Curriculum Vitae

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. AMY THEN YEE HUI

Associate Professor
  • Institute of Biological Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • +603-79674368

BIOGRAPHY


Amy Then is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of Malaya. She obtained her Ph.D. in Fisheries Science from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA in 2014. Amy’s research interests are highly diverse and focused on animal- environment-human interactions to inform meaningful, data-driven conservation and management efforts in the coastal and marine realms. Currently, she is working on broad topics of mangrove ecology, restoration and ecosystem services assessment, shark and ray fishery assessment, marine megafauna bycatch and linkages between marine protected area and the well-being of both ecosystems and humans. She co-developed a number of successfully funded local and international proposals that were highly interdisciplinary in the last six years with funding from the Global Challenges Research Fund, Newton Fund, and British Council. To successfully deliver these projects, she had been actively using multiple science and social science approaches and with relevant stakeholder engagements at varying levels. In addition to scientific contributions in high-impact journals that included Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, and Ecosystems, she also has diverse experiences in organizing international meetings, including the Third International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat (MAFH3).

 


AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • FISHERIES POPULATION DYNAMICS, MANGROVE ECOSYSTEM SERVICE, COASTAL AND MARINE ECOLOGY
    Fisheries population dynamics, mangrove food web, marine ecology

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PHD(VIRGINIA)(2014), (Fisheries Science)
    Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Gloucester Point, Virginia
  • MSC(UM)(2009), (Marine Ecology)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BSC(Hons)(Gen&MolBio)(UM)(2002), (Genetics and Molecular Biology)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Climate Change Advisory, Universiti Malaya
    01 Sep 2023 - 31 Dec 2024 (University Malaya)
  • Committee Members
    02 May 2020 - 01 May 2024 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Chaiperperson, Committee of Examiners for VIva Voce (MSc Candidates)
    30 Mar 2023 - 24 Mar 2024 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Committee Members
    06 Mar 2020 - 02 Oct 2023 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Committee Members
    02 Aug 2021 - 31 Aug 2023 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Committee Members
    02 Nov 2022 - 31 Dec 2022 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Member, Curriculum Review Committee for Ecology Biodiversity Program (ISB)
    02 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Member, Taskforce for Statistics Course Offering for 2021/2022 Session
    02 Feb 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Member, Higher Education Committee (JKIT)
    11 May 2017 - 01 May 2020 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Panel Member, Academic Advisor (Ecology Biodiversity Programme)
    10 Jan 2017 - 30 Aug 2019 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Committee Member for ISB Booklet (PEB) Session 2015/2016
    01 Jul 2015 - 30 Jun 2016 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Assessor, Candidature Defense, Institute of Biological Sciences, Semester 2 2015/2016
    07 Jun 2016 - 08 Jun 2016 (University Malaya)
  • Assessor for Biotechnology Research Day 2014/2015 Semester 2
    09 Jun 2015 - 09 Jun 2015 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Secretary, Klang Islands Seminar Organizing Committee
    01 Sep 2014 - 30 Apr 2015 (National)
  • Assessor for ISB Candidature Defense Semester 1 Session 2014/2015
    27 Jan 2015 - 27 Jan 2015 (Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science)
  • Rapporteur, Malaysian Research University Network (MRUN)and Australia's Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Collaboration Meeting
    11 Nov 2014 - 11 Nov 2014 (International)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • LIFETIME MEMBER, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SOCIETY MALAYSIA (EPSM), MEMBER
    Since 2021 (National)
  • MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF MARINE SCIENCES, MEMBER
    Since 2018 (National)
  • ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENCES OF LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY, MEMBER
    2019 to 2019 (University)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • SRI2021 Early Career Champions
    Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI) 2021, 2021 (International)
  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2021 (University)
  • Alaska Sea Grant Travel Award
    Alaska Sea Grant, 2015 (International)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Noor, Mohd Iqbal Mohd; Alagappar, Ponmalar N.; Then, Amy Yee-Hui; Justine, Eva Vivian; Lim, Voon-Ching; Goh, Hong Ching (2023). Perspectives of youths on cultural ecosystem services provided by Tun Mustapha Park, Malaysia through a participatory approach, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION RESEARCH. . doi:10.1080/13504622.2022.2075831
  2. Lim, Kean Chong; Then, Amy Y. (2022). Environmental DNA approach complements social media reports to detect an endangered freshwater stingray species in the wild, ENDANGERED SPECIES RESEARCH. 48, 43-50. doi:10.3354/esr01187
  3. Lim, Kean Chong; White, William T.; Then, Amy Y. H.; Naylor, Gavin J. P.; Arunrugstichai, Sirachai; Loh, Kar-Hoe (2022). Integrated Taxonomy Revealed Genetic Differences in Morphologically Similar and Non-Sympatric Scoliodon macrorhynchos and S. laticaudus, ANIMALS. 12(6). doi:10.3390/ani12060681
  4. Richter, I.; Roberts, B. R.; Sailley, S. F.; Sullivan, E.; Cheung, V. V.; Eales, J.; Fortnam, M.; Jontila, J. B.; Maharja, C.; Nguyen, T. Ha.; Pahl, S.; Praptiwi, R. A.; Sugardjito, J.; Sumeldan, J. D. C.; Syazwan, W. M.; Then, A. Y.; Austen, M. C. (2022). Building bridges between natural and social science disciplines: a standardized methodology to combine data on ecosystem quality trends, PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES. 377(1854). doi:10.1098/rstb.2021.0487
  5. Zain, Mohd Aizat; Suhaimi, Julia; Dahlui, Maznah; Goh, Hong Ching; Then, Amy Yee-Hui; Yakub, Nur Asyikin; Noor, Mohd Iqbal Mohd; Garside, Ruth; Eales, Jacqualyn; Jose, Edgar; Kari, Fatimah (2022). What are the outcomes of marine site protection on poverty of coastal communities in Southeast Asia? A systematic review protocol, ENVIRONMENTAL EVIDENCE. 11(1). doi:10.1186/s13750-022-00255-1
