HOANG Duc Huy, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
University of Science, VNUHCM
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 8-3 8355 273



Scientific Education

2005 Doctor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Seoul Women’s University, Korea


2002 Master of Science in Environmental Biology, Seoul Women’s University, Korea

1998 Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Science, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Academic & Research Experience

Wildlife & fish conservation and ecological services

Publication List (selected from 2013-now)

  1. Costa-Boddeker, Le, X.T., Hoelzmann, P., de Stigter, H. C., van Gaever, P., Hoang, D.H., Smol, J.P., and Schwalb, A. 2020. Heavy metal pollution in a reforested mangrove ecosystem (Can Gio Biosphere Reserve, Southern Vietnam): Effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors over a thirty-year history. Science of the Total Environment 716: 137035
  2. Tran, N.T., Labonne, M., HoangD.H., and Panfili, J. 2019. Changes in environmental salinity during the life of Pangasius krempfi in the Mekong Delta (Vietnam) estimated from otolith Sr : Ca ratios. Marine and Freshwater Research,
  3. Le, D.T.T., Rowley, J.J.L., Tran, T.A.D, and HoangD.H., 2019. The diet of a forest-dependent frog species, Odorrana morafkai (Anura: Ranidae), in relation to habitat disturbance. Amphibia-Reptilia, DOI:10.1163/15685381-20191171.
  4. Tran, T.L., HoangD.H., and Dinh, M.Q. 2019. Digestive Tract Morphology, Food composition and Feeding Habits of the Giant Mudskipper Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Pallas, 1770) from the Coastline in Tran De, Soc Trang. VNU Journal of Science: Natural Sciences and Technology, Vol. 35, No. 3 (2019) 30-38.
  5. Costa-Boddeker, S., Hoelzmann, P., Le, X.T., Hoelzmann, P., de Stigter, H. C., van Gaever, P., Hoang, D.H., and Schwalb, A. 2018. The hidden threat of heavy metal pollution in high sedimentation and highly dynamic environment: Assessment of metal accumulation rates in the Thi Vai Estuary, Southern Vietnam. Environmental Pollution. 242: 348–356
  6. Le, D.T.T., Rowley, J.J.L., Tran, T.A.D, Vo, N.T. and Hoang, D.H., 2018. Diet Composition and Overlap in a Montane Frog Community in Vietnam. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 13(1) 205-215.
  7. Cormier-Salem, MC, Nguyen, V.T., Burgos, A., Durand. J.D., Bettarel, Y., Klein, J., Hoang, D.H., Panfili, J. 2017. The mangrove’s contribution to people: Interdisciplinary pilot study of the Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve in Viet Nam. Comptes Rendus Geoscience 349:341-350.
  8. Le, D.T.T., Hoang, D.H., Rowley, J.J.L., 2017. Preliminary Monitoring of Amphibian Populations at a Montane Site in Vietnam with the Presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidisHerpetological Review, 48(3) 557-559.
  9. Rowley, J., Dau, Q.V., Hoang, D.H., Le, T.T.D., Cutajar, P.T., and Nguyen, T.T.. 2017. A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from northern Vietnam. Zootaxa 4243(3): 544–564
  10. Costa-Boddeker, S., Hoelzmann, P., Le, X.T., Hoang, D.H., Nguyen, H.A., Richter, O. and Schwalb, A. 2017. Ecological risk assessment of a coastal zone in Southern Vietnam: Spatial distribution and content of heavy metals in water and surface sediments of the Thi Vai Estuary and Can Gio Mangrove Forest. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 114: 1141–1151
