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Hsien-Yung Lin

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Assistant

Degrees:B.Sc., M.Sc. (National Taiwan University), Ph.D. (University of Queensland)
Office:Bennett Lab/Cooke Lab
Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00

Current Research

I am a conservation biologist using quantitative modeling, field survey data, and decision analysis to support conservation decision-making and natural resources management plans. I am especially interested in studying the connection among different habitats or ecosystems (e.g., terrestrial-freshwater-marine) and finding cost-effective ways to manage and conserve threatened species. My post-doctoral research in the Carleton University focuses on (1) setting priorities for threatened species conservation in Canada and (2) finding optimal management actions for national historic waterways, the Rideau Canal and the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Selected Publications

Lin HY, Robinson K, Milt A, Walter L. In press. The application of web-based decision support tools and the value of local information in prioritizing barrier removal, a case study in northwest lower Michigan, USA. Journal of Great Lakes Research.

Lin HY, Brown CJ, Dwyer RG, Harding DJ, Roberts DT, Fuller RA, Linke S, Possingham HP. (2018) Impacts of fishing, river flow and connectivity loss on the conservation of a migratory fish population. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 28:45-54.

Brown CJ, Jupiter S, Lin HY, Albert S, Klein C, Maina JM, Tulloch V, Wenger A, Mumby PJ. (2017) Habitat change mediates the response of coral reef fish populations to terrestrial run-off. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 576:55-68.

Lin HY, Jupiter SD, Jenkins AP, Brown CJ (2017) Impact of anthropogenic disturbances on a diverse riverine fish assemblage predicted by functional traits. Freshwater Biology. 62:1422-1432.

Lin HY, Bush A, Linke S, Possingham HP, Brown CJ (2017) Climate change decouples marine and freshwater habitats of a threatened migratory fish. Diversity and Distributions. 23:751-760.