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MR. AFFENDI BIN YANG AMRI

Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office
 
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  affendi@um.edu.my
 Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor(Research & Innovation) Office, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).



PROFESSIONAL
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).


  • Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, President, 2018 to 2020, (National)

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).


  • Marine Conservation (Coral Reefs)
  • Coral Reefs (Coral Reef Surveys, Benthic Surveys, Hard Coral (Scleractinian) taxonomy )
  • Coral Reef Ecology (Scleractinian Coral Ecophysiology, Coral Bleaching, pollution and stress to corals )


RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).


Book

2017
  • Ooi, J. L. S., Goh, H. C., Then, A. H. Y., Affendi, Y. A., Izarenah, M. R. and Abu Muntalib, J. (2017) Status Report on the Marine Environment of the Mersing Marine Park Island, and Indicative Proposal for a Marine Protected Area Network. Putrajaya, Malaysia: Department of Marine Park Malaysia 
  • Affendi, Y., Ooi, J. L. S., Yusri, Y., Goh, H. C., Hong, C. W., Rosman, A., Izarenah, M. R. and Abd Muntalib, J. (2017) Potential new areas to be gazetted as Johor Marine Park. Putrajaya, Malaysia: Department of Marine Park Malaysia. 

2012
  • Kassem, K., Hoeksema, B. and Affendi, Y. A. (eds) (2012) Semporna Marine Ecological Expedition. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia: WWF-Malaysia, NCB Naturalis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 

2008
  • Phang, S.M., Affendi Y.A., Jillian, O.L.S., Abdul Jamal, M. (Eds.) (2008). Natural History of the Pulau Tioman Group of Islands. Monograph Series 1. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. 292 pp. 
Chapter in Book

2014
  • Affendi, Y. A. (2014) ‘Status of Coral Reefs in Southeast Asia: Malaysia’, in Kimura, T., Tun, K., and Chou, L. M. (eds) Status of coral reefs in East Asian Seas region : 2014. Tokyo, Japan: Ministry of the Environment, Japan, pp. 131–138. 

2008
  • Tun, K., L.M.. Chou, T. Yeemin, N. Phongsuwan, Affendi Y.A., N. Ho, K. Sour, N.V. Long, C. Nanola, D. Lane and Y. Tuti, (2008). Status of the Coral Reefs in Southeast Asia. p. 131-144 in Wilkinson, C. (ed.). Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008. Australian Institute for Marine Science, Australia. 304 pp 

2007
  • Affendi, Y.A. (2007) Coral reef section of Pulau Jarak and Pulau Perak in ¿Gems in the Straits of Malacca¿. Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre, University Malaya, Malaysia 

2006
  • Tun, K., Y. Yusuf and Y.A. Affendi, (2006). Post-tsunami status of coral reefs in Malaysia. p. 57-62. in Wilkinson, C., D. Souter and J. Goldberg (eds.). Status of Coral Reefs in Tsunami Affected Countries: 2005. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland. 154 p. 
Article in Academic Journals

2018
  • Lim, J H et al (2018). Distributions of particulate and dissolved phosphorus in aquatic habitats of Peninsular Malaysia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 128:415-427. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Nina Ann Jin Ho, Jillian Lean Sim Ooi, Yang Amri Affendi and Ving Ching Chong (2018). Influence of habitat complexity on fish density and species richness in structurally simple forereef seagrass. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Quah, Y, Mohd Ismail, NI, Ooi, JLS, Affendi, YA, Abd Manan, F, Wong, F-C, Chai, T-T (2017). Identification of Novel Cytotoxic Peptide KENPVLSLVNGMF from Marine Sponge Xestospongia testudinaria, with Characterization of Stability in Human Serum. International Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics. 24:189-199. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Quah, Yixian, Nor Ismaliza Mohd Ismail, Jillian Lean Sim Ooi, Yang Amri Affendi, Fazilah Abd Manan, Lai-kuan Teh, Fai-Chu Wong, and Tsun-thai Chai. 2019. “Purification and Identification of Novel Cytitoxic Oligopeptides from Soft Coral Sarcophyton Glaucum.” Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE B (Biomed & Biotechnol) 20 (1): 1–12. doi:10.1631/jzus.B1700586 (ISI-Indexed)

2016
  • Huang, D. W., Hoeksema, B. W., Affendi, Y. A., Ang, P. O., Chen, C. L. A., Huang, H., Lane, D. J. W., Licuanan, W. Y., Vibol, O., Vo, S. T., Yeemin, T., Chou, L. M. 2016. Conservation of reef corals in the South China Sea based on species and evolutionary diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation (ISI-Indexed)

