BRCAS

Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

Dr. Chih-Ming Hung Assistant Research Fellow

Lab PI

Dr. Chih-Ming Hung

Assistant Research Fellow

PhD–University of Minnesota, USA, 2012

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Office: Interdisciplinary Research Building for Science and Technology C210

Tel:+886-2-2787-2297

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

Publications ( 2015-2018 )
  1. Mays, H.L.*, 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. (SCI) (IF: 8.851; SCI ranking: 6.6%,10%)
  2. Dong Feng†, Hung Chih-Ming†, Li Xin-Lei, Gao Jian-Yun, Zhang Qiang, Wu Fei, Lei Fu-Min, Li Shou-Hsien, Yang Xiao-Jun [†equal contributors], 2017, “Ice age unfrozen: severe effect of the last interglacial, not glacial, climate change on East Asian avifauna”, BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17(1), 244. (SCI) (IF: 3.221; SCI ranking: 35.4%,38.9%)
  3. Hung Chih-Ming, Drovetski Sergei V., Zink Robert M., 2017, “The roles of ecology, behavior and effective population size in the evolution of a community”, MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 26, 3775-3784. (SCI) (IF: 6.086; SCI ranking: 13.4%,12.5%,5.9%)
  4. Hung, C.-M., A.-Y. Yu, Y.-T. Lai and P.-J. L. Shaner, 2016, “Developing informative microsatellite makers for non-model species using reference mapping against a model species’ genome”, Scientific Reports, 6, 23087. (SCI) (IF: 4.259; SCI ranking: 15.6%)
  5. Hung, C.-M., S. V. Drovetski and R. M. Zink, 2016, “Matching loci surveyed to questions asked in phylogeography”, PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 283(1826), 20152340. (SCI) (IF: 4.94; SCI ranking: 10.6%,16.7%,11.1%)

Lab members

 

博士後研究及助理
研究生及其他人員
辦公室位置
電  話

楊尚芳   陳玉奇    黃純政

張伊鈞   Hung Ngyuen  

方怡婷   Kriti Bhagat

陳乙潁

跨領域C210

2787-2296