  11. Costa-Boddeker, S., Le, X.T., Schwarz, A., Hoang, D.H., and Schwalb, A. 2017. Diatom Assemblages in Surface Sediments Along Nutrient and Salinity Gradients of Thi Vai Estuary and Can Gio Mangrove Forest, Southern Vietnam. Estuaries and Coasts. 40: 479–492
  12. Rowley, J.J.L., Shepherd, C. R., Stuart, B.L., Nguyen, Q.T., Hoang, D.H., Cutajar, T.P., Wogan, G.O.U., and Phimmachak, S.. 2016. Estimating the global trade in Southeast Asian newts. Biological Conservation 199: 96–100
  13. Rowley, J., Tran, .T.A.D., Le, T.T.D., Dau, Q.V., Peloso, P.L.V., Nguyen, Q.T., Hoang, D.H., Nguyen, T.T., and Ziegler, T.. 2016. Five new, microendemic Asian Leaf-litter Frogs (Leptolalax) from the southern Annamite mountains, Vietnam. Zootaxa 4085(1): 063–102
  14. Rowley, J., Stuart, B.L., Neang, T., Hoang, D.H., Dau, Q.V., Nguyen, T.T, and Emmett, D.A.. 2015. A new species of Leptolalax (Anura: Megophryidae) from Vietnam and Cambodia. Zootaxa 4039(3): 401–417
  15. Hoang, D.H., Pham, M.H., and Tran, T.N.. 2015. Two new species of shovel-jaw carp Onychostoma (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 3962 (1): 123–138
  1. Hoang, D.H., Pham, M.H., Durand, JD, Tran, T.N. and Phan, D.P.. 2015. Mahseers Tor and Neolissochilus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 4006 (3): 551–568
  2. Bui, N.T., Hoang, T.K. and Hoang, D.H.. 2015 The functional feeding groups’ structure of aquatic insects in upstreams of Da Nhim river, Lam Dong province. Journal of Science & Technology - VNU HCMC. 18(3): 23-33
  3. Rowley, J.J.L., Dau, Q.V., Hoang, D.H., Nguyen, T.T., Le, T.T.D. and Altig, R.. 2015. The breeding biologies of three species of treefrogs with hyperextended vocal repertoires (Gracixalus; Anura: Rhacophoridae). Amphibia-Reptilia 36: 277-285
  4. Rowley, J.J.L., Tran, T.A.D., Frankham, G.J., Dekker, A.H., Le, T.T.D, Nguyen, Q.T., Dau, Q.V., and Hoang, D.H. Undiagnosed Cryptic Diversity in Small, Microendemic Frogs (Leptolalax) from the Central Highlands of Vietnam. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0128382. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128382
  5. Rowley, J.J.L., Le, .T.T.D., Hoang, D.H. and Altig, R.. 2014. The breeding behaviour, advertisement call and tadpole of Limnonectes dabanus (Anura: Dicroglossidae). Zootaxa 3881 (2): 195–200
  6. Strautins, E., J., Le, T.T.D., Dau, Q.V., Hoang, D.H.and Rowley, J.J.L.. 2014. Leptobrachium pullum (Vietnam Spadefoot Toad). Eye Coloration. Herpetological Review. 45(3): 477–478
  7. Rowley, J.J.L., Le, T.T.D., Dau, Q.V., Hoang, D.H. and Cao, T.T.. 2014. A striking new species of phytotelm-breeding tree frog (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa 3785 (1): 025–037
  8. Costa-Boddeker, S., Le, X.T., Schwarz, A., Hoang, D.H., Hoang, T.K., and Schwalb, A. 2014. Spatial distribution of diatom assemblages in surface sediments of a deltaic coastal zone in southern Vietnam. In: Meon G., Patsch M., Phuoc N.V., Quan N.H. (eds.) 2014: EWATEC-COAST: Technologies for Environmental and Water Protection of Coastal Zones in Vietnam. Contributions to 4th International Conference for Environmental and Natural Resources, ICENR 2014. Cuvillier, Gottingen, Germany. ISSN: 2363-7218. ISBN: 978-3-95404-852-6
  9. Rowley, J.J.L., Hoang, D.H. Le, T.T.D., Dau, Q.V., Neang, T., and Cao, T.T.. 2013. Low prevalence or apparent absence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection in amphibians from sites in Vietnam and Cambodia. Herpetological Review. 4: 466–469
  10. Ly, T, Hoang, D.H. and Stuart, B.L. 2013. Occurrence of the Endangered Keeled Box Turtle, Cuora mouhotii, in Southern Vietnam. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12(1): 184-187