‘eighty years of promoting biodiversity conservation through taxonomic research, scientific training and international networks’

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

Bounsavane is a lecturer at the National University of Laos but is currently studying for his PhD at the Prince of Songkla University.

Bounsavane (left, front) with members of the National University of Laos on a field trip.

Bounsavane successfully defended his PhD at the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand during his viva voce oral examination in May, 2014.


In 2011, Bounsavane described a new species of bat from Myanmar, the house-dwelling leaf-nosed bat (Hipposideros einnaythu) [see list of publications below].


Bounsavane Douangboubpha

Lecturer

Faculty of Environmental Science
National University of Laos, Dong Dok Campus
P.O.Box: 7322, Xaythany District, Vientiane Capital
Lao PDR
Tel: +856-21-770561
Mobile: +856-20-77873589
E-mail: bounsavanhd@yahoo.com , younghillbat@gmail.com


Previously studying at:

Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Prince of Songkla University
Hatyai, Songkhla, 90112
Thailand.


Education:

2010-2014: PhD (Darwin Initiative Programme) in Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand -  Successfully defended in May 2014. Title of PhD thesis: 'A systematic review of the genus Kerivoula  (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Thailand'.

2006-2009: MSc (Ecology, International Programme adn Darwin Initiative Programme), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.
Title of M.Sc. thesis: A taxonomic review of Hipposideros halophyllus Hill and Yenbutra, 1984, Hipposideros ater Templeton, 1848, and Hipposideros cineraceus Blyth, 1853 (Chiroptera Hipposideridae) in Thailand and Myanmar.

2000-2005: BSc in Biology, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.


Applied work: 

2013-2014: Trained the staff of the Hala-Bala Wildlife Research Station (Thailand) in bat survey and identification techniques.

2012: took part of an international project in the Khammouan National Biodiversity Conservation Area as part of the programme, 'Inventory of the Biodiversity of Forest Canopies in Laos'.

2010: trained staff in the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS Lao Programme) in bat identification.


Research Interests:

  • Taxonomy, ecology and echolocation of Southeast Asian bat taxa

  • Biodiversity of birds and small mammals in Lao PDR, Thailand, SE Asia

  • Biodiversity conservation

Current and Recent Research Activities:

2010-2013: Review of the bats of subfamily Kerivoulinae (woolly bats) in SE Asia (PhD research)

2010-(ongoing): Review of the bats of Lao PDR

2010: Study of the bat diversity, their habitats and threats in Vangvieng District, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR

2007-2010: Review of bats of the genus Hipposideros (leaf-nosed bats) in SE Asia (including MSc research).


List of publications:

Douangboubpha,  B., S.  Bumrungsri, P. Soisook, S. Karnpun, and P. J. J. Bates.  The discovery of Kerivoula krauensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from southern peninsular Thailand provides new information on the distribution and conservation status of this data deficient species.  Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology. (Accepted).

Sanamxay, D., B. Douangboubpha, S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, and P.J.J. Bates. 2014. A summary of the taxonomy and distribution of the red giant flying squirrel, Petaurista petaurista (Sciuridae, Sciurinae, Pteromyini), in mainland Southeast Asia with the first record from Lao PDR. Mammalia (Accepted).

Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, W. Wanna, P. Soisook, and P. J. J. Bates.  Morphology, acoustics and genetics of the genus Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Thailand. Mammalia (Awaiting final review and acceptance).

Douangboubpha, B., V. Xayaphet, D. Sanamxay, N. M. Thomas, S. Bumrungsri and P. J. J. Bates. 2014. First confirmed records of Taphozous longimanus and Myotis annamiticus (Chiroptera) from Lao PDR. Tropical Natural History, 14(1): 27-34. [PDF available]

Sanamxay, D., B. Douangboubpha, S. Bumrungsri, S. Xayavong, V. Xayaphet, C. Satasook, and P. J. J. Bates. 2013. Rediscovery of Biswamoyopterus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae: Pteromyini) in Asia, with the description of a new species from Lao PDR. Zootaxa, 3686(4): 471-481. [PDF available]

Thomas, N.M., J.W. Duckworth, B. Douangboubpha, M. Williams and C.M. Francis, 2013. A checklist of bats (Mammals: Chiroptera) from Lao PDR. Acta Chiropterologica, 15(1): 193-260. [PDF available]

