Dr. Tung-Yuan Ho
   Honors and Affiliation  Publications - Published, in press, or accepted 中文

Research Fellow

Add:128 Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nankang Taipei 115, Taiwan
E-mail: tyho@gate.sinica.edu.tw
Website:Marine Biogeochemistry Laboratory


2000:Ph.D., Marine Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
1994:M.S., Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
1989:B.S., Department of Marine Resources, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan

Professional Experiences

  • 2017/1-present:Research Fellow, Research Center for Environmental Changes (RCEC), Academia Sinica
  • 2017-present:Professor (joint appointment), Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University
  • 2012-2017:Associate Research Fellow, RCEC, Academia Sinica
  • 2006-2012:Assistant Research Fellow, RCEC, Academia Sinica
  • 2006-2006:Assistant Professor, Institute of Marine Environmental Chemistry and Ecology, National Taiwan Ocean Univeristy, Taiwan
  • 2004-2006:Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • 2003-2004:Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica
  • 2000-2003:Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, USA
Research Specialties

Marine Biogeochemistry, Chemical Oceanography, Marine Organic Geochemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Honors & Academic ServiceTop

  • 2021-2025:Investigator Award, Academia Sinica
  • 2016-2018:National Committee Member, Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR), Taiwan
  • 2015-2019:Career Development Award, Academia Sinica
  • 2015-2017:Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports
  • 2015-2017:Reviewing Committee Member, Oceanography Division, Department of Natural Sciences and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • 2015-2016:2016 Ocean Science Meeting (New Orleans USA), Planning Committee Member
  • 2012-2017:GEOTRACES Scientific Steering Committee member
  • 2010-2014:Significant Research Achievements at Academia Sinica in 2010, 2011 and 2014
  • 2008-2012:Science Vanguard Research Program, National Science Counsel, Taiwan (with C.-F. You, H.-J. Yang, and D.-C. Lee)
  • 2003-2005:Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, Academia Sinica
  • 2000:Invited to Dissertations Symposium in Chemical Oceanography (DISCO), NSF, USA
  • 1994-1997:Full Scholarship to study Ph.D. abroad, Ministry of Education