  6. Chee, S. Y., Firth, L. B., Then, A. Y. H., Yee, J. C., Mujahid, A., Affendi, Y. A., . . . McQuatters-Gollop, A. (2021). Enhancing Uptake of Nature-Based Solutions for Informing Coastal Sustainable Development Policy and Planning: A Malaysia Case Study. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, 18. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.708507
  7. Hattam, C., Broszeit, S., Langmead, O., Praptiwi, R. A., Lim, V. C., Creencia, L. A., . . . Austen, M. (2021). A matrix approach to tropical marine ecosystem service assessments in South east Asia. Ecosystem Services, 51, 14. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101346
  8. Hattam, C., Goh, H. C., Then, A. Y. H., Edwards-Jones, A., Ruslan, N. F. N., Yap, J. S. E., & Moh, H. H. (2021). Using nexus thinking to identify opportunities for mangrove management in the Klang Islands, Malaysia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 248, 12. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.107157
  9. Kuit, S. H., Ponnampalam, L. S., Hammond, P. S., Chong, V. C., & Then, A. Y. H. (2021). Abundance estimates of three cetacean species in the coastal waters of Matang, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 31(11), 3120-3132. doi: 10.1002/aqc.3699
  10. Lim, K. C., Then, A. Y. H., Wee, A. K. S., Sade, A., Rumpet, R., & Loh, K. H. (2021). Brown banded bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium punctatum) shows high genetic diversity and differentiation in Malaysian waters. Scientific reports, 11(1), 15. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-94257-7
  11. Syazwan, W. M., Then, A. Y. H., Chong, V. C., & Rizman-Idid, M. (2021). Trophic ecology of a tropical scyphozoan community in coastal waters: Insights from stomach content and stable isotope analyses. Continental Shelf Research, 225, 13. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2021.104481
  12. Tan, H. Y., Goh, Z. Y., Loh, K. H., Then, A. Y. H., Omar, H., & Chang, S. W. (2021). Cephalopod species identification using integrated analysis of machine learning and deep learning approaches. Peerj, 9, 24. doi: 10.7717/peerj.11825
  13. Then, A. Y. H., Adame, M. F., Fry, B., Chong, V. C., Riekenberg, P. M., Zakaria, R. M., & Lee, S. Y. (2021). Stable Isotopes Clearly Track Mangrove Inputs and Food Web Changes Along a Reforestation Gradient. Ecosystems, 24(4), 939-954. doi: 10.1007/s10021-020-00561-0
  14. Azzeri, A., Ching, G. H., Jaafar, H., Noor, M. I. M., Razi, N. A., Then, A. Y. H., . . . Dahlui, M. (2020). A Review of Published Literature Regarding Health Issues of Coastal Communities in Sabah, Malaysia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(5), 14. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17051533
  15. Azzeri, Amirah; Ching, Goh Hong; Jaafar, Hafiz; Noor, Mohd Iqbal Mohd; Razi, Nurain Amirah; Then, Amy Yee-Hui; Suhaimi, Julia; Kari, Fatimah; Dahlui, Maznah (2020). A Review of Published Literature Regarding Health Issues of Coastal Communities in Sabah, Malaysia, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH. 17(5). doi:10.3390/ijerph17051533
  16. Dahlui, M., Azzeri, A., Zain, M. A., Noor, M. I. M., Jaafar, H., Then, A. Y. H., . . . Goh, H. C. (2020). Health status, healthcare utilisation, and quality of life among the coastal communities in Sabah Protocol of a population-based survey. Medicine, 99(37), 6. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000022067
  17. Hattam, C., Goh, H. C., Then, A. Y. H., Edwards-Jones, A., Ruslan, N. F. N., Yap, J. S. E., & Moh, H. H. (2020). Using nexus thinking to identify opportunities for mangrove management in the Klang Islands, Malaysia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 247, 12. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.106917
  18. Maxey, J. D., Hartstein, N. D., Then, A. Y. H., & Barrenger, M. (2020). Dissolved oxygen consumption in a fjord-like estuary, Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 246, 14. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2020.107016
  19. Syazwan, W. M., Rizman-Idid, M., Low, L. B., Then, A. Y. H., & Chong, V. C. (2020). Assessment of scyphozoan diversity, distribution and blooms: Implications of jellyfish outbreaks to the environment and human welfare in Malaysia. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 39, 17. doi: 10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101444
  20. Du, J. G., Loh, K. H., Then, A. Y. H., Zheng, X. Q., Peristiwady, T., Rizman-Idid, M., Alias, M. (2019). First record of the dotted grouper Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck Schlegel, 1843) (Perciformes, Serranidae) in Malaysia. Zookeys(861), 107-118. doi:10.3897/zookeys.861.34043
  21. Hartstein, N. D., Maxey, J. D., Loo, J. C. H., Then, A. Y. H. (2019). Drivers of deep water renewal in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania. Journal of Marine Systems, 199, 12. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2019.103226
  22. Kuit, S. H., Ponnampalam, L. S., Ng, J. E., Chong, V. C., Then, A. Y. H. (2019). Distribution and habitat characteristics of three sympatric cetacean species in the coastal waters of Matang, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(10), 1681-1696. doi:10.1002/aqc.3121
  23. Lee, S. L., Chong, V. C., Then, A. Y. H. (2019). Fish Trophodynamics in Tropical Mudflats: a Dietary and Isotopic Perspective. Estuaries and Coasts, 42(3), 868-889. doi:10.1007/s12237-019-00519-z
Others
  1. Tan HY, ZY Goh, KH Loh , Amy YH Then, H Omar, SW Chang. (2021). Cephalopod species identification using integrated analysis of machine learning and deep learning approaches. PeerJ 9:e11825 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11825
  2. Du JG, KH Loh, Amy Then YH, Zheng XQ, Teguh P, Rizman I, Alias M (2019). First record of the dotted grouper Epinephelus epistictus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) (Perciformes, Serranidae) in Malaysia. ZooKeys, 861: 107-118
  3. Hartstein, N. D., Maxey, J. D., Loo, J. C. H., & Then, A. T. Y. (2019). Drivers of deep water renewal in Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania. Journal of Marine Systems.
  4. Kuit, S. H., Ponnampalam, L. S., Ng, J. E., Chong, V. C., & Then, A. Y. H. Distribution and habitat characteristics of three sympatric cetacean species in the coastal waters of Matang, Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.
  5. M.F. Adame, R.M. Zakaria, B. Fry, V.C. Chong, Y.H.A. Then, C.J. Brown, S.Y. Lee. (2018). Loss and recovery of carbon and nitrogen after mangrove clearing. Ocean and Coastal Management, 161, 117-126.
