Nanjing Forestry University, and IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group
I am a professor at Nanjing Forestry University, and my principal research interest is behavioural ecology and wildlife conservation. My scientific education started in western Europe and I obtained a PhD from Korea, before doing a post-doc at Ewha W. University in Seoul and then moving to China to start my lab. You can find my scientific profile here.
My original focus is on understanding the reasons behind the amphibian decline, the links with their behavioural ecology, and how plan conservation plans through research. I am now however shifting towards the breeding behaviour and conservation of species in East Asia. My primary experience was with treefrogs in Korea, but I now wish to address broader questions aimed at the conservation of multi-species populations over large landscapes, including multiple types of approaches and analytical tools.
My past research experience, education and other academic activities such as conference attended an grant accessed can be found here. I routinely use citizen science for my research, and I was able to determine the range of several species and the impact of climate change on their range based on data collected through citizen science platforms such as iNaturalist. My experience with invasive species is generally linked to amphibians as well, and especially American bullfrogs and the diseases they carry; but also to the impact of invasive slugs feeding on amphibian eggs when parents guarding the eggs don't recognise the invasive slugs as threats.
In addition I am also a secretariat member of the IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group, the communication officer for the International Herpetological Committee, and a board member and chapter liaison for the Society for Conservation Biology, Asia section.