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  • Sze Ling, Ho

    Assistant Professor

  • Tel 1: +886-2-33661386
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  • E-mail 1: slingho@ntu.edu.tw
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  • Website: https://szelingho.wixsite.com/paleoproxylab
  • Research Room: Room 205, Institute of Oceanography
  • Field: Paleoceanography; Paleoclimate proxies in marine sediments; Proxy-model comparison
  • Academic Background:
    • 2018- Assistant professor, Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University.
    • 2016-2017 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Bergen, Norway.
    • 2012-2015 Postdoctoral researcher, Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany.
    • 2012 PhD, Dr. rer. nat. (Marine Geology), Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany. (*degree awarded by University of Bremen)
    • 2009 MSc, Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Japan.
    • 2005 BEng, Chemical-Gas Engineering, University of Technology Malaysia
  • Research Achievements/Publications:
      (A) Refereed Paper

    • Bourbonnais, A., Ho, S.L., Kinnard, C., Lenaerts, J.T.M., Sugiyama, S., Altabet, M. (2021) Global change on the blue planet, Communications Earth & Environment, 2, 163, doi.org/10.1038/s43247-021-00227-2.
    • Dolman, A. M., Groeneveld, J., Mollenhauer, G., Ho, S. L., & Laepple, T. (2021). Estimating bioturbation from replicated small-sample radiocarbon ages. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 36(7), e2020PA004142.
    • Tapia, R., Ho, S.L.*, Nunez-Ricardo, S., Marchant, M., Lamy, F., Hebbeln, D. (2021) Increased Marine Productivity in the Southern Humboldt Current System During MIS 2-4 and 10-11. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 36(4), e2020PA004066.
    • Jakob, K. A., Ho, S. L., Meckler, A. N., Pross, J., Fiebig, J., Keppler, F., Friedrich, O. (2021) Stable Biological Production in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific Across the Plio-Pleistocene Transition (similar to 3.35-2.0 Ma). Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 36(4), e2020PA003965.
    • McClymont, E. L.*, Ford, H. L.*, Ho, S. L.*, Tindall, J. C., Haywood, A. M., Alonso-Garcia, M., Bailey, I., Berke, M. A., Littler, K., Patterson, M. O., Petrick, B., Peterse, F., Ravelo, A. C., Risebrobakken, B., De Schepper, S., Swann, G. E. A., Thirumalai, K., Tierney, J. E., van der Weijst, C., White, S., Abe-Ouchi, A., Baatsen, M. L. J., Brady, E. C., Chan, W. L., Chandan, D., Feng, R., Guo, C. C., von der Heydt, A. S., Hunter, S., Li, X. Y., Lohmann, G., Nisancioglu, K. H., Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Peltier, W. R., Stepanek, C., Zhang, Z. S. (2020) Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from similar to 3 million years ago. Climate of the Past, 16(4), 1599-1615.
    • Fietz*, S., Ho*, S.L., Huguet*, C. (2020) Archaeal membrane lipid-based paleothermometry for applications in polar oceans. Oceanography 33(2), https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2020.207. *Contributed equally.
    • Meinicke, N., Ho, S.L., Hannisdal, B., Nürnberg, D., Tripati, A. Schiebel, R., Meckler, A.N. (2020) A robust calibration of the clumped isotopes to temperature relationship for foraminifers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 270, 160-183.
    • T. J. Leutert, P. F. Sexton, A. Tripati, A. Piasecki, S. L. Ho, A. N. Meckler (2019) Sensitivity of clumped isotope temperatures in fossil benthic and planktic foraminifera to diagenetic alteration. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 257, 354-372. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.05.005
