Trips (PEER Science team from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam)
Team fieldwork in Vietnam
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamon was an undergraduate student in Zoology Program, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University. He worked on habitat use of lizards in northeastern Thailand.
Nuttapol was an undergraduate student in Zoology Program, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University. He worked on food partitioning of sympatric skinks in northeastern Thailand.