Jonathan Leung

Jonathan Leung

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


I am a marine biologist with broad research interests from molecular level to community level. In recent years, my research has focused on how climate change affects the fitness and survival of marine organisms as well as their adaptations. Apart from marine biology, I am also interested in environmental chemistry, focusing on the impacts of emerging pollutants on the environment and human health.

Writing scientific papers becomes one of my hobbies and I have developed some useful skills to increase the quality of papers. Apart from the research network in Australia, I have strong collaborations with research groups in China and have research output of high quality and quantity.

Climate change biology

  • How hypoxia, warming and ocean acidification affect the fitness and survival of marine organisms via physiological pathways.
  • How ocean acidification affects calcifying organisms and their compensatory dynamics from the perspectives of physiology, geochemistry and materials science.

Leung, J.Y.S., Doubleday, Z.A., Nagelkerken, I., Chen, Y., Xie, Z., Connell, S.D., 2019. How calorie-rich food could help marine calcifiers in a CO2-rich future. Proc. R. Soc. B 286, 20190757

Leung, J.Y.S., Russell, B.D., Connell, S.D., 2017. Mineralogical plasticity acts as a compensatory mechanism to the impacts of ocean acidification. Environ. Sci. Technol. 51, 2652–2659

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental chemistry

  • The behaviour and ecological risk of anthropogenic pollutants (e.g. heavy metals, pesticides, flame retardants and endocrine disrupting chemicals) in the environment.
  • The potential strategies to remediate the contaminated environment. 

Wu, Q., Leung, J.Y.S., Du, Y., Kong, D., Shi, Y., Wang, Y., Xiao, T., 2019. Trace metals in e-waste lead to serious health risk through consumption of rice growing near an abandoned e-waste recycling site: Comparisons with PBDEs and AHFRs. Environ. Pollut. 247, 46–54.

Wu, Q., Leung, J.Y.S., Geng, X., Chen, S., Huang, X., Li, H., Huang, Z., Zhu, L., Chen, J., Lu, Y., 2015. Heavy metal contamination of soil and water in the vicinity of an abandoned e-waste recycling site: Implications for dissemination of heavy metals. Sci. Total Environ. 506–507, 217–225


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