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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAILS

Name
  Prof. Dr. Norma Binti Che Yusoff
Designation
  Professor
Department
  Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty
  Faculty of Science
Tel. No. (Office)
  79674365
Fax No.
  79674173
E-mail Address
  ynorma@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8028-2010
Address(Office)
  Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

BIOGRAPHY

Norma-Rashid is an avid researcher on faunistic living treasures with an extensive field experience. Her job involves four domains teaching, research, administration and providing scientific services to a wider community. The central theme of her research interest is behavioural ecology in the laboratory or various ecosytems (mangrove, marine, riverine, agricultural and forest) in wide ranging animals (damselflies & dragonflies, ants, spiders, mudskippers, squirrels, primates including humans). Currently, she has developed a passion for various aspects (biomonitoring, biocoenosis, ecomorphometrics, taxonomy, behaviour and ecology of dragonflies & spiders. She has described a myriad of species found to be new local records or new to science promoting Malaysian megabiodiversity. Being the only trained local odonatist led her to many connections and recognitions of international repute. Some of her collaborations included Natural History Museum, Leiden, Sussex University, University of Frankfurt, University of Tokyo and National Institute of Environmental Science, Japan. Her teaching techniques exploited her behavior expertise relating animal behavioral repertoire as tool usage in capturing student interests which led onto enthusiastic learning. Relating her field activities; I always feel fortunate being part of an expedition as it is a voyage of discovery...

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
PHD, SUSSEX UNIVERSITY, SUSSEX, UK
Systematic Biology, AMSTERDAM UNIVERSITY, NETHERLANDS
BSc.(UM)(1984), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

ASIA DRAGONFLY SOCIETY, Member, (International)

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR (ASAB), Member, (International)

INTERNATIONAL ODONATOLOGICAL SOCIETY (SIO), Member, (International)

MALAYSIAN ECOLOGY ASSOCIATION, Member, (National)

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA MARITIME RESEARCH CENTRE (UMMREC), Member, (National)

Journal of Zoo Biology, Editorial Board, 2013-2015, (International)

JEBAS - Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, Associate Editor, 2013-2014, (International)

International Journal of Entomological Research, Editorial Board, 2013-2015, (International)

International Journal of Ecosystem, Editorial Board Member, 2012-2013, (International)

International journal of agricultural research, Techical And Academic Editor, 2012, (International)

International journal of zoological research, Techical And Academic Editor, 2012, (International)

Journal of entomology, Techical And Academic Editor, 2012, (International)

Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, Techical And Academic Editor, 2012, (International)

International Journal of Ecosystem, Editorial Board Member, 2011-2012, (International)

The Journal of Tropical Asian Entomology, Editorial Board, 2010, (International)

Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, Techical And Academic Editor, 2008-2015, (International)

Journal of Entomology, Associate Editor, 2008, (International)

International Journal of Zoological Research, Techical And Academic Editor, 2008-2015, (International)

Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, Associate Editor, 2008, (International)

Journal of Biological Sciences, Regional Editor, 2008, (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


External Academic Advisor, National, 01-Jul-13 - 30-Jun-15

Deputy Dean Of Higher Degree, Institute Of Postgraduate Studies, 01-Jul-11 - 29-Feb-12

Committee Member (Academic), Institute Of Educational Leadership, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic & International), 01-Apr-11 - 29-Feb-12

Committee Member (UM Postgraduate Supervision), University Malaya, 10-Nov-09 - 10-Nov-10

Working Committee (5th QS-Apple Conference), University Malaya, 06-Nov-09 - 26-Nov-09

Deputy Dean Of Higher Degree, Institute Of Postgraduate Studies, Institute Of Postgraduate Studies, 01-Sep-09 - 30-Jun-11

Programme Coordinator, Institute Of Postgraduate Studies, 14-Jul-09 - 29-Feb-12

Quality Manager, Institute Of Postgraduate Studies, 13-Jul-09 - 18-Oct-10

Committee Member (Academic), Institute Of Educational Leadership, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Academic & International), 30-Apr-09 - 30-Mar-11

Deputy Head, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 15-Jan-07 - 31-Oct-09

Head Of Level/Level Head, University Malaya, 01-Mar-04 - 01-Aug-06

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Hemispheric Specialization (Lateralization, Neurophysiology & Behaviour)

