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

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

Mr Tshering Nidup with his MSc supervisor Dr Sansareeya Wangkulangkul at the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.

Nidup undertaking field work in forest adjacent to the Prince of Songkla University.

Nidup working in the laboratory at the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.



Mr Tshering Nidup

MSc Student:

Bhutan contact: (+975)-17753473
Thailand contact: 0905592245
E-mail ID: nidupt@yahoo.com or khangpa@gmail.com

Currently studying at:

Department of Biology, Prince of Songkhla University,
Hat Yai Campus, Thailand.
Thesis title: Diversity of frogs (Amphibia: Anura) and the correlation of habitat heterogeneity in Tarutao National Park, Thailand.


BSc Life Science (2007-2009), Sherubtse College (Bhutan), affiliated to Delhi University (India).

Current position:

Assistant Lecturer, Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Trashigang, Royal University of Bhutan.

Applied research:

2012: Assisted Dr Sansareeya Wangulangkul and Dr Judit Voros in the collection of skin swabs to test for the presence of the malicious amphibian disease, Bd (Batrachochytrium dendrobatids) in Tarutao Island, Tarutao National Park.

2012: Assisted with the teaching of staff in Tarutao National Park on the identification of frogs, the importance of amphibians, and the threat posed to amphibians by disease.

2012: Undertook a survey of amphibians in Tarutao National Park as part of a Rufford Small Grant project 'Building capacity in amphibian research and conservation in peninsular Thailand.

Research interests:

Taxonomy, Ecology and conservation of Amphibians (especially Frogs and Toads)

Current and present research activity:
Preparation of the checklist of Amphibians of Thailand.


Presented a paper on Amphibian diversity of Tarutao Island in World Biodiversity Congress in Chiang Mai from 25th-30th November, 2013