International Societies - Taiwan

A. Botanical (and related) Societies in Taiwan

1. The Botanical Society of Republic of China, Taipei, Taiwan (BSRC)

Contact website: http://botsoc.sinica.edu.tw/index1.html
(This website is all Mandarin)
Established time: 1975
Annual meeting: generally around November or December.

2. Taiwan Society of Plant Systematics (TSPS)

Contact website: http://www.biol.ntnu.edu.tw/tsps/
(This website is all Mandarin)
Established time: 2006
Annual meeting: generally around March

B. Universities strong in botany

1. National Taiwan University

Botany related institutes:
a. Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (IEEB, NTU)
Contact website: http://ecology.lifescience.ntu.edu.tw/
Chair: Dr. Pei-Fen Lee (leepf@ntu.edu.tw)
Botanist: Jer-Ming Hu (jmhu@ntu.edu.tw)

b. Institute of Plant Biology (IPB, NTU)
Contact website: http://plantbio.lifescience.ntu.edu.tw/english/index.htm
Chairman: Dr. Tsan-Piao Lin (tpl@ntu.edu.tw)

c. Other departments from the College of Bioresources and Agriculture, including
» Department of Horticulture (http://www.hort.ntu.edu.tw/)
» Department of Agronomy (http://www.agron.ntu.edu.tw/index.asp)
» Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology (http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~ppm/)
» School of Forestry and Resource Conservation (http://140.112.82.41/).

2. Academia Sinica

Botany related institutes:
a. Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology (IPMB)
Contact website: http://ipmb.sinica.edu.tw/
Director: Dr. Tuan-Hua David Ho (tho@sinica.edu.tw)

b. Research Center for Biodiversity (RCB)
Contact website: http://biodiv.sinica.edu.tw/
Acting Director: Dr. Kwang-Tsao Shao
Botanists: Dr. Ching-I Peng (bopeng@sinica.edu.tw) and Dr. Shu-Miaw Chaw (smchaw@sinica.edu.tw)

3. National Chung-Hsing University

Department of Life Sciences
Contact website: http://140.120.130.112/~lifesci/
Chair: Dr. Chuan-Mu Chen (chchen1@dragon.nchu.edu.tw)

4. National Cheng-Kung University

Department of Life Sciences
Contact website: http://www.ncku.edu.tw/~bio/chinese/index.htm
Chair: Dr. Sue-joan Chang (sjchang@mail.ncku.edu.tw)
Phylogeography: Dr. Tzen-Yuh Chiang (tychiang@mail.ncku.edu.tw)

5. National Taiwan Normal University

Department of Life Sciences
Contact website: http://www.biol.ntnu.edu.tw/
Chair: Dr. Jenn-Che Wang (biofv017@ntnu.edu.tw), a plant systematist

6. Endemic Species Research Institute (ESRI)

Contact website: http://www.tesri.gov.tw/

C. Important journals in botanical research (Taiwan)

1. Botanical Studies (formally Botanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica) (http://ejournal.sinica.edu.tw/bbas/)
Published by the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology
Notes: Four volumes per year
Editors in chief: Dr. Yaw-Huei Lin (boyhlin@gate.sinica.edu.tw) and Ching-I Peng (bopeng@sinica.edu.tw)

2. Taiwania (http://tai2.ntu.edu.tw/udth/bin/taiwania.exe)
Published by the Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, National Taiwan University
Notes: Four volumes per year
Editor in chief: Dr. Pei-Fen Lee (leepf@ntu.edu.tw)

D. Experts of botany related studies in Taiwan

A database has been compiled for biodiversity experts in Taiwan, named 'TaiBNET (Taiwan Biodiversity National Information Network)'
Contact website: http://taibnet.sinica.edu.tw/english/home.asp


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