Afro-Asian Taxonomic Network Prince of Songkla University Harrison Institute
Taxonomy without frontiers - promoting taxonomic research and training throughout Afro-Asia – Taxonomy without frontiers

Network Members

If you have an interest in biodiversity research in Africa, Arabia and Asia please join the Network.

The more comprehensive the list, the more useful it will be. Please send your details to Paul Bates at pjjbates2@hotmail.com .

It is open to everyone, student, scientist, amateur enthusiast... Hopefully the Network will help you find potential partners for collaborative study in institutions throughout the Old World tropics and subtropics.

Entries are listed in alphabetical order by country and then by family (last) name. Researchers are included in the country within which their Institution/ University/ Museum is based and NOT by country of research interest - so a British scientist based at a German University studying mammals in Tanzania would be listed under Germany. Therefore it is necessary to read the 'Interests' section of each member to determine the scope, discipline and geographical area of their research.

We wish you luck with all your research!


Network co-ordinator

Dr (Mr) Paul Bates (Director), Harrison Institute, Bowerwood House, 15 St Botolph’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ, United Kingdom.
E-mail:pjjbates2@hotmail.com
Interests: Mammal/ bat taxonomy; bird taxonomy; Southeast Asian, Indian Subcontinent and Old World tropical biodiversity, taxonomic library.


Participating Members


• Australia

Dr (Mr) Kyle Armstrong, University of Adelaide, Darling Building, North Terrace Campus, Adelaide, South Australia and South Australian Museum.
kyle.armstrong@graduate.uwa.edu.au
Interests: Bat taxonomy, speciation, ancient DNA analysis of museum specimens, echolocation, population genetics, habitat modelling.

Dr David and Dr Meredith Happold, Division of Botany and Zoology, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia.
E-mail: David.Happold@anu.edu.au
Interests: African mammals, African ecology, biogeography.

Ms Tanja Straka, PhD Student, Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, c/o School of Botany, University of Melbourne, 3010 VIC Australia.
Email: t.straka@pgrad.unimelb.edu.au
Interests: Bat ecology, behaviour and conservation, human-wildlife interaction, echolocation.


• Bangladesh

Mr Mohammad Sajid Ali Howlader, Lab-in-charge, Herpetology Laboratory Bangladesh (hl'b), Amphibia Lab section, House no:28/5(2nd Floor), Shonatangar, Zigatola, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh.
E-mail: sajidpabc@gmail.com
Interests: Taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, and conservation of South Asian amphibians.

Mr Nurul Islam, Executive Director, SAVE THE FROGS! Bangladesh, Chittagong Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Khulshi,Chittagong-4202, Bangladesh.
E-mail: nurul@savethefrogs.com
Interests: Wildlife veterinarian; taxonomic diversity, diseases and threats management of amphibian populations in Bangladesh; bat diversity, diseases and ecology.


• Belgium

Dr (Mr) Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Post-doc Researcher, Evolutionary Ecology Group, Universiteit Antwerpen, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen, Belgium.
E-mail: joellegouy@gmail.com
Interests: Viruses and macroparasites of rodents, Africa.

Prof. (Mr) Herwig Leirs, Professor of Zoology and Population Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology Group, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B-2020 Antwerpen, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium.
E-mail: herwig.leirs@ua.ac.be
Interests: Rodents, infection transmitted by rodents, pure and applied population ecology, Africa, Europe, Central Asia.


• Benin

Mr Chabi M.S. Djagoun, PhD student, Laboratoire d'Ecologie Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d'Abomey-Calavi, 01 BP 526 Cotonou, Benin.
E-mail: dchabi@gmail.com , sylvestrechabi@gmail.com
Interests: Wildlife ecology and management, reptile taxonomy, Benin, Africa.


• Bhutan

Mr Ngagyel Tenzin , Chapcha Middle Secondary School, Chukha, Bhutan.
E-mail: ngagyelt@hotmail.com
Interests: mammal taxonomy, ecology, conservation.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/Ngagyel%20Tenzin.html

Mr Tshering Nidup, MSc student, currently studying at Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla Province, Thailand.
E-mail: nidupt@yahoo.com or khangpa@gmail.com
Interests: amphibian taxonomy, wildlife of Bhutan
Website: http://harrison-institute.org/research/Tshering%20Nidup.html


• Brunei Darussalam

Dr. David J.W. Lane, Assoc. Prof., Dept. Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link BE1410, BRUNEI DARUSSALAM.
E-mail: david_jwlane@hotmail.com
Interests: tropical aquatic biology, Echinoderm diversity & ecology; bat biodiversity
Website: http://davidlane.webs.com/


• Cambodia

Mr Sophea Chhin, 19 St 360, Sangkart Boeng Keng Kang 1, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
E-mail: sopheachhin@gmail.com
Interests: Ornithology and bird taxonomy.

Dr (Mr) Neil Furey, Fauna and Flora International, No. 32, Street 282, Boeng Keng Kong 1, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
E-mail:n.furey.ffi@gmail.com
Interests: Bat ecology, behaviour, and taxonomy; Cambodian, Vietnamese, SE Asian biodiversity and conservation.

Mr Thy Neang, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Confederation of Russia Boulevard, Cambodia.
E-mail:neangthy@yahoo.com
Interests: Amphibian and reptile taxonomy, Cambodian and Southeast Asia.

Mr Ith Saveng, (Curator), Centre for Biodiversity Conservation, Room 415, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Confederation of Russia Boulevard, Cambodia. E-mail:ithsaveng@yahoo.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy, Cambodian and SE Asian biodiversity.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/IthSaveng.html

Mr Hun Seiha, 19 St 306, Boeng Keng Kang 1, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
E-mail: Seiha.Hun@gmail.com
Interests: Lepidoptera, taxonomy, ecology.


• Cameroon

Mr Eric Moise Bakwo Fils, Department of Life and Earth Sciences, Higher Teachers' Training College, University of Maroua, P.O.Box 46 Maroua; Cameroon.
Email: filsbkw27@gmail.com
Interests: Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation of bats.


• Canada

Dr (Mrs) Judith Eger, Senior Curator of Mammals and Deputy Head, Department of Natural History, Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 2C6.
E-mail: judithe@rom.on.ca
Interests: Mammal taxonomy, particularly bats in Asia, Africa and the Neotropics.
Website: http://www.rom.on.ca/collections/curators/eger.php


• China

Dr (Mr) Xiuguang Mao
, North Zhongshan Road 3663,East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. E-mail: maoxiuguang_1@yahoo.com.cn
Interests: Molecular Ecology, molecular phylogenetics in Southest Asia

Aiqing Lin, Jilin Key Laboratory of Animal Resource Conservation and Utilization, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
E-mail: laq0171986@163.com
Interests: Molecular ecology, echolocation and communication behaviour of bats


• Czech Republic

Dr (Mr) Petr Benda
, Curator of Mammals, Department of Zoology, National Museum (Natural History), Václavské nám. 68, CZ-115 79 Praha 1 (Prague), Czech Republic.
E-mail: petr_benda@nm.cz
Interests: taxonomy of bats, Old World.