2015
  • Heenan, Adel, Pomeroy, Robert, Bell, Johann, Munday, Philip L., Cheung, William, Logan, Cheryl, Brainard, Russell, Yang Amri, Affendi, Aliño, Porfirio, Armada, Nygiel, David, Laura, Rivera-Guieb, Rebecca, Green, Stuart, Jompa, Jamaluddin, Leonardo, Teresa, Mamauag, Samuel, Parker, Britt, Shackeroff, Janna, Yasin, Zulfigar (2015). A climate-informed, ecosystem approach to fisheries management. Marine Policy 57:182-192. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Huang, D. W., Licuanan, W. Y., Hoeksema, B. W., Chen, C. A., Ang, P. O., Huang, H., Lane, D. J. W., Vo, S. T., Waheed, Z., Affendi, Y. A., Yeemin, T., Chou, L. M. 2015. Extraordinary diversity of reef corals in the South China Sea. Marine Biodiversity (ISI-Indexed)
  • Chai, Tsun-Thai, Kwek, Meng-Tee, Mohd Ismail, Nor Ismaliza, Ooi, Jillian Lean Sim, Affendi, Yang Amri, Abd Manan, Fazilah, Law, Yew-Chye, Wong, Fai-Chu (2015). Antioxidant Activities of Methanol Extract and Solvent Fractions of Marine Macroalga , Avrainvillea erecta (Berkeley ) A . Gepp and E . S . Gepp (Dichotomosiphonaceae). Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 14(3): 503-509 (ISI-Indexed)

2013
  • Shashank Keshavmurthy, Sung-Yin Yang, Ada Alamaru, Yao-Yang Chuang, Michel Pichon, David Obura, Silvia Fontana, Stephane De Palmas, Fabrizio Stefani, Francesca Benzoni, Angus MacDonald, Annika M. E. Noreen, Chienshun Chen, Carden C. Wallace, Ruby Moothein Pillay, Vianney Denis, Affendi Yang Amri, James D. Reimer, Takuma Mezaki, Charles Sheppard, Yossi Loya, Avidor Abelson, Mohammed Suleiman Mohammed, Andrew C. Baker, Pargol Ghavam Mostafavi, Budiyanto A. Suharsono and Chaolun Allen Chen (2013). DNA barcoding reveals the coral �laboratory-rat�, Stylophora pistillata encompasses multiple identities. Scientific Reports 3 (March 22): 1�7. http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/srep01520 (ISI-Indexed)

2012
  • Guest, J. R., Baird, A. H., Maynard, J. A., Muttaqin, E., Edwards, A. J., Campbell, S. J., Yewdall, K., Affendi, Y. A., Chou, L. M. 2012. Contrasting Patterns of Coral Bleaching Susceptibility in 2010 Suggest an Adaptive Response to Thermal Stress. Plos One (ISI-Indexed)

2011
  • Ooi, J. L. S., Kendrick, G. A., Van Niel, K. P., Affendi, Y. A. 2011. Knowledge gaps in tropical Southeast Asian seagrass systems. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science (ISI-Indexed)

2009
  • Lau Chai Ming, Affendi Yang Amri & Chong Ving Ching (2009). Effect of jetty pillar orientation on growth of Scleractinian corals. Malaysian Journal of Science. Vol. 28 (2). pp. 161-170 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Kee Alfian Abdul Adzis, Affendi Yang Amri, Jamie Oliver & Che Abd. Rahim Mohamed (2009). Effective and maximum quantum yield of the lace coral Pocillopora damicornis (Anthozoa: Scleractinia: Pocilloporidae) in Pulau Tioman, Malaysia. Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics (2009) 5: 13-17 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2008
  • Affendi Yang Amri, Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin, Yong Ai Lin & Kee Alfian Abdul Adzis (2008). Corals of Pulau Perak: After 46 years of scientific solitude. Malaysian Journal of Science 27(3):75-81 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2006
  • Affendi, Y.A. (2006) Chasing the mermaid. Malaysian Naturalist Vol 60:2 pp 32-35. Malaysian Nature Society (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2005
  • YA Affendi (2005). Coral reefs of North East Pulau Langkawi. Malaysian Journal of Science Vol. 24:145-158 (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • YL Lee, YA Affendi, BH Tajuddin, YB Yusuf, AA Kee Alfian & EA Anuar (2005). A Post-Tsunami Assessment of Coastal Living Resources of Langkawi Archipelago, Peninsular Malaysia. NAGA, WorldFish Center Newsletter, Vol.28 No. 1 &2 pg 17-22 (SCOPUS-Indexed)

2000
  • Jones, R.J., Ward, S., Yang-Amri, A. & Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2000). Changes in the quantum efficiency of photosystem II of symbiotic dinoflagellates of corals after heat stress and during the 1998 Great Barrier Reef mass bleaching event. Marine & Freshwater Research 51(1):63-71. (ISI-Indexed)
Proceeding

2009
  • Affendi Yang Amri (In Press 2009). Efforts to protect and conserve coral reefs in Malaysia. National Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Conference 2007 (17-18 April 2007) Organised by Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) 

