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Name
  Dr. A. Sasekumar
Designation
  Senior Research Fellow
Department
  Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty
  Faculty of Science
Tel. No. (Office)
  03-7967-7107
E-mail Address
  sasekumar@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-5130-2009
Address(Office)
  Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
PhD, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Book
 
2010

Chong V.C. & Sasekumar A. Eds. (2010). Scientific Expedition to the Seas of Malaysia (SESMA IV), Institute of Ocean & Earth Sciences, University of Malaya. Results of the Research Findings on the Scientific Expedition to Bachok's Coastal Environment, Kelantan, 14-20 June 2008, Malaysian Journal of Science 29 (Special Issue). 
 
1994

Ecology and Conservation of Southeast Asian Marine and Freshwater Environments.1994. Eds: A. Sasekumar, N. Marshall & D J Macintosh. Kluver Academic Publishers, Netherlands. 325 pages 
 
Chapter In Book
 
2010

Polgar G & A. Sasekumar (2010)The potential of ecotourism and flagship species, and the urgent need for more holistic approaches and higher levels of connectivitiy for endangered tropical mudflats and coastal swamps. In Book: Ecotourism: management, development & impact (eds: A. Krausse & E. Weir)pp 43- 87. Nova Publishers, New York. 
 
2005

Sasekumar, A. & Y. H. Then 2005. Vegetation, Forestry and Conservation of Selangor Mangrove Forests. In (Eds: Sasekumar, A & V C Chong) "Ecology of Klang Strait" Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. pp 57-65 

Sarpedonti, V., A. Sarala & A. Sasekumar. 2005. Phytobenthos in a low shore mangrove forest. In (Eds: Sasekumar, A. & V C Chong)"Ecology of Klang Strait" Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. pp 71-74 

Sasekumar, A. Macrobenthos of Mangrove Forests in Selangor. In (Eds: Sasekumar, A. & V C Chong)" Ecology of Klang Strait". Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. pp 91-100 

Leong, L. F., K K Kwan, V C Chong & A. Sasekumar. 2005. Resource Valuation of Kuala Selangor Mangrove Forest. In (Eds:Sasekumar A & V C Chong) "Ecology of Klang Strait". Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. pp 237-259 

Sasekumar, A., V C Chong & S M Phang. 2005. Economic Valuation of Coastal Resources in the Straits of Malacca. In (Eds: Sasekumar, A. & V C Chong)" Ecology of Klang Strait", Faculty of Science, University of Malaya. pp 261-269 
 
1992

Alongi D M & Sasekumar, A. 1992. Benthic communities. In eds: A I Robertson & Alongi D M: "TROPICAL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS", Chapter 6, pp 137-171.American Geophysical Union, Washington D C. 
 
1984

Sasekumar, A. 1984. Methods for the study of mangrove fauna.In eds: S & J Snedaker " MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM: RESEARCH METHODS". Unesco Monographs on Oceanography Methodology. UNESCO, Paris. pp 145-161 
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2012

Chew L.L., V.C.Chong, K. Tanaka, A. Sasekumar (2012). Phytoplankton fuel the energy flow from zooplankton to small nekton in turbid mangrove waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 469: 7-24 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2010

Sasekumar, A. & H H Moh (2010). A survey of the flora and fauna of mangrove forests in Bachok, Kelantan. Malaysian Journal of Science 29 (special issue): 55-62 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)

Sasekumar, A., H H Moh & S H Mohammed Ali (2010). Fauna of sandy beaches in Bachok, Kalantan. Malaysian Journal of Science 29 (special issue: 91-94 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2008

Nagelkerken, I, S J M Blager, S. Bouillon, P Green, M. Haywood, L G Kirton, J O Meynecke, J Pawlik, H M Penrose, A. Sasekumar, P J Somerfield.2008. The habitat function of mangroves for terrestrial and marine fauna. Aquatic Botany 89: 155-185 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2005

Sasekumar, A. & Ooi, A. L. 2005. The Fauna of Langkawi Mangrove Forests. Malaysian Journal of Science 24: 123- 132 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2004

Alongi, D M, Sasekumar, A, Chong, V C., et al. 2004. Sediment accumulation and organic material flux in a managed mangrove ecosystem: estimates of land-ocean- atmoshphere exchange in peninsular Malaysia. Marine Geology 208: 383-402 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2003

Alongi, D M., Chong, V C Dixon P, A ., Sasekumar 2003. The influence of fish cage aquaculture on pelagic carbon flow and water chemistry in tidally dominated mangrove estuaries of peninsular Malaysia. Marine Environmental Research 65: 313-333 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2002

Chong V C & A Sasekumar. 2002. Fish communities and fisheries of Sungai Johor and Sungai Pulai Estuaries. Malayan Nature Journal 56: 279-302 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
1998

