top of page

Andy T.L. Lee  李德倫

Master Student (Affiliate)

E-mail: ndleetl(AT)                                        taklun.lee(AT)


Andy Lee
Academic Record
  • Master of Environmental Science, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University (commenced in Sep 2017)

  • B.Sc. (Major in Ecology & Biodiversity), The University of Hong Kong (2014)

Research Interest

My research interests are broad and still evolving, and encompass the study of population ecology and field investigations of population processes that shape the structure and vital functional parameters of free-ranging population, which in turn influence survival, reproduction and growth, and determine demographic trends of wildlife populations across temporal and spatial scales. Such knowledge is essential to species conservation and for the establishment of effective management measures. For example, in tropical savannah, megaherbivores such as elephants have notable impact to the ecosystem and thus there is a need to understand their ecology and population dynamics to facilitate their long-term conservation and management, especially when it involves free-ranging populations in spatially restricted nature reserves. The application of photographic techniques in field research have greatly contributed to studies of many mammals and other species, and I have been using this approach when participating in several studies of marine and terrestrial mammals in Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, and South Africa. In my future studies, I intend to incorporate also various aspects of spatial ecology, as these are critical in analyzing and understanding the daily lives of animals, and instrumental in quantifying the ecological dynamics of free-ranging populations in the context of carrying capacity of their habitats. One of my particularly keen interests is in the behavioural ecology of large felids; I had a chance to participate in camera-trapping studies of leopards in South Africa and clouded leopards in Malaysian Borneo, and intend to pursue studies of large cats as my professional career. However, when doing so, I retain the concept of comparative behavioural ecology as the guiding principle of my scientific thinking, and the concept of applied ecology as the measure of value of my future research output. 


Gao Y, Stoner KJ, Lee ATL, Clark SG (2016). Art collection and investment in China: A neglected demand for rhino horn beyond medicinal value. 17th Student Conference on Conservation Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom. (Best Student Presentation – third prize)


Chen P, Gao Y, Lee ATL, Cering L, Shi K, Clark SG (2015). Human-wildlife Conflict in China: a media content analysis. 3rd Student Conference on Conservation Science, Beijing, China.


Lee ATL, Gao Y, Chen P, Clark SG  (In Prep.). Media portrayal of human wildlife conflict in China: Implications for conservation communication.

Karczmarski L, Huang SL, Or CKM, Gui D, Chan SCY, Lin W, Porter L, Wong WH, Zheng R, Ho YW, Chui SY, Tiongson JC, Mo Y, Chang WL, Kwok HW, Tang WK, Lee ATL, Yiu SW, Keith M, Gailey G, Wu Y. (2016). Humpback dolphins in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Status, threats and conservation challenges. Advances in Marine Biology, 73, 27-64.


Chen P, Gao Y, Lee ATL, Clark SG (2016). Human-carnivore coexistence in Qomolangma Nature Reserve: Conflicts and recommendations. Biological Conservation, 197, 28-26.

Gao Y, Stoner KJ, Lee ATL, Clark SG (2016). Rhino horn trade in China: An analysis of the art and antiques market. Biological Conservation, 201, 343-347.

Relevant Experience
  • Research Assistant, Cetacean Ecology Lab, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (2016 - 2017)

  • Volunteer Research Assistant, Everest Snow Leopard Conservation Center, Tibet, China (Dec 2014 - Jan 2015)

  • Volunteer Research Assistant, United Nations Environment Programme (Nairobi, Kenya) (Oct 2015 - Jan 2016)

  • Volunteer Assistant, Population ecology and conservation of Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi), Sabah, Malaysia (Oct - Nov 2014)

  • Part-time Assistant, Shark Fin Trade Study, BLOOM Association (Hong Kong; Guangzhou, China) (Aug 2014)

  • Volunteer Assistant, Breeding attraction and monitoring of Chinese crested tern (Sterna bernsteini) in Zhejiang, China, University Student Sponsorship Programme 2011-2012, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (Jun 2012)

  • Student Intern, Breeding ecology of ground tit (Pseudopodoces humilis) in Tibet, China (June - July 2013)

  • Student Assistant, Songs and breeding behaviour of oriental magpie robin (Copsychus saularis) (2013 - 2014)

  • Student Intern, Global Forestry Observatory, Kadoorie Institute, the University of Hong Kong (June - Aug 2012)

© Andy Lee

© Andy Lee

© Andy Lee

Researcher, Cetacea Research Institute

bottom of page