Habitat integrity and conservation ecology of a coastal delphinid: The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin in anthropogenically degraded environments


Grant Data
Project Title
Habitat integrity and conservation ecology of a coastal delphinid: The Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin in anthropogenically degraded environments
Principal Investigator
Dr Karczmarski, Leszek   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Huang Shiang-Lin   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-08-03
Completion Date
2018-08-02
Amount
976759
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Habitat integrity, Conservation ecology, Landsat satellite images, Coastal cetaceans, Sousa chinensis
Discipline
Ecology
Panel
Biology and Medicine (M)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17100015
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 Habitat Integrity Degradation vs. Dolphin Distribution -- Quantify, model and compare standardized sighing records (historic, recent, and current) of humpback dolphins relative to the extent of habitat loss as measured by the Habitat Integrity Index. 3 Conservation Models -- Quantify spatiotemporal changes of habitat integrity under anthropogenic pressure of coastal development and model spatio-behavioural pattern of habitat use of humpback dolphins in Hong Kong and Pearl River Estuary as empirical tool for the formulation of habitat conservation and management strategies for Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in a complex coastal ecosystem.