Faculty list

Dr. Hwey-Lian Hsieh

Research Fellow
PhD -- University of South Florida, USA, 1989
Research Fields
Ecology, Restoration, Conservation
Major Research Achievements (2013-2017)
  • I have examined food webs of wetlands using multiple stable isotopic tracers (carbon, nitrogen and sulfur). Results demonstrate the important roles that macrobenthos play in transferring organic matters derived from detritus to consumers at higher trophic levels. I am also devoting to strategic planning for coastal wetlands conservation greenway. The study results served as a framework for developing the Wetland Conservation Law of Taiwan. Results of ecosystem functions connecting contributions from ecosystem services to human wellbeing demonstrate that benefits of ecosystem services (mangrove as the case) to human prosperity concentrated on mental health, security of continuous supply of services, and physical health. Currently, I serve as a Contributor in Working Group 4: Education, IUCN Horseshoe Crab Species Specialist Group.
Research Interests
  • Marine Benthic Ecology
  • Food Webs of Wetlands
  • Conservation and Restoration of Wetlands
    Ongoing projects
    • Land-Ocean Interactions: the Food Webs and the Benthic Communities of Coastal Wetlands
    • Habitat Restoration of Important Wetland in Taiwan
    • Inventory of Critical Habitats for the Asian Horseshoe Crabs
    • Contributor in Working Group 4: Education, IUCN Horseshoe Crab Species Specialist Group
      Publications (2009-2017)
      1. Chen CP, Chen RF, Chen PH, Liu HJ, Hsieh HL*, 2016, “Intermediate culture of juvenile horseshoe crab (Tachypleus tridentatus) mixed with juvenile spotted Babylon (Babylonia areolata) for restocking horseshoe crab populations”, AACL Bioflux, 9(3), 623-633.
      2. Kwan BKY, Hsieh HL, Cheung SG, Shin PKS, 2016, “Present population and habitat status of potentially threatened Asian horseshoe crabs Tachypleus tridentatus and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda in Hong Kong: a proposal for marine protected areas”, Biodiversity and Conservation, 25, 673-692. (SCI) (IF: 2.258; SCI ranking: 41.3%,37.8%,22.4%)
      3. Shang-Shu Shih*, Gwo-Wen Hwang, Hwey-Lian Hsieh, Chang-Po Chen, Yu-Chi Chen, 2015, “Geomorphologic dynamics and maintenance following mudflat, creek and pond formation in an estuarine mangrove wetland”, ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 82, 590–595. (SCI) (IF: 2.74; SCI ranking: 34%,33.3%,29.3%)
      4. Hwey-Lian Hsieh, Hsing-Juh Lin, Shang-Shu Shih and Chang-Po Chen*, 2015, “Ecosystem Functions Connecting Contributions from Ecosystem Services to Human Wellbeing in a Mangrove System in Northern Taiwan”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(6), 6542-6560. (SCI) (IF: 2.035; SCI ranking: 44.9%)
      5. Rita S. W. Yam, Ko-Pu Huang, Hwey-Lian Hsieh, Hsing-Juh Lin and Shou-Chung Huang, 2015, “An Ecosystem-Service Approach to Evaluate the Role of Non-Native Species in Urbanized Wetlands”, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(4), 3926-3943. (SCI) (IF: 2.035; SCI ranking: 44.9%)
      6. Shih SS, Hsieh HL, Chen PH, Chen CP, Lin HJ*, 2015, “Tradeoffs between reducing flood risks and storing carbon stocks in mangrove”, OCEAN & COASTAL MANAGEMENT, 105, 116-126. (SCI) (IF: 1.696; SCI ranking: 45.9%,36.5%)
      7. Chen CP, Yang MC, Fan LF, Qiu GL, Liao YY, Hsieh HL*, 2015, “ Co-occurrence of juvenile horseshoe crabs Tachypleus tridentatus and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda in an estuarine bay, southwestern China”, Aquatic Biology, 24, 117-126. (SCI) (IF: 1.265; SCI ranking: 56.7%)
      8. Lin HJ, Hsu CB, Liao SH, Chen CP, Hsieh HL*, 2015, “Effects of Spartina alterniflora invasion on the abundance and community of meiofauna in a subtropical wetland”, WETLANDS, 35(3), 547-556. (SCI) (IF: 1.504; SCI ranking: 56.9%,62.7%)
      9. 陳章波、范航清、廖永岩、邱廣龍、謝蕙蓮、林吳穎,2015,〈面臨生存困境的動物活化石-鱟〉,《科學》,67(3), 60-62。
      10. Timothy M. Davidson*, Catherine E. de Rivera, Hwey-Lian Hsieh, 2014, “Damage and alteration of mangroves inhabited by a marine wood-borer”, MARINE ECOLOGY-PROGRESS SERIES, 516, 177-185.
