Students’ Journal Articles


  1. Nguyen, H.N., Hung, C., Yang, M., Lin S. (2020). Sympatric competitors have driven the evolution of temporal activity patterns in Cnemaspis geckos in Southeast Asia. Scientific Reports. 
  2. R. Carballo‐Bolaños, A.D. Soto and CA Chen. (2020). Thermal Stress and Resilience of Corals in a Climate Changing World.  Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.
  3. Keshavmurthy, CY Kuo, YY Huang, R Carballo-Bolaños PJ Meng, JT Wang, and CA Chen. (2020). Coral Reef Resilience in Taiwan: Lessons from Long-Term Ecological Research on the Coral Reefs of Kenting National Park (Taiwan)Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.
  4. J Peereman, JA Hogan and TC Lin*. 2020. Landscape Representation by a Permanent Forest Plot and Alternative Plot Designs in a Typhoon Hotspot, Fushan, Taiwan. Remote Sensing
  5. M.K. NGUYEN, T.H. SHIH*, S.H. LIN*, W.D HUANG##,+, and C.M. YANG. 2020. Transcription analysis of chlorophyll biosynthesis in wildtype and chlorophyll b-lacking rice (Oryza sativa L.). PHOTOSYNTHETICA
  6. Liu M., Chan S.F., Rubenstein, D.R. Sun S.J., Chen B.F. and Shen S.F.* 2020. Ecological transitions in grouping benefits explain the paradox of environmental quality and sociality. The American Naturalist.
  7. J.F. Karisa, D.O. Obura, and C.A. Chen*. 2020. Spatial heterogeneity of coral reef benthic communities in KenyaPLOS ONE


  1. Best, I., & Pei, K.J.C. (2019). Factors influencing local attitudes towards the conservation of leopard cats Prionailurus bengalensis in rural Taiwan. Oryx, 1-7.  
  2. Nguyen HN, Lu C-WW, Chu J-HH, Grismer LL, Hung C-MM, Lin S-MM. (2019). Historical demography of four gecko species specializing in boulder cave habitat: Implications in the evolutionary dead end hypothesis and conservation. Molecular Ecology.
  3. Murdoch ML, Grismer LL, Wood PJL,… HN Nguyen…et al. (2019). Six new species of the Cyrtodactylus intermedius complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Cardamom Mountains and associated highlands of Southeast Asia.  Zootaxa.
  4. Lopez MLD and Papa RDS. (2019). Diversity and distribution of copepods (Class: Maxillopoda, Subclass: Copepoda) in groundwater habitats across Southeast Asia. Marine and Freshwater Research
  5. N Maynard, PA Château, OrcID, L Ribas-Deulofeu, OrcID and JL Liou. (2019). Using Internet Surveys to Estimate Visitors’ Willingness to Pay for Coral Reef Conservation in the Kenting National Park, Taiwan. Water
  6. ES. Darling, TR. McClanahan, J Maina….., CA Chen,….., L Ribas-Deulofeu et al… (2019). Social–environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Nature, Ecology & Evolution
  7. Santacruz-Castro, A. M. (2019). Regional variability in reproductive traits of the Acropora hyacinthus species complex in the Western Pacific RegionPLOS ONE
  8. S. Keshavmurthy, CY Kuo, YY Huang, R Carballo-Bolaños PJ Meng, JT Wang, and CA Chen. (2020). Coral Reef Resilience in Taiwan: Lessons from Long-Term Ecological Research on the Coral Reefs of Kenting National Park (Taiwan)Journal of Marine Science and Engineering.
  9. R. Carballo-Bolaños V. Denis, YY Huang,S. Keshavmurthy, CA Chen. 2019. Temporal variation and photochemical efficiency of species in Symbiodinaceae associated with coral Leptoria phrygia (Scleractinia; Merulinidae) exposed to contrasting temperature regimes. PLOS ONE
  10. R.B. Dahl, E.E. Sigsgaard, G.M. Philip, F. Thomsen, R.D. Jørgensen, F. de Oliveira Torquato, L. Olsen, and P.R. Møller1. 2019. The Sandy Zebra Shark: A New Color Morph of the Zebra Shark Stegostoma tigrinum, with a Redescription of the Species and a Revision of Its Nomenclature. Copeia
  11. M.J. Grygier, J.T. Høeg, N. Dreyer, and J. Olesen. 2019. A new internal structure of nauplius larvae: A “ghostly” support sling for cypris y left within the exuviae of nauplius y after metamorphosis (Crustacea: Thecostraca: Facetotecta). Journal of Morphology.
  12. Denis, V., D. Soto, S. De Palmas, Y. T. V. Lin, Y. Benayahu, Y. M. Huang, S.-L. Liu, J.-W. Chen, Q. Chen, N. Sturaro, M.-J. Ho, Y. Su, C. F. Dai, and C. A. Chen. (2019).  Taiwan. Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of the World:249-264.  Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems, Springer


