Contact Details

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum,
Prince of Songkhla University,
Hatyai, Songkhla, 90112 ,THAILAND

Telephone : +66-7428-8065
E-mail : pipat66@gmail.com


  • Ph.D. (Biology) Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • M.Sc. (Ecology) Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
  • B.Sc. (Forestry) Kasetsart University, Thailand

Research Interests

I have been working on bat, and mainly focusing on SE Asian bat taxonomy and ecology. The research questions focus on taxonomic revision of SE Asian bat taxa, diversity of bats in Thailand and their geographic variation in echolocation. The research interest also includes the survey of diversity and distribution of other small mammals e.g. rodents, and birds in peninsular Thailand.

Current and recent research activities


Small mammal communities in lowland rainforest of peninsular Thailand


Biological data inventory and assessment for the nomination of the Northern Mountain Forest Complex, Myanmar as a World Heritage Site


Cave-dwelling bats in Myanmar


Systematics of false vampire bats


Biodiversity of cave-dwelling animals in limestone caves in peninsular Thailand


Taxonomic review of tube-nosed bats genus Murina in mainland SE Asia


Taxonomic review of the some bats in genus Rhinolophus (horseshoe bats) in SE Asia

Publications (2010-present)

  1. Kuo, H., P. Soisook, Y. Ho, G. Csorba, C. Wang, and S. Rossiter. 2017. A Taxonomic Revision of the Kerivoula hardwickii Complex (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) with the Description of a New Species. Acta Chiropterologica 19: 19-39.
  2. Naing, S., N. Paw, B. Lanzinger, P. Soisook, M. Pearch, and P. J. J. Bates. 2016. The status of the Brahminy Starling Sturnia pagodarum (Gmelin, 1789) (Aves: Passeriformes: Sturnidae) in Southeast Asia. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8: 9574-9578.
  3. Soisook, P., S. Karapan, M. Srikrachang, A. Dejtaradol, K. Nualcharoen, S. Bumrungsri, Sai Sein Lin Oo, Moe Moe Aung, P. J. J. Bates, M. Harytyunyan, M. M. Bus and W. Bogdanowicz. 2016. Hill forest dweller: a new cryptic species of Rhinolophus in the ‘pusillus group’ (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Thailand and Lao PDR. Acta Chiropterologica, 18: 117–139.
  4. Ith, S., S. Bumrungsri, N. M. Thomas, P. J. J. Bates, D. A. Willette, F. A. A. Khan, M. Wonglapsuwan, P. Soisook, I. Maryanto, J. C. -C. Huang and N. M. Furey. 2016. Geographical Variation of Rhinolophus affinis (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in the Sundaic Subregion of Southeast Asia, including the Malay Peninsula, Borneo and Sumatra. Acta Chiropterologica, 18: 141–161.
  5. Soisook, P., M. Struebig, S. Noerfahmy, H. Bernard, I. Maryanto, S.-F. Chen, S. J. Rossitor, H.-C. Kuo, K. Deshpande, P. J. J. Bates, D. Sykes, and R. P. Miguez. 2015. Description of a new species of the Rhinolophus trifoliatus-group (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Southeast Asia. Acta Chiropterologica, 17: 21–36.
  6. Soisook, P. A. Prajakjitr, S. Karapan, C. M. Francis and P. J. J. Bates. 2015. A new genus and species of false vampire (Chiroptera: Megadermatidae) from peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa, 3931: 528–550.
  7. Ith, S., S. Bumrungsri, N. M. Furey, P. J. J. Bates, M. Wonglapsuwan, F. A. A. Khan, V. D. Thong, P. Soisook, C. Satasook and N. M. Thomas. 2015. Taxonomic implications of geographical variation in Rhinolophus affinis (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in mainland Southeast Asia. Zoological Studies, 54: 1–29.
  8. Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, W. Wanna, P. Soisook and P. J.J. Bates. 2015. Morphology, genetics and echolocation calls of the genus Kerivoula (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae: Kerivoulinae) in Thailand. Mammalia, DOI: 10.1515/mammalia-2014-0004, January 2015.
  9. Foley, N., Thong, V. D., P. Soisook, S. Goodman, K. Armstrong, D. Jacobs, S. Puechmaille and E. Teeling. 2014. How and why overcome the impediments to resolution: lessons from rhinolophid and hipposiderid bats. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 33: 313-333.