      11. Hsu CB, Hwang GW, Lu JF, Chen CP, Tao HH, Hsieh HL*, 2014, “Habitat characteristics of the wintering common teal in the Huajiang wetland, Taiwan”, WETLANDS, 34(6), 1207-1218. (SCI) (IF: 1.504; SCI ranking: 56.9%,62.7%)
      12. Fan L-F, Wang S-F, Chen C-P, Hsieh H-L, Chen J-W, Chen T-H, Chao W-L*, 2014, “Microbial Community Structure and Activity under Various Pervious Pavements”, JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING-ASCE, 140(3), 04013012.
      13. Marina A. Vaschenko, Hwey-Lian Hsieh and Vasily I. Radashevsky, 2013, “Gonadal State of the Oyster Crassostrea Angulata Cultivated in Taiwan”, JOURNAL OF SHELLFISH RESEARCH, 32(2), 471-482. (SCI) (IF: 0.829; SCI ranking: 75%,71.2%)
      14. 陳章波、謝蕙蓮,2013,〈溯河性香魚再現淡水河流域之倡議〉,《科學月刊》,44(4), 293-297。
      15. HAO-YEN CHANG, SHENG-HAI WU, KWANG-TSAO SHAO, WEN-YUAN KAO, CAN-JEN W. MAA, RONG-QUEN JAN, LI-LIAN LIU, CHYNG-SHYAN TZENG, JIANG-SHIOU HWANG, HWEY-LIAN HSIEH, SHUH-JI KAO, YU-KAI CHEN, HSING-JUH LIN*, 2012, “Longitudinal variation in food sources and their use by aquatic fauna along a subtropical river in Taiwan”, FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 59(9), 1839-1853. (SCI) (IF: 2.933; SCI ranking: 10.6%)
      16. Fan LF, Tang SL*, Chen CP, Hsieh HL*, 2012, “Diversity and composition of sulfate- and sulfite-reducing prokaryotes as affected by marine-freshwater gradient and sulfate availability”, Microbial Ecology, 63(1),224-237. (SCI) (IF: 3.232; SCI ranking: 3.8%,35%,24.7%)
      17. Huang SC, Shih SS, Ho YS, Chen CP, Hsieh HL* , 2012, “Restoration of shorebird-roosting mudflats by partial removal of estuarine mangroves in northern Taiwan”, Restoration Ecology, 20(1), 76-84. (SCI) (IF: 1.891; SCI ranking: 48%)
      18. Su-Ting Cheng, Gwo-Wen Hwang, Chang-Po Chen, Wen-Shang Hou, Hwey-Lian Hsieh*, 2012, “An integrated modeling approach to evaluate the performance of an oxygen enhancement device in the Hwajiang wetland, Taiwan”, ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, 42, 244-248. (SCI) (IF: 2.74; SCI ranking: 34%,33.3%,29.3%)
      19. Lan-Feng Fan, Saulwood Lin, Wei-Gang He, Kuo-Ming Huang, Chang-Po Chen, Hwey-Lian Hsieh*, 2012, “Effect of Sulfate Availability on the Isotopic Signature of Reduced Sulfurous Compounds in the Sediments of a Subtropical Estuary”, WETLANDS, 32(5), 907-917. (SCI) (IF: 1.504; SCI ranking: 56.9%,62.7%)
      20. Liao Y, Chen CP*, Hsieh HL, Cao Y, Chen J , 2012, “Sallow-skin horseshoe crabs (late juvenile Tachypleus tridentatus) as osmoconformers”, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 9, 463-468. (SCI) (IF: 1.094; SCI ranking: 66.3%)
