Publications - Lin Yangchen

Lin Yangchen MRI brain 3D
Nuclear magnetic resonance image of the author's brain: a parametric map of the excitation of hydrogen nuclei by an extremely powerful oscillatory magnetic field, while lying in suspended animation within a futuristic toroidal sarcophagus. Created at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, UK.


Lin, Y. 2019. Malaya's timeless design IV: World War II. The Collectors Club Philatelist 98(3):166–172.

Lin, Y. 2019. Paper fibre analysis of the small heads issues. The Malayan Philatelist 60:40–46.

Lin, Y. 2019. Malaya's timeless design III: World War II. The Collectors Club Philatelist 98(2):84–106.

Lin, Y. & Lim, K. Y. 2019. Pigment particles on the blue and green papers of the Straits Settlements KGVI 1937–1941 $1 and $5. The Malayan Philatelist 60:18–21.

Lin, Y. 2019. Malaya's timeless design II: Malaya postage stamp printing. The Collectors Club Philatelist 98(1):28–45.

Lin, Y. 2018. Malaya's timeless design. The Collectors Club Philatelist 97(6):354–374.

Lin, Y. 2018. A search for statistical laws governing definitive stamp production. The London Philatelist 127:335–343.

Lin, Y. 2018. Raman spectroscopic identification of vermilion ink in the BMA MALAYA $2 duty plate. The Malayan Philatelist 59:62–65.

Lin, Y. 2018. Old mysteries and new questions about the Okugawa-Akira seal. The Malayan Philatelist 59:38.

Lin, Y. & Magis, A. 2018. BMA blues: spectroscopic insights. The Malayan Philatelist 59:40—42.

Mustacich, R. V. & Lin, Y. 2018. Perforation quality and small-hole characteristics in the Malaya small heads issue. The Malayan Philatelist 59:42–45.

Lin, Y. 2017. Pahang small heads 35 cents: a typographical anomaly? The Malayan Philatelist 58:99—100.

Lin, Y. & Yong, E. 2017. The human touch in SMC perfin production. The Malayan Philatelist 58:98.

Lin, Y. & Cheah, J. S. 2017. BMA Malaya 50 cents: a forgery of the forgery? The Malayan Philatelist 58:93—94.

Lin, Y. 2017. BMA Malaya 25 cents double overprint: which overprint came first? The Malayan Philatelist 58:43—44.

Lin, Y. 2017. Ultraviolet fluorescence of the BMA 1 cent magenta overprint? The Malayan Philatelist 58:13.

Lin, Y. 2016. An obscure BMA 15c. forgery? The Malayan Philatelist 57:89—90.

Lin, Y. & Cheah, J. S. 2016. The TRENGGANU overprint: genuine and forged. The Malayan Philatelist 57:83—86.

Lin, Y. & Cheah, J. S. 2016. Two distinct varieties of the BMA 50 cents postal forgery? The Malayan Philatelist 57:16—18.

Lin, Y. 2016. A case for collecting and studying philatelic forgeries. Stamp Magazine 82(2):27.

Lin, Y. 2015. The stamp that took Malaya by storm. The Malaysian Philatelist 2015(1):3–13.

Lin, Y. & Sutherland, W. J. 2015. Compartmentalization influences the response of bioenergetic ecological networks to species declines. Journal of Complex Networks 4(1):140–155.

Lin, Y. & Sutherland, W. J. 2014. Extinction and invasion do not add up in noisy dynamic ecological networks. Basic and Applied Ecology 15:475–485.

Lin, Y. & Sutherland, W. J. 2014. Interaction modification effects on ecological networks are affected by ratio dependence and network topology. Journal of Theoretical Biology 363:151–157.

Peh, K. S.-H. et al. 2014. Forest fragmentation and ecosystem function. In Kettle, C. & Koh, L. P. eds. Global Forest Fragmentation pp. 96–114. CABI, United Kingdom.

Lin, Y. & Sutherland, W. J. 2013. Color and degree of interspecific synchrony of environmental noise affect the variability of complex ecological networks. Ecological Modelling 263:162–173.

Library books
The library at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. ©Lin Yangchen

Lin, Y. 2013. Tubographical transactions: a search for traces of the past. In López Galviz, C. & Merrill, S. eds. Going Underground: New Perspectives pp. 92–105. London Transport Museum.

Assaneo, F. et al. 2013. Dynamics and coexistence in a system with intraguild mutualism. Ecological Complexity 14:64–74.

Lin, Y. 2009. Home range of Chalcophaps indica Linnaeus 1758 (Aves: Columbidae) in a semi-forested landscape. Malayan Nature Journal 61:209–212.

Lin, Y. 2008. Freedom of expression: wildlife through curved glass. Asian Geographic 58:22–25.

Lin, Y. 2008. Big and beautiful eyes. Nature Watch 16:6–9.

Sodhi, N. S. et al. 2007. Barcoding Indo-Malayan birds. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55:397–398.

Lin, Y. 2006. The straw-headed bulbul's legendary song. Nature Watch 14:8–10.

Lin, Y. 2005. Singapore's answer to Notre Dame de Paris. The Organ 334:8–10.

Lin Yangchen Tambora volcano summit
On the summit of Tambora volcano in the Indonesian archipelago, where
the most powerful eruption in recorded history took place in 1815.

My companion on the Godwin-Austen glacier en route to K2 (8611 m) in the Karakoram Himalaya.
The snowy peak at far left is Chongtar Kangri (7315 m).


A suspected Zika patient
PhD dissertation, University of Cambridge
Gunung Tahan, the highest mountain in the Malay peninsula
Malaya's timeless design: the universal coconut duty plate
Boiling postage stamps in the kitchen
The Oxford Fell Types in contemporary typography
Bach's Toccata & Fugue BWV 565 on the world's largest organ
Code library and scientific data on GitHub
Travel map | Flight log
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