Name: TSIM, Siu Tai
Position: Associate Professor, Environmental Science
Email: siutaitsim@uic.edu.hk
Office:
T8-401-R11

Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Biology (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
  • M.Phil. in Biology (The ChineseUniversity of Hong Kong)
  • B.Sc. in Biology (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education (with Distinction) (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Visiting Scholar in Biology Department (Trinity University, USA from August 2018 – Jan 2019)
Research Areas
  • Study of ecological resources in Greater Bay Area, China: (i) ecological study and restoration of seagrass beds in Zhuhai; (ii) impacts of land development and changes of land use on ecological resources e.g. fisheries; (iii) risk assessment of soil contamination in parks and roadside in Zhuhai; (iv) biodiversity; (v) nature reserve management and ecotourism
  • Study of ecological civilization and sustainable development in China: (i) ecological functions and values of macro Fengshui design liked Fengshui forests, Fengshui ponds, and Fengshui architecture layout in China; (ii) environmental contribution and management in business, e.g. corporate environmental responsibility; (iii) environmental economic and green economic
  • Previous research interests: (i) biodegradation and biosorption of dyestuff; (ii) signaling mechanism in dinoflagellates; (iii) signal transduction of G proteins and receptors
Selected Publications

Manuscripts and Conference papers

  • Tsim, S.T., Field, S., Heng, R., Jiang, Y., Xie, G., and Zhong, S. (2018). Ecological Functions and Environmental Values of Fengshui Woods – the case study at Huitong Village in Zhuhai, China. In: Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies.
  • Tsim, S.T. (2018). Conservation of Private Lands with High Ecological Values for Butterfly Diversity in Hong Kong, China. In: Texas Society for Ecological Restoration 23rd Annual Conference.
  • Tsim, S.T., Su, S.Y., Yuen, B.B.H. and Xie, M.L. (2018). Comparison of Building Environment Assessment Systems Across the Belt and Road Initiative – How do these systems contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Ecological Civilization? In: 2nd Interdisciplinary Forum on Belt Road Connectivity and Eurasian Integration: Meeting the Culture.  Edited by Md. Nazrul ISLAM, PhD, General Education Office, BNU-HKBU United International College, China. P.39-40
  • Tsim, S.T. (2015). Case Study of the Ecological Impacts of Construction Works on a House Swift’s Nesting Site. In: Proceedings of 13th China Ornithological Conference. Edited by China Ornithology Society China Zoological Society. p.46.
  • Tsim, S.T. (2015). Characterization of House Swift’s Nest Dimensions and the Case Study of Utilizing Artificial Nest Base. In: Proceedings of 13th China Ornithological Conference. Edited by China Ornithology Society China Zoological Society. p.85.
  • Li, F., Zhong, Q., Guo, J., and Tsim, S.T. (2015). Cooperative Nature Observation Project – Bird Conservation on Campus and in Community. In: Proceedings of 13th China Ornithological Conference. Edited by China Ornithology Society China Zoological Society. p.24.
  • Gong, Q., Yiu, C.H., and Tsim S.T. (2013). Biodiversity study of birds in Qi’ao Island, Zhuhai. In: Proceedings of 12th China Ornithological Conference cum 10th Cross-strait Ornithological Conference. p.93.
  • Li, F., Zhong, Q., and Tsim, S.T. (2013). A Study of Community Engagement in Urban Garbage Segregation at Zhuhai City, China. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 – Innovation in Technology and Management, J.W.C. Wong, R.D. Tyagi, M. Nelles and A. Selvam (editors). Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, P.R. China, ISBN: 978-988-19988-5-9. p.176-179.
  • Tsim, S.T., Wang, W. and Bao, H. (2011). Comparison between residents and students on awareness and participation in solid waste reduction in Zhuhai. Guangzhou Environmental Science. 26(2): 49-52.
  • Liu, E.K.Y., Chan, Y.N. and Tsim, S.T. (2005). Breeding Terns in Hong Kong - Their Prey. Hong Kong Biodiversity. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong. Issue No. 8 (March 2005). p.15-16.
  • Radhika, V., Hee Ha, J., Jayaraman, M., Tsim, S.T., Dhanasekaran, N. (2005). Mitogenic signaling by lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) involves Galpha(12). Oncogene 17: 1383-1394.
