About me

In Czech, close to Vlčatín village, June 2022, selfie

I am a vegetation ecologist and currently work as an Associate Professor and PI in the Vegetation Ecology Lab at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. I also serve as a Secretary of the International Association for Vegetation Science, Associate Editor of the Journal of Vegetation Science, and receiving editor at vegsciblog.org, the official blog of IAVS journals.

Some of the questions that fascinate me right now: What causes diversity patterns in plant communities along gradients like elevation, cloud frequency and wind intensity? 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 a 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!

For more personal info, welcome to read the bio on my research blog.

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