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Trips (PEER Science team from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam)

Team fieldwork in Vietnam 

 

Lab members

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Left to right:  (Above) Somphouthone, Anchalee, Siriporn, Korkhwan; (Below) Attapol, Sengvilay, Natee

Dr. Anchalee Aowphol

Assistant  Professor, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University
Research focus: Systematics and ecology of amphibians and reptiles in Southeast Asia

 

Graduate students

Sengvilay Seateun
Sengvilay joined the ARRL in 2014. She received her M.Sc. degree with Dr. Niane Sivongxay (National University of Laos) and Dr. Bryan Stuart (North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences). She is now a Ph.D. student at KU and working on ecology of the Asian leaf turtle.

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Attapol Rujirawan
Attapol joined the ARRL as a M.Sc. student in 2010 and is now a Ph.D. student in Zoology Program. His research focuses on taxonomy and systematics of species complexes of amphibians using morphology, genetics and bioacoustics. 

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Siriporn Yodthong
Siriporn joined the ARRL in 2011. She has experience working on population genetics of some rhacophorids in Thailand for her M.Sc. thesis. She is now a Ph.D. student at KU.

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Natee Ampai
Natee is  now a Ph.D. student in Zoology Program. He joined the ARRL in 2012. His M.Sc. thesis focused on ecology  of frogs  (Genus Odorrana) in Northeastern Thailand and he is also  interested in systematics of some geckos in Thailand.
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KorkhwanTermprayoon
Korkhwan is now a research assistant at the ARRL. She joined the lab since 2012 as a M.Sc. student. Her research focused on ecology of the Bent-toed  geckos Cyrtodactylus in Northeastern Thailand.

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Piyawan Phuanprapai
Piyawan joined the ARRL since she was an undergraduate student. She is now studying in M.Sc. Program at KU. Her research is focusing on phylogeographic patterns of local populations of some ranid frogs in Thailand.
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Lab Alumni

Graduate student

Dr. Somphouthone Phimmachak
She finished her Ph.D. in Zoology Program from Faculty of Science, KU in 2015 and is now a lecturer at Department of Biology, National University of Laos.  She has been working on systematics and ecology of amphibians, especially newts in Laos.
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Undergraduate students

Vattikorn Sophonrat
Vattikorn was an undergraduate student in Zoology Program, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University. For the research project, he worked on habitat utilization of amphibians and reptiles in a protected area in northeastern Thailand.
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Jamorn Paisarnjit-a-thorn
Jamon was an undergraduate student in Zoology Program, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University. He worked on habitat use of lizards in northeastern Thailand. 

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Nuttapol Bowonboon  
Nuttapol was an undergraduate student in Zoology Program, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University. He worked on food partitioning of sympatric skinks in northeastern Thailand.

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Research

Project:

Biodiversity and conservation in the Lower Mekong: empowering female herpetologists through capacity building and regional networking
Link: Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science

Publications

Phimmachak, S., Stuart, B.L. and Aowphol, A. 2015. Ecology and natural history of the knobby newt Tylototriton podichthys (Caudata: Salamandridae) in Laos. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 63: 389–400. (pdf)
Phimmachak, S., Aowphol, A. and Stuart, B.L. 2015. Morphological and molecular  variation in Tylototriton (Caudata: Salamandridae) in Laos, with description of a new species. Zootaxa 4006 (2): 285–310.  
Ampai, N., Rujirawan, A., Arkajak, J., McLeod, D.S. and Aowphol, A. 2015. Description of the tadpoles of two endemic frogs: the Phu Luang Cascade frog Odorrana aureola (Anura: Ranidae) and the Isan big-headed frog Limnonectes   isanensis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northeastern Thailand. Zootaxa 3981 (4): 508–520.
Aowphol, A., Rujirawan,A., Taksintum, W., Chuaynkern, Y., and Stuart, B.L. 2015. A new caruncle-bearing Limnonectes (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from northeastern Thailand. Zootaxa 3956 (2): 258–270.
Stuart, B. L., Rowley, J. L., Phimmachak, S., Aowphol, A. and Sivongxay, S. 2014. Salamander protection starts with the newt. Science (Letters): 1067-1068.
Grismer, J. L., Bauer, A. M., Grismer, L. L., Thirakhupt, K., Aowphol, A., Oaks, J. R., Wood, P. L., Onn, C. K., Thy, N., Cota, M. and Jackman, T. 2014. Multiple origins of parthenogenesis, and a revised species phylogeny for the Southeast Asian butterfly lizards, Leiolepis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 1080–1093.
Yodthong, S., Siler, C.D., Prasankok, P. and Aowphol, A. 2014. Phylogenetic Patterns of the Southeast Asian Tree Frog Chiromantis hansenae in Thailand. Asian Herpetological Research 5(3): 179–196. (pdf)
Rujirawan, A., Stuart, B.L. and Aowphol, A. 2013. A new tree frog in the genus Polypedates (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from southern Thailand. Zootaxa 3702 (6): 545–565.
Aowphol, A., Rujirawan,A., Taksintum, W., Arsirapot, S. and McLeod, D.S. 2013.  Re-Evaluating the taxonomic status of Chiromantis in Thailand using multiple lines of evidence (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae).  Zootaxa 3702 (2): 101–123.
Sriprateep, K., Aranyavalai, V., Aowphol, A. and Thirakhupt, K. 2013. Population Structure and Reproduction of the Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata (Blyth, 1853) at Ban Kok Village, Northeastern Thailand. Tropical Natural History 13(1): 21–37.
Tumkiratiwong, P., Meesuk, W., Chanhome, L. and Aowphol, A. 2012. The Reproductive Patterns of Captive Male and Female Monocled Cobra, Naja kaouthia (Lesson, 1831). Zoological Studies 51(5): 692-700. (pdf)
Yu, X., Peng, Y., Aowphol, A., Ding, L., Brauth, S.E., Tang, Y.Z. 2011. Geographic Variation in the Advertisement Calls of Gekko gecko in Relation to Variations in Morphological Features:Implications for Regional Population Differentiation. Ethology Ecology and Evolution 23(3): 1-19.
Aowphol, A., Voris, H.K., Feldheim, K.A., Harnyuttanakorn, P. and Thirakhupt, K. 2008. Genetic Homogeneity among Colonies of the White-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) in Thailand. Zoological Science 25(4): 372–380.
Aowphol, A., Thirakhupt, K., Nabhitabhata, J. and Voris, H.K. 2006. Foraging Ecology of the Tokay Gecko Gekko gecko in the Residential Area in Thailand. Amphibia-Reptilia 27: 491–503.