      21. Hsu CB, Hsieh HL, Yang L, Wu SH, Chang JS, Hsiao SC, Su HC, Yeh CH, Ho YH, Lin HJ* , 2011, “Biodiversity of constructed wetlands for wastewater treatment”, Ecological Engineering, 37(10), 1533-1545. (SCI) (IF: 2.74; SCI ranking: 34%,33.3%,29.3%)
      22. Hsu SC, Hsieh HL*,Chen CP, Tseng CM, Huang SC, Huang CH, Huang YT, Vasily Radashevsky,Lin SH, 2011, “Tungsten and other heavy metal contamination in aquatic environments receiving wastewater from semiconductor manufacturing”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 189, 193-202. (SCI) (IF: 4.836; SCI ranking: 14%,8.4%,1.6%)
      23. Ko CH, Chang FC, Lee TM*, Chen PY, Chen HH, Hsieh HL, Guan CY , 2010, “Impact of flood damage on pollutant removal efficiencies of a subtropical urban constructed wetland”, Science of The Total Environment, 408(20), 4328-4333. (SCI) (IF: 3.976; SCI ranking: 14.2%)
      24. *Hsieh HL, Fan LF, Chen CP, Wu JT, Liu WC, 2010, “Effects of semidiurnal tidal circulation on the distribution of holo- and meroplankton in a subtropical estuary”, Journal of Plankton Research, 32(6), 829-841. (SCI) (IF: 2.15; SCI ranking: 29.5%,26%)
      25. *Radashevsky VI, Reunov AA, Yurchenko OV, Alexandrova YN, Hsieh HL., 2010, “Ultrastructural of spermatozoa of Prionospio japonica (Annelida: Spionidae) from Taiwan. ”, Zoological Studies, 49(2), 265-269. (SCI) (IF: 0.885; SCI ranking: 56.5%)
      26. Nishi E* and Hsieh HL, 2009, “Chaetopterid polychaetes from Taiwan and Okinawa Island, with descriptions of two new species.”, Zoological Studies, 48(3), 370-379. (SCI) (IF: 0.885; SCI ranking: 56.5%)
      27. Hsu, C.B., C.P., Chen and Hsieh HL*, 2009, “Effects of sediment compaction on macroinfuna in protected coastal wetland in Taiwan”, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 375, 73-83. (SCI) (IF: 2.361; SCI ranking: 24.6%,38%,22.1%)
      28. *Yang MC, Chen CP, Hsieh HL, Chen CA, 2009, “Is a living fossil about to go locally extinct? No mitochondrial genetic variation in the horseshoe crabs Tachypleus tridentatus, juveniles at Haomeiliao Nature Reserve, Budai, Taiwan.”, Zoological Studies, 48(6), 737. (SCI) (IF: 0.885; SCI ranking: 56.5%)
      29. Hsing-Juh Lin*, Kwang-Tsao Shao, Hsieh HL, Wen-Tseng Lo and Xiao-Xun Dai, 2009, “The effects of system-scale removal of oyster-culture racks from Tapong Bay, southwestern Taiwan: model exploration and comparison with field observations”, Ices Journal of Marine Science, 66, 797-810. (SCI) (IF: 2.626; SCI ranking: 21.3%,14.4%,11.5%)
      30. Yurchenko OV*, Radashevsky VI, Hsieh HL, Reunov AA, 2009, “Ultrastructural comparison of the spermatozoa of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas inhabiting polluted and relatively clean areas in Taiwan”, Aquatic Ecology, 43, 513–519. (SCI) (IF: 1.797; SCI ranking: 35%,41.3%,51.3%)