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Lien-Siang Chou, Professor
Title Professor
1989 Ph.D. (Ecology) University of California, Davis, USA
1980 M.S. (Zoology) National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
1978 B.S. (Zoology) National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
Interest Animal Ecology, Animal Behavior, Cetaceans, Evolutionary Biology
Lab Rm. 635, Life Science Building
Tel 886-2-33662468
Fax 886-2-23639902
Research Interests
  1. Ecology & Conservation of Whales and dolphins
  2. Ecology of Stray dogs, Birds, Fairy Shrimps & Fig wasps
Lab Introduction: 

Throughout my post-graduate and academic career I have applied the approach of evolutionary ecology and biology to a wide variety of researches, including the studies of figs and fig wasps, bird community ecology, life history of fresh water fairy shrimps, behavior and population dynamics of stray dogs, as well as human attitude toward mammals. In addition, my lab has been actively involved since 1990 in both research and conservation actions for whales and dolphins (Cetaceans) in Taiwan.

My current projects include:

Cetaceans: stranding response, morphological & genetic phylogeography, comparative study of life-history strategies, interaction with fishery operation, impacts of whale watching.

Fairy shrimps: life history, population dynamics

Lab Website

 Chen, I-Hua, Lien-Siang Chou, Shih-Jen Chou, Jiann-Hsiung Wang, Jeffrey Stott, Myra Blanchard, I-Fan Jen, Wei-Cheng Yang. 2015. Selection of suitable reference genes for normalization of quantitative RT-PCR in peripheral blood samples of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Scientific Reports 11/2015; 5. DOI:10.1038/srep15425  (5.58 Impact Factor)
Lin, T.-H., L.-S. Chou 2015. Automatic classification of delphinids based on the representative frequencies of whistles. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 138 (2), 1003-1011.
 Lin, T.-H., H.-Y. Yu, C.-F. Chen, L.-S. Chou. 2015. Passive Acoustic Monitoring of the Temporal Variability of Odontocete Tonal Sounds from a Long-Term Marine Observatory. XXXX?
 Guan, S. T.-H. Lin, L.-S. Chou, J. Vignola, J. Judge, D. Turo. 2015. Dynamics of soundscape in a shallow water marine environment: A study of the habitat of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 137 (5), 2939-2949.
 Huang, W.-P., and L.-S. Chou. 2015. Temperature effect on development and reproduction of the androdioecious clam shrimp, Eulimnadia braueriana (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata). Journal of crustacean biology 35:330-338.
Liu, Jer-Yuh, Chun-Chieh Wang, and Lien-Siang Chou. 2015. ONTOGENIC CHANGE IN PHOTOTAXIS OF THE CLAM SHRIMP EULIMNADIA BRAUERIANA ISHIKAWA, 1895 (BRANCHIOPODA: SPINICAUDATA). Journal of Crustacean Biology, xx(X): 1-9.
 Wang, Xianyan, Fuxing Wu, Wei-Lun Chang, Wen Hou, Lien-Siang Chou, and Qian Zhu. 2015. Two separated populations of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) on opposite sides of the Taiwan Strait: Evidence from a larger-scale photo-identification comparison. MMSXX
 Bain, Anthony, Hsy-Yu Tzeng, Wen-Jer Wu, Lien-Siang Chou. 2015. Ficus (Moraceae) and fig wasps (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in Taiwan. Botanical Study. XXX
Chou, L.-S. and R. J. Richerson. 1992. Multiple models in social transmission of food selection by Norway rats. Animal Behavior. 44(2): 337-343. (SCI)
2. 林建村、周蓮香、林曜松。1992。溪頭森林遊樂區之蝴蝶相調查研究。台大實驗林研究報告第六卷第三期:49-66。
3. 林曜松、周蓮香。1992。溪頭森林遊樂區脊椎動物相調查。中華林學季刊第25卷第三期:15-35。
4. 周蓮香。1992。玉山國家公園新康區動物相調查。國家公園學報第三期:115-151。
5. 周蓮香。1993。陸域脊椎動物之研究方法及工具。生物科學 36(2):35-40。
6. Chou, L.-S., A. M. Bright, S. Y. Yeh and C. Lin. 1993. Two dolphin species, Dolphins Delphi’s and Lissodelphis borealis, from the North Pacific Ocean. Bull. Inst. Zool., Academia Sinica. 32(4): 273-277.  (SCI)
7. Chou, L.-S. & W. E. Howard. 1994. Aversive social transmission by Norwat rats, Rattus norvegicus. Acta Zoological Taiwanica. 5(2):69-78.
8. Chou, L.-S. J. F. Yeh and C. Huang. 1994. Long-term ecological research in Fushan forest-bird community. Academia Sinica Monograph Series. 14: 419-432.