Alongi D M, Sasekumar, A., Tirendi, F. Chong V C et al. 1998. The influence of stand age on benthic decomposiion and recycling of organic matter in managed mangrove forests of Malaysia. J Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 225: 197-218 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Sasekumar, A & V C Chong. 1998. Faunal diversity in Malaysian mangroves. Global Ecology and Biodiversity Letters: 7: 57-60 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1996

Singh, H R., A. Sasekumar. 1996. Wooden panel deterioration by tropical marine wood borers. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 42: 755-769 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Phang, S M., Shaharuddin, S Noraishah H & A. Sasekumar 1996. Studies on Gracilaria changii (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Malaysian mangroves. 18th International Seaweed Symposium. Vol. 327: 347-352 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong, V C., Sasekumar, A. Wolanski, E. 1996. The role of mangroves in retaining penaeid prawn larvae in Klang Strait, Malaysia. Mangroves and Salt Marshes 1: 11-22 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Sarpedonti, V & A. Sasekumar. 1996. The abundance of diatom species on a low shore mangrove forest, Sementa, Selangor, Malaysia. Wallaceana 77: 21-26 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
1994

Sasekumar, A. 1994. Meiofauna of a mangrove shore on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 42: 901-915 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Nelson, B W , Sasekumar, A. Z Z Ibrahim. 1994. Neap- Spring tidal effects on dissolved oxygen in 2 Malaysian estuaries. Hydrobiologia 285: 7-17 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Aikanathan, S. & A. Sasekumar. 1994. The community structure of macroalgae in a low shore mangrove forest in Selangor, Malaysia. Hydrobiologia 285: 131-137 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Singh, H R & A Sasekumar. 1994. Distribution and abundance of marine wood borers on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Hydrobiologia 285: 111-121 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Chong, V C & A. Sasekumar. 1994. Larval development of the fiddler shrimp Metapenaeopsis stridulans (Alcock, 1905) reared in the laboratory. Journal of Natural History 28: 1265-1285. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Sasekumar, A. 1994. Ecology and conservation of Southeast Asian marine and freshwater environments wetlands- preface. Hydrobiologia 285: 1-2 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1993

Ng, P.K.L. & Sasekumar A. 1993. A new species of Polyonyx Stimpson, 1858, of the P. sinensis group (Crustacea: Decapoda:Anomura: Porcellanidae) commensal with a chaetopterid worm from Peninsular Malaysia. Zoologische Mededelingen (Leiden) 67: 467-472 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
1992

Sasekumar, A, Chong V C, Leh M U & D'Cruz. 1992. Mangroves as a habitat for fish and prawns. Hydrobiologia 247: 195-207 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1987

Sasekumar, A. & J Y M Ho. 1987. A preliminary study of soil invertebrates on the slopes of Gunung Janing Barat, Johor. Malayan Nature Journal 41: 25-37 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
1985

Leh, M U C & A. Sasekumar. 1985. The food of sesarmid crabs in Malaysian mangrove forests. Malayan Nature Journal 39: 135-145 
 
1984

Rodelli, Gearing, N. Marshall & A. Sasekumar.1984.Stable isotope ratio as a tracer of mangrove carbon in Malaysian ecosystems. Oceologia 61: 326-333 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1983

Sasekumar, A. & J J Loi 1983. Litter production in a 3 mangrove forest zones in the Malay peninsula. Aquatic Botany 17: 283-290 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Thong, K. L., Sasekumar A & N Marshall 1983. Nitrogen concentrations in a mangrove creek with a large tidal range, Peninsular Malaysia. Hydrobiologia 254: 125-132 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1982

Chong V C & A. Sasekumar. 1982. On the identification of 3 morphospecies of prawns: Penaeus merguiensis de Man, Penaeus indicus H Milne and P. pencillatus Alcock. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1981

Chong, V C & Sasekumar, A. 1981. Food and feeding habits of the white prawn Penaeus merguieneis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 5: 185-191 (ISI-Cited Publication)

Goh, A H. & A. Sasekumar. 1981. The community structure of the fringing coral reef, Cape Rachado. Atoll Research Bulletin 244: 1-11 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
1979

Lim, B H. & A. Sasekumar 1979. A preliminary study on the feeding biology of mangrove forest primates, Kuala Selangor. Malayan Nature Journal 83: 105-112 (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
1974

Distribution of macrofauna on a Malaysian mangrove shore. J Anim Ecology 43: 51-69 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1973

Berry, A J, Lim R P, Kumar A S. 1973. Reproductive systems and breeding condition in Nerita birmanica from Malayan mangrove swamps. Journal of Zoology 170: 189-200 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
1971

Sasekumar, A & R. Serene 1971. Rediscovery of three species of Brachyura in Malaysia. Federation Museum Journal XVI: 75-84 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
Proceeding
 