  6. Muhammad, S.I., Ramli, R. and Then, A. Y. (2018). Seasonality, habitat type and locality influenced bird assemblage structure in Nigeria. Ostrich, 2018: 1-11.
  7. Song, S.L., Yong, H.S., Loh, K.H., Lim, P.E., Amy Then, Y.H. & Eamsobhana, P. (2018). Mitogenome of Gymnothorax minor and phylogenetic relationship with its congeners and related genera (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Sains Malaysiana. 47(10), 2411-2423.
  8. Ali NM, Khan HA, Then AY, Ving Ching C, Gaur M, Dhillon SK. (2017) Fish Ontology framework for taxonomy-based fish recognition. PeerJ 5:e3811 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3811
  9. Then, A.Y., Hoenig, J. M., Huynh, Q. C. (2017). Estimating fishing and natural mortality rates, and catchability coefficient, from a series of observations on mean length and fishing effort. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsx177, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsx177.
  10. Hoenig, J. M., Then, A. Y., Babcock, E., Hall, N. G., Hewitt, D., and Hesp, A. 2016 (in press). The logic of comparative life history studies for estimating key parameters, with a focus on natural mortality rate. ICES Journal of Marine Science.
  11. Loh KH, KT Shao, HM Chen, CH Chen, PL Loo, Then AYH, PE Lim, VC Chong, KN Shen & CD Hsiao. (2016). Complete mitochondrial genome of two moray eels of Gymnothorax formosus and Scuticaria tigrina (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 27(4): 2651-2652. Epub doi: 10.3109/19401736.2015.1043530
  12. Loh KH, KT Shao, HM Chen, CH Chen, PL Loo, Then AYH, PE Lim, VC Chong, KN Shen & CD Hsiao. (2016). Next generation sequencing yields the complete mitochondrial genome of the Enchelynassa canina (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 27(4): 2431-2432 doi:10.3109/19401736.2015.1030629
  13. Then, A. Y., Hoenig, J. M., Gedamke, T., Ault, J. S. 2015. Comparison of Two Length-Based Estimators of Total Mortality: A Simulation Approach. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
  14. Then, A. Y., Hoenig, J. M., Gedamke, T., and Ault, J.S. 2015. Comparison of two length-based estimators of total mortality: a simulation approach. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144 (6): 1206 1219. doi: 10.1080/00028487.2015.1077158.
  15. Then, A. Y., Hoenig, J. M., Hall, N. G., Hewitt, D. A. 2015. Evaluating the predictive performance of empirical estimators of natural mortality rate using information on over 200 fish species. Ices Journal of Marine Science
  16. Then, A. Y., Hoenig, J. M., Hall, N. G., Hewitt, D. 2014. Evaluating the predictive performance of empirical estimators of natural mortality rate using information on over 200 fish species. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu136.
  17. Ailloud, L. E., Smith, M. W., Then, A. Y., Omori, K. L., Ralph, G. M., Hoenig, J. M. 2014. Properties of age compositions and mortality estimates derived from cohort slicing of length data. ICES Journal of Marine Science. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu088.
  18. Smith, M.W., Then, A.Y., Wor, C., Ralph, G., Pollock, K.H., Hoenig, J.M., 2012. Recommendations for Catch-Curve Analysis. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32 (5): 956 967
Books
  1. Maycock, B., Then, A. Y.-H., Taufek, N. M., Mills, D. J., & Blackford, K. (2023). Food from the ocean. In Oceans and Human Health (pp. 71 101). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-323-95227-9.00022-1
  2. Salleh, A., Haron, N. W., Yacob, S., Then, A. Y., Moh, H. H. (Eds.) (2017). Proceedings of the Klang Islands Seminar: Discovering Biodiversity & Sustaining Socio-Economic Benefits. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: University Malaya Press.
Chapter in Books
  1. Maycock, B., Then, A.Y.H., Mohd Taufek, N., Mills, D. J., Blackford, K., 2023. Food from the Ocean. In Fleming, L., Creencia, L. B. A., Gerwick, W. H., Goh, H. C., Gribble, M. O., Maycock, B., & Solo-Gabriele, H. (Eds.), Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts (pp. 71-101). Academic Press.
  2. Ali, M. N., Then, A. Y., & Dhillon, S. K. 2016. Challenges in Creating Online Biodiversity Repositories With Taxonomic Classification. In: Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, 2018, ISBN 9780128096338, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.20199-4.
  3. Sasekumar, A., Then, Y. A., & Moh, H.H. 2005. Vegetation, forestry and conservation of Selangor Mangrove Forests. In: A. Sasekumar, V.C. Chong (Editors), Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia. Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 55-65.
Other Publications
  1. Broszeit, S., Hattam, C., Langmead, O., Praptiwi, R.A., Creencia, L., Then, A.Y.H., Lim, V.C., Hau, T.D., Edwards-Jones, A., Austen, M.C., 2022. Ecosystem service provision by marine habitats in South-east Asia. PML Publishing, Plymouth, UK. 121pp. doi: 10.17031/qte-y357 - Case Study
  2. Then, A.Y. H. Shark and Ray Recovery Factsheet 1: Smalltooth sawfish recovery in Florida, USA. Recovery Toolkit Series by Shark and Ray Recovery Initiative. - Case Study
  3. 3.Chee, S. Y., Firth, L. B., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Then, A. Y. H., 2021. Integrated Greening of Grey Infrastructure (IGGI) to Enhance Biodiversity on Engineered Shorelines in Malaysia. 2 p. Published by: Universiti Sains Malaysia, University of Plymouth, Universiti Malaya. https://doi.org/10.24382/ekvq-y318. - Policy Briefs
  4. Chee, S. Y., McQuatters-Gollop, A., Firth, L. B., Then, A. Y. H., 2021. Implementing Nature-based Solutions for Enhancing Coastal Resilience in Malaysia. 2 p. Published by: Universiti Sains Malaysia, University of Plymouth, Universiti Malaya. https://doi.org/10.24382/djrz-p707. - Policy Briefs
  5. Cheung, V., Bell, A., Creencia, L., Fleming, L. E., Goh, H. C., Maharja, C., Morrissey, K., Richter, I., Then, A. Y. H., Austen, M. C. 2021. Blue Communities in Southeast Asia. Environmental Scientist 30.1, 96-102. https://www.the-ies.org/resources/creating-sustainable-future. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)
  6. Affendi, Y.A., Ooi, J.L.S, Yusri, Y.,Then, A.H.Y, Goh H.C., Hong C.W., Rosman, A., Izarenah, M.R., Abd Muntalib, J. 2017. Potential new areas to be gazetted as Johor Marine Park. Department of Marine Park Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. - Technical Report
  7. Jillian et al 2017. Status Report on The Marine Environment of The Mersing Marine Park Islands, And Indicative Proposal for A Marine Protected Area Network. Department of Marine Park Malaysia. - Technical Report

