ผศ. ดร. สาระ บำรุงศรี
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sara Bumrungsri
B.Sc. (Forestry) Kasetsart University, Thailand
M.Sc. (Forest Biology) Kasetsart University, Thailand
Ph.D. (Conservation Biology) University of Aberdeen, UK
Department of Biology, Prince of Songkla University
Hatyai, Songkhla, 90112 THAILAND
Most of my research focus mainly on ecology of fruit bats and their role in pollination of some economic plants. Bat taxonomy and diet study of some insectivorous bats also carried out. Currently, a research in applying acoustic technique for identification of free flying insectivorous bats is ongoing. Conservation biology-based studies such as biological control of rats in oil palm, and effect of urbanization and bird also interested.
Resent Research Activities:
2008-2009 Principal researcher in the research project on bird diversity along urbanization gradient in Hat Yai funded by Southern Health Research Unit, Prince of Songkla University
2007-2009 Principal researcher in the study on mammal diversity for the nomination of Andaman National Parks to be a world heritage site funded by Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.
2007-2009 Principal researcher in the project’ Acoustic identification of insectivorous bats in southern Thailand, supported by Thailand Research Fund
2005-2008 Country-Coordinator of the project ‘Taxonomic initiative for South-East Asian bat studies (Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR)’ with The Harrison Institute funded by the Darwin Initiative, UK
2004-2007 Principal researcher of the Technique development in using Barn Owl (Tyto alba) for commercial rat-control in oil palm plantation: propagation technique, nest-box selection and preliminary modelling for prediction of reintroduced population change. Funded by Thailand Research Fund
2004-2005 Principal Coordinator of the project ‘Training workshop on bat collection and identification’ funded by Thailand Biodiversity Research and Training Programme.
2003-2004 Principal researcher of the project ‘Bat community in Hala- Bala Wildlife Sanctuary' funded by Thailand Biodiversity Research and Training Programme.
2002-2004 Principal researcher of the project ‘The role of the nectarivorous bat, Eonycteris spelaea, in pollination of economic food plants(durian, sator, and riang) in southern Thailand' funded by Thailand Research Fund, Prince of Songkla University and Canegie Trust, Scotland.
- Sara Bumrungsri, Ekapong Sripaoraya, Thanongsak Chongsiri, Kitichate Sridith and Paul A. Racey. 2009. The pollination ecology of durian (Durio zibethinus, Bombacaceae) in southern Thailand. Journal of Tropical Ecology 25: 85-92.
- S. Bumrungsri, A. Harbit, C. Benzie, K. Carmouche, K. Sridith & P. A. Racey. 2008. The pollination ecology of two species of Parkia in southern Thailand. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 467-475.
- Sara Bumrungsri, Roger Beaver, Souwalak Phongpaichit and Wisut Sittichaya. 2008. The infestation by an exotic ambrosia beetle, Euplatypus parallelus (F.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae) of Angsana trees (Pterocarpus indicus Willd.) in southern Thailand. Sonklanakarind Journal of Science and Technology 35 (in press).
- Soisook, P., Bumrungsri, S., Satasook, C., Thong, V. D., Hla Bu, S., Harrison, D. L. , and Bates, P. J. J. 2008. A taxonomic review of Rhinolophus stheno and R. malayanus (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from continental Southeast Asia: an evaluation of echolocation call frequency in discriminating between cryptic species. Acta Chiropterologica 10 (in press)
- T. Srithongchuay, S. Bumrungsri & E. Sripao-raya. 2008. The pollination ecology of the late-successional tree, Oroxylum indicum, in Thailand. Journal of Tropical Ecology 24: 477-484.
- P. SOISOOK, S. BUMRUNGSRI, A. DEJTARADOL, C. M. FRANCIS, G. CSORBA, A. GUILL?N-SERVENT and P. J. J. BATES. 2007. First records of Kerivoula kachinensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica 9:339-345.
- S. Bumrungsri and P. A. Racey. 2007a. Reproductive biology of the short-nosed fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, in relation to environmental factors. Journal of Zoology, London 272: 73-81
- S. Bumrungsri and P. A. Racey. 2007b. Resource Partitioning in Sympatric Cynopterus brachyotis (Muller, 1838) and C. sphinx (Vahl, 1797) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Lowland Tropical Rain Forest, Thailand. Biotropica 39(2): 241-248.
- Sara Bumrungsri, David L. Harrison, Chutamas Satasook, Amorn Prajukjitr, Siriporn Thong-Aree, and Paul Bates. 2006. A review of bat research in Thailand with eight new species records for the country. Acta Chiropterologica 8: 325-359.
- Bumrungsri, S., E. Sripao-raya, C. Leelatiwong. 2006. A quantitative analysis of plant community structure in an abandoned rubber plantations on Kho-Hong Hill, southern Thailand. Songklanakharind Journal of Science and Technology 28: 479-491.
- Thong, V. D., S. Bumrungsri, D. L. Harrison, M. Pearch, K. M. Helgen, and P. J. J. Bates. 2006. New records of Microchiroptera (Rhinolophidae and Kerivoulinae) from Vietnam and Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica 8(1): 83–93.
- Wongchana, S., Wunnachit, W, and S. Bumrungsri. 2006. Floral structure, sex expression and fruit set of stinkbean (Parkia speciosa Hassk.). Thai Agricultural Research Journal 24: 20-33.
- Bumrunsgri, S. and Racey, P. A. 2005. Field discriminant function analysis of the short-nosed fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, and C. sphinx in south east Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 53(1): 111-121.
- Leelapaibul, W., Bumrungsri, S. and Pattanawiboon, A. 2005. Diet of wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat (Tadarida plicata Buchannan, 1800) in central Thailand: insectivorous bats potentially act as biological pest control agents. Acta Chiropterologica 7:111-119.
- Vijak Chimchome, Adisak Vidhidharm, Saksit Simchareon, Sara Bumrungsri and Pilai Poonswad 1998. Comparative study of the breeding biology and ecology of two endangered hornbill species in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand pp 111-136. InPoonswad, P. (ed.) The Asian Hornbill: Ecology and Conservation. Thai Studies in Biodiversity No. 2: 1-336.