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Dr.George Andrew Gale

Organization:

School of Bioresources and Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi

83 Moo. 8, Thakham, Bangkhuntien, Bangkok 10150

E-mail :

george.and@kmutt.ac.th
Contact :

office phone (66 2)-470-7555
Fax (66 2)-452-3455

Education

B.S.  1984, Biology; Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, USA.

 M.S.  1990, Biological Anthropology; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA 

 Ph.D. 1995, Ecology; University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA.

Recent Experience

1998-present Lecturer / researcher GIS and Ecology, King Mongkut's University of Technology-Thonburi.  Teach 1 graduate level course in natural resources management, 2 courses in ecology & conservation biology, 1 course in wildlife survey techniques and 2 courses in GIS.  

 

1995-1997 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Department of Biology, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA.  

 

1992-94 Field Research Assistant, The Nature Conservancy.  Assisted organization of field projects involving habitat selection and population ecology on forest birds.

 

 

 

Volunteer and Service Work

Serve as a manuscript reviewer for regional and international journals:  American Midland Naturalist, Journal of Field Ornithology, Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society (& member of editorial board), and Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

 

Served as grant reviewer for Lincoln Park Zoological Society

 

Performed breeding bird surveys for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1990-91

Grants, Fellowships, and Honors

Biodiversity Research Training Grant, "Avian abundance and diversity: an assessment of monitoring methods for forest birds at the Mo-singto Long-term Biodiversity Research Plot, Khao Yai National Park (BRT R_346004)"  Principal Investigator:  Mr. Philip D. Round, Co-principal investigators:  Dr. George Gale, Dr. Anak Pattanavibool, Dr. Warren Brockelman, Mr. Andrew Pierce, and The Superintendent, Khao Yai National Park.  2003-2006

 

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research & Development Grant, "Establishment of a biodiversity monitoring unit for BIOTEC"  Principal Investigator Dr. Warren Brockelman, Co-principal investigators:  Dr. Ruud Valyasevi, Mr. Chen Nan, Ms. Anuttara Nathalang, Dr. George Gale. 2000-2003:  

 

National Science & Technology Development Agency Grant, "Monitoring Biodiversity:  Improved methodology for permanent forest dynamics plots",  Principal Investigator Dr. Warren Brockelman, Co-principal investigators:  Ms. Panarat Charoenchai, Ms. Anuttara Nathalang, Dr. George Gale.  

 

National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research & Development Grant, 

 "A comparison of forest canopy structure and bird communities in forest and orchard habitats, Khao Luang National Park, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, S. Thailand" Principal Investigator Dr. Warren Brockelman, Co-principal investigators:  Mr. Philip D. Round and Dr. George Gale.  

 

 

Biodiversity Research Training Grant, "The role of birds in the regeneration of forest in northern Thailand (BRT#142029)."  2000-2002:  

 

Biodiversity Research Training Grant, "Initial density estimates for 10 rare and endangered birds in a relatively undisturbed lowland tropical forest (BRT#143017)."  Co-principal investigator Ms. Siriporn Thong-aree.  2000-2002:  

 

Biodiversity Research Training Grant, "Environmental and anthropogenic factors that affect an economically important tree, ko khao (Castanopsis indica), in northeastern Thailand (BRT#142020)."  Co-principal investigator Dr. Sudarut Tripetchkul. 1999-2002:  

 

Thai Research Fund Grant, "Development of a methane emissions database for rice fields in Thailand."  Co-principal investigator Dr. Sirinthornthep Towprayoon. 1999-2000:

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture National Research Competitive Grant, "Effects of alternative gypsy moth management strategies on forest birds"  Co-principal investigator with Robert J. Cooper. 1996:

  

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, Dept. of Geography, University of   Connecticut, 1993

 

 

 

Professional Organization

 American Ornithologists' Union; Association of Field Ornithologists (secretary 1993-1996); Cooper Ornithological Society; Ecological Society of North America; Society for Conservation Biology; Wilson Ornithological Society.

