Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS
BIOGRAPHY

Dr Jillian Ooi started out as an environmental social scientist but shifted to studying marine plants after finding herself drawn to the sea. She studied the effects of disturbance on tropical seaweeds for her Master in Environmental Management degree at Universiti Malaya and then went on to pursue a PhD in Seagrass Biogeography on an Endeavour International Postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Western Australia. Under the supervision of Professor Gary Kendrick and the late Dr Kimberly Van Niel, Jillian worked on the spatial patterns and ecology of subtidal seagrass meadows in the Johor islands, where she fell irrevocably under the spell of these undervalued but extremely important ecosystems.

Returning to Malaysia in 2012, Jillian tried to increase the public profile of seagrass in Malaysia by directing her work toward understanding how seagrass meadows function as habitats and feeding grounds for fish, dugongs, and invertebrates. She works closely with industry and conservation partners to pass on scientific findings in her field for implementation and public outreach on the ground, and is optimistic that public affection for seagrass will grow the more science reveals about these remarkable plants. Her work on surveying and mapping marine ecosystems, including seagrass, have contributed to strengthened protection for the Tioman island marine park (2007) and the proposed gazettement of eight new marine park islands in Mersing (2017). In her current projects, Jillian seeks to understand the environmental requirements for different seagrass species so that we may conserve them better, and to develop restoration techniques for coral reef and seagrass ecosystems.

When she is not underwater watching grass grow, Jillian is the Artistic Director and Music Director of Rhythm in Bronze, an award-winning contemporary gamelan ensemble based in Kuala Lumpur. Founded in 1997, Rhythm in Bronze is known for its pioneering efforts in showcasing the Malay gamelan as its main medium of musical expression. Jillian’s music direction and compositions for the gamelan have won awards and/or received nominations at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, which celebrates outstanding performances in music, dance, theatre and musical theatre in Malaysia. She considers the Sea her main source of musical inspiration. 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Faculty Coordinator, Graduate Employability, Faculty, 01/06/2021 to present
  • Associate Member for Visibility Activities, Frontiers of the Natural World Research Cluster, University Malaya, 23/04/2021 to present
  • Committee Member, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Committee (JKIT)., University Malaya, 01/10/2020 to present
  • Course Coordinator (Biogeography), Faculty, 25/02/2021 to 01/07/2021
  • Course Coordinator (Quantitative Environmental Methods and Techniques), Faculty, 25/02/2021 to 10/07/2021
  • Course Coordinator (Environmental Ethics), Faculty, 25/02/2021 to 10/07/2021
  • Facilitator, UM Transformation Plan, Phase 4, University Malaya, 13/10/2020 to 13/10/2020
  • Facilitator, UM Transformation Plan, Phase 3, University Malaya, 01/10/2020 to 01/10/2020
  • Facilitator, UM Transformation Lab, University Malaya, 02/09/2020 to 04/09/2020
  • Facilitator, Research Impact Planning Development Workshop, University Malaya, 14/07/2020 to 15/07/2020
  • Co-Facilitator, UM Scenario Planning, University Malaya, 11/06/2020 to 02/07/2020
  • Physical Geography Lab Coordinator, Faculty, 01/02/2019 to 31/01/2020
  • Committee member, Department of Geography Postgraduate Committee, Faculty, 01/02/2019 to 31/01/2020
  • Dept of Geography Representative to the Jawatankuasa Pengajian Ijazah Tinggi Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Faculty, 01/01/2019 to 31/01/2020
  • Jawatankuasa Pengajian Ijazah Dasar Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Faculty, 01/10/2013 to 30/09/2017
  • University Review Committee for Undergraduate Programs in Environment, University Malaya, 14/09/2015 to 28/01/2016
  • Coordinator, Practicum for Geography and Environmental Studies undergraduates, Faculty, 05/12/2013 to 05/12/2015
  • Jawatankuasa Kurikulum Jabatan Geografi, Faculty, 18/11/2013 to 18/11/2015
  • Jawatankuasa Cadangan Ijazah Sarjana Jabatan Geografi, Faculty, 12/11/2013 to 12/11/2015
  • Jawatankuasa Kursus Jalinan Masyarakat Fakulti Sastera dan Sains Sosial, Faculty, 01/11/2013 to 01/09/2015
  • Coordinator, Physical Geography Laboratory, Faculty, 02/01/2013 to 02/01/2015
  • Jawatankuasa Buku Panduan, Faculty, 16/05/2012 to 01/09/2015
  • Jawatankuasa Jadual Waktu, Kuliah dan Peperiksaan Sesi 2013/2014, Faculty, 09/02/2013 to 10/02/2014
  • Panel Member, University of Malaya Disciplinary Authority, University Malaya, 26/03/2013 to 26/03/2013
