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Vol. 61 No. 1, 2015

Ongoing Trade in Illegally-Sourced Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Highlights the Need for Legal Reform in ThailandVincent Nijman and Chris R. ShepherdPDF
Research articles:
Persistence of Primate and Ungulate Communities on Forested Islands in Lake Kenyar in Northern Peninsular MalaysiaDing Li YongPDF
Morphological Development of Hatchery-Reared Larval and Juvenile Mekong Giant Catfish Pangasianodon gigas Yushiro Kinoshita, Viseth Hav, Fumihito Akishinonomiya, Yasuhiko Taki and Hiroshi KohnoPDF
Tree Trunk Topography Modifies the Webs of Herennia multipuncta (Doleschall, 1859) (Araneae: Nephilidae)Timothy C. HawesPDF
Book review:
A Field Guide to the Reptiles of Thailand by Tanya Chan-ard, John W. K. Parr and Jarujin Nabhitabhata.Tsutomu HikidaPDF
Cover photo: A female of the arboricole spider, Herennia multipuncta, camouflaged at its web hub on a tree-trunk, Chonburi Province, Thailand (photo by Timothy C. Hawes). The species is well known for making beautiful ladder webs on tree-trunks. See article by Timothy C. Hawes.PDF

Vol. 61 No. 2, 2016

Towards a Common Understanding of the Lowland Deciduous Forests of Tropical Asia: South Asia and Indo-Burma ComparedPeter AshtonPDF
Research articles:
Transition of Species Composition, Abundance and Distribution of the Gracilarioid Seaweeds (Rhodophyta) in Coastal Areas of the Upper Gulf of Thailand Observed from 2004 to 2007Anong ChirapartPDF
Aquatic Beetles of the Families Dryopidae and Elmidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Byrrhoidea) of Thailand: Annotated List and Illustrated Key to GeneraWilliam D. Shepard and Robert W. SitesPDF
Spiders Appropriate Empty Cyana Moth Cocoons for Nest ArmourTimothy C. HawesPDF
First Record of a Minute Mud-loving Beetle of the Family Georissidae (Insecta: Coleoptera: Hydrophiloidea) in ThailandWilliam D. Shepard and Robert W. SitesPDF
Book review:
Estimation of Parameters for Animal Populations: a Primer for the rest of us by Larkin A. Powell and George A. Gale. Robert SteinmetzPDF
Cover photo:
Adult of an aquatic beetle, Graphelmis sp. (Elmidae), collected at a mercury vapor light at Namtok Mae Surin National Park in Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand (photo by Robert W. Sites). See article by William D. Shepard and Robert W. Sites.PDF

Vol. 62 No. 1, 2017

Research articles:
Additions to the Moss Floras of Mindanao and the Philippines with a Focus on the Rediscovery of Euptychium setigerumBenito C. Tan, James R. Shevock, Andrea G. Azuelo and Lesley LubosPDF
Diplycosia kitangladensis sp. nov. from Mindanao, the Philippines, and a Taxonomic Reassessment of D. trinerviaPeter W. Fritsch and Victor B. AmorosoPDF
A New Species of Strobilanthes (Acanthaceae) from Western ThailandJ. R. I. Wood and R. W. ScotlandPDF
J. F. Maxwell’s Contribution to Botanical Specimen Collection and the Taxonomy of MelastomataceaeLahiru S. WijedasaPDF
Memecylon maxwellii (Melastomataceae), a New Species of Limestone Endemic Woody TreeLahiru S. WijedasaPDF
Revisiting Astrocalyx Merr. (Astronieae: Melastomataceae): New Morphological Observations on the Philippine Endemic, Enigmatic, Endangered and Monotypic GenusJeffrey P. Mancera, Darin S. Penneys and Fulgent P. CoriticoPDF
Economic Importance of Oleoresin (Dipterocarpus alatus) to Forest-Adjacent Households in CambodiaAnne-Mette Hüls Dyrmose, Nerea Turreira-GarciaPDF
Diversity, Knowledge, and Use of Leafy Vegetables in Northern Thailand—Maintenance and Transmission of Ethnobotanical Knowledge during UrbanisationNerea Turreira-García, Anna M. Vilkamaa, Anja Byg and Ida TheiladePDF
The Aroid Scarab Peltonotus nasutus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) in Thailand and its Association with Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Araceae)Robert W. SitesPDF
The Published Works of James F. MaxwellPDF
Cover photo: A memorial portrait of the late James F. Maxwell, renowned botanist who contributed to Southeast Asian botany for more than 40 years, hanging at the top of the stairs in the herbarium of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University (CMUB). The present issue is dedicated to him.PDF