Publications

Accepted pending revision

ROUND, P. D. AND G. A. GALE.  Changes in the status of Lophura pheasants in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand: a response to warming climate?  Biotropica

 

2007

(in press)

GALE, G. A., K. KIRTIKARA, P. PITTAYAKHAJONWUT, S. SIVICHAI, Y. THEBTARANONTH, C. THONGPANCHANG, AND V. VICHAI.   In search of cyclooxygenase inhibitors, anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis and anti-malarial drugs from Thai flora and microbes.  Pharmacology & Therapeutics XX: XX-XX.

 

NGOPRASERT, D., A. LYNAM, AND G. A. GALE.  Human disturbance affects abundance and behaviour of a tropical large carnivore in Kaeng Krachan National Park, Thailand.  Oryx XX: XX-XX.

 

2006

GALE, G. A. AND S. THONGAREE.  Density estimates of nine hornbill species in a lowland forest site in southern Thailand.  Bird Conservation International 16: 57-69.

 

ROUND, P. D., G. A. GALE, AND W. Y. BROCKELMAN.  A comparison of bird communities in mixed fruit orchards and natural forest at Khao Luang, southern Thailand.  Biodiversity and Conservation 15:2873–2891.

 

2005

IAMSIRI, A., G. GALE, P. ROUND, AND W. MECKVICHAI.  Distribution, habitat use and human impacts on Hume’s Pheasant in northern Thailand. Fuller, R. A. & S. B. Browne (eds). Galliformes 2004. Proceedings of the 3rd International Galliformes Symposium, Dehra Dun and Corbett National Park, India, 5th-10th April 2004.
 

2004

NIMUAN, S., P. D. ROUND, AND G. A. GALE.  Structure and composition of mixed-species insectivorous bird flocks in Khao Yai National Park.  Natural History Bulletin Siam Society 52: 71-79.

 

PIERCE, A. J., K. POBPRASERT, AND G. A. GALE.  Nesting success and double-brooding in the Abbott’s Babbler (Malacocincla abbotti).  Wilson Bulletin 116: 274-276.

 

 

2003

MARSHALL, M. R., J. A. DECECCO, A.B. WILLIAMS, G. A. GALE, AND R. J. COOPER. Use of 

regenerating clearcuts by late-successional bird species and their young during the post-fledging period.  Forest Ecology and Management 183: 127-135. 

 

2002

ROUND P., G. GALE, M. MARSHALL, AND L. POMARA.  An expedition to the summit of Khao Soi Dao Tai, Southeast Thailand.  Oriental Bird Club Bulletin 35: 48-53.

 

2001

GALE, G. A., J. A. DECECCO, M. R. MARSHALL, W. R. MCCLAIN, AND R. J. COOPER.  Effects of gypsy moth defoliation on forest birds: an assessment using Breeding Bird Census data.  Journal of Field Ornithology 72: 291-304.

 

SMAKGAHN, K., S. TOWPRAYOON, AND G. A. GALE.  Estimating methane emissions from rice fields using emission factors and geographical information systems (GIS).  Asian J. Energy Environ. 2: 7-32.
 

2000

COOPER, R. J., G. A. GALE, AND L. A. BRENNAN.  Answering questions in management and research using large-scale manipulative experiments.  In R. Bonney, D. Pashley, R. Cooper, and L. Niles, (Eds.). Pp 220-224.  Proceedings of the 3rd Partners in Flight Workshop Cape May, New Jersey, USA; October 1-5, 1995.  Proceedings RMRS-P16, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.

 

DECECCO, J. A., M. R. MARSHALL, A. B. WILLIAMS, G. A. GALE, AND R. J. COOPER. Comparative Seasonal Fecundity of neotropical migrants in middle Appalachia.  Condor 102:653-663.

 

SCOTT, R., P. PATTANAKAEW, J. F. MAXWELL, S. ELLIOTT, AND G. GALE.  The effects of artificial perches and local vegetation on bird-dispersed seed deposition into regenerating sites.  Pp. 327-337.  In Elliott, S., J. Kerby, D. Blakesley, K. Hardwick, K. Woods, and V. Anusarnsunthorn (Eds.).  Forest Restoration for Wildlife Conservation Proceedings of a Workshop 30 January- 4 February 2000, International Tropical Timber Organization & The Forest Restoration Research Unit, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

1997

GALE, G., L. HANNERS, AND S. PATTON.  Reproductive success of Worm-eating Warblers (Helmitheros vermivorus) in a forested landscape. Conservation Biology 11: 246-250.