2008
  • Affendi Yang Amri & Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin (2008). The present status and future of the coral reefs of Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Yusri Yusuf, Affendi Yang Amri, Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin and Kee-Alfian Abdul Adzis (submitted 2008). Biodiversity of Coral Reef Fishes of a Malaysian Remote Atoll: Pulau (=Island) Layang-layang. Proceedings of the Conference by IOC-Westpac in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. 
  • Tan Kok Wei, Affendi Yang Amri & Chong Ving Ching (2008). A comparative population study on the Sea Urchin (Diadema setosum) of the Marine Park Centre jetty and adjacent reefs in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Chooi Jia Jie, Affendi Yang Amri & Chong Ving Ching (2008). A comparative population study on the Parrotfish (Scaridae) of the Marine Park Centre jetty and an adjacent reef in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Lau Chai Ming, Affendi Yang Amri & Chong Ving Ching (2008). Effect of jetty pillar orientation on growth of Scleractinian corals of the Marine Park Centre jetty in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Choo Poh Leem, Affendi Yang Amri & Chong Ving Ching (2008). Diversity of Sea Cucumbers (Holothuroidea) in Pulau Tioman and other reef areas in the Johor Archipelago. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Faedzul Rahman Rosman, Affendi Yang Amri & Phang Siew Moi (2008). Recuperation abilities of scleractinian corals from physical damage in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Munira Shaipudin Shah, Affendi Yang Amri, Y. Norma-Rashid (2008). Distribution Patterns and Abundance of the Host-Anemone and its Co-Habitants, Amphiprion Spp. on Selected Reefs in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Nikoo Cheheltani, Affendi Yang Amri & Rosman Abdullah (2008). Study on the Impact of Marina Construction on Scleractinian Coral Health using Line Intercept Transects (LIT) in Kg Tekek, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Affendi Yang Amri, Yong Ai Lin, Rosman Abdullah & Azhar Hj Hussin (2008). Reef Balls as Artificial Reefs: Success or Failure in Pulau Renggis, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Affendi Yang Amri, Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin, Yusri Yusuf & Faedzul Rahman Rosman (2008). The extent and severity of the 2008 Coral Bleaching event in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Affendi Yang Amri (2008). Are there Coral Reefs off the coast of Kuantan? Questions on reef connectivity. SCS 2008, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 25-29 November, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  • Kee Alfian Abdul Adzis, Nur Leena Wong Wai Sin, Affendi Yang Amri, Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, Badrul Huzami Tajuddin, Yusri Yusuf & Che Abd. Rahim Mohamed (2008). Diversity of the Echinoderms in the Southwestern Reefs of Pulau Tioman, Pahang, MALAYSIA. NaGISA Western Pacific Conference, 27-28 October 2008, Jakarta, INDONESIA 
  • Karenne TUN, Loke Ming CHOU, Thamasak YEEMIN, Nguyen VAN LONG, Dr SUHARSONO, Cleto NANOLA JR, David W LANE, Affendi YANG AMRI (2008). Status of Coral Reefs in Southeast Asia 2008. International Coral Reef Symposium 2008. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. 
  • Nur Leena Wong Wai-Sin, Kee Alfian Abdul-Adzis, Affendi Yang-Amri, Jillian Ooi Lean-Sim, Badrul Huzami Tajuddin & Yusri Yusuf (2008). Diversity of Marine Mollusks in Southwestern Reefs of Pulau Tioman, Pahang, MALAYSIA. NaGISA Western Pacific Conference, 27-28 October 2008, Jakarta, INDONESIA 

2007
  • Yusuf, Y., Y.A. Affendi, B. H. Tajuddin and A. A. Kee Alfian, 2007. Coral Reef Fishes of Pulau Perak, Westernmost Island of Peninsular Malaysia. p. 277-284 in A.J. Mydin, A.R. Gor Yaman, R. Omar, N. Ahmad, G. Usop, K.R. Mohamed and F.K. Sahrani. (Editors). Proceedings of the Conference on Marine Ecosystem of Malaysia. Department of Marine Park, Putrajaya 

2006
  • Kee Alfian, A.A., Wong, W.S., Badrul Huzaimi, T. & Affendi, Y.A. (2006) Macroinvertebrate diversity of Kg. Tekek, Pulau Tioman Marine Park. The workshop on ¿Marine Natural History Of Tioman Marine Park Group of Islands¿ by Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre and Marine Parks Department of Malaysia in Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort 17-20 September, 2006 
  • Christabel, L.J., Vikineswary, S., Thong, K.L., Affendi, Y.A. & Tan, G.Y.A. (2006). Diversity of Actinomycetes from the coral reefs¿ marine sponges of Tioman Island. The workshop on ¿Marine Natural History Of Tioman Marine Park Group of Islands¿ by Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre and Marine Parks Department of Malaysia in Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort 17-20 September, 2006 
  • Affendi, Y.A., Badrul Huzaimi, T., Lee, Y.L., Kee Alfian, A.A. & Yusri, Y. (2006). Scleractinian coral diversity of Kg. Tekek, Pulau Tioman Marine Park. The workshop on ¿Marine Natural History Of Tioman Marine Park Group of Islands¿ by Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre and Marine Parks Department of Malaysia in Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort 17-20 September, 2006 
  • Affendi, Y.A. (2006). The coral reef status of the Tioman Archipelago. The workshop on ¿Marine Natural History Of Tioman Marine Park Group of Islands¿ by Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre and Marine Parks Department of Malaysia in Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort 17-20 September, 2006 
  • Yusri, Y., Affendi Y.A. & Rosman, A. (2006). Coral reef fishes of Pulau Tioman Marine Park. The workshop on ¿Marine Natural History Of Tioman Marine Park Group of Islands¿ by Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre and Marine Parks Department of Malaysia in Berjaya Tioman Beach, Golf & Spa Resort 17-20 September, 2006 
  • Affendi YA & BH Tajuddin (2006). Conserving a unique coral island (Pulau Perak) in the Straits of Malacca, Malaysia. The Marine Science & Technology in Asia Conference by The Pacific Congress of Marine Science & Technology (PACON 2006) 11-15 June 2006 Yangon, Myanma 

