A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe

Thasun Amarasinghe is a renowned herpetologist international known for his research work in South and South-East Asia. Thasun is the editor-in-chief of TAPROBANICA the Journal of Asian Biodiversity which is now regarded as a leading venue for the biodiversity conservation in tropical Asian region.  Also he is an editorial advisor of HERPETOTROPICOS, Journal on Tropical Amphibians & Reptiles (ISSN: 1690-7930). Thasun has a strong commitment to furthering the IUCN’s vision and mission. He is an expert member of the National Red Listing Committee for the Ministry of Environment, Government of Sri Lanka, and a commission member of the following IUCN committees: CEM South East Asia including Climate Change Adaptation Thematic Group and Red List of Ecosystems Thematic Group; IUCN Species Survival Commission (Amphibian Specialist Group and Crocodile Specialist Group).

Research Interests

1. Taxonomy of South and South-East Asian Reptiles (Order: Squamata) and Amphibians (Order: Anura).

2. Impacts of forest fragmentation and climate change, breeding ecology of amphibians (Family: Rhacophoridae).

3. Behaviour of South-east Asian primates (Order: Primates).


A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe

Research Associate
Research Center for Climate Change
University of Indonesia, Gd. PAU Lt. 8.5
Kampus UI, Depok 16424
Indonesia 

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