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Dr. Siu-tai TSIM
Associate Professor and Programme Director of Environmental Science, Division of Science and Technology
Coordinator, Environmental Development Centre, Whole Person Education Office
office: T8-601-R11

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Biology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
M.Phil. in Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.Sc. in Biology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Distinction), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interests

Seagrass Ecology, Bird Ecology, Biodiversity and Wetland Conservation, Corporate
Environmental Management, Ecological Civilization and Sustainable Development

Current Teaching

ENV3013 Sustainable Environmental Management
ENV4003 Green Business Management
ENV3003 Resources and the Environment
BIOL2023 Conservation Ecology

Selected Publications
  • Tsim, S.T., Su, S.Y., Yuen, B.B.H. and Xie, M.L. (2019). Chapter 14. Comparison of Building Environment Assessment Systems Across the Belt and Road Initiative – How do these systems contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Ecological Civilization? In: Silk Road to Belt Road – Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future. (ed. by Islam, N.). Published by Springer Singapore. ISBN 978-981-13-2997-5. [Book chapter]
  • Guo, H.P. and Tsim, S.T. (2018). (ed.). 2018. Handbook of Environmental Awareness Education – the Model of Whole Person Education at BNU-HKBU United International College. Published by United International College. 111 pages. [Book]
  • Editorial committee of Zhuhai Bird Watching Association (You, Y.L., Tsim S.T., Guo, J.G. et. al.) (2018). A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Qi’ao. Published by Huacheng Publishing House. ISBN 978-7-5360-8774-3 [Book]
  • Li, F., Zhong, Q., and Tsim, S.T. (2013). A Study of Community Engagement in Urban Garbage Segregation at Zhuhai City, China. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 – Innovation in Technology and Management, J.W.C. Wong, R.D. Tyagi, M. Nelles and A. Selvam (editors). Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China, ISBN: 978-988-19988-5-9. p.176-179.
  • Tsim, S.T., Wang, W. and Bao, H. (2011). Comparison between residents and students on awareness and participation in solid waste reduction in Zhuhai. Guangzhou Environmental Science. 26(2): 49-52.
  • Ellis, T.M., Bousfield, R.B., Bissett, L.A., Dyrting, K.C., Luk, G.S., Tsim, S.T., Sturm-Ramirez, K., Webster, R.G., Guan, Y., Malik Peiris, J.S. (2004). Investigation of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in waterfowl and wild birds in Hong Kong in late 2002.  Avain Pathology 33(5):492-505.
  • Tsim, S.T., Lee, W.H., Cheung, C.S., Chow, K.L., Ma, Y.N. and Liu, K.Y. (2004). Population and Breeding Ecology of White-bellied Sea-eagles in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Bird Report 1999-2000. The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Hong Kong. ISSN 1017-118.
  • Griffiths, R. and Tsim, S.T. (2004). Post Release Monitoring of Rehabilitated White-bellied Sea Eagles. Hong Kong Bird Report 1999-2000. The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Limited, Hong Kong. ISSN 1017-118.
  • New, D.C., Tsim, S.T., and Wong, Y.H. (2003). G protein-linked effector and second messenger systems involved in melatonin signal transduction. Review. Neurosignals 12(2): 59-70.
  • Tsim, S.T., Wong J.T.Y. and Wong, Y.H. (1997). Calcium ion dependency and the role of inositol phosphates formation in melatonin-induced encystment in dinoflagellates. Journal of Cell Science110:1387-1393.
Grants and Projects

[On-going] Development of Zhuhai Ecological and Environmental Database and e-Map. Funded by UIC College Research Grant (R201808). (Principle Investigator; RMB 45,000)

Academic and Social Service
  • Reviewer of “Environment and Ecology Research”, published by Horizon Research Publishing. ISSN: 2331-625X (print), ISSB: 2331-6268 (online).
  • International reviewer of Environment and Conservation Fund, Environment Protection Department, Hong Kong SAR Government, China (since 2017).
  • Honorary President, Zhuhai Bird Watching Society, Zhuhai, China (2014 – present)
  • HKBU - UIC JIRS Fellow (“Joint Institute of Research Studies” Programme”), authorized supervisor of M.Phil. and Ph.D. in Biology or Chemistry, BNU-HKBU United International College, China (since 2011).
  • Member, China Ornithology Society China Zoological Society, China (since 2006).
  • Founding Convenor, Swift and Swallow Research Group, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society. HKSAR, China (2004 – 2006).
  • Founding Chairman of Reserve Management Committee, Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve, HKSAR, China (2004 – 2005).
  • Member, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, HKSAR, China (since 2003).
Awards and Honors
  • ŸHigh-level Talent (Type B), Guangdong Province, China (since 2019)
  • ŸThe Best Poster Supervisor Award in Environmental Science Programme. In: the 6th UIC Science and Technology Poster Presentation 2018, organized by Division of Science and Technology, BNU-HKBU United International College, China (2018).
  • ŸThe Best Poster Supervisor Award in Environmental Science Programme. In: the 5th UIC Science and Technology Poster Presentation 2017, organized by Division of Science and Technology, BNU-HKBU United International College, China (2017).
  • ŸProject leader of “Environmental Awareness Programme” under the “University Innovation and Enhancement Project” issued by the Education Bureau of Guangdong Province, China (2015).
Postgraduate Opportunities

I am looking for research postgraduate student in two directions of research topics – field study or environmental management orientations.  Research postgraduate students are expected to apply the following skills such as biodiversity survey, questionnaire survey, data mining and analysis, computer modeling, biostatistics, GIS, and variety of analytic chemistry to conduct their specific research topics.

  • Study of ecological resources in Greater Bay Area: (i) ecological study and restoration of seagrass beds, (ii) impacts of land development and changes of land use on ecological resources (iii) terrestrial and coastal habitat fragmentation.
  • Study of ecological civilization and sustainable development: (i) ecological functions and values of macro Fengshui design liked Fengshui forests, Fengshui ponds, and Fengshui architecture layout in China; (ii) environmental contribution and management in business, e.g. corporate environmental responsibility; (iii) environmental economic and green economic.