    • Piasecki, A., Bernasconi, S., Grauel, A.-L., Hannisdal, B., Ho, S.L., Leutert, T.J., Marchitto, T.M., Meinicke, N., Tisserand, A., Meckler, A.N. (2019) Application of clumped isotope thermometry to benthic foraminifera. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 2082-2090. doi.org/10.1029/2018GC007961
    • Groeneveld, J., Ho, S.L., Mackensen, A., Mohtadi, M., Laepple, T. (2019) Deciphering the variability in Mg/Ca and stable oxygen isotopes of individual foraminifera. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018PA003533
    • Tapia, R., Nurnberg, D., Ho, S.L., Lamy, F., Ullermann, J., Gersonde, R., Tiedemann, R. (2019) Glacial differences of Southern Ocean Intermediate Waters in the Central South Pacific. Quaternary Science Reviews, 208, 105-117. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.01.016.
    • Rehfeld, K., Muench, T., Ho, S.L., Laepple, T. (2018) Global patterns of declining temperature variability from the Last Glacial Maximum to the Holocene. Nature, 554, 356-359. doi:10.1038/nature25454.
    • Ho, S.L., and Laepple, T. (2017) Reply to “Eocene temperature gradients”. Nature Geoscience, 10, 539–540, doi:10:1038/ngeo2998.
    • Ho, S.L., and Laepple, T. (2016) Flat meridional temperature gradient in the early Eocene in the subsurface rather than surface ocean. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2763.
    • Fietz, S.*, Ho, S.L.*, Huguet, C., Rosell-Melé, A., and Martínez-García, A. (2016) Appraising GDGT-based seawater temperature indices in the Southern Ocean. Organic Geochemistry, 102, 93–105. (*Co-first author)
    • Hockun, K., Mollenhauer, G., Ho, S.L., Hefter, J., Ohlendorf, C., Zolitschka, B., Mayr, C., Lücke, A., Schefuß, E. (2016) Using distributions and stable isotopes of n-alkanes to disentangle organic matter contributions to sediments of Laguna Potrok Aike, Argentina. Organic Geochemistry, 102, 110–119.
    • Ho, S.L., and Laepple, T. (2015) Glacial cooling as inferred from marine temperature proxies TEX86H and UK’37. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 409, 15-22.
    • Ho, S.L., Mollenhauer, G., Fietz, S., Martinez-Garcia, A., Lamy, F., Rueda, G., Schipper, K., Meheust, M., Rosell-Mele, A., Stein, R., and Tiedemann, R. (2014) Appraisal of the TEX86 and TEX86L thermometries in the subpolar and polar regions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 131, 213-226.
    • Ho, S.L., Mollenhauer, G., Lamy, F., Martinez-Garcia, A., Mohtadi, M., Gersonde, R., Hebbeln, D., Nunez-Ricardo, S., Rosell-Mele, A., and Tiedemann, R. (2012) Sea surface temperature variability in the Pacific sector of the Southern Ocean over the past 700kyr. Paleoceanography, 27, PA4202.
    • Ho, S.L., Yamamoto, M., Mollenhauer, G., and Minagawa, M. (2011) Core top TEX86 values in the south and equatorial Pacific. Organic Geochemistry, 42, 94-99.
    • Kamaruddin, S.K., Daud, W.R.W., Ho, S.L., Hasran, U.A., (2007) Overview on the challenges and development of micro-direct methanol fuel cells (DMFC). Journal of Power Sources, 163, 743-754.

    • (B) Books and Book Chapters

    • Ho, S.L., Naafs, B.D.A., Lamy, F. (2013) Alkenone Paleothermometry based on the Haptophyte Algae, in Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science 2nd Edition, edited by Elias and Mock, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780444536433.
  • Teaching:
    • 1) Paleoclimate Proxies in Marine Sediments (Ocean7185)
    • 2) Climate and Ocean (Ocean 5112)
    • 3) Introduction to Marine Geology (Ocean 5001)
    • 4) Understanding climate change (IPCS 5021)
    • 5) Scientific communication in English (Ocean 7192)
    • 6) Invitation to Paleoceanography (Ocean 5126)