Pipat Soisook

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.