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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAIL

Name
  Dr. Jillian Ooi Lean Sim
Designation
  Senior Lecturer
Department
  Department of Geography
Faculty
  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Tel. No. (Office)
  03-79675530
Fax No.
  03-79675457
E-mail Address
  jillian_03@um.edu.my
Homepage URL
  http://www.plants.uwa.edu.au/pgweb?displaytyp
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-5252-2010
Address(Office)
  Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

BIOGRAPHY

Courses taught (undergraduate): Physical Environment; Environmental Ethics; Biogeography; Quantitative Methods and Techniques in Environmental Analysis; Analytical Techniques for the Environment; Environmental Impact Assessment; Concepts and Issues in Sustainability; Resource Analysis.


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
PhD(2012) (AUS), UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
M.TECH(2002) (UM), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
BA(1996) (UM), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)

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

REEF CHECK MALAYSIA, Advisor, 2014, (National)

MALAYSIAN NATURE SOCIETY (MNS), Member, 2012, (National)

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (AIBS), Member, 2012, (International)

WORLD SEAGRASS ASSOCIATION, Member, 2011, (International)

INTERNATIONAL BIOGEOGRAPHY SOCIETY (IBS), Member, 2003, (International)

MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF MARINE SCIENCES (MSMS), Editorial Board Member, 2002, (National)

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


Coordinator, Practicum for Geography and Environmental Studies undergraduates, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 05-Dec-13

Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Jabatan Geografi, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 18-Nov-13 - 18-Nov-15

Jawatankuasa Cadangan Ijazah Sarjana Jabatan Geografi, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 12-Nov-13 - 12-Nov-15

Jawatankuasa Kursus Jalinan Masyarakat Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 01-Nov-13

Jawatankuasa Pengajian Ijazah Dasar Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 01-Oct-13 - 01-Oct-16

Panel Member, University of Malaya Disciplinary Authority, University Malaya, 26-Mar-13

Jawatankuasa Jadual Waktu, Kuliah dan Peperiksaan Sesi 2013/2014, Faculty Of Science, 09-Feb-13 - 10-Feb-14

Coordinator, Physical Geography Laboratory, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 02-Jan-13 - 02-Jan-15

Ecosystem Management Working Group, African-Asian Universities Development Network (AADUN)., University Malaya, 16-Jul-12 - 17-Jul-12

Jawatankuasa Buku Panduan, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 16-May-12 - 01-Sep-15

Jawatankuasa Kursus Pra-Pekerjaan Universiti Malaya 2012, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 01-May-12 - 01-Jul-13

Jawatankuasa Jadual Waktu, Kuliah dan Peperiksaan Fakulti Sains, University Malaya, 09-Feb-12 - 09-Feb-13

Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa untuk Peperiksaan Program Ijazah Dasar, Semester 1, 2 dan Khas, Sesi 2011/2012, University Malaya, 13-Dec-11 - 03-Sep-12

Department of Geography Coordinator for UM Alumni Homecoming Day 2008, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 02-Feb-08 - 02-Feb-08

Department of Geography Quality Assurance IPTA Document Preparation Team, Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 01-Nov-07 - 05-Dec-07

Secretary, Workshop on Marine Natural History of the Pulau Tioman Marine Park Group of Islands, 17-20 September 2006, Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf and Spa Resort, Pulau Tioman. Organised by the University of Malaya Maritime Research Centre (UMMReC), University Malaya, 01-Jan-06 - 20-Sep-06

Secretary, International Conference on Issues, Problems and Prospects in Southeast Asia (IPPSEA): The Geographical Perspective, 12-13 Sept 2005, Eastin Hotel. Organised by the Department of Geography, University of Malaya. , University Malaya, 10-Sep-05 - 13-Sep-05

Student Advisor,Geography Society, Department of Geography, University of Malaya , Department Of Geography, Faculty Of Arts And Social Sciences, 01-Mar-05 - 01-Jan-08

Coordinator - Secretarial Affairs (University of Malaya Maritime Research Centre), Others, 01-Mar-05 - 01-Mar-07

Secretary,International Conference Innovations and Technologies in Oceanography for Sustainable Development (ITOS), 26-29 Sept 2005, Hotel Istana. Jointly organized by the University of Malaya Maritime Research Centre (UMMReC) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) , University Malaya, 01-Mar-05 - 29-Sep-05

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Seagrass Ecosystems (Seagrass spatial structure, seagrass-sediment relationships)

Biogeography (Marine habitat mapping, species distribution modelling, spatial modelling)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Book
 
2008

Phang, S. M., Affendi Y. A., Ooi J. L. S., Abdul Jamal M.(Eds), 2008. Natural History of the Pulau Tioman Group of Islands, Universiti Malaya Press. 
 
