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I'm an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at HKU and the Division of Ecology & Biodiversity. I run the Global Change and Tropical Conservation lab where we are actively running research projects on tropical climate change impacts, global change, urban ecology, wildlife trade and endangered species management. I also teach courses at HKU in the Environmental Science and Ecology & Biodiversity curricula, including Conservation Biology and Environmental Data Analysis. I'm a founding member of the Young Academy of Sciences Hong Kong and am currently serving on the Conservation Committee for ATBC and am the chair of the Conservation Committee of WWF HK. Since 2019 I've been a Subject Editor of Ecography. In 2020 I was awarded an Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA (North Hollywood and Sunland specifically) I became interested in wildlife at an early age; doing research through high school in a park in East Los Angeles, which later developed into the Audubon Center at Debs Park. I received my BS in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley (working in Steve Beissinger's lab) and did my PhD in Biology at Stanford University advised by Carol Boggs and Paul Ehrlich. Following that I did a postdoc at UCLA with Curtis Deutsch studying climate change impacts on species at multiple scales. And just before moving to Hong Kong I conducted postdoctoral research at UC Riverside (advised by Helen Regan and Kurt Anderson) examining the conservation and management of at-risk species in Southern California in the face of urbanization and climate change.

MarieIn my free time I enjoy hanging out with Marie (my wife) and my cats. I also like music quite a bit and play some guitar: my band, Ptim and the Ptarmigans, is not uncritically acclaimed. And check for "Bonebraking News" on Twitter!

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Timothy C. Bonebrake
School of Biological Sciences
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China