  • Ellis, T.M., Bousfield, R.B., Bissett, L.A., Dyrting, K.C., Luk, G.S., Tsim, S.T., Sturm-Ramirez, K., Webster, R.G., Guan, Y., Malik Peiris, J.S. (2004). Investigation of outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in waterfowl and wild birds in Hong Kong in late 2002.  Avain Pathology 33(5):492-505.
  • Tsim, S.T., Lee, W.H., Cheung, C.S., Chow, K.L., Ma, Y.N. and Liu, K.Y. (2004). Population and Breeding Ecology of White-bellied Sea-eagles in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Bird Report 1999-2000. The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Hong Kong. ISSN 1017-118.
  • Griffiths, R. and Tsim, S.T. (2004). Post Release Monitoring of Rehabilitated White-bellied Sea Eagles. Hong Kong Bird Report 1999-2000. The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society Limited, Hong Kong. ISSN 1017-118.
  • New, D.C., Tsim, S.T., and Wong, Y.H. (2003). G protein-linked effector and second messenger systems involved in melatonin signal transduction. Review. Neurosignals 12(2): 59-70.
  • Tsim, S.T.  (2002). Egretry Survey in Hong Kong 2002. Hong Kong Biodiversity. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong. Issue No. 1-3. (February 2002). p.9-12.
  • Tsim, S.T. (2002). Red-throated Diver – First Record in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Biodiversity. Issue No. 1-3. Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Hong Kong. Issue No. 1-3. (February 2002). p.14.
  • Chan, J.K., Tsim, S.T., and So, P.M. (2000). Issues of wintering great cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) at the Ramsar Site of Hong Kong. In: 5th International conference on cormorants, 2nd meeting of wetlands international cormorant research group.
  • Dhanasekaran, N., Tsim, S.T., Dermott, J.M., and Onesime, D. (1998). Regulation of cell proliferation by G proteins. Review. Oncogene 17: 1383-1394.
  • Tsim, S.T., Wong, J.T.Y. and Wong, Y.H. (1998). Regulation of calcium influx and phospholipase C activity by indoleamines in dinoflagellate Crypthecodinium cohnii. Journal of Pineal Research 24:152-161.
  • Tsim, S.T., Wong J.T.Y. and Wong, Y.H. (1997). Calcium ion dependency and the role of inositol phosphates formation in melatonin-induced encystment in dinoflagellates. Journal of Cell Science 110:1387-1393.
  • Tsim, S.T., Yung, L.Y., Wong, J.T.Y. and Wong, Y.H. (1996). Possible involvement of G proteins in indoleamine-induced encystment in dinoflagellate. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 5:164-169.
  • Tsim, S.T., Wong, J.T.Y. and Wong, Y.H. (1996). Effects of dibutyryl cAMP and bacterial toxin on indoleamine-induced encystment of dinoflagellates. Biological Signals 5:22-29.
  • Tsim, S.T., Wong, J.T.Y. and Wong, Y.H. (1996). CGP 52608-induced cyst formation in dinoflagellates: Possible involvement of a nuclear receptor for melatonin. Journal of Pineal Research 21:101-107.
  • Yung, L.Y., Tsim, S.T. and Wong, Y.H. (1995). Stimulation of cAMP accumulation by the cloned Xenopus melatonin receptor through Gi and Gz proteins. FEBS Letter 372:99-102.
  • Mark, K.K. and Tsim S.T. (1994). A new method to determine the indigo concentration. International Textile Bulletin 40:58-59.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Tsim, S.T., Su, S.Y., Yuen, B.B.H. and Xie, M.L. (2019). Chapter 14. Comparison of Building Environment Assessment Systems Across the Belt and Road Initiative – How do these systems contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Ecological Civilization? In: Silk Road to Belt Road – Reinventing the Past and Shaping the Future. (ed. by Islam, N.). Published by Springer Singapore. ISBN 978-981-13-2997-5. [Book chapter]
  • Guo, H.P. and Tsim, S.T. (2018). (ed.). 2018. Handbook of Environmental Awareness Education – the Model of Whole Person Education at BNU-HKBU United International College. Published by United International College. 111 pages. [Book]
  • Editorial committee of Zhuhai Bird Watching Association (You, Y.L., Tsim S.T., Guo, J.G. et. al.) (2018). A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Qi’ao. Published by Huacheng Publishing House. ISBN 978-7-5360-8774-3 [Book]
  • 詹肇泰。《自然通識 - 觀自然.看社會.思人生》。香港自然探索學會出版,2010年7月第一版,128頁。ISBN 978-988-99960-9-3。
  • 詹肇泰。《跳蛛.蠅虎.金絲貓 - 香港跳蛛圖鑑》。萬里機構出版,2007年7月第一版,228頁。ISBN 978-962-14-3491-3。
  • 詹肇泰。《讓孩子擁有藍天 - 親子可持續環保生活互動手冊》。萬里機構出版,2007年9月第一版,120頁。ISBN 978-962-14-3620-7。
  • 詹肇泰,邱榮光。《迷失的沙羅洞 - 文化與生態》。萬里機構出版,2005年2月第一版,203頁。ISBN 962-14-3036-4。
  • 詹肇泰,邱榮光。《蝶鳥舞動 - 鳳園具特殊科學價值地點》萬里機構出版,2004年4月第一版,168頁。ISBN 962-14-2843-2。
  • 詹肇泰,駱雅儀。《認識拉姆薩爾濕地》。天地圖書出版,2002年7月第一版,107頁。ISBN 962-99374-2-5。

