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Shiang-Lin Huang, Ph.D.


Academic Record
  • Ph.D. (Ecology), National Taiwan University (2009)

  • M.Sc. (Zoology), National Taiwan University (1996)

  • B.Sc. (Zoology), National Taiwan University (1994)


Recent Projects
Research Interest
  • Ecology: life history strategies, ecological modeling, environmental remote sensing

  • Conservation biology: demographic analysis, population viability analysis, status and risk assessment, spatial-demographic modeling

  • Zoology: marine mammalogy, branchiopod (crustacean) life histories

2012 - ongoing: Spatio-demographic modeling for the coastal and freshwater cetaceans in Chinese waters.


2011 - ongoing: Systematic demographic analysis of coastal and freshwater cetaceans (grant NSC 101-2311-B-019-002)


2010 - 2011: Population structure and genetic diversity of the humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensis: implications in conservation. (grant NTU99R40044)


2008 - 2011: Population viability analysis of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensis.


2009 - 2010: Global studies on the genetic and morphological variation, and taxonomic status of Kogia spp. (grant NSC 098-2811-B-002-083).


2002: Comparative studies of cetacean life history strategies. Ph. D. dissertation. (grant NSC93-2311-B-002-035, NSC 94-2621-B-019-004, NSC 95-2621-B-019-004, NSC 97-2311-B-019-003)

Wu, H., Xu, Y., Peng, C., Liao, Y., Wang, X., Jefferson, T.A., Huang, H., Huang, S.-L. (2017).  Long-term habitat loss in a lightly-disturbed population of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensisAquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2778


Wang, X., Wu, F., Zhu, Q., Huang, S.-L. (2017).  Long-term changes in the distribution and core habitat use of a coastal delphinid in response to anthropogenic coastal alterations.  Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27: 643–652.


Haiping Wu, H., Jefferson, T.A., Peng, C., Liao, Y., Huang, H., Lin, M., Cheng, Z., Liu, M., Zhang, J., Li, S., Wang, D., Xu, Y., Huang, S.-L. (2017).  Distribution and habitat characteristics of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) in the northern Beibu Gulf, China.  Aquatic Mammals. DOI: 10.1578/


Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Chan, S.C.Y.  (2017).  Threshold of long-term survival of a coastal delphinid in anthropogenically degraded environment: Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins in Pearl River Delta.  Scientific Reports 7: 42900 | DOI: 10.1038/srep42900 


Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Wong, W.-H., Chang, W.-L., Chan, S.C.Y., Keith, M.  (2017).   Distribution of a coastal delphinid under the impact of long-term habitat loss: Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins off Taiwan's west coast.  Estuaries and Coasts 40: 594–603.  DOI: 10.1007/s12237-016-0146-5


Mei, Z., Mao, C., Li, Y., Huang, S.-L., Haung, J., Han, Y., Zhu, B., Li, C., Wang, K., Wang, D. (2017).  Habitat preference of the Yangtze finless porpoise in a minimally disturbed environment.  Ecological Modelling 353.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.12.020


Chang, W.-L., Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Gailey, G., Chou L.-S.  (2016).  Reproductive parameters of the Taiwanese humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis taiwanensis).  Regional Studies in Marine Science 8: 459–465.  DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2016.08.001


Huang, S.-L., Mei, Z., Hao, Y., Zheng, J., Wang, K., Wang, D. (2016). Saving the Yangtze finless porpoise: Time is rapidly running out. Biological Conservation DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.021


Li, S., Lin, M., Xu, X., Xing, L., Zhang, P., Gozlan, R.E., Huang S.-L., Wang, D. (2016).  First record of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) southwest of Hainan Island, China.  Biodiversity Records 9:3  DOI 10.1186/s41200-016-0005-x


Karczmarski, L., Huang, S.-L., Or, C.K.M., Gui, D., Chan, S.C.Y., Lin, W., Porter, L., Wong, W.-H., Zheng, R., Ho, Y.-W., Chui, S.Y.S., Tiongson, A.J.C., Mo, Y., Chang, W.-L., Kwok, J.H.W., Tang, R.W.K., Lee, A.T.L., Yiu, S.-W., Keith, M., Gailey, G., Wu, Y. (2015).   Humpback dolphins in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta:  Status, threats, and conservation challenges.  Advances in Marine Biology 73: 27–64.  DOI: 10.1016/bs.amb.2015.09.003


Jutapruet, S., Huang, S-L., Li, S., Lin, M., Kittiwattanawong, K., Pradit, S. (2015).  Population size and habitat characteristics of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) off Donsak, Surat Thani, Thailand.  Aquatic Mammals 41: 129–142.   