  • Jawatankuasa Kursus Pra-Pekerjaan Universiti Malaya 2012, Faculty, 01/05/2012 to 01/07/2013
  • Jawatankuasa Jadual Waktu, Kuliah dan Peperiksaan Fakulti Sains, University Malaya, 09/02/2012 to 09/02/2013
  • Ecosystem Management Working Group, African-Asian Universities Development Network (AADUN)., University Malaya, 16/07/2012 to 17/07/2012
  • Jawatankuasa Pemeriksa untuk Peperiksaan Program Ijazah Dasar, Semester 1, 2 dan Khas, Sesi 2011/2012, University Malaya, 13/12/2011 to 03/09/2012
  • Department of Geography Coordinator for UM Alumni Homecoming Day 2008, Faculty, 02/02/2008 to 02/02/2008
  • Student Advisor,Geography Society, Department of Geography, University of Malaya , Faculty, 01/03/2005 to 01/01/2008
  • Department of Geography Quality Assurance IPTA Document Preparation Team, Faculty, 01/11/2007 to 05/12/2007
  • Coordinator - Secretarial Affairs (University of Malaya Maritime Research Centre), Faculty, 01/03/2005 to 01/03/2007
  • 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, 01/01/2006 to 20/09/2006
  • 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, 10/09/2005 to 13/09/2005
  • 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, 01/03/2005 to 29/09/2005
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD, Seagrass Biogeography (AUS), SEAGRASS BIOGEOGRAPHY(SEAGRASS BIOGEOGRAPHY), UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
  • M.TECH (Environmental Management) (UM), ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT(PENGURUSAN ALAM SEKITAR), UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • BA, Environmental Studies (UM), ARTS(PENGAJIAN ALAM SEKITAR), UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Scientific Advisory Council Member, Reef Check Malaysia, Advisory Board, 2020 to present (National)
  • Scientific Advisor, Kelab Alami Mukim Tanjung Kupang, Advisory Board, 2010 to present (National)
  • Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS), Committee Member, 2002 to 2022 (National)
  • Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, Member, 2017 to 2021 (National)
  • Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography (MJTG), Assistant Editor, 2019 to 2020 (International)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • Biogeography (Marine habitat mapping, species distribution modelling, functional habitat complexity)
  • Seagrass ecosystems (Seagrass spatial structure, habitat requirements, and ecosystem functions)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • ANEA3102 - ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • AID3013 - ENVIONMENTAL ETHICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • AID1006 - ENVIRONMENTAL QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • AID1001 - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • AID1006 - ENVIRONMENTAL QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 2 )
  • AIB1001 - PHYSICAL GOEGRAPHY: PROCESSES AND FORMS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • AID1001 - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • AID3008 - COLLOQUIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 1 )
  • AID3013 - ENVIONMENTAL ETHICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 2 )
  • AIB2001 - ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY SYSTEMS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • AID1001 - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • AIB1001 - PHYSICAL GOEGRAPHY: PROCESSES AND FORMS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • AID1006 - ENVIRONMENTAL QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • AIB1008 - BIOGEOGRAPHY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • AID3013 - ENVIONMENTAL ETHICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • AID2001 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • AIB1008 - BIOGEOGRAPHY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • ADEA1112 - PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY : PROCESSES AND FORMS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • AID1001 - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • ADEA3310 - BIOGEOGRAPHY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2005/2006 - 1 )
  • ANEA2112 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • ANEA1101 - THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 1 )
  • AID2006 - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT ANALYSIS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • ANEA2311 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2006/2007 - 2 )
  • ANEA2173 - STUDENT FIELDTRIP TO LANGKAWI, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2007/2008 - 3 )
  • ANEA2103 - SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2006/2007 - 1 )
  • ANEA3102 - ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • ADEA3310 - BIOGEOGRAPHY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2007/2008 - 1 )
