|Dr. Michelle Law received her Ph.D. in Geography and Resource Management at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and M.Phil in Social Science from The University of Hong Kong. During her Ph.D. studies, she was awarded the Earthwatch Shulman Award for outstanding young environmental scientists from the Earthwatch (Europe).
Michelle’s research areas include soil ecology and biodiversity, biogeochemistry, environmental education and sustainability. She focuses on the soil biodiversity in Hong Kong and its impacts on carbon, nutrient, and greenhouse gas dynamics as ecosystem functioning. She has also contributed to nature appreciation and conservation in Hong Kong by providing a wide range of environmental training for NGOs and schools. Michelle is awarded the Faculty/School/Academy of Visual Arts Performance Award in Early Career Teaching by the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2020. She is also a certified arborist.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Earthworm Ecology and Biodiversity
- Soils and the Environment
- Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Functioning
- Sustainability and Environmental Resources Management
HIGHLIGHT PROJECTS / AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
- Certified Arborist, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
- Professional Tree Inspection, LANTRA Awards (UK)
- Faculty Performance Award in Early Career Teaching, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2019-2020
- Project title: A novel way for Hong Kong citizen science? Working out the soil biodiversity of millipedes in Hong Kong with secondary school, NGO, and university: field collection, identification via DNA barcoding, and an electronic platform (2018-2020)
Project nature: Environmental education and citizen science
Funding body: Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF)
Collaborator: Dr Hui Ho Lam, Jerome, School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Dr Lai Yuk Fo, Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- Project title: ECF Hong Kong Ecology Board Game Ambassador Scheme (2019-2020)
Project nature: Environmental education
Collaborator: Outdoor Wildlife Learning Hong Kong (OWLHK)
- Law, M.M.S. & Lai, D.Y.F. * (2019). Impacts of Wetting/Drying Cycles on Short-Term Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Amynthas Earthworm Casts. Pedosphere. (In press).
- Law, M.M.S., Jiang, J., Gao, X., Dong, Y., Lai, D.Y.F., & Qiu, J. * (2018). Updated checklist of earthworms from Hong Kong and phylogenetic relationship of Megascolecidae in Pearl River Delta, China. Oral presentation in the 1st International Earthworm Congress, 24-29 June 2018, Shanghai, China.
- Law, M.M.S. *, & Lai, D.Y.F. (2018). Interactions between native Amynthas earthworms, temperature, and moisture on burrow characteristics and greenhouse gas fluxes in subtropical grassland soils. Oral presentation in the 1st International Earthworm Congress, 24-29 June 2018, Shanghai, China.
- Law, M.M.S. *; Hills, Peter.; & Hau, C.H. Billy. (2017). Engaging Employees in Sustainable Development – a Case Study of Environmental Education and Awareness Training in Hong Kong. Business Strategy and the Environment. 26, 84-97.
- Ma, X.K.K., Law, M.M.S & Hau, B.C.H. (2012). Tree Failure Report and Tree Risk Assessment Report for Slope No. 7SE-A/C 341, Civil Engineering and Development Department, HKSAR.
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