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Dr LAW Man Yee, Caroline

Teaching Fellow

Email carolinelaw@vtc.edu.hk

Dr LAW Man Yee, Caroline

Dr Caroline Law obtained her PhD in 2009 in The University of Hong Kong with the study entitled “Dynamics of urban green spaces: assessing, analyzing and modeling spatiotemporal changes in Shenzhen, China”, which focused on the changes of green space in landscape scale and its ecological implications. Before joining THEi, she worked in a botanic garden where developed her research interest on the utilization of native plant species as important components in ecologically sound urban landscape. She is also interested in how to transform manicured green roofs and vertical greenery into naturalized and biodiverse hotspots with low maintenance need.

TEACHING AREAS

  • Horticulture and landscape management
  • Landscape design and planning
  • Eco-landscaping as green building strategies

QUALIFICATIONS

2009         

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

2004

Master of Science in Sustainable Resource Management, Technical University of Munich

2002

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Hong Kong

EMPLOYMENT

2013-2015

Project Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

2013

Part-time Lecturer, The Community College of City University

2011-2013

Horticulture Officer, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden

2009-2011

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Sino-Forest Applied Research Centre for Pearl River Delta Environment, Hong Kong Baptist University

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Associate Member, Institute of Horticulture (Hong Kong)
  • LEED Green Associate, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Professional Member, The Arboricultural Association, UK
  • Associate Member, Hong Kong Green Building Council
  • Technical Drawing in Landscape Design, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • ISO 14000 Environment Management Systems: Application and Implementation, Hong Kong Management Association

RESEARCH, ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC LECTURES

  • Principal Investigator, Seminar series on "Urban green infrastructure - enhancing ecosystem services and biodiversity", Inter-Institutional Development Scheme (IIDS), University Grants Committee,  ($352,000)
  • Principal Investigator, Benchmarking current utilization, attitude and constraints in using native plants species in ornamental public urban greenery, THEi Seed Grant

PUBLIC SPEECH, LECTURES & SEMINARS (partial list)

  • Guest Speaker, Biodiversity Public Lecture (VI), Hong Kong Biodiversity Festival 2015 – Cherish Nature. Topic: Transforming Manicured Extensive Green Roofs as Biodiverse Natural Habitats (7 Nov 2015)
  • Guest Speaker, Hong Kong Young Social Entrepreneur Contest 2015

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Law, C.M.Y. (2010) Green Landscaping. In Green Cities: An A-to-Z Guide. SAGE Publications, Inc. Online Pub. Date: May 04, 2010. http://knowledge.sagepub.com/view/greencities/n73.xml
  • Law, C.M.Y. December 2009. Dynamics of urban green spaces: assessing, analyzing and modeling spatiotemporal changes in Shenzhen, China. PhD thesis, The University of Hong Kong, p.345.
  • Law, C.M.Y. and Kasperidus, H.D. (2008) Quantifying benefits of urban green spaces for climate change mitigation: experiences from a CITYgreen study in Leipzig, Germany. Proceeding of Urban Biodiversity and Design - the 3rd Conference of the Competence Network Urban Ecology. (Abstract)
  • Commentary in Economic Times: 規劃不以人為本 何不仿傚深圳 刊於 2007年 11月1日 《經濟日報 》國是港事 版

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Utilizing native herbaceous plant and shrubs as urban greenery
  • Renaturized green roofs and vertical greenery
  • Landscape ecology analysis