Alex Yeung

Our understanding of ecology is rapidly evolving in the face of rapid environmental change, and working towards informing conservation and resource management policies with newly synthesized knowledge is my biggest motivation of pursuing a Ph.D. in John Richardson’s lab.

My research addresses the responses of the indicators of aquatic ecosystem services to natural and human disturbances in forested headwater streams, particularly organic matter and nutrient processing. As I am within the NSERC Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystem services (CNAES), I have been collaborating with scholars and students on projects undertaken at broad geographic scales, which seek to benefit future management of forest and water resources in Canada. In addition, I have begun to more actively communicate research findings with the general public. Examples include field assistance provided to a study of ecosystem service recovery in coastal rainforests (see descriptions), and sharing my work in the form of a science communication video and guided tour to UBC Forestry alumni.

I have been invited as an ad hoc reviewer for Freshwater ScienceHydrobiologia, Journal of Molluscan Studies, and Zoological Studies. Currently I serve as a social media manager on the Student Resources Committee of the Society for Freshwater Science, and run a blog of bibliographic links to early view articles in freshwater sciences to benefit graduate students as well as the wider academic community.

In 2015, I am offered the NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (CGS D) and the Killam Doctoral Scholarship (in title), which are among the top graduate awards available in Canada and at UBC respectively.


7. Sutherland, I.J., Villamagna, A.M., Ouellet Dallaire, C., Bennett, E.M., Chin, A.T.M., Yeung, A.C.Y., Tomscha, S.A., Lamothe, K.A., Cormier, R. (In press). Undervalued and under pressure: a plea for greater attention toward regulating ecosystem services. Ecological Indicators (Link).

6. Yeung, A.C.Y., Lecerf A., Richardson, J.S. (2017). Assessing the long-term ecological effects of riparian management practices on headwater streams in a coastal temperate rainforest. Forest Ecology and Management, 384, 100-109 (Link).

5. Yeung, A.C.Y., Richardson, J.S. (2016). Some conceptual and operational considerations when measuring ‘resilience’: a response to Hodgson et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31, 2-3 (Link).

4. Yeung, A.C.Y., Dudgeon, D. (2015). Do adult snails in headwater streams make upstream migrations to compensate for spate-induced washout? A test using three populations of a tropical caenogastropod. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 81, 417-420 (Link).

3. Yeung, A.C.Y., Dudgeon, D. (2014). Limited life-history variations in a tropical stream caenogastropod, Sulcospira hainanensis, in habitats with contrasting resource availability. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 80, 190-197 (Link).

2. Yeung, A.C.Y., Dudgeon, D. (2014). Production and population dynamics of the prosobranch snail Sulcospira hainanensis (Pachychilidae), a major secondary consumer in Hong Kong streams. Hydrobiologia, 724, 21-39 (Link).

1. Yeung, A.C.Y., Dudgeon, D. (2013). A manipulative study of macroinvertebrate grazers in Hong Kong streams: do snails compete with insects?. Freshwater Biology, 58, 2299-2309 (Link).


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