Education: Ph.D. (Botany) University of Maryland, College Park, USA (1992)
We have focused on studying the interactions between plants and their environment. The objectives are to understand (1) the factors responsible for the distribution pattern of plants in Taiwan, and (2) the underlying acclimation and adaptation process that increase the fitness of individual phenotypes under different environment. In addition, we have applied stable isotope techniques to study functions, energy flow and nutrients cycling, of ecosystems.
Following subjects have been studied in the past five years.
|EEB5061||穩定同位素生態學專題討論||Seminar in Stable Isotope Ecology|
|EEB5064||植物功能解剖學專題討論||Seminar of Plant Functional Anatomy|
|EEB5069||植物生理生態學||Plant Physiological Ecology|
|EEB5022||植物生態學專論||Special Topics in Plant Ecology|
|LS1005||普通生物學甲下||General Biology (a)|
|LS1013||普通生物學實驗甲下||General Biology Lab (a)|
|LS1007||普通生物學乙上||General Biology (b)|
|LS1015||普通生物學實驗乙上||General Biology Lab (b)|
|LS1008||普通生物學乙下||General Biology (b)|
|LS1016||普通生物學實驗乙下||General Biology Lab (b)|
|LS1017||普通生物學實驗丙||General Biology Lab (c)|
Huang,C.-T, K-T Hish, C-N Wang, C-T Liu, W-Y Kao 2018. Phylogenetic analyses of Bradyrhizobium symbionts associated with invasive Crotalaria zanzibarica and its coexisting legumes in Taiwan. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 41:619-628.
C-C Tsai , L-F Hung, J-D Chung, S-J Chen, C-T Chien, W-Y Kao, L-L Kuo-Huang 2018. Radial growth of Cinnamomum kanehirae Hayata displays a larger temperature sensitivity in dominant than codominant trees. Annals of Forest Science 75:52
Huang, C-T, C-T Liu and W-Y Kao 2018. Rhizobia symbiosis of seven leguminous species growing along Xindian riverbank of Northern Taiwan. Taiwania 63:7-15.
Evacitas, F. C., W.-Y. Kao, G. A. J. Worthy, L. S. Chou. 2017. Annual variability in dentin d15N and d13C reveal sex differences in weaning age and feeding habits in Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus). Marine Mammal Science. DOI: 10.1111/mms.12396.
Tsai, M-Y, S-H. Chen and W.-Y. Kao 2017. Floral morphs and seed production from hand-pollination in a population of Oxalis corymbosa in Taiwan. Flora http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2016.11.011
Huang, Y-L and W-Y Kao 2016. Comparisons of growth, biomass allocation, and morphology of an invasive and non-invasive varieties of Bidens pilosa in Taiwan. Taiwania 61: 288-294.
Huang, C-T, C-T Liu, S-J Chen, and W-Y Kao 2016. Phylogenetic identification, phenotypic variations and symbiotic characteristics of the peculiar rhizobium, strain CzR2, isolated from Crotalaria zanzibarica in Taiwan. Microbes and Environment 31: 410-417.
Ho, C.-Y, M.-Y.Tsai, Y.-L. Huang, and W.-Y. Kao. 2016. Ecophysiological factors contributing to the invasion of Panicum maximum into native Miscanthus sinensis grassland in Taiwan. Weed Research 56: 69-77.
Huang, Y. L. and W.-Y. Kao. 2015. Chromosomal number of populations of three varieties of Bidens pilosa in Taiwan. Botanical Studies. DOI 10.1186/s40529-015-0107-5
Tsai, M.-Y., S-H. Chen, and W.-Y. Kao. 2015. Microsporangium development in two species of Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) with different male fertility. Flora 213: 85-92.
T.-N. Yang, T.-Q. Lee, M.-Y. Lee, C.-A. Huh, P. A. Meyers, L. Lowemark, L.-C. Wang, W.-Y. Kao, K.-Y. Wei, R.-F. Chen, H.-F. Chen, S.-H. Chen, J.-T. Wu, L.-J. Shiau, Y.-G. Chen and Y.-C. Hsieh. 2014. Paleohydrological changes in northeastern Taiwan over the past 2 ky inferred from biological proxies in the sediment record of a floodplain lake. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 410: 401-411.
Hsu, H.-M. and W.-Y. Kao. 2014. Vegetative and reproductive growth of an invasive weed Bidens pilosa L. var. radiata and its noninvasive congener Bidens bipinnata in Taiwan. Taiwania 59: 119-126.
Huang, Y. L. and W.-Y. Kao. 2014. Different breeding systems of three varieties of Bidens pilosa in Taiwan. Weed Research 54: 162-168.
Huang, Y. L. S.-J. Chen and W.-Y. Kao. 2012. Floral biology of Bidens pilosa var. radiata, an invasive plant in Taiwan. Botanical Studies 53: 527-533.
Chang, H.Y., S-H. Wu, K.-T. Shao, W.-Y. Kao, C.-J. Maa, R.-Q. Jan, L-L. Liu, C.-S. Tzeng, J-S. Hwang, H.-L. Hsieh, S.-J. Kao, Y.-K Chen and H.-J. Lin. 2012. Longitudinal variation in food sources and their use by aquatic fauna along a subtropical river in Taiwan. Freshwater Biology 57: 1839-1853.
Wu, T.-C. and W.-Y. Kao. 2011. Ecophysiological traits of leaves of three Marsilea species distributed in different geographical regions. Taiwania 56:279-286.
W.Y. Kao. 2011. Na, K and Ca contents in roots and leaves of three Glycine species differing in response to NaCl treatments. Taiwania 56: 17-22.
W.Y. Kao and B. L. Lin. 2010. Phototropic leaf movements and photosynthetic performance in an amphibious fern, Marsilea quadrifolia. Journal of Plant Research 123:645-653.
W.Y. Kao. 2010. d13C and N contents of two aquatic plants, Spaganium fallax and Schenoplectus mucronatus, in a subtropic mountainous lake. Taiwania 55:54-59.