography of the marine macroalga Sargassum hemiphyllum (Phaeophyceae, Heterokontophyta) in the northwestern Pacific. Molecular Ecology, 19(14), 2933-2948.
Cheang, C.C., Chu, K.H. and Ang, P.O. (2008). Morphological and genetic variation in the populations of Sargassum hemiphyllum (Phaeophyceae) in the northwestern Pacific. Journal of Phycology, 44(4), 855-865.

Conference Papers
Cheang, C.C., Yiu, W.H., & Chen, Y.H. (2019, September). Shark is awesome? –The perception and conceptual understanding of shark of senior primary students in Taiwan. 29th International Conference on Environmental Education Academia and Practices, Taiwan.
Yeung Y.H., Xie J.Y., Kwok C.K., Kei K., Cheang C.C., Chan L., Ang, P.O.Jr., Chow W.K. & Qiu J.W (2019, June). Baseline of Hong Kong coral communities: Substrate composition and growth form. 9th International Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, Hong Kong.
Lee, B.Y., Ip, H.Y.B., Yiu, W.H. & Cheang, C.C. (2019, May). The feasibility of using environmental DNA to reveal crustacean biodiversity in an estuarine area in Hong Kong. The Crustacean Society Mid-Year Meeting 2019, Hong Kong.
Cheang, C.C. & Chu, K.H. (2018, November). An Update on the Biology Education in Hong Kong – STEM Education (Invited Country Report). 27th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association for Biology Education, Bangkok, Thailand.
Cheang, C.C., & Lee, B.Y. (2018, November). Train-the-Trainer’ Programme:  Fun and Fruitful Learning at Hong Kong Wetland Park. Symposium on human dimension on wildlife conservation and education for sustainability, Hong Kong.
Cheang, C.C., Yiu, W.H., Wong, T.C. & Ang, P.O. (2018, July). An update on the phycogeographical records of Hong Kong. Phycological Society of America and the International Society of Protistologists Conference 2018, Vancouver, Canada.
Qiu, J.-W., Xie, J., Chow, K.W., Cheang, C.C., Chan, L.L., Ang, P., Kwok, C.K., Kei, K., Yeung, Y.H., & Wo, K.-T. (2018, June). A Study of Carol Bleaching in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the 4th Asia-Pacific Carol Reef Symposium, Cebu City, the Philipines.
Cheang, C.C., & Wu, P.Y. (2017, November). An Unconventional Learning Experience on Environmental Education in Secondary School – A Case Study in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
Cheng, H.Y., & Cheang, C.C. (2017, November). The Operation Model of Small-scale Organic Farms and the Feasibility of the New Agricultural Policy in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
Lee, B.Y., Ng, W.K., Ip, B.H.Y., Yiu, W.H., Li, W.C., Tsoi, K.H., Lee, Y.C., & Cheang, C.C. (2017, November). The Perceived Function of a Campus Ecogarden to Conserve Biodiversity and Serve as a Tool in Education for Sustainability. Paper presented at the The 6th AZEC & 33rd ASET Joint International Conference, Pingtung, Taiwan.
Tsoi, K.H.S., Chan, T.S.J., Tang, M.Y.V., Cheang, C.C., & Li, W.C. (2017, November). The Effectiveness of the “Dreams Take Wing Patronage and Award Scheme” for Children Development. Paper presented at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017, Hong Kong.
Yeung, Y.-Y., Wu, P. Y., Tsang, C. Y.-F., Cheang, C.-C. F., & Lee, H.-M. S. (2017, November). Development and implementation of case study teaching in Hong Kong STEM education: Preliminary findings from an education university. Paper presented at the WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017 (WERA-HKERA 2017): Innovation, Hong Kong.