RESEARCH INTEREST


  • AN INVESTIGATION OF THE POPULATION DYNAMICS, STOCK STRUCTURE AND FISHERY STATUS OF RAYS (ORDER: RAJIFORMES) IN MALAYSIA (rays, population dynamics, fishery, Malaysia)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2023 - 2024, Government Agency
    Socio-ecological And Economic Impacts Of Climate Change On Malaysian Fisheries And Food Security Fasa 1 ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2021 - 2024, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Multi-taxa environmental DNA reference database for coastal resource management of Malaysia s mangrove ecosystems, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2016 - 2017, Private Funding
    Humpback Dolphin Social Ecology Under Anthropogenic Threats in Langkawi, Malaysia ( -Team Member)
  4. 2015 - 2015, UM
    IOES-DOF Special Grant for 'Malaysian Demersal Resource Survey Off Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan' ( Consultant)
Private
  1. 2022 - 2024, Private Funding
    Student Empowerment In Climate Action In Sabah (seca) ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2021 - 2023, Private Funding
    Seahorses: Traditional Medicine, Cultural Values & Trade In Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  3. 2022 - 2023, Private Funding
    Clarifying Genetic Structure And Biology Of Endangered Hammerhead Shark And Wedgefish In Peninsula Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2022 - 2023, Private Funding
    Environmental Dna (edna) Metabarcoding Illuminates The Diversity Of Sharks And Rays ( Co-Researcher)
  5. 2022 - 2022, CIMB Foundation
    PROJEK MANGROVE CONSERVATION INITIATIVE, CIMB Foundation ( Co-Researcher)
  6. 2020 - 2021, Private Funding
    Assessment Of Marine Megafauna By Catch In Peninsular Malaysia, With Focus On Endangered Sharks And Rays ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  7. 2018 - 2020, Private Funding
    Historical Baseline Of Sharks In Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  8. 2018 - 2020, Private Funding
    Freshwater Stingray Where Are You? Tracking Freshwater Stringray Through Environmental Dna From Major Rivers In Peninsular Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
International
  1. 2020 - 2023, International Funding
    Nexus Action For Mangroves In Selangor, Malaysia: Protection Through Value Creation For Community-public-private Parnerships (nexams) ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2021 - 2023, International Funding
    Population Structure And Fishery Threats Of Endangered Rhynchobatus Australiae In Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  3. 2022 - 2023, International Funding
    Seahorses: Traditional Medicine, Cultural Values And Trade In Malaysia ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2022 - 2023, International Funding
    Empowering Malaysian Future Leaders In Coastal Ocean Actionable And Sustainable Teaching And Research (coastar) ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2018 - 2022, International Funding
    Gcrf Building Capacity For Sustainable Interactions With Marine Ecosystems For Health, Wellbeing, Food And Livelihoods Of Coastal Communities ( Co-Researcher)
  6. 2019 - 2022, International Funding
    Addressing Challenges Of Coastal Communities Through Ocean Research For Developing Economics (accord) - "using Nexus Thinking To Empower Community-based Management Of Mangrove Fisheries" Project (netcom-accord) ( Co-Researcher)
  7. 2021 - 2022
    Blue Carbon Finance in Malaysia, Plymouth Polytechnic, Plymouth, UK ( Co-Researcher)
  8. 2019 - 2021, International Funding
    Understanding The Socio-ecological Systems In The Tun Mustapha Park (tmp), Sabah, Malaysia Through The Local Communities' Perspectives ( Co-Researcher)
  9. 2017 - 2019, International Funding
    Using Nexus Thinking To Empower Community-based Management Of Mangrove Fisheries ( Co-Researcher)
  10. 2016 - 2018, MRUN-IRU
    Securing mangrove ecosystem services from restored mangroves - lessons from the managed Matang forests, Malaysia ( Consultant)