International Book Review

Robson, C.  2002.  Birds of Thailand, Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey.  The Auk (2004) 121: 1299-1300.  

Other

Gale, G. and T. Savini 2005.  First Field Ecology Symposium, “Forest Ecology and Restoration” 28th-30th January 2005.  Natural History Bulletin Siam Society 53: 145-180.

Oral Presentations and Posters

2007

Gale, G. A., A. J. Pierce, P. D. Round and S. Nimnuan.  2007.  A field test of variable width line transect sampling in an evergreen tropical forest bird community (Oral presentation).  ATBC Asian Chapter Conference March 6-8th 2007, Mahabalipuram, Tamilnadu, India

 

2005

Brockelman, W., Natalang, A., and Gale, G. A. 2005.  The use of the Mo Singto forest dynamics plot for study of forest community ecology and regeneration in Khao Yai Park:  a unique research resource (Oral presentation).  Abstract book, 1st Field Ecology Symposium: Forest Ecology and Restoration. 28th – 30th January 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.

Chaisuriyanane, S, P. Poonswad, P., Gale, G. A., Pattanaviboon, A. and Eiadthong, W. 2005.  A comparative study of fruit diets of Great hornbill (Buceros bicornis) and Rhinoceros hornbill (Buceros rhinoceros) during the breeding season in Budo Su-Ngai Padi National Park, Southern Thailand Poster (Poster presentation).  Abstract book, 1st Field Ecology Symposium: Forest Ecology and Restoration. 28th – 30th January 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Iamsiri, A. and Gale, G. A. 2005.  Distribution and habitat use patterns of Hume’s Pheasant in northern Thailand.  (Oral presentation).  Abstract book, 1st Field Ecology Symposium: Forest Ecology and Restoration. 28th – 30th January 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Kaewprom, W., Gale, G. A. and Lynam, A. J. 2005.  Responses to burning and edge effects of small mammals at Klong E Tao substation, Khao Yai National Park. (Poster presentation).  Abstract book, 1st Field Ecology Symposium: Forest Ecology and Restoration. 28th – 30th January 2005, Bangkok, Thailand. 

 

Ngoprasert, D., A. J. Lynam and G. A. Gale.  Effect of roads, selected environmental variables and human disturbance on Asiatic Leopard (Panthera pardus) in Kaeng Krachan National Park Thailand. has been accepted for a poster presentation at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, 15-19 July 2005, Brasilia, Brazil.

 

Pattanakaew, P. and Gale, G. A. 2005.  Effect of local and the landscape environment on seed dispersal by birds in regenerating forest.  (Oral presentation).  Abstract book, 1st Field Ecology Symposium: Forest Ecology and Restoration. 28th – 30th January 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Round, P. D., Gale, G. A., Pattanavibool, A., Pierce, A., Pobprasert, K., Sankamethawee, W., Brockelman, W. Y. and Wohandee, P. 2005. Nesting Success of Birds at Khao Yai National Park Biodiversity Research & Training Program Annual Meeting, Poster presentation, October 10-13, 2005. Khon Kaen, Thailand

 

Round, P. D., Gale, G. A., Pattanavibool, A., Pierce, A., Pobprasert, K., Sankamethawee, W., Brockelman, W. Y. and Wohandee, P. 2005.  The ecology of birds at Mo-singto, Khao Yai.  Biodiversity Research & Training Program Annual Meeting, Oral presentation, October 10-13, 2005. Khon Kaen, Thailand

 

Toktang, T., Elliot, S. and Gale, G. A.  2005.  The effects of forest restoration on the species diversity and composition of a bird community in Doi Suthep-Pui National Park, Thailand.  (Oral presentation).  Abstract book, 1st Field Ecology Symposium: Forest Ecology and Restoration. 28th – 30th January 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Tokue, K., Pierce, A. J., Pobprasert, K. and Gale, G. A.  2005.  Do male and female Black-naped Monarch (Hypohymis azurea) contribute equally to raise a brood?  Abstract book, 1st Field Ecology Symposium: Forest Ecology and Restoration. 28th – 30th January 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

 

2004

BROCKELMAN, W.Y., A. NATHALANG AND G. A. GALE.  Ranging behavior and food selection in white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar): How much is knowledge worth?  XX Congress of the International Primatological Society Torino, Italy, 22-28 August 2004.
 

