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Dr. Jian-Nan Liu

 

Assistant Professor

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

National Chiayi University

No. 300, Syuefu Rd., Chiayi City 60004, Taiwan

Phone: +886+5-2717485

Fax: +886+5-2717467

Email: jnliu@mail.ncyu.edu.tw


 

 

EDUCATION                                                       

Sep. 2005–May 2011      Ph.D. Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.  Dissertation: Use of torpor and thermal biology in the Formosan leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros terasensis.

Adviser: Dr. William H. Karasov

Sep. 1994-Jun. 1996       M.S. Department of Biology, National Cheng Kung University.  Thesis: Cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss in Taiwanese arboreal frogs.

Adviser: Dr. Ping-Chun Lucy Hou

Sep. 1990-Jun. 1994       B.S. Department of Biology, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT                                                   

Aug. 2013-Present          Assistant Professor Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, National Chiayi University.

Jul. 2012- Jul. 2013         Postdoctoral fellow. Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.  Project: Cooperation and conflict in communal breeding burying beetles (Nicrophorus nepalensis).

                                        Adviser: Dr. Sheng-Feng Shen

May 2011-Jun. 2012     Postdoctoral fellow. Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.  Project: The effect of wind turbines on birds and bats in a wind energy project in Wisconsin.

Adviser: Dr. David Drake

Jan. 2001-Jul. 2008         Assistant research fellow. Endemic Species Research Institute , Taiwan.

Jul. 1998-Dec. 2000        Senior technician. Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management and Conservation, Natural Resources Management

 

 

PUBLICATIONS                                                       

Peer reviewed papers

Sun, S.-J, D. R. Rubenstein, B.-F Chen, S.-F Chan, J.-N Liu, M. Liu, W. Hwang,  P.-S Yang, and S.-F Shen. 2014. Climate-mediated cooperation promotes niche expansion in burying beetles. eLife. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.02440.

Chiang, P.-J, K J.-C Pei, M. R. Vaughan, C.-F Lee, M.-T Chen, J.-N Liu, C.-Y Lin, L. -K Lin, and Y.-C Lai. 2013. Reintroduction of clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) in Taiwan? A nation-wide assessment of its population status, prey and habitat. Oryx. (In press)

Liu, J.-N.*, and P.-C. Lucy Hou. 2013. Cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss in Taiwanese arboreal rhacophorid frogs. Zool. Stud. 51:988-995

Liu, J.-N.*, and W. H. Karasov. 2012. Metabolism during winter in a subtropical hibernating bat, the Formosan leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros terasensis. J. Mammal. 93:220-228.

Liu, J.-N.*, and W. H. Karasov. 2011. Hibernation in warm hibernacula by the Formosan leaf-nosed bats, Hipposideros terasensis, in subtropical Taiwan. J. Comp. Physiol. B 181:125-135.

 

Symposium Presentations and Posters

Drake, D., J.-N. Liu, C. S. Jennelle, S. M. Grodsky, S. Schumacher, and M. Sponsler. 2012. Regional analysis of wind turbine-caused bat fatality. Wind Wildlife Research Meeting. Broomfield, Colorado, U.S.A. 28-30 Nov. 2012.

Liu, J.-N.*, and W. H. Karasov. 2012. Energetics and use of torpor during summer in a subtropical bat, the Formosan leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros terasensis. Oral presentation at The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2012. Charleston, S. Carolina, U.S.A. 3-7 January 2012.

Liu, J.-N.*, and W. H. Karasov. 2011. Energetics, thermoregulation, and energy expenditure in winter in the subtropical Formosan leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros terasensis. Oral presentation at The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting 2011. Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. 2-7 January 2011. 

Liu, J.-N.*, and W. H. Karasov. 2009. Hibernation in warm hibernacula by the Formosan leaf-nosed bats in subtropical Taiwan. Poster at The Wildlife Society 16th Annual Conference. Monterey, California, U.S.A. 20-24 September 2009.

Liu, J.-N.*, F.-T Chan, and W. Karasov. 2008. Use of torpor by the Formosan leaf-nosed bat, Hipposideros terasensis, in winter. Oral presentation at Symposium on Animal Behavior and Ecology. Keelong, Taiwan. 28-29 January 2008. Abstract in Chinese Bioscience 50:32.

Liu, J.-N.* 2004. Long-term monitoring of mammal populations at the 21 September 1999 earthquake area of Mt. Chiu-chiu. Oral presentation at Symposium on Monitoring Biodiversity and Habitat Restoration at the 21 September Big Earthquake Area of Mt. Chiuchiu. Nantou, Taiwan. 30 November 2004.

Cheng H.-C., L.-W. Changchien, and J.-N. Liu. 2002. Distribution and population ecology of mountain bats in Taiwan. Symposium on Conservation of Biodiversity. Nantou, Taiwan. 16-17 July 2002.

Hou, P.-C. L., J.-N. Liu, and C. F. Wu. 1996. Metabolic variation and blood oxygen capacity in altitudinal populations of the Taiwanese toad, Bufo benkorensis. Abstract in Am. Zool. 36:39A.

