Zoogeography

One of the lab focus is the study of species ranges, from their colonisation, population genetic, behavioural variation, and conservation point of view. Current projects are focused on determining the range of amphibians in North East Asia through innovative protocols such as drones, automated recordings and models.

The lab and PI have published on past population ranges (e.g. Mongolian toads), past colonisation resulting on current ranges (e.g. North Asian Common toad and Asian black-spined toad), populations dynamic (e.g. Suweon treefrogs), current distribution and threats (e.g. Suweon treefrogs), conservation perspective (e.g. North East Asian treefrogs) and climate change (Crevice salamanders).

We also recently worked on a recommendation for a IUCN range update for Leopard cats in the Republic of Korea (work in press).

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Ranges, breeding behaviour and calling properties of some North East Asian treefrogs