Prateep Duengkae

Prateep Duengkae
Kasetsart University | KU · Department of Forest Biology

Doctor of Philosophy
Department Head of Forest Biology

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Introduction
"General Ecologist" >>>>>>> Courses taught: Wildlife Ecology and Management; Forest Ornithology; Forest Mammalogy; Tropical Wildlife Ecology & Management; Quantitative Ecology; Plant Community Analysis; Biology and Conservation of Endangered Wildlife; Basic and Advanced Research Techniques in Forestry; Seminar
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May 2008 - present
Kasetsart University
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (148)
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The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens) is a well-known ornamental fish and emerging model species for studying animal morphology, physiology, and behavior. A key concern of betta inbreeding is the decline in genetic diversity resulting from commercial breeding programs. Therefore, it is essential to develop markers for understanding the geneti...
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Plant diversity is important for sustainable development, particularly in watershed areas. This study explored tree population and diversity in a lower montane forest (LMF). A 16-ha permanent plot was established in LMF at Huai Kogma sub-watershed, northern Thailand. All trees with a diameter at breast height ≥ 2 cm were tagged, measured, identifie...
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Bats are important reservoir hosts of emerging viruses. Recent viral outbreaks and pandemics have resulted in an increased research focus on the genetic diversity, population structure, and distribution of bat species. Lyle’s flying fox (Pteropus lylei) is widely distributed throughout central Thailand, with most colonies congregating in temples wi...
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The gaur ( Bos gaurus ) is found throughout mainland South and Southeast Asia but is listed as an endangered species in Thailand with a decreasing population size and a reduction in suitable habitat. While gaur have shown a population recovery from 35 to 300 individuals within 30 years in the Khao Phaeng Ma (KPM) Non-Hunting Area, this has caused c...
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Tigers (Panthera tigris) have disappeared from over 90% of their historical range, and extant populations face habitat loss, direct poaching, and prey depletion in otherwise suitable habitats. In Thailand, tiger numbers continue to decline due to prey depletion, yet a few strongholds remain. Recently, tigers have been detected in the Southern Weste...
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Article Info Importance of the work: It is important to understand the ecological effects of gap age on the understory bird populations in the conservation of montane forest. Objectives: To study bird populations in permanent plot in Mae Sa-Kog Ma Biosphere Reserve, Northern Thailand Materials & Methods: Birds were sampled using mist-netting at 12...
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Centromeric satellite DNA (cen-satDNA) consists of highly divergent repeat monomers, each approximately 171 base pairs in length. Here, we investigated the genetic diversity in the centromeric region of two primate species: long-tailed (Macaca fascicularis) and rhesus (Macaca mulatta) macaques. Fluorescence in situ hybridization and bioinformatic a...
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Nipah virus (NiV) is a zoonotic virus that can pose a serious threat to human and livestock health. Old-world fruit bats (Pteropus spp.) are the natural reservoir hosts for NiV, and Pteropus lylei, Lyle's flying fox, is an important host of NiV in mainland Southeast Asia. NiV can be transmitted from bats to humans directly via bat-contaminated food...
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Fishes provide a unique and intriguing model system for studying the genomic origin and evolutionary mechanisms underlying sex determination and high sex-chromosome turnover. In this study, the mode of sex determination was investigated in Siamese fighting fish, a species of commercial importance. Genome-wide SNP analyses were performed on 75 indiv...
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Understanding distribution patterns is essential for the long-term conservation of megafauna, particularly the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). We investigated the dynamic occupancy of Asian elephants in the Thung Yai Naresuan West Wildlife Sanctuary in Thailand. Asian elephant occurrences were recorded during patrol activities from 2012 to 2019....
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A Bayesian approach was used to develop binary quantile regression models featuring the lasso penalty. The models afford the advantages of all quantile regression models, such as robustness and detailed insights into covariate effects; they also handle issues associated with overfitting well. Thus, this model was used to investigate habitat suitabi...
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The research is based on qualitative reconnaissance of the location of threat factors and Real Time Camera Traps of Thap Lan National Park during the year 2016– 2017 to analyze together with 7 physical environmental factors, 2 economic and social factors. The analysis was based on maximum entropy modeling and the model was used to create a risk lay...
