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Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University

Core Faculty

Assistant Professor Hui-Yun Tseng
  • 發布單位:Department of Entomology

Research interests:

Behavioral ecology, Conservation biology, Evolutionary Biology, Systematics



Lab: Conservation & Evolutionary Biology Laboratory

Tel: +886233665525



Ph.D. in Life Science, Tunghai University               September 2011 – January 2017

M.S. in Life Science, National Chung Hsing University    September 2002 – June 2006

B.S. in Entomology, National Chung Hsing University     September 1998 – June 2002


Key publications:

  • Tseng, Hui-Yun, C.-P. Liao, J.-Y. Hsu, L.-Y. Wang, W.-S. Huang. 2018. Parental behavior drives large bite force in an insular skink population. Journal of Zoology.
  • Ye, H.-Y.*, Hui-Yun Tseng*, C.-P. Liao, C.-P. Lin, W.-S. Huang.2018. Rafting on floating fruit is effective for oceanic dispersal of flightless weevils. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221: jeb190488.
  • Huang, L.-C., W.-S. Huang, C.-P. Lin, O. M. Nuñeza, Hui-Yun Tseng*, H.-C. Tang*. 2018. Captive breeding of two insular populations of Pachyrhynchus sarcitis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Lanyu and Babuyan Islands. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 21: 1233-1238.
  • Tseng, Hui-Yun, W.-S. Huang, M.-L. Jeng, R. J. T. Villanueva, O. M. Nuñeza, C.-P. Lin. 2018. Complex inter-island colonization and peripatric founder speciation promote diversification of flightless Pachyrhynchus weevils in the Taiwan–Luzon volcanic belt. Journal of Biogeography 45(1):89-100.
  • Hsu, C.-F. *, Hui-Yun Tseng*, Y. Hsiao, C.-C. Ko. 2017. First record of the host plant and larvae of Pachyrhynchus sonani (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on Lanyu Island, Taiwan. Entomological Science 20:288-291.
  • Lin, W.-L., S.-M. Lin, J.-W. Lin, Y. Wang, Hui-Yun Tseng*. 2015. Breeding performance of Crested Goshawk Accipiter trivirgatus in urban and rural environments of Taiwan. Bird Study 62(2): 177-184. (IF = 0.888, Ornithology 10/24 = 47%)
  • Lin, W.-L., S.-M. Lin, Hui-Yun Tseng*. 2014. Colour morphs in the Collared Pygmy Owl Glaucidium brodiei are age-related, not a polymorphism. Ardea 102: 95–99. (IF = 0.646, Ornithology 12/24 = 54.5%)
  • Tseng, Hui-Yun, C.-P. Lin, J.-Y. Hsu, D. A. Pike, W.-S. Huang. 2014. The functional significance of aposematic signals: geographic variation in the responses of widespread lizard predators to colourful invertebrate prey. PLoS ONE 9(3): 91777.
  • Lin, W.-L., L. L. Severinghaus, Hui-Yun Tseng*, S.-M. Lin. 2013. Genetic differentiation between migratory and sedentary populations of the Northern Boobook (Ninox japonica), with the discovery of a novel cryptic sedentary lineage. Journal of Ornithology 154: 987-994.


Other publications:

  • Lee, C.-Y., S.-P. Yo, C. Rulon, J.-Y. Hsu, C.-P. Liao, Hui-Yun Tseng, W.-S. Huang. 2018. The role of different visual characters of weevils signaling aposematism to sympatric lizard predators. Journal of Zoology 306: 36-47.
  • Wang, Y.-H., Y.-W. Hsiao, K.-H. Lee, Hui-Yun Tseng, Y.-P. Lin, S. Komaki, S.-M. Lin. 2017. Acoustic differentiation and behavioral response reveals cryptic species within Buergeria treefrogs (Anura, Rhacophoridae) from Taiwan. PloS one 12: e0184005.
  • Chen, Y.-T., Hui-Yun Tseng, M.-L. Jeng, Y.-C. Su, W.-S. Huang, C.-P. Lin. 2017. Integrated species delimitation and conservation implications of an endangered weevil Pachyrhynchus sonani (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in Green and Orchid Islands of Taiwan. Systematic Entomology 42: 796-813.
  • Pike, D.A., R.W. Clark, A. Manica, Hui-Yun Tseng, J.-Y. Hsu, W.-S. Huang. 2016. Surf and turf: predation by egg-eating snakes has led to the evolution of parental care in a terrestrial lizard. Scientific Reports, 6, 22207.
  • Ananjeva, N. B., E. E. Golynsky, S.-M. Lin, N. L. Orlov, Hui-Yun Tseng. 2015. Modeling habitat suitability to predict the potential distribution of the Kelung Cat Snake Boiga kraepelini Steineger, 1902. Russian Journal of Herpetology 22(3):197-206.
  • Lin, W.-L., S.-M. Lin, Hui-Yun Tseng*. 2012. Breeding ecology of the Northern Boobook Ninox japonica totogo in central Taiwan. Forktail 28: 164-166. (IF = 0.250, Ornithology 21/22 = 95.5%)
  • Tseng, Hui-Yun, W.-S. Huang. 2012. Sphenomorphus incognitus (Brown Forest Skink). Parental care. Herpetological Review 43(1): 141.