Evolutionary Ecology


This is the website of Evo-Eco (Evil-Echo) group. Our group is founded by Echo Yu-Hsun Hsu in the Department of Life Sciences in National Cheng Kung University since 2019.

We study evolution with the techniques in ecology and behavioural ecology. Our current focus lies on speciation and mating strategy, taking damselfly and passerines as our model systems, respectively. Nevertheless, for us, questions are more important than organisms. So if you are a perspective student or post-doc who's interested in speciation an /or mating strategy, but not so much into insects and birds, you are still very welcome to join us.

We are consistantly recruiting students (undergrads, Master's and PhD) and occationally for post-docs. Please contact me (yuhsunhsu@ncku.edu.tw) to see if there is any vacancy.

"If you haven't written it, you haven't done it."

"Precise, clear and brief - always follow these rules for both thinking and writing."

"Methods matter."


Jan 2021: Congratulations to Shian-Fan for being awarded in the student competition of oral presentation at the Congress of Animal Behavior, Ecology and Environmental Education (CABE). Well done!!

Dec 2020: Enemy's enemy is friend. Echo's collaborated work reported that bulbuls' alarm calls towarded owls can attract the crested goshawks to attack the owls. Check this article out!

Oct 2020: The member page has been updated. Welcome to all the new members!

Aug 2020: We're seeking a PhD student to study the mating systems in shorebirds as a joint project between Taiwan and the ÉLVONAL SHROEBIRD SCIENCE. Details can be found in our blog.

June 2020: Big Congrats to Shian-Feng for receiving the undergrad research fellowship from MOST!!

June 2020: Echo's new blog about teaching the course "Vertebrates" is now online.

May 2020: In our new lab blog, Chao-Wei described his transformation from a field insect boy to a graduate student (to be) studying in avian mating strategy.

Mar 2020: Echo's review on the Consequences of Infidelity is accepted! It is expected to be published in the book entitled "The Oxford Handbook of Infidelity" later this year.

Feb 2020: Following a discussion of alternative mating tactics, Echo introduced the general concept of alternative mating strategy and some examples in our new lab blog.

Feb 2020: In our new lab blog, Tsung-Wei shared his experience of attending the Biological Science Graduate Congress in Malaysia by the end of 2019.