Ethology And Behavioural Ecology (Animal Behaviour, Animal Ecology, Primatology )

Species Diversity (Bioindicators, Arachnofauna (spiders & scorpions), Entomology (Odonata & other insects))

Behavioural Ecology Of Marine Organisms (Mangroves, Mudskippers)

Biological Control (Spiders & Pests)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Chapter In Book
 
2013

Norma-Rashid, Y, Wan Mohammad Azizi Wan Zainudin, Dzulhelmi, M.N & Noraina Masduki. Spiders as potential eco-friendly predators against pests. In: Biopesticides- Basic and Applied. (eds. K. Shayaraj et al.). in print 
 
2012

Khaironizam, M.Z. & Norma-Rashid, Y. 2012. Distribution of Mudskippers (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) on the Selangor Coast. In (eds: Sasekumar, A. & V.C. Chong) Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences. University of Malaya. University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur. pp 105-116. ISBN 978-967-0380- 10-0. 

Nada, B., L.G. Kirton, Y. Norma-Rashid, S. Cheng, L. Shahlinnery and C.K. Phon. 2012. Monitoring the Fireflies of the Selangor River. In (eds: Sasekumar, A & V.C. Chong). Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia. Institute of Ocean and Earth Studies, University of Malaya. Univ Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur. pp 153-162. ISBN 978-967- 0380- 10-0. 

Norma-Rashid, Y & H. W. Teoh. 2012. Mammals and Birds in Coastal Swamps (mud flats, mangroves and peat swamps). In (eds: Sasekumar, A & V.C. Chong) Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences. University of Malaya. University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur. pp 139-151. ISBN 978-967-0380- 10-0. 
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2014

Dzulhelmi MN & Y. Norma-Rashid. 2014. Spider Assemblages in Rimba Ilmu Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Vol. 43(4): 497 502. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Low VL, Adler PH, Takaoka H, Ya'cob Z, Lim PE, Tan TK, Lim YAL, Chen CD, Norma-Rashid Y & Sofian-Azirun M. (2014) Mitochondrial DNA markers reveal high genetic diversity but low genetic differentiation in the black fly Simulium tani Takaoka & Davies along an elevational gradient in Malaysia. PLoS ONE 9 (6): e100512. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Saleeza SNR, Y Norma-Rashid & M Sofian-Azirun. 2014. Guppies as predators of common mosquito larvae in Malaysia. Vol 45 (2): 299-308. (ISI-Cited Publication)

VL Low, PE Lim, CD Chen, Yvonne AL Lim, TK Tan, Y Norma-Rashid, HL Lee & M Sofian-Azirun. 2014. Mitochondrial DNA analyses reveal low genetic diversity in Culex quinquefasciatus from residential areas in Malaysia. Journal of Medical and Veterinary Entomology. Vol 28: 157-168. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2013

Chen, C.D., Nazni, W.A., Lee, H.L., Norma-Rashid, Y. Lardizabal, M.L. and Sofian-Azirun, M. 2013. Temephos resistance in field Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus Skuse from Selangor, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 30(2): 220-230. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Joseph K.H. Koh, Y. Norma-Rashid & James W.B. Koh. 2013. A PRELIMINARY CHECKLIST OF SARAWAK SPIDERS. Sarawak Museum Journal. Vol. LXXI, No. 92. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Low, V.L., Chen, C.D., Lee, H.L., Tan, T.K., Chen, C.F., Leong, C.S., Lim, Y.A.L., Lim, P.E., Norma- Rashid, Y. and Sofian-Azirun, M. (2013). Enzymatic characterization of insecticide resistance mechanisms in field populations of Malaysian Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). Plos One 8 (11): e79928. (ISI-Cited Publication)

O'Hanlon, J.C., Li, D. Norma-Rashid, Y. 2013. Colouration and morphology of the orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae). Journal of Orthoptera Research. 22(1): 35-44. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Saleeza, SNR, Y Norma-Rashid and M Sofian Azirun. 2013. MOSQUITO SPECIES AND OUTDOOR BREEDING PLACES IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS IN MALAYSIA. THE SOUTHEAST ASIAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 44(6): 963-969. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Van Lun Low, Chee Dhang Chen, Han Lim Lee, Tiong Kai Tan, Chin Fong Chen, Cherng Shii Leong, Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Phaik Eem Lim, Yusoff Norma-Rashid, Mohd Sofian-Azirun. 2013. Enzymatic Characterization of Insecticide Resistance Mechanisms in Field Populations of Malaysian Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae) PLOS ONE. 8(11): 1-8. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Xiaofeng Yang, Yusoff Norma-Rashid, Wilson R. Louren Mingsheng Zhu. 2013. Lateral Eye Numbers for Extant Buthids: A New Discovery on an Old Character. PLOS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0055125 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2012