Cheang, C.C., & Ang, P.O. (2016, June). High tolerance of vegetative branch and germlings of the brown alga Sargassum hemiphyllum to low salinity effects. The 8thInternational Conference on Marine Pollution and Ecotoxicology, Hong Kong.
Cheang, C.C., Ang, P.O., & Chu, K.O. (2016, June). Using biogeographical dataset to infer the connectivity of communities under the influence of oceanic currents: preliminary results on Sargassum in the northwestern Pacific. The 23rd Pacific Science Congress, Taipei.
Cheang, C.C. (2015, November). Quantitative analysis on morphological characters of Sargassum hemiphyllum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) and its relationship with environmental factors. 中国海洋湖沼学会藻类学分会第九届会员大会暨第十八次学术讨论会, 廈門, 中國.
Cheang, C.C., Chow, C.F.S. & Fok, L. (2015, August). The unconventional learning experience of students – Becoming a courier of marine stewardship. International Conference on Underwater Science, Technology and Education 2015, Hong Kong.
Fok, Lincoln, Li, W.C., Tsoi, K.H., Cheang, C.C., Chow, W.K. and Loi, I.H.E. (2015, June). Marine Conservation Education for Primary and Secondary Schools. International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems, Hong Kong.
Tsoi, K.H., Chan, S.Y. & Cheang, C.C. (2015, June). A Scenario-based learning strategy for constructing the concepts of biological classification and marine biodiversity in a teacher training workshop. Paper presented at a Breakout Group – Environmental Education of International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems 2015, BECoME 2015, Hong Kong.
Tsoi, K.H., Chan, S.Y., & Cheang, C.C. (2015, June). Sources of environmental knowledge on shark conservation among primary students in Hong Kong: A preliminary study. Paper presented at The International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems 2015 (BECoME 2015), Hong Kong.
Y.Y. Yeung, Frank C.C. Cheang and Lincoln Fok (2015, June). Development and evaluation of an innovative Arduino-based datalogging system for enhancing field-based learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Developments 2015 (pp.170-174), Porto, Portugal.
Yeung, Y.Y., Cheang, C.C., & Yeung, C.H. (2015, March). Sharing on innovative use of mobile technology for effective teaching and learning of science and environmental studies within and outside the classroom environment. Paper presented at the Departmental Forum on Learning and Teaching, Hong Kong.
Cheang, C.C. and Chow, W.K. (2014, May). On the technical aspects of marine macroalgal diversity survey: an overview of practice employed by phycologists in the past and at present. International Symposium on Scientific Diving Education and Applications, Hong Kong.
Cheang, C.C., Tsang, L.M. and Chan, B.K.K (2014, May). Lack of host specificity of the coral associated barnacle: Megabalanus ajax in NW Pacific waters. 10th Asia-Pacific Marine Biotechnology Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.
Cheang, C.C. & Yeung, C.W. (2014, April). The Blue Jewel in Hong Kong: Marine Protected Area. International Symposium 2014 of "I Act, U Act!" - Education for Plastic Waste Recycling, Hong Kong.
Cheang, C.C., Ang, P.O. & Chow, W.K. (2014, March). Updating the marine macroalgal diversity of Hong Kong: preliminary results. the 4th Xiangjiang Marine Forum: Workshop on Marine Algae, Hong Kong.