2006

Sasekumar, A., A.L. Ooi and L L Chew (2006) Maintaining mangrove forests for sustainable coastal fisheries. Kyoto Symposium on Mangrove Management. Kyoto, Japan Nov. 11-121 Nov. 2006. Organised by Kyoto University and Int. Islamic University Malaysia. pp 129-134 
 
2002

Chong, V C & A. Sasekumar. 2002. Coastal habitats (mangroves, coral reefs and seagrass beds) of the ASEAN region: status, utilization and management issues. 70th Anniversary. The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, Tokyo, Japan. Vol. 68 (Supplement I): 566-571 
 
1997

Sarpedonti, V & A. Sasekumar. 1997. The Macrobenthos community in the mangrove estuaries in Matang, Perak. Proc JIRCAS Workshop held in Fisheries Research Institute, Penang. 9 Dec. 1996. In (Ed: S. Hayase) Productivity and Sustainable Utilization of Brackish Water Mangrove Ecosystems". Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheires, Japan. pp 13-23. 
 
1996

Saras, E., S.M. Phang & A. Sasekumar. 1996. A study of some phenological events in a Malaysian Enhalus acoroides bed. Seagrass Biology - Proc. of an International Worskhop (Eds: J. Kuo et al.). Western Australia. pp 33-40 
 
1995

Shafeei, A., S.M. Phang & A. Sasekumar.1995. Agar quality of Gracilaria extracted under various acid and alkali treatments. Proc. Algal Biotechnology in the Asia-Pacific Region (Eds: S.M. Phang et al.). University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. pp 64-69 
 
1994

Chong, V C & A. Sasekumar. 1994. Status of mangrove fisheries in the ASEAN region. Report of the Consultative Forum. 3rd ASEAN-Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources (Ed: C R Wilkinson). Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Townsville, Qld. pp 56-61 

Sasekumar, A. & K H Lim. 1994. Compatible activities and mangrove forests. Vol. 1. Status Reviews. Proc. 3rd ASEAN-Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources. (Eds: C R Wilkinson, S. Sudara & L M Chou) Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. pp 105-122 

Sasekumar, A., V C Chong & K H Lim. 1994. Status of mangrove finfish resources in ASEAN. Vol. I. Status reviews. Proc. 3rd ASEAN-Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources (Eds: C R Wilkinson, S Sudara & L M Chou). Chulalongkorn University, Bankok. pp 139-146 

Zakaria, Zainal A & A. Sasekumar. 1994. The macroinvertebrates in intact and cleared mangrove forests in Malaysia. Vol.2. Research Paper. Proc. 3rd ASEAN-Australia Symp. on Living Coastal Resources (Eds: S. Sudara, C R Wilkinson & L M Chou), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. pp 433-436 

Sasekumar, A., V C Chong & H R Singh. 1994. The physical and chemical characteristics of Matang mangrove waters. Vol. 2. Research Papers. Proc. 3rd ASEAN-Australia Symp. on Living Coastal Resources (Eds: Sudara, C R Wilkinson & L M Chou). Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. pp 446-454 

Sasekumar, A, V C Chong, K H Lim & H Singh. 1994. The fish community of Matang mangrove waters, Malaysia. Vol.2 Research Papers. Proc. 3rd ASEAN-Australia symp. on Living Coastal Resources (Eds: S Sudara, C R Wilkinson & L M Chou), Chulalonkgorn University, Bangkok. pp 457-464 

Chong, V. C., A. Sasekumar & K H Lim. 1994. Distribution and abundance of prawns in a Malaysian mangrove system. Vo. 2. Research Papers. Proc. 3rd ASEAN-Australia Symposium on Living Coastal Resources (Eds: S. Sudara et al.). Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. pp 437-445 

Singh, H R & A. Sasekumar. 1994. Distribution and abundance of marine catfish (Ariidae)in Matang mangrove waters. Vol.2. Research Papers. Proc. 3rd ASEAN-Australia Symp on Living Coastal Resources (Eds: S. Sudara et al.). Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. pp 471-478 

Yap, Y N., A. Sasekumar & V C Chong. 1994. Sciaenid fishes of Matang mangrove waters. Vol.2. Research Papers. Proc. ASEAN-Australia Symp on Living Coastal Waters (Eds: S. Sudara et al.), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. pp 491-498 
 
1993

Leh, M U C & A. Sasekumar 1993.Food of catfish Plotosus canius in Malaysian mangrove waterways. Proc. Workshop on Mangrove Fisheries and Connections. Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment.Kuala Lumpur. pp 76-93 
 
1991

Sasekumar, A & V C Chong.1991. Fish and prawn communities in mangrove estuaries and mudflats in Selangor(Malaysia). Proc. Reginoal Symp Living Resources in Coastal Area (Ed:A C Alcala), Marine Sciences Institute, University of Philippines. pp 495- 502 

