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Lucia Liu Severinghaus
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Lucia Liu Severinghaus

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Ph.D., Cornell University (1983)
Presently Research Fellow, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica.

Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
128 See 11 Yen-chiu-yuan Road  
Taipei,    11529  Taiwan
Phone: 886-2-27899542 Fax: 886-2-27858059
Email: zolls@gate.sinica.edu.tw


   Research Interests

Avian ecology and behavior, avian biogeography, biodiversity, integrative aspect of natural resources conservation.

Species of Interest: 
  • Otus elegans botelensis
  • Accipiter virgatus
  • Butastur indicus
  • Falco tinnunculus
  • Falco peregrinus
  • Pernis ptilorhynchus


   Publications

Bai, M.-L.. L. Severinghaus, and M.T. Philippart. 2011. Mechanisms underlying small-scale partial migration of a subtropical owl. Behavioral Ecology 23:153-159.

Tietze, D.T., J. Martens, Y.-H. Sun, L.L. Severinghaus, and M. Päckert. 2011. Song evolution in the Coal Tit Parus ater. Journal of Avian Biology 42:214-230.

Hsu, Y.-C., C.-C. Huang,and L.L. Severinghaus. 2010. Microsatellites for the hoopoes (Upupa epops) and their application to the parentage analysis. Conservation Genetics Resources 2(Supplement 1):187-189.

Huang, K.Y, L.L. Severinghaus, and Y.S. Lin. 2010. (Abstract) The diet of Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus) in mosaic forest landcape and diet segregation in congeneric species. Pp. 34-35 in S. Gombobaatar, R. Watson, M. Curti, R. Yosef, E. Potapov, and M. Gilbert (eds.). Asian raptors: science and conservation for present and future: The proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Asian Raptors. Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, Mongolian Ornithological Society, and National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Päckert, M., J. Martens, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2009. The Taiwan Firecrest (Regulus goodfellowi) belongs to the Goldcrest assemblage (Regulus regulus s.l.): evidence from mitochondrial DNA and the territorial song of the Regulidae. Journal of Ornithology 150:205-220.

Weng, G.J., S.-H. Li, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2009. Isolation and characterization of 10 microsatellite DNA markers in the Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhyncus). Molecular Ecology Resources 9:928-930.

Wang, L.C., L.L. Severinghaus, C.T. Chen, L.Y. Liu, C.H. Pan, D. Huang, H.Y. Lee, J.T. Lir, S.C. Chin, C.E. Pu, and C.H. Wang. 2008. Sex identification of owls (Family Strigidae) using oligonucleotide microarrays. Journal of Heredity 99:187-192.       pdf

Wang, L.-C., C.-H. Pan, L.L. Severinghaus, L.-Y. Liu, C.-T. Chen, C.-E. Pu, D. Huang, J.-T. Lir, S.-C. Chin, M.-C. Cheng, S.-H. Lee, and C.-H. Wang. 2008. Simultaneous detection and differentiation of Newcastle disease and avian influenza viruses using oligonucleotide microarrays. Veterinary Microbiology 127:217-226.

Chan, S.-F., L.L. Severinghaus, and C.-K. Lee. 2007. The effect of rice field fragmentation on wintering waterbirds at the landscape level. Journal of Ornithology 148(Supplement 2):333-342.

Kiff, L., R.G. Bijlsma, L.L. Severinghaus, and J. Shergalin. 2007. The raptor literature. Pp. 11-46 in D.M. Bird and K.L. Bildstein (eds.), Raptor research and management techniques. Hancock House Publishers, Surrey, British Columbia.        pdf

Severinghaus, L.L. 2007. Cavity dynamics and breeding success of the Lanyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans). Journal of Ornithology 148(Supplement 2):407-416.

Huang, K.Y., and L.L. Severinghaus. 2006. (Abstract) The nocturnal hunting behavior of a diurnal raptor: the Peregrine Falcon in southern Taiwan, in Abstracts of the 3rd Symposium on Ecology of Raptors in Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan. Raptor Research of Taiwan 6:37-39.