Project

Provision of Service for Conducting Fisheries Survey
An contracted project to investigate the local fisheries through a territory-wise fishermen survey.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
The Ocean Literacy of Secondary Students in Hong Kong
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Eco-Garden: Experiencing and Experimenting 2019
The aims of the project were to educate the public about the knowledge related to biodiversity through guided tours and hands-on educational activities; to promote public awareness of Hong Kong biodiversity through guided tours and hands-on educational activities; and to let the public realize the significance of Eco-Garden in conserving urban biodiversity
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): MAN, Yu Bon 文裕邦 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Environmental DNA-based Assessment of Biodiversity in the Reservoirs and Their Catchment Areas in Hong Kong
This is a project using environmental DNA to assess the biodiversity of freshwater fauna in local reservoirs and associated catchment areas.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Environmental Health Impact Assessment on Crucial Environmental Contaminants and Associated STEM Education
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Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LAM, Chung Wah James 林忠華 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Joint School Investigate Marine Biology Study Programme
A study camp on marine conservation for 5 local secondary schools. The content included lectures, field visits and laboratory on marine science and conservation.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Provision of Consultancy Services to Conduct Benthic Habitat Mapping for Tung Ping Chau Marine Park in Hong Kong
This is a study in mapping the benthic habitat of the Tung Ping Chau Marine Park. This is a collaborative project with the State Key Lab of Marine Pollution in the City University of Hong Kong. This project is the first of this kind in Hong Kong, which would benefit the monitoring of ecosystem in marine park in Hong Kong. With his expertise Dr Cheang provided input about seaweed identification and ecology in Hong Kong to the project team.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
The Role of the Perception and the Conceptual Understanding about Shark on the Behavioural Intention for Shark Conservation in Primary Students in Chinese Communities
Attributing to the tradition of Chinese such as the luxury seafood consumption, the growth of Chinese economy would potentially possess threat to various wild animals. The threat to shark is one of the most significant global examples of this kind, since the increased consumption of Shark Fin Soup in Chinese culture as a symbol of wealth and vitality has led to the over-exploitation of sharks. Hong Kong and later China have been recognized as the largest shark fin importer globally. The proposed . . .
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
EcoGarden: Experiencing and Experimenting 2018
A continued project in promoting Hong Kong Biodiversity
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Low-cost Online Experiments for Science Education in Hong Kong and China: Trial Implementation and Evaluation of Learning Effectiveness
In many disciplines of science and engineering education, online (or called remote-controlled) experiments are recently emerging as another important exemplar of technology-enhanced learning because it can support not only e-learning for engaging students with authentic experiments but also break through the spatial and temporal constraints of conducting experiments. Over the last two decades, there exist a number of famous remote-controlled experiments for engineering and science (mostly in phy . . .
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Maintenance for Secondary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (NSCIO1301)
Basically, it is a knowledge transfer project to provide a maintenance service for Secondary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (NSCIO1301) with the suggested title of “Gifted Students’ Effective Mastery of Secondary Science through Online Learning”
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Team Member)
 
Provision of Production of Ting Kok Eco-tour Education Kit for Secondary Schools with Teacher Briefing
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Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Provision of Service to Conduct a Study on Subtidal Seaweed Diversity and Distribution in Hong Kong
This is a territory-wise update of seaweed record in Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Application and Promotion of an Innovative Mobile Logger for Effective Teaching and Learning of Science and Environmental Studies
An innovative, multi-functional and low-cost datalogging system (called mobile logger with its specific app called SESlogger for any Android devices) was invented by the Project Leader in which some crucial strategies for student-centred learning and collaborative learning were specifically embedded in the design and development of this digital device for enabling learners to conduct many kinds of scientific experiments or field trip activities within or outside the schools. It is much cheaper t . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Team Member)
 