Ondřej Kott , PhD student, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branišovská 31, 37005, Ćeské Budĕjovice, Czech Republic.
E-mail: ondrej.kott@gmail.com
Interests: Sensory biology of subterranean rodents, Africa.

Mr Vladimir Mazoch, PhD student, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Branišovská 31, 37005, Ćeské Budĕjovice, Czech Republic.
E-mail: Vladimir.mazoch@prf.jcu.cz
Interests: South-East African rodent phylogeography.

Ms Hana Patzenhauerová , PhD student, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, AS CR, 603 65 Kvĕtná 8, Brno, Czech Republic.
E-mail: hankapatz@soukroma.cz
Interests: East African rodents, phylogeography.

Dr (Mr) Peter Vallo, Postdoc, Institute of Vertebrate Biology, AS CR, 603 65 Kvĕtná 8, Brno, Czech Republic.
E-mail: vallo@ivb.cz
Interests: Bat phylogeny, Africa, Palaearctic.


Democratic Republic of Congo

Mr Gambalemoke Mbalitim Sylvestre , PhD Student, Université de Kisangani, Laboratoire d'Ecologie et de Gestion de Ressources Animales (LEGERA), B.P. 2012, Kisangani, DRC.
E-Mail: sgambalemoke@yahoo.fr
Interests: diversity of small mammals; taxonomy of shrews, DCR, Africa.

Mr Prince K. Kaleme, Researcher, Biology Department, Research Centre for Natural Science, Lwiro/Bukavu, East D.R. Congo.
E-mails: Pkaleme@gmail.com , kaleme@sun.ac.za
Interests: Rodent phylogeny and taxonomy, Central and East Africa.


Egypt

Abdullah M. Nagy, Research assistant, Faculty of Science, Al-azhar University in Cairo, Egypt.
E-mail: ogalan007@gmail.com
Interests: biodiversity and habitat conservation in Egypt.

Mr Wael M. Shohdi, Researcher (Project Director), Nature Conservation Egypt, 10 Managem & Mahager St., Mohandeseen, Giza, Egypt.
E-mail: Wael_Elshiekh@yahoo.com
Interests:Vertebrate ecology, taxonomy, mammals, particularly bats.
Personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/shohdiwm/


Ethiopia

Mr Meheretu Y. Madebo, Lecturer, Department of Biology, Mekelle University, P.O. Box 3102, Mekelle, Ethiopia.
E-mail: meheretu@yahoo.com
Interests: Rodents and birds, Ethiopia.

Mr. Girma Mengesha, PhD student, Department of Biology, Ecological and Systemtic Zoology Unit, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Email: gutgirma@gimail.com
Interests: Birds and Mammalian ecology, diversity, taxonomy and conservation.


France

Benjamin Allegrini, CEFE-CNRS/EPHE/ Naturalia Environnement (student researcher and ecological project manager), Agroparc, BP41223, 84911 Avignon Cedex 9, France.
E-mail :benjamin.allegrini@laposte.net
Interests: bat taxonomy (in particular Pipistrellus and Hypsugo group) and biogeography ; North Africa.

Dr Jean-François Cosson, Directéur de Recherches, INRA, (INRA/IRD/Cirad/Montpellier SupAgro), Campus international de Baillarguet, CS 30016, F-34988 Montferrier-sur-Lez, France.
E-mail: cosson@supagro.inra.fr
Interests: Rodents and pathogens, molecular epidemiology, genetics.

Mr Robert J. Dowsett, Independent biologist, Le Pouget, Sumène 30440, France
e-mail: Dowsett@aol.com
Interests: primarily Afrotropical avian distribution and ecology, but in addition zoogeography of African mammals and butterflies.


Germany

Mr Michael Abedi-Lartey, Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Schlossallee 2, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany.
E-mail: abedilartey@yahoo.com
Interests: African mammals; migration and macroecology of fruitbats; bushmeat species conservation.

Dr Eva Baermann, Curator of mammals, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany.
E-Mail: e.baermann@zfmk.de Interests: taxonomy and systematics of bovids and other mammals; behavior, evolution, morphology.

Dr Renate van den Elzen, Curator of birds, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany.
E-mail: r.elzen.zfmk@uni-bonn.de
Interests: taxonomy and systematics of birds, morphological diversity of afrotropical species
Website: http://www.zfmk.de/web/ZFMK_Mitarbeiter/van_den_ElzenRenate/index.de.html

Dr Jakob Fahr, Researcher, Institute of Experimental Ecology (Bio 3), University of Ulm, Germany.
E-mail: jakob.fahr@uni-ulm.de
Interests: African bats: community ecology, macroecology, phylogeny, taxonomy
Personal website address: http://sites.google.com/site/jakobfahr

Mr Yann Gager, Max Planck Institute of Ornithology, Vogelwarte Radolfzell, Schlossallee 2, 78315 Radolfzell, Germany.
E-mail: yann.gager@gmail.com
Interests: Systematics, biogeography, evolutionary ecology and conservation of bats.

Dr Anke Hoffmann, Research Fellow, Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
E-mail: anke-hoffmann@gmx.net
Interests: Small mammals of Uganda, Namibia, Guinea; population dynamics, radio-tracking; savannah, desert, rainforest, EU Network project (European Distributed Institute of Taxonomy; EDIT: completed April, 2011).

Dr. Igor Khorozyan, Dr.Biol., Erasmus Mundus/ALRAKIS Postdoctoral fellow Department of Conservation Biology/Abteilung Naturschutzbiologie Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Bürgerstrasse 50, Göttingen 37073, Germany.
E-mail:  igor.khorozyan@biologie.uni-goettingen.de (office), leopard_am@yahoo.com (home)
Tel:  49 551 3922313; Fax: +49 551 399234
Interests: Taxonomy of the leopard in the Middle East

Ms Kathrin Kugler, Division of Neurobiology (Department Biology II), Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Großhaderner Straße 2, D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany.
E-mail: kathrin.kugler@lmu.de
Interests: Bat ecology, behaviour, echolocation and bioacoustics, conservation.

Dr (Mr) Swen Renner, Institute of Experimental Ecology (BIO3), University of Ulm, Albert-Einstein Allee 11, 89069 Ulm, Germany.
E-mail:swen.renner@uni-ulm.de
Interests: Bird taxonomy (SE Asia and South America), phylo-biogeography, species diversity and conservation, biodiversity research.
Website: http://www.uni-ulm.de/nawi/bio3/kalko/staff/dr-swen-renner.html

Ms Nicole Starik, Research fellow, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Division of Systematic Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 B, Germany.
E-mail: nicole.starik@agrar.hu-berlin.de
Interests: Bat ecology, small mammals, influence of land-use on biodiversity, Africa, protected areas and edge effects, Etosha, Namibia,bats and wind turbines, bioacoustics, camera trapping, large mammals.

Dr. Friederike Woog, Curator of birds, State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart, Germany.
E-mail: friederike.woog@smns-bw.de
Interests: Ecology and behaviour of birds.


