Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

Dr. Chien-Hsiang Lin Assistant Research Fellow

Lab PI

Dr. Chien-Hsiang Lin

Assistant Research Fellow

PhD, Institute of Earth Science, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy, 2017

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Office: Greenhouse Builiding 246


Research Fields
  • Paleontology
  • Paleoecology
  • Conservation paleobiology
  • Marine ecology and conservation
  • Ichthyology and taxonomy
  • Otolith morphology

Research Directions

Conservation paleobiology: fish community in the youngest fossil record

Despite the growing awareness about human impact on marine ecosystems and marine fish communities, little is known about how specific fish taxa within a fish community responded to such impact. Using fish otoliths in the youngest sediments, we explore how fossils can be useful in helping marine conservation.

Deep time marine fossils

Using marine fossils from various localities, we aim to answer what are the possible drivers shaping the diversity of fish through geological time?

Current research topics:

  • Neogene fishes of western Pacific (Japan, Taiwan, Borneo, etc.): diversity, population structure, and faunal analysis
  • Global Sciaenidae Conservation Network
  • Reef fish community in Caribbean reefs over the last 7000 years
  • The hidden diversity of otoliths in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Eocene otoliths of the US Gulf coast


Latest published paper

期刊論文 ( 2015 - 2020 )

  1. Heard, Joseph, Tung, Wei-Chen, Pei, Yu-De, Lin, Tzu-Hao, Lin, Chien-Hsiang, Akamatsu, Tomonari, Wen, Colin K.-C.*, 2020, “Coastal development threatens Datan area supporting greatest fish diversity at Taoyuan Algal Reef, northwestern Taiwan”, AQUATIC CONSERVATION-MARINE AND FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS, 10.3389/fmars.2020.582571. (SCIE) (IF: 2.988; SCIE ranking: 13.2%,31%,16.7%) Link
  2. Lin, Chien-Hsiang, Lin, Jing-Siang, Chen, Kuo-Shu, Chen, Meng-Hsien, Chen, Chiee-Young, Chang, Chih-Wei*, 2020, “Feeding habits of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the western Indian Ocean reveal a size-related shift in its fine-scale piscivorous diet.”, Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 582571. (SCIE) Link
  3. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, Chien, Chi-Wei, Lee, Shih-Wei, Chang, Chih-Wei*, 2019, “Fossil fishes of Taiwan: a review and prospection. Historical Biology”, HISTORICAL BIOLOGY, 10.1080/08912963. (SCIE) (IF: 1.249; SCIE ranking: 50%) Link
  4. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, De Gracia, B., Pierotti, M.E.R., Andrews, A.H., Griswold, K., O’Dea, A., 2019, “Reconstructing reef fish communities using fish otoliths in coral reef sediments”, PLOS ONE, 14(6): e0218413. (SCIE) (IF: 2.766; SCIE ranking: 23.4%) Link
  5. Lin, Chien-Hsiang, Wang, L.-C., Wang, C.-H., Chang, C.-W.*, 2018, “Common early Pleistocene fish otoliths from Niubu in Chia-Yi County, southwestern Taiwan”, Journal of the National Taiwan Museum, 71(3), 47–68. (Others) Link
  6. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, Chiang, Yun-Peng, Tuset, Víctor Manuel, Lombarte, Antoni, Girone, Angela, 2018, “Late Quaternary to Recent diversity of fish otoliths from the Red Sea, central Mediterranean, and NE Atlantic sea bottoms”, Geobios, 51(4) 335-358. (SCIE) (IF: 1.205; SCIE ranking: 53.6%) Link
  7. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, Nolf, D., Steurbaut, E., Girone, A., 2017, “Fish otoliths from the Lutetian of the Aquitaine Basin (SW France), a breakthrough in the knowledge of the European Eocene ichthyofauna”, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 15(11) 879-907. (SCIE) (IF: 2.326; SCIE ranking: 10.7%,63.3%) Link
  8. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, Taviani, M., Angeletti, L., Girone, A., Nolf, D., 2017, “Fish otoliths in superficial sediments of the Mediterranean Sea”, PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, 471 134-143. (SCIE) (IF: 2.375; SCIE ranking: 46.9%,37.4%,8.9%) Link
  9. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, Brzobohatý, R., Nolf, D., Girone, A., 2017, “Tortonian teleost otoliths from northern Italy: taxonomic synthesis and stratigraphic significance”, European Journal of Taxonomy, (322). (SCIE) (IF: 0.872; SCIE ranking: 58.7%) Link
  10. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, Girone, A., Nolf, D., 2016, “Fish otolith assemblages from Recent NE Atlantic sea bottoms: A comparative study of palaeoecology”, PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, 446 98-107. (SCIE) (IF: 2.375; SCIE ranking: 46.9%,37.4%,8.9%) Link
  11. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, Girone, A., Nolf, D., 2015, “Tortonian fish otoliths from turbiditic deposits in Northern Italy: Taxonomic and stratigraphic significance”, Geobios, 48(3), 249-261. (SCIE) (IF: 1.205; SCIE ranking: 53.6%) Link
專書、論文集 ( 2015 - 2020 )
  1. Lin, Chien-Hsiang*, 2017, Fish otolith assemblages in Recent sea bottoms and in ancient (Eocene and Miocene) fossiliferous deposits: a comparative study of taxonomy and paleoecology, 164 pages, Bari: Institute of Earth Science, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy. Link
他類論文 ( 2015 - 2020 )
  1. 林千翔*,2020,〈我能當分類學家嗎?會面臨什麼挑戰?〉,《科學月刊》,第608期,頁50-53。
  2. 林千翔*,2019,〈沉積物中的時空膠囊─魚類耳石〉,《科學月刊》,第591期,頁46-51。 Link