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Jih-Terng WANG

Jih-Terng Wang, Associate Professor

(Ph.D., University of York)



Telephone886-7-5252000 ext. 5116

Research interestsSymbiotic interactions between cnidarian and Symbiodiniaceae algae, Coral bleaching and thermal acclimatization/adaptation

Selected publications :

1.   Wang J-TC-W Chu, K Soong(2022a) Comparison of the bleaching susceptibility of coral species by using minimal samples of live corals. PeerJ 10:e12840 (IF: 2.984, in Multidisciplinary Science: 27/72).

2.   Wang J-T*, Y-T Wang, CA Chen, P-J Meng, K S Tew, P-W ChiangS-L Tang* (2022b) Extra high superoxide dismutase in host tissue is associated with improving bleaching resistance in “thermal adapted” and Durusdinium trenchii-associating coral. PeerJ 10:e12746. (IF: 2.984, in Multidisciplinary Science: 27/72).

3.   Chen C-C, H-Y Hsieh, AB Mayfield, C-M Chang, J-T Wang*, P-J Meng*. (2022) The Key Impact on Water Quality on Coral Reefs in Kenting National Park. J Mar Sci Eng 10: 270. (IF: 2.458, in Engineering and Marine: 6/16).

4.   Chow SW, S Keshavmurthy, JD Reimer, N de Voogd, Huang H, J-T Wang, S Tang, PJ Schupp, CH Tan, H Liew, K Soong, B Subhan, H Madduppa, CA Chen* (2022) Population genetics and demography of the coral-killing cyanobacteriosponge, Terpios hoshinota, in the Indo-West Pacific. PeerJ 10:e13451

5.   Keshavmurthy S, HS Tee, K-W Kao, J-T Wang*, CA Chen* (2020) Specificity trumps flexibility—location-based stable associations between Symbiodiniaceae genera and Platygyra verweyi (Scleractinia; Merulinidae)PeerJ 8e8791. (IF: 2.309, in Multidisciplinary Science: 32/71).

6.   Wang J-T*, Wang Y-T, Keshavmurthy SMeng P-J, Chen CA* (2019) The coral Platygyra verweyi exhibits local adaptation to long-term thermal stress through host-specific physiological and enzymatic response. Sci Rep 9: 13492. (IF: 4.011, in Multidisciplinary Science: 15/69)

7.   Keshavmurthy S, Kuo C-Y, Huang Y-Y, Carballo-Bolaños R, Meng P-J*, Wang J-T*, Chen CA* (2019) Coral reef resilience in Taiwan: Lessons from long-term ecological research on the coral reefs of Kenting National Park (Taiwan). J Mar Sci Eng 7: 388. (IF: 2.033, in Oceanography: 31/66)

8.   Kao, K.-W., S. Keshavmurthy, C.-H. Tsao, J-T Wang, CA Chen (2018). Repeated and prolonged temperature anomalies negate Symbiodiniaceae genera shuffling in the coral Platygyra verweyi (Scleractinia; Merulinidae). Zool. Stud. 57, 55.

9.   Wang J-T*, S Keshavmurthy, T-Y Chu, CA Chen (2017) Diverse response in Symbiodinium types to menthol and DCMU treatment. PeerJ 5:e3843; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3843.

10.  Wang J-T*, C-M Hsu, C-Y Kuo, P-J Meng, S-J Kao, C A Chen* (2015) Physiological outperformance at the morphologically-transformed edge of the cyanobacteriosponge, Terpios hoshinota (Suberitidae: Hadromerida), when confronting opponent corals. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0131509.

11.  Keshavmurthy S, P-J Meng, J-T Wang, C-Y Kuo, S-Y Yang, C-M Hsu, C-H Gan, C-F Dai, CA Chen (2014) Can resistant coral-Symbiodinium associations enable coral communities to survive climate change? A study of a site exposed to long-term hot water input. PeerJ 2:e327; DOI 10.7717/peerj.327

12.  Hsu C-M, J-T Wang, C A Chen (2013) Larval release and rapid settlement of the coral-killing sponge, Terpios hoshinota, at Green Island, Taiwan. Mar Biodiv 43:259–260

13.  Wang J-T*, Y-Y Chen, KS Tew, P-J Meng, CA Chen (2012) Physiological and biochemical performances of menthol-induced aposymbiotic corals. PLoS ONE7(9): e46406.

14.  Wang J-T*, Y-Y Chen, P-J Meng, Y-H Sune, G-M Hsu, K-Y Wei, CA Chen (2012) Diverse interactions between corals and the coral-killing sponge, Terpios hoshinota (Suberitidae; Hadromerida). Zool. Stud. 51: 150-159.

15.  Wang J-T*, E Hirose*, G-M Hsu, Y-Y Chen, P-J Meng, CA Chen (2012) Coral-killing sponge, Terpios hoshinota, releases larvae harboring cyanobacterial symbionts: an implication of dispersal. Zool. Stud. 51: 314-320.

16.  Wang J-T*, P-J Meng, Y-Y Chen, C A Chen (2012) Determination of thermal tolerance of Symbiodinium using the activation energy for inhibition of photosystem II activity. Zool. Stud. 51: 137-142

17.  Kuo C-Y, Y-S Yuen, P-J Meng, P-H Ho, J-T Wang, P-J Liu, Y-C Chang, C-F Dai, T-Y Fan, H-J Lin, AH Baird, CA Chen (2012) Recurrent disturbances and the degradation on the hard coral communities in Taiwan. PLoS ONE 7(8):e44364

18.   Keshavmurthy S, C-M Hsu, C-Y Kuo, P-J Meng, J-T Wang, CA Chen (2012) Symbiont community and host genetic structure of the brain coral, Platygyra verweyi, in the outlet of a nuclear power plant and adjacent areas. Mol. Ecol. 21(17) 4393-407

19.  Liu P-J, P-J Meng, L-L Liu, J-TWang, M-Y Leu (2012) Impacts of human activities on coral reef ecosystems of southern Taiwan: a long-term study. Mar. Poll. Bull. 64:1129–1135

20.  Wang J-T *, P-J Meng, E Sampayo, S-L Tang, CA Chen (2011) Photosystem II breakdown induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS)in the freshly-isolated Symbiodinium of Montipora (Scleractinia; Acroporidae). Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 422:51-62

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