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Dr. Shen-Horn YEN

Curriculum vitae

Present address:
Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat-Sen University, 70, Lien-Hai Road, Kaohsiung 804, TAIWAN

Email: shenhornyen@hotmail.com

Permanent address:
No.11, Alley 10, Lane 93, Shin-Nan Rd., Sect.1, Chung-Ho City, Taipei Hsien 235, TAIWAN

My blog about Lepidopterology: http://lepidopterology.blogspot.tw (Traditional Chinese only)
Born in November of 1971 in Tainan City of Taiwan.B.Sc. of Department of Entomology, National Chung-Hsing University (Taichung, Taiwan).M.Sc. of Institute of Biological Science, National Sun Yat-Sen University (Kaohsiung, Taiwan).Thesis: Phylogenetic analyses of the major lineages of Nymphulinae and Musotiminae, with taxonomic revision on Taiwanese fauna (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s.l.)

Now as Ph.D. student of Department of Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. (Supervisors: Dr. Donald Quicke, Imperial College and Dr. Gaden Robinson, British Museum (Natural History).Thesis: Phylogenetic reconstruction of Chalcosiinae (Zygaenidae) of the world, with systematic revision on tribal and generic levels.Major interests in Lepidoptera: phylogeny/evolution/biology/systematics of:Primitive families: Micropterigidae, Paleosetidae, NeopseustidaeMonotrysian families: Adelidae

Lower ditrysian family groups: Zygaenoidea s.l. (especially Chalcosiinae, Procridinae and Phaudidae of Oriental/Indo-Australian Regions), Crambidae (especially Acentropinae (=Nymphulinae) of Asia and Indo-Pacifics), Hyblaeidae, Thyrididae (Strigulininae)Higher ditrysian family groups: Uraniidae (Epipleminae), Epicopeiidae, Callidulidae, Erebiidae (Syntomini). Rhopalocera (especially those are mimetic such as Elymnias, Penthema and Dananinae)

Awards: on 9th January 2004 Dr. Shen-Horn YEN received the 5th R.J.H. Hintelmann Wissenschaftspreis für Zoologische Systematik for his thesis "Phylogenetic analyses of the major lineages of Nymphulinae and Musotiminae, with taxonomic revision on Taiwanese fauna (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s.l.)". The award was presented in a ceremonial act in Zoologische Staatssammlung München organized by the museum's management and the "Freunde der Zoologischen Staatssammlung München e. V Society".

Projects in progress:
  1. Systematics, phylogenetics and biogeography of Elymnias (with Mr. Chia-Hsuan Wei and Dr. David Lohman)
  2. Evolution of mimetic wing patterns of the Papilio memnon complex (with Dr. Mathieu Joron)
  3. Evolutionary correlations between unrelated co-mimicking lineages of Zygaenidae, Nymphalidae and Papilionidae
  4. Phylogeney, aquatic adaptations and wing pattern convergence of Acentropinae (Crambidae)
  5. Systematics and phylogeny of Nygmiini (Erebiidae, Lymantrinae)
  6. Systematics and phylogeny of Agaristinae (Noctuidae) (with Shipher Wu)
  7. Convergent evolution of mimetic wing shape of Epicopeiidae
  8. Phylogeny and evolution of chemical defense of Procridinae