Thamasak Yeemin

  Thamasak Yeemin has worked at Marine Biodiversity Research Group, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ramkhamhaeng University, in Bangkok since 1992. His education background includes a D.Sc. in Biology from Kyushu University, M.Sc. in Biology from the University of the Ryukyus, M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Marine Biology from Chulalongkorn University and a diploma in Environmental Management from the Netherlands International Institute for Management. He has studied ecology, biology, environmental science and socio-economics of coastal ecosystem management and marine protected areas. He has experience in many aspects of coastal and marine ecosystems, including management, conservation, research, and administration, based on nearly 30 years of fieldwork in Thailand and other parts of the Western Pacific. He has provided expertise to several management agencies, including local governments, national institutions, international organizations and NGOs, to design and implement management plans for coastal resources and the environment. He is a founding member of the Asia Pacific Coral Reef Society and a former councilor of the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS). He has also worked as a consultant for some regional collaborative projects under international organizations, such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), UNEP, ASEAN Center for Biodiversity, etc. He is currently a president of the Marine Science Association of Thailand (MSAT).