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Dr Tin Hang (Henry) Hung

BSc CUHK; DPhil Oxf


Henry Hung joined St Hilda’s in October 2023 as a Stipendiary Lecturer in Biology. He is also a Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville and a Retained Lecturer at Magdalen.

He currently co-chairs the Ecological Genetics Group and serve in the Events Committee of the British Ecological Society. He is named a National Geographic Explorer in 2022 for his research on critically endangered rosewood trees.

He graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Biology, triple-minoring in Environmental Science, German, and Music. He then read his doctorate at the University of Oxford.

Henry’s teaching interests are mainly ecology and evolution. His teaching at Oxford is mostly in the MBiol programme and the MPLS Doctoral Training Centre, and includes subjects such as plant evolution, population genetics, ecophysiology, quantitative methods, bioinformatics, and conservation. He also supervises MBiol fourth-year projects.

His main research concerns the adaptation and genomics of forest trees. He started his research in tropical forests in Southeast Asia. He is now shifting his focus to temperate forests in Europe and North America. He also conducts research in Wytham and Blenheim in Oxford.

His recent research on rosewoods is featured in the University News:

For a complete list of publications, please see

Hung, T. H., So, T., Thammavong, B., Chamchumroon, V., Theilade, I., Phourin, C., Bouamanivong, S., Hartvig, I., Gaisberger, H., Jalonen, R., Boshier, D. H. & MacKay, J. J. (2023). Range-wide differential adaptation and genomic offset in critically endangered Asian rosewoods. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(33), e2301603120.

Dun, H. F., Hung, T. H., Green, S. & MacKay, J. J. (2022). Comparative transcriptomic responses of European and Japanese larches to infection by Phytophthora ramorum. BMC Plant Biology, 22, 480.​

Barstow, M., Boshier, D., Bountithiponh, C., Changtragoon, S., Gaisberger, H., Hartvig, I., Hung, T. H. ... Zheng, Y. (2022). Dalbergia cochinchinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022, e.T215342548A2822125.​

Barstow, M., Boshier, D., Bountithiponh, C., Changtragoon, S., Gaisberger, H., Hartvig, I., Hung, T. H. ... Zheng, Y. (2022). Dalbergia oliveri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2022, e.T215341339A2813403.

Gaisberger, H., So, T., Thammavong, B., Bounithiphonh, C., Hoa, T. T., Zheng, Y. … Hung, T. H. … Jalonen, R. (2022). Range-wide priority setting for the conservation and restoration of Asian rosewoods accounting for multiple threats and ecogeographic diversity. Biological Conservation, 270, 109560.

​Hung, T. H., So, T., Sreng, S., Thammavong, B., Boounithiphonh, C., Boshier, D. H. & MacKay, J. J. (2020). Reference transcriptomes and comparative analyses of six species in the threatened rosewood genus Dalbergia. Scientific Reports, 10, 17749.

​​Hung, T. H., Gooda, R., Rizzuto, G., So, T., Thammavong, B., Tran, H. T., Jalonen, R., Boshier, D. H. & MacKay, J. J. (2020). Physiological responses of rosewoods Dalbergia cochinchinensis and D. oliveri under drought and heat stresses. Ecology and Evolution, 10(19), 10872–10885.


  • Lecturer in Biology


  • Biology