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Mahidol University
Center for Conservation Biology
(Established 1985)
Educational Program

Director: Warren Y. Brockelman
Phone: 66 (2) 201 5000   E-Mail:
Rama 6 Road, Bangkok, Bangkok 10400 THAILAND
Department: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Institution: Mahidol University

Mission: Program goals are to train students in undergraduate and graduate levels in ecology and conservation biology, carry out wildlife conservation and field research projects, and provide database information on wildlife species in protected conservation areas.

Principal Research Programs: Distribution and conservation of gibbons in Thailand; Ecology and social behavior of "Hylobates lar"; Forest ecology, role of gibbons in seed dispersal, Ecology of mammal community in tropical dry forest

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Ecology; Conservation Biology; Behavioral ecology; Financial support occasionally available; Note: M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees offered in environmental biology, with emphasis on conservation biology. Teaching is in English.; The Center and most of its staff members are officially part of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, which since 1974 has offered post-graduate degrees in environmental biology. The Biology Department has about 40 faculty members of which at least 20 have the Ph.D. degree. The department teaches the basic first year biology courses for all university students entering the medical and life sciences, and offers an undergraduate major in biology.

Number of Staff: 4

Associated Field Sites: Long-term research on gibbons and forest ecology in Khao Yai National Park, where a 30-ha forest dynamics plot has been established; wild Asian elephants in Salak Phra Wildlife Sanctuary, Rainforest conservation at many other tropical forest sites

Last Updated: 2006-08-21

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