Publications (*corresponding author; #Ph.D. student co-advisor)Top

  1. Chen, C.-C., I. B. Rodriguez, Y.-L. L. Chen, J. P. Zehr, Y.-R. Chen, S.-T. D. Hsu, S.-C. Yang, and  T.-Y. Ho* (2022) Nickel superoxide dismutase protects nitrogen fixation in Trichodesmium. Limnology and Oceanography:Letters doi.org/10.1002/lol2.10263. <PDF>
  2. Takano, S., W.-H. Liao,  T.-Y. Ho, and Y. Sohrin (2022) Isotopic evolution of dissolved Ni, Cu, and Zn along the Kuroshio through the East China Sea. Marine Chemistry doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2022.104135. <PDF>
  3. Li, H.-T., S. Tuo, M.-C. Lu, and  T.-Y. Ho* (2022) The effects of Ni availability on H2 production and N2 fixation in a model unicellular diazotroph: The expression of hydrogenase and nitrogenase. Limnology and Oceanography doi.org/10.1002/lno.12151. <PDF>
  4. Hsieh, C.-C., H.-Y. Chen, and  T.-Y. Ho* (2022) The effect of aerosol size on Fe solubility and deposition flux: A case study in the East China Sea. Marine Chemistry doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2022.104106. <PDF>
  5. Zheng, L., T. Minami, S. Takano, T.-Y. Ho, and Y. Sohrin (2021) Sectional distribution patterns of Cd, Ni, Zn, and Cu in the North Pacific Ocean: relationships to Nutrients and importance of scavenging. Global Biogeochemical Cycles doi: 10.1029/2020GB006558. <PDF>
  6. Li, S.-W., P.-H. Lin, T.-Y. Ho, C. Hsieh, and C.-l. Sun (2021) Change in rheotactic behavior patterns of dinoflagellate in response to different microfluidic environments. Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-90622-8.<PDF>
  7. Chen, H.-Y., L.-M. Huang, T.-Y. Ho, K.-P. Chiang, and W.-C. Chou (2021) A study of the nitrogen and phosphorus imbalance in East Asia based on the distribution patterns of and stoichiometric variation in global atmospheric nitrogen and phosphorus. Atmospheric Environment doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2021.118691. <PDF>
  8. Yang, S.-C., R. L. Kelly, X. Bian, T. M. Conway, K.-F. Huang, T.-Y. Ho, J. A. Neibauer, R. G. Keil, J. W. Moffett, and S.G. John (2021) Lack of redox cycling for nickel in the water column of the Eastern tropical north pacific oxygen deficient zone: Insight from dissolved and particulate nickel isotopes.Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.07.004. <PDF>
  9. Pai, S.-C., Y.-T. Su, M.-C. Lu, Y. Chou, and T.-Y. Ho (2021) Determination of Nitrate in Natural Waters by Vanadium Reduction and the Griess Assay: Reassessment and Optimization. ACS ES&T Water doi: 10.1021/acsestwater.1c00065. <PDF>
  10. Liao, W.-H., S. Takano, H.-A. Tian, H.-Y. Chen, Y. Sohrin, and T.-Y. Ho* (2021) Zn elemental and isotopic features in sinking particles of the South China Sea: Implications for its sources and sinks. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2021.09.013. <PDF>
  11. Reich*, H. G., W.-C. Tu, I. B. Rodriguez, Y. Chou, E. F. Keister, D. W. Temp, T. C. LaJeunesse, and T.-Y. Ho* (2021) Iron availability modulates the response of endosymbiotic dinoflagellates to heat stress. Journal of Phycology doi: 10.1111/jpy.13078. <PDF>
  12. Reich*, H. G., I. B. Rodriguez, T. C. LaJeunesse, and T.-Y. Ho* (2020) Endosymbiotic dinoflagellates pump iron: differences in iron and other trace metal needs among the Symbiodiniaceae. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-020-01911-z. <PDF>
  13. Wang, B.-S. and T.-Y. Ho* (2020) Aerosol Fe cycling in the surface water of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. Progress in Oceanography doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102291. <PDF>
  14. Takano, S., W.-H. Liao, H.-A. Tian, K.-F. Huang, T.-Y. Ho, and Y. Sohrin (2020) Sources of particulate Ni and Cu in the water column of the northern South China Sea: evidence from elemental and isotope ratios in aerosols and sinking particles. Marine Chemistry doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2020.103751. <PDF>
  15. Liao, W.-H., S. Takano, S.-C. Yang, K.-F. Huang, Y. Sohrin, and T.-Y. Ho* (2020) Zn isotopic composition in the water column of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean: the importance of external sources. Global Biogeochemical Cycles doi: 10.1029/2019GB006379. <PDF>
