Position: Visiting Scholar
Phone: 02 9351 8791
Fax: 02 9351 5609
Location: Office 444, Heydon-Laurence Building A08, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Link: Profile

Research Interests

My main research interests lie in the evolutionary ecology and ecological function of amphibians. Currently I am working on the following projects: (1) the relationship between life history traits of amphibians on the Tibetan plateau and altitude; (2) interspecific competition between amphibians on the Tibetan plateau; (3) ecosystem function of amphibians on the Tibetan plateau, and (4) differences in life history traits between the species of the Genus Rana.


# Publication
20. Chen W, Ren LN, He DJ,  Wang Y,  Pike DA (2015) Reproductive ecology of Sichuan Digging Frogs (Microhylidae: Kaloula rugifera). Acta Herpetologica 10(1):17-21.
19. Jiang LC, Ruan QP, Chen W (2015) The complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the Xizang Plateau Frog, Nanorana parkeri (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Mitochondrial DNA: in press. DOI: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1007327.
18. Chen W, Guan TP, Ren LN, He DJ, Wang Y, Lu X (2015) Prehibernation energy storage in Heilongjiang Brown Frogs (Rana amurensis) from five populations in North China. Asian Herpetological Research 6(1):45-50.
17. Chen W, Jiang LC, You ZQ, Chen M (2015) Breeding biology of the Upland Buzzard (Buteo hemilasius) on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Raptor Research 49(3):320-324.
16. Chen W, Pike DA, Wang Y, He DJ, Ren LN, Wang XY, Fan XG, Lu X (2014) Altitude decreases testis weight of a frog endemic to the Tibetan Plateau. Herpetological Journal 24(3):183-188.
15. Chen W, Tang ZH, Fan XG, Wang Y, Pike DA (2013) Maternal investment increases with altitude in a frog on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26:2710-2715.
14. Chen W, Zhao L, Wang Y, Li H, He DJ, Ren LN, Tang ZH, Lu X (2013) Reproductive output of the brown frog Rana kukunoris at high altitude of the Tibetan Plateau. Acta Herpetologica 8(2):153-157.
13. Chen W, Wang XY, Fan XG (2013) Do anurans living in higher altitudes have higher prehibernation energy storage? Investigations from a high-altitude frog. Herpetological Journal 23:45-49.
12. Chen W, Wu QG, Su ZX, Lu X (2012) Age, body size and clutch size of Rana kunyuensis, a subtropical frog native to China. Herpetological Journal 22:203-206.
11. Chen W, Wu QG, Hu JC, Lu X, You ZQ (2012) Seasonal habitat use of Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus) in a subtropical forest. Russian Journal of Ecology 43:256-260.
10. Liao WB, Chen W (2012) Inverse Rensch’s rule in a frog with female-biased sexual size dimorphism. Naturwissenschaften 99:427-431.
9. Liao WB, Liao YM, Xiao WM, Chen W, Mi ZP, Li C (2012) Sexual dimorphism in hind limb muscle mass of the Andrew’s Toad (Bufo andrewsi) in relation to sexual selection. North Western Journal of Zoology 2:252-256.
8. Chen W, Hu JC (2012) Seasonal differences in microhabitat use by tufted deer (Elaphodus cephalophus) in Tangjiahe Nature Reserve. Acta Theriologica Sinica 32(3):188-192.
7. Chen W, Zhang LX, Lu X (2011) Pairs during hibernation in a temperate frog: An unusual male mating strategy among anurans. Journal of Ethology 29:15-21.
6. Chen W, Yu TL, Lu X (2011) Age and body size of Rana kukunoris, a high-elevation frog native to the Tibetan Plateau. Herpetological Journal 21:149-151.
5. Chen W, Lu X (2011) Sex recognition and mate choice in male Rana kukunoris. Herpetological Journal 21:141-144.
4. Chen W, Lu X (2011) Age and body size of Rana amurensis from northeastern China. Current Zoology 57:781-784.
3. Chen W, Zhang LX, Lu X (2011) Higher pre-hibernation energy storage in anurans from cold environments: a case study on a temperate frog Rana chensinensis along broad latitudinal and altitudinal gradients. Annales Zoologici Fennici 48:214-220.
2. Lu X, Chen W, Zheng LX, Ma XY (2010) Mechanical constraint on size-assortative pairing success in a temperate frog: an experimental approach. Behavioural Processes 85:181-184.
1. Chen W, Hu JC, Lu X (2009) Habitat use and separation between the Chinese serow (Capricornis milneedwardsi) and the Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus) in winter. Mammalia 73:249-252.