Re ECF Project: ECF 2015-74

Project Title: Genetic diversity and population structure of freshwater Caridina and Neocaridina shrimps in Hong Kong

Applicant: Prof CHU Ka Hou, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $1,651,200

Duration: 1/3/2016 to 31/8/2018

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

This project aims to (1) scrutinize the freshwater Caridina and Neocaridina species diversity in the territory; (2) delineate genetic diversity and population structure of these local species; and (3) investigate the speciation mechanisms of this group. The results will bridge the critical knowledge gaps for formulating effective conservation plan and lay the foundation for future scientific researches on the local freshwater fauna.

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