Today, we are pleased to be welcoming a new member of the Methods in Ecology and Evolution Associate Editor Board. Anne Chao joins us from the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and you can find out a little more about her below.

Anne Chao

Anne Chao

“I am 60% statistician, 30% mathematician and 10% ecologist. Mathematical and statistical problems in ecology and evolution fascinate me. My current research interests include statistical inferences of biodiversity measures (for example taxonomic, phylogenetic, and functional diversities along with related similarity/differentiation indices), and statistical analysis of ecological and environmental survey data (such as standardising biological samples and rarefaction/extrapolation techniques).”

Anne has been very engaged with the journal over the past few years as a regular reviewer and as an author. Her first article in Methods, Entropy and the species accumulation curve‘ (written with YT Wang and Lou Jost) was published in 2013 and is now freely available.

Earlier this year, her article ‘Rarefaction and extrapolation of phylogenetic diversity‘ (co-authored with Chun-Huo Chiu, T. C. Hsieh, Thomas Davis, David A. Nipperess and Daniel P. Faith) was included in the New Opportunities at the Interface Between Ecology and Statistics Special Feature. Anne’s most recent contribution to the journal was titled ‘Estimating diversity and entropy profiles via discovery rates of new species‘ (also written in collaboration with Lou Jost) and was published in our August 2015 issue.

We are thrilled to welcome Anne as a new Associate Editor and we look forward to working with her on the journal.