  16. Li, T., X. Lin, L. Yu, S. Lin, I. B. Rodriguez, and T.-Y. Ho (2020) RNA-seq profiling of Fugacium kawagutii reveals strong responses in metabolic processes and symbiosis potential to deficiencies of iron and other trace metals. Science of The Total Environment doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135767. <PDF>
  17. Tuo, S., I. B. Rodriguez, and T.-Y. Ho* (2020) H2 accumulation and N2 fixation variation by Ni limitation in Cyanothece. Limnology and Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.11305. <PDF>
  18. Tan, S., S. Cheung, T.-Y. Ho, and H. Liu (2019) Metatranscriptomics of the bacterial community in response to atmospheric deposition in the Western North Pacific Ocean. Marine Genomics doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2019.01.008. <PDF>
  19. Pan, X., G. T. F. Wong, T.-Y. Ho, and J.-H. Tai (2019) Diel variability of vertical distributions of chlorophyll a at the SEATS and ALOHA staions: implications on remote sensing interpretations. International Journal of Remote Sensing doi: 10.1080/01431161.2018.1538583. <PDF>
  20. Liao, W.-H. and T.-Y. Ho* (2018) Particulate trace metal composition and sources in the Kuroshio adjacent to the East China Sea: The importance of aerosol deposition. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans doi: 10.1029/2018JC014113. <PDF>
  21. Rahav, E., A. Paytan, E. Mescioglu, Y. Galletti, S. Rosenfeld, O. Raveh, C. Santinelli, T.-Y. Ho, and B. Herut (2018) Airborne microbes contribute to N2 fixation in surface water of the Northern Red Sea. Geophysical Research Letters 45: 6186-6194. <PDF>
  22. Yang, S.-C., J. Zhang, Y. Sohrin, and T.-Y. Ho* (2018) Cadmium cycling in the water column of the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension region: Insights from dissolved and particulate isotopic composition. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.05.001. <PDF>
  23. Pan, X., G. T. F. Wong, T.-Y. Ho, J.-H. Tai, H. Liu, J. Liu, and F.-K. Shiah (2018) Remote sensing of surface [nitrite+nitrate] in river-influenced shelf-seas: The northern South China Sea Shelf-sea. Remote Sensing of Environment 210: 1-11. <PDF>
  24. Rodriguez, I. B. and T.-Y. Ho* (2018) Trace metal requirements and interactions in Symbiodinium kawagutii. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00142. <PDF>
  25. Rodriguez, I. B. and T.-Y. Ho* (2017) Interactive effects of spectral quality and trace metal availability on the growth of Trichodesmium and Symbiodinium. PLoS ONE doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188777. <PDF>
  26. Pai, S.-C., S. Jan, T.-Y. Ho, J.-Y. Liu, K.-S. Chu, W.-H. Lee, C.-Y. Wang, P.-Y. Huang, H.-Y. Hsu, and Y.-J. Yang (2017) Using major nutrient concentrations to derive vertical movement of water masses in the coastal region of eastern Taiwan. Journal of Oceanography doi: 10.1007/s10872-017-0427-z. <PDF>
  27. Liao, W.-H., S.-C. Yang, and T.-Y. Ho* (2017) Trace metal composition of size-fractionated plankton in the Western Philippine Sea: The impact of anthropogenic aerosol deposition. Limnology and Oceanography 62: 2243-2259. <PDF>
  28. Chien, C.-T., T.-Y. Ho, M. E. Sanborn, Q.-Z. Yin, and A. Paytan (2017) Lead concentrations and isotopic compositions in the Western Philippine Sea. Marine Chemistry 189: 10-16.<PDF>
  29. Rodriguez, I. B., S. Lin, J. Ho, and T.-Y. Ho* (2016) Effects of trace metal concentrations on the growth of the coral endosymbiont Symbiodinium kawagutii. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00082. <PDF>
  30. Yang, S.-C., D.-C. Lee, and T.-Y. Ho* (2015) Cd isotopic composition in the suspended and sinking particles of the surface water of the South China Sea: the effects of biotic activities. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 428: 63-72. <PDF>
  31. Rodriguez, I. B. and T.-Y. Ho* (2015) Influence of Co and B12 on the growth and nitrogen fixation of Trichodesmium. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00623. <PDF>
