Jane C Y Wong

Jane C Y Wong
Millennium Institute of Oceanography · Departamento de Ecología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Ph.D.

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Sea urchins can cause a state shift from algal beds to barrens through grazing, but little is known how management measures may affect their population dynamics. We compared four populations of Heliocidaris crassispina inhabiting the subtropical shores of Hong Kong with different levels of protection: a no-take reserve, a marine park, and two sites...
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Many studies have applied fluorochrome tagging to examine the growth of animals with calcified skeletons, but most of them have used only a single tag to determine the annual growth rate. We used sequential fluorochrome tagging to study the seasonal growth of the purple sea urchin Heliocidaris crassispina in Hong Kong waters from February 2012 to F...
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Background Marine holobionts depend on microbial members for health and nutrient cycling. This is particularly evident in cnidarian-algae symbioses that facilitate energy and nutrient acquisition. However, this partnership is highly sensitive to environmental change—including eutrophication—that causes dysbiosis and contributes to global coral reef...
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Symbiodiniaceae is a diverse group of dinoflagellates that form symbioses with marine invertebrates, provisioning energy and nutrients for their hosts. Symbiont diversity is a well-known predictor of host fitness and stress tolerance. Yet, we have a limited understanding of the mechanisms by which in hospite symbiont communities are structured. The...
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Background: Marine holobionts depend on microbial partners for health and nutrient cycling. This is particularly evident amongst cnidarian-Symbiodiniaceae symbioses, where nutrient acquisition is facilitated. However, the symbiosis is sensitive to environmental change - including eutrophication – that cause dysbiosis and host mortality, which contr...
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In the face of global warming and unprecedented coral bleaching, a new avenue of research is focused on relatively rare algal symbionts and their ability to confer thermal tolerance to their host by association. Yet, thermal tolerance is just one of many physiological attributes inherent to the diversity of symbiodinians, a result of millions of ye...
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Nitrogen pollution increases the susceptibility of corals to heat-induced bleaching. However, different forms of nitrogen (nitrate vs. ammonium/urea) may have different impacts on thermal tolerance of corals. We used an 18-month field experiment on the oligotrophic fore reef of Moorea, French Polynesia, to test how different forms of nitrogen (nitr...
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The skin functions as the primary interface between the human body and the external environment. To understand how the microbiome varies within urban mass transit and influences the skin microbiota, we profiled the human palm microbiome after contact with handrails within the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system. Intraday sampling time was i...
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The upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae) has been predominantly studied to understand its interaction with the endosymbiotic dinoflagellate algae Symbiodinium. As an easily culturable and tractable cnidarian model, it is an attractive alternative to stony corals to understanding the mechanisms driving establishment an...
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Coastal oceans are increasingly eutrophic, warm and acidic through the addition of anthropogenic nitrogen and carbon, respectively. Among the most sensitive taxa to these changes are scleractinian corals, which engineer the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth. Corals' sensitivity is a consequence of their evolutionary investment in symbiosis with t...
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Economic development and environmental conservation are often seen as opposing forces in the arena of government policy-making. With more than 7 million people and a rich diversity of marine species and habitats, Hong Kong is an excellent case study to explore this dynamic. Despite anthropogenic impacts, Hong Kong still hosts more than 90 species o...
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Eel farming in Asia relies on wild-caught juvenile “glass eels” of the genus Anguilla. When supplies of Japanese eels (Anguilla japonica) declined in the 1990s, Asian eel farming shifted to using European eels (Anguilla anguilla). The European eel is currently classified as “Critically Endangered”, and export out of Europe has been suspended since...
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Borehole density on the surface of Porites has been used as an indicator of water quality in the Great Barrier Reef. We assessed the relationship between borehole density on Porites and eight water quality parameters across 26 sites in Hong Kong. We found that total borehole densities on the surface of Porites at 16 of the studied sites were high (...
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Population density presumably serves as a negative feedback by modulating growth and reproduction. However, such density-dependent mechanisms have not been examined in most commercially exploited populations. In the present study, we evaluated how population density might affect the reproductive pattern of the commercially harvested sea urchin Heli...
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Adaptive Bleaching Hypothesis states that ‘bleaching provides an opportunity for the host to be repopulated with a different type of partner’, which indicated that the coral-algal symbiosis can be more flexible than previously suggested. Two processes were suggested for changes in the population of Symbiodinium within the host, (1) shift in frequen...
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Haplorchis pumilio (Trematoda: Heterophyidae) has become widely established around the world because of multiple introductions of its snail hosts, and because of its flexible host requirements at the second-intermediate and definitive levels. Although exotic thiarid snails introduced into North American waters have been previously reported to harbo...

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To examine the role of oxygen in shaping phytoplankton communities along the oxycline, and to identify related metabolic pathways.