Leh, M U C & A. Sasekumar. 1991. Ingression of fish into mangrove creeks of Selangor (Malaysia). Proc. Regional Symp. Living Resources in Coastal Areas (ed: A. C. Alcala)). Marine Sciences Institute, University of the Philippines. pp 495-502 

Chong, V. C., G.H. Wee & A. Sasekumar.1991. Inshore fish and prawn communities off a mangrove shore in Selangor, Malaysia. Proc. Regional Symp Living Resources in Coastal Areas (ed: A C Alcala). Marine Sceinces Institute, University of Philippines. pp 503- 512 
 
1990

Sasekumar, A., M U Leh, V C Chong, D'Cruz & M L Audery. 1990. The Sungai Pulai (Johor)- a unique mangrove estuary. Proc. 12th Annual Seminar of the Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences. pp 191-212 

D'Cruz, R. & A. Sasekumar.1990. The role of mangrove inlets as a habitat for juvenile prawns. Proc. 12th Annual Seminar Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences c/o IPS, University of Malaya. pp 183-190 
 
1987

Sasekumar, A. & V C Chong 1987. Mangroves and Prawns- further perspectives. Proc. 10th Annual Seminar Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, Department of Zoology, University of Malaya. pp 10-22 
 
1984

Leh, M U & A. Sasekumar.1984. Feeding ecology of prawns in shallow waters adjoining mangrove shores. Proc. Asian Symp. Mangrove Environment( Eds: E. Soepadmo et al.) University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Pp 321-353 

Sasekumar, A., Ong, T L & K L Thong. 1984. Predation of mangrove fauna by marine fishes. Proc. Asian Symp Mangrove Environment (eds: E Soepadmo et al.).University of Malaya and UNESCO. pp 378-384 

Ong, T L & A. Sasekumar. 1984. The trophic relationships of fishes in shallow waters adjoining a mangrove shore. Proc Asian Symp Mangrove Environment (eds: E. Soepadmo et al.). University of Malaya and UNESCO. pp 453-469 

Thong, K L & A. Sasekumar. 1984. The trophic relationships of the fish community of the Angsa Bank, Selangor, Malaysia. Proc. Asian Symp. Mangrove Environment (eds: E. Soepadmo et al.). University of Malaya & UNESCO. pp 385-399 

Gearing, J., M. Rodelli, N. Marshall, A. Sasekumar. 1984. Initial findings from stable carbon isotope ratios in west coast mangrove areas of Peninsular Malaysia. Proc. Asian Symposium Mangrove Environment (eds: E. Soepadmo et al.). University of Malaya & UNESCO. pp 488-495 

Sasekumar, A. 1984. Mangrove secondary productivity. Proc. Productivity of Mangrove Ecosystems (Eds: Gong, W K et al.) Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. pp 20-28 
 
1982

Sasekumar, A. 1982. The contribution of mangrove swamps to coastal fisheries resources. Proc. Symp. "The Malaysian Environment in Crisis" Published by Consumer Association of Penang. pp 67-69 
 
1979

Sasekumar, A. 1979. The value of mangrove ecosystem and its pollution problems. Proc. 6th FAO/SIDA Workshop on Aquatic pollution in relation to protection of Living Resources. Feb. 1977, Manila, Philippines. pp 332-342 
 
Technical Report
 
1980

Sasekumar, A. 1980. Report to South China Sea Fisheries Development and Co-ordinating Program (SEAFDEC/FAO), Manila on "PRESENT STATUS OF MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE IMPACT OF POLLUTION-MALAYSIA" 68 pages 
 
Article In Non-Refereed Journals
 
1983

Chan, H T., J E Ong, W K Wong & A. Sasekumar. 1983. The socio-economic, ecological and environmental values of mangrove ecosystems in Malaysia. In: editor B F Clough: The economic and environmental values of mangrove forests and their present conservation in Southeast Asia/Pacific Region. International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems Vol. 1: 41-81 

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

Study on Malaysian Fish Otoliths, Co-Investigator, 2013-2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

Diversity and biological studies of moray eels and allied groups in Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2011-2012, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), National

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

Floristic and faunistic studies of northern Langkawi, Co-Investigator, 2003-2005, PFF, National

Environmental effects of fish cage aquaculture in mangrove waters, Co-Investigator, 1999-2002, MOSTI (IRPA7), National

ASEAN-AUSTRALIA Cooperative Program on Marine Science: Living Coastal Resources (Phase II), Principal Investigator(PI), 1991-1994, AIDAB, Australia, International

Contribution of mangrove detritus to the production of commercially important shrimp species, Principal Investigator(PI), 1989-1991, USAID, International