Macau or Taiwan
Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University
Hello! I am a young entomologist originally from Macao SAR, China. I am currently completing my Master degree of Entomology in NTU from Taipei, Taiwan. However, as a nature lover, I want to contribute to a better understanding of the biodiversity of my own country. For this reason, over the past three years I have used my vacations to collect and study the ant fauna of Macau. The species there are surprisingly diverse despite living in one of the most densely populated region of the world. While my first efforts have been rewarded through the publication of the first species checklist of ants from Macau and the description of a new species for Science; much work remain to be done to fully grasp the richness of Macanese ants, describe potentially new species and understand their ecological roles as well as the threat posed by some exotic species introduced to Macau.
For my future work, I would thus like to continue studying ants in order to understand the impacts of urbanization and seek solutions to maximize the potential of cities to retain high diversity.
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