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The study on the spatial risk assessment of threat factors in Khao Yai National Park had the objective to detect the area of illegal forest resources offenses by the installation of a real-time camera to collect data from 2018 to 2020, totaling 3 years. The study was carried out by analyzing 8 spatial factors using a generalized linear model (GLMs)...
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The African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) may exhibit the coexistence of XX/XY and ZZ/ZW sex-determination systems (SDSs). However, the SDS of African catfish might be influenced by a polygenic sex-determination (PSD) system, comprising multiple independently segregating sex "switch" loci to determine sex within a species. Here, we aimed to detect t...
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Duplicate control regions (CRs) have been observed in the mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of most varanids. Duplicate CRs have evolved in either concerted or independent evolution in vertebrates, but whether an evolutionary pattern exists in varanids remains unknown. Therefore, we conducted this study to analyze the evolutionary patterns and ph...
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Article Info AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES The gaur (Bos gaurus) distributes throughout mainland South and Southeast Asia. It is listed as an endangered species in Thailand, where its population has been decreasing and suitable habitat has been lost. This study explored the distribution of gaur in Thailand and assessed suitable gaur habitat in...
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Chunskul J, Thongproh P, Simmasian W, Arkajag J, Tongpun S, Kanishthajata P, Prompalad S, Duangjai S, Duengkae P, Phochayavanich R, Chuaynkern C, Chuaynkern Y. 2021. Molecular identification and morphological description of Theloderma albopunctatum tadpoles from the Phu Khiao-Nam Nao Forest Complex, northeastern Thailand. Biodiversitas 22: 5145-516...
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This study on the monitoring of the diversity and abundance of wildlife around the wildlife corridor area on Highway 304, which passes through Khao Yai and Thap Lan National Parks, was conducted during September 2017 and May 2021 using camera traps to constantly monitor the area. A total of at least 51 wildlife species from 30 families, 14 orders w...
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Comparative chromosome maps investigating sex chromosomal linkage groups in amniotes and microsatellite repeat motifs of a male house gecko lizard (Hemidactylus frenatus, HFR) and a flat-tailed house gecko lizard (H. platyurus, HPL) of unknown sex were examined using 75 bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) from chicken and zebra finch genomes. N...
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Article Info AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES The gaur (Bos gaurus) distributes throughout mainland South and Southeast Asia. It is listed as an endangered species in Thailand, where its population has been decreasing and suitable habitat has been lost. This study explored the distribution of gaur in Thailand and assessed suitable gaur habitat in...
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Sex determination systems (SDSs) in anurans are diverse and have undergone independent evolutionary transitions among species. The mode of sexual reproduction of the rice field frog (Hoplobatrachus rugulosus)-an economically viable, edible amphibian species-is not well known. Previous studies have proposed that threshold temperature conditions may...
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Jade perch (Scortum barcoo) is a new teleost in the developing aquaculture freshwater finfish grow-out sector in Australia and China. However, key information on the breeding sex determination system (SDS) remains poorly understood, hampering sex control programs and genetic improvement. In this study, the jade perch SDS was examined by investigati...
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The snakeskin gourami (Trichopodus pectoralis) has a high meat yield and is one of the top five aquaculture freshwater fishes in Thailand. The species is not externally sexually dimorphic, and its sex determination system is unknown. Understanding the sex determination system of this species will contribute to its full-scale commercialization. In t...
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Captive breeding programs are crucial to ensure the survival of endangered species and ultimately to reintroduce individuals into the wild. However, captive-bred populations can also deteriorate due to inbreeding depression and reduction of genetic variability. We genotyped a captive population of 82 individuals of the endangered Hume’s pheasant (...
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Captive breeding programs are crucial to ensure the survival of endangered species and ultimately to reintroduce individuals into the wild. However, captive-bred populations can also deteriorate due to inbreeding depression and reduction of genetic variability. We geno-typed a captive population of 82 individuals of the endangered Hume's pheasant (...
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Fruits are a major food resource for wildlifes and have evolved different traits which attract specific frugivores and facilitate seed dispersal. This study examines the quantity of the frequency of fruit tree species, distribution amongst fruit traits and estimates the potential availability of the fruit resource for frugivores in a 16-ha permanen...
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We reported the mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of bronze-winged jacana (Metopidius indicus, Latham 1790). The circular mitogenome was 17,208 base pairs (bp) in length, containing 13 protein-coding genes, two rRNAs, 22 tRNAs, and a non-coding control region. A DNA spacer 109 bp long was also detected between ND5 and Cytb. Phylogenetic analysis in...