Noorhidayah-Mamat, Y. Norma-Rashid & Z, Mohamed. Nov 2012. Diversity and Habitat Preferences of Dragonflies (Order: Odonata) in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Wulfenia Journal. Vol.19 (11). (ISI-Cited Publication)

Saleeza. S.N.R., Norma-Rashid Y, Sofian Azirun, M. Studies on mosquito breeding places and mosquito species in residential areas in Malaysia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. In press (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2011

Yap, L., Norma-Rashid, Y., Liu, F. X., Liu, J., Li, D. Q. 2011. COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY OF CAVE-DWELLING SPITTING SPIDERS (ARANEAE: SCYTODIDAE): PARENTAL CARE, COOPERATIVE PREY-CAPTURE, CANNIBALISM, NATAL DISPERSAL AND REPRODUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. (Tier 2; Impact Factor = 1.456)(ISI)


Saleeza. S.N.R., Norma-Rashid Y, M. Sofian Azirun.2011. Mosquitoes Larval Breeding Habitat in Urban and Suburban Areas, Peninsular Malaysia. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 58: 569- 573 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Yap, LMYL., Y. Norma-Rashid, FLJ. Liu & D. Li. 2011. Comparative Biology of Cave Spitting Spiders (Araneae: Scytodidae): Parental care, Cooperative Prey-Capture, Cannibalism, Natal Dispersal and Reproductive Behaviour. CANNIBALISM, NATAL DISPERSAL AND REPRODUCTIVE. THE RAFFLES Bulletin of Zoology 59(2): 269-284. 269 284 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2010

Norma-Rashid, Y (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2009

Norma-Rashid, Y., Li, D. Q. 2009. A CHECKLIST OF SPIDERS (ARACHNIDA: ARANEAE) FROM PENINSULAR MALAYSIA INCLUSIVE OF TWENTY NEW RECORDS. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. (Tier 3; Impact Factor = 0.8)(ISI)


Norma-Rashid, Y., Li, D. 2009. A checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Peninsular Malaysia inclusive of twenty new records. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. (SCOPUS)


Norma-Rashid, Y., Rahman, N. A., Li, D. 2009. Mangrove spiders (Araneae) of peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Zoological Research. (SCOPUS)


Nada, B., Kirton, L.G. & Norma-Rashid, Y. 2009. The fireflies of Kuala Selangor Conservation of berembang alone won t save them. Conservation Malaysia, Issue No. 10: 4-6. ISBN 1823-7975. (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Norma-Rashid, Y, N.A.Rahman & D. Li. 2009. Mangrove spiders (Araneae) of Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Zoological Research. Vol. 5 (1): 9-15. (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

Norma-Rashid, Y. & D. Li. 2009. A checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Peninsular Malaysia inclusive of twenty new records. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 57(2): 305-322. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Norma-Rashid, Y. 2009. Odonata diversity with one new record for Malaysia in the Kaneboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal Science. 28(4): 65-72. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2008

Norma-Rashid, Y., Sofian-Azirun, M., Ramli, R., Hashim, R. 2008. Dragonflies on the Islands in the Straits of Malacca. Malaysian Journal of Science. (SCOPUS)


Norma-Rashid, Y. L.F. Cheong, H.K. Lua & D.H. Murphy. 2008. The dragonflies (Odonata) of Singapore: Current Status Records and Collections of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Singapore.21pp. ISBN 978-981-08- 1745-9. Uploaded 07. Nov. 2008. http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/nis/rmbr_books/Dragonfly_of_Sing apore.pdf. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Norma-Rashid, Y. Sofian-Azirun, M, Rosli Ramli & Rosli Hashim. 2008. Dragonflies on the islands in the Stratits of Malacca. Malaysian Journal of Science. 27 (3): 105-111. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2007

