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Dr. Cho-Nam Ng 吳祖南 副教授

Dr. Cho-Nam Ng 吳祖南 副教授 
BSc, PhD Lancaster; FHKMetSoc
Associate Professor 

Office: 1035 
Phone: +852 3917-7025

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Research Interests
Environmental policy and planning; environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment; nature and heritage conservation; sustainable development; climate change and energy policy.
Selected Publications

Ng, C.N. and Lee, F.Y.S. (2008) Environmental Safeguard and Breakthroughs', "The First Decade: The Hong Kong SAR in Retrospective and Introspective Perspectives", Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2007, 321-349.

Conference Papers

    Ng, C.N. and Wong, C.C.C. (2013) One Country, Two EIA Systems: the public engagement in the EIA systems of Hong Kong and China, The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA13), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 13-16 May 2013.

    WANG, Y. and Ng, C.N. (2013) Asymmetric Payoff Mechanism and Information Effects in Water Sharing Interactions: A Game Theoretic Model of Collective, The 14th Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, KitaFuji, Japan, June 3-7, p.68.

    Wang, Y., Ng, C.N. and Buskens, V. (2012) In coping with the tragedy of the commons: a game theoretic perspective on water sharing interactions and cooperation, The 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health (SESEH 2012), Galway, Ireland, 20-25 August 2012.

    CHOI, Y.K. and Ng, C.N. (2012) Wetland Habitat Change in the Shenzhen River Cross-boundary Catchment, The 15th International Riversymposium, Melbourne, 8-11 October 2012.

    Ng, C.N. (2010) An evaluation of effectiveness of HK's EIA process: how public being engaged, Conference Proceeding of the 30th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment, Geneva, Switzerland, 6-11 April 2010.

    Ng, C.N. and Xie, Y. (2010) Transdisciplinary analysis and evaluation of dynamic landscape fragmentation and ecological network: a study of Shenzhen River cross-border catchment, 2010 Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting: Geography and Climate Change, Washington, DC., 14-18 April 2010.

    Ng, C.N. and Xi, Y. (2009) Land Use and Landscape Changes in Shenzhen River Catchment and Its Impacts on the Local Environment: A Preliminary Study, 10th Asian Urbanization Conference, 16-19 August 2009, Hong Kong.

    Ng, C.N. and Yu, X. (2009) An application of landscape metrics analysis in SEA for regional spatial planning, The 29th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA09), Accra, Ghana, 16-22 May 2009.

    Ng, C.N. (2008) An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Ecological Impact Assessment in Hong Kong’s EIA Process, International Association of Impact Assessment 2008 Annual Conference, Perth, Australia 5-10 May 2008.

    Yu, X. and Ng, C.N. (2005) Landscape Metrics Analysis of Urban Sprawl and Implications for Land Management: Case Study of Guangzhou, Proceeding of International Conference on 'Multi-functionality of Landscapes - Analysis, Evaluation, and Decision Support', May 18-19, 2005.

    Ng, C.N. and Ma, C. (2005) Are the Important Bird Areas Adequately Protected under the Current Protected Areas System in Hong Kong?, Proceeding of 5th Conference on Protected Areas of East Asia, IUCN, 21-25th June 2005, p. p. IV 67.

    Leung, C.N. and Ng, C.N. (2002) Cumulative ecological impacts of linear infrastructure projects: A case study of Kam Tin in Hong Kong, Conference on Reshaping Environmental Assessment Tools for Sustainability, v. 275-284.

    Ng, C.N. (2001) Conservation of Mai Po and Inner Deep Bay Ramsar Site: Challenges and Perspective, World Commission on Protected Area East Asia Conference. The University of Hong Kong, 13-15 June 2001, Challenges of Nature Conservation in the Face of Development Pressure.

    Ng, C.N. and Yan, T.L. (2001) Recursive Estimation of Air Quality Model Parameters with Sharp Discontinuities, to appear in the Inter. Jnl. of Environmental Modelling & Software.

    Li, T.Q., C.N. Ng, and R.K.Y. Li (2001) Impact Behaviour of Sawust/Recycled - PP Composites, Jnl. of Applied Polymer Science, No.6, 81, 1420-1428

    Ng, C.N. and Li Y. (2000) Ecotourism in Hong Kong: its potential and limitations, Ecotourism Conference In The Dominican Republic, 20-22 July 2000.

