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Chuan- Kai Ho, Assistant Professor
Title Associate Professor

Postdoc, Texas A&M University

PhD, Ecology and Evolution, University of Houston
Specialty Trophic interactions and their geographic variations; The impact of climate change on trophic interactions ;Applying ecology to conservation or agriculture
Lab  Life Science Building R1214
Lab Web  Plant-animal interactions and environmental change
Tel +886-2-33662466
Research Interests

Basic research in ecology: trophic interactions and their geographic variations.

Ecological applications: assessing the impact of climate change on trophic interactions; applying ecology to conservation or agriculture.

Welcome to Chuan-Kai Ho Lab! 
The lab focuses on plant-animal interactions and environmental change.


2017     Ying-Jie Wang, Takefumi Nakazawa, and Chuan-Kai Ho.  2017.  Warming impact on herbivore population composition affects top-down control by predators.  Scientific Reports 7: 941.

2014     Anna R. Armitage, Chuan-Kai Ho, Eric N. Madrid, Michael T. Bell, and Antonietta Quigg.  2014.  The influence of habitat construction technique on the ecological characteristics of a restored brackish marsh.  Ecological Engineering 62: 33-42. Cited by 4

2013     Chuan-Kai Ho and Steven C. Pennings.  2013.  Preference and performance in plant-herbivore interactions across latitude – a study in U.S. Atlantic salt marshes.  PLoS One 8(3): e59829. Cited by 13

2013     Chelse M. Prather, Shannon Pelini, Angela Laws, Emily Rivest, Megan Woltz, Christopher P. Bloch, Israel Del Toro, Chuan-Kai Ho, John Kominoski, T. A. Scott Newbold, Sheena Parsons, and A. Joern.  2013.  Invertebrates, ecosystem services and climate change.  Biological Reviews 88(2): 327-348. Cited by 56

2013     Anna R. Armitage, Chuan-Kai Ho, and Antonietta Quigg.  2013.  The interactive effects of pulsed grazing disturbance and patch size vary among wetland arthropod guilds.  PLoS One 8(10): e76672. Cited by 4

2012     Juan M. Jimenez, Kazik Wieski, Laurie B. Marczak, Chuan-Kai Ho, and Steven C. Pennings.  2012.  Effects of an omnivorous katydid, salinity and nutrients on a planthopper-Spartina food web.  Estuaries and Coasts 35: 475-485. Cited by 10

2011     Cara Valinoti*, Chuan-Kai Ho, and Anna Armitage.  2011.  Native and exotic submerged aquatic vegetation provide different nutritional and refuge values for macroinvertebrates.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 409: 42-47.  *Undergraduate student. Cited by 15

2011     Laurie B. Marczak, Chuan-Kai Ho, Kazik Wieski, Huy Vu, Robert F. Denno, and Steven C. Pennings.  2011.  Latitudinal variation in top-down and bottom-up control of a salt marsh food web.  Ecology 92:276–281. Cited by 21

2010     Chuan-Kai Ho, Steven C. Pennings, and Thomas H. Carefoot.  2010.  Is diet quality an overlooked mechanism for Bergmann's rule? American Naturalist 175: 269-276. Press release by University of Chicago Press Journals; Press release by University of Houston; Broadcasted by Science Update (AAAS); Reported by Science Netlinks (AAAS), BBC Wildlife Magazine, ScienceDaily, LabSpaces, etc. Cited by 46

2009     Steven C. Pennings, Chuan-Kai Ho, Cristiano Salgado, Kazimierz Wieski, Nilam Dave, Amy Kunza, and Elizabeth L. Wason.  2009.  Latitudinal variation in herbivore pressure in Atlantic Coast salt marshes.  Ecology 90: 183-195. Cited by 107

2008     Chuan-Kai Ho and Steven C. Pennings.  2008.  Consequences of omnivory for trophic interactions on a salt-marsh shrub.  Ecology 89: 1714-1722. Cited by 24

2007       Steven C.    Pennings,Martin Zimmer, Natália Dias, Martin Sprung, Nilam Davé, Chuan-Kai Ho, Amy Kunza, Caroline McFarlin, Malte Mews, Anett Pfauder, and Cristiano Salgado.  2007.  Latitudinal variation in plant-herbivore interactions in European salt marshes.  Oikos 116: 543-549. Cited by 45

2004        Carol E. Goranson, Chuan-Kai Ho, and Steven C. Pennings.  2004.  Environmental gradients and herbivore feeding preferences in coastal salt marshes.  Oecologia 140: 591-600. Cited by 49



Courses offered
  • Plant-animal Interactions
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