2004

Phang S. M., Ho S. C., Chong V. C., Mokhtar N., Ooi, J. L. S. (Eds) 2004. Marine Science into the New Millennium: New Perspectives and Challenges. University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur. 
 
Chapter In Book
 
2007

Phang S.M., Wong C.L., Lim P.E., Ooi J.L.S., Gan S.Y., Ismail M., Yeong H.Y. and Mustafa E.M. 2007. Seaweed Diversity in Malaysia, In: Chua L.S.L., Kirton L.G. and Saw L.G.(eds), . Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Malaysia.Status of Biological Diversity in Malaysia and Threat Assessment of Plant Species in Malaysia pp.185-210 
 
2006

Chapter on Seaweeds. In University OF Malaya Maritime Research Centre, 2006, Gems in the Straits of Malacca. Universiti Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur 
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2014

Ponnampalam, L.S., Fairul Izmal J. H., Adulyanukosol, K., Ooi, J.L.S. & Reynolds III, J.E. 2014 Aligning conservation and research priorities for proactive species and habitat management: the case of dugongs Dugong dugon in Johor, Malaysia. Oryx, FirstView available on CJO2014. doi:10.1017/S0030605313001580 (ISI-Cited Publication)

JLS Ooi, KP Van Niel, GA Kendrick, K Holmes (2014) Spatial structure of seagrass suggests that size-dependent plant traits have a strong influence on the distribution and maintenance of tropical multispecies meadows, PLoS ONE 9 (1), e86782, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086782 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2012

Gary A Kendrick, Michelle Waycott, Tim JB Carruthers, Marion L Cambridge, Renae Hovey, Siegfried L Krauss, Paul S Lavery, Donald H Les, Ryan J Lowe, Oriol Mascar i Vidal, Jillian LS Ooi, Robert J Orth, David O Rivers, Leonardo Ruiz-Montoya, Elizabeth A Sinclair, John Statton, Jent Kornelis van Dijk, Jennifer J Verduin (2012) The central role of dispersal in the maintenance and persistence of seagrass populations, BioScience 62 (1), 56-65 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2011

JLS Ooi, GA Kendrick, KP Van Niel, YA Affendi (2011) Knowledge gaps in tropical Southeast Asian seagrass systems, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 92 (1), 118-131. (ISI-Cited Publication)

JLS Ooi, GA Kendrick, KP Van Niel (2011) Effects of sediment burial on tropical ruderal seagrasses are moderated by clonal integration, Continental Shelf Research 31 (19), 1945-1954 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2010

Ooi, J.L.S., 2010. State of our Oceans: Seagrass. Malaysian Naturalist, 63, 40-43 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS Cited Publication)
 
2008

Siew-Moi Phang, Phaik-Eem Lim, Jillian Lean Sim Ooi, Hui-Yin Yeong, Woan-Shien Ng and Frithjof Kuepper, 2008. Marine Algae of Perak Island, Jarak Island and the Sembilan Group of Islands in the Straits of Malacca, Malaysian Journal of Science, 27 (3): 47-60. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
2006

Ooi J.L.S., C.L. Wong, S. M. Phang, 2006. Hypothesizing marine provincialism on the basis of seaweed distribution in Malaysia, Malaysian Journal of Science, 25 (1): 53-63. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
Technical Report
 
2008

Ooi J. L. S., Affendi Y. A., Phang S. M., 2008. Dugongs in Peril: The Conservation and Protection of Dugongs in Johor Malaysia, Phase II, Seagrass Survey Report (Part One), a scientific report for Titan Chemicals Corp Bhd, Kuala Lumpur. 
 
2007

Affendi Y. A., H. T. Badrul, Y. Yusri, A. A. A. Kee, N. A. Wong, J. Ooi, M. N. Nasir, 2007. The Marine Biological Resources Survey of the Proposed Area for Pulau Tioman Airport, Pahang Darul Makmur, a scientific report for The Marine Parks Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. 

Affendi Y. A. and Ooi J.L.S, 2007. Technical Due Diligence Report of Landas Bina Marine Fish Culture Farm, Sungai Lebam, Johor, for Commerce Ventures Sdn Bhd, 65 pp. 
 