CONSULTANCY PROJECT


  • Penang Transport Master Plan: Fishermen Taskforce Activities: Noise Pollution On Fish Study, FANLI MARINE AND CONSULTANCY SON. BHD., Consultant
    01 Mar 2021 - 30 Dec 2022 (National)
  • Sri Recovery Case Studies, WWF Hong Kong, Consultant
    01 Sep 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 (International)
  • Consultant, Mapping Mangrove Biodiversity in Pulau Indah, Central Spectrum Sdn Bhd
    01 Dec 2020 - 01 Dec 2021 (National)

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SPEAKER
  1. Monitoring mangrove biodiversity using eDNA dan DNA barcode, Summer Course 2023, Center of Excellence for Mangrove Universitas Sumatera Utara (International) (30 Aug 2023 - 03 Sep 2023)
  2. The Climate Tale of Malaysian Demersal vs Pelagic Fisheries, GCRF Blue Communities 4th Annual Meeting, GCRF Blue Communities (International) (21 Jul 2021 - 21 Jul 2021)
  3. NbS and the Role of Mangroves, Launch of Policy Briefs: NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS (NBS) & INTEGRATED GREENING OF GREY INFRASTRUCTURE (IGGI), NexAMS, Universiti Malaya, University Sains Malaysia, University of Plymouth (International) (17 May 2021 - 17 May 2021)
  4. Mangrove, Macroinvertebrates & Men: Recent Insights on Mangrove Restoration and Conservation, MyMangrove Monthly Discourse, The Malaysian Mangrove Research Alliance and Network (MyMangrove) (National) (17 Sep 2019 - 17 Sep 2019)
  5. Multi-stakeholder participation in future planning for mangroves in the Klang Islands, Malaysia, PML Seminar Series , Plymouth Marine Laboratory (International) (06 Jul 2018 - 06 Jul 2018)
  6. Trawl Ban and Implications on Malaysian Fisheries, MSMS/IOES Seminar 2016, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences and Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (National) (26 Feb 2016 - 26 Feb 2016)
EVENT ORGANISER
  1. NA, The Klang Islands Seminar, Secretary (National) (16 Dec 2014 - 16 Dec 2014)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. INTEGRATED MANGROVE RESEARCH FOR BIODIVERSITY ASSESSMENT AND RESTORATION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, 6th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB 2023), CEMACS, USM (International) (02 Jul 2023 - 05 Jul 2023)
  2. Crabs and Gastropods as Indicators of Faunal Recovery in Replanted Tropical Mangroves Using a Triple Isotopic Approach, Mangrove Macrobenthos & Management (MMM5) 2019, National University of Singapore (International) (01 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019)
  3. K-nearest neighbors method for prediction of natural mortality rates , 30th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium, Alaska Sea Grant (International) (12 May 2015 - 15 May 2015)
POSTER PRESENTER
  1. Gear-specific catch profile and trends of decline in sharks and rays of Peninsular Malaysia as revealed by fisher s knowledge, 6th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6), IMCC6 Organizing Committee (International) (24 Aug 2020 - 27 Aug 2020)
  2. Socio-ecological Dimensions of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Rapidly Urbanized Klang Islands Implications for Mangrove Management in Southeast Asia, Mangrove Macrobenthos & Management (MMM5) 2019, National University of Singapore (International) (01 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019)
PRESENTER
  1. STABLE ISOTOPES TRACK MACROBENTHIC FOOD WEB CHANGES IN A CHRONOSEQUENCE OF REPLANTED TROPICAL MANGROVE STANDS, Third International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat, Bulletin of Marine Science (International) (12 Nov 2018 - 14 Nov 2018)
  2. LONG TERM MONITORING OF BENTHIC FISHERIES RESOURCES IN THE EAST JOHOR MARINE PROTECTED AREA USING DATA-POOR METHODS, HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MARINE PROTECTED AREAS TOWARDS SUSTENANCE AND CONSERVATION SUCCESS , Johor National Park Corporation, Department of Marine Parks Malaysia, MareCet Research Organisation  (International) (09 Oct 2017 - 10 Oct 2017)
  3. Biology of Select Demersal Fishes of the East Coast of Peninsula Malaysia (ECPM), Colloquim on the Study of the Malaysian Demersal Marine Resources 2013-2016, Department of Fisheries Malaysia (National) (27 Sep 2016 - 28 Sep 2016)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
  1. Nature-based Solutions and Climate Change, 471h Annual General Meeting (AGM) of EPSM, EPSM (National) (26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021)
OTHERS
  1. NA, South China Sea Species By-Catch Conservation Assessment Workshop, Old Dominion University IUCN Marine Biodiversity Unit (MBU) and the Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA) (International) (20 May 2015 - 23 May 2015)
  2. NA, Workshop on Bayesian Modelling , Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia (International) (24 Nov 2014 - 26 Nov 2014)
  3. NA, Second BOBLME Ecosystem Characterisation and the EBSA identification preparatory workshops, BOBLME Project and CSIRO (International) (03 Nov 2014 - 06 Nov 2014)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2023) Reviewer, Marine Biology, International, (Reviewer)
  2. (2023) Panel Assessor: Universiti Malaya Research Excellence Grant (Umreg) 2023, National, (Internal Assessor)
  3. (2023) Reviewer, Journal of Fish Biology, International, (Reviewer)
  4. (2023) Internal Examiner, Thesis of Ms Student Pui Kiat Hoo (S2001042/1) Titled 'Morphological and Molecular Divergences Among Possibly Distinct Taxonomic Groups in Timonius Sensulato (Rubiaceae: Guettardeae) in The Malay Peninsula', University, (Internal Examiner)