Huang, S.-L., Chang, W.-L., Karczmarski, L. (2014).   Population trends and vulnerability of humpback dolphins Sousa chinensis off the west coast of Taiwan.  Endangered Species Research 26: 147–159.


Mei, Z., Zhang, X., Huang, S.-L., Zhao, X., Hao, Y., Zhang, L., Qian, Z., Zheng, J., Wang, K., Wang, D. (2014).  The Yangtze finless porpoise: On an accelerating path to extinction? Biological Conservation 172: 117–123.


Huang, S.-L. and L. Karczmarski (2014).  Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins: A demographic perspective of a threatened species. In Primates and Cetaceans: Field Research and Conservation of Complex Mammalian Societies. (Eds. Juichi Yamagiwa & Leszek Karczmarski). Springer Science (Primatology Monographs 9), New York – Tokyo, pp 249–272.

Huang, S.-L. (2013).  Estimating cetacean maximal weight by maximal length: using the length-weight allometry. Journal of Fishery Society of Taiwan 39: 163-171.


Mei, Z.-G., Huang, S.-L., Hao, Y.-J., Turvey, S.T., Wang, D., Gong, W.-M. (2012).  Accelerating population decline of Yangtze finless porpoise. Biological Conservation 153: 192-200 (SCI)


Huang, S.-L., Hao, Y.-J., Mei, Z.-G., Turvey, S.T., Wang, D. (2012).  Common pattern of population decline for freshwater cetacean species in deteriorating habitats. Freshwater Biology 57: 1266-1276 (SCI)


Huang, S.-L., Karczmarski, L., Chen, J., Zhou, R., Lin, W., Zhang, H., Li, H., Wu, Y.-P. (2012).  Demography and population trend of the largest population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis). Biological Conservation 147: 234-242 (SCI)


Wang, C.-C., Huang, S.-L., Huang, W.-P., Chou, L.-S. (2012).  Spatial niche differentiation of sympatric branchiopoda in a highly unpredictable ephemeral pool. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32: 39-47 (SCI)


Wang, M.-C., Shao, K.-T., Huang, S.-L., Chou, L.-S. (2011).  Food partitioning among three sympatric odontocetes (Grampus griseus, Lagenodelphis hosei and Stenella attenuata). Marine Mammal Science DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2011.00501.x. (SCI)


Huang, S.-L., Wang, C.-C., Huang, W.-P., Chou L.-S. (2011).  The reproductive potential of fairy shrimp, Branchinella (Branchinellites) kugenumaensis, in an unpredictable ephemeral pool. Journal of Crustacean Biology 31: 254-259 (SCI)


Huang, S.-L., Wang, C.-C., Huang, W.-P., Chou L.-S. (2010).  Indeterminate growth of fairy shrimps, Branchinella kugenumaensis (Crustacea: branchiopoda), in an unpredictable ephemeral pool. Journal of Crustacean Biology 30: 366-372 (SCI)


Huang, S.-L., Chou, L.-S., Ni, I-H. (2010).  Implication of life history strategies for prenatal investment in cetaceans. Marine Mammal Science 27: 182-194 (SCI)


Huang, S.-L., Chou, L.-S., Ni, I-H. (2009).  Comparable length at weaning in cetaceans. Marine Mammal Science 25: 875-887 (SCI)


Huang, S.-L., Ni, I-H., Chou, L.-S. (2008).  Correlations in cetacean life history traits. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 19: 285-292 (SCI)

Post-Doctoral Fellow


College of Science, Shantou University, P.R. China

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