Welcome to Chuan-Kai Ho Lab! The lab focuses on plant-animal interactions and environmental change.
I am interested in basic research in ecology, such as trophic interactions (e.g. plant-herbivore interactions) and their geographic variations. By studying plants, herbivores, predators, and omnivores, I have been investigating trophic interactions at both local and geographic scales.
I am also interested in ecological applications, such as assessing the impact of environmental change on trophic interactions, and applying ecology to conservation or agriculture. For example, my study of plant-herbivore interactions examines geographic patterns and underlying mechanisms, and could help predict the impact of climate change on local communities. In addition, my study of marsh restoration applies ecological concepts to facilitate the development of local plant-animal communities, aiming to improve the ecological efficacy of habitat restoration.