Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

Dr. Chih-Ming Hung Associate Research Fellow

Lab PI

Dr. Chih-Ming Hung

Associate Research Fellow

PhD–University of Minnesota, USA, 2012

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Office: Interdisciplinary Research Building for Science and Technology C210


Research Field
  • Evolution
  • Genomics
  • Phylogeography
  • Ornithology
  • Conservation Genetics

Research Directions

  • 1.Ecological genomics
    Genomic data provide unprecedented power to understand the molecular mechanism of phenotypic evolution such as local adaptation and behavioral specialization.  My lab investigates the genomic basis of ecological adaptation of widespread avian species to examine the driving forces for ecological speciation.  We also work to establish the association between genetic variations and morphological and behavioral characters in birds that can improve our understanding of avian adaptive radiation and convergent evolution.
  • 2.Phylogeography
    Phylogeography involves discovering patterns of population structure and investigating the underlying evolutionary processes leading to those structures.  My lab focuses on phylogeography of birds in the Palearctic and East Asia, and addresses several relevant issues -- the comparison between gene history and species history, the extent of ecological niche differentiation during lineage divergence, the roles of biological traits in community assembly.  These studies can provide a big picture of biogeographic history of avian fauna across the Eurasia.  We also use genomic data to explore the population history of avian species including extinct species, to examine the causes of their population dynamics or extinction.  The results can provide valuable information for conservation.

Latest published paper

期刊論文 ( 2016 - 2021 )

