Design Dialogue

“DNA barcoding as an advanced tool to reveal Hong Kong extraordinary marine diversity”


deTour Cafe

19:00 - 20:30

DIYBIO Hong Kong

Professor Cannicci is an Associate Professor at the School of Biological Science and Resident Researcher at the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), HKU. He has been studying mangrove ecology and biodiversity all over the world (East Africa –Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique-, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Brazil) for more than 20 years and is interested in the patterns of diversity of crabs and molluscs in mangroves and in their role in ecosystem functioning. He has been studying behavioural ecology, eco-physiology, taxonomy and phylogenetic relationship of the most common mangrove crabs, the Family Sesarmidae and the genus Uca (the fiddler crabs). He has more than 90 publication in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and is an invited member of the Mangrove Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the largest organization devoted to Nature Conservation


Stefano Cannicci, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Biologial Science, HKU

Resident Researcher, Swire Institute of Marine Science, HKU


Stefano Cannicci
Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong
Zoology, Marine Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Marine Ecology, Mangroves