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陳國勤 研究員


Dr. Benny K. K. Chan

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Research Fellow
Ph.D. The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 香港大學
Research Fields
Intertidal and supply-side ecology, barnacle ecology, larval ecology
Major Research Achievements (2013-2017)
  • I am a marine larval and intertidal ecologist with research interests in the effect of larval supply, settlement and post-settlement mortality on the distribution and abundance of marine organisms. My Ph.D. study used two common rocky shore barnacle species, Tetraclita squamosa and Tetraclita japonica (Chan, 2001, 2003) as an example to study the effect of salinity and physical stress on the settlement and population dynamics of intertidal barnacles (Chan et al., 2001; Chan and Williams, 2003, 2004; Chan and Hung, 2005). To further study the effect of latitudinal gradient on the distribution pattern of intertidal assemblages in the Asia region, my recent research focusing on the investigating the distribution and population structure of Tetraclita spp. along the latitudinal gradient from Japan, Taiwan, Okinawa, Xiamen and Hong Kong (Chan and Murata, manuscript). In addition, I have involved in the design of a plankton trap (Yan et al., 2003) which can be used to monitor the effect of larval supply on the subsequent population structure of barnacles at different spatial scales. In 2005, as a co-investigator with colleagues in the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong, a grant (1.3 million HK dollars) was awarded by the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong to study the supply side ecology of Tetraclita in the S.E. Asia region.
  • Besides working on the rocky intertidal system, I am also interested in sandy shore ecology (see Chan and Caley, 2003). I have studied the factors affecting the fitness of the sandy shore snail Batillaria zonalis (Chan and Chan, 2005) and developed techniques in investigating the burrow structure of soft shore organisms (Chan et al., in press).
  • In addition, my recent research focuses on the ecology of the parasitic barnacles (Rhizocephala). I have addressed the occurrence and distribution of two Sacculina species in Hong Kong (Chan, 2004; Chan et al., 2005). Further directions are focusing on the factor affecting the sex ratio of Rhizocephala larvae.
Research Interests
  • Intertidal ecology, supply-side ecology, larval biology and crustacean (especially barnacles) ecology
    Ongoing projects
    • Tropical intertidal community structure: the role of supply-side ecology along the South China Coast (HK Research Grant Councl) – Dr Gray Williams (PI), Dr Benny K.K. Chan and Dr KH Chu
    • Biodiversity in the sandy shore at the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park (Environmental Protection Department, HK Government) – Dr Kenny Leung, Dr Benny Chan, Dr Cynthia Yau and Dr Wai Tak Cheong
      Publications (2013-2017)
      1. Chan B. K. K., L. Corbari, P. A. Rodriguez Moreno and L. M. Tsang, accepted, “Molecular phylogeny of the lower acorn barnacle families (Bathylasmatidae, Chionelasmatidae, Pachylasmatidae, and Waikalasmatidae) (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha) with evidence for revisions in family classification”, ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY. (SCI) (IF: 2.316; SCI ranking: 9.9%)
