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Prehistory in a tooth


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Meet Kantapon Suraprasit . With a love for dinosaurs, coupled with immense knowledge on animals alive over millions of years ago, he exudes the energy of an ultimate prehistorics fan. Currenthy he is researching prehistoric mammals in Thailand, concluding in discoveries of three new species, one being the Siam Beaver. This newly discovered prehistoric species reveals a lot about Thailand’s contrasting climate during the prehistoric era. With the exploration of stable isotopes to infer primitive environments and climates, Dr. Kantapon excels in finding answers – merely from a single ancient tooth!

Chalakorn Panyashom

Kantapon Suraprasit

– Received “Fan Pan Tae” Award under the category of “Pre-historic Animals” in 2013, and was a runner-up for the overall competition in 2013 as well.
– Received honorary Coronet Science Awards from Chulalongkorn University: Shining Student award of 2008 and Famous Scientist award in 2013.
– Received an award from the essay competition for International Year of Planet Earth and attended the Global Launch Event Conference hosted by UNESCO in Paris, France.
– One of 25 resarchers who got selected to work in the fields of stable isotopes for ecological study at the University of Utah in the United States of America.