  5. (2023) Panel Assessor, Candidature Defense of Mohd Ikmal Shafiq Rosli ( 17089244/3 )(Mphil), University, (Internal Assessor)
  6. (2023) Reviewer, Hydrobiologia, International, (Reviewer)
  7. (2023) Evaluator, Biosymposium 2023, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  8. (2023) Proposal Evaluator, National Conservation Trust Fund Fornatural Resources (Nctf) 2023 (UM Level), National, (Internal Evaluator)
  9. (2022) External Assessor, Umt Manuscript On Horseshoe Crab, National, (External Assessor)
  10. (2022) Reviewer, Malaysian Journal of Science Article On 'Gap and Bibliometric Analyses of Macroinvertebrates in Malaysia'', National, (Reviewer)
  11. (2022) Reviewer, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (Mtsf), National, (External Evaluator)
  12. (2022) Reviewer, Ifremer Post Doctoral Grant Application, International, (External Assessor)
  13. (2021) External Reviewer, Ms Thesis Titled 'Development and Succession of Macrofouling Organisms On Artificial Structure in The Shallow Coastal Waters of Sabah, Malaysia', University, (External Examiner)
  14. (2021) Reviewer, 1st International Conference for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development 2021 (Ibiosdg2021), International, (Reviewer)
  15. (2021) Reviewer, Carbon Sources Supporting Macrobenthic Crustaceans in Tropical Eastern Pacific Mangroves, International, (Reviewer)
  16. (2021) Internal Examiner, Phd Thesis Titled 'Diversity, Abundance and Anthropogenic Impacts On Fish Larvae in Klang Strait', University, (Internal Examiner)
  17. (2020) Reviewer, peer evaluation of proposals for UM Faculty Research Grant 2020, (Reviewer)
  18. (2018) Co-Editor, Bulletin of Marine Science, (Scientific Committee)
  19. (2018) Reviewer, Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, (Reviewer)
  20. (2018) Internal Examiner, PhD thesis titled 'LARVAL DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY OF THE STALKED BARNACLES, GENUS Octolasmi (CIRRIPEDIA: THORACICA:POECILASMATIDAE)', (Internal Examiner)
  21. (2018) Reviewer, Journal of Fish Biology, (Reviewer)
  22. (2018) Internal Examiner: MSc student titled " Temporal Variation of pCO2 in Tropical Coastal Waters and Effect on Bacterial Growth Efficiency" , (Internal Examiner)
  23. (2018) Reviewer, ICES Journal of Marine Science, (Reviewer)
  24. (2018) Section Editor, Bulletin of Marine Science
  25. (2017) Co-PI, GCRF Blue Communities MY, (CO-PI)
  26. (2016) Internal Examiner: PhD thesis titled 'Distribution, Acoustic Signatures and Sound Producing Mechanisms of Syngnathid Fishes in Malaysian Waters' , (Internal Examiner)
  27. (2016) Reviewer for Ocean Journal Science, (Reviewer)
  28. (2016) Reviewer for ICES Journal of Marine Science, (Reviewer)
  29. (2015) MSc thesis titled 'TAXONOMY OF DASYATID STINGRAYS (MYLIOBATIFORMES) AND A STUDY OF THEIR NEARSHORE ECOLOGY IN SELANGOR (MALAYSIA)', (Internal Examiner)
  30. (2014) Reviewer for Zoological Studies, (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2023) Resource Person, National Plan of Action for Shark 3, National, (Resource Person)
  2. (2023) Consultant, Feasibility Study On Marine Needs Assessment for Malaysia, National, (Expert Advisor)
  3. (2023) Principal Consultant (Researcher), Proposal for Marine Protected Area for Pulau Layang-Layang, National, (Technical Advisor)
  4. (2023) Principal Researcher, Msms-Dof Joint Proposal On Marine Protected Area for Pulau Layang Layang, National, (Technical Advisor)
  5. (2023) Malaysian Principal Investigator, Core-and-Network System Malaysia, International, (Resource Person)
  6. (2022) Expert Input, Wwf-Malaysia Shark and Ray Research and Conservation Programmes, National, (Expert Advisor)
  7. (2020) Annual Meeting, GCRF Blue Communities, International
  8. (2020) Mapping Mangrove Biodiversity in Pulau Indah, Central Spectrum
  9. (2019) Department of Environment Consultant Registration Scheme, Department of Environment
  10. (2018) Co-Organizer, Third International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat, Bulletin of Marine Science, University of Miami
  11. (2017) Co-Researcher: Using Nexus Thinking to Empower Community-Based Management of Mangrove Fishery, Newton Ungku Omar Fund
  12. (2015) South China Sea Species By-Catch Conservation Assessment Workshop, Old Dominion University IUCN Marine Biodiversity Unit (MBU) and the Global Marine Species Assessment
  13. (2014) Transboundary Resources Assessment Committee: Georges Bank Yellowtail Flounder Empirical Approach Benchmark , Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Contribution to event
  1. (2023) Co-Organizer & Facilitator, Rapid Introductory Workshop to Edna Application, National, (Event Organiser)
  2. (2023) Scientific Committee Chair, International, (Event Organiser)
  3. (2023) Secretariat Member (Hospitality), International, (Event Organiser)
  4. (2023) Session Champion - Socio Economic Consequences, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  5. (2021) Participant, Cop26 Science Call to Action Workshop, International, (Participant)
  6. (2021) Expert Panelist, 2nd Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Expert Group Consultation Workshop 2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
Media appearance
  1. (2022) Content Co-Developer and Interviewee, Bite Size Action Climate Podcast On Ocean & Climate Change, National, (Interview)
  2. (2022) Shark and Ray Research Highlights On Radio Television Malaysia Lensa Ipt, National, (Interview)
