香港中文大学地理与资源管理系

黎育科教授

本系職員

黎育科教授

Associate Professor

BSSc, MPhil (CUHK)
PhD (McGill)
MISoilSci

(852) 3943-6528

dyflai@cuhk.edu.hk

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Are Tree Stems Significant Methane Sources in the Subtropical Estuarine Mangrove?, Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/01/2022-31/12/2024, HK$ 1,175,632

Effects of Experimental Litterfall and Throughfall Manipulations on Soil Greenhouse Gas Exchange in a Subtropical Secondary Forest, Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/2016-12/2018, HK$ 706,972

Soil Respiration in a Subtropical Secondary Forest in Hong Kong: Temporal Variations and the Effects of Climate Change, Principal Investigator, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/2015-12/2017, HK$ 680,683

Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange of Greenhouse Gases in a Subtropical Mangrove Wetland in Hong Kong, Principal Investigator, Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 01/2014-12/2017, HK$ 1,749,000

A Comparison of Carbon Storage in Coastal Wetland Soils Between Hong Kong and Germany, Principal Investigator, Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 2013/14, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 01/2014-12/2015, HK$ 89,600

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Please see my Google Scholar profile for the full list of publications.

Cui, J., Glatzel, S., Bruckman, V.J., Wang, B., & Lai, D.Y.F. (2021). Long-term effects of biochar application on greenhouse gas production and microbial community in temperate forest soils under increasing temperature. Science of the Total Environment, 767, 145021, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145021.

Law, M.M.S., & Lai, D.Y.F. (2021). Impacts of wetting-drying cycles on short-term carbon and nitrogen dynamics in Amynthas earthworm casts. Pedosphere, 31(3), 423-432, doi: 10.1016/S1002-0160(20)60081-9.

Yang, P., Huang, J., Tan, L., Tong, C., Jin, B., Hu, B., Gao, C., Yuan, J., Lai, D.Y.F., & Yang, H. (2021). Large variations in indirect N2O emission factors (EF5) from coastal aquaculture systems in China from plot to regional scales. Water Research, 200, 117208, doi: 1016/j.watres.2021.117208.

Lee, C.H.Y., Tang, A.M.C., Lai, D.Y.F., Tai, A.P.K., Leung, A.S.L., Tao, D.K.C., Leung, F., Leung, S.S.M., Wu, C., Tong, S.C.S., & Ng, K.T.K. (2021). Problems and management of Acacia-dominated urban forests on man-made slopes in a subtropical, high-density city. Forests, 12(3), 323, doi: 10.3390/f12030323.

Yang, P., Yang, H., Sardans, J., Tong, C., Zhao, G., Peñuelas, J., Li, L., Zhang, Y., Tan, L., Chun, K.P., & Lai, D.Y.F. (2020). Large spatial variations in diffusive CH4 fluxes from a subtropical coastal reservoir affected by sewage discharge in southeast China. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(22), 14192-14203, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c03431.

Liu, J., Zhou, Y., Valach, A., Shortt, R., Kasak, K., Rey-Sanchez, C., Hemes, K.S., Baldocchi, D., & Lai, D.Y.F. (2020). Methane emissions reduce the radiative cooling effect of a subtropical estuarine mangrove wetland by half. Global Change Biology, 26(9), 4998-5016, doi: 1111/gcb.15247.

Jiang, Z.-Y., Hu, Z.-M., Lai, D.Y.F., Han, D.-R., Wang, M., Liu, M., Zhang, M., & Guo, M.-Y. (2020). Light grazing facilitates carbon accumulation in subsoil in Chinese grasslands: A meta-analysis. Global Change Biology, 26(12), 7186-7197, doi: 10.1111/gcb.15326.

Liu, J., & Lai, D.Y.F. (2019). Subtropical mangrove wetland is a stronger carbon dioxide sink in the dry than wet seasons. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 278, 107644, doi: 1016/ j.agrformet.2019.107644.

Liu, J., Hartmann, S.C., Keppler, F., & Lai, D.Y.F. (2019). Simultaneous abiotic production of greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, and N2O) in subtropical soils. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124(7), 1977-1987, doi: 10.1029/2019JG005154.

Yang, P., Lai, D.Y.F., Yang, H., Tong, C., Lebel, L., Huang, J., & Xu, J. (2019). Methane dynamics of aquaculture shrimp ponds in two subtropical estuaries, Southeast China: Dissolved concentration, net sediment release, and water oxidation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124(6), 1430-1445, doi: 1029/2018JG004794.

Comeau, L.-P., Lai, D.Y.F., Cui, J.J., & Farmer, J. (2018). Separation of soil respiration: a site-specific comparison of partition methods. SOIL, 4, 141-152, doi: 5194/soil-4-141-2018.

Teaching Fields

  • Global Change and Ecosystem Ecology
  • Soil Science
  • Physical Geography

Research interests

  • Carbon Cycling in Terrestrial and Wetland Ecosystems
  • Urban Ecology and Biogeochemistry
  • Ecosystem Restoration and Management
  • Soils and the Environment
  • Sustainable Agriculture

Services/ Posts

  • Director, Physical Geography Experimental Station, GRM
  • Director, Center for Environmental Policy and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Chair, Research Committee, GRM
  • Overseas Trip Coordinator, GRM
  • Chair, Campus Environment Committee, Chung Chi College
  • Associate Editor, Mires and Peat
  • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Soil Science
  • Member, Editorial Board, Biogeoscience Section, Frontiers in Earth Science
  • Member, World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong (WWF-HK) Mai Po Management Committee
  • Member, Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Geography Subject Committee
  • Vice Secretary-General, The Greater China Environment, Resources and Ecological Conservation Society

SUGGESTED RESEARCH TOPICS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

Carbon cycling in wetland and terrestrial ecosystems

Biogeochemical cycling & ecosystem services in urban environments

Impacts of climate change and human activities on ecosystem carbon and nutrient dynamics