Hsu, Y.-C., S.-H. Li, Y.-S. Lin, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2006. Microsatellite loci from Lanyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans botelensis) and their cross-species application in four species of Strigidae. Conservation Genetics 7:161-165.       pdf

Hsu, Y.-C., S.-H. Li, Y.-S. Lin, M.T. Philippart, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2006. High frequency of extra-pair copulation with low level of extra-pair fertilization in the Lanyu Scops Owl Otus elegans botelensis. Journal of Avian Biology 37:36-40.       pdf

Huang, K.-Y., Y.-S. Lin, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2006. Comparison of three common methods for studying the diet of nestlings in two Accipiter species. Zoological Studies 45:234-243.       pdf

Severinghaus, L.L., and K.Y. Huang. 2006. (Abstract) Chasing the Oriental Honey Buzzards in central Taiwan, in Abstracts of the 3rd Symposium on Ecology of Raptors in Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan. Raptor Research of Taiwan 6:30-31.

Severinghaus, L.L., H.-W. Tu, and, Y.-C. Hsu. 2006. Breaking down reproductive isolation between closely related species. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(Supplement):72-75.       pdf

Lee, C.-K., Y.-J. Fang, L.L. Severinghaus, and H.-C. Su. 2006. The impact of forest management on the bird communities in Taiwan. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(Supplement):679–683.       pdf

Severinghaus, L.L. and F.C. James. 2006. Ecological forestry and avian communities. Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(Supplement):678.       pdf

Huang, K.Y., and L.L. Severinghaus. 2005. Nocturnal hunting behaviour of a diurnal raptor, the Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus in southern Taiwan. Pp. 42-47 in J. Abu, M.H.N. Cong, A.C. Sebastian, and Y.C. Aik (eds.), Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Asian Raptors 2005. Committee for the 4th Symposium on Asian Raptors 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Huang, K.-Y., Y.-S. Lin, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2004. Nest provisioning of the Oriental Honey-buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus) in northern Taiwan. Journal of Raptor Research 38:367-371.       pdf

Huang, K.-Y., Y.-S. Lin, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2004. The diet of Besra Sparrowhawk (Accipiter virgatus) in Yangmingshan Area, northern Taiwan. Taiwania 49:149-158.       pdf

Lee, Y.F., and L.L. Severinghaus. 2004. Sexual and seasonal differences in the diet of Lanyu Scops Owls based on fecal analysis. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:299-306.

Tu, H.-W., and L.L. Severinghaus. 2004. Geographic variation of the highly complex Hwamei (Garrulax canorus) songs. Zoological Studies 43(3):629-640.       pdf

Hsu, Y.-C., L.L. Severinghaus, Y.-S. Lin, and S.-H. Li. 2003. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite DNA markers from the Lanyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans botelensis). Molecular Ecology Notes 3:595-597.       pdf

Lin, H.-J., Shao, K-T. Shao, W.-L. Chiou, C.-J.W. Maa, H.-L. Hsieh, W.-L. Wu, L.L. Severinghaus, and Y.-T. Wang. 2003. Biotic communities of freshwater marshes and mangroves in relation to saltwater incursions: implications for wetland regulation. Biodiversity and Conservation 12:647-665.

Lee, Y.-F., and L.L. Severinghaus. 2003. Microsatellite loci from Lanyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans botelensis) and their cross-species application in four species of Strigidae. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:299-306.

Severinghaus, L.L. 2002. Home-range, movement and dispersal of Lanyu Scops Owls (Otus elegans). Pp. 58-67 in I. Newton, R. Kavanagh, J. Olsen, and I. Taylor (eds.), Ecology and conservation of owls. CSIRO, Canberra, Victoria, Australia.

Severinghaus, L.L., and P. Rothery. 2001. The survival rate of Lanyu Scops Owls Otus elegans botelensis. Ibis 143:540-546.

Hsu, Y.-C., and L. Severinghaus. 2000. The migration and female bias of Common Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus) in Taiwan. Pages 92-98 in Proceedings Asian Raptor Research Conservation: the Second Symposium on Raptors of Asia, Grand Aquila, Bandung -- Indonesia, 25-27 July 2000 (D. Prawiradilaga, Ed.). Indonesian Committee for the Second Symposium of Asian Raptor Research and Conservation, Cibinong, Indonesia.