      2. Al-Yahya H., H.-N. Chen, B. K. K. Chan*, R. Kado and J. T. Høeg, 2016, “Morphology of cyprid attachment organs compared across disparate barnacle taxa: Does It relate to habitat?”, BIOLOGICAL BULLETIN, 231(2), 120-129. (SCI) (IF: 1.522; SCI ranking: 44.2%,49%)
      3. 15. Kolbasov, G.A., Chan, B. K. K. Molodtsova, T. N. and Y. Achituv , 2016, “Revision of the coral-inhabiting genus Conopea (Cirripedia: Archaeobalanidae) with description of two new species of the genera Conopea and Acasta. ”, ZOOTAXA, 4178(2), 182-208. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      4. Chan B. K. K., K.-T. Shao, Y.-T. Shao, Y.-W. Chang*, 2016, “A simplified, economical, and robust light trap for capturing benthic and pelagic zooplankton”, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 482, 25-32. (SCI) (IF: 1.796; SCI ranking: 42.3%,52.7%)
      5. Chan B. K. K*., H. N Chen, P. A. Rodriguez Moreno and L. Corbari, 2016, “Diversity and biogeography of the little known deep-sea barnacles of the genus Waikalasma Buckeridge, 1983 (Balanomorpha: Chionelasmatoidea) in the Southwest Pacific, with description of a new species”, JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 50(47-48), 2961-2984. (SCI) (IF: 1.01; SCI ranking: 76%,57.1%)
      6. Chan B. K. K.*, G. A. Kolbasov and J. T. Hoeg, 2016, “Collecting and processing thoracican, acrothoracican, and rhizocephalan cirripedes”, JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY, 36(5), 752-760. (SCI) (IF: 0.922; SCI ranking: 72.1%)
      7. Chan, B. K. K., F. P. Lima, G. A. Williams, R. Seabra, H. Y. Wang*, 2016, “A simplified biomimetic temperature logger for recording intertidal barnacle body temperatures”, LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY-METHODS, 14(7), 448-455. (SCI) (IF: 2.008; SCI ranking: 36.1%,25%)
      8. 12. Lin, H. C., G. A. Kolbasov, B. K. K. Chan*, 2016, “Phylogenetic relationships of Darwin’s “Mr. Arthrobalanus”: The burrowing barnacles (Cirripedia: Acrothoracica).”, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 100, 292-302. (SCI) (IF: 3.792; SCI ranking: 27.7%,28.3%,29.1%)
      9. Liu J. C. W., J. T. Hoeg, B. K.K. Chan* , 2016, “How do coral barnacles start their life in their hosts?”, Biology Letters, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0124. (SCI) (IF: 2.823; SCI ranking: 31.3%,47.8%,22.1%)
      10. Yorisue T., B. K. K. Chan*, R. Kado, H. Watanabe, K. Inoue, S. Kojima, J. T. Høeg, 2016, “On the morphology of antennular sensory and attachment organs in cypris larvae of the deep-sea vent/seep barnacles, Ashinkailepas and Neoverruca”, JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 277(5), 594-602. (SCI) (IF: 1.521; SCI ranking: 28.6%)
      11. Chan, B. K.K.* , C. C. Cheang, 2016, “ 1969 (Balanomorpha: Tetraclitidae) in the western Pacific, with a note on the new status of Neonrosella Jones, 2010”, ZOOTAXA, 4098(2), 201-226. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      12. Yu M.-C., G. A. Kolbasov, B. K. K. Chan*, 2016, “A new species of sponge inhabiting barnacle Bryozobia (Archaeobalanidae, Bryozobiinae) in the West Pacific”, ZooKeys, 571, 1-20. (SCI) (IF: 0.938; SCI ranking: 53.4%)
      13. Chan, B. K.K.*, H. N. Chen, P. R. Dando, A. J. Southward, E. C. Southward, 2016, “Biodiversity and Biogeography of Chthamalid Barnacles from the North-Eastern Pacific (Crustacea Cirripedia)”, PLoS One, 11(3), e0149556. (SCI) (IF: 3.057; SCI ranking: 17.5%)
      14. Chan, B. K. K., T.-W. Wang, P.-C. Chen, C.-W. Lin, T.-Y. Chan, L. M. Tsang*, 2016, “Community structure of macrobiota and environmental parameters in shallow water hydrothermal vents off Kueishan Island, Taiwan”, PLoS One, 11(2), e0148675. (SCI) (IF: 3.057; SCI ranking: 17.5%)
      15. Shen, X. K. H. Chu, B. K. K. Chan and L. M. Tsang*, 2016, “The complete mitochondrial genome of the fire coral-inhabiting barnacle Megabalanus ajax (Sessilia: Balanidae): gene rearrangements and atypical gene content”, Mitochondrial DNA, 27(2), 1173-1174. (SCI) (IF: 1.76; SCI ranking: 74.7%)
      16. Shen, X., B. K. K. Chan and L. M. Tsang*, 2016, “The mitochondrial genome of Nobia grandis Sowerby, 1839 (Cirripedia: Sessilia): the first report from the coral-inhabiting barnacles family Pyrgomatidae”, Mitochondrial DNA, 27(1), 339-341. (SCI) (IF: 1.76; SCI ranking: 74.7%)
      17. Shen, X., L. M. Tsang, K. H. Chu and B. K. K. Chan*, 2015, “A unique duplication of gene cluster (S2–C–Y) in Epopella plicata (Crustacea) mitochondrial genome and phylogeny within Cirripedia”, Mitochondrial DNA, DOI:10.3109/19401736.2015.1118082. (SCI) (IF: 1.76; SCI ranking: 74.7%)
      18. Wu T. H., L. M. Tsang, B. K. K. Chan, K. H. Chu, 2015, “Cryptic diversity and phylogeography of the island-associated barnacle Chthamalus moro in Asia”, MARINE ECOLOGY-AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE, 36(3), 368-378. (SCI) (IF: 1.138; SCI ranking: 63.5%)
      19. Simon-Blecher, N., A. M. Hosie, T. Guy-Haim, B. K. K. Chan and Y. Achituv*, 2015, “Speciation, phenotypic plasticity, or ontogeny, the case of the genus Galkinius (Pyrgomatidae, Cirripedia, Crustacea)”, ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY, 176(2), 305-322. (SCI) (IF: 2.316; SCI ranking: 9.9%)
      20. Chen, H. N., B. K. K. Chan and L. M. Tsang*, 2015, “Transcriptome derived microsatellite markers of Tetraclita kuroshioensis and cross amplification among Tetraclita spp.”, BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY, 63, 13-16. (SCI) (IF: 0.988; SCI ranking: 89.1%,89.3%,77.3%)
      21. Chan, B. K. K., C. C. Cheang , 2015, “A new Chthamalus (Crustacea: Cirripedia) from the challengeri subgroup on Taiwan rocky intertidal shores”, ZOOTAXA, 4000(5), 547-558. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      22. Hawkins, S. J., N. Mieszkowska, L. B. Firth, K. Bohn, M. T. Burrows, M. A. MacLean, R. C. Thompson, B. K. K. Chan, C. Little and G. A. Williams , 2015, “Looking backwards to look forwards: the role of natural history in temperate reef ecology”, MARINE AND FRESHWATER RESEARCH, 67(1), 1-13. (SCI) (IF: 1.583; SCI ranking: 50%,32.7%,49.2%,48.1%)
      23. Kolbasov, G. A.*, B. K. K. Chan and A. S. Petrunina, 2015, “Gorgonolaureus bicornutus sp. nov (Crustacea: Thecostraca: Ascothoracida) from off South-East Taiwan with notes on morphology and distribution”, ZOOTAXA, 3972(3), 328-342. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      24. Lin H. C., J. T. Høeg, Y. Yusa, B. K. K. Chan* , 2015, “The origins and evolution of dwarf males and habitat use in thoracican barnacles”, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 91, 1-11. (SCI) (IF: 3.792; SCI ranking: 27.7%,28.3%,29.1%)
      25. Shen, X., L. M. Tsang, K. H. Chu, Y. Achituv and B. K. K. Chan*, 2015, “Mitochondrial genome of the intertidal acorn barnacle Tetraclita serrata Darwin, 1854 (Crustacea: Sessilia): Gene order comparison and phylogenetic consideration within Sessilia”, Marine Genomics, 22, 63-69. (SCI) (IF: 1.883; SCI ranking: 69.9%)