  32. Ho*, T.-Y., X. Pan, H.-H. Yang, G. T. F. Wong, F.-K. Shiah (2015) Controls on temporal and spatial variations of phytoplankton pigment distribution in the Northern South China Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 117: 65-85. <PDF>
  33. Wong, G. T. F., X. Pan, K.-Y. Li, F.-K. Shiah, T.-Y. Ho, and X. Guo (2015) Hydrography and nutrient dynamics in the Northern South China Sea Shelf-sea (NoSoCS). Deep-Sea Research II 117: 23-40. <PDF>
  34. Pan, X., G. T. F. Wong, J.-H. Tai and T.-Y. Ho (2015) Climatology of physical hydrographic and biological characteristics of the Northern South China Sea Shelf-sea (NoSoCS) and adjacent waters: Observations from satellite remote sensing. Deep-Sea Research II 117: 10-22. <PDF>
  35. Lin, Y.-C., J.-P. Chen, T.-Y. Ho, and I-C. Tsai (2015) Atmospheric iron deposition in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and its adjacent marginal seas: The importance of coal burning. Global Biogeochemical Cycles doi: 10.1002/2013GB004795. <PDF>
  36. Yang, S.-C., D.-C. Lee, T.-Y. Ho#, L.-S. Wen, and H.-H. Yang (2014) The isotopic composition of dissolved cadmium in the water column of the West Philippine Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00061. <PDF>
  37. Wang, B.-S., C.-P. Lee, and T.-Y. Ho* (2014) Trace metal determination in natural waters by automated solid phase extraction system and ICP-MS: the influence of low level Mg and Ca. Talanta 128: 337-344. <PDF>
  38. Rodriguez, I. B. and T.-Y. Ho* (2014) Diel nitrogen fixation pattern of Trichodesmium: the interactive control of light and Ni. Scientific Reports doi: 10.1038/srep04445. <PDF>
  39. Yang, S.-C., D.-C. Lee, and T.-Y. Ho# (2014) Reply to the “Comment by Murphy et al. (2014) on ‘the isotopic composition of Cadmium in the water column of the South China Sea’”. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 134: 339-341. <PDF>
  40. Chan, I., J.-J. Hung, S.-H. Peng, L.-C. Tseng, T.-Y. Ho, and J.-S. Hwang (2014) Comparison of metal accumulation in the azooxanthellate scleractinian coral (Tubastraea coccinea) from different polluted environments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85: 648-658. <PDF>
  41. Liu, H.-C., C.-Y. Shih, G.-C. Gong, T.-Y. Ho, F.-K. Shiah, C.-H. Hsieh, and J. Chang (2013) Discrimination between the influences of river discharge and coastal upwelling on summer microphytoplankton phosphorus stress in the East China Sea. Continental Shelf Research 60: 104-112. <PDF>
  42. Ho*, T.-Y., T.-H. Chu, and C.-L. Hu (2013) Interrelated influence of light and Ni on Trichodesmium growth. Frontiers in Microbiology doi: 10.3389/ fmicb.2013.00139. <PDF>
  43. Ho*, T.-Y. (2013) Nickel limitation of nitrogen fixation in Trichodesmium. Limnology and Oceanography 58: 112-120. <PDF>
  44. Pan, X.-J., G. T. F. Wong, T.-Y. Ho, F.-K. Shiah, and H. Liu (2013) Remote sensing of picophytoplankton distribution in the northern South China Sea. Remote Sensing of Environment 128: 162-175. <PDF>
  45. Yang, S.-C., D.-C. Lee, and T.-Y. Ho# (2012) The isotopic composition of Cadmium in the water column of the South China Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 98: 66-77. <PDF>
  46. Pan, X.-J. , G. T. F. Wong, F.-K. Shiah, and T.-Y. Ho (2012) Enhancement of biological productivity by internal waves: observations in the summertime in the northern South China Sea. Journal of Oceanography doi: 10.1007/s10872-012-0107-y. <PDF>
  47. Guo, C., J. Yu, T.-Y. Ho, L. Wang, S. Song, L. Kong, and H. Liu (2012) Dynamics of phytoplankton community structure in the South China Sea in response to the East Asian aerosol input. Biogeosciences 9: 1519-1536. <PDF>
  48. Ho*, T.-Y., W.-C. Chou, H.-L. Lin, and D. D. Sheu (2011) Trace metal cycling in the deep water of the South China Sea: The composition, sources, and fluxes of sinking particles. Limnology and Oceanography 56: 1225-1243. <PDF>
  49. Lin, I.-I., C. Hu, Y.-H. Li, T.-Y. Ho, T. Fischer, C.-W. Huang, J. F. Wu, D. A. Chu, G. T. F. Wong, D.-S. Ko, and J.-P. Chen (2011) Fertilization potential of volcanic dust in the low nutrient low chlorophyll western North Pacific Subtropical Gyre – satellite evidence and laboratory study. Global Biogeochemical Cycles doi:10.1029/2009GB003758. <PDF>
