Ya-Fu Lee


  • 404 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Personal profile


  • 1999 PhD, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the University of Tennessee

Research Interests

  • Agroecology
  • Behavioral Ecology (exploratory behavior, behavioral syndrome)
  • Biodiversity (Chiroptera, mammals, birds, insects) and Conservation
  • Community Ecology
  • Urban Ecology


  • 2000/01 ~ 2000/12 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Orithology Lab, Institute of Zoology (now as Center of Biodiversity), Academia Sinica
  • 2000/01 ~ 2008 Scientific advisory Board, Bat Conservation International, Austin, TX, USA
  • 2001/01 ~ 2002/08 Postdoctoral Researach Fellow, Forestry Entomology and Wildlife Lab, Division of Forest Protection, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
  • 2002/08 ~ 2003/07 Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry (now as Department of Natural Resources), National I-Lan University
  • 2003/08 ~ 2005/07 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology (now as Department of Life Sciences), National Cheng Kung University
  • 2005/06 ~ 2005/09 Visiting Scholar, Iriomote Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, JAPAN
  • 2005/08 ~ 2010/07 Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2009/06 ~ 2009/09 Visiting professor, Institute of Experimental Ecology, The University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
  • 2009/06 ~ 2009/09 Visiting professor, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama; Smithsonian Institution)
  • 2010/08 ~ present Professor, Department of Life Sciences, National Cheng Kung University
  • 2012/06 ~ 2012/09 Visiting professor, Iriomote Project, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, JAPAN)
  • 2015/07 ~ 2015/09 Visiting professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
  • 2017/04 ~ 2019/03 Advisory Committee, Wildlife Conservation Advisory Committee, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan

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Chiroptera Agriculture & Biology
bat Earth & Environmental Sciences
Taiwan Agriculture & Biology
Tadarida Agriculture & Biology
tropical forests Agriculture & Biology
foraging Agriculture & Biology
Passer montanus Agriculture & Biology
Molossidae Agriculture & Biology

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Projects 2003 2018

Research Output 2001 2019

  • 404 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 29 Article

Fruiting phenology and nutrient content variation among sympatric figs and the ecological correlates

Huang, Y. T., Lee, Y. F., Kuo, Y. M., Chang, S. Y. & Wu, C. L., 2019 Dec 1, In : Botanical Studies. 60, 1, 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
nutrient content

Foraging dispersion of Ryukyu flying-foxes and relationships with fig abundance in East-Asian subtropical island forests

Lee, Y. F., Kuo, Y. M., Chang, H. Y., Tsai, C. F. & Baba, S., 2017 Nov 14, In : BMC Ecology. 17, 1, 35.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of area size, heterogeneity, isolation, and disturbances on urban park avifauna in a highly populated tropical city

Chang, H. Y. & Lee, Y-F., 2016 Mar 1, In : Urban Ecosystems. 19, 1, p. 257-274 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social isolation
3 Citations (Scopus)

Energy state affects exploratory behavior of tree sparrows in a group context under differential food-patch distributions

Lee, Y. F., Kuo, Y. M. & Chu, W. C., 2016 Oct 21, In : Frontiers in Zoology. 13, 1, 48.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Passer montanus

Dawn chorus variation in East-Asian tropical montane forest birds and its ecological and morphological correlates

Chen, W. M., Lee, Y-F., Tsai, C. F., Yao, C. T., Chen, Y. H., Li, S. H. & Kuo, Y. M., 2015 Jan 1, In : Contributions to Zoology. 84, 3, p. 255-265 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

montane forest
montane forests
tropical forests
tropical forest


Assemblage Composition and Feeding Ecology of Sympatric Lacertilians in Kenting Area

Author: 章壬, 謝., 2014 Sep 10

Supervisor: Lee, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Avian Flight Initiation Distances in Urban Habitat Islands

Author: 肖祺, 章., 2018 Sep 1

Supervisor: Lee, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Comparative food habits of two closely-related insectivorous bats and their eco-morphological correlates

Author: 佳惠, 陳., 2014 Feb 13

Supervisor: Lee, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Fruit Use of Plain Flowerpeckers and Their Interactions with Mistletoes

Author: 伶萱, 莊., 2019

Supervisor: Lee, Y. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis