Dr. Hsing-Juh Lin graduated from Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island (Ph.D. in Oceanography). Dr. Lin is the Distinguished Professor in Department of Life Sciences at National Chung Hsing University, the Director of Research Center for Global Change Biology at National Chung Hsing University, an Adjunct Research Fellow in Biodiversity Research Center at Academia Sinica, and an Adjunct Professor in Institute of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Chinese Medical University. The specialty of Dr. Lin is on the structure, function, and service of coastal ecosystems, particularly in the tropical/subtropical region. In the past 20 years, Dr. Lin have been studying on a variety of tropical aquatic ecosystems, from streams, estuaries, coastal lagoons, coastal wetlands, mangroves, seagrass beds to coral reefs, particularly Blue Carbon. He was charged in making the standard operation procedure for ecologically monitoring the wetlands of national importance in Taiwan. He published the first book introducing tropical seagrass ecosystems in the South China Sea. Dr. Lin also removed a dam from a tropical mountain stream in Taiwan for conserving the endangered landlocked salmon. In 2015, he was awarded Conservation Achievement Award by Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan, Taiwan and Alumni Award by National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. He was invited to join IUCN (the International Union for Conservation of Nature) Mangrove Specialist Group. Now he is a Lead Author for Regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Asia and the Pacific by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES, UNEP), the first and the only one from Taiwan.