Environmental biochemistry and physiology of cultured fish species; ecological monitoring of marine pollution; evaluation of phytoplankton as indicator species in pollution monitoring


Grant Data
Project Title
Environmental biochemistry and physiology of cultured fish species; ecological monitoring of marine pollution; evaluation of phytoplankton as indicator species in pollution monitoring
Principal Investigator
Professor Chan, Daniel Kwong On   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Ong-Che   (Co-Investigator)
Professor Hodgkiss Ivor John   (Co-principal investigator)
Dr Chan   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Lau   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Yau   (Co-Investigator)
Emeritus Professor Morton Brian Sydney   (Co-principal investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
1988-07-01
Completion Date
1990-06-30
Amount
168000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Strategic Research Fund (UPGC)
Funding Year
1988/1989
Status
Completed
Objectives
To establish a scientific basis for fish culture practice through studies on the basic physiology, biochemistry and cellular mechanisms involved in adjustments to changes in environmental conditions and mobilization of body reserves to the gonads during induced sexual development - with results directly useful to modern fish farming; to identify long term natural changes in marine community ecology in Hong Kong; to assess the hidden effects of marine pollution and to use this information to understand how pollution acts to regulate community structure in the marine sub-tropics; to elucidate the relationships between marine water quality and the ecology of phytoplankton communities so as to identify pollution indicator species, the results of which have immediate relevance to pollution monitoring, fisheries and mariculture management and recreational use of the marine environment.