2002

GALE, G., P. PATTANAKAEW, J. F. MAXWELL, R. SCOTT, AND STEPHEN ELLIOTT.  Do Bird Perches Increase Seedling Recruitment In Deforested Tropical Landscapes?  Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, 14-19 July, Canterbury, UK.

 

PATTANAKAEW, P., J. F. MAXWELL, R. SCOTT, AND G. GALE.  Effects of local and landscape vegetation on bird-dispersed seeds in regenerating forests.  Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology, 14-19 July, Canterbury, UK.

 

2001

GALE, G., R. SCOTT, P. PATTANAKAEW, J. F. MAXWELL, D. DE LA CRUZ, AND S. ELLIOTT.  The role of artificial perches and local vegetation on bird-dispersed seed input and seedling recruitment into regenerating sites.  Forest Restoration Workshop, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand 7-9 March.  

 

2000

PLANGSIRI, C., S. TRIPETCHKUL, C. SILAPATHONG, S. ONGSOMWANG, AND G. GALE.  Forest fire vulnerability assessment:  case study from northeastern Thailand.  6th Annual GEO Asia Pacific Conference and Exhibition, 2-5 October, Bangkok.

 

1999

DECECCO, J. A., M. R. MARSHALL, A. B. WILLIAMS, G. A. GALE, AND R. J. COOPER.  The influence of life history on the seasonal fecundity of four Neotropical migratory birds in middle Appalachia.  American Ornithologists' Union, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

 

MARSHALL, M. R., J. A. DECECCO, A. B. WILLIAMS, C. A. STRAIGHT, G. A. GALE, AND R. J. COOPER.  Investigating the effects of Bacillus thuringiensis application on Neotropical migratory birds in middle Appalachia.  American Ornithologists' Union, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

 

1998

GALE, G. A., R. J. COOPER, AND M. R. MARSHALL.  Can Point Counts be used to estimate absolute density?  North American Ornithological Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 

DECECCO, J. A., G. A. GALE, M. R. MARSHALL, A. B. WILLIAMS, AND R. J. COOPER.  Comparison of the Nesting Success and Nest site Selection of the Red-eyed Vireo and Blue-headed Vireo in middle-Appalachia.  North American Ornithological Conference, St. Louis, MO.

 

MARSHALL, M. R., J. A. DECECCO, A. B. WILLIAMS, C. A. STRAIGHT, G. A. GALE, W. R. MCCLAIN AND R. J. COOPER.  Investigating the Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis Application on Neotropical Migratory Birds: Are We Thinking Sustainably?  Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere (SAMAB) Annual Conference, Gatlinburg, TN.

 

1995

GALE, G. A.  Breeding habitat selection in the Worm-eating Warbler:  A broad scale approach.  113th State Meeting American Ornithologists' Union.  Cincinnati, Ohio, 15-19 August.

 

ORRELL, M. AND G. GALE.  GIS modeling of breeding bird distribution in Connecticut.  Geographic Information Systems Conference.  Towson, Maryland, 7-8 June.

 

1994

GALE, G. A., L. A. HANNERS, AND S. R. PATTON.  Reproductive Success of Worm-eating Warblers (Helmitheros vermivorus) in Small and Large Forests.  8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.  Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 7-11 June.

 

HANNERS, L. A., S. R. PATTON, AND G. A. GALE.  Population ecology of Worm-eating Warblers:  Preliminary results.  North American Ornithological Conference First Joint Meeting.  Missoula, Montana, 21-26 June.