    Ng, C.N. (2000) Conference on China's sustainable development strategy and environmental issues, Contemporary China Research Centre, Sustainable Development: The Hong Kong Way.

    Ng, C.N. (2000) Sustainable Development: The Hong Kong Way, Conference on China's Sustainable Development Strategy and Environmental Issues, p. 6 pp.

    Ng, C.N. (2000) Ecotourism in Hong Kong: Opportunities and Limitations, International Ecotourism Conference 15-23 July, 2000. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

    Ng, C.N. and Li, Y. (2000) Eco-tourism in Hong Kong: its potentials and limitations,International Eco-tourism Conference in the Dominican Republic, p. 8 pp.

    Ng, C.N. and Kwok, R. (1999) Statistical and Dynamic Relationships among Gaseous Pollutants from Automobiles in Urban Hong Kong, International Congress of Biometeorology & Urban Climatology, p. 136-142.

    Ng, C.N. (1999) Research on Global and Environmental Changes in Hong Kong SAR, 7th Temperate East Asia Committee, START, International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme, p. 3 pp.

    Ng, C.N. (1999) Environmental Challenge to Hong Kong in the New Millennium,Conference on Environmental Education, p. 6 pp.

    Ng, C.N. and Pokrovsky, O.M. and Kwok, R. (1999) Fuzzy Logic Approach of Meteorological Factors Impacts on Urban Air Pollution Species: A Hong Kong Case Study,6th International Conference on Harmonization within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, p. 12 pp.

    Mok, T.M., Leung, K.M., Ho, A.H.P., Chan, J.C.L. and Ng, C.N. (1998) Lidar probing the urban nocturnal boundary layer, Proceedings Of Spie - The International Society For Optical Engineering, 1998, v. 3504, p. 87-90.

    Ng, C.N. and Yan, T.L. (1998) Recursive modelling and adaptive forecasting of air quality data, International Conference On Air Pollution - Proceedings, 1998, p. 869-877.

    Yan, T.L. and Ng, C.N. (1998) Forecasting air pollution index in Hong Kong,International Conference On Air Pollution - Proceedings, 1998, p. 485-492.

    Ng, C.N. Young, P.C. and Wang, C. (1989) Recursive identification, estimation and forecasting of multivariate time-series, Ifac Proceedings Series, 1989, v. 1 n. 8, p. 593-598.

    Young, T.J., Ng, C.N. and Young, P.C. (1989) Seasonal adjustment by optimally smoothed tim-variable parameter estimation. Ifac Proceedings Series, 1989, v. 2 n. 8, p. 957-961.

    Young, Peter and Ng, Cho (1986) RECURSIVE IDENTIFICATION, ESTIMATION AND FORECASTING OF NONSTATIONARY TIME SERIES,Iee Colloquium (Digest), 1986 n. 1986 /119, p. 4. 1-4. 8.


    Ng, C.N., Xie, Y. and Yu, X. (2013) Integrating landscape connectivity into the evaluation of ecosystem services for biodiversity conservation and its implications for landscape planning, Applied Geography, 2013, v. 42, p. 1-12.

    Xie, Y and Ng, C.N. (2013) Exploring Spatio-temporal Variations of Habitat Loss and its Causal Factors in the Shenzhen River Cross-border Watershed, Journal of Applied Geography, 2013, v. 39, p. 140-150.

    Ng, C.N., Wang, Y. and Zhao, T. (2013) Joint Effects of Asymmetric Payoff and Reciprocity Mechanisms on Collective Cooperation in Water Sharing Interactions: A Game Theoretic Perspective, PLoS ONE, 2013.

    Ng, C.N., Xie, Y. and Yu, X.J. (2011) Measuring the spatio-temporal variation of habitat isolation due to rapid urbanization: A case study of the Shenzhen River cross-boundary catchment, China, Landscape And Urban Planning, 2011, v. 103 n. 1, p. 44-54.

    Yu, X.J. and Ng, C.N. (2007) Spatial and temporal dynamics of urban sprawl along two urban-rural transects: A case study of Guangzhou, China, Landscape And Urban Planning, 2007, v. 79 n. 1, p. 96-109.

    Yu, X. and Ng, C.N. (2006) An integrated evaluation of landscape change using remote sensing and landscape metrics: A case study of Panyu, Guangzhou, International Journal Of Remote Sensing, 2006, v. 27 n. 6, p. 1075-1092.

