PhD in Forest Environmental Science, Seoul National University
2017 Scholarship Recipient
I am a government officer in Thailand who enjoys the challenges of broadening my educational and cultural experiences for both personal and professional growth. I realized that education, strengthening networks, and fostering cooperation between countries on forest-related issues is crucial to successful forest management and the myriad economic, social, and environmental benefits, improved rural livelihoods, and forest conservation that result. It is this passion and knowledge that inspired me to study abroad.
A four-year period of matriculation at Seoul National University in South Korea paid obvious and immeasurable dividends. I developed a measure of skill and proficiency in forestry, and the opportunities to present my research at international academic conferences proved to be invaluable in expanding a global network of scholars and professionals.
I am infinitely grateful to the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) for providing the scholarship that created the opportunity for me to study abroad. Without it, nothing could have been accomplished. The expertise of everyone and every new experience at Seoul National University and throughout this journey has magnified my knowledge and honed my skills to incalculable and unexpected degrees. It has been profoundly memorable to face and overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and encounter new adventures. Thanks to the AFoCO Landmark Scholarship Program, studying in South Korea has been a life-altering endeavor. It has prepared me to pursue forest management development in Thailand and to collaborate on sustainable forest management strategies among Asian countries.
- (PhD Thesis) Effects of community forest management on biodiversity and utilization of non-timber forest products in northern Thailand
- Non-timber forest product utilization under community forest management in northern Thailand
- The influence of environmental factors on species composition and distribution in a community forest in Northern Thailand
- Tree Species Diversity and Environmental Factors Affecting Distribution in Ban Mae Chiang Rai Lum Community Forest, Lampang Province
- Above-ground carbon stock and REDD+ opportunities of community-managed forests in northern Thailand
- The Impact on Ecosystem Services and the Satisfaction Therewith of Community Forest Management in Northern Thailand