Brief CV

Anne Chao (趙蓮菊)

Address: Institute of Statistics

National Tsing Hua University

Hsin-Chu, Taiwan 30043

Tel/Fax: 886-3-5715131 ext 33161

886-3-5728318 (fax)


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Education 1973                 B. S. (Mathematics), National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

1977                 Ph.D. (Statistics), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Experiences 1977-78            Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics University of  Michigan-Ann Arbor, USA

1978-82            Associate Professor, National Tsing Hua University

1985-86            Visiting Scientist, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University, USA

1982-present     Professor, National Tsing Hua University

Major Professional Services: 1994-2013       Associate Editor, Biometrics

1998-2011       Associate Editor, Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics

1991-96, 1999-2005 Associate Editor, Statistica Sinica

2001-2009       Associate Editor, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics

2015- 2019        Associate Editor, Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Referees for various journals in biology, ecology, statistics, epidemiology and related sciences.

Honors: 1990-95        Taiwan National Science Council Award for Outstanding Research (傑出研究獎三次)

1987             Elected Member of International Statistical Institute

1996             Best Teaching Award, National Tsing Hua University (傑出教學獎)

1997             Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics

2001             ISI Citation Classic Award for two highly-cited papers (Chao, 1984; Chao and Lee, 1992)

2003             Academic Award, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (教育部學術獎)

2005-2008     Taiwan National Chair Professor (國家講座)

2006-            Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor (清華特聘講座)

2022              Fellow, International Biogeography Society

Major Research Area: Ecological statistics and bio-diversity estimation

  • Species estimation and population size estimation
  • Animal abundance models and estimation
  • Capture-recapture models and their applications
  • Bio-diversity indices (species, phylogenetic and functional diversities) and their estimation
  • Biological sampling methods
Citations and Recent Plenary talks: A full list of publications is given on the website.

The total number of citations by SCI authors in Web of Science  >  17700 citations;

The total number of citations in Google Scholar > 32800 citations (Accessed on January, 2022)

(1) Plenary speaker, 2016 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, December, 2016, Liverpool, UK.

(2) Plenary speaker, 2018 Australian Ecological Society Annual Conference, November 2018, Brisbane, Australia.

(3) Plenary speaker, 2019 International Congress of Conservation Biology (ICCB), July, 2019, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.


Software and User’s Guide: (freely downloadable from

  • CARE (CApture-REcapture) including

          CARE-1: for capture-recapture epidemiological data

          CARE-2: for discrete-time capture-recapture models

          CARE-3 : for continuous-time capture-recapture models

          CARE-4 : for Markov chain capture-recapture models

  • SPADE (Species Prediction And Diversity Estimation): for biodiversity data analyses
  • iNEXT (Interpolation/EXTrapolation)
  • iNEXT.4steps (Interpolation/EXTrapolation — 4-step analysis including sample completeness, iNEXT and evenness)
  • iNEXT.3D (Interpolation/EXTrapolation for taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional diversity)
  • iNEXT.beta3D (Interpolation/EXTrapolation with beta diversity)
  • (Network diversity Interpolation/EXTrapolation)