ศูนย์วิจัยอนุกรมวิธานประยุกต์

Sc. 07 Building, 1st floor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
Tel.Tel. 0-4320-2222 to 41 and 0-4320-3333 to 51 ext 44552 and 0-4320-2879
Email: atrc@kku.ac.th
http://www. http://atrc.sc.kku.ac.th/

Background

     The Applied Taxonomic Research Center (ATRC) was approved to be a specialized research center of Khon Kaen University (KKU) on 14 March 2002 and its administrative committee was appointed on 17 June 2002. The ATRC was initially established by a group of researchers specializing in biodiversity. At present (2015), there are 37 researchers affiliated with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Microbiology in the Faculty of Science and Plant Pathology in the Faculty of Agriculture. There are 2 full-time assistant researchers in the center. In addition, 65 Ph.D. and 124 M.Sc. students are conducting their studies under supervision of the center’s staff.        Situated in Indochina, Thailand’s tropical forests supply a rich diversity of biological resources. Approximately 20,000 species of plants and 87,500 species of animals are estimated to occur in Thailand. However, to date only 8,000 species of plants and 18,000 species of animals have been identified. The northeast of Thailand covers one third of the country’s area, and is a ideal location to establish a research center focusing on diverse aspects of biodiversity. The aim of the center is to conduct basic and applied taxonomic research leading to conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

Goal & Mission

          The Applied Taxonomic Research Center is not only a center for taxonomic research and study, but also a provider of services to the public through, its expertise in taxonomy of local plants and fungi. Current research topics include medicinal herbs, pollen causing allergy in humans, DNA fingerprinting and chromosome studies for agricultural purposes, and utilization of plankton, aquatic insects and algae as bioindicators for environmental assessment.

Director

Prof. Dr. La-orsri Sanoamuang

Khon Kaen University International Collage

Email: La-orsri@kku.ac.th
Tel: 043-xxx-xxx

Research Team

  • Prof. Dr. La-orsri Sanoamuang

  • Prof. Dr. Pranom Chantaranothai

  • Prof. Dr. Niwat Sanoamuang

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Narumon Sangpradub

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Wuttipong Mahakam

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Sujeephon Athibai

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Pimwadee Pornpongrungrueng

  • Assist. Prof. Dr Nisarat Tungpairojwong

  • Assist. Prof. Dr Amornrat Prajaksood

  • Assist. Prof. Dr Chewapat Saejung

Recent Publication

  1. Sanoamuang, L. and Watiroyram, S. 2020 Phyllodiaptomus (Phyllodiaptomus) roietensis, a new diaptomid copepod (Copepoda, Calanoida) from temporary waters in Thailand and Cambodia, with a key to the species. ZooKeys 911: 1–20
  2. Boonyanusith, C., Wongkamhaeng, K. and Athibai, S. 2020. A new species of Boholina (Crustacea, Copepoda, Calanoida) and a first record for stygobiotic calanoid fauna from a cave in Thailand. ZooKeys 904: 1–22
  3. Tiang-nga, S., Sinev, Y, A. and Sanoamuang, L. 2020. High diversity of Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in a Ramsar site Lake Kud-Thing, Northeast Thailand. Zootaxa 4780 (2): 275–290
  4. Piraonapicha, K. and Sangpradub, N. 2019. Description of nymphs and female subimago of Sparsorythus mutilabiculatus Sroka & Soldán, 2008 (Ephemeroptera: Tricorythidae) associated with male imago based on DNA sequence data. Zootaxa 4695 (6): 501-515.
  5. Pornpongrungrueng, P., Chantaranothai, P., Parnell, J A.N., Hodkinson, T.R. 2019. Two new species of Phyllanthus (Phyllanthaceae) from Thailand. PhytoKeys 136: 35–44
  6. Siboualipha, S. Korovchinsky, N. M. and Sanoamuang, L. 2020. Species composition of Sididae (Branchiopoda: Cladocera) in Vientiane Province and Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. Invertebrate Zoology 17(2): (impress)
  7. Ruangchai, S., Phlai-ngam and Tungpairojwong, N. 2020. Species Diversity and Structure of Wing Scales of Euploea and Papilio Butterflies from Phromlaeng, Nam Nao National Park, Phetchabun Province. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology. 17 (3): 167-180.
  8. Chantaranothai, P. 2019. A new combination and typifcations in Morinda (Rubiaceae) for the Flora of Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany). 47(2): 184–186.
  9. Chantaranothai, P. 2019. The genus Prismatomeris (Rubiaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany). 47(2): 159–170.

Nakthai, P. and Chantaranothai, P. 2020. Taxonomic notes on Grewioideae (Malvaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany). 48(1): 72–76.

  1. Thaimuangphol, W. and Sanoamuang, L. 2019. Food composition of two commercial fairy shrimps, Brachinella thailandensis and Streptocephalus sirindhorne (Crustacea: Brachiopoda: Anostraca). International Journal of Zoological Research 16 (1): 12-19

11. Zettel, H. and Sangpradub, N. 2019. A new species of Helotrephes Stål, 1860 (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Helotrephidae) from Nan Province, Thailand. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, B. 121: 257-262

Research Highlight

The research topics are focused on the following topics.

Taxonomy for environmental assessment: Study of diversity of zooplankton, aquatic insects and algae to be used as bioindicators in Thailand.

Taxonomy for medical purposes: Identification of pollen and spores causing allergy in humans. Establishing databases of pollen, plant and fungal spores

Taxonomy for agricultural purposes: Study of diversity and phytochemicals of medicinal plants in Thailand including the usage of some natural mushrooms for medical purposes, study of the increased efficiency of algae for commercial culture.

Research Collaborations

  1. Dr. D. Christopher Rogers from Crustacean Taxonomist and Ecologist, Kansas Biological Survey, Kansas University, Higuchi Hall, 2101 Constant Avenue, Lawrence KS 66047-3759 USA
  2. Prof. Dr. Anton Brancelj from Crustacean National Institute of Biology, Večna pot 111, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; School of Environmental Sciences; University of Nova Gorica, Vipavska c. 13, 5000, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
  3. Prof. Dr. Zhihui Su from Biohistory Research Hill & Osaka University, JAPAN
  4. Prof. Dr. Yasushi Kusuoka from Lake of Biwa Museum, JAPAN
  5. Dr. Maria Holynska from Museum and Institute of Zoology, Warsaw, Poland
  6. Prof. Dr. Henri Dumont from University of Ghent, Laboratory of Animal Ecology, Gent, Belgium
  7. Prof. Dr. Tomislav Karanovic from Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
  8. Prof. Dr. Xiao-Yong Chen from Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Science, Kunming, China
  9. Associate Professor Hisayoshi Nozaki จาก Department of Biological Sciences, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Japan

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