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Li-Hung Lin

L.H. Lin


Assistant professor of the Department of Geosciences,
National Taiwan University
Tel: 886-2-33661694
Fax: 886-2-23636095






08/1998 - 11/2003  Ph.D. Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, USA.
09/1993 - 06/1995  M.S., Department of Geology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.
09/1989 - 06/1993  B.S., Department of Geology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.


Working Experience

08/2005 - present  Assistant professor at Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University
10/2004 - 07/2005  Postdoc at the Institute of Zoology, National Taiwan University
12/2003 - 09/2004  Postdoc at the Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington
08/1998 - 11/2003  Full time Ph.D. student, research assistant, and teaching assistant at the Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
07/1997 - 07/1998  Research assistant at the Department of Geosciences, National Taiwan University


Current research

  My current research focuses on the characterization of subsurface and hotspring microbial ecosystems through the combinations of analyses of aqueous, gas and isotope geochemistry, 16S rRNA genes, functional genes, fluorescence labeled microscopic observation and cultivation. The results derived from these analyses are integrated together to reveal the distribution, function, and assemblage of microbial communities, and the factors that control the substrate availability and elemental cycling. Current working sites and materials include cores from TCDP program and hot springs across Taiwan. These works involve the collaboration between Geophysical Laboratory and National Taiwan University. Our lab is currently developing collaboration with Philippines scholars.


2004  NSC Distinguished postdoc fellowship
2003  Carnegie postdoctoral fellowship
2002  Best student paper in AGU Geobiology session
2001  Fellowship for Extremophiles Workshop
2000  Microbial Diversity fellowship for Microbial Diversity summer program by Howard Hugh Medical Institute



Sherwood Lollar, B., Voglesonger, K., Lin, L.-H., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Telling, J.,  Abrajano, T. A.,  Onstott, T. C. and Pratt, L. M., Hydrogeologic Controls on Episodic H2 Release from Precambrian Fractured Rocks - Energy for Deep Subsurface Life on Earth and Mars, submitted to Astrobiology.

Mislowack, B. J., Lin, L. H., Rose, G., Ralston, C., Sherwood Lollar, B. and Pfiffner, S. M., In situ cultivation of deep subsurface microorganisms in a mafic sill, submitted to Environ. Microbiol.

Wang, P.-L.,Lin, L.-H., Yu, H.-T., Cheng, T.-W., Song, S.-R., Kuo, L.-W., Yeh, E.-C., Lin, W., and Wang, C.-Y., Cultivation-based characterization of microbial communities associated with deep sedimentary rocks from TCDP drilled cores, TAO (in press).

林立虹,2007 年,在黑暗處尋找生命的精彩:探訪深部地殼生物圈,自然科學簡訊,第十九卷,23-26 頁。

Lin, L. H., Wang, P.-L., Rumble, D., Lippmann, J., Boice, E., Pratt, L., Sherwood Lollar, B., Brodie, E., Hazen, T., Andersen, G., DeSantis, T., Moser, D. P., Kershaw, D. and Onstott, T. C., 2006, Long-term sustainability of a high energy, low diversity crustal biome. Science, 314, 479-482.

Gihring, T. M., Moser, D. M., Lin, L.-H., Davidson, M., Onstott, T. C., Morgan, L., Milleson, M., Kieft, T. L., Trimarco, E., Balkwill, D. L., and Dollhopf, M. E., 2006, The distribution of microbial taxa in the subsurface water of the Kalahari Shield, South Africa, Geomicrobiol. J., 23, 415-430.

Lin, L.-H., Gihring, T., Sherwood Lollar, B., Boice, E., Pratt, L., Lippmann-Pipke, J., Bellamy, R. E. S. and Onstott, T. C., Planktonic microbial communities associated with fracture-derived groundwater in a deep gold mine of South Africa, Geomicrobiol. J., 23, 475-497.

