Uraiporn recently completed her MSc at the Prince of Songkla University.
|Uraiporn is particularly interested in the taxonomy of murid rodents.
Uraiporn was awarded (May, 2011) a grant by the Systematics Association, UK for her work on SE Asian murid rodent taxonomy. This involves detailed technical drawings of skull and dental morphology of twelve murid genera.
Above: Uraiporn presenting the results of her small mammal research in peninsular Thailand.
Above: Uraiporn working with Dr Nikky Thomas of the Harrison Institute and fellow MSc student Chris Imakando from the Copperbelt University, Zambia.
Below: Uraiporn on field surveys in southern Thailand.
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum
Prince of Songkla University
Hatyai, Songkhla, 90112
2010-2012: M.Sc. (Zoology Programme), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand. (Successfully examined on 27th September, 2012)
Title of M.Sc. thesis A taxonomic study of the external and cranio-dental characters of the twelve murid rodent genera of the Thai-Malaysian peninsula (Rodentia: Muridae).
2004-2008: B.Sc. (Biology), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
2013: Joined (in November) Dr Serge Morand (CNRS, Montpellier) for a field trip for rodent research in Songkla Province under the CERoPath and BiodivHealthSEA programme.
2011-present: together with Pipat Soisook, took part in a series of surveys to promote the conservation of mammals and birds in Bulon Island (to Park staff, local people and tourists) - part of a Royal project of biodiversity and conservation of natural resources in the Bulon Islands, Mu Koh Petra National Park, Satun Province, S. Thailand.
2011 (May): Awarded a Systematics Association Fund grant (by the UK Systematics Association) for her work on illustrating skull, dental and the foot morphology of Southeast Asian murids - this work has now been completed (see some examples).
- Taxonomy, ecology, diversity and conservation status of murid rodents and small mammals in Thailand/mainland SE Asia
- Field research - rodents and other small mammals
- Technical scientific drawing.
Current and Recent Research Activities:
2012-2013: Natural resources survey and nature trail development on Bulon Le and Bulon Don Islands, Mu Ko Phetra National Park.
2010-2012: Review of the external and cranio-dental characters of the twelve murid rodent genera of the Thai-Malaysian peninsula
2007-2008: Study of Morphological variation of Kerivoula hardwickii Horsfield, 1824 (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Thailand.
Pimsai, U., M.J. Pearch, C. Satasook, S. Bumrungsri, & P.J.J. Bates. 2014. Murine rodents (Rodentia: Murinae) of the Myanmar-Thailand-Malaysia peninsula and Singapore: taxonomy, distribution, ecology, conservation status, and illustrated identification keys. Bonn Zoological Journal, 63(1): 15-114.
International Workshops and Conferences:
2013: Conference ‘The 3rd conference on taxonomy and Systematics in Thailand. 11th -13th May, 2011. Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Oral presentation “A taxonomic study of the external and cranio-detal characters of the twelve murid rodents genera of Thai-Malaysian peninsula (Rodentia: Muridae)"
2012: Workshop of Southeast Asian Bat Conversation Research Unit, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. 2nd -9th July, 2012
2012: Regional Training/workshop ‘Rodent survey: from trapping to pathogen screening’. 15th-18th May, 2012. Faculty of Veterinary Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
2011: Conference ‘The 1st conference on taxonomy and Systematics in Thailand. 2nd-4th May, 2011. Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Thailand. Poster presentation “Small mammals in Plants Protection Area of RSPG, Rajjaprabha Dam EGAT, Surat Thani Province”.
2010: Conference ‘Biodiversity of Southern Thailand in Focus: Status and Research Direction’. 10-12 November, 2010. Walailuk University, Nakornsritammarat, 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.