  1. De Palmas S, Soto D, Denis V, Ho M, Chen CA. (2018) Molecular assessment of Pocillopora verrucosa (Scleractinia; Pocilloporidae) distribution along a depth gradient in Ludao, Taiwan. PeerJ 6:e5797
  2. Huang Y, Dang VD, Chang N, Wang J. (2018). Multiple large inversions and breakpoint rewiring of gene expression in the evolution of the fire ant social supergeneProceedings of the Royal Society B
  3. Wong, J. Y., Chan, K. Y. K., & Chan, B. K. K. (2018). Phylogenetic, ecological and biomechanical constraints on larval form: a comparative morphological analysis of barnacle nauplii. PLoS ONE
  4. Chang C, Cheng YC, Lin SM. (2018). Influence of conspecific and heterospecific cues on phonotaxis behavior in a polyandrous treefrog. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 
  5. Soto, D., De Palmas, S., Ho, M. J., Denis, V., & Chen, C. A. (2018).  Spatial variation in the morphological traits of Pocillopora verrucosa along a depth gradient in TaiwanPLoS ONE


  1. Sharma, H.P., Belant, J.L. & Shaner, P.-J.L.* (2017) Attitudes towards conservation of the Endangered red panda Ailurus fulgens in Nepal: a case study in protected and non-protected areas.Oryx, 1-6
  2. Katuwal, H.B., Sharma, H.P.* & Parajuli, K. (2017) Anthropogenic impacts on the occurrence of the critically endangered Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in NepalJournal of Mammalogy
  3. Denis V., Ribas-Deulofeu L., Sturaro N., Kuo C.Y., Chen C.A. (2017). A functional approach to the structural complexity of coral assemblages based on colony morphological features. Scientific Reports.
  4. Lin C-H, Nozawa Y (2017) Variability of spawning time (lunar day) in Acropora versus merulinid corals: a 7-yr record of in situ coral spawning in Taiwan. Coral Reefs.
  5. CL Chung*, TJ Lee, M Akiba, HH Lee, TH Kuo, D Liu, HM Ke, T Yokoi, MB Roa, MJ Lu, YY Chang, PJ Ann, JN Tsai, CY Chen, SS Tzean, Y Ota, T Hattori, N Sahashi, RF Liou, T Kikuchi* and IJ Tsai* (2017). Comparative and population genomics landscape of Phellinus noxius: a hypervariable fungus causing root rot in trees. Molecular Ecology.


  1. Chen, Y. L., Wang, C. H., Yang, F. C., Ismail, W., Wang, P. H., Shih, C. J., Wu, Y. C., & Chiang, Y. R. (2016). Culture-independent investigations suggest Comamonas testosteroni as the major androgen degrader in testosterone-treated sewage. Scientific report. (Revised, IF: 5.58)
  2. Edi Sudianto, Wu CS, Lin CP, and Chaw SM (2016). Revisiting the phylogeny and plastomics of Pinaceae with two complete plastomes of Pseudolarix and Tsuga. Genome Biology and Evolution.(IF: 4.098)
  3. Yang, F. C., Chen, Y. L., Tang, S. L., Yu, C. P., Wang, P. H., Ismail, W., … & Chiang, Y. R. (2016). Integrated multi-omics analyses reveal the biochemical mechanisms and phylogenetic relevance of anaerobic androgen biodegradation in the environment. The ISME journal. (IF: 9.73, Rank: 2 % in Ecology)
  4. Pandey, P., Shaner, P. J. L., & Sharma, H. P. (2016). The wild boar as a driver of human-wildlife conflict in the protected park lands of Nepal. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 62(1), 103-108. (IF: 1.63, Rank: 55 % in Ecology)
  5. Ribas-Deulofeu, Denis V., De Palmas S., Kuo C.Y., Hsieh H.J., Chen C.A. (2016). Structure of benthic communities along the Taiwan latitudinal gradient. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0160601


