I am a DPhil student focusing on the ecology of the mainland clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), but also interested in intraguild interactions of tropical/sub-tropical mammals.
My DPhil study aims to understand/evaluate the biological feasibility of bringing Mainland Clouded Leopards back to Taiwan. Therefore, I will cooperate with Panthera and a local NGO, Clouded Leopard Association of Taiwan (CLAT), to investigate the prey abundance across Taiwan with intensive camera traps. Meanwhile, I am exploring opportunities to work/visit Nepal or Bhutan to understand the dispersal behaviour of the species in mountainous landscapes for simulating corridors based on telemetric data.
Before this degree, I finished my master’s study at the University of Bristol and my first degree at National Taiwan University. My master’s study focused on identifying suitable habitats for Mainland clouded leopards in Taiwan through a multi-scale habitat selection model, supervised by Dr Andrew Hearn and assisted by Dr Żaneta Kaszta.
I joined WildCRU in 2022 and am supported by CLAT. Meanwhile, I am the core member and general secretary of CLAT.