Vol. 62 No. 2, 2018

Research articles:
Population Density and Habitat of Siamang and Agile Gibbon in Bala Forest, Southern ThailandSutthirak Nongkaew , Sara Bumrungsri , Warren Y. Brockelman , Tommaso Savini , Anak Pattanavibool and Siriporn Thong-AriPDF
A New Species of the Ant Genus Calyptomyrmex Emery, 1887 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmicinae) from Laos and New Record of C. rectopilosus from Thailand and Hong KongWeeyawat Jaitrong and Seiki YamanePDF
Ant Brood Banditry by the Jumping Spider, Siler semiglaucus (Simon, 1901)Timothy C. HawesPDF
The Need to Protect: a Comparison between Three Plant Diversity Plots in Northeast ThailandPeter C. van Welzen Machiel Visser, Nanthawan Suphunte, Sommanussa Saengrit and Voradol ChamchumroonPDF
Congregations of Tear Drinking Bees at Human Eyes: Foraging Strategies for an Invaluable Resource by Lisotrigona in Thailand (Apidae, Meliponini)Hans BänzigerPDF
Steven G. Platt, Oudomxay Thongsavath, Pakham Outhanekone and Thomas R. RainwaterAn Ethnobotanical Note on Nepenthes mirabilis in Lao PDR PDF
Cover photo:
Individuals of a tear drinking bee, Lisotrigona farva, are sipping hu- man tears (photograph by Hans Bänziger). See article by Hans Bänziger, page 161.PDF

Vol. 63 No. 1, 2018

The Interface Between Forest Science and Policy —A Review of the IUFRO International and Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference, 4‒7 October 2016: Forestry-related Policy and Governance: Analyses in the Environmental Social SciencesStephen ElliottPDF
Where Science Meets Communities: Developing Forest Restoration Approaches for Northern ThailandStephen Elliott, Sutthathorn Chairuangsri, Dia Shannon, Phuttida Nippanon and Ratthaphon AmphonPDF
Unregulated Trade in Land Hermit Crabs in ThailandThanakhom BundhitwongrutPDF
Research articles:
A Small Collection of Thai Mosses Made by J. F. Maxwell at the Herbarium of California Academy of Sciences in United StatesBenito C. Tan and Narin PrintarakulPDF
Contributions to the Flora of Myanmar II: New Records of Eight Woody Species from Tanintharyi Region, Southern MyanmarShuichiro Tagane, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Mu Mu Aung, Akiyo Naiki and Tetsukazu YaharaPDF
Mosses New to VietnamHiroyuki Akiyama, Thien-Tam Luong and Nhat-Lam DinhPDF
Field Records of Turtles, Snakes and Lizards in Myanmar (2009–2017) with Natural History Observations and Notes on Folk Herpetological KnowledgeSteven G. Platt, George R. Zug, Kalyar Platt, Win Ko Ko, Khin Myo Myo, Me Me Soe, Tint Lwin, Myo Min Win, Swann Htet Naing Aung, Nay Win Kyaw, Htun Thu, Kyaw Thu Zaw Wint, Peter Paul van Dijk, Brian D. Horne and Thomas R. RainwaterPDF
Cover photo: A male of Burmese Roofed Turtle (Batagur trivittata) in breeding coloration. The species is endemic to Myanmar and assessed as Critically Endangered by IUCN (photograph by Kalyar Platt). See article by Steven G. Platt et al.PDF

Vol. 63 No. 2, 2019

Research articles
The Web Stabilimentum of the Spiny Orb-weaving Spider, Thelacantha brevispina (Doleschall, 1857) Timothy C. Hawes PDF
Addition of Liopeltis stoliczkae (Sclater, 1891) (Squamata:Colubridae) to the Herpetofauna of Thailand, with Notes on its Distribution and Natural historySjon HauserPDF
Contributions to the Flora of Myanmar III: New Records of 10 Woody Species from the Mergui Archipelago of Southern MyanmarShuichiro Tagane, Hironori Toyama, Nobuyuki Tanaka, Mu Mu Aung, Ai Nagahama, Aung Khaing Win, Swe Swe Win and Tetsukazu YaharaPDF
A Notable Movement and Sea-crossing in a Ringed Malaysian Pied Fantail Rhipidura javanicaPhilip D. Round, Maratreenung Seehakrai and Krairat EiamampaiPDF
Ground-nesting Attempt by Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoidesWangworn Sankamethawee and Andrew J. PiercePDF
Cover photo: Asian Barred Owlet Glaucidium cuculoides, Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand (photograph by Ayuwat Jearwattananok). A common, widely distributed and ecologically tolerant small owl of forests, orchards, plantations and semi-open country, including suburbs and village margins. See note of this issue by Wangworn Sankamethawee and Andrew J. Pierce PDF