Norma-Rashid, Y. 2007. Further notes on the damselfly, Coeliccia albicauda (Förster, 1907) with male and female descriptions. Malaysian Forester. (SCOPUS)

 
2003

Khaironizam, M. Z., Norma-Rashid, Y. 2003. First record of the mudskipper, Periophthalmodon septemradiatus (Hamilton) (Teleostei : Gobiidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. (ISI)


Khaironizam, M. Z., Norma-Rashid, Y. 2003. First record of the mudskipper, Periophthalmodon septemradiatus (Hamilton) (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. (SCOPUS)


KHIRONIZAM, M.Z AND Y. NORMA-RASHID. FIRST RECORD OF THE MUDSKIPPER, PERIOPTHALMUS SEPTEMRADIATUS (HAMILTON) (TELEOSTEI: GOBIIDAE) FROM PENINSULAR MALAYSIA. RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY. 51 1 2003 (ISI-Cited Publication)

NORMA-RASHID, Y. SOME BIOLOGICAL ASPECTS AND A UNIQUE HABITAT CHOICE OF DAMSELFLY INDOCNEMIS ORANG FORSTER (ODONATA: PLATYCNEMIDIDAE) FROM MALAYSIA. ENTOMOLOGIA SINICA. 10 2 2003 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2001

Norma-Rashid, Y., Mohd-Sofian, A., Zakaria-Ismail, M. 2001. Diversity and distribution of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in the fresh water swamp lake Tasek Bera, Malaysia. Hydrobiologia. (SCOPUS)


Norma-Rashid, Y., Mohd-Sofian, A., Zakaria-Ismail, M. 2001. Diversity and distribution of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in the fresh water swamp lake Tasek Bera, Malaysia. Hydrobiologia. (ISI)


Saiful, A. A., Idris, A. H., Rashid, Y. N., Tamura, N., Hayashi, F. 2001. Home range size of sympatric squirrel species inhabiting a lowland dipterocarp forest in Malaysia. Biotropica. (ISI)


Saiful, A. A., Idris, A. H., Rashid, Y. N., Tamura, N., Hayashi, F. 2001. Home range size of sympatric squirrel species inhabiting a lowland dipterocarp forest in Malaysia. Biotropica. (SCOPUS)


NORMA-RASHID, Y, ET AL. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF ODONATA (DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES) IN THE FRESH WATER SWAMP LAKE TASEK BERA, MALAYSIA. HYDROBIOLOGIA 459 2001 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2000

NORMA-RASHID, Y. ET AL.. PSYCHIATRIC MORBIDITY ASSESSMENT IN STUDENTS. MALAYSIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY. 8 2 2000 
 
1999

Norma-Rashid, Y. 1999. Behavioural ecology of Tyriobapta torrida Kirby at the breeding and resting sites (Anisoptera : Libellulidae). Odonatologica. (ISI)


NORMA-RASHID, Y. BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY OF TYRIOBAPTA TORRIDA KIRBY (ANISOPTERA: LIBELLULIDAE) AT THE BREEDING AND RESTING SITE. ODONATOLOGICA. 28 2 1999 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1995

NORMA-RASHID, Y. AND T. VAN. NEW RECORDS OF ODONATA FOR WEST MALAYSIA. NOTULAE ODONATOLOGICA. 4 6 1995 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Source), (Level).

Taxonomical and Geographical Occurrence of Arachnofauna using Morphological and Allometric Approaches with Conservation Implications, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/05/2013, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), 14/05/2016

Species Investigations Of Malaysian Scorpions With Insights On Some Taxonomical Traits, Principal Investigator(PI), 06/09/2013, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, 05/09/2016

Molecular Phylogenetics and Characterization of Insecticide Ressitance Gene in Malaysian Medically Important Dipteran (Culicidae, Simuliidae, Calliphoridae), Principal Investigator(PI), 01/05/2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SUS (Sustainability Science), 01/05/2015

Bark-dwelling arachnofauna assemblages in the mangrove and inland forests of Bachok district, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/05/2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SUS (Sustainability Science), 01/11/2014

Freshwater infestations with water mites (Acari: Hydrachnidia) and their parasitism and predation effects on dragonflies and mosquitoes, Principal Investigator(PI), 24/04/2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SUS (Sustainability Science), 27/05/2015

