My research aims to understand the impacts of ongoing global climate change on forest distribution, structure and function. Focusing on subtropical montane forests in Taiwan, I am investigating changes from the ecosystem to the species level using national forest inventory data, field surveys and lab based growth experiments. As global environmental changes continue, this information will feed into a broader understanding of impacts, to allow us to prepare for the implications of such changes for biodiversity, ecosystem function and dependent human populations.
I am supervised by Prof. Alistair Jump, Prof. Danny Donoghue (Durham University), Dr. Jan-Chang Chen (National Pingtung University of Science and Technology) and Dr Thiago Silva. My industrial partner is Guan Sheng Ecosystem Ltd.