About This Project

Chang-Ching Su


My project research centers around light pollution and dark-sky conservation in Taiwan, taking the Matsu Islands as a primary focus. These islands have an extraordinary relationship with light and darkness and are home to a surreal phenomenon, wherein each night the sky glows an unnatural neon green as far as the eye can see. The Matsu Islands are home to several endangered and bioluminescent species that depend on darkness for survival and, historically caught between the high-handed force of China and partisan biddings of Taiwan, are now suffering from light pollution caused by unregulated Chinese squid fishing. My project aims to look at the causes of this issue, its ecological and socioeconomic effects, and the complex landscape of dark-sky conservation in Taiwan.



7th edition