  50. Ho*, T.-Y., C.-T. Chien, B.-N. Wang, and A. Siriraks (2010) Determination of trace metals in seawater by an automated flow injection ion chromatograph pretreatment system with ICPMS. Talanta 82: 1478-1484. <PDF>
  51. Ho*, T.-Y., W.-C. Chou, C.-L. Wei, F.-J. Lin, G. T. F. Wong, and H.-L. Lin (2010) Trace metal cycling in the surface water of the South China Sea: Vertical fluxes, composition, and sources. Limnology and Oceanography 55: 1807-1820. <PDF>
  52. Ho*, T.-Y., C.-F. You, W.-C. Chou, S.-C. Pai, L.-S. Wen, and D. D. Sheu (2009) Cadmium and phosphorus cycling in the water column of the South China Sea: the roles of biotic and abiotic particles. Marine Chemistry 115: 125-133. <PDF>
  53. Ho*, T.-Y., L.-S. Wen, C.-F. You, and D.-C. Lee (2007) The trace metal composition of size-fractionated plankton in the South China Sea: biotic versus abiotic sources. Limnology and Oceanography 52: 1776-1788. <PDF>
  54. Ho*, T.-Y. (2006) The trace metal composition of marine microalgae in cultures and natural assemblages. pp 271-299. In Algal Cultures, Analogues of blooms and Applications. Edited by DV Subba Rao, Science Publishers, New Hampshire, USA. <PDF>
  55. Sternberg, E., D. G. Tang, T.-Y. Ho, C. Jeandel, and F. M. M. Morel (2005) Barium uptake and adsorption in diatoms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 69: 2745-2752. <PDF>
  56. Ho*, T.-Y., Y. Astor, R. Varela, G. T. Taylor, F. Muller-Karger, and M. I. Scranton (2004) Vertical and temporal variability of redox zonation in the water column of the Cariaco Basin: implications for organic carbon oxidation pathways. Marine Chemistry 86: 89-104. <PDF>
  57. Ho*, T.-Y., A. Quigg, Z. V. Finkel, A. J. Milligan, K. Wyman, P. G. Falkowski, and F. M. M. Morel (2004) The elemental composition of some marine phytoplankton (Corrigendum). Journal of Phycology 40: 226-227. <PDF>
  58. Quigg, A., Z. V. Finkel, A. J. Irwin, Y. Rosenthal, T.-Y. Ho, J. R. Reinfelder, O. Schofield, F. M. M. Morel, and P. G. Falkowski (2003) The evolutionary inheritance of elemental stoichiometry in marine phytoplankton. Nature 425: 291-294. <PDF>
  59. Ho*, T.-Y., A. Quigg, Z. V. Finkel, A. J. Milligan, K. Wyman, P. G. Falkowski, and F. M. M. Morel (2003) The elemental composition of some marine phytoplankton. Journal of Phycology 39: 1145-1159. <PDF>
  60. Ho*, T.-Y., M. I. Scranton, G. T. Taylor, R. C. Thunell, R. Varela, and F. Muller-Karger (2002) Acetate cycling in the water column of the Cariaco Basin: seasonal and vertical variability, and implication for carbon cycling. Limnology and Oceanography 47: 1119-1128. <PDF>
  61. Taylor, G. T., M. Iabichella, T.-Y. Ho, M. I. Scranton, R. Varela, and R. Thunell (2001) Chemoautotrophy in the redox transition zone of the Cariaco Basin: a significant midwater source of organic carbon production. Limnology and Oceanography 46: 148-163. <PDF>
  62. Scranton, M. I., Y. Astor, R. Bohrer, T.-Y. Ho, and F. Muller-Karger (2001) Controls on temporal variability of the geochemistry of the deep Cariaco Basin. Deep-Sea Research I 48: 1605-1625. <PDF>
  63. Muller-Karger, F., R. Varela, R. Thunell, M. Scranton, R. Bohrer, G. Taylor, J. Capelo, Y. Astor, E. Tappa, T.-Y. Ho, and J. J. Walsh (2001) Annual cycle of primary production in the Cariaco Basin: Response to upwelling and implication for vertical export. Journal of Geophysical Research 106: 4527-4542. <PDF>
  64. Muller-Karger, F. E., R. Varela, R. Thunell, M. I. Scranton, R. Bohrer, G. T. Taylor, J. Capelo, Y. Astor, E. Tappa, T.-Y. Ho, M. Iabichella, J. J. Walsh, and J. R. Diaz (2000) The CARIACO Project: understanding the link between the ocean surface and the sinking flux of particulate carbon in the Cariaco Basin. EOS 81: 529-535. <PDF>
  65. Pai, S.-C., S.-W. Chung, T.-Y. Ho, and Y.-J. Tsau (1996) Determination of nano-molar levels of nitrite in natural water by spectrophotometry after pre-concentration using Sep-Pak C18 cartridge. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry 62: 175-189. <PDF>