Field trip in the Philippines
We are collecting fossils and fresh fish samples in amazing Filipino sites.
Apply now for our summer intern
At least three summer internships are open in our lab. Contact us for more information.
@ Prague for more fish fossils
Visiting the Institute of Geology, Czech Academy of Sciences for our joint project.
New paper on CPB
Our paper, led by Erin, defines conservation paleobiology for the first time in 20 years.
Presenting our latest findings at the 6th International Palaeontological Congress in Thailand
New PhD student
Our first TIGP student, Dom, joins our team this month. He will be exploring lots of otoliths and their morphology!
Back to the field & new fellow
Fossil locality at the southern tip of Taiwan is our next target, and we welcome our new fellow Diana.
The first skeletal fossil record described by our team was a fantastic experience working on it.
Our new monograph is finally out! This time based on >25000 otoliths, plenty of new stuff
Fish otoliths as a tool to reveal the coastal fish diversity in prehistoric Taiwan.
New coral record
Finally, it has a name. Dendrophyllia coral found from a late Miocene stratum in northern Taiwan, amazing discovery!!
Our small fossil shark teeth project is now funded by the Palaeontological Assocaition, UK. What a start for 2022!
New 3D scanner for small fossils
Our latest toy has arrived!
Opening a course @ NTU GEO
Want to know what our lab is doing? Then take my course "Fish diversity across time and space" this semester!
We are pleased to have Siao-Man onboard. She worked on avian evolution, but will help us analyze fish fossils.
Tons of fossils in the collection
We received many fossils from Prof. Tao (NTU), and now they are deposited at the BRC fossil collection
We reconstructed the age-population structure of P. huaihoensis through the morphology of their teeth. Cool!!
Our new paper discussed the influence of ancient Kuroshio Current on Japanese fish fauna
Fossil fish from Szekou Formation
A new sparid from Taiwan? Stay tune for more results
Our formal otolith cabinet has arrived
Welcome to examine, deposit and exchange otoliths with us
Our new paper reveals not just what tunas eat but they eat differently through life
Working on ODP otoliths
We are launching a side project with Prof. Li Lo at the Dept. of Geosciences, NTU
Many have been obtained and we look forward to the second internship next year
Summer workshops underway
We are holding numerous workshops: fish taxonomy, micro-photography, and more
Each fossil has a story
The online Taiwan News has a full-page article on what our lab is currently doing
New! Lab & lab members are here!
Stay tuned for the upcoming new lab page
NEW lab under construction!
Title: From tiny fossils to big questions: a multidisciplinary approach in traditional paleontology @LS114, Tunghai University
Just came back from a sampling trip with lots of recent fish, otoliths, and fossils. Stay tuned for further details on this material!
What do otters eat in Kinmen?
From the otoliths in their spraints, Eurasian otters mostly consume tilapia, an invasive fish on the island. (my co-supervised master's thesis was just out by Yi-shiuan Tai)
Sampling fish at midnight
At this fish market in Keelung, you got something special; the only bad thing is that they start at 2 am
Fish fossils of Taiwan:
Our new paper on "Where to find and why we should care about fish fossils in Taiwan" is now published online in Historical Biology
Title: The fossil otoliths: the known, the unknown, and why should we care @National Taiwan Ocean University, Room FSH107
Eocene otoliths of Gulf coastal plain revisited
Back to Bari, Italy for about 2 weeks for finalizing the project: Eocene otoliths from the US Gulf coast
Busy collecting so many samples for the project: Neogene otolith-based fish fauna from the western Pacific.
Sampling in Japan
Had a nice sampling trip in Japan in the end of last month, which I hope will be a fantastic beginning of understanding the Neogene otolith-based fish fauna from the western Pacific.
Otoliths from the reefs
Our paper entitled "Reconstructing reef fish communities using fish otoliths in coral reef sediments" is now available in PLOS ONE
A general introduction to FISH OTOLITH at the Tainan City Zuojhen Fossil Park, Tainan, Taiwan.
It's my honor to be invited to talk about: Fish Otoliths in Time and Space: Exploring the Diversity of Fish Through Their Fossil Records at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
I am very happy to announce that the research project entitled "Significances of changes in the fish community composition in NW Pacific over the last 2 Ma" is now funded by MOST, Taiwan
Opening 2 courses
Comparative anatomy (with Dr. Chun-Hsiang Chang)
Advanced ecology (with Dr. Shan-Hua Yang & Dr. Chung-Te Chang)
First description of fossil otoliths from Taiwan is out
Lin, C.-H., et al. 2018. Common early Pleistocene fish otoliths from Niubu in Chia-Yi County, southwestern Taiwan. Journal of the National Taiwan Museum 71(3): 47–68
New project: The hidden diversity of fish otolith in Traditional Chinese Medicine
What are they & Why should we care?