  3. (2021) Fisheries Expert, Review of Seaspiracy Documentary, International, (Interview)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2023) Biology and Population Genetics of Selected Coastal Elasmobranchs in Malaysian Waters, LIM KEAN CHONG
  2. (2023) SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTER-GROUP AFFILIATIONS OF INDO-PACIFIC HUMPBACK DOLPHINS (Sousa chinensis) IN THE LANGKAWI ARCHIPELAGO AND ADJACENT WATERS, TEOH ZHI YI
  3. (2022) Abundance, population structure, site fidelity, and trophic role of juvenile Blacktip reef sharks at Chagar Hutang bay, Redang Island, Nicholas Tolen (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (Umt))
  4. (2020) SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTER-GROUP AFFILIATIONS OF INDO-PACIFIC HUMPBACK DOLPHINS (Sousa chinensis) IN THE LANGKAWI ARCHIPELAGO AND ADJACENT WATERS, TEOH ZHI YI
  5. (2020) ECOLOGY OF COASTAL DELPHINIDS IN THE MATANG MANGROVE FOREST RESERVE AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS, KUIT SUI HYANG
  6. (2020) Biology and population genetics of selected coastal elasmobranchs in Malaysian waters, LIM KEAN CHONG
  7. (2020) ECOLOGY OF INDO-PACIFIC HUMPBACK DOLPHINS (Sousa chinensis) AND IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS (Orcaella brevirostris) IN THE MATANG MANGROVES AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA, KUIT SUI HYANG
  8. (2019) ECOLOGY OF SCYPHOZOAN JELLYFISH IN THE KLANG STRAIT AND ADJACENT WATERS, WAN MOHD SYAZWAN BIN WAN SOLAHUDIN
  9. (2019) SPATIOTEMPORAL UTILIZATION AND FEEDING HABITS OF FISH COMMUNITY IN KLANG COASTAL MUDFLATS, MALAYSIA, LEE SOON LOONG
  10. (2017) THE EFFECTS OF SEASONALITY, LANDSCAPE VARIABLES AND ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES IN STRUCTURING BIRD COMMUNITY IN DUTSE, NIGERIA, SULAIMAN INUWA MUHAMMAD
  11. (2017) SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTER-GROUP AFFILIATIONS OF INDO-PACIFIC HUMPBACK DOLPHINS (Sousa chinensis) IN THE LANGKAWI ARCHIPELAGO AND ADJACENT WATERS, TEOH ZHI YI
  12. (2017) ECOLOGY OF COASTAL CETACEANS IN THE MATANG MANGROVE FOREST RESERVE AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS, KUIT SUI HYANG
  13. (2017) Biology and population genetics of selected coastal elasmobranchs in Malaysian waters, LIM KEAN CHONG
  14. (2014) THE EFFECT OF SPATIO-TEMPORAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES ON BIRD DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE IN DUTSE, JIGAWA, NIGERIA, SULAIMAN INUWA MUHAMMAD
Master
  1. (2023) BIOLOGY, TAXONOMY AND GENETIC STRUCTURE OF BUTTERFLY RAYS (FAMILY GYMNURIDAE) IN MALAYSIA, AMANDA LEUNG JHU XHIN
  2. (2023) SEAHORSES: TRADITIONAL MEDICINE, CULTURAL VALUES AND TRADE IN MALAYSIA, REANA NG MAY YEN
  3. (2023) Feasibility assessment for starting a community-led blue carbon project in Malaysia, MARYAM JAMILAH BINTI MOHD HAFIZ
  4. (2022) DNA Barcoding of mangrove-associated fish, YUE JIA LEE
  5. (2022) DNA Barcoding Of Mangrove-Associated Crustaceans In Malaysia, YEE MAY CHIN
  6. (2020) COMPARISON OF OTOLITH AND SCALE FOR AGE ESTIMATION IN CAPTIVE BRED ASIAN AROWANA FROM MALAYSIA, AMANDA LEUNG JHU XHIN
  7. (2019) COMPARISON OF OTOLITH AND SCALE FOR AGE ESTIMATION IN CAPTIVE BRED ASIAN AROWANA FROM MALAYSIA, AMANDA LEUNG JHU XHIN
  8. (2017) INTERDEPENDENCIES OF MANGROVES AND FISHERIES PRODUCTION IN THE KLANG ISLANDS, JENNICE YAP SHU EE
  9. (2016) ONTOLOGY DRIVEN FISH DATA STORAGE AND MANIPULATION, MOHD NAJIB BIN MOHD ALI
  10. (2014) Ontology Driven Fish Data Storage And Manipulation, Mohd Najib Bin Mohd Ali (SGR140026)
  11. (2014) ONTOLOGY DRIVEN FISH DATA STORAGE AND MANIPULATION, MOHD NAJIB BIN MOHD ALI
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2023) Sociodemographic Profile of Small Scale Fishers in East Johor and Vulnerability To Climate Change
  2. (2023) Profiling of Small Scale Fisheries and Climate Change Impacts in East Johor
  3. (2023) Morphological and Molecular Analyses of Key Mangrove Fish Families
  4. (2023) Crustacean Diversity and Abundance in Lower and Upper Shores of Kuala Selangor Mangroves
  5. (2023) Assessing Community Structure of Predatory Fish Using Baited Remote Underwater Video at Islands of Northern Terengganu
  6. (2023) Practices, Vennessa Kuek Weng Yan
  7. (2022) Temporal dynamics of pelagic oxygen consumption rate in Tasik Aman, Petaling Jaya
  8. (2022) SPECIES AND GENETIC DIVERSITY OF MANGROVE GASTROPODS IN MALAYSIA WITH FOCUS ON SUNGAI SELANGOR
  9. (2022) SPECIES AND GENETIC DIVERSITY OF MANGROVE FISHES IN MALAYSIA WITH FOCUS ON SUNGAI SELANGOR
  10. (2022) SPECIES AND GENETIC DIVERSITY OF MANGROVE CRUSTACEANS IN MALAYSIA WITH FOCUS ON SUNGAI SELANGOR
  11. (2022) Distribution, biology, and fishery threats of rhino rays in Peninsula Malaysia
  12. (2022) DISTRIBUTION, BIOLOGY, AND FISHERY THREATS OF COASTAL SHARKS IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
  13. (2022) Industrial Training, Ahmad Suhail, Nur Hannan Amelin
  14. (2021) Usage of Seahorse in Traditional Medicine in Malaysia
  15. (2021) SIGHTINGS AND BYCATCH OF MARINE MEGAFAUNA BY LOCAL FISHERS ON THE EAST COAST OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
  16. (2021) SEAHORSE TRADE ON ONLINE PLATFORMS IN MALAYSIA
  17. (2021) INFAUNA OF KLANG ISLANDS MANGROVE FOREST RESERVE DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION
  18. (2021) EPIFAUNA OF KLANG ISLAND MANGROVE FOREST RESERVE DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION

TEACHING


Bachelor
  1. (2021) SIE3011 - Fisheries and Aquaculture
  2. (2021) SIE3004 - Quantitative Ecology
  3. (2021) SIX1016 - Statistics
  4. (2020) SIE2012 - Aquatic Ecology
  5. (2016) SHEE3332 - Fisheries Ecology and Management
  6. (2015) SHEE2125 - Quantitative Ecology
  7. (2015) SHEE3332 - Fisheries Ecology and Management

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Judge, 28th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, (14 Dec 2023 - 15 Dec 2023) (International)
  • Guest Speaker, Biosymposium 2023, (12 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023) (University)
  • Facilitator, Precision Intervention Program 2023, Faculty of Science, (12 May 2023 - 29 Dec 2023) (University)
  • Wwf-Malaysia&Rsquo;S External Evaluator, (15 Mar 2023 - 15 Mar 2023) (National)
  • Panellist, Wwf-Malaysia’S 50th Anniversary Conservation Conference, (02 Nov 2022 - 03 Nov 2022) (National)
  • Guest Lecturer, Oqeanous Plus Short-Term Programme, (25 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022) (International)
  • Resource Expert, Media Commentary On Seaspiracy Documentary, (27 Apr 2021 - 27 Apr 2021) (National)
  • Guest Speaker for The Shark Movie Marathon Organised by World Wildlife Fund (Wwf) Malaysia, (29 Apr 2016 - 29 Apr 2016)

COURSE ATTENDED


External Course
INTERNATIONAL
  1. Transdisciplinarity for Early caReer Researchers in Asia School, Online (05 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021)