• 9883 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
1975 …2019
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Chinese Name : 胡紹燊

Professor Rudolf Wu received his PhD from the University of British Columbia. He joined the Education University as Research Chair Professor of the Department of Sciences and Environmental Studies in January 2016.  Prior to this appointment, he was the Chair Professor and Director of the School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong.  He was the Director of the “Centre for Marine Environmental Research and Innovative Technology”, an “Area of Excellence” (funded $66.5 million by the HK government and $31.8 million by the six collaborating Universities).  He is also the founding Director of the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution.   Currently, he is the Director of the “Regional Centre of Excellence in Marine Pollution” of the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia, United Nations.

Professor Wu is ranked the top 0.5% scholar in his field (Essential Science Indicators). His research primarily focuses on the responses of marine animals and ecosystems to environmental stresses (especially hypoxia, xenobiotics and endocrine disrupting chemicals).  He has published one book, five book chapters, and over 250 papers in leading journals in environmental sciences, environmental toxicology and marine ecology. Professor Wu was the associated editor of five international journals, and the Chief Guest Editor of seven special issues of the journal "Marine Pollution Bulletin".

Professor Wu has served on numerous high level committees of the Hong Kong government (e.g. Chair of Research Assessment Panel, Fisheries Advisory Committee, member of Research Grants Council and Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene) as well as expert/advisory groups of many international organizations (including the United Nations, the International Maritime organization, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Food & Agriculture Organization and the Environment Agency of the United Kingdom).  He has been commissioned by the United Nations and International Atomic Energy Agency to conduct more than 30 international training workshops covering a wide spectrum of topics including environmental impact assessment, environmental risk management, food security and public health, marine ecosystem management, and environmental monitoring and control.

Prof. Wu has secured over $140 million competitive research grants (as Principal Investigator), and completed numerous consultancy studies with a total contract value more than $40 million. Results and recommendations of many of his studies have formed the scientific basis and legal framework of environmental management in Hong Kong.

Research interests

1. Epigenetic and trans-generational effects induced by hypoxia and chemicals

2. Impact of environmental stresses (especially hypoxia) on marine ecosystem structure and function

Professional information

Scopus ID : 7402945079

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Oryzias Medicine & Life Sciences
hypoxia Earth & Environmental Sciences
fish Earth & Environmental Sciences
gene Earth & Environmental Sciences
Fishes Medicine & Life Sciences
Zebrafish Medicine & Life Sciences
mussels Agriculture & Biology
PBDE Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Outputs 1975 2019

  • 9883 Citations
  • 51 h-Index
  • 244 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Chapter
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hypoxia causes transgenerational impairment of ovarian development and hatching success in fish

LAI, K. P., WANG, S. Y., LI, J. W., TONG, Y., CHAN, T. F., JIN, N., TSE, A., ZHANG, J. W., WAN, M. T., TAM, N., AU, D. W. T., LEE, B-Y., LEE, J-S., WONG, A. S. T., KONG, R. Y. C. & WU, S. S. R., 2019, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 53, 7, p. 3917-3928

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Global warming
3 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative study on metal contamination in Estero de Urias lagoon, Gulf of California, using oysters, mussels and artificial mussels: Implications on pollution monitoring and public health risk

RUIZ-FERNÁNDEZ, A. C., WU, S. S. R., LAU, T-C., PÉREZ-BERNAL, L. H., SÁNCHEZ-CABEZA, J. A. & CHIU, J. M. Y., Dec 2018, In : Environmental Pollution. 243, Part A, p. 197-205

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public risks
Health risks
Public health
5 Citations (Scopus)

Contamination and risk implications of endocrine disrupting chemicals along the coastline of China: A systematic study using mussels and semipermeable membrane devices

CHIU, J. M. Y., PO, B. H. K., DEGGER, N., TSE, A., LIU, W., ZHENG, G. J-S., ZHAO, D-M., XU, D., RICHARDSON, B. J. & WU, S. S. R., 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 624, p. 1298-1307

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Endocrine Disruptors
1 Citation (Scopus)

Differences in metal profiles revealed by native mussels and artificial mussels in Sarıçay Stream, Turkey: Implications for pollution monitoring

GENÇ, T. O., PO, B. H. K., YILMAZ, F., LAU, T-C., WU, S. S. R. & CHIU, J. M. Y., 30 May 2018, In : Marine and Freshwater Research. 69, 9, p. 1372-1378

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pollution monitoring
Turkey (country)
12 Citations (Scopus)
Flame Retardants
Hong Kong
Flame retardants