2005
  • Affendi Yang Amri, Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin, Lee Yoke Lee, Kee Alfian Abd Adzis & Yusri Yusuf (2005). Scleractinian coral diversity of Kg. Tekek, Pulau Tioman Marine Park. Proceedings of 2nd Regional Symposium on Environment and Natural Resources, Vol.2, 22-23 March 2005, Kuala Lumpur. Sahibin Abdul Rahim et al. (Eds.) pp. 20-31 
  • Yusri Yusuf, Affendi Yang Amri, Kee Alfian Abd Adzis, Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin & Lee Yoke Lee (2005). Coral reef fish diversity of Kg. Tekek, Pulau Tioman Marine Park. Proceedings of 2nd Regional Symposium on Environment and Natural Resources, Vol.2, 22-23 March 2005, Kuala Lumpur. Sahibin Abdul Rahim et al. (Eds.) pp. 189-197 
  • Kee Alfian, A.A., Wong, W.S., Badrul H. & Affendi Y.A. (2005). Macroinvertebrate diversity of Kg. Tekek, Pulau Tioman Marine Park. Proceedings of 2nd Regional Symposium on Environment and Natural Resources, Vol.2, 22-23 March 2005, Kuala Lumpur. Sahibin Abdul Rahim et al. (Eds.) pp. 79-84 
  • Affendi YA, BH Tajuddin, AA Kee Alfian & YL Lee (2005). Post-Tsunami Impact Assessment on corals of Pulau Perak, Malaysia. International Conference on Innovations and Technologies in Oceanography for Sustainable Development (ITOS 2005). 26-29 September 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  • Y Yusuf, YA Affendi & BH Tajuddin (2005). A Preliminary study of coral reef fish of Pulau Perak, Northern Straits of Malacca. The International Conference on Innovations and Technologies in Oceanography for Sustainable Development (ITOS 2005). 26-29 September 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  • Cabanban, AS, YA Affendi & Y Yusuf (2005). Status of coral reefs of Peninsular and Eastern Malaysia. The International Conference on Innovations and Technologies in Oceanography for Sustainable Development (ITOS 2005). 26-29 September 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  • Azhar Hussin, YA Affendi, Jillian Ooi LS & Phang SM (2005). The protection and conservation of endangered dugongs in Johor. The International Conference on Innovations and Technologies in Oceanography for Sustainable Development (ITOS 2005). 26-29 September 2005, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

2004
  • Annadel Cabanban, Affendi Yang Amri, Ridzwan Abdul Rahman, Yusri Yusuf and Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin (July 2004). Status of Coral reefs of Peninsular and Eastern Malaysia. The 10th International Coral Reef Symposium in Okinawa, Japan 
  • Tan, C.J., Vikineswary, S., Thong, K.L. & Affendi, Y.A. (2004). Antagonistic activities of selected Actinomycetes isolated from marine organisms against Candida albicans, C. parapsilosis and selected pathogenic fungus and bacteria. Marine Science into the New Millenium: New Perspectives & Challenges. Phang et al. (eds) pp. 489-495 
  • Yuen Yeong Shyan, Masaharu Ishikura, Tadashi Maruyama, Affendi Yang Amri & Rosman Abdullah (2004). Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) to detect changes in the symbiotic relationship between Tridacna crocea and Symbiodinium spp. subjected to temperature stress. Marine Science into the New Millenium: New Perspectives & Challenges. Phang et al. (eds) pp. 151-164 

2003
  • Azhar Hussin, Rosman Abdullah, Affendi Yang Amri & Yusri Yusuf (2003). A preliminary study on the coral reef ecosystem of Pulau Pangkor, Perak. Seminar on Islands & Reefs: Towards Conservation & Sustainable Management, Aug 2003, Kuala Lumpur 
  • Chew Li Lee, Yong Ai Lin & Affendi Yang Amri (2003). A Coral Reef in Port Dickson? A study on a unique coral reef ecosystem in Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan. Seminar on Islands & Reefs: Towards Conservation & Sustainable Management, Aug 2003, Kuala Lumpur 

1998
  • Affendi Yang Amri & Ove Hoegh-Guldberg (Oct 1998). The Effect of elevated water temperature on the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis (Linnaeus) from separate thermal regimes at a small geographic scale and at different latitudes. Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) Conference in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia. 
Technical Report

2009
  • Affendi Yang Amri, Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin, Yusri Yusuf & Faedzul Rahman Rosman (2009). Report of the joint survey of the coral bleaching event on Pulau Tioman Marine Park Reefs of July 2008. Survey report submitted to The Marine Parks Department, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 49 pp. 

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 Yang Amri & Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin (2007). Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) Project: The status of the Coral Reefs of Pulau Tioman. Technical report submitted to Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA). 139 pp 
  • Affendi, Y.A., B. H. Tajuddin, Y. Yusuf, A.A. Kee Alfian, Nur Leena Wong, N. L. A., J. L. S. Ooi and M. N. Nayan, 2007. The Marine Biological Resources Survey of the Proposed Area for Pulau Tioman Airport Pahang Darul Makmur. Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre (UMMaritime) Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Technical report submitted to the Marine Parks Department, Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Putrajaya, Malaysia. 226 pp. 

