UPCOMING TALKS AT IONTU
2017/12/15, 15H30, Lecture Hall Dr. Pierre-Alexandre Château 'A short introduction to predator-prey theory' Predator-prey theory is central to ecosystem modeling. In this talk, we will review the evolution of predator-prey theory, from its origins in the Malthus-Verhulst logistic equation (1838), through the Lotka-Volterra equations (1925) and their logistic modifications (Leslie, 1948), the development of predator functional responses (Holling, 1959) and the inclusion of ratio-dependent functional responses (Arditi and Ginzburg, 1989).
A cinema night at IONTU!
An exciting Netflix Original movie is on air soon in IONTU! Chasing Coral | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix
A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to document and reveal how the oceans are changing.
The movie will be followed by a discussion, and two coral scientists Prof. Chang Feng, Dai (戴昌鳳) and Dr. Vianney DENIS (單偉彌) will be there to answer your questions!
Screening Date: Dec 27, 2017
Screening Time: pm 5:00-7:00
Screening Location: auditorium in IONTU (Room 230)
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New manuscript published in Scientific Reports !
A functional approach to the structural complexity of coral assemblages based on colony morphological features
This study shows an overall functional erosion of the coral assemblage after disturbance and suggest that the role of the coral reef habitat could be strongly imperiled under repeated or synergistic disturbances. This approach offers an opportunity for a better understanding of coral responses to natural and anthropogenic disturbances.
New manuscript published in PLoS ONE !
Geographical variations in bacterial communities associated with soft coral Scleronephthya gracillum
Bacterial communities associated with the soft coral S. gracillimum differed among study sites in Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. These biogeographic differences in bacterial composition mat have been due contrasted environmental conditions among study locations, or because of host responses to prevailing environmental conditions. Overall, this study provides a baseline for future studies of soft coral microbiomes, and functional assessment host metabolites and soft coral holobionts.
New manuscript published in Peer J !
Shifting communities after typhoon damage on an upper mesophotic reef in Okinawa, Japan
This study investigates the long-term community dynamics of damage from Typhoon 17 (Jelawat) in 2012 on the coral community of the upper mesophotic Ryugu Reef in Okinawa, Japan.
New manuscript published in Marine Biodiversity !
A new association between goblet worms (Entoprocta) and xeniids corals (Cnidaria)
In addition of reporting the first member of the phylum Entoprocta in Taiwan, this new discovery increases the known diversity of the associated fauna of octocorals