2005

Affendi, A., J. L. S. Ooi, H. Azhar, S.M. Phang, R. Faedzul, F. Rosmadi, 2005, Dugongs in peril: A status report of dugongs in Johore. A scientific report for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

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

Purification and identification of antiproliferative and antiglucosidase peptides from Malaysian seagrasses, marine sponges and soft corals, Co-Investigator, 2013-2015, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), National

Kelab Alami Capacity Building for Coral Habitat Documentation, Monitoring, Ecotourism and Conservation., Principal Investigator(PI), 2013-2013, CiTRA Community Engagement Grant, National

Marine habitats for fisheries in Malaysia: Identifying key spatial and temporal factors that influence fish assemblages in seagrass and coral reef habitats, Principal Investigator(PI), 2012-2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

Integrated Field, Acoustic and Satellite Image Data for Monitoring of Marine Habitats in Moreton Bay, Queensland, Co-Investigator, 2011-2012, UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Awards, International

Marine Biological Resources Survey for the Construction of the Tioman Island Airport., Co-Investigator, 2007-2007, Marine Parks Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, National

Dugongs in Peril: Dugong Conservation Project in Johor, Phase II., Co-Investigator, 2006-2007, Titan Chemicals Corp Bhd, National

Scientific Expedition to the Layang-Layang Reefs, Terumbu Ubi and Terumbu Layar (Spratley Archipelago), Co-Investigator, 2006-2006, Institute of Research Management and Consultancy (UM), Royal Malaysian Navy, UMS, National

Biogeographic Analysis of Marine Macrophytes Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Principal Investigator(PI), 2006-2010, ScienceFund, National

Dugongs in Peril: Dugong Conservation Project in Johor, Phase I., Co-Investigator, 2005-2005, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Titan Chemicals Corp Bhd, National

Phytogeography of the marine macroalgal genus Sargassum (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta) along the coast of Sabah., Principal Investigator(PI), 2005-2005, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), National

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

Technical Due Diligence Report of Landas Bina Marine Fish Culture Farm, Sungai Lebam, Johor., Consultant, 2007-2007, Commerce Ventures Sdn Bhd

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

PhD Completion Scholarship, University of Western Australia, 2011

Grant for Research Student Training (GRST) 2010, University of Western Australia, 2010

Best Student Presentation Award, Rottnest Island Postgraduate Summer School, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 2010

Best 1st Year Student Presentation Award, Rottnest Island Postgraduate Summer School, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 2009

Hadiah Cuti Belajar, The University of Malaya, 2008

Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS), Commonwealth Government of Australia and The University of Western Australia, 2008, (International)

University Postgraduate Award (International Students), The University of Western Australia, 2008, (International)

Best Original Composition for 'Runtuh', composed by Jillian Ooi, premiered in Alih PungGONG, performed by the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, 28 Feb-4 March 2007, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Cameronian Arts Awards, 2008, (National)

Best Production Values for Alih PungGONG, produced by Five Arts Centre, music directed by Jillian Ooi and Susan Sarah John, performed by the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, 28 Feb-4 March 2007, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Cameronian Arts Awards, 2008, (National)

Best Group Performance (Instrumental) for Alih PungGONG, music directed by Jillian Ooi and Susan Sarah John, performed by the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, 28 Feb-4 March 2007, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Cameronian Arts Awards, 2008, (National)

Best Musical Direction for Alih PungGONG, music directed by Jillian Ooi and Susan Sarah John, performed by the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, 28 Feb-4 March 2007, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Cameronian Arts Awards, 2008, (National)

Skim Latihan Akademik IPTA (SLAI) Fellowship (offered), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia , 2007

Excellence in Service Award, The University of Malaya, 2006, (University)

Best Group Performance (Instrumental)for Wujud Antara, music directed by Sunetra Fernando and Jillian Ooi, performed by the the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, produced by Five Arts Centre and the Actors Studio, Cameronian Arts Awards, 2005, (National)

Best Musical Direction for Wujud Antara, music directed by Sunetra Fernando and Jillian Ooi, performed by the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, produced by Five Arts Centre and the Actors Studio., Cameronian Arts Awards, 2005, (National)

Best Group Performance(Vocal)for Wujud Antara, music directed by Sunetra Fernando and Jillian Ooi, performed by the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, produced by Five Arts Centre and the Actors Studio., Cameronian Arts Awards, 2005, (National)

Excellence in Service Certificate, The University of Malaya, 2004

Best Concert (World Music)for Laras Gong, music directed by Sunetra Fernando and Jillian Ooi, performed by the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, produced by Five Arts Centre and the Actors Studio., Cameronian Arts Awards, 2004, (National)

University Book Prize, The University of Malaya, 1996, (University)

University Subject Prize in Environmental Studies, The University of Malaya, 1996, (University)

University Excellence Prize, The University of Malaya, 1995, (University)

University Excellence Prize , The University of Malaya, 1994, (University)

SUPERVISION

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

Completed

Masters Degree, Du Hailian, Spatial distribution patterns of seaweeds in Malaysia, 2005/2006

Ongoing

Masters Degree, Nina Ho Ann Jin, Fish community structure of tropical coral reef and seagrass habitats, 2013/2014