  • AIB1008 - BIOGEOGRAPHY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 2 )
  • AID1001 - PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 1 )
  • ANEA3102 - ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 1 )
  • ANEA3102 - ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2006/2007 - 2 )
  • ANEA1105 - CONCEPTS AND ISSUES IN SUSTAINABILITY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • AIB1008 - BIOGEOGRAPHY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • AID1006 - ENVIRONMENTAL QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • AID1007 - CONCEPTS AND ISSUES IN SUSTAINABILITY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • AID1008 - BIOGEOGRAPHY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • ANEA1104 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUESIN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • ANEA2305 - TECHNIQUES OF ANALYSIS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • ANEA2103 - DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2005/2006 - 1 )
  • ANEA2305 - TECHNIQUES OF ANALYSIS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, First Degree (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • ANEA2311 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT: THEORY AND PRACTICE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2005/2006 - 2 )
  • AIB1001 - PHYSICAL GOEGRAPHY: PROCESSES AND FORMS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2022
    • Heng, HWK; Ooi, JLS; Affendi, YA; Alfian, AAK; Ponnampalam, LS (2022). Dugong feeding grounds and spatial feeding patterns in subtidal seagrass: A case study at Sibu Archipelago, Malaysia, ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE. 264(), . doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107670
    2021
    • Quek, Z. B. R., Zahn, G., Lee, N. L., Ooi, J. L. S., Lee, J. N., Huang, D. W., & Wainwright, B. J. (2021). Biogeographic structure of fungal communities in seagrass Halophilia ovalis across the Malay Peninsula. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 13(6), 871-877. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.13003
    • Muhamad, M. A. H., Hasan, R. C., Said, N. M., & Ooi, J. L. S. (2021). Seagrass habitat suitability model for Redang Marine Park using multibeam echosounder data: Testing different spatial resolutions and analysis window sizes. PloS one, 16(9), 26. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0257761
    • 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
    • Yan, B. C., Rabbani, G., Lee, N. L. Y., Ooi, J. L. S., Lee, J. N., Huang, D. W., & Wainwright, B. J. (2021). The microbiome of the seagrass Halophila ovalis: community structuring from plant parts to regional scales. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 87, 139-150. doi: 10.3354/ame01976
    • Asmar, N. F., Sim, J. O. L., Ghodieh, A., & Fauzi, R. (2021). Effect of Land UseLand Cover Changes on Estimated Potential Runoff in the Nablus Mountains Watersheds of Palestine: A Case Study. Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 49(5), 1067-1080. doi: 10.1007/s12524-020-01278-2
    • Sudo, K., Quiros, T., Prathep, A., Luong, C. V., Lin, H. J., Bujang, J. S., . . . Nakaoka, M. (2021). Distribution, Temporal Change, and Conservation Status of Tropical Seagrass Beds in Southeast Asia: 2000-2020. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 11. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.637722
    • Rabbani, G., Yan, B. C., Lee, N. L. Y., Ooi, J. L. S., Lee, J. N., Huang, D., & Wainwright, B. J. (2021). Spatial and Structural Factors Shape Seagrass-Associated Bacterial Communities in Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 11. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.659180
    2020
    • Du, J. G., Hu, W. J., Nagelkerken, I., Sangsawang, L., Loh, K. H., Ooi, J. L. S., . . . Chen, B. (2020). Seagrass meadows provide multiple benefits to adjacent coral reefs through various microhabitat functions. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 6(1), 8. doi: 10.1080/20964129.2020.1812433
    2019
    • Wainwright, B. J., Zahn, G. L., Zushi, J., Lee, N. L. Y., Ooi, J. L. S., Lee, J. N., Huang, D. W. Seagrass-associated fungal communities show distance decay of similarity that has implications for seagrass management and restoration. Ecology and Evolution, 10. doi:10.1002/ece3.5631
    • Quah, Y. X., Mohd Ismail, N. I., Ooi, J. L. S., Affendi, Y. A., Abd Manan, F., Teh, L. K., . . . Chai, T. T. (2019). Purification and identification of novel cytotoxic oligopeptides from soft coral Sarcophyton glaucum. Journal of Zhejiang University-Science B, 20(1), 59-70. doi:10.1631/jzus.B1700586
    • Du, J. G., Loh, K. H., Hu, W. J., Zheng, X. Q., Affendi, Y. A., Ooi, J. L. S., . . . Chan, A. A. (2019). An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Redang Islands, Malaysia. Biodiversity Data Journal, 7, 92. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.7.e47537
