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Conference Program

International Conference on Biodiversity 2023 (IBD 2023)

“Biodiversity: Key to Better Life”

12-13 December 2023

Suan Luang Rama IX Royal Botanic Garden, Bangkok, Thailand


Day 1: Tuesday 12 December 2023
Venue: Commemoration Hall (Ratchamongkol Hall)



07.00 – 08.30



All distinguished guests and participants be seated in the Hall


Arrival of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

09.00 – 09.30

Inaugural Address by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

09.30 – 09.50

Keynote Speaker 1:

“North-South Collaboration on Biodiversity Research – Targeting Flora of Thailand”

by Professor Dr. Henrik Balslev, Aarhus University, Denmark and Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Flora of Thailand Project

10.00 – 10.20

Keynote Speaker 2:

“Role of the Singapore Botanic Gardens in Nature Conservation”

by Professor Dr. Puay Yok Tan, Group Director of Singapore Botanic Gardens,

National Parks Board, Singapore

10.20 – 10.40


10.40 – 11.00

Keynote Speaker 3:

“Biodiversity Makes a Better Life for Thai People”

by Professor Dr. Sanit Aksornkoae, Board Member of the Sirindhorn International

Environmental Park and Chairman of the National Economic and Social Development Council, Thailand

11.00 – 12.30

Lunch hosted for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
(attended by the Executive Committee and Keynote Speakers)

12.30 – 13.30 

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visits the Exhibitions


Departure of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Session 1: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation and Services

14.00 – 14.30


Invited Speaker 1:

“Managing and Protecting Seagrass Resources in the Tropics in the Face of Climate

Change-Lessons from Research in Northern Australia”

by Dr. Robert G Coles, James Cook University, Australia

14.30 – 15.00

Invited Speaker 2:

“Importance of Squirrels as Pollinators in Asia”

by Dr. Shun Kobayashi, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

15.00 – 15.15

Invited Speaker 3: 

“Role of Private Sector in Contributing to Biodiversity Conservation in Thailand”

by Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, President Board of Thailand Environment Institute and Secretary General of Thailand Business Council for Sustainable Development

15.15 – 15.30

Coffee Break

15.30 – 15.45

Oral Presentations 1:
“Taxonomic Revision of Genus Balanophora with a New Record from Thailand”

by Natthapruek Sakdapipanish, Mahidol Wittayanusorn School, Thailand

15.45 – 16.00

Oral Presentations 2:
“The Benthic Macroalgae of Eastern Siargao Island: Checklist, Diversity, Abundance, Distribution and Community Structure”

by Tricia Joy C. Torres, Mindanao State university-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines

16.00 – 16.15

Oral Presentations 3:
“Morphological and Genetic Analysis of Stingrays in the Telatrygon Complex in Thai Waters”

by Titirat Meejan, Burapha University, Thailand

16.15 – 16.30

Oral Presentations 4: “Chracterization of the Potential Amycolatopsis Novel Species, 505 and CM201R, Isolated from the Pharmaceutical Plant Roots, Cissampelos pareira and Caryota mitis

by Darika Kongrit, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

16.30 – 16.45

Oral Presentations 5:
“The Results and the Development of Learning Curriculum on Biodiversity and Cultural Heritage of Eastern Thailand”

by Artnarong Manosuttirit, Burapha University, Thailand

Chairman: Professor Dr. Savitree Limtong, Director, Biodiversity Center Kasetsart University

Rapporteur: Professor Dr. Somsak Panha, Director, Center of Excellence on Biodiversity, Chulalongkorn University

17.00 – 18.00

Poster Presentation Session

18.00 – 19.30

Welcome Reception

Day 2: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Venue: Commemoration Hall (Ratchamongkol Hall)



08.00 – 09.00


Session 2: Biodiversity and Climate Change

09.00 – 09.30

Invited Speaker 1:

“Mangrove Plantation at Abandoned Shrimp Ponds and New Mud-Flat Areas for

Restoration of Biodiversity and Climate Change Countermeasure”

by Professor Dr. Shigeru Kato, Seikei University, Japan

09.30 – 09.45

Oral Presentation 1:

“The Role of EGAT towards Climate Change and Biodiversity Targets”

By Tawatchai Sumranwanich, Assistant Governor-Power Plant Planning,

Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT)

09.45 – 10.00

Oral Presentation 2:

“EGCO Group Pathway towards Climate Change and Biodiversity Targets”

By Worapong Sinsukthavorn, Senior Vice President-Corporate Planning, Electricity Generating Public Company Limited (EGCO)

10.00 – 10.15

Coffee Break

10.15 – 10.30

Oral Presentations 3:
“Blue Carbon in Seagrass Ecosystems of Thailand”

by Anchana Prathep, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand 

10.30 – 10.45

Oral Presentations 4:
“Resilient Coral Communities on Underwater Pinnacles to Climate Change in the Gulf of Thailand”

by Thamasak Yeemin, Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand

10.45 – 11.00

Oral Presentations 5:
“Resilient Blue Carbon: Adaptive Strategies for Securing the Blue Carbon Potential of Mangrove Ecosystems”

by Michael Jenke, Kasetsart University, Thailand

11.00 – 11.15

Oral Presentations 6:
“Pollination Services are Resilient to an Extreme Climatic Event and Mitigate Crop Yield Declines”

by Kedar Devkota, Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal

11.15 – 11.30

Oral Presentations 7:
“Forest Carbon Stock Assessment along the Sumagaya-Pamalhi Mountain Raing (KSSP), Misamis Oriental, Philippines”

by Jaime Q. Guihawan, Mindanao State university-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines 

Chairman: Professor Dr. Siriwat Wongsiri, Academy of Science, Royal Society of Thailand

Rapporteur: Associate Professor Dr. Thamasak Yeemin, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ramkhamhaeng University

11.30 – 13.00


Session 3: Biodiversity and BCG Economy Models

13.00 – 13.30

Invited Speaker 1:

“Making Sustainability Sustainable”

by Dr. Suvit Maesincee, Former Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand

13.30 – 14.00

Invited Speaker 2:

“Sustainability in Action: Mangroves as Eco-engineers”

by Professor Dr. Gordon S. Maxwell FRSB, Hong Kong Metropolitan University,

Hong Kong

14.00 – 14.30

Invited Speaker 3:

“Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) as a Green Economy Incentive Mechanism to Conserve Habitats and Biodiversity”

by Professor Dr. Donald J. Macintosh, International Union for Conservation of Nature: Mangroves for the Future, Scotland

14.30 – 14.45

Oral Presentations 1: “Thai Universities’ Roles and Responsibilities in BCG Economy: The Contribution of U2T Projects in Isaan and Future Directions”

by Mahinthorn Pothiwan, Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, Thailand

14.45 – 15.00

Oral Presentations 2: “Food Waste Habitat: A Trove for the Study of Yeast Communities and Its Application”

by Varunya Sakpuntoon, Kasetsart University, Thailand

15.00 – 15.15

Oral Presentations 3: “Optimization of Bioactive Compound from Black Sugarcane Rind by Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction Using Response Surface Methodology”

by Nicha Asadatorn, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Chairman: Associate Professor Dr. Napavarn Noparatnaraporn, Board member, Suan Luang Rama IX Royal Botanic Garden Foundation and Director, NRCT Center for Environmental Research Utilizations

Rapporteur: Dr. Tanit Changthavorn, Deputy Executive Director, Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office

15.15 – 15.30

Coffee Break

Session 4: Biodiversity and International Collaboration

15.30 – 17.00

Plenary Discussion

1. Professor Dr. Chen Lihong, Secretary General of Asian Apiculture Association, China

2. Professor Dr. José Paulo Sampaio, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal

3. Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Executive Director of ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity,

    The Philippines

4. Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thailand Biodiversity-

    Based Economy Development Office, Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management

    Organization and President of Thailand Environmental Institute

Moderator: Dr. Rapee Boonplueang, Chairman of Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand

17.00 – 17.30

Closing Ceremony