Douangboubpha, B., D. Sanamxay, V. Xayaphet, S. Bumrungsri, and P.J.J. Bates. 2012. First record of Sphaerias blanfordi (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) from Lao PDR. Tropical Natural History, 12(1): 117-122. [PDF available]

Kingsada, P., B. Douangboubpha, S. Ith, N. Furey, P. Soisook, S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, V.D. Thong, G. Csorba, D. Harrison, M. Pearch, P. Bates, N. Thomas. 2011. A checklist of bats from Cambodia, including the first record of the intermediate horseshoe bat Rhinolophus affinis (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae), with additional information from Thailand and Vietnam. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2011(1): 49-59. [PDF available]

Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, P. Soisook, Si Si Hla Bu, B. Aul, D.L. Harrison, M. Pearch, N.M. Thomas, and P.J.J. Bates. 2011. A new species of small Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Myanmar and a revaluation of the taxon H. nicobarulae Miller, 1902 from the Nicobar Islands. Acta Chiropterologica, 13(1): 61-78. [PDF available]

Douangboubpha B, Bumrungsri S, Soisook P, Satasook C, Thomas NM, Bates PJJ. 2010. A taxonomic review of Hipposideros bicolor species complex and H. pomona (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 12: 415-438. [PDF available]

Douangboubpha B, Bumrungsri S, Soisook P, Murray SW, Puechmaille SJ, Satasook C, Hla Bu SS, Harrison DL, Bates PJJ. 2010. A taxonomic review of Hipposideros halophyllus, with additional information on H. ater and H. cineraceus (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Thailand and Myanmar. Acta Chiropterologica, 12:29-50. [PDF available]


Participation in International Research and Training projects:

2010-2013: Harrison Institute, UK - sponsored by Darwin Initiative, UK: 'Enhancing taxonomic capacity to underpin tropical biodiversity conservation' (SE Asia).

2010: Harrison Institute, UK - sponsored by Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK: 'Integrating Myanmar into Southeast Asia's biodiversity network'.

2005-2008: Harrison Institute, UK - sponsored by Darwin Initiative, UK: 'Taxonomic initiative for Southeast Asian bat studies (Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam)'.


International conferences:

2013: A morphological and genetic analysis of Kerivoula hardwickii Horsfield, 1824 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Southeast Asia. Thailand Wildlife Seminar, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand. 19-20 December, 2013. (Oral presentation).

2011: Primary survey of bat diversity, habitats and threats in Vangvieng District, Vientiane Province, Laos. 2nd International South-east Asian Bat Conference, Bogor, Indonesia. 6-9 June, 2011. (Oral Presentation).

2011: A primary survey of bat diversity, their habitats and threats in Vangvieng District, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR. The Biodiversity crisis in tropical Asia, hosted by the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Thailand. 13-15 March, 2011. (Oral presentation).

2007: Taxonomic review of the Hipposideros bicolor complex in Thailand. 1st SE Asian Bat Conference. 7-11 May, 2007. Phuket, Thailand. (Poster presentation).


International Workshops and Training:
  
Cambodia

2009: Workshop on ‘Increasing in-country capacity and regional co-operation to promote bat conservation in Cambodia, with particular reference to Otomops wroughtoni’. 26-27 April, 2009. Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Lao PDR

2008: Workshop on 'Building capacity in Lao PDR bat studies: an example of regional co-operation'. 31 March, 2008. National University of Laos.


Myanmar

2014: Southeast Asian Bat Conservation and Research Unit (SEABCRU): Systematics and Taxonomy Workshop. 12-22 August, 2014. Mandalay University, Mandalay, Myanmar.

2010: Workshop on ‘Biodiversity studies in Myanmar, with particular reference to mammals, birds and amphibians’. 22-28 February, 2010. Mandalay University, Mandalay, Myanmar.


Thailand

2010: Workshop on ‘Bird research and conservation in SE Asia’. 21-22 October, 2010. Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.

2010: Workshop on ‘Using GIS and echolocation as tools for conservation of bats in SE Asia’. 26-28 July, 2010. Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.

2006: Regional training course on ‘Bat taxonomy’. 20-27 March 2006. Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.


United Kingdom

2007: Training in ‘Bat taxonomy’. April-June 2007. Harrison Institute, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK.


Vietnam

2006: Workshop on ‘Field techniques for bat research’. 8-14 August, 2006. Hanoi and Cat Ba Island, Vietnam.