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Dr. Alvin Tang  |  鄧銘澤博士

Lecturer, Continuing and Professional Education Division

 3411 1931

Teaching Areas

Course(s) taught:

  • ELSS2103 Internship for Environment, Conservation and Ecotourism

  • ENCS2104 Microbiology and Laboratory

  • TCSU2100 Sustainable Communities and the Environment

  •  FREL1101 Wonders of the Environment

  • GRMG2101 Soil Science and Plants

  • TRMG2100 Introduction to Tree Management

  • TRMG2101 Tree Identification

  • TRMG2102 Tree Planting and Maintenance

  • TRMG2103 Tree Risk Management

  • TSCS2101 Food Revolution and Lifestyle

  • RLE5010 Dendrology

  • RLE5020 Pest and Disease Management

  • NURS1135 Microbiology

Research Interests

  • Tree management, plant disease and control, environmental microbiology, mushroom

    cultivation, fungal taxonomy and ecology, poisonous mushroom

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified Arborist, the International Society of Arboriculture
  • Tree Risk Assessment Qualification, the International Society of Arboriculture

Selected Publications

  • 鄧銘澤: 《開拓人類與真菌的共同未來》 (Exploring the Common Future of Mankind and Fungi),2023,三聯書店。
  • Liao, T-Z., Chen, Y-H., Tsai, Y-N., Chao, C., Huang, T-P., Hong, C-F., Wu, Z-C., Tsai, I.S., Lee, H-H., Klopfenstein, N.B., Kim, M-S., Stewart, J.E., Atibalentja, N., Brooks, F.E., Cannon, P., Farid, A.M., Hattori, T., Kwan, H-S., Lam, Y.C., Ota, Y., Sahashi, N., Schlub, R.L., Shuey, L.S., Tang, A.M.C., Chung, C.L. (2022). Translocation of fungicides and their efficacy in controlling Phellinus noxius, the cause of brown root rot disease. Plant Disease
  • Senwanna, C., Mapook, A., Samarakoon, M.C., Karunarathna, A., Wang, Y., Tang, A.M.C., Haituk, S., Suwannarach, N., Hyde, K.D., Cheewangkoon, R. (2021). Ascomycetes on Para rubber (Hevea brasiliensis). Mycosphere 12(1): 1230-1408. Doi: 10.5943/mycosphere/12/1/18
  • Lee, C.H.Y., Tang, A.M.C., Lai, D.Y.F., Tai, A.P.K., Leung, A.S.L., Tao, D.K.C., Leung, F., Leung, S.S.M., Wu, C. Tong, S.C.S., Ng, K.T.K. (2021). Problems and management of Acacia-dominated urban forests on man-made slopes in a subtropical, high-density city. MDPI Forests 12 (3): 323.

  • Bundhun, D., Jeewon, R., Senanayake, I.C., Camporesi, E., Aluthmuhandiram, J.VS., Tang, A.M.C. Kang, J.C., Bhoyroo, V., Hyde, K.D. (2021). Molecular phylogenetics of Discosia ravennica sp. nov and a new host record for Sporocadus rosigena. Mycokeys 79: 173–192. Doi : 10.3897/mycokeys.79.60662

  • Stewart, J. E. Kim, M.S. Ota, Y., Sahashi, N., Hanna, J. W., Akiba, M., Ata, J. P., Atibalentja, N. Brooks, F. Chung, C.L., Dann, E. K., Mohd Farid, A., Hattori, T., Lee, S. S., Otto, K. Pegg, G. S., Schlub, R. L., Shuey, L. S., Tang, A. M. C., Tsai, J.-N., Cannon, P. G., Klopfenstein, N. B. (2020). Phylogenetic and population genetic analyses reveal three distinct lineages of the invasive brown root-rot pathogen, Phellinus noxius, and bioclimatic modeling predicts differences in associated climate niches. European Journal of Plant Pathology 156: 751–766

  • Senwanna, C., Wanasinghe, D.N., Bulgakov, T.S., Wang, Y., Bhat, D.J., Tang, A.M.C., Mortimer, P.E., Xu, J., Hyde, K.D. and Phookamsak, R. (2019). Towards a natural classification of Dothidotthia and Thyrostroma in Dothidotthiaceae. Mycosphere 10: 701–738. Doi: 10.5943/mycosphere/10/1/15

  • Qiu, Q., Qin, R., Lam, J.H.M., Tang, A.M.C., Leung, M.W.K., Lau, D. (2019). An innovative tomographic technique integrated with acoustic-laser approach for detecting defects in tree trunk. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 156: 129-137.

  • Tibpromma, S., Hyde, K.D., McKenzie, E.H.C., Bhat, D.J., Phillips, A.J.L., Wanasinghe, D.N., Samarakoon, M.C., Jayawardena, R.S., Dissanayake, A.J., Tennakoon, D.S., Doilom, M., Phookamsak, R., Tang, A.M.C., Xu, J., Mortimer, P.E., Promputtha, I., Maharachchikumbura, S.S.N., Khan, S., Karunarathna, S.C. (2018). Fungal Diversity Notes 840–928: micro-fungi associated with Pandanaceae. Fungal Diversity 93: 1-160.

  • Qiu, Q., Qin, R., Lam, J.H.M., Tang, A.M.C., Leung, M.W.K., Lau, D. (2018). Health assessment of tree trunk by using acoustic-laser technique and sonic tomography. Wood Science and Technology 52: 1113-1132.

  • Tibpromma, S., Hyde, K.D., Bhat, J.D., Mortimer, P.E., Xu, J., Promputtha, I., Doilom, M. Yang, J.B., Tang, A.M.C., Karunarathna, S.C. (2018). Identification of endophytic fungi from leaves of Pandanaceae in southern Thailand based on their morphotypes and DNA sequence data. Mycokeys 33: 25-67. 

  • Tibpromma, S., Hyde, K.D., Tang, A.M.C. et al. (2017). Fungal diversity notes 491–602: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions to fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity 83: 1-261.

  • Regal, J.R., Tang, A.M.C., Schubert, M., Lam, R.Y.C., Chu, L.M., Leung, M.W.K., Kwan, H.S., Schwarze, F.W.M.R. (2016). Evaluation of an antagonistic Trichoderma strain for eradicating Phellinus noxius in colonised wood. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 28: 457-468.

  • A.M.C. Tang, P.P.L. Chu, M.W.K. Leung, L.M. Chu, W.H. Liao. (2016). Evaluating wood strength properties of subtropical urban trees using fractometer II. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 28: 149-159.

  • 鄧銘澤:《一菇一世界: 菇菌趣味新知》 (Fascinating Insights in the Mushroom World), 2016,郊野公園之友及天地圖書。

Professional / Community Services

  • Advisor to the Highways Department on the application of soil amendments and biologicals to old and valuable trees.
  • Advisor to the Toxicology Reference Laboratory, Hospital Authority, on poisonous mushroom identification.
  • Contributor (by invitation from AFCD) to the Hong Kong Biodiversity Information Hub (HKBIH) in the area of fungal diversity.