Ghana

Mr Caleb Ofori-Boateng, PhD Student, Wildlife and Rangeland Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Research Fellow, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P.O. Box 63, Kumasi, Ghana.
E-mail: Calebofori@gmail.com
Interests: herpetology, lepidoptera, mammals, taxonomy and ecology, Ghana.


Hungary

Dr (Mr) Gabor Csorba, Deputy Director and Curator of Mammals, Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1083 Budapest, Ludovika ter 2. Hungary.
E-mail:csorba@nhmus.hu
Interests: Old World bat taxonomy, biodiversity of SE Asia.

Dr Judit Vörös, Curator of Herpetology, Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross u. 13.
E-mail: jvoros@nhmus.hu
Interest: Systematics, phylogeography and conservation of amphibians and reptiles
Website: http://www.nhmus.hu/hu/intezmeny/munkatarsak%26op%3dreszletes%26op2%3d36


India

Mr. Sameer B. Bajaru, Bombay Natural History Society, Hornbill House, Opp. Lion Gate, S. B. S. Road, Fort, Mumbai, Indian, 400001.
E-mail: sameerbajaru@gmail.com
Taxonomy and ecology of small mammals of the Indian Sub-continent.

Dr. Dau Lal Bohra, Wild Life Researcher and Bat Conservationist, Government Dungar College, Kabberi Changio Ki Gali, Battron Ka Chowk, Bikaner-334001, Rajasthan, India.
E-mail: daulalbohara@yahoo.com
Interests: Study of breeding behaviour of Pteropus giganteus, and Rhinopoma microphyllum kinneari and taxonomy and ecology of Rhinopoma hardwickii, Taphozous melanopogon, Rhinopoma microphyllum kinneri, Megaderma lyra lyra, Hipposideros and Pteropus giganteus of the North West Rajasthan.

Dr Sanjay K. Das, Assistant Professor, University School of Environment Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector-16C, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075, India.
E-mail: skdasipu@gmail.com
Interests: Taxonomy, Systematics and Biology of Indian Reptiles and Spiders. At present teaching Animal Taxonomy and Molecular Phylogenetics at University level.

Dr Sumit Dookia, Assistant Professor, University School of Environment Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India.
Email: sumitdookia@gmail.com
Interests: Taxonomy of chiroptera and rodents, mammalian biology, especially ungulates and carnivores. Conservation awareness about endangered species and currently teaching animal taxonomy at university level.
Website: www.ipu.ac.in

Mr Stephen Mahony, School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD Science Centre (West), University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4; Ireland: Department of Environmental Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, India.
Email: stephenmahony2@gmail.com
Interests: Taxonomy, systematics, biology, and conservation of Asian amphibians and reptiles.

Ms. Rajlakshmi Mishra, (Ph.D. Research Scholar), University School of Environment Management, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16 C, Dwarka, New Delhi-110078, India.
Email: rajlakshmi.jha@gmail.com
Interests: Bat ecology and taxonomy, urbanization and bats, bats and ecosystem services.

Dr. K. R. Senacha, Principal Investigator and Scientist In-charge, Rufford Small Grant Bat Conservation and Awareness Project (8400 - 2), Associated with the Ecology and Rural Development Society (ERDS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
E-mail:   senacha@yahoo.com, senacha@gmail.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy, ecology and behaviour; Bat and Vulture Conservation Campaign, Leading the wildlife conservation issues prevailing in the Thar Desert, India.

Dr (Mr) N. Singaravelan
E-mail: yoursings@gmail.com, sings@macam.ac.il
Interests: Animal Behaviour, Chemical Ecology of Plant-Animal Interactions, Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Biology
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/singarvelansite

Dr Juliet Vanitharani, Professor and head, Bat Research Laboratory, Advance Zoology & Biotechnology Department and Research Centre, Sarah Tucker College (Autonomous), Tirunelveli – 627007 India.
Email- jvanitharani@gmail.com / jvanitharani@hotmail.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy, ecology and conservation. Diversity of pollinators and seed dispersers of south Indian forest ecosystems.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/Juliet%20Vanitharani.html


Indonesia

Dr (Mr) Ibnu Maryanto , Prof Riset, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Widyasatwaloka, Jl. Raya Bogor Km 46 Cibinong, Java, Indonesia.
E-mail: ibnu_mar@yahoo.com
Interests: bat taxonomy, ecology, pollination.

Koko Yustian, Undergraduate student, Biology department, Math and Sciences faculty, University of Lampung, St. Prof. Soemantri Brojonegoro No. 1 Bandar Lampung 35145, Sumatra, Indonesia.
E-mail: yustiankoko@yahoo.com
Interests: Ecology, taxonomy, systematics, genetics, conservation, and wildlife management.

Sigit Wiantoro, Graduated student/Researcher, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Widyasatwaloka building, Jl. Raya Bogor Km 46 Cibinong, Java, Indonesia. 16911.
E-mail: wiantoro@gmail.com
Interests: bat taxonomy & systematics, biogeography, conservation.


Ireland

Dr (Ms) Emma Teeling, Lecturer, School of Biology & Environmental Science, Science Centre West, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E-mail:emma.teeling@ucd.ie
Interests: molecular phylogenetics, evolutionary relationships amongst mammals at the nucleotide and genomic level, comparative genomics, population ecology, behaviour.
Website: http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/biologyenvscience/dremmacteeling/

Dr (Mr) Sebastien Puechmaille, School of Biology & Environmental Science, Science Centre West, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E-mail:s.puechmaille@gmail.com
Interests: molecular ecology and genetics (population structure, speciation and phylogeny); echolocation call variation; conservation biology.
Website: http://www.batlab.eu/~spuechmaille/


Iraq

Mr. Omar F. Al-Sheikhly, Senior Lecturer/Department of Biology - College of Science - University of Baghdad/ Baghdad, Iraq
Email: alsheikhlyomar@gmail.com
Interests: taxonomy, ecology, behavior and conservation of wild mammals. Also IUCN -SSC - Otter specialist Group member/ country representative.


Israel

Dr (Mr) Georgy Shenbrot, Associate Professor, Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
E-mail: shenbrot@bgu.ac.il
Interests: Ecology and taxonomy of desert rodents, worldwide.


Japan

Dr (Mr) David A. Hill, Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute, Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP).
E-mail: hill@pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Website: www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/cicasp/index
Interests: Primatology, ecology.


• Kenya

Mr. Alex M. Syingi, Senior Collection Technician, Department of Zoology, National Museums of Kenya, P.O. Box 40658- 00100 Nairobi Kenya.
E-mail: asyingi@museums.or.ke
Interests: Bird and Mammal taxonomy.

Dr Paul Webala, Lecturer, Kenya Wildlife Society, Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI), PO Box 842-20117 Naivasha, Kenya.
E-mail: paul.webala@gmail.com
Interests: Wildlife ecology, behaviour and management; small mammal systematics and biodiversity; ecology, behaviour and systematics of bats.