Morphological Phylogeny And Web Characteristics Of The Orb-Weaver Spider (Aranea : Tetragnathidae) In Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/01/2013, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, 31/12/2015

Nationwide Study of Insecticide Resistance and Genetic Diversity of Malaysian Mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus by Molecular and Biochemical Tools for Vector Control Programme in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2012-2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

Nationwide Study of Insecticide Resistance and Genetic Diversity of Malaysian Mosquito, Culex quinquefasciatus by Molecular and Biochemical Tools for Vector Control Programme in Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 15/06/2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SUS (Sustainability Science), 26/01/2015

The distribution behaviour and ecology of the rajah brookes birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) in Peninsular Malaysia, -Supervisor, 2012-2013, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), National

Studies on the mosquito breeding sites in urban and suburban aeas with aspects of biocontrol, Supervisor, 2011-2012, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), National

DRAGONFLY (ORDER : ODONATA) TAXANOMY USING MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR TECHNIQUES, Supervisor, 15/04/2010, Postgraduate Research Grant(PPP), 14/04/2011

Benthic Food Web in Malaysian Mangrove Forests, Co-Investigator, 2010-2012, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), National

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH: SAVE THE DRAGOONFLIES, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/04/2009, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), 30/09/2010

Biodiversity Studies in the Palm Oil Estates - focusing on birds and insects., Principal Investigator(PI), 2008-2010, FELDA grant, National

ARE DRAGONFLIES BENEFICIAL INSECTS?, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/03/2008, FELDA grant, 28/02/2010

Mudskippers of Bachok Coastal Zones, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008-2009, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

Bio-Ecological studies and impact of spiders on agricultural pests, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008-2012, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), National

ANTS DIVERSITY AND BEHAVIOUR, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , International

BIODIVERSITY DATABASE AND GENE BANK FOR SELECTED MALAYSIAN BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , International

ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR OF MACAQUES, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , International

EFFECTS OF DEFORESTATION ON ANIMALS IN THE TROPICS (SQUIRRELS AND ODONATES), Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , International

MEMORY FORMATION IN CHICKS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , International

BEHAVIOUR AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF THE AQUATIC ENTOFAUNA AND ADULT DRAGONFLIES OF ENDAU ROMPIN, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

BIODIVERSITY OF KANEBOI RESERVE FOREST, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

DISTRIBUTION, DISPERSAL & DNA FINGERPRINTING OF THE ENDANGERED SPECIES OF SLOW LORIS (NYCTICEBUS COUCANG), Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

MACRO INVERTEBRATES AND AERIAL DRAGONFLIES UTILIZING THE WATER BODIES OF ENDAU ROMPIN., Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

THE DRAGONFLIES OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA (SUBORDER: ANISOPTERA) A SPECIFIC KEY FOR THE COMMON PONDED FORMS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

ANIMAL BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE MANGROVES 1999-PRESENT., Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

BEHAVIOUR OF LOCAL BIRD SPECIES, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY OF MUDSKIPPERS IN THE MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

BIOLOGY OF SPIDERS: ETHOLOGY & SOCIOBIOLOGY, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

DRAGONFLY COMMUNITY ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION AND THEIR USES AS BIOINDICATORS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

GOLDEN HOPE-UM-ISB. BIODIVERSITY ON HERITAGE ISLAND, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

IMPACT OF DAM CONSTRUCTION ON THE AQUATIC LIFE OF THE FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS WITH A SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON FISH, ALGAE AND DRAGONFLIES, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

STUDIES ON BENEFICIAL ARTHROPODS, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

WELFARE OF ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY, Principal Investigator(PI), 2008, , National

BIOINDICATION BY A REPRESENTATIVE SPECTRUM OFODONATA SPECIES WITH CONSERVATION IMPLICATIONS, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/08/2007, , 31/03/2010

Tick Borne Diseases in Malaysia - Animal Hosts, Principal Investigator(PI), 2007-2007, Research and Development, Malaysia., National

Domestication, Production and Harvesting of Tongkat Ali from Various Provenances : Good agricultural practices and Agroforestry approach, Principal Investigator(PI), 2006-2006, ScienceFund, National

Study of Ectoparasites Infestation on Avifauna of Selected Forests in Peninsular Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2006-2006, ScienceFund, National

