Re ECF Project: ECF 2015-41

Project Title: Conserving Hong Kong's endemic and endangered flora: pollination ecology, seed dispersal, population genetics and conservation biology of Thismia species

Applicant: Prof Richard MK SAUNDERS, The University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $472,000

Duration: 1/5/2016 to 30/4/2018

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

This project aims to:

(1) further our knowledge of the reproductive biology of Thismia species, including pollination ecology and seed dispersal;
(2) develop local conservation priorities; and
(3) using these highly charismatic species to raise public awareness of biodiversity research and the importance of conservation biology.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project