Mr David B. Wechuli, MSc student, University of Eldoret P.O Box 1125-30100, Eldoret, Kenya.
Mobile No. +254 722 965 093
E-mail: wechulid@gmail.com
Interests: Taxonomy, echolocation, ecology and conservation of bats


• Lao PDR

Mr Bounsavane Douangboubpha, Lecturer, Faculty of Environmental Science, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
E-mail:bounsavanhd@yahoo.com  
Interests: Bat taxonomy, Lao and Southeast Asian biodiversity.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/BounsavaneDouangboubpha.html

Mr Daosavanh Sanamxay, Volunteer, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, National University of Laos, Vientiane, Lao PDR
E-mail: daosavanhsnx@gmail.com
Interests: ecology, mammal taxonomy, conservation.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/Daosavanh%20Sanamxay.html


• Lebanon

Dr (Mr) Mounir R. Abi-Said, Biodiversity Management/ Mammalogist, Biology Dept./FAS, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh 1107 2020, Beirut, Lebanon.
E-mail: mabisaid9@gmail.com
Interests: taxonomy, ecology, behavior and conservation of mammals
Website: www.animalencounter.org


• Madagascar

Dr Steven M. Goodman, MacArthur Field Biologist (Field Museum) and Scientific Advisor (Vahatra), Field Museum of Natural History (USA) and Association Vahatra (Madagascar).
E-mail: sgoodman@fieldmuseum.org
Interests: Old World mammals and birds - colonisation history, speciation, phylogeny, systematics, ecology, biogeography
Website: http://www.vahatra.mg/

Professor (Ms) Voahangy Soarimalala, Vahatra, BP 3972, Antananarivo 101; Professor at the University Fianarantsoa and Curator, Département de Biologie Animale, Facultés des Sciences, Université d'Antananarivo, BP 3972, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar.
E-mail: vsoarimalala@vahatra.mg
Interests: Small mammals (rodents and tenrecs) of Madagascar.
Website: http://www.vahatra.mg/


• Malaysia

Dr Akbar Zubaid, Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Malaysia.
E-mail: zubaid_akbar@hotmail.com ; zubaid@ukm.my
Website: www.ukm.my/zubaid/
Interests: Bat diversity and community ecology.

Mr. Mohd Isham Mohd Azhar, Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
E-mail: ishamzhar@gmail.com
Website: www.unimas.my
Interests: Bat Taxonomy and Ecology.

Ms Bidarulmunir Ahmad Anas, Universiti Sains Malaysia, George Town, Malaysia.
E-mail: puteri.anas@gmail.com
Interests: Algology, phytoplankton distribution and composition, remote sensing

Mr. Faisal Ali Anwarali Khan, Faculty at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and currently on study leave (PhD student) at Texas Tech University, USA.
E-mail:fanwaral@gmail.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy; Speciation and Biogeography of Malaysian and SE Asian biodiversity.
Website: http://www.frst.unimas.my/Staff/Staff/faisal-ali-anwarali-khan.htmlhttp://www.nsrl.ttu.edu/personnel/RJBaker/Bakers_Lab.htm

Mr. Jayaraj Vijaya Kumaran, Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and currently on study leave (PhD student) at Universiti Sains Malaysia
E-mail: jayaraj@umk.edu.my
Website: www.umk.edu.my
Interests: Phylogeography and taxonomy of small mammals.

Ms Joann Christine Luruthusamy, Research officer, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong, 52109 Selangor, Malaysia.
E-mail: joann@frim.gov.my
Website: www.frim.gov.my
Interests: Bat ecology and conservation.

Ms. Nor Zalipah Binti Mohamed, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, 21030 Kuala Terengganu, Terrengganu, Malaysia
E-mail: zalipah@umt.edu.my
Website: www.umt.edu.my
Interests: Animal ecology, particularly small mammals.


• Myanmar

Dr (Ms) Si Si Hla Bu, Pro-Rector, Yadanabon University, Myanmar.
E-mail:drsisihlabu@gmail.com
Interests: Parasite taxonomy; bat taxonomy, Myanmar and SE Asian biodiversity.

Dr (Ms) Mie Mie Sein, Professor Head of Department, Department of Biology, University of Mandalay, Myanmar.
E-mail:miemiesein2008@googlemail.com
Interests: Myanmar and SE Asian biodiversity.

Dr (Ms) Moe Moe Aung, Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Kalay University, Kalay, Myanmar.
E-mail:moeaung189@googlemail.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy and ecology; Myanmar and Southeast Asian biodiversity.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/Moe%20Moe%20Aung.html

Dr (Mr) Thant Zin, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Mandalay, Myanmar.
E-mail:thantzingenetics@gmail.com
Mobile: 09444009289
Interests: Bird taxonomy; Myanmar and Southeast Asian biodiversity.


• Namibia

Mr. Seth J. Eiseb
, Senior Curator of Vertebrates, National Museum of Namibia, P.O. Box 1203, Windhoek, Namibia.
E-mail: seth_eiseb@yahoo.co.uk
Interests: rodent taxonomy, rodent ecology, flea systematics, Africa.


• Nepal


Mr. Pushpa Raj Acharya
, Prince of Songkla University,Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: pushpa_psu@yahoo.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy and ecology (Nepal).

Mr. Hari Adhikari, Co-ordinator, Natural Resources Research and Conservation Center (NaReCon), Country representative (Nepal) IUCN/SSC Bat Specialist Group
E-mail: harisubash2002@yahoo.com
Interests: Taxonomy and genetic research

Mr. Devendra Prasad Bhandari, Research Student, Plant Breeding Department, IAAS, Tribhuwan University, Nepal.
Email: bhdevendraa@gmail.com
Interests: Plant biodiversity conservation, molecular biology, cryopreservation, tissue culture, biodiversity research.

Dr (Mr) Shandesh Bhattarai, Research Fellow, Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Kathmandu, Nepal.
E-mail: bhattaraishandesh@yahoo.com
Interests: Ethnobotany, ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, pharmacognosy, biodiversity, sustainable use of biodiversity, taxonomic research.

Mr Dibya Raj Dahal, Executive mamber and member of bat research team, Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation New, Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Email: dibya_dahal2003@yahoo.com
Interests: Conservaton, genetics, anatomy, physiology and photography
Website: www.smcrf.org

Rameshwor Ghimire, Executive Member and Member of Bat Research Team, CDES-Small Mammals Conservation Club (CDES_SMCC), Central Department of Environmental Science, CDES, TU, Nepal.
E-mail: cdestosmcc@gmail.com, ghimirer.amesh@yahoo.com
Interests: Taxonomy, roosting ecology of bats, conservation biology and molecular biology
Website: www.smcrf.org

Mr Sanjan Thapa, Executive Member and Research Officer-Bat Research Team, Institution(s): Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation (SMCRF), New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.
E-mail: sanjan_thapa@yahoo.com
Interests:  Taxonomy, molecular biology, ecology, photography and conservation of bats
Website: www.smcrf.org


• Oman (the Sultanate of)

Dr Mansoor AlJahdhami, Office for Conservation of The Environment, Diwan of Royal Court, P.O.Box 246, Muscat 100 , Sultanate of Oman, Tel: +968-24698543 , Fax: +968-24691498.
Email: mhjahdhami@gmail.com
Interests: Arabian fauna, nature conservation.

