Network of serpentine soil eco-service in Asia-Pacific

Web organized by Chia-Yu Yang

The first and the only group in the world dedicating to the research on serpentine ecosystem in humid subtropics and tropics such as paddy fields.

  Serpentine soil is characterized by its unique environmental and biological eco-system. The study on serpentine soil ecosystem gives us knowledge related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for examples, food security, sustainable agriculture, and clean water.
  So far, some studies of serpentine ecology focus on heavy metal hyperaccumulators, phytoremediation and water quality in European and North American worlds, but this group is the only one from Asia for the eco-service of serpentine soil ecosystem.


Establishment of our group

  Based on our close teamwork with international institution over the past decade year, this network has been supported by Office of International affairs of National Taiwan University (NTU) through the partner universities cooperation funding.
  This network was initialized from the link of NTU to Kyoto University, Japan, and members from Asia-Pacific were further listed, including Kyoto Prefectural University (Japan), Southern Leyte State University (Philippines), and Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources, Phenikaa University, Vietnam, and National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan.

Academic activities

2019 November
   Kick-off meeting at Kyoto Prefectural University

2020 November
   International virtual conference of serpentine soil eco-service in the Asia-Pacific
   in National Taiwan University

Our Group


許正一 Zeng Yei, Hseu
Professor, PI of Serpentine Soil Eco-service in Asia-Pacific Network
Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University

林雅芬 Ya Fen, Lin
Assistant Professor
Department of Agronomy, National Taiwan University

楊爵因 Jiue In, Yang
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, National Taiwan University

許昺慕 Bing Mu, Hsu
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, National Chung Cheng University


渡邉 哲弘 Tetsuhiro Watanabe
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

中尾淳 Atsushi Nakao
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Kyoto Prefectural University


Ian. A. Navarrete
Department of Environmental Soil Science, Southern Leyte State University-Hinunangan Campus


Dinh Quoc Nguyen
Economic Geology - Mineral materials Department, Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR)

Ngo Thi Thuy Huong
Lecturer/ Leader of a Research Group
Faculty of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Phenikaa