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Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Prince of Songkla University
Khohong Hatyai, Songkla, 90112
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Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Ph.D (Zoology), La Trobe University Australia, 1988
M.Sc. (Technology of Crop Protection), Reading Univ.,U.K., 1982
M.Sc. (Biology), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 1977
B.Sc. (Biology), Chiang Mai University, Thailand, 1975

Scholarship awarded

1980-1982    Colombo Plan Scholarship under the British Council
1984-1989    International Development Programme of Australian Universities, Australia

Administrative works

1992-1994 Deputy Head of Biology Department
1995-1999 Head of Biology department
1999-2002 Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Study
2002-2006 Associate Dean for Research, Acadamic services and International Relations
2006-2012 Dean of Science
  Director of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum
2012- Present Vice President for Academic Affairs
  Director of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum

Research experiences

1989-1991 Phase I,  Botanical Pesticides, supported by International Development Research Centre, Canada, Principal Investigator of the subprogramme
1989-1992 Response of mung bean seeds to mung bean beetle, supported by International Development programme of Australia Universities, Australia, Principal Investigator
1992-1994 Phase II,  Botanical Pesticides, supported by International Development Research Centre, Canada, Principal Investigator of the subprogramme
1997-2000 Biodiversity of insects at Ton-Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, supported by Biodiversity research and Training Programme in Thailand, Principal Investigator
2005-2008 Darwin Initiative project
2009-2012 Biodiversity study in southern Thailand
2010-2013 Enhancing taxonomic capacity to underpin tropical biodiversity conservation (SE Asia)”, Darwin Initiative, U.K. in collaboration with The Harrison Institute, U.K.


