- Scholarship in 2006 at the University of California, Davis
Evelyne's doctoral research focused on understanding factors that determine the distribution of marine organisms, and the potential impacts of climate change on these species. In her dissertation, she examined how geographic variation in heat stress along the Pacific coast selected for genetic differences in thermal tolerance in an intertidal snail, and tested what factors control the northern range boundary of an intertidal limpet. She also investigated how changes in environmental conditions in the future due to climate change (elevated temperature and ocean acidification) affect these species.
Evelyne is currently working as a Nature Conservation Officer at the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. She is stationed at Hong Kong Wetland Park, where she manages a range of educational activities aimed at raising the awareness for wetland conservation among students and the general public.