Consultancy Reports

  • Tsim, S.T. (2011). Action Plan for the Sustainable Development of Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Report prepared by FYBR Hong Kong Limited and submitted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Tsim, S.T. (2009). The Guidelines for in situ Conservation of House Swift Apus nipalensis at the former North Kowloon Magistracy Building in Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. A Consultancy Report submitted to the Savannah College of Art and Design - Hong Kong
  • Tsim, S.T. (2009). Consultancy Services on Ecological and Environmental Assessment of Chung Chi Stream near Theology Building and Chapel area for Future Development.  Report prepared by FYBR Hong Kong Limited and submitted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Tsim, S.T.(2008). Ecological Impact Assessment Report. The report forms part of the House Swift Apus nipalensis Conservation Programme at the University Library, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Report prepared by FYBR Hong Kong Limited and submitted to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Tsim, S.T. (2004). Population Survey of House Crow in Urban areas of Hong Kong, Tai Po Environmental Association. Study commissioned by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Courses Taught at UIC
  • World Ecological Problems and Man
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Resources and the Environment
  • Sustainable Environmental Management
  • Green Business Management
  • The Science of Well Being
  • Would the Earth's Sixth Mass Extinction affect Humanity's Future?
  • Environmental Awareness (coordination)
  • Final Year Project
  • The Ecology and Bioconservation in China (summer course co-offered by UIC and Trinity University)
Academic Activities
  • Peer reviewer of “Journal of Cleaner Production” and “Environment and Ecology Research”
  • Member, China Ornithology Society China Zoological Society, China (since 2006)
  • Member, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society, Hong Kong (since 2003)
  • Founder and Convenor, Swift and Swallow Research Group, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society.  Duties: (1)coordinate ecological survey and (2) report preparation (2004 – 2006).
  • Working group member, Swift and Swallow Research Group, Hong Kong Bird Watching Society.  Duties: training (2007 – present)
  • Honorary advisor (in ecotourism), Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) Continuing Education Department.  Duties: advisory (2010 – present)
  • Vice-president, Mangrove Research Society in Zhuhai.  Duties: advisory (2012.5 – present)
  • Honorary president, Zhuhai Bird Watching Society.  Duties: advisory (2014.3 – present)