2006
  • Affendi Yang Amri (2006). Status of Coral Reefs and Seagrass in South Pahang, Malaysia. In the Integrated Shoreline Management Plan for Southern Pahang Report 2006 by JK Consultants Sdn Bhd for Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID) Pahang 

2005
  • Affendi Yang Amri, Jillian Ooi, Phang Siew Moi, Azhar Hj Hussin, Faedzul Rahman Rosman & Rosmadi Fauzi (Nov 2005). Dugongs in Peril: The Conservation and Protection of Dugongs in Johor, Malaysia . A Scientific Report for the United Nations Development Program, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 112 pp. 
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

2009
  • ¿Yu Paus: Bukan Petanda Tsunami¿. Mingguan Malaysia newspaper article 4 January 2009. Interviewed as a marine biologist commenting on the whale shark caught in fisherman nets in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 
  • ¿Kudos to all for saferguarding Tioman¿. The Star newspaper letter to the editor 12 March 2009. Stating the groups that should be thanked for the Tioman Airport plan being cancelled. 
  • ¿Green Initiatives¿. The Star newspaper article 3 May 2009. Interviewed as a marine biologist/academic of Universiti Malaya on how I convey the green initiatives to my students in conjunction with World Environment Day 2009 

2008
  • ¿Keadaan semasa Terumbu Karang di Malaysia¿. Radio Singapore interview 14 February 2008. Interviewed as coral biologist commenting on the status of Malaysian coral reefs. 
  • ¿Crouching Tiger, sleeping dragon: is development coming at too steep a price for the ecosystems of Tioman? ¿ Asian Geographic Magazine article Feb 2008. Interviewed as coral biologist commenting on Pulau Tioman development and coral reef status 
  • ¿Reef Report¿. New Straits Times article 17 February 2008. Interviewed as coral biologist and Chief Scientist of Reef Check Malaysia commenting on the Annual Reef Check Report of Malaysia in conjunction with International Year of the Reef (IYOR) 2008 
  • ¿Give it a thought¿. The Star newspaper article 5 June 2008. Interviewed as a marine biologist/academic of Universiti Malaya in conjunction with World Environment Day 2008 

2007
  • ¿Goodbye to this underwater jewel¿. New Straits Times article 18 March 2007. Interviewed as coral biologist commenting on the state of affairs in Pulau Tioman 
  • RTM 1 Documentary. Rahsia Skuba (2007). Thirteen Episodes from May to July 2007, on air every Wednesday at 1230pm (as Marine Science Advisor) 

2006
  • Dugong press conferences during ITOS and Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre (UMMReC) meetings (2005 & 2006). Interviewed about the dugong conservation project 

2005
  • ¿Program ¿Kid SCUBA¿ ajar si kecil hayati alam marin¿ Berita Harian EpG newspaper article 24 February 2005. Interviewed as awareness presenter on marine organisms to the child participants 
  • ¿Take-off for Tioman airport project subject to PM¿s okay¿ The Star newspaper article 11 April 2005. Interviewed as coral biologist commenting on Malaysian coral reef status and major development projects on Pulau Tioman 
  • ¿Batu karang: Kepentingan ¿hutan¿ dasar laut¿ Utusan Malaysia Sains newspaper article 18 April 2005. Interviewed as coral biologist commenting on importance of coral reefs 
  • ¿Kesan gempa bumi mengubahkan bahagian dasar lautan¿ National FM Radio Interview 7 April 2005. Interviewed as marine biologist commenting on unexplained mass sea cucumber deaths in Port Dickson 
  • Dugong documentary on RTM 1 (2005). Part 1 on 24 November 2005 and Part 2 on 1st December 2005 (as Project Leader) 
  • ¿Coral reefs suffer minimal impact from tsunami¿ BERNAMA.COM article 7 February 2005. Interviewed as POSTIARS leader commenting on tsunami effects on coral reefs 
  • ¿Minimal damage to west coast reefs¿ The New Straits Times newspaper article 8 February 2005. Interviewed as POSTIARS leader commenting on tsunami effects on coral reefs 
  • ¿Push to gazette Pulau Perak as marine park¿ The Malay Mail newspaper article 8 February 2005. Interviewed as POSTIARS leader commenting on the idea of Pulau Perak being a marine park 
  • ¿Death threat to ¿stressed¿ reef: Langkawi corals hit by deadly disease¿ The Star newspaper article 8 February 2005. Interviewed as POSTIARS leader commenting on coral disease found in Langkawi 
  • ¿Scientists: Tsunami did not damage coral reefs¿ The Star newspaper article 8 February 2005. Interviewed as POSTIARS leader commenting on tsunami effects on coral reefs 
  • ¿Karang Langkawi dijangkiti penyakit¿ Berita Harian Joran newspaper article 18 February 2005. Interviewed as POSTIARS leader commenting on coral disease found in Pulau Langkawi 
  • ¿Tsunami tidak jejaskan batu karang¿ Utusan Malaysia newspaper article 19 February 2005. Interviewed as POSTIARS leader commenting on tsunami effects on coral reefs 
  • ¿Fenomena luar biasa: Beratus-ratus timun laut ditemui terdampar di Port Dickson¿ Utusan Malaysia front page newspaper article 6 April 2005. Interviewed as marine biologist commenting on the death of hundreds of sea cucumbers in Port Dickson 