    2018
    • Fortes, M. D., Ooi, J. L. S., Tan, Y. M., Prathep, A., Bujang, J. S., Yaakub, S. M. (2018). Seagrass in Southeast Asia: a review of status and knowledge gaps, and a road map for conservation. Botanica Marina, 61(3), 269-288. doi:10.1515/bot-2018-0008
    • Quah, Y., Ismail, N. I. M., Ooi, J. L. S., Affendi, Y. A., Abd Manan, F., Wong, F. C., Chai, T. T. (2018). 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(1), 189-199. doi:10.1007/s10989-017-9604-6
    • Ho, N. A. J., Ooi, J. L. S., Affendi, Y. A., Chong, V. C. (2018). Influence of habitat complexity on fish density and species richness in structurally simple forereef seagrass meadows. Botanica Marina, 61(6), 547-557. doi:10.1515/bot-2017-0115
    2015
    • Ponnampalam, L. S., Izmal, J. H. F., Adulyanukosol, K., Ooi, J. L. S., Reynolds, J. E. (2015). Aligning conservation and research priorities for proactive species and habitat management: the case of dugongs Dugong dugon in Johor, Malaysia, Oryx. 49(4743-749), Article
    • Chai, T. T., Kwek, M. T., Ismail, N. I. M., Ooi, J. L. S., Amri, A. Y., Abd Manan, F., Law, Y. C., Wong, F. C. (2015). Antioxidant Activities of Methanol Extract and Solvent Fractions of Marine Macroalga, Avrainvillea erecta (Berkeley) A. Gepp and ES Gepp (Dichotomosiphonaceae), Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. 14(3), 503-509
    2014
    • Ooi, J. L. S., Van Niel, K. P., Kendrick, G. A., Holmes, K. W. (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), 11
    2012
    • Kendrick, G. A., Waycott, M., Carruthers, T. J. B., Cambridge, M. L., Hovey, R., Krauss, S. L., Lavery, P. S., Les, D. H., Lowe, R. J., Vidal, O. M. I., Ooi, J. L. S., Orth, R. J., Rivers, D. O., Ruiz-Montoya, L., Sinclair, E. A., Statton, J., van Dijk, J. K., Verduin, J. J. (2012). The Central Role of Dispersal in the Maintenance and Persistence of Seagrass Populations, Bioscience. 62(1), 56-65
    2011
    • Ooi, J. L. S., Kendrick, G. A., Van Niel, K. P. (2011). Effects of sediment burial on tropical ruderal seagrasses are moderated by clonal integration, Continental Shelf Research. 3119(1945-1954), Article
    • 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. 921(118-131), Article
    Refereed Journals
    2020
    • Najeh F. Asmar, Jillian Ooi, Ahmed Ra fat Ghodieh, Rosmadi Fauzi (2020). Geospatial analysis of the hydrological characteristics of Nablus Mountain Watersheds in Palestine. Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography, Volume 46: (1 & 2): 17-47. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2019
    • Ooi, J.L.S. and Lim, A.C.O. (2019). Seagrasses and Syngnathid fish of Pulau Sibu, Johor. The Malayan Nature Journal 71(3): 361-365. (SCOPUS)
    2018
    • Yaakub, S.M., Ooi, J.L.S, Buapet, P. and Unsworth, R.J. (2018). Seagrass research in Southeast Asia [Editorial]. Botanica Marina Special Issue, 61(3): 177-179. (WoS)
    2010
    • Ooi, J.L.S., 2010. State of our Oceans: Seagrass. Malaysian Naturalist, 63, 40-43 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2009
    • Du Hai Lian, Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, Rosmadi Fauzi & Phang Siew Moi (2009). Spatial patterns of seaweed distribution in Malaysia using GIS, Proc. SPIE / Volume 7145 / Water, Air, Climate, and Ecology, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7145, 71452H. (SCOPUS)
    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)
    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)
    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, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya.
    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 Maritime Research Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
    Book Chapter
    2021
    • Sultana, T., Mustafa, F.B., Ooi, J.L.S., Islam, M. R. (2021). Research with coastal people in Bangladesh: challenges and way forward. In Islam, M. R., Khan N. A., Ah, S.H.A.B., Wahab, H. A., & Hamidi, Mashitah (Eds), Field Guide for Research in Community Settings: Tools, Methods, Challenges and Strategies, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK.
    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
    Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
    2022
    • Ooi, J. (2022, June 9). Seagrasses are remarkable 'ecological engineers'. New Straits Times.
    2021
    • Ooi, J., Adilla M. F., Affendi Y. A. (2021) Introduction to Project PULIH - Teaser
    • Ooi, J., Adilla M. F., Affendi Y. A. (2021). Project PULIH: Mending Broken Reefs
    2015
    • Seagrass 101, Earth Matters, BFM Radio, aired on 11 May 2015.
    Other Media(Tape,Video,Internet)
    2019
    • Jillian Ooi, the Power and Potential of Seagrass, Programme: Earth Matters. Produced by Juliet Jacobs, BFM: the Business Station, Kuala Lumpur.