Dr Andrew Spalton, Advisor for Environmental Affairs, Office of the Minister, Diwan of Royal Court, The Palace, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
E-mail: spalt@omantel.net.om
Tel: +968 24693538; Fax: +968 24691433
Interests: Leopard conservation, Oman biodiversity conservation.

• Pakistan

Professor Dr. (Mr.) Mirza Azhar Beg, Department of Zoology, PMAS- University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi – Pakistan
Email:  mirzaazharb@gmail.com
Research Interests: Ecology, biology and behaviour of rodents, Vertebrate pest management, and Predator prey relationship

Dr. (Mrs.) Abida Butt, Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore – Pakistan
Email: abdajawed@yahoo.com
Research Interests: Ecology, biology, taxonomy and behaviour of spiders’ fauna, biological control of insect pests, and effect of insecticides on predator-prey populations

Dr. (Mr.) Muhammad Mahmood-ul-Hassan, Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan 38900.
Email: drmmhassan@uaf.edu.pk ; drmmhassan1@gmail.com
Research Interests: Ecology, biology, taxonomy and behaviour of Volant and non-Volant small mammals, raptors, vertebrate pest management
Website: http://www.uvas.edu.pk/academics/faculties/faculty-fisheries/wildlive-ecosystem/mehmood.htm

Dr. (Mr.) Muhmmad Sajid Nadeem, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, PMAS- University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi – Pakistan
Email: sajidnm@hotmail.com
Research Interests: Ecology, biology and behaviour of Bats, Houbara Bustard, and barn owls
Website: http://www.uaar.edu.pk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=387&Itemid=47#

Mrs Naureen Rana,  Department of Zoology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad – Pakistan
Email: naureenuaf@yahoo.com
Research Interests: Ecology, biology, taxonomy and behaviour of non-Volant small mammals, Predator prey relationship and biodiversity of soil macrofuana
Website: http://www.uaf.edu.pk/faculties/sciences/depts/zoology/zo_staff.html

Professor Dr. (Mrs.) Shahnaz Ahmed Rana, Department of Zoology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad – Pakistan
Email: shahnazdr1@yahoo.com
Research Interests: Ecology, biology, taxonomy and behaviour of non-Volant small mammals, Predator prey relationship and biodiversity of soil macrofuana
Website: http://www.uaf.edu.pk/faculties/sciences/depts/zoology/zo_staff.html

Mr. Arshad Javid, Lecturer Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore – Pakistan
Email: arshadjavid@gmail.com
Research Interests: Ecology, biology, taxonomy and behaviour of bats, aquatic toxicology, Photography
Website: http://www.uvas.edu.pk/academics/faculties/faculty-fisheries/wildlive-ecosystem/arshad.htm


• Philippines

Prof (Mr) Phillip A. Alviola,
Animal Biology Division and Museum of Natural History- University of the Philippines, College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
Email: flip_alviola@yahoo.com
Interests: Philippine bats and murid rodents, biogeography, taxonomy (primarily murids), elevation patterns, cave biology, biodiversity conservation

Dr (Ms) Nina R. Ingle, Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines, 309 6th A Street, Ecoland, 8021 Davao City, Philippines
Email: ninaingle@fastmail.net
Interests: Philippine bats, seed dispersal, biodiversity conservation, environmental education

Ms Lisa Paguntalan, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc., 12th-St-Lacson, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines
Email: lisamariep10@yahoo.com
Interests: Philippine bats, biodiversity conservation, environmental education

Mr Godfrey Jakosalem, Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc., 12th-St-Lacson, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines
Email: godo.jakosalem@gmail.com
Interests: Philippine bats, birds, capacity building, biodiversity conservation, environmental education


• Portugal

Dr (Ms) Maria João Ramos Pereira,
Post-doctoral researcher, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal.
E-mail: mjrayka@gmail.com
Interests: Bat diversity, ecology and conservation.


• Russia

Dr Mikhail Tiunov, Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences, Far East Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690022, Russia.
E-mail: tiunov@ibss.dvo.ru
Interests: Biology, ecology, biogeography, morphology, evolution, paleontology, insectivorous bats, rodents, the Far East, Siberia.


• Saudi Arabia

Dr (Mr) Abdulaziz Alagaili, Zoology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
E-mail: aziz99@gmail.com; aalagaili@ksu.edu.sa
Interests: Mammals and bats (biology, ecology, taxonomy, distribution within the Arabian peninsula).

Dr Osama B Mohammed, Department of Zoology, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
E-mail: obmkkwrc@yahoo.co.uk
Interests: mammals, molecular systematics and wildlife conservation.


• Singapore

Mr Benjamin Lee, Assistant Director, Conservation Division, National Parks Board, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569.
E-mail: benjamin_lee@nparks.gov.sg ; canopyben@gmail.com
Interests: Mammals, bats and birds (SE Asia)


• South Africa

Dr (Mr) Nico Avenant, Head of Department of Mammalogy, National Museum, P.O. Box 266, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa and Research Associate at CEM, UFS.
E-mail: navenant@nasmus.co.za
Interests: Small mammal ecology, predator-prey relationships, Southern Africa; Cambodia.

Dr (Mr) Gary N. Bronner, Senior Lecturer, Department of Zoology, University of Cape Town, P/Bag X03, Rondebosch, 7701, South Africa.
E-mail: gary.bronner@uct.ac.za
Interests: African small mammals, systematics, evolutionary biology, community ecology, restoration ecology.

Dr (Mr) Fenton P.D. (Woody) Cotterill, Research Officer, AEON (Africa Earth Observatory Network), Department of Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7707, South Africa.
E-mail: fcotterill@gmail.com
Interests: Evolution biology, palaeoecology, landscape evolution, taxonomy, Africa.

Prof (Ms) Colleen Downs, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X 01, Scottsville, 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
E-mail: downs@ukzn.ac.za
Interests: Ecophysiology of small mammals, birds and herps; urban ecology; conservation of the cape parrot, Nile crocodile and pelicans; frugivory and nectarivory.

Dr (Mr) André Ganswindt, Research Fellow, Endocrine Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Department of Production Animal Studies, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
E-mail: aganswindt@zoology.up.ac.za
Interests: Behavioural endocrinology, reproductive tactics, stress related behaviours and endocrine correlates.

Prof. (Mr) Neville Pillay, School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa.
E-mail: Neville.Pillay@wits.ac.za
Interests: Animal behaviour, ecologist, rodents, mammals, primates, Southern Africa.

Ms Anita Rauthenbach, Research Assistant, Durban Natural History Museum, P.O. Box 4085, Durban, 4000, South Africa and University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
E-mail: akkedis1@gmail.com , rautenbacha@durban.gov.za
Interests: Small mammals, ecology, Africa.

