Pipat is currently working as Researcher – Curator in charge of Mammal Section at Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla Thailand.
His research interests are about taxonomy of bats in South East Asia. His recent research has been focusing on taxonomy, zoogeography, echolocation and diversity of other bats in SE Asia, especially Rhinolophus, Hipposideros and Murina.
He has been part of SEABCRU network and around the world which is very useful for the study of bats, particularly with those widespread distributed species. He is seeking for broader network of collaboration to help better understanding of bat and the conservation of this amazing creature.
Since 2011 he is involved in a series of surveys to promote the conservation of mammals and birds in Bulon Island (to Park staff, local people and tourists), has assisted with the ‘Lives in caves of Southern Thailand’ project to survey of limestone caves and cave-dwelling animal diversity, and to raise public awareness of the importance and conservation of limestone cave habitats, has coordinated (field surveys and workshops) in several biodiversity projects that are currently being undertaken by the Wildlife Research Division, Department of National Parks (Wildlife and Plant Conservation) to obtain basic information of biodiversity for management of protected areas.
Pipat will be supporting IBCRU projects related to taxonomy, zoogeography, echolocation and diversity in collaboration with Harrison Institute UK.