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Background Nipah virus (NiV) infection causes encephalitis and has > 75% mortality rate, making it a WHO priority pathogen due to its pandemic potential. There have been NiV outbreak(s) in Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, and southern Philippines. NiV naturally circulates among fruit bats of the genus Pteropus and has been detected widely across Southe...
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Domestication and artificial selection lead to the development of genetically divergent cattle breeds or hybrids that exhibit specific patterns of genetic diversity and population structure. Recently developed mitochondrial markers have allowed investigation of cattle diversity worldwide; however, an extensive study on the population-level genetic...
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Bighead catfish (Clarias macrocephalus, Günther, 1864) is an important aquacultural species that plays a crucial role in the economy of Southeast Asia. Crossbreeding between female bighead catfish and male African catfish (C. gariepinus, Burchell, 1822) is used to produce hybrids with vigorous phenotypes. However, sterility of the hybrid is a major...
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The Chinese goral (Naemorhedus griseus) is a small goat-like animal, which is considered “vulnerable” due to its rapid decline in population in the wild. Captive breeding programs are necessary to prevent the extinction of Chinese gorals; however, reproduction in captivity reduces genetic diversity due to inbreeding. In 2020, a total of six wild Ch...
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Spatial modeling is an analytical procedure that simulates real-world conditions using remote sensing and geographic information systems. The field data in this study were collected from 318 survey plots in the area surrounding highway 304 in the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex (DPKY-FC) during the 2019 rainy season. Forage-crop biomass was c...
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In an effort to strengthen global capacity to prevent, detect, and control infectious diseases in animals and people, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT) PREDICT project funded development of regional, national, and local One Health capacities for early disease detection, rapid response,...
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This study covered spatial modeling of soil texture for digital soil mapping with environmental factors, and Landsat 8 satellite data from Sentinel-2A satellite, which is data from remote sensing. A total number of 517 soil samples were collected by randomly designed 75 sampling locations, in Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex during February 20...
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Mekong fighting fish (Betta smaragdina) are found in Northeast Thailand. A complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of B. smaragdina was assembled and annotated. Mitogenome sequences were 16,372 bp in length, with slight AT bias (59.8%), containing 37 genes with identical order to most teleost mitogenomes. Phylogenetic analysis of B. smaragdina s...
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A Correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21768-2
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Background Nipah virus (NiV) infection causes encephalitis and has > 75% mortality rate, making it a WHO priority pathogen due to its pandemic potential. There have been NiV outbreak(s) in Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, and southern Philippines. NiV naturally circulates among fruit bats of the genus Pteropus and has been detected widely across Southe...
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Among the many questions unanswered for the COVID-19 pandemic are the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and the potential role of intermediate animal host(s) in the early animal-to-human transmission. The discovery of RaTG13 bat coronavirus in China suggested a high probability of a bat origin. Here we report molecular and serological evidence of SARS-CoV-2 rel...
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Background The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens, also known as the betta) is well known in aquarium markets, and also presents an exciting new research model for studying parental care, aggressive behavior, and cryptically diverse pigmentation. However, concentrated efforts are required, both in the context of conservation biology and in its...
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In this study, we aimed to elucidate the origin of domestic chickens and their evolutionary history over the course of their domestication. We conducted a large-scale genetic study using mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequences and 28 microsatellite DNA markers to investigate the diversity of 298 wild progenitor red junglefowl (Gallus gallus) across two...
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Kummoo W, Teampanpong J, Paansri P, Suksavate W, Utsa P, Duengkae P, Prompat S. 2020. Impact of highway on vertebrate roadkill in Nam Nao National Park, Thailand. Biodiversitas 21: 5540-5549. Roads lead to biodiversity loss, primarily through wildlife collisions. This phenomenon is widespread, despite limited attention in Thailand. To reduce road m...
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Water monitors (Varanus salvator macromaculatus) are large lizards that inhabit wetlands. However, populations seem to be declining due to habitat fragmentation resulting from urban development. To develop an effective strategic conservation plan, the genetic diversity and population structure of water monitors at Bang Kachao Peninsula, a rich urba...