Onstott, T. C., Lin, L.-H., Davidson, M., Mislowack, B., Borcsik, M., Hall, J., Slater, G., Ward, J., Sherwood Lollar, B., Lippmann-Pike, J., Boice, E., Pratt, L., Pfiffner, S., Moser, D. P., Gihring, T., Kieft, T. L., Phelps, Vanherden, E., Litthaur, D., T. J., DeFlaun, M., and Rothmel, R., Geohydrological constraints on the origin, age and biogeochemical trends of deep fracture water in the Witwatersrand Basin, S. Africa, Geomicrobiol. J., 23, 369-414.

Sherwood Lollar, B., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Slater, G. F., Ward, J. A., Moser, D. P., Gihring, T. H., Lin, L. H., and Onstott, T. C., 2006, Abiogenic gases support H2-based autotrophy and methanogenesis in the deep subsurface, Chem. Geol., 226, 328-339.

Moser, D. P., Gihring, T. M., Brockman, F. J., Fredrickson, J. K., Balkwill, D. L., Dollhopf, M. E., Sherwood Lollar, B., Pratt, L. M., Boice, E., Southam, G., Wanger, G., Baker, B. J., Pfiffner, S. M., Lin, L.-H., and Onstott, T. C., 2005, Desulfotomaculum spp. and Methanobacterium spp. dominate 4-5 km deep fault, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71, 8773-8783.

Kieft, T. L., McCuddy, S. M., Onstott, T. C., Davidson, M., Lin, L.-H., Pratt, L., Boice, E., Sherwood-Lollar, B., Lippmann, L., Pfiffner, S. M., Phelps, T. J., Gihring, T., Moser, D., and van Heerden, A., 2005, Geochemically generated, energy-rich substrates and iIndigenous microorganisms in deep, ancient groundwater, Geomicrobiol. J. 22, 325-335.

Lin, L. H., Hall, J., Lippmann, J., Ward, J. A., Sherwood Lollar, B., Moser, D. P., Gihring, T., DeFlaun, M., Rothmel, R. and Onstott, T. C., 2005, Radiolytic H2 in the continental crust: Nuclear power for deep subsurface microbial communities, Geosyst. Geochem. Geophy. doi:10.1029/2004GC000907.

Lin, L. H., Wang, P. L., Lo, C. H., Tsai, C. H. and Jahn, B., 2005, 40Ar-39Ar thermochronological constraints on the exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks in the Sulu terrane of eastern China, Intl. Geol. Rev., 47, 872-886.

Lin, L. H., Slater, G. F., Sherwood Lollar, B., Lacrampe-Couloume, G. and Onstott, T. C., 2005, The yield and hydrogen isotopic composition of radiolytic H2 and its implications for the deep biosphere, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69, 893-903.

Ward, J. A., Slater, G.F., Moser, D., Lin, L. H., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Bonin, A., Davidson, M., Hall, J., Mislowack, B., Bellany, R. E. S., Onstott, T. C. and Sherwood Lollar, B., 2004, Microbial hydrocarbon gases in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa: Implications for the deep biosphere, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 68, 3239-3250.

Lippmann, J., Stute, M., Torgersen T., Moser, D. P., Hall, J., Lin, L. H., Borcsik, M., Bellamy, R E. S., and Onstott, T. C., 2003, Dating of ultradeep waters with noble gases and 36Cl, Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 67, 4597-4619.

Lin, L. H., Onstott, T. C. and Dong, H., 2000, Backscattered 39Ar loss in fine-grained minerals: Implications for 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of clay, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 64, 3965-3974.

Wang, K. L., Chen, C. H., Chung, S. L., Lin, L. H., Lo, C. H., Yang, T. F. and Lee, H.-Y., 2000, Field occurrence, 40Ar/39Ar dating and petrochemical features of volcanic successions in Mienhuayu off NE Taiwan, J. Geol. Soc. China, 43, 217-233.

Wang, P. L., Lin, L. H., and Lo, C. H., 1998, 40Ar/39Ar dating of mylonitization in the Tananao schist, eastern Taiwan, J. Geol. Soc. of China, 41, 2, 159-183.

最後更新 ( 2007/09/11, 週二 )