Ms Leigh R. Richards, Curator of Mammals, Durban Natural Science Museum, e Thekwin Libraries and Heritage, P.O. Box 4085, Durban, 4000, South Africa.
E-mail: Richardsl@durban.gov.za , leighrich@gmail.com
Interests: chromosomal evolution of small mammals, the use of morphometrics to elucidate cryptic/ understudied species.

Dr (Mr) Corrie Schoeman, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville Campus, Durban, 4000, South Africa.
E-mail: schoemanc@ukzn.ac.za
Interests: Biogeography, community ecology, sensory ecology, echolocation, evolutionary ecology.

Dr (Ms) Samantha Stoffberg, Postdoc, Evolutionary Genomics Group, Department of Botany and Zoology, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland, 7602, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
E-mail: samanthastoffberg@gmail.com
Interests: Evolution, echolocation, systematics, host-parasite interactions.

Dr (Mr) Peter Taylor, Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Resource Management, University of Venda, P. Bag X5050, Thohoyandou, 0950, South Africa.
E-mail: Peter.Taylor@univen.ac.za
Interests: Bats, rodents, shrews, systematics, conservation biology, pest management, ecology, South Africa, Limpopo.


• Sri Lanka

Mrs Kate Jeffreys, Consultant, Geckoella Environmental Consultants (Pvt.) Ltd., 47 Alexandra Place, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
E-mail: kate.jeffreys@gmail.com
Interests: bats (Chiroptera); conservation; GIS habitat mapping; ecosystem services; green infrastructure. South Asia. Sri Lanka.

Mr T. G. Tharaka Kusuminda, Field Biologist, Biodiversity Education And Research (BEAR), Pita-Kotte, Sri Lanka.
E-mail: t.kusuminda@gmail.com
Interests: Ecology, biology, behavior and taxonomy of bats and other small mammals, ecology and behavior of herpetofauna, ecology and behavior of birds.

Dr (Mrs) Yasantha Mapatuna, Consultant, Ministry of Higher Education, University Grants Commision, No. 20, Ward Place , Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
E-mail: ymapatuna@gmail.com
Interests: Terrestrial Ecology, Biogeography and Evolutionary Biology particularly in the Indian Subcontinent and South Asian regions; bats (Chiroptera); conservation biology and education.


• Swaziland

Dr (Mr) Ara Monadjem, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland.
E-mail: ara@uniswa.sz
Interests: Small mammals, birds of prey, Subsaharan Africa, ecology, conservation, faunal surveys.

Mr Themb'a Mahlaba, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland.
E-mail: tmahlaba@uniswa.sz
Interests: Rodents, rodents as pests.

Mr Seth Maphalala, Transfrontier Conservation Areas Programme Manager, Swaziland National Trust Commission, P.O. Box 100, Lobamba, Swaziland.
E-mail: tfca@sntc.org.sz , masethana@yahoo.com
Interests: Evolution, conservation processes.


• Switzerland


Mr Michael Curran, PhD candidate, ETH Zurich, Institute of Environmental Engineering, HIF C13, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland.
E-mail: curran@ifu.baug.ethz.ch
Interests: Community ecology, diversity gradients, afromontane bat assemblages, African rhinolophid and vespertilionid systematics, spatial conservation prioritization.

Dr (Mr) Manuel Ruedi (curator), Natural history museum Geneva, route de Malagnou 1, 1211 Geneve 6, Switzerland.
E-mail:manuel.ruedi@ville-ge.ch
Interests: Shrew/ bat taxonomy; population genetics; phylogeography; molecular phylogeny; Asian and Old World vespertilionid systematics; ecology of swarming behaviour.


• Tanzania

Mr Abdul Katakweba, Research Fellow, Pest Management Centre, Sekoine University of Agriculture, Box 3110, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
E-mail: Katakweba@suanet.ac.tz
Interests: Zoonotic diseases from small mammals (rodents and shrews), Tanzania, Ethiopia, Africa.

Prof. Rhodes H. Makundi, Ecologist, Pest Management Centre, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3110, Morogoro, Tanzania.
E-mail: rmakundi@yahoo.com
Interests: Integrated pest management, vertebrates and invertebrates.

Dr Apia W. Massawe, Senior Research Fellow, Pest Management Centre, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3110, Morogoro, Tanzania.
E-mail: apiamas@yahoo.com
Interests: Small mammal ecology, vertebrate pest management.

Mr Christopher A. Sabuni , Pest Management Centre, Sekoine University of Agriculture, Box 3110, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
E-mail: csabuni@yahoo.co.uk
Interests: Ecology of small mammals, elephant shrews (sengi), Rhynchocyon petersi.


• Taiwan

Mr Joe Chun-Chia Huang, (PhD student), Department of Biological Science,Texas Tech University, Lubbock, USA 79415.
E-mail: chun-chia.huang@ttu.edu; ecojoe.huang@gmail.com
Interests: Bat ecology, conservation biology, community ecology.


• Thailand

Dr (Mr) Sara Bumrungsri, (Assoc. Professor and Head of Bat Research Unit), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand 90112.
E-mail:sara_psu@hotmail.com
Interests: Bat ecology, behaviour and taxonomy; bird ecology.

Ms. Yuwaluk Chanachai, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: puy_buf@hotmail.com
Interests: Taxonomy and ecology of birds (Barn owls and raptors) and mammals.

Ms. Naruemon Chaychart, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: Dek.witya@hotmail.com
Interests: Bird diversity, taxonomy of bulbuls.

Mr. Pisitah Daongyod, Duke Engineering and Servicing Co. Ltd., 113/8, 10 Lobburisamestilah Rd., Hat Yai, 90110 Songkhla.
E-mail: lai_daongyod@yahoo.com
Interests: Bird migration.

Ms Ariya Dejtaradol, Lecturer, PhD student, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand 90112.
E-mail:sciariya@gmail.com
Interests: Bird taxonomy, bat taxonomy, Thai and Southeast Asian biodiversity.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/AriyaDejtaradol.html

Dr George A. Gale, Conservation Ecology Program, School of Bioresources & Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology, 49 Soi Tienth lay 25, Bangkhuntien-Chaitha-lay Road, Thakham, Bangkhuntien, Bangkok 10150, Thailand.
E-mail: george.and@kmutt.ac.th; ggkk1990@gmail.com
Interests: Avian ecology and conservation.

Ms Pitchaya Janhom, Nan Bird Club, 17/6 Thali Road, Naiwieng, Muang, Nan 55000, Thailand.
E-mail: jan147258@hotmail.com
Website: www.naturefocusthailand.com
Interests: Taxonomy and ecology of birds, bats, and mammals.

Mr Ingkhayut Sa-r, Department of Forest Biology , Kasetsart University, Satun, Thailand.
E-mail: snowleopard_marbledcat@hotmail.com; malacopteron@hotmail.com
Interests: Bird taxonomy (lowland babblers in the Sundaic region: the genera, Malacopteron and Stachyris), lowland bird species in Peninsular Malaysia.