  1. De Palmas S*; Denis V; Ribas-Deulofeu L; Loubeyres M; Woo S; Hwang SJ; Song JI; Chen CA. Symbiodinium associated with high-latitude scleractinian corals from Jeju Island, South Korea. (2015), Coral Reefs. 34, 919-925. (IF: 3.33, Rank: 6% in Marine & Freshwater Biology)
  2. Liu SYV; Chan CLC; Hsieh HJ; Fontana S; Wallace CC; Chen CA. Massively parallel sequencing (MPS) assays for sequencing mitochondrial genomes: the phylogenomic implications for Acropora staghorn corals (Scleractinia; Acroporidae). (2015), Marine Biology. 162, 1383-92. (IF: 2.39, Rank: 21 % in Marine & Freshwater Biology)
  3. Denis V; Ribas-Deulofeu L; Loubeyres M; De Palmas S; Hwang SJ; Woo S; Song JI; Chen CA. Recruitment of the subtropical coral Alveopora japonica in the temperate waters of Jeju Island, South Korea. (2015), Bulletin of Marine Science. 91, 85-96. (IF: 1.3, Rank: 56% in Marine & Freshwater Biology)


  1. Keshavmurthy S; Fontana S; Mezaki T; Gonzalez Ldel C; Chen CA. Doors are closing on early development in corals facing climate change. Scientific Reports. (2014), Sci Rep. 4, 5633. (IF: 5.57, Rank: 8% in Multidisiplinary Sciences)
  2. Nozawa Y, Lin C-H (2014) Effects of colony size and polyp position on polyp fecundity in the scleractinian coral genus Acropora. Coral Reefs 33:1057-1066
  3. Sun SJ1Rubenstein DR2,  Chen BF3Chan SF3Liu JN3Liu M3Hwang W4Yang PS5Shen SF6. (2014) ,Climate-mediated Cooperation Promotes Niche Expansion. 13;3:e02440, eLife


  1. Rahmani MR; Rahimian H; Ardalan M; Keshavmurthy S; Fontana S; Wallace CC; Chen CA. Acropora distribution patterns in the northern and northeastern Persian Gulf. Zoological Studies. (2013), Zool Stud. 52, 40. (IF: 0.77, Rank: 72% in Zoology)
  2. Keshavmurthy S; Yang SY; Alamaru A; Chuang YY; Pichon M; Obura D; Fontana S; De Palmas S; Stefani F; Benzoni F; MacDonald A; Noreen AM; Chen C; Wallace CC; Pillay RM; Denis V; Amri AY; Reimer JD; Mezaki T; Sheppard C; Loya Y; Abelson A; Mohammed MS; Baker AC; Mostafavi PG; Suharsono BA; Chen CA. DNA barcoding reveals the coral “laboratory-rat”, Stylophora pistillata encompasses multiple identities. Scientific Reports. (2013), Sci Rep. 3, 1520. (IF: 5.57, Rank: 8% in Multidisiplinary Sciences)
  3. Lin C-H, Soong K, Fan TY (2013) Hourglass mechanism with temperature compensation in the diel periodicity of planulation of the coral, Seriatopora hystrix. PLoS One 8:e64584


  1. Keshavmurthy S; Hsu CM; Kuo CY; Denis V; Leung JKL; Fontana S; Hsieh HJ; Tsai WS; Su WC; Chen CA. Larval development of fertilized “pseudo-gynodioecious” eggs suggests a sexual pattern of gynodioecy in Galaxea fascicularis (Scleractinia: Euphyllidae). Zoological Studies. (2012), 51, 143-9. (IF: 0.77, Rank: 72% in Zoology)
  2. Fontana S*; Keshavmurthy S; Hsieh HJ; Denis V; Kuo CY; Hsu CM; Leung JK; Tsai WS; Wallace CC; Chen CA. Molecular evidence shows low species diversity of coral-associated hydroids in Acropora, PLoS ONE. (2012), 7, e50130. (IF: 3.23, Rank: 15% in Multidisiplinary Sciences)


 Chen BF: underline means the student of BIODIV Program

*: means the correspondent author/student