9. Chou, L.-S. 1994. Maternal role in social transmission of diet preference by hooded rats, Rattus norvegicus. Acta Zoological Taiwanica . 5 (2): 61-68.
10. 周蓮香。1995。霧頭山自然保護區動物相調查報告。中華林學季刊第二十八卷第四期:3-20。
11. Wang, J. Y., L.-S. Chou, C. J. Yao, A. S. Neimanis and W. H Chou, 1995. Records of Cuvier's Beaked Whales (Ziphius cavirostris) from Taiwan, Republic of China. Asian Marine Biology.12 : 111-118.
12. Chou, L.-S. and H. M. Yeh. 1995. Pollination ecology of Ficus aurantiaca var. parvifolia. Acta Zoological Taiwanica . 6(1): 1-12.
13. Chou, L.-S., A. M. Bright and S. Y. Yeh. 1995. Stomach contents of dolphins from North Pacific Ocean. Academia Sinica. 34: 206-210.  (SCI)
14. Chou, L.-S., C. C. Chen and S. W. Loh. 1998. Diet analysis of the gray-cheeked Fulvetta (Alcippe morrisonia) at fushan Experimental forest in Taiwan. Acta Zoologica Taiwaniaca. 9(1): 59-66.
15. Lin, F. Y., R. P. Lin and L.-S. Chou. 1998. Structure of the thoracic retia mirabilia of three cetacean species (Mammalia: Cetacea). Acta Zoologica Taiwanica. 9(2): 111-118.
16. Wang J. P., S. T. Chen, C. H. Chien, C. J. Yao and L.-S. Chou, 1999. Protein gene product 9.5-immunoreactiv neurons in the retina of striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) and Fraser’s dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei). Acta Anat. Nippon 74: 441-446.
17. Chen, S. T., C. L. Shen, J. P. Wang C. A. and L.-S. Chou, 1999. A comparative study of neuropeptide Y immunoreactivity in the retina of dolphin and several other mammalian species. ZooL. S.tud. 38(4):416-422.  (SCI)
18. Wang, J. Y., L.-S. Chou, B. White 1999. Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of Sympatric Morphotypes of Bottlenose Dolphins. Molecular Ecology. 8(10): 1603-1612.  (SCI)
19. 陳昭杰,周蓮香。1999。福山試驗林森林鳥類之食性觀察。台灣林業科學 14(3): 175-87。
20. Wang, J. Y., L.-S. Chou, B. White 2000. Osteological Differences Between Two Sympatric Forms of Bottlenose Dolphins (genes Tursiops) in Chinese Waters. J. Zoology (London). 252: 147-162. (SCI)
21. Chou, L.-S., R. E. Marsh and P. J. Richerson 2000. Constraints on Social Transmission of Food Selection by Roof Rats, Rattus rattus. Acta Zoologica Taiwanica. 11(2): 95-109.
22. Wang, J. Y., L.-S. Chou and B. N. White. 2000. Differences in the external morphology of two sympatric species of bottlenose dolphins (genus: Tursiops) in the waters of China. J. Mammalogy. 81(4): 1157-1165. (SCI)
23. Sung, B.-M., L.-S. Chou and W.-J. Yo 2000. A discussion on the establishment of whale watching regulation in Taiwan: based on teh ecological impact of whale watching boats on cetaceans. J. Outdoor Recreation Study 13(4):51-68.
24. Chen, Y.-R., L.-S. Chou and W.-J. Wu 2001. Regulation of fig wasps entry and egress: the role of ostiole of Ficus microcarpa L.. Formosan Entomol. 21:171-182.
25. Chen, M.-H., C.-C. Shih, C. L. Chou and L.-S. Chou 2002. Mercury, organic-Mercury and selenium in small cetaceans in Taiwanese waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin 45:237-245. (SCI)
26. Kuo, T.-F., M.-H. Chang, and L.-S. Chou. 2002. The bronchial tree and lobular division of the Fraser's dolphin (Lagenodelphis hosei) lung. Taiwan Vet J. 28(3):161-167.
27. Kuo, T.-F., M.-H. Chang and L.-S. Chou 2002. The bronchial tree and lobular division of the dwarf sperm whale (Kogia simus) Lung. J. Agriculture Association of China. 3(3):254-263.
28. Wang, M.-C., W. A.. Walker, K.-T. Shao and L.-S. Chou 2003. Feeding habits f pantropical spotted dolphin, Stenella attenuata, off the Eastern coast of Taiwan. Zoological Studies 42(2):368-378.  (SCI)
29. Wang, M.-C., W. A.. Walker, K.-T. Shao and L.-S. Chou 2003. Comparative analysis of the diets of pygmy and dwarf sperm whales in Taiwan waters. Acta Zoologica Taiwanica 13(2):53-62.
Courses offered
B41 U1150 Evolutionary Biology
B01 45200 Animal Behavior
B01 34110 Ecology
B01 34120 Ecology Lab
B44 U1080 Marine Mammalogy and Lab
B44 U2290 Special Topics in Animal Behavior
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