Biodiversity Studies of Selected Fauna (mudskippers, spiders & dragonflies) in the Island of Johore, Co-Investigator, 2005-2005, Johore Park Cooperation-UM-ISB, National

The exploration of fauna-flora in the western part of Endau-Rompin district, Co-Investigator, 2002-2005, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), National

Faunistic Studies of Odonata, Principal Investigator(PI), 1994-1994, Commonwealth Science Council Award, London., International

Conservation, Management & Development of Forest Resources (abundance, density and space use of primates and squirrels)., Co-Investigator, 1993-1998, MOU (Malaysia - United Kingdom), International

Responses of Animal Communities (Squirrels and Slow- loris) to Habitat Exploitation, Principal Investigator(PI), 1991-1995, Research and Development, Malaysia., National

Ecology and Behaviour of Macaques, Principal Investigator(PI), 1990-1991, TORAY International Science Foundation, JAPAN., International

Behaviour of local bird species, Principal Investigator(PI), 1989-1989, Vote F, National

CONSULTATION PROJECT/CONSULTANCY
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Organisation).

Behaviour of Animals during Transportation/Reallocation., Consultant, 2001-2020, NST

Spider identification in canned food., Consultant, 2001-2020, Danisco Cultor

Special Stamp Edition - Dragonflies of Malaysia, Consultant, 2002-2020, POS Malaysia

Curriculum Review for Faculty of Applied Sciences, Advisor, 2013-2013, Universiti Teknologi MARA

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

Commonwealth Science Council Award, Commenwealth, LONDON, 1993, (INTERNATIONAL)

Excellent Service Award, University of Malaya, 2004, (NATIONAL)

Excellent Service Award, University of Malaya, 2006, (NATIONAL)

Japanese Bioindustry Association Award, University of Tokyo, JAPAN, 1999, (INTERNATIONAL)

Visiting Professor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 2013, (INTERNATIONAL)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).
 
Oral

The potential of enhancing birdwing populations and their visibility as ecotourism icons by planting indigenous host and nectar plants. In: Conference on Forestry and Forest Products Research 2013, CONFERENCE ON FORESTRY AND FOREST PRODUCTS 2013 FORESTRY R, D & C: MEETING NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEEDS, 11 Nov 2013 to 12 Nov 2013, Jointly organised by Forest Research Institute Malaysia and Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia, (International)

The potential biocontrol of mosquitoe larvae in Malaysia using dragonfly nymphs, International Symposium on Insects: Insects, Human & Environment, 03 Dec 2012 to 05 Dec 2012, ENTOMA, (International)

Factors affecting the predation activities of Odonata Nymphs towards 3 common mosquitoes species in Malaysia, 17th Biological Sciences Graduate, 08 Dec 2012 to 10 Dec 2012, The Biological Science Graduate Congress (BSGC), (International)

Feeding efficiency of Odonate species and Poecilia reticulata against 3 mosquitoes species in Malaysia, CE 2012: XXIV International Congress of Entomology. 19-25 August 2012,, 19 Aug 2012 to 25 Aug 2012, Entomological Society, (International)

Comparison of firefly larval abundance in three different landscapes along the Selangor River, Malaysia B. Nada, L.G. Kirton & Y. Norma-Rashid, The Second International Firefly Symposium 2010:Firefly Conservation: From Science to Practice, 02 Aug 2010 to 05 Aug 2010, Entomology Branch, Tropical Forest Biodiversity Centre Forest Research Institute Malaysia, (International)
 
Poster

New discovery on lateral eye numbers of extant buthids, 19th International Congress of Arachnology, 23 Jun 2013 to 28 Jun 2013, International Society of Arachnology, (International)

Spider assemblages in the Rimba Ilmu botanical garden, Zoological & Ecological Research in Progress 2012, 18 Dec 2012 to 18 Dec 2012, Zoological & Ecological Research Network, (Others)

Diversity and Habitat Preferences of Dragonflies (Order: Odonata) in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia, Zoological & Ecological Research in Progress 2012, 18 Dec 2012 to 18 Dec 2012, Zoological & Ecological Research Network, (Others)