Developing and Promoting Creative Environmental Practices for/in Primary School Education 「情尋綠意」之 創意環保實踐計劃
Developing creative environmental practices developing student creativity in 8 primary schools of Hong Kong, and followed by large scale disseminations to whole education field
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHENG, Mo Yin Vivian 鄭慕賢 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Ecogarden: Experiencing and Experimenting II
This is a continuing project of environmental education, supported by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department under the "Biodiversity Festival 2017". The aim of the project is, through guided tours and hands-on educational activities in the campus Ecogarden of EdUHK, to educate the public about the knowledge related to biodiversity and to promote public awareness of Hong Kong biodiversity.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Ecosystem Encounters 生態全接觸
-To promote teaching effectiveness by providing teaching resources for pre-/in-service teachers in Primary and Secondary schools; -To transfer knowledge of ecosystem services/functions through field visit, docent tour and lecture; -To provide hands-on information of ecosystem in Hong Kong for the general public; -To stimulate the participants (both teachers and public) to think more critically about environmental issues; and -To provide consultancy and technical supports for teachers in environ . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LI, Wai Chin 李偉展 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Joint University Collaboration to Develop Students’ Competence and Leadership in Promoting Integrated STEM Education
This project facilitates STEM undergraduates and pre-service teachers to cross programme and subject boundaries between different majors of the university partners so that students in different universities could collaborate with each other in undertaking problem solving projects characteristic of STEM. The project involves two stages. The first stage is to provide the necessary inputs of a wide range of content knowledge from different STEM disciplines to further the students’ understanding of . . .
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津, YEUNG, Chi Ho 楊志豪 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of Consultancy Service to Conduct a Study on Coral Bleaching and Bioerosion in Hong Kong
In collaboration with HKBU, CUHK and CityU, the project is to conduct underwater surveys to collect updated and quality scientific data for detailed assessment on the status of coral bleaching and bioerosion at the major sites in Hong Kong waters and to deduce any possible causes of coral bleaching, bioerosion and other deterioration/adverse conditions on coral communities.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): QIU, Jianwen (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of School-based Professional Support (SBPS) under University-School Support Programmes (USP) Financed by Education Development Fund - Promoting STEM Education at the Upper Primary and Secondary Levels by Using Self-directed Learning as a Strategy
This project aims to develop upper primary and secondary teachers’ capacity to promote STEM education in their schools using SDL as the major strategy. It provides school based support for teachers to master the essential content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and pedagogical skills for promoting STEM education in general, and developing teachers’ competence in using SDL to empower students learning and applying STEM knowledge and skills in particular.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LEE, Yeung Chung 李揚津 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of Service on School Education Talks on Hong Kong Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
School talks will be delivered in the local primary and secondary schools to promote the message and sense of marine biodiversity and conservation in Hong Kong. A team of undergraduates will be trained to be the promoters to deliver the talks.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Provision of Services for Review on Environmental Education Programme of Hong Kong Wetland Park
The proposed project aims to assess the level of awareness and participation of various groups of people in the HKWP’s environmental education programmes, and evaluate the performance of the HKWP’s environmental education programmes. Areas for future improvement would be identified and recommendation on enhancements to the HKWP’s environmental education programmes would be given accordingly.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): TSANG, Po Keung Eric 曾寶強 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
Revealing Cryptic Faunal Biodiversity in Hong Kong Western Waters using Environmental DNA Approach
By comparing with the available marine biodiversity inventory in the western waters, this project aims at detecting any undiscovered (cryptic) biodiversity using the high-throughput sequencing technique on the trace environmental DNA (eDNA) left by the marine organisms in the area.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Train-the-Trainer Programme: Fun and Fruitful Learning at Hong Kong Wetland Park
It is a project funded by the The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation to organize six teacher workshops for kindergarten, primary and secondary schools on how to utilize Hong Kong Wetland Park as the field based, experiential learning tool. Education modules, which will be delivered to the teachers during workshop, were developed for local students through various approaches such as project-based approach, place-based approach and STEM education etc..
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Case Study Teaching in Hong Kong STEM Education: Development of Pilot Cases and Evaluation of Learning Effectiveness
Educational research reveals that case studies can be a pedagogically powerful method for teaching scientific concepts and contents as well as scientific investigation skills and critical thinking. However, there has been rather little use of case study teaching in local science education. In response to the Chief Executive 2015 Policy Address in enriching the curricular and learning activities of Science, Technology and Mathematics, and thereby allowing primary and secondary students to fully r . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Ecogarden: Experiencing and Experimenting 遊園學藝
This is a project of environmental education, supported by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department under the "Biodiversity Festival 2016". The aim of the project is, through guided tours and hands-on educational activities in the campus Ecogarden of EdUHK, to educate the public about the knowledge related to biodiversity and to promote public awareness of Hong Kong biodiversity. Twelve sections have been organized between October and December 2016, in which around 300 primary, sec . . .
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Habitat Utilization of Diadema Setosum and Luidia Maculata in Hong Kong
This study is a preliminary study to study the feasibility of using a field-caging setup to study settled propagule in a Sargassum bed. Using the field caging setup, the availability of pelagic propagules for a given area could be assessed. The findings of this study will facilitate the understanding of propagule supply to a Sargassum bed and elucidate the importance of propagule supply in the population connectivity.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
A publicity programme to promote HKIEd colleagues' awareness and interest on the biodiversity of HKIEd and Hong Kong
This project is to promote the HKIEd colleagues’ appreciation on the natural resources that we have in HKIEd and introduce to the colleagues the Ecogarden to be established in 2016, strengthening their sense of belonging. It aims to train up a team of undergraduates with various generic skills, such as the function-organizing skill, interpersonal communication skill, problem-solving skill, together with the relevant biodiversity knowledge for such a publicity programmme. The students will organi . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Establishment of the HKIEd Diving Team: Courier Ms IEd
A team of seven undergraduate students, which entitled Courier of Marine Stewardship at the HKIEd (Courier Ms IEd), were trained up for the knowledge about marine conservation and protection; and skill of underwater ecological studies including SCUBA diving. Upon the completion of the training, the team, which consists of all certified SCUBA divers, assisted in various activities for enhancing their field experience and community exposure. The activities included conducting pioneer underwater re . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
GreenEducation for EcoGarden
Along with the ongoing establishment of the EcoGarden (next to the Kindergarten) funded by the UGC under the AA&I block grant, the project aims to advance sustainability education to our students and the community in the EcoGarden by building a display and control rooms, namely the GreenEducation amenity. The planned eco-installations of the EcoGarden, including organic farmlands, aquaponic system and food production, living walls, rain gardens, butterfly gardens, ecological ponds and renewable . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): TSOI, Kwok Ho 蔡國豪 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Primary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (SCIO1391)
Online Learning for Nurturing Little Scientists’ Fundamental Concepts in Science
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Team Member)
 
