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      MSc Yi-Te Lai, PhD student.

      Current address:
      Department of Biology, University of Eastern Finland,
      P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland.
      Phone: +358 417258448.
      Fax: +358 13 251 3590.

      E-mail (# to be removed):
      yi-te.lai#@uef.fi





Education & Qualifications

DEGREES:

- MSc, National Taiwan University, July 2006.

- BSc, National Taiwan University, July 2003.



Areas of specialization

Behavioral ecology, invertebrate zoology, leech taxonomy & zoology, ecological parasitology and animal ecology: empirical and experimental research using various taxa.



Research & working experience

- Department of Biology, University of Eastern Finland: Researcher, Ph.D. student (Feb. 2010 -) The minnow project, coordinated by Prof. Raine Kortet, Prof. Jouni Taskinen and Dr. Jukka Kekäläinen.

- Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University: Full-time teaching assistant (Sept. 2006 – Feb. 2010) Leader teaching assistant in course “General Zoology Lab” & “Teaching Practice of Biology”.

- Invertebrate Zoology Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer lab assistant (Feb. 2007 – Mar. 2010) Leech taxonomy and identification, DNA extracting and basic phylogeny analysis.

- Wildlife Research Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Jul. 2006) Mammal fauna survey & environmental parameters recording.

- Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University: Part-time teaching assistant (Feb. – Jun., 2005 & 2006) Course “Invertebrate Zoology Lab”.

- Ecology Research Lab, Institute of Ecology & Evolution, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Apr. 2005) Freshwater shrimps capturing, reproductive parameters recording & environmental parameters recording.

- Wildlife Research Lab, Institute of Ecology & Evolution, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Oct. 2004 & Jun. 2006) Shrew capturing with Shermans’ traps and pitfalls; morphological parameters recording & environmental parameters recording.

- Department of Life Science, National Taiwan University: Practice teaching assistant (Sept. 2003 – Jan. 2004) Course “General Zoology Lab”.

- Wildlife Research Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Sept. 2002) Spider fauna survey & environmental parameters recording.

- Invertebrate Zoology Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Mar. 2002 – Mar. 2010) Leech fauna survey, specimen collecting and preservation.

- Wildlife Research Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Jul. 2001 & Sept. 2002) Dung beetles capturing, marking and dung burying behavior observation; environmental parameters recording.

- Invertebrate Zoology Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Apr. 2001 – Jul 2002) Earthworm fauna survey, environmental parameters recording.

- Wildlife Research Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Jun. – Jul. 2000) Transmitter-bearing crab-eating mongooses Herpestes urva locating by radio tracking techniques.

- Wildlife Research Lab, Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University: Volunteer field assistant (Apr. – May 2000) Small mammals capturing & morphological parameters recording.



Papers in international journals and books


- Lai, Y.-T., Taskinen, J., Kekäläinen, J. & Kortet, R. 2012. Non-invasive diagnosis for Philometra ovata (Nematoda) infection in the common minnow Phoxinus phoxinus. Parasitology research 111:2411-2418. (DOI: 10.1007/s00436-012-3099-z)

- Nakano, T. & Lai, Y.-T. 2012. A new species of Orobdella (Hirudinida, Arhynchobdellida, Orobdellidae) from Taipei, Taiwan. ZooKeys 207: 49-63. (DOI:10.3897/zookeys.207.3334)

- Lai, Y.-T., T. Nakano & J.-H. Chen. 2011. Three species of land leeches from Taiwan: Haemadipsa rjukjuana comb. n., a new record for Haemadipsa picta Moore, and an updated description of Tritetrabdella taiwana (Oka). Zookeys 139: 1-22. (DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.139.1711)

- Kekäläinen, J., H-R. Leppänen, H. Huuskonen, Y.-T. Lai, H. Valkama & J. Taskinen. 2011. The information content of odour, colour and tactile cues in the mate choice of minnows. Behaviour 148: 909-925. (DOI:10.1163/000579511X584104)

- Lai, Y.-T., J.-H. Chen & L.-L. Lee. 2011. The chemosensory ability of predatory leech Whitmania laevis (Arhynchobdellida: Haemopidae) in searching for prey. Chemoecology 21(2): 67-74. (DOI: 10.1007/s00049-010-0067-x)

- Lai, Y.-T., J.-H. Chen & L.-L. Lee. 2011. Prey selection of a shell-invading leech as predicted by optimal foraging theory with consumption success incorporated into estimation of prey profitability. Functional Ecology 25(1): 147-157. (DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01774.x)

- Phillips, A. J., R. Arauco-Brown, A. Oceguera-Figueroa, G. P. Gomez, M. Beltrán, Y.-T. Lai, M. E. Siddall. 2010. Tyrannobdella rex N. Gen. N. Sp. and the Evolutionary Origins of Mucosal Leech Infestations. PLoS ONE 5(4): e10057.

- Lai, Y.-T., C.-H. Chang & J.-H. Chen. 2009. Two new species of Helobdella Blanchard 1896 (Hirudinida: Rhynchobdellida: Glossiphoniidae) from Taiwan, with a checklist of hirudofauna of the island. Zootaxa 2068: 27-46.

- Lai, Y.-T. & J.-H. Chen. 2005. A review and prospective of the leech research in Taiwan. Notes and Newsletter of Wildlifers 9(4): 10-14 (in Chinese)

- Lai, Y.-T. & J.-H. Chen. 2004. Foraging preference of leech Whitmania laevis on two operculated freshwater snails. Endemic Species Research 6(2): 67-78. (In Chinese, English abstract)

- Lai, Y.-T. & J.-H. Chen. 2003. Notes on the relationship between aperture length and weight freshwater snails. Biological Science 46(1): 66-69. (In Chinese, English abstract)



Monographs and book chapters


- Lai, Y.-T. & J.-H. Chen. 2010. Leech Fauna of Taiwan. National Taiwan University Press, Taipei, Taiwan.

- Lai, Y.-T. 2008. Leech Fauna. In: Charming NTU: A Guide to the Fauna of Taida (ed. Hsiu-mei Lin). National Taiwan University Press, pp 232-241.




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