2004
  • ¿Redang redoubt: still a beauty¿. The Star newspaper article 23 October 2004. Interviewed as Reef Check scientist commenting on Reef Check survey in Pulau Redang 

2003
  • ¿Vital corals under threat¿. The Star newspaper article 11 October 2003. Interviewed as Reef Check scientist commenting on Reef Check survey in Pulau Redang 
  • ¿Thorny problem: Marine ecosystem under siege¿. The Star newspaper article 14 January 2003. Interviewed as team leader and coral biologist commenting on Pulau Pangkor¿s coral reef status 
  • ¿Pangkor jadi tumpuan penyelam¿. Berita Minggu newspaper article 19 January 2003. Interviewed as team leader and coral biologist commenting on Pulau Pangkor¿s coral reef status 

2002
  • ¿Assessing Pangkor¿s environment¿. The New Straits Times newspaper article 16 November 2002. Interviewed as team leader and coral biologist commenting on Pulau Pangkor¿s coral reef status 
  • ¿Reef Check of Pulau Pangkor¿. Nanyang Siang Pau newspaper article 16 November 2002. Interviewed as team leader and coral biologist commenting on Pulau Pangkor¿s coral reef status 
  • ¿UM kaji tahap pencemaran di Pulau Pangkor¿. Berita Harian newspaper article 16 November 2002. Interviewed as team leader and coral biologist commenting on Pulau Pangkor¿s coral reef status 
  • ¿Diving mission to study coral reefs off Pangkor¿. The Sun newspaper article 16 November 2002. Interviewed as team leader and coral biologist commenting on Pulau Pangkor¿s coral reef status 
Article in Non-Refereed Journals

2005
  • Vikineswary, S., Christabel, L.J., Thong, K.L., Tan, G.Y.A. & Affendi Y.A. (2005). Sponges and their Actinomycete inhabitants. Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) Bulletin Vol 12 No.2 pp 14-16 (Non-ISI/Non-SCOPUS)
Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)

2005
  • Video of the 2nd Langkawi Expedition (NE Langkawi) by Universiti Malaya Maritime Research Centre (UMMReC) on 4-10 April 2004. (2005) (as Executive Producer) 
Others

2008
  • Affendi Yang Amri (submitted 2008). The unseen crisis underneath our tropical oceans has begun. Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences Ocean News Newsletter. 

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


  • Impacts Of Sea Surface Temperature Rise On Coral Reef Bleaching Events Along The Coastal Waters Of Malaysia Associated With The Climate Change Scenarios And The Influence Of Tropical Climate Modulators Based On Observational Analysis And Ipcc Model Projections, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), (National)
  • Investigating The Role Of Sea Urchin (order: Echinoida) Herbivory In Supporting Coral Reef Resilience To Physical Damage, Consultant, 2019 - 2021, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-FNW, (National)
  • Climate Change Refugia: Adaptation Strategies Of An Actiniarian (Stichodactyla Gigantea, Forssk l, 1775) To Turbid Waters In The Strait Of Malacca, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, RU Geran - Fakulti Program, (National)
  • Gcrf Building Capacity For Sustainable Interactions With Marine Ecosystems For Health, Wellbeing, Food And Livelihoods Of Coastal Communities, Consultant, 2018 - 2021, International Funding, (International)
  • BIOACTIVE SECONDARY METABOLITES FROM CORALS AND ITS SYMBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS OF THE MALAYSIAN PENINSULAR, Consultant, 2018 - 2020, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), (National)
  • Mitigating Sunlight As Secondary Stress Factor In Causing Mass Coral Bleaching, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019, RU Geran, (National)
  • GCRF Building Capacity For Sustainable Interactions With Marine Ecosystems For Health, Wellbeing, Food And Livelihoods Of Coastal Communities, Co-Investigator, 2017 - 2021, International Funding, (International)
  • Daily Movement Patterns Of Sea Urchins In A Tropical Coral Reef Ecosystem, Principal Investigator(PI), 2017 - 2019, RU Geran, (National)
  • Marine Plant-herbivore Synergies: Plant Traits That Predict Consumption Rates And Preferences Of Generalists Herbivores, Consultant, 2017 - 2019, RU Geran, (National)
  • Status Report Of The Mersing Marine Park Islands And Indicative Proposal For The Establishment Of A Marine Protected Area (mpa) Network, Consultant, 2016 - 2018, Government Agency, (National)
  • Status report on existing knowledge of the Mersing Marine Park Islands marine environment and recommendations for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network, Co-Investigator, 2016 - 2016, Department of Marine Park Malaysia, (National)
  • A Study Of Potential New Areas To Be Gazetted As State Of Johor Marine Parks., Consultant, 2016 - 2018, Government Agency, (National)
  • Potential New Areas for MPA Gazettement in the Johor islands, Co-Investigator, 2016 - 2017, Private Funding, (National)
  • Marine Habitats For Fisheries In Malaysia: Identifying Key Spatial And Temporal Factors That Influence Fish Assemblages In Seagrass And Coral Reef Habitats., Consultant, 2012 - 2016, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SUS (Sustainability Science), (University)
  • Linking marine biotopes: fish diversity - seascape mosaics, interrelationships, trophodynamics and life cycle dependencies, Co-Investigator, 2009 - 2011, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), (National)
  • IMPACT OF COASTAL CONSTRUCTION ON CORAL HEALTH IN KAMPUNG TEKEK, TIOMAN ISLAND, , 2007 - 2008, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, (National)
  • Conservation of Dugongs in Johor, Malaysia (Phase 1), Coordinator, 2005 - 2005, Titan Chemicals Corp Bhd & UNDP, (National)
  • Post 2004 Tsunami Impact Assessment Reef Surveys in Malaysia, Director, 2004 - 2006, Earthwatch, MSMS & self funded, (International)
  • Experimenting on other techniques for coral surface area determination compared to the Aluminium foil method, Principal Investigator(PI), 2003 - present, self funded, (International)
  • Floristic and faunistic studies of northern Langkawi, Co-Investigator, 2003 - 2005, PFF, (National)
  • The phenomenon of mass coral spawning in Malaysia particularly in Pulau Tioman. Working in collaboration with other universities who are monitoring other reefs in Peninsular Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2002 - present, Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP), (National)
  • Disseminating the Reef Check protocol to stakeholders of Peninsular Malaysia reefs, Coordinator, 2000 - present, Reef Check Malaysia, (International)
  • Coral and zooxanthellae genetic variability and physiology on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Co-Investigator, 2000 - present, self funded, (International)
  • Surveying and monitoring reefs in Port Dickson, Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Perak, Pulau Pangkor, Pulau Sembilan, Pulau Jarak (Peninsular Malaysia) and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Pulau Banggi (Sabah, Borneo), Principal Investigator(PI), 2000 - present, Reef Check Malaysia, MSMS, MNS, WWF-M & self funded, (International)
  • Surveying and monitoring the coral reef of islands in the Pulau Tioman Archipelago as well as monitoring an artificial reef (i.e. reef balls) in the area, Principal Investigator(PI), 2000 - present, Marine Parks Department, MIMA, Reef Check Malaysia and self funded, (International)
  • The phenomenon of mass coral bleaching in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2000 - present, Marine Parks Department, IOES, Reef Check Malaysia & self funded, (International)
  • Coral reef ecology, mass coral bleaching and Scleractinian coral ecophysiology.