Severinghaus, L.L. 2000. Territoriality and the significance of calling in the Lanyu Scops Owl Otus elegans botelensis. Ibis 142:297-304.       pdf

Tso, I.-M., and L.L. Severinghaus. 2000. Argyrodes fissifrons inhabiting webs of Cyrtophora hosts: prey size distribution and population characteristics. Zoological Studies 39:236-242.       pdf

Yoshida, H., I.-M. Tso, and L.L. Severinghaus. 2000. The spider family Theridiidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Orchid Island, Taiwan: descriptions of six new and one newly recorded species. Zoological Studies 39:123-132.       pdf

Severinghaus, L.L., and L. Chi. 1999. Prayer animal release in Taiwan. Biological Conservation 89:301-304.

Lin, W.-H., and L.L. Severinghaus. 1998. Raptor migration and conservation in Taiwan. Pp. 631-639 in R.D. Chancellor, B.-U. Meyburg, and J.J. Ferrero (eds.), Holarctic birds of prey. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin, and ADENEX, Merida, Spain.

Tso, I.-M., and L.L. Severinghaus. 1998. Ingested biomass of prey as a more accurate estimator of foraging intake by spider predators. Journal of Arachnology 26:405-407.

Yoshida, H., I.-M. Tso, and L.L. Severinghaus. 1998. Description of a new species of the genus Argyrodes (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Orchid Island, Taiwan, with notes on its ecology and behavior. Acta Arachnologica 47:1-5.

Severinghaus, L.L. 1996. Territory strategy of the migratory Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus. Ibis 138:460-465.       pdf

Severinghaus, L.L., and C.T. Liang. 1995. Food and foraging behavior of the Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus in Taiwan. Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology 6:194-–199.

Severinghaus, L.L. 1992. Monitoring the population of the endangered Lanyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans botelensis). Pp. 790-802 in D.R. McCullough and R.H. Barrett (eds), Wildlife 2001: populations. 790-802. Elsevier, London.

Severinghaus, L.L. 1991. The status and conservation of Grey-faced Buzzard-eagles and Brown Shrikes migrating through Taiwan. International Council for Bird Preservation Technical Publication 12:203-223.

Severinghaus, L.L., and H.-C. Lin. 1990. The reproductive behaviour and mate choice of the Fiddler Crab (Uca lactea lactea) in mid-Taiwan. Behaviour 113:292-307.

Severinghaus, L.L. 1989.The status and conservation of Lanyu Scops Owl Otus elegans botelensis. In B.-U. Meyburg and R.D. Chancellor (eds.), Raptors in the modern world. World Working Group on Birds of Prey, Berlin.

Severinghaus, L.L. 1988. Ecology and management of the Lanyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans botelensis). Ecological Research Series No. 22. Council of Agriculture, Taipei, Taiwan. (In Chinese)

Severinghaus L.L. 1987. Flocking and cooperative breeding of Formosan Blue Magpie. Bulletin of the Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica 26:27–37.

Severinghaus, L.L. 1987. Social behavior of the Vinous-throated Parrotbill during the nonbreeding season. Bulletin of the Institute of Zoology, Academia Sinica 26:231-244.

Severinghaus, L.L. 1986. An ecological study of the Lanyu Scops Owl (Otus elegans botelensis). Ecological Research Series No. 15. Council of Agriculture, Taipei, Taiwan. (In Chinese)

Severinghaus, L.L. 1985. (Review of) The birds of China, by R. Meyer de Schauensee. Wilson Bulletin 97:397-398.       pdf

Severinghaus, L. 1983. The breeding ecology and management of Common Terns (Sterna hirundo) at Oneida Lake. Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Severinghaus, L. 1982. Nest site selection by the Common Tern Sterna hirundo on Oneida Lake, New York. Colonial Waterbirds 5:11–18.

Severinghaus, L.L., B.H. Kurtak, and G.C. Eickwort. 1981. The reproductive behavior of Anthidium manicatum (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) and the significance of size for territorial males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 9:51-58.

Severinghaus, S.R., K.T. Blackshaw, L.L. Severinghaus, and S.R. Blackshaw. 1976. (Book) A new guide to the birds of Taiwan. Mei Ya Publications, Taipei, Taiwan.



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