Liu, J.-N.* and P-C. L. Hou. 1996. Cutaneous resistance to evaporative water loss of rhacophorid frogs in Taiwan. The 29th Annual Meeting of the Biological Society of China, 25 February 1996. Taipei. Abstract in Chinese Bioscience 39:7.

 

 

Books and pamphlets

Liu, J.-N. and M.-S. Chuang. 2008. The Frogs of Tung Yen Shan Forest Recreation Area. Forestry Bureau Shinchu District Office. Shinchu. Taiwan. (in Chinese).

Lien, Y.-Y., H.-Y. Lee, and J.-N. Liu. 1999. Introduction to Forest Insects. Forestry Bureau. Taipei. Taiwan. (in Chinese).

 

Technical Reports

Liu, J.-N., J.-S. Liu, and J.-S. Chang. 2003. Present status and conservation of median-large mammals in low elevations of Taiwan. Nature Conservation Quarterly 43:61-66. (in Chinese).

Liu, J.-N. and C.-Y. Lin. 2002. Current status of mammals in Yuli Wildlife Refugee. Nature Conservation Quarterly 39:57-63. (in Chinese).

 

 

GRANTS                                                      

2014                         Research Grants. Effect of Ferret Badger rabies on badger population and biodiversity. Forestry Bureau, COA. US$50,000.

2014                         Research Grants. Ecology and conservation of Leopard cat in Nantou County. Forestry bureau Nantou District Office. US$30,000.

2012                         Travel scholarship. The Henry L. Russell Memorial Fund. UW-Madison. US$400.

2011                        Vilas Conference Presentation Funds. The Graduate Student Collaborative, UW-Madison. US$600.

2010                         Travel scholarship. The Henry L. Russell Memorial Fund. UW-Madison. US$250.

2008                         Vilas Travel Grant. The Graduate Student Collaborative, UW-Madison. US$600.

2005-2008               Government Grant for studying abroad. Ministry of Education, Taiwan. (covers tuition and living expenses).

2004                         Research Grant. Survey of amphibians at Tung Yen Shan Forest Recreation Area. Forestry Bureau Shinchu District Office, Taiwan. US$9,000.

 

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE                                      

2013-present            Assistant professor. Effect of Ferret Badger rabies on badger population and biodiversity. Forestry Bureau, COA.

2013-present            Assistant professor. Ecology and conservation of Leopard cat in Nantou County. Forestry bureau Nantou District Office.

2012-2013                Postdoctoral fellow. Cooperation and conflict in communal breeding burying beetles (Nicrophorus nepalensis). Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

2011-2012              Postdoctoral fellow. The effect of wind turbines on birds and bats in a wind energy project in Wisconsin. UW-Madison, U.S.A.

2007-2008               Research associate. The effect of human disturbance on behavior and physiology of Formosan leaf-nosed bat Hipposideros terasensis. Endemic Species Research Institute, Taiwan.

2004                   Research associate. Survey of amphibians at Tung Yen Shan Forest Recreation Area. Forestry Bureau Shinchu District Office, Taiwan.

2002-2004                Research associate. Distribution and genetic variation of felines in Taiwan. Endemic Species Research Institute, Taiwan.

2001-2004               Research associate. Mammalian diversity in the 21 September 1999 earthquake area of Mt. Chiuchiu. Endemic Species Research Institute, Taiwan.

1994-1995                Research assistant. Altitudinal adaptation of the Taiwanese toad, Bufo bankorensis. Department of Biology, National Cheng Kung University. Taiwan.

 

 

COURSE TAUGHT                                             

Introduction to Wildlife Zoology

Management of National Parks

Environmental Education and Interpretation

Wildlife Management

Advanced Topics in Conservation Biology

Plant-Animal Interactions

Environment and biodiversity

 

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS                                          

18 Oct. 2012            Torpor and hibernation ecology in subtropical bats. National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. (In English)

13 Oct. 2009            Use of torpor in a subtropical bat. Undergraduate Zoological Society, UW-Madison. U.S.A. (In English)

2 Nov. 2004             Mammals of Taiwan. Yunlin County Veterinary Association, Taiwan.

23 Mar. 2004            Conservation of mammals in Taiwan. Yushan National Park, Taiwan.

25 Aug. 2003           Methodology for mammal survey. Endemic Species Research Institute, Taiwan.

5 Nov. 2000             The amphibians of Taiwan. Forestry Bureau Shinchu District Office, Taiwan.

15 Aug. 2000           Conservation of amphibians. Taiwan Forestry Bureau, Taiwan.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE                                                        

2014                         Journal Reviewer for: Zoological Studies

2013, 2014               Journal Reviewer for: Taiwan Journal of Biodiversity

2012                         Journal Reviewer for: Canadian Journal of Zoology

2003-2004               Editor. Nature Conservation Quarterly. Endemic Species Research Institute, Taiwan. (in Chinese).

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS                                                    

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

The Bat Conservation International

The Wildlife Society

Bat Association in Taiwan

 



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