    Ng, C.N. and Yan, T.L. (2004) Recursive estimation of model parameters with sharp discontinuity in non-stationary air quality data, Environmental Modelling and Software, 2004, v. 19 n. 1, p. 19-25.

    Gao, J.L. and Ng, C.N. (2003) Deconvolution filtering of ground-based LIDAR returns from tropospheric aerosols, Applied Physics B: Lasers And Optics, 2003, v. 76 n. 5, p. 587-592.

    Pokrovsky, O.M., Kwok, R.H.F. and Ng, C.N. (2002) Fuzzy logic approach for description of meteorological impacts on urban air pollution species: A Hong Kong case study, Computers And Geosciences, 2002, v. 28 n. 1, p. 119-127.

    Li, T.Q., Ng, C.N. and Li, R.K.Y. (2001) Impact behavior of sawdust/recycled-PP composites, Journal Of Applied Polymer Science, 2001, v. 81 n. 6, p. 1420-1428.

    Tai, C.M., Li. R.K.Y. and Ng, C.N. (2000) Impact behaviour of polypropylene/polyethylene blends, Polymer Testing, 2000, v. 19 n. 2, p. 143-154.

    Chung, K.K., Chan, J.C.L., Ng, C.N., Lam, K.S. and Wang, T. (1999) Synoptic conditions associated with high carbon monoxide episodes at a coastal station in Hong Kong. Atmospheric Environment, 1999, v. 33 n. 19, p. 3087-3095.

    Ng, C.N., Buheaosier, Takahashi, H. and Kaneko, M. (1999) The Simulation of Yellow River Channels Length Time Change and Classification of Saline Soil in North China Plain using LANDSAT TM Data. Dynamic and Multi-Dimensional GIS, 1999, v. 32 Part 4W12, p. 351-356.

    Yan, T.L. and Ng, C.N. (1998) Forecasting of Air Pollution Index in Hong Kong, in Brebbla, C.A. et al (ed.) IR Pollution VI? WIT Press, p. 485-495.

    Buheaosier, Liu, Jiyuan and Ng C.N. (1998) Study of land cover change in China based on seasonal and longitudinal characteristics using remotely sensed data, ACTA Geographica Sinica, 57, No. 7, p.52-60.

    Ng, C.N. and Young, P.C. (1990) Recursive smoothing of environmental time-series, Mathematics And Computers In Simulation, 1990, v. 32 n. 1-2, p. 209-214.

    Young, P., Ng, C. and Armitage, P (1989) A systems approach to recursive economic forecasting and seasonal adjustment. Computers And Mathematics With Applications, 1989, v. 18 n. 6-7, p. 481-501.

Current research projects
Ecological Footprints of Hong Kong, Principal Investigator (Hui Oi Chow Foundation Grants)

Mathematical Modelling of the Dynamic Relationship between Ambient Air Quality and Meteorological Parameters; Principal investigator (CERG grants)
Major community service appointments

Member(part-time), Central Policy Unit, HK Government (2000 - )

Member, Advisory Council on the Environment, HK Government (1994 - )

Member, Energy Advisory Committee, HK Government (1996 - )

Member, Wetland Advisory Committee, HK Government (1998 - )

Member, Town Planning Appeal Board, HK Government (1996 - )

Member, Hong Kong 2030: Planning Vision and Strategy, HK Government 
(2000 - )

Member, Monitoring Group on Trials and Studies in relation to the Harbour Areas Treatment Scheme, HK Government (2001 - )

Advisor, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HK Government (2000 - )

Member, United States - Asian Environmental Partnership Programme Steering Committee, Division of Commerce, US Government (1995 - )

Member, Regional Committee for Temperate East Asia, System for Analysis, Research and Training(START), International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), International Council of Scientific Unions(ICSU) (1995 - )

Director (2000 - ), President (1999 - 2000) and Chairman (1995 ?999), 
The Conservancy Association

Member (2000 - ), and Chairman (1995 - 2000), Management Committee of Mai Po Nature Reserve and Education Centre, World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong

Member, executive committee, World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong 
(1995 - 2000 )

Member (1995 - ) and Chairman (1992 - 1995), Executive Committee, Hong Kong Environment Centre

Member, executive committee, Hong Kong Birdwatching Society (1995 - )

Advisor, Green China Foundation (1999 - )