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


  • Best Poster Award for Affendi Yang Amri (2008). Are There Coral Reefs Off The Coast of Kuantan? Questions On Reef Connectivity., The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 2008, (International)
  • Best Poster Award for Lau Chai Ming, Affendi Yang Amri & Chong Ving Ching (2008). Effect of Jetty Pillar Orientation On Growth of Scleractinian Corals of The Marine Park Centre Jetty in Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia, The South China Sea: Sustaining Ocean Productivities, Maritime Communities and The Climate. International Conference, 2008, (International)
  • Bumiputra Academic Training Scheme (Slab), Universiti Malaya, 1995, (University)
  • Universiti Malaya Book Prize for Undergraduate Achievement Bsc (1st Class Hons.), Universiti Malaya, 1994, (University)
  • Excellence Award for a Muslim Science Undergraduate Achievement, The Academy of Islamic Sciences Malaysia, 1994, (National)

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


  • International Scientific Committee, Asian-Pacific Conference on Coral Reefs (APCRS), 2018, 12, (International)
  • Scientific Advisor (Coral Reef Ecology), Rawa Island Resort and Orca Scuba, 2018, (Island-based)
  • Working Group Member, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO on the ¿Safeguarding the Marine Ecosystems¿, IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC) adopted one new regional project entitled ¿Coral Reefs under Climate and Anthropogenic Perturbations¿ (WESTPAC-CorReCAP), 2009, 60, (International)
  • Research Fellow, Pusat Penyelidikan Ekosistem Marin (EKOMAR), Fakulti Sains & Teknologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2009, 48, (National)
  • Chief Scientist, Reef Check Malaysia, 2007, 60, (National)
  • Member, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, 2007, 12, (National)
  • Member, International Biogeography Society, 2006, 60, (International)
  • Scientific Member, The Pacific Congress on Marine Science & Technology; PACON International, 2006, 12, (International)
  • Committee Member, Pasukan Bertugas Biodiversiti Marin (Marine Biodiversity Task Force), Malaysia under the purview of The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOSTE), 2002, 36, (National)
  • Executive sub-committee, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, 2001, 60, (National)
  • Research Member, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Multilateral Cooperative Research Program, 2001, 99, (International)
  • National Scientific Coordinator, Reef Check Program for Malaysia (2000-2007), 2000, 84, (National)
  • Secretary, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, 2000, 12, (National)

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


  • Forum Pendidikan dan Kesedaran Taman Laut bersama Badan Pertubuhan bukan Kerajaan, Marine Parks Department, Ministry of Natural Resources, Expert Advisor, 2018-2018, (National)

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


  • Reviewer for article in ISI journal, Limnology and Oceanography, Article In Journal ,  (2018 - 2018)
  • Editorial Committee for the National Oceanographic Strategic Plan 2018-2025. Appointment by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)., Pelan Strategik Oseanografi Kebangsaan 2018-2025 ,  (2018 - 2025)

