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

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

Dr Moe Moe Aung is a lecturer at Kalay University and has a particular interest in the taxonomy of Myanmar/SE Asian bats



Dr Moe Moe Aung with other bat researchers from Thailand, Cambodia and Nepal during as study visit to the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand



Dr Moe Moe Aung with colleagues recording bat echolocation during field work in Mandalay Division, Myanmar


Dr Moe Moe Aung

Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Kalay University, Myanmar

Department of Zoology
Kalay University
Kalay
Myanmar
E-mail: moeaung189@gmail.com
+95 0943169730


Education:

2001-2006: Ph.D. University of Mandalay, Myanmar. Title of PhD thesis: Autecology of Indian Flying Fox , Pteropus giganteus Brunnich, 1782 within Shwe Sedi Pagoda Precinct, Hpayar Pyan Village, Wetlet Township, Sagaing  Division

1995-1997: M.Sc. University of Mandalay, Myanmar. Title of M.Sc. thesis:Relationship between fecundity and fertility in mouth brooding river catfish,Tachysurus jatius

1984-1991: B.Sc. University of Mandalay, Myanmar


Research Interests:

  • Taxonomy, ecology, and biology of Myanmar/Southeast Asian mammals, especially bats, birds and fish.


Current and Recent Research Activities:

2010-on-going: taxonomy, echolocation, distribution, and ecology of Upper Myanmar bats

2011-on-going: developing a research collection of Upper Myanmar bats in association with Dr Tigga Kingston and Matthew Struebig

2003-2004: taxonomy and distribution of moths in Shan State

2001-2010: ecology of fruit bats in Upper Myanmar


List of publications and presentations:


Moe Moe Aung et al., A review of Hipposideros lankadiva Kelaart, 1850(Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) with the description of a new subspecies from Myanmar. Submitted.

Struebig, M.J., S.J. Rossitor, P.J.J. Bates, T. Kingston, Sai Sein Lin Oo, Aye Aye Nwe, Moe Moe Aung, Sein Sein Win, and Khin Mya Mya. 2005. Results of a recent survey in Upper Myanmar including new records from the Kachin forests. Acta Chiropterologica, 7(1): 147-163. [PDF available].

Moe Moe Aung. 2006. Autecology of Indian Flying Fox , Pteropus giganteus Brunnich, 1782 within Shwe Sedi Pagoda Precinct, Hpayar Pyan Village, Wetlet Township, Sagaing  Division. PhD thesis. Available from LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2013 (via Amazon.com).


Scholarship and Grants

2005-2006 BCI (Bat Conservation International) - $2500 scholarship towards fruit bat research


International/National Workshops and Training:

Thailand

2010 (October-November): Intensive training in bat taxonomy at the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.

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


Myanmar

2010 (February): International training in bat and bird research and field work techniques at the University of Mandalay and in the National Kandawgyi Gardens, Pwin Oo Lwin

2009 (February): International training in bat research at the University of Mandalay

2003: Training in field techniques for bat research in conjunction with Dr Tigga Kingston, USA

2002: International workshop on bat research at the University of Yangon.