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Henry Hung
BSc CUHK, DPhil Oxford, FLS

Fulford Junior Research Fellow  Somerville College

Lecturer in Biology  Magdalen College & St Hilda's College

#FOREST GENOMICS #ECOLOGICAL GENOMICS #ADAPTATION #CONSERVATION #RESTORATION #STAND WITH HONG KONG

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Trees are the keepers of our humanity. I want to be a keeper of our trees.

My main research concerns the adaptation and genomics of forest trees. I started my research in tropical forests in Southeast Asia. Now I am shifting my focus to temperate forests in Europe and North America. I also conduct research in Wytham and Blenheim in Oxford. In my public engagement, I have worked closely with the Museum of Climate Change in Hong Kong and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

I have a fond interest in artistry. I am a classical singer by training and have curated several solo recitals. I am a novice poet whose poem collection Wooden Heart is set to music by Alvin Leung and presented in the Earth Day Art Model 2020 in the United States. I seek to investigate the relationship between humans (and broadly, humanities) and Nature in my art.

I graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Biology, triple-minoring in Environmental Science, German, and Music. I then read my doctorate at the University of Oxford.

I was named a National Geographic Explorer in 2022 for my research on critically endangered rosewood trees.

Professional Affiliations

2019–

International Union for Conservation of Nature

Seed Conservation Specialist (2020–)

Forest Ecosystem Specialist (2019–)

2017–

British Ecological Society

Co-Chair of Ecological Genetics Group (2022–)

Events Committee (2019–)

Member (2017–)

2019–2021

Oxford University Taiwanese Student Society

Social Officer (2021)

Public Relations Officer (2020–2021)

2019–2022

Oxford University Hong Kong Scholars Association

President (2021–2022)

Events Officer (2020–2021)

Academic Officer (2019–2020)

Journal Reviewer

Conservation Genetics

Dendrobiology

G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics

PeerJ

Teaching at Oxford

2023 Michaelmas

  • Statistics and Data Management Lecturer (DPhil 1)

2023 Trinity

  • Technologies for Ecological Monitoring Lecturer (MBiol 2)

2022 Michaelmas

  • Biological Sciences Master's Research Project Co-supervisor (MBiol 4)

  • Statistics and Data Management Lecturer (DPhil 1)

2022 Trinity

  • Technologies for Ecological Monitoring Demonstrator (MBiol 2)

  • Animal and Plant Microbiomes Demonstrator (MBiol 2)

2021 Michaelmas

  • Bioinformatics Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

  • Statistics and Data Management Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

2020 Hilary

  • Research Skills and Computing ​Demonstrator (MBiol 1)

  • Global Change: Plants, People, and the Biosphere Tutor (MBiol 2)

2020 Michaelmas

  • Genomics and Evolution Tutor (MBiol 2)

  • Essential Mathematics Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

  • Introduction to Computer Programming Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

  • Statistics and Data Management Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

2020 Trinity

  • Research Skills and Computing Demonstrator (MBiol 1)

  • Forestry: Genetics, Silviculture and Policy Tutor (BA 3)

2020 Hilary

  • Research Skills and Computing Demonstrator (MBiol 1)

  • Evolution Tutor (BA 2)

  • Forestry: Genetics, Silviculture and Policy Tutor (BA 3)

2019 Michaelmas

  • Bioinformatics Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

  • Essential Mathematics Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

2019 Trinity

  • Final Honour School of Biological Sciences Research Project Co-supervisor (BA 3)

2019 Hilary

  • Evolution Tutor (BA 2)

  • Genes Practical Demonstrator (BA 1)

  • Forestry: Genetics, Silviculture and Policy Tutor (BA 3)

2018 Michaelmas

  • Essential Mathematics Demonstrator (DPhil 1)

  • Statistics and Data Management Demonstrator (DPhil 1)​

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