      26. Tsang L. M., K. H. Chu, Y. Achituv and B. K. K. Chan* , 2015, “Molecular phylogeny of the acorn barnacle family Tetraclitidae (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha: Tetraclitoidea): Validity of shell morphology and arthropodal characteristics in the systematics of Tetraclitid barnacles”, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 82, 324-329. (SCI) (IF: 3.792; SCI ranking: 27.7%,28.3%,29.1%)
      27. Tsang, L. M., X. Shen, K. H. Chu and B. K. K. Chan*, 2015, “Complete mitochondrial genome of the acorn barnacle Striatobalanus amaryllis (Crustacea: Maxillopoda): the first representative from Archaeobalanidae”, Mitochondrial DNA, 26(5), 761-762. (SCI) (IF: 1.76; SCI ranking: 74.7%)
      28. Shen, X., B. K. K. Chan and L. M. Tsang*, 2015, “The complete mitochondrial genome of common fouling barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin, 1854) (Sessilia: Balanidae) reveals gene rearrangements compared to pancrustacean ground pattern”, Mitochondrial DNA, 26(5), 773-774. (SCI) (IF: 1.76; SCI ranking: 74.7%)
      29. Wong, K. K. W., L. M. Tsang⁎, S. R. Cartwright, G. A.Williams, B. K. K. Chan and K. H. Chu, 2014, “Physiological responses of two acorn barnacles, Tetraclita japonica and Megabalanus volcano, to summer heat stress on a tropical shore”, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 461, 243-249. (SCI) (IF: 1.796; SCI ranking: 42.3%,52.7%)
      30. Wang T. W., T.-Y. Chan, and B. K. K. Chan*, 2014, “Trophic relationships of hydrothermal vent and non-vent communities in the upper sublittoral and upper bathyal zones off Kueishan Island, Taiwan: a combined morphological, gut content analysis and stable isotope approach”, MARINE BIOLOGY, 161(11), 2447-2463. (SCI) (IF: 2.375; SCI ranking: 20.2%)
      31. Chan B. K. K.*, L. Corbari, P. A. Rodriguez Moreno, and D. S. Jones , 2014, “Two new deep-sea stalked barnacles, Arcoscalpellum epeeum sp. nov. and Gymnoscalpellum indopacificum sp. nov., from the Coral Sea, with description of the penis in Gymnoscalpellum dwarf males ”, ZOOTAXA, 3866(2), 261-276. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      32. Chen H. N., L. M. Tsang, V. C. Chong and B. K. K. Chan*, 2014, “Worldwide genetic differentiation in the commonfouling barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitrite”, BIOFOULING, 30(9), 1067-1078. (SCI) (IF: 3; SCI ranking: 30.4%,8.7%)
      33. Tsang L. M., K. H. Chu, Y. Nozawa, B. K. K. Chan*, 2014, “Morphological and host specificity evolution in coral symbiont barnacles (Balanomorpha: Pyrgomatidae) inferred from a multi-locus phylogeny”, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 77, 11-22. (SCI) (IF: 3.792; SCI ranking: 27.7%,28.3%,29.1%)
      34. Lin, H. C., J. P. Chen, B. K. K. Chan and K. T. Shao*, 2014, “The interplay of sediment characteristics, depth, water temperature, and ocean currents shaping the biogeography of lancelets (Subphylum Cephalochordata) in the northwest Pacific waters”, Marine Ecology-An Evolutionary Perspective, 36(3), 780-793. (SCI) (IF: 1.138; SCI ranking: 63.5%)
      35. Wong J. Y., H.-N. Chen, B. K. K. Chan*, I. K. P. Tan, V. C. Chong, 2014, “A combined morphological and molecular approach in identifying barnacle cyprids from the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve in Malaysia: essentials for larval ecology studies”, RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY, 62, 317-329. (SCI) (IF: 0.927; SCI ranking: 54.7%)