  10. Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, P. Soisook, S. Karapan and P. J. J. Bates. 2014. The discovery of Kerivoula krauensis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in southern peninsular Thailand provides new information on the distribution and conservation status of this data deficient species. Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology, 36, 577–582.
  11. Lin, A.-Q., G. Csorba, L.-F. Li, T.-L. Jiang, G.-J. Lu, V. D. Thong, P. Soisook, K.-P. Sun, and J. Feng. 2014. Phylogeography ofHipposideros armiger (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in the Oriental Region: the contribution of multiple Pleistocene glacial refugia and intrinsic factors to contemporary population genetic structure. Journal of Biogeography, 41: 317–327.
  12. 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. 2013. A review of the Murina cyclotis complex (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) with descriptions of a new species and subspecies. Acta Chiropterologica, 15: 271-292.
  13. Soisook, P., S. Karapan, C. Satasook and P. J. J. Bates. 2013A new species of Murina (Mammalia: Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) from peninsular Thailand. Zootaxa3746: 567–579.
  14. Thong, V. D., S. J. Puechmaille, A. Denzinger, P. J. J. Bates, C. Dietz, G. Csorba, P. Soisook, E. C. Teeling, S. Matsumura, N. M. Furey and H-U. Schnitzler. 2012. Systematics of the Hipposideros turpis complex and a description of a new subspecies from Vietnam. Mammal Review, 42: 166–192.
  15. Soisook, P. 2011. A checklist of bats of Thailand. Journal of Wildlife in Thailand, 18: 121-151.
  16. Hughes, A. C., C. Satasook, P. J. J. Bates, P. Soisook, T. Sritongchuay, G. Jones and S. Bumrungsri. 2011. Using echolocation calls to identify Thai bat species: Vespertilionidae, Emballonuridae, Nycteridae and Megadermatidae. Acta Chiropterologica, 13: 447-455.
  17. Kingsada, P., B. Douangboubpha, I. Saveng, N. Furey, P. Soisook, S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, V. D. Thong, G. Csorba, D. Harrison, M. Pearch, P. Bates, N. Thomas. 2011. A checklist of bats from Cambodia, including the first record of the intermediate horseshoe batRhinolophus affinis (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae), with additional information from Thailand and Vietnam. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2011: 49-59.
  18. Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, C. Satasook, P. Soisook, Si Si Hla Bu, B. Aul, D. L. Harrison, M. Pearch, N. M. Thomas, and P. J. J. Bates. 2011. A new species of small Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Myanmar and a revaluation of the taxon H. nicobarulaeMiller, 1902 from the Nicobar Islands. Acta Chiropterologica, 13: 61-78.
  19. Ith, S., P. Soisook, S. Bumrungsri, T. Kingston, S. J. Puechmaille, M. J. Struebig, Si Si Hla Bu, V. D. Thong, N. M. Furey, N. M. Thomas, and P. J. J. Bates. 2011. A taxonomic review of Rhinolophus coelophyllus Peters 1867 and R. shameli Tate 1943 (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in continental Southeast Asia. Acta Chiropterologica, 13: 41-59.
  20. Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, P. Soisook, C. Satasook, N. M. Thomas, and P. J. J. Bates. 2010. A taxonomic review ofHipposideros bicolor species complex and H. pomona (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) in Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 12: 415-438.
  21. Hughes, A. C., C. Satasook, P. J. J. Bates, P. Soisook, T. Sritongchuay, G. Jones and S. Bumrungsri. 2010. Echolocation call analysis and presence-only modelling as conservation monitoring tools for rhinolophoid bats in Thailand. Acta Chiropterologica, 12: 311-327.
  22. Douangboubpha, B., S. Bumrungsri, P. Soisook, S. W. Murray, S. J. Puechmaille, C. Satasook, Si Si Hla Bu, D. L. Harrison and P. J. J. Bates. 2010. A taxonomic review of Hipposideros halophyllus, with additional information on H. ater and H. cineraceus (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Thailand and Myanmar. Acta Chiropterologica, 12: 29-50
  23. Soisook, P., P. Niyomwan, M. Srikrachang, T. Srithongchuay and P. J. J. Bates. 2010. Discovery of Rhinolophus beddomei(Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Thailand with a brief comparison to other related taxa. Tropical Natural History, 10: 67-79.