Dom is a PhD Student at National Taiwan Normal University (TIGP program). His current work is on fish taxonomy and fisheries management through applications of molecular genetics and otolith as tools.
He will be working to understand the relationship between phylogeny, morphology and biodiversity in fish otoliths over millions of years using 2D & 3D shape and machine learning approaches.
Diana S. OSIPOVA
Diana obtained her Master's at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine. Being interested in evolutionary processes, she has been working with different molluscan taxa. Currently her interests focus on the hinge evolution and abnormalities in Bivalvia.
She is exploring the molluscan fauna of Szekou Formation in Taiwan. Her project is supported by the Academia Sinica.
Ying-Cheng is a Master's student at the Institute of Fisheries Science, National Taiwan University.
He is currently exploring the systematics of Ariidae fish (sea catfish) in Taiwan. Sea catfish is a group of exceptionally complicated fish, but he has found some differences in morphological and molecular characters among the species.
Tai-Yen is a Master's student at the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University.
He is exploring cjanges in the life history traits of the large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea) across millions of years by using biogeochemical techniques.
His project is funded by the MOST.
Chia-Tung CHEN 陳加桐
(Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University)
Topic: Sciaenid fossil otoliths & morphological change through time