      36. JIANG, G.-C., H.-C. LIU, T.-Y. CHAN and B. K. K. CHAN*, 2014, “First stage zoeal morphology of four ghost crabs Ocypode ceratophthalmus (Pallas, 1772), O. cordimanus Latreille, 1818, O. sinensis Dai, Song & Yang, 1985 and O. stimpsoni Ortmann, 1897 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Ocypodidae)”, ZOOTAXA, 3760(3), 369-382. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      37. Chan, B. K. K., G. Kolbasov, M. Hirose, T. Mezaki, R. Suwae, 2014, “Biodiversity and biogeography of the coral boring barnacles of the genus Berndtia (Cirripedia: Acrothoracica) in the West Pacific, with description of three new species”, JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY, 48(25-26), 1503-1541. (SCI) (IF: 1.01; SCI ranking: 76%,57.1%)
      38. Lin H.-C., Y. H. Wong, L. M. Tsang, K. H. Chu, P.-Y. Qian and B. K. K. Chan* , 2014, “First study on gene expression of cement proteins and potential adhesion-related genes of a membranous- based barnacle as revealed from Next-Generation Sequencing technology ”, BIOFOULING, 30(2), 169-181. (SCI) (IF: 3; SCI ranking: 30.4%,8.7%)
      39. Chan, B.K.K., C.C. Cheang, I-H. Chen and G.A. Kolbasov, 2013, “Acrothorthoracican barnacles (Litoglyptida) in Taiwan, including the taxonomic status of Balanodytes taiwanus Utinomi, 1950 and cryptic diversity of Auritoglyptes bicornis (Aurivillius, 1892)”, ZOOTAXA, 3694(3), 221-239. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      40. Tsang, L.M., B.K.K. Chan, G. A Williams and K. H. Chu*, 2013, “Who is moving where? Molecular evidence reveals patterns of range shift in the acorn barnacle Hexechamaesipho pilsbry in Asia”, MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 488, 187-200. (SCI) (IF: 2.361; SCI ranking: 24.6%,38%,22.1%)
      41. Cheang, C. C., Tsang, L. M., Chu, K. H., Cheng, I.-J., Chan, B. K. K.*, 2013, “Host-specific phenotypic plasticity of the turtle barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria: A widespread generalist rather than a specialist”, PLoS One, 8(3), e57592. (SCI) (IF: 3.057; SCI ranking: 17.5%)
      42. Chen, H.-N., Todd, C. D., Williams, G. A., Chan, B. K. K.*, 2013, “A new passive plankton trap to quantify the supply of crustacean and molluscan larvae to rocky shores”, JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, 441, 80-89. (SCI) (IF: 1.796; SCI ranking: 42.3%,52.7%)
      43. Chen, H.-N., Hoeg, J. T., Chan, B. K. K.*, 2013, “Morphometric and molecular identification of individual barnacle cyprids from wild plankton: an approach to detecting fouling and invasive barnacle species”, BIOFOULING, 29(2), 133-145. (SCI) (IF: 3; SCI ranking: 30.4%,8.7%)
      44. Chan, B. K. K.∗,Chen, Y.-Y., Lin, H.-C. , 2013, “Biodiversity and host specificity of coral barnacles of Galkinia (Cirripedia: Pyrgomatidae) in Taiwan, with descriptions of six new species”, JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY, 33(3), 392-431. (SCI) (IF: 0.922; SCI ranking: 72.1%)
      45. Wang, T.-W., Chan , T.-Y., Chan, B. K.K.*, 2013, “Diversity and community structure of decapod crustaceans at hydrothermal vents and nearby deep-water fishing grounds off Kueishan Island, Taiwan: a high deep-sea biodiversity area in the NW Pacific”, BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE, 89(2), 505-528. (SCI) (IF: 1.856; SCI ranking: 39.4%,39.3%)
      46. Yorisue, T., Kado, R., Watanabe, H., Hoeg, J. T., Inoue, K., Kojima, S., Chan, B. K. K.* , 2013, “Influence of water temperature on the larval development of Neoverruca sp. and Ashinkailepas seepiophila-Implications for larval dispersal and settlement in the vent and seep environments”, DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, 71, 33-37. (SCI) (IF: 2.684; SCI ranking: 19.7%)