One of the lab focus is the study of species ranges, from their establishment, 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).

实验室和PI已公布了过去的种群分布范围(如 Mongolian toads),由于过去的栖息地迁移而导致的现在分布范围(如 North Asian Common toad 和 Asian black-spined toad),种群动态(如Suweon treefrogs),当前分布和威胁(如Suweon treefrogs),保护观点(如North East Asian treefrogs)以及气候变化(Crevice salamanders)。

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


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