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


  • Hero Sharing session at Acton Academy, KL. Presentation title: Our Ocean World: Coral Reefs and Seagrass., (School), 24/05/2018 until 24/05/2018
  • Scientific Advisor, Kelab Alami Tanjung Kupang, (Community), 01/01/2017 until 01/01/2020
  • Principal Trainer for a Coral taxonomy workshop (31 May 2009) in Malaysian Nature Society Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, (Country), 31/05/2009 until 31/05/2009
  • Principal Trainer for a Coral taxonomy workshop (5 January 2008) in Malaysian Nature Society Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, (Country), 05/01/2008 until 05/01/2008
  • Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) briefing (22 Nov 2007) on Limits of Acceptable Change (LAC) Project for Pulau Tioman, (National), 22/11/2007 until  
  • Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (21 Nov 2007). Talk given titled Climate change effects on corals , (Country), 21/11/2007 until 21/11/2007
  • Menteri Besar of Johor and Exco members briefing (2007) concerning the dugong phase II Project on 10 April 2007, (Country), 10/04/2007 until 10/04/2007
  • Malayan Nature Society Talk (15 July 2006). Talk given entitled Status of Dugongs in Johor . In conjunction with the AGM meeting of the Selangor Branch, (Country), 15/07/2006 until 15/07/2006
  • Principal Trainer for the scleractininan coral workshop (2006) in National Science Centre in conjunction with the Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS) Annual General Meeting 2006, (Country), 01/07/2006 until 01/07/2006
  • KLCC Aquaria Marine Awareness Talk (25 June 2006). Talk given entitled Status of Dugongs in Johor . In conjunction with the Dive with the Sharks Project, (Country), 25/06/2006 until 25/06/2006
  • National Science Center in Kuala Lumpur (25 Feb 2006). Talk given entitled Status of Dugongs in Johor . In conjuction with the AGM meeting of Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, (Country), 25/02/2006 until 25/02/2006
  • Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS) and Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) marine awareness talk (Sept 2005). The question of coral reefs . Talk given at HSBC main office Jalan Ampang, KL, (), 01/09/2005 until 01/09/2005
  • National Science Center in Kuala Lumpur (29 July 2004). Talk given entitled: Reef Monitoring by the Malaysian Public . In conjunction with seminar Ecotourism as a viable tool for conservation & sustainable management of marine biodiversity & resources during Celebrate the sea imagery festival, Malaysia 2004 , (Country), 29/07/2004 until 29/07/2004
  • National Science Center in Kuala Lumpur (30 Sept 2003). Talk given entitled: Coral Reef Research in Malaysia . In conjunction with Celebrate the Sea , (Country), 30/09/2003 until 30/09/2003
  • Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (Nov 2000). Talk given entitled: Threats to coral reefs . In conjuction with indoor meet of the society, (Country), 01/11/2000 until 01/11/2000

SUPERVISION


POST GRADUATE STUDENT
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Ongoing
  • Master Degree, Mok Man Ying, DISTRIBUTION AND MOVEMENT PATTERNS OF SEA URCHIN IN TROPICAL SEAGRASS AND CORAL REEF HABITATS, 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Lim Wai Yin, Marine plant-herbivore synergies: Plant traits that predict consumption rates and preferences of generalist herbivores., 2018/2019
  • Master Degree, Mr Faedzul Rahman Rosman, The recuperational abilities of scleractinian corals from physical damage, 2008/2009
  • Doctoral Degree (phd), Mr Kee Alfian Abdul Adzis, Effects of titanium dioxide in sunblock on Scleractinian corals of Pulau Tioman, 2008/2009
  • Master Degree, Lau Chai Ming, Coral reefs and Mangrove: Is there evidence of connectivity?, 2008/2009

Completed
  • Master Degree, Nikoo Cheheltani, IMPACT OF MARINA CONSTRUCTION ON SCLERACTINIAN CORALS IN KAMPUNG TEKEK, TIOMAN ISLAND, MALAYSIA, 2009/2010
  • Master Degree, Ms Yong Ai Lin, Effect of sedimentation on the coral reef of Pulau Ranggis, Pulau Tioman, 2007/2008
  • Master Degree, Ms Yuen Yeong Shyan, Application of denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) to detect changes in the symbiosis relationship between Tridacna crocea and Symbiodinium spp. subjected to temperature stress, 2001/2002

Terminated
  • Master Degree, Munira Binti Shaipudin Shah, DISTRIBUTION PATTERNS AND EFFECTS OF A. OCELLARIS ON COLONIAL HOSTS, H. MAGNIFICA, 2011/2012
FIRST DEGREE/DIPLOMA/PRE-DEGREE
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed
  • 1) Ecological studies on sea cucumbers (Holothuria atra), sea urchins (Diadema setosum), parrot fishes (Scaridae), Scleractinian corals at the Marine Park jetty, Pulau Tioman, 2007/2008, 4
  • A comparative ecological study of the Scleractinian corals (Porites cylindrica, Fungia fungiates, Porites rus) in Pulau Tioman and Port Dickson, 2006/2007, 3
  • A study on methods to estimate the surface area of various forms of Scleractinian corals, 2003/2004, 2
  • The effects of sedimentation and different light regimes on the coral reef community of Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson, 2001/2002, 2