Mr Rattapon Kaichid, Nan Bird Club, 17/6 Thali Road, Naiwieng, Muang, Nan 55000, Thailand.
E-mail: krattapon@yahoo.com
Website: www.naturefocusthailand.com
Interests: Taxonomy and ecology of birds, bats, and mammals.

Mr Sunate Karapan, Hala-bala Wildlife Research Station, Post Box 6, Waeng District, Narathiwas Province 96160, Thailand.
E-mail: karapann@gmail.com
Interests: Wildlife ecology.

Mr Yingyod Lapwong, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: dpstviva@hotmail.com
Website: www.nhm.psu.ac.th
Interests: General taxonomy and systematics, zoogeography, the Museum's collections.

Mr Sontaya Manawatthana, Mahidol University, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Bangkok, Thailand.
E-mail: sontayavet@yahoo.com
Interests: Phylogeography of birds (especially the genus Iole).

Ms Sopita Muadsub, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: sun_svbee@hotmail.com
Interests: Bird taxonomy and diversity.

Mr Sutthirak Nongkaew, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: thailieben@gmail.com
Interests: Bird and mammal ecology.

Mrs Nutjarin Petkliang, Faculty of Science and Technology, Songkhla Rajabhat University, Muang District, Songkhla 90000, Thailand.
E-mail: snutja@yahoo.com
Interests: Bird ecology and taxonomy, conservation and management, zoogeography.

Mr Andrew Pierce, Conservation Ecology Program, King Mongut's University of Technology, Bang Khun Tien 10150, Bangkok, Thailand.
E-mail: andyp67@gmail.com
Website: www.kmutt.ac.th/conservationecology
Interests: Birds.

Ms Uraiporn Pimsai, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: u.pimsai@gmail.com
Interests: Bat and murid rodent taxonomy.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/UraipornPimsai.html

Mr Philip Round, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
E-mail: frpdr@mahidol.ac.th
Interests: Birds, taxonomy, faunistics, ecology, migration.

Mr Abdulloh Samoh, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Khohong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: antxplorer@gmail.com
Interests: Ecology, entomology, biogeography, behaviour, zoogeography.

Dr (Ms) Chutamas Satasook, Director, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum and Dean of Science and Assoc. Professor of Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90112.  
E-mail:Chutamas.p@psu.ac.th
Interests: Thailand and Southeast Asian biodiversity.

Mr Rachakorn Sirijarukul, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Khohong, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: sirijarukul_5@hotmail.com
Interests: Bird and fish taxonomy, ecology.

Mr Pipat Soisook, Researcher and PhD student, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand 90112.
E-mail:pipat66@gmail.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy; bird ecology and taxonomy; Thai and SE Asian biodiversity.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/PipatSoisook.html

Mr Piyawat Sookbangnop, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: pkhun@hotmail.com
Interests: Biogeography, palaeontology, ornithology, ecology.

Mr James Scott Steward, Mahidol University, Faculty of Science, Rama 6 Road, Bangkok, Thailand.
E-mail: j17steward@hotmail.com
Interests: South-East Asia, Thailand, Trogons, birds, natural history.

Mr Nikornt Suwannakan, Khao Ban Thad Wildlife Sanctuary, Phattalung 93000, Thailand.
E-mail: nikornteuw@yahoo.com
Interests: Bird taxonomy.

Dr (Ms) Sansareeya Wangkulangkul, Lecturer, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand 90112.
E-mail:wsansareeya@hotmail.com
Interests: Reptile and amphibian diversity and ecology of Thailand and SE Asia.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/Sansareeya%20Wangkulangkul.html

Ms Narama Worakun, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90112, Thailand.
E-mail: fah_sorn@hotmail.com
Interests: Bird taxonomy and ecology.


• Uganda

Dr Julian Kerbis Peterhans, currently: Fulbright Scholar (8/12-7/13), Dept of Biological Sciences, Makerere University, PO Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda. Also: Professor, College of Professional Studies, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL 60605, USA and Adjunct Curator, Dept of Zoology, Field Museum, Chicago, IL 60605.
Uganda mobile # 075 4896222
E-mail: jkerbis@fieldmuseum.org
Interests: Behavioral ecology of the Carnivora, Primates as predators and prey, faunal analysis, African Biogeography, taxonomy and systematics of central African mammals, raptor predation, evolution of the Hominoidea, taphonomy.
Webpage: http://rusustain.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/biodiversity-professor-julian-kerbis-peterhans-begins-a-fulbright-year-in-uganda/


• United Kingdom

Dr Debbie Bartlett CMLI FIEEM, Program Leader MSc Environmental Conservation, School of Science, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, ME4 4TB, United Kingdom.
E-mail: d.bartlett@gre.ac.uk
Interests: landscape ecology, socio-economics and community based forestry, knowledge transfer in the landbase sector, global.
http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/science/about/departments/pces/staff/debbie-bartlett

Dr (Mr) Paul Bates (Director), Harrison Institute, Bowerwood House, 15 St Botolph’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ, United Kingdom.
E-mail:pjjbates2@hotmail.com
Interests: Mammal/ bat taxonomy; bird taxonomy; Southeast Asian, Indian Subcontinent and Old World tropical biodiversity, taxonomic library.
Webpage: http://www.harrison-institute.org/information/PaulBates.html

Dr (Mr) Steven Belmain, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, Central Avenue, Chatham Maritime, Kent, ME4 4TB, United Kingdom.
E-mail: s.r.belmain@gre.ac.uk
Interests: Ecology, rodents, bats, NRI, Africa, Asia.

Mr Peter Coals, Student, Department of Zoology and St Hilda's College, Oxford University, Oxford, OX4 1DY, UK.
E-mail: peter.coals@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk
Interests: Macroscelids (elephant shrews) taxonomy, conservation, Mozambique, Africa, carnivores, behaviour.

Ms Rachael Cooper-Bohannon, PhD Research Student, University of Stirling / University of Bristol
E-mail: rachael.cooper-bohannon@stir.ac.uk / rachael.cooper-bohannon@bris.ac.uk
Interests: distribution, population genetics, ecology and conservation biology, southern Africa
Webpage : http://www.sbes.stir.ac.uk/people/postgrads/cooper-bohannon

Dr (Mr) John Willam Duckworth, 3 Camerton Close, Saltford, Bristol.  BS31 3BT.
E-mail: willduckworthdprk@yahoo.com
Interests: Birds, large mammals: conservation status and needs.  Taxonomy (Africa, Arabia, Asia, and Europe).

Dr David Harrison, Chairman of Trustees, Harrison Institute, Bowerwood House, 15 St Botolph’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ, United Kingdom.
E-mail:hzm@btinternet.com
Interests: Mammal [Recent and palaeonotological] taxonomy; Old World tropical biodiversity.
Webpage: http://www.harrison-institute.org/information/DavidHarrison.html

Ms Beatrix Lanzinger (Librarian), Harrison Institute, Bowerwood House, 15 St Botolph’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ, United Kingdom.
E-mail:taxonomic-library@hotmail.co.uk
Interests: Taxonomic library.
Webpage: http://www.harrison-institute.org/afro_asian/taxonomic_library.html

Mr Malcolm Pearch, Administrator and Researcher, Harrison Institute, Bowerwood House, 15 St Botolph’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ, United Kingdom.
E-mail:harrisoninst@btinternet.com
Interests: Small mammal taxonomy; Nepal; Old World tropical biodiversity.
Webpage: http://www.harrison-institute.org/information/MalcolmPearch.html

Professor (Mr) Paul A Racey, Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Exeter in Cornwall
E-mail:p.racey@abdn.ac.uk
Interests: Bat reproductive biology, ecology, conservation, and biodiversity.

