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Ching-Yu Huang, Ph.D.

Title: Lecturer, Biology
Phone: 706-867-2557

Office: Health & Natural Sciences 439, Dahlonega

Courses Taught

BIOL 1101/1101L - Biology: A Human Perspective

BIOL 1102/1102L - Introduction to Ecology

BIOL 4226 - Soils in the Environment (offered Fall 2016)

Study Abroad in Taiwan 2017 (Course offered BIOL 1102/L & BIOL 1260/L; Application deadline: December 13, 2016)


  • Ph.D., Soil Ecology, University of Georgia, 2008
  • M.S., Ecology, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2002
  • B.S., Biology, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2000

Research/Special Interests

Dr. Huang's research interests focus on the ecological roles and biological invasions of soil invertebrates in terrestrial ecosystems, including their impacts on microbial communities and nutrient dynamics (particularly C and N) in below-ground ecosystems, as well as nutrient allocation in above-ground plant communities, under scenarios of global change.


Huang, C.-Y., G. González, and P. F. Hendrix. 2016. Resource Utilization by Native and Invasive Earthworms and Their Effects on Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in Puerto Rican Soils. Forests. 7(11):277. doi:10.3390/f7110277

Huang, C.-Y., Jien, S.-H., Chen, T.-H., Tian, G., Chiu, C.-Y. 2014. Soluble organic C and N and their relationships with soil organic C and N and microbial characteristics in the moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) plantations along an elevation gradient in Central Taiwan. Journal of Soils and Sediments. (14): 1061-1070.

Huang, C.-Y., K. L. Tully, D. A. Clark, S. F. Oberbauer, and T. P. McGlynn. 2012. The δ15N signature of the detrital food web tracks a landscape-scale soil phosphorus gradient in a Costa Rican lowland tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology, (28): 395-403.

Huang, C.-Y., P. F. Hendrix, T. J. Fahey, P. J. Bohlen, and P. M. Groffman. 2010. A simulation model to predict and evaluate the impacts of invasive earthworms on soil carbon cycling. Ecological Modeling, (221): 2447-2457.

Hendrix, P. F., M. Callaham, J. Drake, C.-Y. Huang, S. W. James, B. Snyder, and W. Zhang. 2008. Pandora’s box contained bait: The global problem of introduced earthworms. Annual Reviews in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, (39): 593-613.

González, G., C.-Y. Huang, and S.-C. Chuang. 2008. Earthworms and post-agricultural succession. Pg. 115-138. In Book: Post-Agricultural Succession in the Neotropics. Randall W. Myster (ed.). Springer.

Huang, C.-Y., C.-P. Wang, and P.-C. L. Hou. 2007. Effects of the toad (Bufo bankorensis) on litter invertebrates and decomposition in a subtropical forest, Taiwan. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 23(2): 161-168.

Huang, C.-Y., G. González, and P. F. Hendrix. 2006. The recolonization ability of native earthworm species, Estherella spp., in Puerto Rican forests and pastures. Caribbean Journal of Science. 42(3):386-396.

González, G., C.-Y. Huang, X. Zou, and C. Rodriguez. 2006. Earthworm invasions in the tropics. Biological Invasions. 8: 47-56.

Hou, P.-C. L., X. Zou, C.-Y. Huang, and H.-J. Chien. 2005. Plant litter decomposition influenced by soil animals and disturbance in a subtropical rainforest of Taiwan. Pedobiologia. 49: 539-547.

Huang, C.-Y. and P.-C. L. Hou. 2004. Density and diversity of litter amphibians in a monsoon forest of Southern Taiwan. Zoological Studies. 43(4): 795-802.

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