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!
New 3D scanner for small fossils
Our latest toy has arrived!
Tons of fossils in the collection
We received many fossils from Prof. Tao (NTU), and now they are deposited at the BRC fossil collection
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
Summer workshops underway
We are holding numerous workshops: fish taxonomy, micro-photography, and more
New! Lab & lab members are here!
Stay tuned for the upcoming new lab page
NEW lab under construction!
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
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.
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