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Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University

Adjunct and Joint Faculty

Adjunct Professor Ping-Shih Yang

Research interests: Aquatic Insect, Insect conservation, Ethnoentomology

Phone: +886-2-2362-7023




1976-1983  Ph.D. National Taiwan University
1972-1974  M.S. National Chung-Hsing University
1968-1972  B.S. National Chung-Hsing University



1987-present  Professor, NTU
2001-2004    Dean, College of Bio-Resources and Agriculture, NTU
1991-1994    Chairman, Dept. of Plant Pathology & Entomology, NTU
1983-1987    Associate Professor, NTU
1980-1983    Lecturer, NTU
1977-1980    Teaching Asistant, NTU



Ecology and Taxonomy of Aquatic Insects:

  • Taxonomy, Biotic Index, Functional Roles, Community Structure.

Ecology, Taxonomy and Conservation of Fireflies, Butterflies Utilization and Conservation of Insects:

  • Ethono-Entomology, Endangered Insects.
  1. Ecology of aquatic insects: the research on the resources and ecology of aquatic insects, biological indices of aquatic insects and the taxonomy of aquatic beetles.
  2. Insects conservation: the investigation on the rare and endangered insects and the role of insects in ecological system and their relationships with other animals.
  3. The resources and conservation of butterflies in Taiwan: the investigation of butterfly resources in Taiwan, the research on the conservation of the rare butterfly species and the protection of the habitats of specific butterflies.
  4. Ethnoentomology: The uses of insects and their roles in daily life.



The ecology of aquatic insects
Beneficial insects
Insects and life
Biological control of insect-pests Practical entomology