The harbours of Keelung and Shen-Ao-Leng, in north-eastern Taiwan, are highly urbanised and in constant use by cargo ships, commercial and recreational vessels, and cruise liners. Taiwan’s coast experiences regular typhoons and tropical storms, and consequently approximately 80% of the natural shoreline around Keelung and Shen-Ao-Leng has been replaced by concrete seawalls and tetrapod breakwaters. This process is ongoing, with artificial structures being regularly added to the coastline.
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Benny K K Chan
Dr Benny K. K. Chan is the principal investigator for the Green Engineering component (Workgroup 2) in Taiwan. Dr Benny Chan is currently a Professor at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, and his research expertise is on intertidal ecology and barnacle biology. Dr Chan has previously worked on the variation of intertidal assemblages among artificial seawall and natural rocky shores in the Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong.
Clarissa Fraser is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Biodiversity Centre at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Prior to this she was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Swire Institute of Marine Science within The University of Hong Kong. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the University of Sydney on the ecology and ecophysiology of intertidal limpets. Her research interests are in understanding the links between the behaviour of rocky shore animals, habitat complexity and environmental factors. She is currently investigating the role of thermal stress on mating behaviour of intertidal barnacles.