About me

From the boat leaving Iriomote Island, Japan. Photo taken on June 20, 2016, by Saeko Matsuhashi.

I am vegetation ecologist, assistant professor and PI at Vegetation Ecology Lab at National Taiwan University, Taiwan. Some of the questions that fascinate me right now: What causes diversity patterns in plant communities along gradients like elevation, the frequency of cloud and intensity of wind? What is the relative importance of primary ecological processes like ecological drift, dispersal or selection, in maintaining species coexistence in real plant communities? How useful is the trait-based approach in vegetation ecology? Why do we feel that we should apply more and more complicated analyses to answer more and more trivial questions?

I was trained as vegetation ecologist in a temperate region of Central Europe, and now I pursue my research in the subtropical region of East Asia; this brings me an everyday fascination and inspiration!

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