Graduated from the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Dr. Edward Lau devoted his PhD study to investigating how chemical pollution, climate change and the presence of invasive species affect local species.
Having been a teaching assistant for a number of ecology courses at HKU, Edward is an experienced educator. He was awarded an Excellent Teaching Assistant Award by the Faculty of Science in recognition of his passion for teaching in 2012. In 2015, Edward became aware of the rising interest in herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles) among students, and so he put together a 3-month herpetology course to provide them with fundamental knowledge as well as to convey important conservation messages concerning herpetofauna. During his study, Edward also travelled between continents for ecological surveys and international conferences on environmental protection and conservation, and he has received Best Presentation awards on various occasions.
Like his fellow teammates at OWLHK, Edward loves nature and is highly concerned about nature conservation. He enjoys exploring the enchanting wildlife in Hong Kong as well as that in other countries. One of his favourite adventures happened in northern India where he spent five nights out in the wild at temperature close to -20˚C in search of the elusive snow leopard.
He wishes to share his love for nature with other people through OWLHK and to prompt a reflection of our relationship with nature.