Dr (Mr) Stephen Rossiter, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London E14 NS, UK
E-mail:s.j.rossiter@qmul.ac.uk
Interests: Genetics, ecology and biodiversity (interested in all SE Asian countries).

Dr (Mr) Matt Struebig, Research Fellow, DICE, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NR, Kent, UK; School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London E14 NS, UK
E-mail: m.j.struebig@kent.ac.uk ; m.struebig@qmul.ac.uk
Interests: Mammal conservation, SE Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei).
Webpage: http://www.kent.ac.uk/sac/staff-profiles/profiles/conservation-ecology/research-and-pt-staff/struebig_matt.html

Dr (Ms) Nikky Thomas , Researcher, Harrison Institute, Bowerwood House, 15 St Botolph’s Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3AQ, United Kingdom.
E-mail:nikkythomas@hotmail.com
Interests: Small mammal/bat taxonomy; Old World tropical biodiversity.
Webpage: http://www.harrison-institute.org/information/NikkyThomas.html


• USA

Dr (Mr) Kristofer Helgen, Curator in Charge, Division of Mammals, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, MRC108, P.O. Box 37012, Washington DC, 20013-7012, USA.
E-mail: helgenk@si.edu
Interests: Taxonomy, systematics, and biogeography of African and Asian mammals
Website: http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/mammals_staff_pages/helgen_kris.cfm

Tammy Mildenstein, Research Fellow, University of Montana, 7460 Rattlesnake Gulch, Missoula, MT 59802 USA.
E-mail: tammy.mildenstein@gmail.com
Interests: Flying foxes (Pteropodidae), impacts of disturbance on flying foxes, SE Asia, Oceania, Pacific Islands.

Dr (Mr) Kevin Olival, Senior Research Scientist, EcoHealth Alliance, New York, 10001, USA.
E-mail: olival@ecohealthalliance.org
Interests: Flying foxes (Pteropus), disease surveillance in wildlife, viral discovery
http://www.ecohealthalliance.org/about/experts/20-olival

Dr (Mr) Bruce D. Patterson, MacArthur Curator of Mammals, Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago IL 60605-2827, USA.
E-mail: bpatterson@fieldmuseum.org
Interests: Taxonomy, systematics, and biogeography of East African bats
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/fieldmuseum.org/bruce-pattersons-la

Prof. David Ribble, Department of Biology, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212, USA.
E-mail: dribble@trinity.edu
Interests: Small mammal/ecology, especially Macroscelids, Africa.

Dr (Mr) Galen B Rathbun, Research Associate and Fellow, Department of Birds and Mammals, California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA.
E-mail: grathbun@calacademy.org
Interests: Macroscelids in Africa (all topics)
www.afrotheria.net

Mr. Nick Rosenberger, Student, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana 59801, U.S.A.
E-mail: rosenberger.nick@gmail.com
Interests: Bats, Biodiversity, Conservation Biology, and Conservation Genetics.

Dr (Ms) Jodi L. Sedlock, Lawrence University, Biology Department, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911, U.S.A.
E-mail: sedlockj@lawrence.edu
Interests: Bat taxonomy and ecology, caves, conservation, echolocation, environmental education, Philippines, South-East Asia.

Dr. (Ms.) Nancy Simmons, Department of Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY 10024, USA.
E-mail: simmons@amnh.org
Interests: Taxonomy, systematics, and biogeography of SE Asian and Neotropical bats; phylogeny and hight-level relationships of bats; fossil history of bats
Website: http://research.amnh.org/mammalogy/research-activities/simmons-research-group

Ms Susan Tsang, City College of New York--CUNY, Biology Department & American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Email: susan.m.tsang@gmail.com
Interests: Phylogeography, flying foxes, systematics


• Vietnam

Dr (Mr) Jonathan Charles Eames, BirdLife International in Indochina, N6/2&3, Lane 25, Lang Ha Street, Hanoi, Vietnam.
E-mail: Eames@birdlife.org.vn
Website: www.birdlifeindochina.org
Interests: Bird taxonomy, zoogeography, conservation (SE Asia).

Mr Vu Long, Center for Biodiversity and Development, Institute of Tropical Biology, 85 Tran Quoc Toan street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
E-mail: vulonguns@gmail.com
Interests: The diversity of the Order Chiroptera in South Viet Nam, bat taxonomy, bat ecology, bat conservation in Viet Nam, the evolution of order Chiroptera.

Dr (Mr) Vu Dinh Thong, Institute for Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet Road, Cau Giay District, Hanoi, Vietnam
E-mail:thong1605@yahoo.com
Interests: Bat taxonomy and ecology; Vietnamese and SE Asian biodiversity.
Website: http://www.harrison-institute.org/research/Vu%20Dinh%20Thong.html


• Yemen (Republic of)

Mr David B. Stanton, Adviser to the Yemen Minister of Water & Environment, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Protection of the Arabian Leopard in Yemen, P.O. Box 7069, Sana'a, Republic of Yemen, Mobile: +967733916928.
Email: david@yemenileopard.org
Interests: Conservation of all biodiversity in Yemen with an emphasis on vertebrates and stopping illegal wildlife trade.
Website: www.yemenileopard.org


• Zambia

Mr Moses Chibesa, Head of Department and Lecturer, Department of Zoology and Aquatic Sciences, School of Natural Resources, Copperbelt University, P.O Box 21692, Kitwe, Zambia.
E-mail: moses.chibesa@gmail.com or moses.chibesa@cbu.ac.zm
Tel: +260-976470204
Interests: ecology of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, wildlife conservation and biodiversity management, wildlife resource assessment, human-wildlife conflicts, wildlife disease and adaptability, small mammal and bird biodiversity in Zambia/Africa, biometry and quantitative ecology
Website: http://harrison-institute.org/research/Moses%20Chibesa.html

Christopher Imakando Imakando, Staff Development Fellow, School of Natural Resources, The Copperbelt University, P.O Box 21692, Jambo Drive, Riverside, Kitwe – Zambia. Currently studying for an MSc at the Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
E-mail: christopherimakando@yahoo.com ; imakandochristopher@gmail.com
Interests: Conservation, ecology and taxonomy of small mammals
Website: http://harrison-institute.org/research/Christopher%20Imakando.html

Ms Clare Mateke, Keeper of Mammalogy, Livingstone Museum, Livingstone, Zambia.
E-mail: cmateke@gmail.com
Interests: bat diversity and distribution, small carnivores, water bird ecology, moth diversity