  1. Chen, Yu-Chi, Kuo, Hao-Chih, Lo, Wen-Sui & Hung, Chih-Ming*, 2020, “Avian phenotypic convergence is subject to low genetic constraints based on genomic evidence”, BMC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 20, 147. (SCIE) (IF: 3.058; SCIE ranking: 39.2%,45.5%) Link
  2. Chen, C.-Y., Chen, C.-K., Chen, Y.-Y., Fang, A., Shaw, G.T.-W., Hung, C.-M.* & Wang, D.*, 2020, “Maternal gut microbes shape the early-life assembly of gut microbiota in passerine chicks via nests”, MICROBIOME, 8, 129. (SCIE) (IF: 11.607; SCIE ranking: 5.9%) Link
  3. Feng Dong, Chih-Ming Hung*, Xiao-Jun Yang*, 2020, “Secondary contact after allopatric divergence explains avian speciation and T high species diversity in the Himalayan-Hengduan Mountains”, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 143, 106671. (SCIE) (IF: 3.496; SCIE ranking: 33.3%,41.4%,34.3%) Link
  4. Nguyen, H. N., Hung, C. M., Yang, M. Y., & Lin, S. M.*, 2020, “Sympatric competitors have driven the evolution of temporal activity patterns in Cnemaspis geckos in Southeast Asia”, SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10: 27. (SCIE) (IF: 3.998; SCIE ranking: 23.9%) Link
  5. Huang, C.-C., Chen, Y.-Y., Fang, Y.-T., Chen, Y.-C. and Hung, C.-M.*, 2019, “Generating brain matrices for zebra finch brain sectioning using three-dimensional printing technology”, JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE METHODS, 327, 108399. (SCIE) (IF: 2.214; SCIE ranking: 75%,58.4%) Link
  6. Yang, S.-F., Lu, C.-W., Yao, C.-T. and Hung, C.-M.*, 2019, “To Trim or Not to Trim: Effects of Read Trimming on the De Novo Genome Assembly of a Widespread East Asian Passerine, the Rufous-Capped Babbler (Cyanoderma ruficeps Blyth)”, GENES, 10(10), 737. (SCIE) (IF: 3.759; SCIE ranking: 46.2%,84.8%) Link
  7. Hung N. Nguyen, Chia-Wei Lu, Jui-Hua Chu, Larry L. Grismer, Chih-Ming Hung* and Si-Min Lin*, 2019, “Historical demography of four gecko species specializing in boulder cave habitat – its implications in the evolutionary dead end hypothesis and conservation”, MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 28(4), 772-784. (SCIE) (IF: 5.163; SCIE ranking: 16.8%,11.2%,13.7%) Link
  8. Lai, Y.T., Yeung, C.K., Omland, K.E., Pang, E.L., Hao, Y., Liao, B.Y., Cao, H.F., Zhang B.W. Yeh, C.F., Hung, C.M., Hung H.Y., Yang, M.Y., Liang W., Hsu, Y.C. Yao, C.T., Dong, L., Lin, K. & Li, S.H.*, 2019, “Standing genetic variation as the predominant source for adaptation of a songbird.”, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 116(6), 2152-2157. (SCIE) (IF: 9.412; SCIE ranking: 11.3%) Link
  9. Yu-Chi Chen, Masoud Nazarizadeh, Fu-Min Lei, Xiao-Jun Yang, Cheng-Te Yao, Feng Dong, Lu Dong, Fa-Sheng Zou, Sergei V. Drovetski, Yang Liu, Chun-Cheng Huang & Chih-Ming Hung*, 2019, “The niches of nuthatches affect their lineage evolution differently across latitude”, MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 28(4), 803-817. (SCIE) (IF: 5.163; SCIE ranking: 16.8%,11.2%,13.7%) Link
  10. Jhih-Syuan Wang & Chih-Ming Hung*, 2019, “Barn Swallow Nest Predation by a Recent Urban Invader, the Taiwan Whistling Thrush – Implications for the Evolution of Urban Avian Communities”, ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES, 58, 1. (SCIE) (IF: 1.257; SCIE ranking: 46.2%) Link
  11. Chih-Ming Hung*, Robert M. Zink and Shou-Hsien Li, 2018, “Can genomic variation explain the extinction of the passenger pigeon?”, JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY, 49(8), UNSP e01858. (SCIE) (IF: 1.75; SCIE ranking: 21.4%) Link
  12. Yi-Ting Fang, Mao-Ning Tuanmu* & Chih-Ming Hung*, 2018, “Asynchronous evolution of interdependent nest characters across the avian phylogeny”, NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 9, 1863. (SCIE) (IF: 12.121; SCIE ranking: 8.5%) Link
  13. H.L. Mays*, C.-M. Hung, P.-J. Shaner,J. Denvir, M. Justice, S.-F. Yang, T.L. Roth, D.A. Oheler, J. Fan, S. Rekulapally and D.A. Primerano, 2018, “Genomic analysis of demographic history and ecological niche modeling in the endangered Sumatran Rhinoceros Dicerorhinus sumatrensis”, CURRENT BIOLOGY, 28, 70-76. (SCIE) (IF: 9.601; SCIE ranking: 8.1%,3.2%,12.3%) Link
  14. Feng Dong†, Chih-Ming Hung†, Xin-Lei li, Jian-Yun Gao, Qiang Zhang, Fei Wu, Fu-Min Lei, Shou-Hsien Li and Xiao-Jun Yang [†equal contribution], 2017, “Ice age unfrozen: severe effect of the last interglacial, not glacial, climate change on East Asian avifauna”, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17(1), 244. (SCIE) (IF: 3.058; SCIE ranking: 39.2%,45.5%) Link
  15. Chih-Ming Hung*, Sergei V. Drovetski and Robert M. Zink, 2017, “The roles of ecology, behavior and effective population size in the evolution of a community”, MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 26, 3775-3784. (SCIE) (IF: 5.163; SCIE ranking: 16.8%,11.2%,13.7%) Link
  16. Chih-Ming Hung, Ai-Yun Yu, Yu-Ting Lai & Pei-Jen L. Shaner*, 2016, “Developing informative microsatellite makers for non-model species using reference mapping against a model species’ genome”, Scientific Reports, 6, 23087. (SCIE) (IF: 3.998; SCIE ranking: 23.9%) Link
  17. Chih-Ming Hung*, Sergei V. Drovetski and Robert M. Zink, 2016, “Matching loci surveyed to questions asked in phylogeography”, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 283, 20152340. (SCIE) (IF: 4.638; SCIE ranking: 13.6%,17.6%,11.8%) Link