Masters Degree, Cheah Jiun Xiang, Assessing community involvement in seagrass research and dugong education programme: implications to marine resource management, 2013/2014

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

Music Director of Rhythm in Bronze's gamelan concert, 'Arus Gangsa'. Produced by Rhythm in Bronze, KuAsh Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur., (Country), 13-Nov-14 until 23-Nov-14

Artistic Director of Rhythm in Bronze's community project for 2014. Children were taught to play and co-create music on the Malay gamelan from February to August 2014, culminating in a gamelan theatre performance entitled Ombak! Produced by Rhythm in Bronze, under the patronage of Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir., (National), 15-Feb-14 until 22-Aug-14

Taught coral reef habitat monitoring (seaweeds) to children of the Kelab Alami Tanjung Kupang, Johor., (Community), 04-Dec-13 until 06-Dec-13

Artistic Director of Rhythm in Bronze's community project for 2012. Urban children were taught to play and co-create music on the Malay gamelan from March to November 2012, culminating in a gamelan theatre performance entitled Bites of Delights: Twirly Whirly Tales from the Spice Trail. Produced by Rhythm in Bronze in collaboration with the Jumping Jellybeans Theatre Company. Supported by the Maybank Foundation and UNICEF., (Country), 01-Mar-12 until 26-Nov-12

Co-music director, Rhythm in Bronze ensemble charity performance for Women's Aid Organisation (WAO), fundraiser and art exhibition entitled 'Half of Malaysia', Rimbun Dahan Gallery., (Community), 28-Jul-07 until 28-Jul-07

Composed 'Runtuh' (Best Original Composition award, BOH Cameronian Arts Award 2007), a gamelan piece for full gamelan ensemble and classical guitar. Premiered in Rhythm in Bronze's concert 'Alih PungGONG' at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur., (Country), 31-Mar-07

Co-Music Director, Musician, Composer, in 'Alih PungGONG'. Produced by Five Arts Centre and The Actors Studio. Staged at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Winner of 4 awards, BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2007., (Country), 31-Mar-07 until 02-Apr-07

Project Initiator & Lead Facilitator Rhythm in Bronze in the Community II: Prima Selayang. An outreach programme in which music composition and performance are taught to children in an underprivileged community by using gamelan as a medium to accompany theatrical story-telling. , (Community), 11-Aug-06 until 09-Dec-06

Composed 'His Face, Her Eyes', a gamelan piece for 1 male voice, chorus and full Malay gamelan ensemble. Premiered in Rhythm in Bronze's concert 'Monkey Business: Gamelan Music Theatre'. Theatre direction by Krishen Jit. Produced by Five Arts Centre and The Actors Studio. Staged at the Actors Studio Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. , (Country), 31-Mar-05

Co-Artistic and Music Director, Musician, Composer, in Monkey Business: Gamelan Music Theatre. Theatre direction by Krishen Jit. Produced by Five Arts Centre and The Actors Studio. Staged at the Actors Studio Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. , (Country), 31-Mar-05 until 02-Apr-05

Reef Check and Community Awareness Project in Pulau Tioman (Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences and HSBC Bank Malaysia), (Community), 12-Oct-04 until 14-Oct-04

Guest Musician and Collaborator in 'Armour and Skin' in the concert 'Dialogue in Skin' by Hands Percussion. Produced by Hands Percussion. Staged at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre, Kuala Lumpur., (Country), 22-Jul-04 until 25-Jul-04

Project Initiator & Lead Facilitator Rhythm in Bronze in the Community I: Prima Selayang. An outreach programme in which gamelan and music appreciation are taught to children in an underprivileged community , (Community), 18-Jun-04 until 28-Aug-04

Composed 'Malu Malu Kuching', a gamelan piece for 2 voices, chorus and full Malay gamelan ensemble. Premiered in Rhythm in Bronze's 'Wujud Antara' concert at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Kuala Lumpur. , (International), 16-Feb-04

Co-Music Director, Musician, Composer, in Rhythm in Bronze's 'Wujud Antara' concert at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. Produced by Five Arts Centre and The Actors Studio. Winner of 3 awards at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2004., (Country), 16-Feb-04 until 17-Feb-04

Co-Music Director, Musician and Composer, in 'Temper: Spirit of Gamelan'. Produced by Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysian Tourist Complex, Kuala Lumpur., (Country), 25-May-03 until 26-May-03

Co-Music Director and Musician, in Rhythm in Bronze Laras Gong . Produced by Five Arts Centre in collaboration with The Actors Studio. Staged at the Actors Studio Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. Winner of the 'Best Concert - World Music' award, BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2003., (Country), 24-Apr-03 until 27-Apr-03