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The majority of lizards classified in the superfamily Iguanoidea have an XX/XY sex-determination system in which sex-chromosomal linkage shows homology with chicken (Gallus gallus) chromosome 15 (GGA15). However, the genomics of sex chromosomes remain largely unexplored owing to the presence of homomorphic sex chromosomes in majority of the species...
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The complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of the peaceful betta (Betta imbellis) was obtained using next-generation sequencing. The sample of B. imbellis was collected from its native habitat in Southern Thailand. The mitogenome sequence was 16,897 bp in length, containing 37 genes with identical order to most teleost mitogenomes. Overall nucl...
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Dowwiangkan T, Chuaynkern Y, Dumrongrojwattana P, Duengkae P. 2020. Diet composition and neighboring prey community of the Phuping newt (Tylototriton uyenoi) in Maesa–Kogma Biosphere Reserve, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand. Biodiversitas 21: 4515-4523. The present work reports the comparison of fecal pellet prey composition of Tylototriton...
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Thongproh P, Chunskul J, Rongchapho P, Chuaynkern C, Chuaynkern Y, Srisonchai R, Saengsri C, Aonpime P, Phochayavanich R, Kanishthajata P, Phusaensri S, Prompalad S, Tongpun S, Arkajag J, Duengkae P. 2020. Prey items of some amphibians and reptiles in Phu Khieo–Nam Nao Forest Complex, Northeastern Thailand. Biodiversitas 21: 4124-4130. We reported...
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Squamate reptile chromosome 2 (SR2) is thought to be an important remnant of an ancestral amniote super-sex chromosome, but a recent study showed that the Siamese cobra W sex chromosome is also a part of this larger ancestral chromosome. To confirm the existence of an ancestral amniote super-sex chromosome and understand the mechanisms of amniote s...
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Ponpituk Y, Siri S, Safoowong M, Suksavate W, Marod D, Duengkae P. 2020. Temporal variation in the population of bulbuls (Family Pycnonotidae) in lower montane forest, Northern Thailand. Biodiversitas 21: 3644-3649. Temporal variations in the population of bulbuls (Family Pycnonotidae) were studied over the course of four years in a 16-ha lower mon...
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Mahachai bettas (Betta mahachaiensis) are distributed in areas of brackish water with Nipa Palms in Samut Sakhon, Thailand but urbanization is restricting their biodiversity. A complete mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of B. mahachaiensis was determined to support conservation programs. Mitogenome sequences were 16,980 bp in length with slight AT...
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Captive breeding programs for endangered species can increase population numbers for eventual reintroduction to the wild. Captive populations are typically small and isolated, which results in inbreeding and reduction of genetic variability, and may lead to an increased risk of extinction. The Omkoi Wildlife Breeding Center maintains the only Thai...
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Sex chromosomes in some amniotes share linkage homologies with distantly related taxa in regions orthologous to squamate reptile chromosome 2 (SR2) and the snake W sex chromosome. Thus, the SR2 and W chromosomes may formerly have been part of a larger ancestral amniote super-sex chromosome. Comparison of various sex chromosomal linkage homologies i...
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Recent ecological theories propose that species reach their highest abundance and genetic diversity in the center of their ecological niche and decline toward the edges. We assessed whether Lyle's flying fox, Pteropus lylei, abundance and genetic diversity were correlated with niche centroid distance using an ecological niche model as a proxy for f...
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Siri S, Ponpituk Y, Safoowong M, Nuipakdee W, Marod D, Duangkae P. 2020. Comparing morphological traits of legs of understory birds inhabiting forest areas with closed canopies and forest gaps. Biodiversitas 21: 1041-1048. Bird species exhibit different adaptations depending on their habitats. The morphological traits of each species represent adap...
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Seasonal Density and Movement of Cuvier's Spiny Lizard (Acanthosaura lepidogaster) in hill evergreen forest, Mae Sa-Kog Ma Biosphere Reserve, Chiang Mai Province. Two field surveys were conducted, including pitfall and direct observation, which were divided into daytime and daylight surveys. The results of the study showed that males Cuvier's Spiny...
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The long term study of forest communities has been carried on in Thailand for nearly 40 years. Nevertheless, there is a lack of the concrete integration of ecological study of wildlife. Lower montane forest 16-ha permanent plot at Mae Sa-Kog Ma Biosphere Reserve has been monitored since 2010. There are 29,308 trees with DBH larger than 2 cm, and 21...