Li Hsin Wu

PhD CandidateWuL
CESAR House
Room 115
+613 8344 2519
lhwu@student.unimelb.edu.au

Biography:

I am very curious and attracted to the interactions between plant-insect and insect-insect species since I have been working on leucaena-bruchid system for about five years and finding there are two major seed predators will feed seeds of leucaena in Taiwan (a specific seed predator bruchid and a general seed predator Anthribidae). I am now interested in conducting the climatic model to evaluate their effect and synchrony on plant-insect or insect-insect relationships. So I joined the Ary’s lab for further conducting the climatic model to evaluate their effect and synchrony on plant-insect or insect-insect relationships.

Current Projects:

Role of rising minimum temperature on the abundance and future range expansion of the pest and natural enemies in vineyards

Publications:

M. Tuda .,  L.H. Wu ., N. Yamada., C.P. Wang ., W.J. Wu.,S. Buranapanichpan., K. Kagoshima., Z.Q. Chen., K. K. Teramoto., B. R. Kumashiro., and R. Heu. Host shift capability of a specialist seed predator of an invasive plant: roles of competition, population genetics and plant chemistry. 2013. Biological Invasions, 16(2).

L. H. Wu., C. P. Wang., and W. J. Wu. Effects of temperature and adult nutrition on the development of Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus, a natural enemy of an invasive tree, Leucaena leucocephala. 2013. Biological control, 65: 322-329.

Tuda, M., L. H. Wu, Y. Tateishi, C. Niyomdham, S. Buranapanichpan, K. Morimoto, W. J. Wu, C. P. Wang, Z. Chen, H. Zhu, Z. Q. Chen, H. Y. Zhu, Y. C.  Zhang, K. Murugan, L. Y. Chou and C. D. Johnson. 2009. A novel host shift and invaded range of a seed predator, Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), of an invasive weed, Leucaena leucocephala. Entomological Science, 12: 1-8.

L. H. Wu, C. P. Wang and W. J. Wu. 2012. Description and Differentiation of the Four Larval Instars of Acanthoscelides macrophthalmus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 105(2):259-267.

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