Wen-Hao Chou


Education:PhD in Biology, Tunghai University
Research Interests:Natural History Museum Planning and Managemen,
Life Science, Collections Management

  • Biography

  • Teaching

  • Projects

  • Publications

  • Supervision


Wen-Hao Chou, received his PhD in Biology at Tunghai University, is currently the Deputy Director of the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan. For museum studies he went to the California Academy of Sciences involving in comprehensive work at various departments, and participated in the Museum Studies Program at the John F. Kennedy University in 1984-5.
 
In 1981, he took part in the preparatory process of the establishment of the National Museum of Natural Science. After the museum was established, he ever served as the chair of the departments of exhibition, science education, and zoology. His past and current positions of the Biological Society of China include Chairman, Board Member, and Supervisor. He is presently the Supervisor of the Chinese Association of Museums, Representative of the Taiwan National Committee of GBIF, and an Amphibian Specialist Group Member of IUCN SSC. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Taiwan Museum, and an Editorial Board member of several journals, including Museology Quarterly (Taiwan), Collection and Research (Taiwan) and Asian Herpetological Research (China).
 
He is the author of Collections Management of Natural History Museums, Tadpoles of Taiwan, and has published various academic papers in journals. His research interests include museum studies, Herpetology, Biogeography, Community Ecology, and other biology related research. He also focuses his concern on conserving the biodiversity of Taiwan, particularly reptiles and amphibians, as well as teaching conservation courses in universities. 
Natural History Museum Planning and Management