Community and ecosystem changes in forest restoration areas
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Road, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330, Thailand

Tel: 02-2187537
Fax: 02-2185386


I have a wide interest in ecology.  I am fascinated by apparent changes in landscapes, natural or man-made, and consequent changes in ecosystem structure and functions.  My current research focuses on the changes in communities and ecosystems under forest restoration efforts.   

Integrative Ecology Research Lab
Center of Excellence in Biodiversity
B.A. (Biology)
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
M.A. (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
Ph.D.  (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology)
Princeton University, New Jersey, USA
International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) Ph.D. fellowship. (2000-2003)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth System Science Fellowship. (1997-2001)
DPST scholarship, the Royal Thai Government (1989-2004)
  1. Ruankaew, N. 2005. GIS and epidemiology. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand. 88(11):1735-1738.
  2. Denduangboripant, J, Wacharapluesadee, S, Lamlertdacha, B, Ruankaew, N, Hoonsuwan, W, Puanghat, A, Hemachudha, T. 2005. Transmission dynamics of rabies virus in Thailand: Implications for disease control. BMC Infectious Diseases 5:52.
  3. Lumlertdacha, B, Wacharapluesadee, S, Denduangboripant, J, Ruankaew, N, Hoonsuwan, W, Puanghat, A, Skarasaeranee, P, Briggs, D, Hemachudha, T. 2006. Complex genetic structure of rabies virus in Bangkok City and its surroundings: implications for canine rabies control. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 100(3):276-281.
  4. Ruankaew, N, Le Page, C, Dumrongrojwattana, P, Barnaud, C, Gajaseni, N, van Paassen, JM, Trebuil, G. 2010. Companion modeling for integrated renewable resource management: a new collaborative approach to create common values for sustainable development. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology 18(1):15-23.
Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student
  1. Ms. Chadaporn Sewiwallop
    (Soil microarthropod communities in forest restoration areas)
  2. Mrs. Dijan Sunar Rukmi
    (Habitata enhancement and bird diversity)