MOLECULAR SYSTEMATICS AND PHYLOGENY OF THE DRAGONFLY AND DAMSELFLY ( ORDER : ODONATA) AS INFERRED BY NADH DEHYDROGENASE 1 (ND1), 22nd Scientific Science Congress, 14 Jun 2011 to 17 Jun 2011, Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL), (International)

Discovery of an additional species of firefly along the Selangor River, Malaysia based on morphologically distinct larvae B. Nada, Lesley Ballantyne, Laurence G. Kirton and Y. Norma-Rashid, The Second International Firefly Symposium 2010:Firefly Conservation: From Science to Practice, 02 Aug 2010 to 05 Aug 2010, Entomology Branch, Tropical Forest Biodiversity Centre Forest Research Institute Malaysia, (International)
 
Presenter

Delivery and Evaluation, ITD-Master World Class Training, 12 Jan 2012 to 14 Jan 2012, LDC - Leadership & Development Centre, (International)
 
Others

Dragonflies - Biodiversity & Bioempathy (Tinjauan Biologi Pepatung (Order: Odonata) Biodiversiti dan Bioempati), Annual Seminar for Forestry Officers & Rangers, 01 Jan 2005, Forest Research Institute, (National)

SUPERVISION

 
Post Graduate Level
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed

Masters Degree, Jaime Castillo Garcia, Behavior and ecology of the slow loris (Nycticebus coucang) in captivity and in the wild., 2006/2007

Masters Degree, Khaironizam Md Zain, Behavioural Ecology of Mudskippers, 2005/2006

Masters Degree, Nada Badruddin, The Biology and Habitat Requirements of Preimaginal Stages of Pteroptyx tener Olivier (Coleoptera: Lampyridae), 2007/2008

Masters Degree, Saiful Arif Abdullah, Niche segregation among sympatric species of squirrels inhabiting a lowland dipterocarp forest

Masters Degree, Zaiton Ahmad, Comparative behaviour studies of 3 deer species under farm management systems in Malaysia

Masters Degree, Noorhidayah Binti Mamat, Dragonfly (Order : Odonata) Taxanomy Using Morphological And Molecular Techniques, 2009/2010

Terminated

Masters Degree, Munirah Shapudin, Distribution and behaviour of the sea anemone in the waters of Tioman Island., 2009/2010

Ongoing

Masters Degree, Wan Mohammad Azizi Bin Wan Zainudin, Diversity and behavioural ecology of spiders and their pests in herbal plots, 2009/2010

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Siti Nurhafizah Saleeza Bt Ramlee, Studies on mosquito breeding sites in Putrajaya and aspects of biocontrol., 2009/2010

Masters Degree, Mustakiza Bt Muslimun, The identificatio and characterisation of the medically important imported brown widow spider and a study on its predators, 2009/2010

Masters Degree, Tina Carmillia Anak Adrian, URBAN PRIMATE ECOLOGY: ADAPTIVE BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION DUE TO PROXIMITY TO HUMAN POPULATION, 2010/2011

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Suhair Hassan Arab, Feeding Behavioural Ecology of Macaca fascicularis in the fragmented forests in Kuala Lumpur, 2009/2010

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Phon Chooi Khim, The Distribution, Behaviour and Ecology of the Rajah Brooke s Birdwing (Trogonoptera brookiana) in Peninsular Malaysia, 2011/2012

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Muhammad Dzulhelmi Bin Muhammad Nasir, MORPHOLOGICAL PHYLOGENY AND WEB CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ORB-WEAVER SPIDER (ARANEAE: TETRAGNATHIDAE) IN MALAYSIA, 2012/2013

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Farizawati Binti Sabri, Biogeografi famili Libellulidae (Insecta: Odonata) di Sundaland, 2011/2012

Masters Degree, Ivan Tan Joon How, Diversity and Community Structure of Aquatic Macro-Invertebrates in Gombak River: Impact from Hydrologic and Anthropogenic Disturbances, 2013/2014

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Xiao-Feng Yang, Species Investigation of Malaysian Scorpions with Insights on Some Taxonomical Traits, 2012/2013

Masters Degree, Jason Cheah Khai Sern, Development of Ecohydrolic model for Sungai Gombak using Adult Odonates as the Ecological Indicator, 2013/2014

EXPERT LINKAGES
(Linkages Description), (Organisation), (Year of Involvement), (Duration), (Level).

