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Tzu-Hsuan TU

Tzu-Hsuan Tu

Tzu-Hsuan Tu, Assistant Professor

+886 7 5252000 #5146


  • Ph.D. (2014), National Taiwan University

Research interests

  • Marine Invertebrates
  • Coral Systematics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Geomicrobiology

List of publications: MOST webpage

List of projects: MOST webpage (only in Chinese)

Ongoing projects:

(Last update: February 14, 2022)

My ongoing research topics include two directions: mechanisms shaping microbial community compositions across watershed, and the connection between microbial activity and deoxygenation in Dongsha Atoll.

Selected publications

  • T.-H. Tu*, C.-F. Dai (2022) A new species of anthothelid octocoral (Cnidaria, Alcyonacea) discovered on an algal reef of Taiwan. ZooKeys, vol. 1089, 37–51. doi:  https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.1089.77273 (SCI: Rank in Animal Science and Zoology: Q1).
  • T.-H. Tu, L.-L. Chen, Y.-P. Chiu, L.-H. Lin, L.-W. Wu, F. Italiano, J. B. H. Shyu, S. N. Raisossadat, and P.-L. Wang* (2022) The biogeographic pattern of microbial communities inhabiting terrestrial mud volcanoes across the Eurasian continent. Biogeosciences, vol. 19, 831–843. doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-831-2022 (SCI: Rank in Earth-Surface Processes: Q1).
  • S. Mau, T.-H. Tu, M. Becker, C. Santos Ferreira, J.-N. Chen, L.-H. Lin, P.-L. Wang, S. Lin, G. Bohrmann (2020) Methane Seeps and Independent Methane Plumes in the South China Sea Offshore Taiwan. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.00543 (SCI; Rank in Aquatic Science: Q1).
  • Huang, T.-Y., C.-Y. Huang, S.-R. Chen, J.-R. Weng, T.-H. Tu, Y.B. Cheng, S.H. Wu, J.-H. Sheu (2020) New Hydroquinone Monoterpenoid and Cembranoid-Related Metabolites from the Soft Coral Sarcophyton tenuispiculatum. Marine Drugs (SCI; Rank in Drug Discovery: Q2).
  • Imachi, H., E. Tasumi, Y. Takaki, T. Hoshino, F. Schubotz, S. Gan, T.H. Tu, Y. Saito, Y. Yamanaka, A. Ijiri, Y. Matsui, M. Miyazaki, Y. Morono, K. Takai, K.U. Hinrichs, and F. Inagaki (2019) Cultivable microbial community in 2-km-deep, 20-million-year-old subseafloor coalbeds through ~1000 days anaerobic bioreactor cultivation. Scientific Reports (accepted, 2019/01/10) (SCI; Rank in Multidisciplinary Science: 5/52-Q1).
  • Lin, Y.T., T.H. Tu, C.L. Wei, D. Rumble, L.H. Lin, P.L. Wang* (2018) Steep redox gradient and biogeochemical cycling driven by deeply sourced fluids and gases in a terrestrial mud volcano. FEMS Microbiology Ecology Vol. 94, p. 3796, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiy171 (SCI; Rank in Microbiology: 16/123-Q1). + Equal contribution.
  • Chang, N.N., L.H. Lin, T.H. Tu, M.S. Jeng, Y. Chikaraishi, P.L. Wang* (2018) Trophic structure and energy flow in a shallow-water hydrothermal vent: insights from a stable isotope approach. PLoS One Vol. 13 (10), e0204753, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204753 (SCI; Rank in Multidisciplinary Science: 4/52-Q1).
  • Rumble, D., J.L. Ash, P. L. Wang, L.H. Lin, Y.T. Lin, T.H. Tu (2018) Resolved measurements of 13CDH3 and 12CD2H2 from a mud volcano in Taiwan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences Vol. 167, p. 218, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2018.03.007 (SCI; Rank in Geosciences: 47/419-Q1).
  • Tu, T.H., L.W. Wu, Y.S. Lin, H. Imachi, L.H. Lin, P.L. Wang* (2017) Microbial community composition and functional capacity in a terrestrial ferruginous, sulfate-depleted mud volcano. Frontiers in Microbiology Vol. 8, p. 2137, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.02137 (SCI; Rank in Microbiology: 8/123-Q1).
  • Tu, T.H., C.F. Dai, M.S. Jeng (2016) Taxonomic Revision of Coralliidae with descriptions of new species from New Caledonia and Hawaii Archipelago. Marine Biology Research Vol. 12 (10), p. 1003, https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2016.1241411 (SCI; Rank in Plant & Animal Science: 420/791-Q3).
  • Chang, C.H., C.C. Wei, L.H. Lin, T.H. Tu, H.C. Liao (2015) Humic acids enhance microbial-mediated sedimentary ferrous iron release. Environmental Science and Pollution Research Vol. 23 (5), p. 4176, DOI:10.1007/s11356-015-4703-4 (SCI; Rank in Environment / Ecology: 20/361-Q1).
  • Tu, T.H., C.F. Dai, M.S. Jeng (2015) Phylogeny and systematics of deep-sea precious corals (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Coralliidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Vol. 84, p. 173, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2014.09.031 (SCI; Rank in Molecular Biology & Genetics: 39/303-Q1).
  • Tu, T.H., A. Altuna, M.S. Jeng (2015) Coralliidae (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from the INDEMARES 2010 expedition to north and northwest Spain (northeast Atlantic), with the delimitation of a new species through morphological and molecular approaches. Zootaxa Vol. 3926, p. 301, http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3926.3.1 (SCI; Rank in Plant & Animal Science: 22/791-Q1).
  • Tu, T.H., C.F. Dai, M.S. Jeng (2012) Precious corals (Octocorallia: Coralliidae) from the northern West Pacific region with descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa 3395: 1-17.
  • Tu, T.H., K.K. Chan, M.S. Jeng (2009) Larval development and sex ratio variation of Polyascus plana (CIRRIPEDIA: Rhizocephala), a parasite of the crab Grapsus albolineatus, in Taiwan. Bull Mar Sci 84(3): 331-349.


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