  1. Patamarerk, Engsontia, Sangket Unitsa, Robertson Hugh M, Satasook Chutamas. 2015. "Diversification of the ant odorant receptor gene family and positive selection on candidate cuticular hydrocarbon receptors." BMC research notes 8: 380. doi:10.1186/s13104-015-1371-x.
  2. Patamarerk, Engsontia, Sangket Unitsa, Chotigeat Wilaiwan, Satasook Chutamas. 2014. "Molecular Evolution of the Odorant and Gustatory Receptor Genes in Lepidopteran Insects: Implications for Their Adaptation and Speciation." Journal of molecular evolution doi:10.1007/s00239-014-9633-0.
  3. Soisook, P., S. Karapan, C. Satasook, V. D. Thong, F. A. A. Khan, I. Maryanto, G. Csorba, N. Furey, B. Aul and  P. J. J. Bates.  2014.  A review of the Murina cyclotis complex (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) with descriptions of a new species and subspecies. Acta Chiropterologica, 15: 271-292.
  4. Jantarit, S., Satasook, C. and Deharveng, L. 2014. Cyphoderus (Cyphoderidae) as a major component of collembolan cave fauna in Thailand, with description of two new species. Zookeys, 368: 1-21.
  5. Danjuma S, Thaochan N, Permkam S, Satasook C. 2014. Effect of temperature on the development and survival of immature stages of the carambola fruit fly, Bactrocera carambolae, and the Asian papaya fruit fly, Bactrocera papayae, reared on guava diet. Journal of Insect Science 14(126): 1-16.
  6. Jantarit, S., Satasook, C. and Deharveng, L. 2013. The genus Cyphoderopsis Carpenter (Collembola: Paronellidae) in Thailand and a faunal transition at the Isthmus of Kra in Troglopedetinae. Zootaxa 3721(1): 49–70.
  7. Danjuma, S.  Boonrotpong, S. Thaochan, N., Permkam, S. and Satasook, C. 2013. Biodiversity of the genus Bactrocera (Diptera: Tephritidae) in guava Psidium guajava L. orchards in different agro-forested locations of southern Thailand. International Journal of Chemical, Environmental & Biological Sciences. 1(3); 538-544.
  8. Soisook, P., S. Karapan, C. Satasook and P. J. J. Bates. 2013. A new species of Murina (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa, 3746: 567–579.
  9. Daosavanh Sanamxay, Bounsavane Douangboubpha, Sara Buumrungsri, Sysouphanh Xayavong, Vilakhan Xayaphet, Chutamas Satasook and Paul J.J.Bates. 2013. Rediscovery of Biswamoyopterus (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae: Pteromyini) in Asia, with the description of a new species from Lao PDR. Zootaxa 3686 (4): 471–481.
  10. Boonrotpong S, Sunthorn Sotthibandhu, Chutamas Satasook. 2012. Species turnover and diel flight activity of species of dung beetles, Onthophagus, in the tropical lowland forest of peninsular Thailand. Journal of Insect Science. 12(77): 1-14.
  11. Puechmaille J. Sebastien, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Piyathip Piyapan, Medhi Yokubol, Khin Mie Mie, Paul J. Bates, Chutamas Satasook, Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, Iain J. Mackie, Eric J. Petit and Emma C. Teeling. 2011. The evolution of sensory divergence in the context of limited gene flow in the bumblebee bat.  Nature Communications 2(253): 1-9.
  12. Alice C. Hughes, Chutamas Satasook, Paul J. J. Bates, Sara Bumrungsri and Gareth Jones. 2011. Explaining the causes of the zoogeographic transition around the Isthmus of Kra: using bats as a case study. Journal of Biogeography 38(12): 2362-2372.
  13. Bounsavane Douangboubpha, Sara Bumrungsri, Chutamas Satasook, Pipat Soisook, Si Si Hla Bu 4, Bandana Aul, David L. Harrison, Malcolm J. Pearch , Nikky Hammond , and Paul J. J. Bates. 2011. A new species of small Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Myanmar and a revaluation of the taxon H. nicobarulae Miller, 1902 from the Nicobar Islands. Acta Chiropterologica . 13(1): 61-78.
  14. Alice C. Hughes, Chutamas Satasook, Paul J. J. bates, Pipat Soisook, Tuanjit Sritongchuay, Gareth Jones  and Sara Bumrungsri. 2010. Echolocation call analysis and presence-only modelling as conservation monitoring tools for rhinolophoid bats in Thailand.   Acta Chiropterologica, 12(2): 311-327.
  15. Bounsavane Douangboubpha, Sara Bumrungsri, Chutamas Satasook, Si Si Hla Bu, David L. Harrison and Paul J. J. Bates. 2010. A taxonomic review of Hipposideros halophyllus, H. ater, and H. cineraceus (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Thailand and Myanmar.  Acta Chiropterologica 12(1): 29-50.
  16. Puechmaille, Se´bastien J , P. Soisook, S. J., M. Yokubol, P. Piyapan, M. A. Gouilh, Khin Mie Mie, Khin Khin Kyaw, I. Mackie, S. Bumrungsri, A. Dejtaradol, Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, C. Satasook, P.J. Bates, and E.C. Teeling. 2009. Population size, distribution, threats and conservation status of two endangered bat species Craseonycteris thonglongyai and Hipposideros turpis. Endangered Species Research 8(1/2) 15-23.