Visiting Professor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), 2013, 3, (International)

Arachnofauna of South East Asia, Harvard University, 2012, 12, (International)

Visiting Research Professor, Harvard University, 2012, 24, (International)

Academic Panel Member, Institute of Principleship, 2011, 24, (University)

PhD Supervision & Research Collaborator, Division of Environmental & Life Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia, 2010, 56, (International)

Postgraduate Supervision & Research Collaborator, National University of Singapore, 2006, 48, (International)

Research Collaboration, Wildlife Department (PERHILITAN), 2006, 24, (National)

Insect Specialist, Forest Research Institute (FRIM), 2005, 24, (National)

Research Consultant, Golden Hope Sdn Bhd, 2005, 24, (National)

Faunistic Specialist, Natural History Museum, THE NETHERLANDS, 1994, 6, (International)

Research Collaboration, NIES (National Institute of Environmental Studies, JAPAN), 1992, 36, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).

Best scientific article award, Majlis Penerbitan Ilmiah Malaysia (MAPIM), Expert Advisor, 2013-2013, (National)

Curriculum review panel member for Biology Program, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Expert Advisor, 2013-2013, (National)

Academic Advisor for Faculty of Applied Sciences, UiTM, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Expert Advisor, 2013-2013, (National)

Panel Reviewer for Sains Malaysiana, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Expert Advisor, 2013-2013, (National)

HIR Research Strategies, Faculty of Science, Resource Person, 2013-2013, (Faculty)

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


First Degree

BIOLOGY OF ORGANISM, 2013/2014(2), 100, 14

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY & ETHOLOGY, 2013/2014(2), 40, 75

HUMAN BIOLOGY, 2013/2014(2), 70, 69

BIOLOGY OF ORGANISM, 2012/2013(2), 120, 14

Behavioural Ecology & Ethology, 2012/2013(3), 35, 75

Human Biology, 2012/2013(3), 60, 69

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).

Asian Network for Scientific Information Journal Publications, Article In Journal , 

Temporal changes in the distribution and resistance status of Culex spp. against various insecticides., Thesis ,  (2014-2014)

Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences. April 2014., Article In Journal ,  (2014)

Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, Article In Journal ,  (2013-2013)

PhD Defence Seminar, Project ,  (2013-2013)

Molecular systematics and phylogenetics of Dacinae fruit flies of agricultural importance, Thesis ,  (2013-2013)

Lepcey Journal, Article In Journal ,  (2013-2013)

Comparative study of understorey birds inhabiting selected logged and virgin lowland forests, Thesis ,  (2013-2013)

Journal of Tropical Biology & Conservation, Article In Journal ,  (2013-2013)

Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences (JEBAS), Article In Journal ,  (2013-2013)

Sains Malaysiana, Article In Journal ,  (2013-2013)

African Journal of Microbiology Research, Article In Journal ,  (2013-2013)

SERANGGA, Article In Journal ,  (2013-2013)

The community structure of forensically important flies and beetles on an altitudinal gradient on Gunung Kali, Peninsular Malaysia, Thesis ,  (2013-2013)

SCIENCE ALERT JOURNALS (IN THE FIELD OF BIOLOGY), Article In Journal ,  (2012-2012)

PhD Thesis, Thesis ,  (2012-2013)

Journal of Tropical Biology & Conservation, Article In Journal ,  (2012)

Journal of Tropical Agriculture Sciences - Special Issue, Article In Journal ,  (2012)

Journal of Entomology, Article In Journal ,  (2012)

PERTANIKA, Article In Journal ,  (2012-2012)

Maria Lourdes T.Lardizabal (SHC040014), Thesis ,  (2012-2012)

Penilaian dokumen kelayakan Ijazah Sarjana Muda (Sains Sumber Asli) dengan kepujian, Panel Penilai JWK Adhoc ,  (2011-2012)

MSc Thesis, Thesis ,  (2011-2011)

Drafting the postgraduate programme standard for Area 2: Design & Delivery, Postgraduate Document Programme Standard ,  (2011-2012)

MOSTI R&D cluster project allocation, Project ,  (2011-2012)

MSc thesis, Thesis ,  (2010-2010)

PERTANIKA Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, Article In Journal ,  (2010)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).

Projek Buku Biografi Tokoh Wanita Kelantan, (State), 19-Feb-13