- Scholarship in 1984 at the University of Liverpool
Prof LM Chu graduated from Ecology, The University of Liverpool for his PhD in 1988, and is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is genuinely interested in applied ecology and environmental management. His research areas include restoration ecology, slope ecology, urban ecology and pollution studies, and his teaching specialisms are environmental biology and biotechnology, conservation biology, applied botany and applied ecology. He served for many years in the Biology Subject Committee of the Hong Kong Examinations Authority and the Curriculum Development Council (ED), as well as the Environment and Conservation Fund (EPD). He was the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Institute of Biology, Hong Kong Branch, and is the founding member and executive council member of the Hong Kong Institute of Horticultural Science.
His current research projects focus on industrial ecology and urban greening. He publishes extensively in restoration ecology and environmental pollution. He serves in a number of local government and non-government committees. He is the Chairman of the Country Parks Committee, and is a member of the Country and Marine Parks Board, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD); Endangered Species Advisory Committee, AFCD; Advisory Committee, Environment and Hygiene Committee, Heung Yee Kuk; and Fung Yuen Butterfly Reserve Advisory Committee, Tai Po Environmental Association. He is the Chairman of the Committee on Campus Environment, CUHK. He has been active in promoting biological education for local students and teachers, and community engagement for horticultural practitioners.