  17. Puechmaille, Se´bastien J, Piyathip Piyapan, Medhi Yokubol, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Khin Mie Mie, Paul J. J. Bates, Chutamas Satasook, Tin New, Si Si Hla Bu,  Iain Mackie and Emma C. Teeling. 2008. Characterization and multiplex genotyping of 16 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered bumble-bee bat, Craseonycteris thonglongyai (Chiroptera: Craseonycteridae).  Conservation Genetics 10(4): 1073-1076. 
  18. Soisook, Pipat,  Sara Bumrungsri, Chutamas Satasook, Vu Dinh Thong, Si Si Hla Bu, David L.Harrison and Paul J.J.Bates. 2008. A taxonomic review of Rhinolophus stheno and R. malayanus (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from continental South-East Asia: an evaluation of echolocation call frequency in discriminating between cryptic species. Acta Chiropterologica 10(2): 221-242.
  19. Bumrungsri, Sara,  D.L. Harrison, C. Satasook, A. Prajukjitr, S. Thong-Aree and P. Bates. 2006. A review of bat research in Thailand with eight new species records for the country.  Acta Chiropterologica, 8(2): 325-359.
  20. Boonrotponge,S., S. Sotthibandhu and C. Pholpunthin.  2003.  Species composition of dung beetles in the primary and secondary forest.  Science Asia, 30: 59-65.
  21. Pholpunthin,C., S. Watanasit and S. Permkam.  2002.  Biodiversity of Insects at Ton-Nga-Chang Wildlife Sanctuary, Southern Thailand. In : To the interoperable “Catalog of Life” with partners - Species 2000 Asia Oceania. Research Report from the Nationala Institue for Environmental Studies. Japan. No 171, 160-164.
  22. Baukwun, O., S. Watanasit, and C. Pholpunthin.  2000.  Biological control of rice Leaf-folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis larvae by nematode Steinernema carpocapsaeSongkhlanakarin Journal of science and technology, 22: 293-300.
  23. Watanasit, S., O. Baukwun and C. Pholpunthin.  2000.  Effect of carbosulfan insecticide on efficacy of entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae for control of rice leaf-folder, Cnaphalocrocis medinalis larvae. Songkhlanakarin Journal of science and technology, 22: 287-291.
  24. Watanasit,S., C.Pholpunthin and S. Permkam.  2000.  Diversity of ants (Hymenoptera :FormicidaeX from Ton Nga Chang Wildlife sanctuary, Songkhla, Thailand.  Science Asia, 26: 187-194
  25. Ewete,F., R.W.Nico, V.Hengsawad, P.Sukumalanand, C.Satasook, P.Wiriyachitra, M.B.Isman, F.Duval.B.R.J.Philogene and J.T.Arnason.  1996.  Insecticidal activity   of Aglaia odorata extracts and active principle, rocaglamide, to European Corn    Borer, Ostrinia nubilalis Hubn. (Lepidoptera:Pyralidae).  Journal of Applied Entomology, 120: 483-488.
  26. Satasook, C., M. B. Isman, F. Ishibashi, S. Medbury, P. Wiriyachitra and G. H. N. Towers.  1994.  Insecticidal Bioactivity of Crude Extracts of Aglaia species (Meliacae).  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology.  22:  121-127.
  27. Ishibashi, F., C. Satasook, M. B. Isman and G. H. N. Towers.  1993.  Insecticidal 1H-Cyclopentatetrahydro (b) benzofurans from Aglaia odorata (lour.) (Meliacae). Phytochemistry.  32:  307-310.
  28. Janprasert, J., C. Satasook, P. Sukumalanand, D. E. Champagne, M. B. Isman, P. Wiriyachitra and G. H. N. Towers.  1993.  Rocaglamide, A new natural insecticide from Aglaia odorata (Lour.) (Family Meliacae).  Phytochemistry. 32:  67-69.
  29. Satasook, C., M. B. Isman and P. Wiriyachitra.  1992.  Toxicity of rocaglamide, an insecticidal natural product, to the variegated cutworm, Peridroma saucia (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae).  Pesticide Science.  36:  53-58. 
  30. Satasook, C. and P. Williams.  1990.  Relative susceptibility of some Australian wheat cultivars to the rice weevils, Sitophilus oryzae (L.), and the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica (F.). General and Applied Entomology. 22:  7-16.
  31. Witethom, B., C. Satasook, P. Silawattchananai, C. Chuseang and W. Bailey.  1989. Biology of Myelois sp. (Lepidoptera : Pyralidae) and its gregarious ectoparasitoid : A preliminary observation.  Abtracts.  The First Asia-Pacific Conference of Entomology. 144.
  32. Satasook, C.  1989.  Effect of pearling on multiplicationof the rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae (L.) (Coleoptera : Curculionidae) and the lesser grain borer, Rhyzopertha dominica(F.) (Coleoptera : Bostrychidae). Abstracts. The First Asia-Pacific Conference of Entomology.  197.
  33. Dean, G.J. and C. Satasook.  1983.  Response of Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens)
    (Neuroptera : Chrysopidea) to some potential attractants.  Bulletin of Entomological Research. 73:  619-624.

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