Role of Environmental Determinant Associating with Changjiang River on the Phylogeographical Divergence in an Ecologically Important Marine Macroalga Sargassum Hemiphyllum
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Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Secondary Science Online Learning Programme for Screening (SCIO1301)
Gifted Students’ Effective Mastery of Secondary Science through Online Learning
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Team Member)
 
Tung Ping Chau Marine Park revisited: revealing the cryptic biodiversity by environmental DNA approach for evaluating effectiveness of the Marine Park
Marine protected area (MPA) is a useful tool to conserve marine biodiversity, the ecosystem function and service. To assess the MPA’s effectiveness, some natural indicators such as the abundance, population structure of focal species, habitat distribution and complexity, structure of the community, etc., are used. Comparison of the abundance and species found inside and outside MPA would shed lights on the successfulness of the MPA in conserving the marine biodiversity literally. However, the tw . . .
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Mitogenomic sequencing of major members of the marine red algal class Florideophyceae (Rhodophyta) in Hong Kong.
Marine red algae, phylum Rhodophyta, are ecologically and economically important organisms. They were hypothesized to be a critical transitional stage between plant and animal in the evolution. The ecology and phylogeny (how closely related the different algae are) of these important organisms, however, have not been well understood. The elucidation of the phylogeny and the systematic classification of the red algae could provide important information and insights for their conservation and sust . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超
 
Professional development on innovative use of mobile technology for effective teaching and learning of science and environmental studies
While mobile devices have been commonly used for communication and entertainment purpose in almost everyone’s daily-life and the Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Policy Address 2014 indicates the government’s determination to broadly implement e-learning in schools in the next few years, many schools and their teachers are not yet ready and confident enough (in terms of their teaching methods, strategies and approaches) to adopt mobile devices in their classroom activities. Being a prominent teacher . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): YEUNG, Yau Yuen 楊友源 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Team Member)
 
The importance of social capital – Can a networking scheme conquer social exclusion of children from low income families?
The aim of the research project described herein is to explore how quality social networking can help underprivileged children alleviate social exclusion as well as enhance their own capacity to extend social network. The impact of children networking works on parents will also be analyzed. The result would provide insights on the role of networking in helping children, and would assist in development of socio-educational intervention for these children. The findings may have positive implicatio . . .
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): TSOI KWOK HO 蔡國豪 (CHEANG, Chi Chiu 蔣志超 as Co-Investigator)
 
Prizes and awards

Dean’s Research Fund 2018-2019
Research Impact Prize
Date of receipt: /4/2019, Conferred by: FLASS, EdUHK
 
Knowledge Transfer Prize, Dean’s Research Prize 2018, FLASS, EdUHK

Date of receipt: /4/2019, Conferred by: FLASS