Title: Associate Professor
Education: PhD, Ecology and Evolution, University of Houston , USA
Interest: 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
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.
Aug 28, 2019: A postdoc position in the lab! Please check here https://sites.google.com/site/ckholab/home
2019 Gen-Chang Hsu, Jia-Ang Ou, and Chuan-Kai Ho. 2019. Biocontrol efficacy of arthropod generalist predators increases with crop stage in organic and conventional farms. Under review.
2019 Chi-Ming Liu, Shao-Kuan Yan, and Chuan-Kai Ho. 2019. Temperature and CO2 interact to affect performance of herbivores from different altitudes. Under review.
2019 Chung-Huey Wu, Jeremy D. Holloway, Jane K. Hill, Chris D. Thomas, I-Ching Chen*, and Chuan-Kai Ho*. 2019. Reduced body sizes in climate-impacted Borneo moth assemblages are primarily explained by range shifts. Nature Communications 10: 4612.External Link *Corresponding author.
2018 Zheng-Hong Lin, Chung-Huey Wu, and Chuan-Kai Ho. 2018. Warming neutralizes host-specific competitive advantages between a native and invasive herbivore. Scientific Reports 8: 11130.
2017 Ying-JieWang, Takefumi Nakazawa, and Chuan-Kai Ho. 2017. Warming impact on herbivore population compositionaffects 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2008 Chuan-Kai Ho and Steven C. Pennings. 2008. Consequences of omnivory for trophic interactions on a salt-marsh shrub. Ecology 89: 1714-1722.
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.
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.