Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp

email:   Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp
office:  Life Science 4802
advisor: Daniel Blumstein

Research Interest

I am currently working on the following projects
(1) The evolution of group movement in the crustacean.
(2) Ethological studies of "Shrimp Parading" behavior.
(3) Effects of ecotourism on invertebrate behaviors.
(4) Evolution of gaping display in fish genus Neoclinus (Teleostei: Blenniiformes).


Hongjamrassilp, W., Summers, A. P., and Hastings, P. A. (2018) Heterochrony in fringeheads (Neoclinus) and amplification of an extraordinary aggressive display in the Sarcastic Fringehead (Teleostei: Blenniiformes) Journal of Morphology 279: 626–635

Huang, W., Hongjamrassilp, W., Jung, J. Y., Hastings, P. A., Lubarda, V. A., & McKittrick, J. (2017) Structure and mechanical implications of the pectoral fin skeleton in the Longnose Skate (Chondrichthyes, Batoidea) Acta biomaterialia 51: 393-407

Hongjamrassilp, W., & Warrit, N (2014) Nesting biology of an Oriental carpenter bee, Xylocopa (Biluna) nasalis Westwood, 1838, in Thailand (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Xylocopinae) Journal of Hymenoptera Research 41: 75-94

Honors and Awards

National Geographic Young Explorer : 2017

SIO Department Graduate Student Excellence Research, UCSD: 2017

Center of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC) SIO travel award, UCSD: 2016

Lerner-Gray Fund for Marine Research : 2016

SIO Department Graduate Student Excellence Research Award, UCSD: 2015

Best Presentation Award in the International Marine Biology Course in Asamushi, Japan: 2015

Grand Champion and First Prize of The Hitachi Trophy, Thailand : 2013


2016   Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego   MSc    Marine Biology

2013   Chulalongkorn University   BSc    Biology