    2018
    • Dr Jillian Ooi Lean Sim - Australian by Degree, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia, produced by Small World Stories, Australia.
    2017
    • Jillian Ooi Lean Sim (2017). Seagrass meadows - Critical habitats for juvenile fish and dugongs in the east coast Johor islands. Asia Research News: 10 July 2017.
    Extended Abstract
    2017
    • Ooi, J.L.S., Goh, H.C., Then, A.Y.H. & Affendi, Y.A. (2017) Status report on the marine environment of the Mersing Marine Park Islands, and Indicative Proposal for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network, Book of Extended Abstracts, Department of Marine Park Malaysia Research Seminar 2017, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Kuala Terengganu. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    International Funding
  • Evaluation of Marine Biodiversity in Coastal Areas of Southeast Asia: Improving Precisions in Estimating Past Trajectory, Current Status and Future Forecasts. Project led by Professor Masahiro Nakaoka, Hokkaido University. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)., Consultant, 2020 - 2026 (International)
  • Top100 Kluster Penyelidikan Frontiers of the Natural World
  • Coral Reef Restoration: Developing Methods and Fundamental Baselines, Principal Investigator(PI), 2020 - 2021 (National)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Assessing the spatial distribution of shallow-water coral lifeforms and coral bleaching using consumer grade drone in relation to global warming. Grant led by the International Islamic University., Consultant, 2019 - 2021 (National)
  • Acoustic scattering from seagrass habitats for high resolution species distribution modelling. Grant led by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Consultant, 2017 - 2018 (National)
  • Purification and identification of antiproliferative and antiglucosidase peptides from Malaysian seagrasses, marine sponges and soft corals. Grant led by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman., Consultant, 2013 - 2015 (National)
  • Developing A Predictive Species Distribution Model For Seagrass (order: Alismatales) By Quantifying Species-environment Relationships In The Seas Of Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/09/2019 to 31/05/2023, Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia (KPM) (Government)
  • 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, Co-Researcher, 01/01/2019 to 31/03/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
  • Investigating Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions of Solid Waste Management among the Coastal Community of Bachok, Kelantan, Consultant, 2018 - 2019 (National)
  • Sustaining Coastal Habitat Functions and Ecosystem Services in a Changing Environment, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2019 (National)
  • Mapping Dugong Habitat And Understanding Dugong Feeding Habits In The Johor East Coast Islands, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2019 (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 (National)
  • Department of Marine Park Malaysia
  • 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, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2016, Department of Marine Park Malaysia (National)
  • Marine Biological Resources Survey for the Construction of the Tioman Island Airport, Co-Researcher, 2007 - 2007, Department of Marine Park Malaysia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (National)
  • Komai Fellowship (Japan)
  • The Satoumi Approach to Seagrass Restoration in Japan: Searching for Common Links to Marine Ecosystem Restoration in Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 2015 - 2016 (International)
  • CiTRA Community Engagement Grant
  • Kelab Alami Capacity Building for Coral Habitat Documentation, Monitoring, Ecotourism and Conservation., Principal Investigator(PI), 2013 - 2013 (National)
  • Private Funding
  • Scientific Expedition to the Layang-Layang Reefs, Terumbu Ubi and Terumbu Layar (Spratley Archipelago), Co-Researcher, 2006 - 2006, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (National)
  • Mapping Dugong Habitat And Understanding Dugong Feeding Preferences In Sibu-tinggi Archipelago, Johor, Malaysia, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/06/2018 to 14/06/2020, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)/ Persatuan Pencinta Alam Malaysia (Private)
  • Potential Role Of Sea Urchins In Enhancing Coral Recruitment And Improving Coral Reef Resilience, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/06/2018 to 15/05/2021, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)/ Persatuan Pencinta Alam Malaysia (Private)
  • ScienceFund
  • Biogeographic Analysis of Marine Macrophytes Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) , Principal Investigator(PI), 2006 - 2010 (National)
  • Titan Chemicals Corp Bhd
  • Dugongs in Peril: Dugong Conservation Project in Johor, Phase II. , Consultant, 2006 - 2007 (National)
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Titan Chemicals Corp Bhd
  • Dugongs in Peril: Dugong Conservation Project in Johor, Phase I., Consultant, 2005 - 2006 (National)
  • Short Term Research Fund (Vote F)(PJP)
  • Phytogeography of the marine macroalgal genus Sargassum (Sargassaceae, Phaeophyta) along the coast of Sabah. , Principal Investigator(PI), 2005 - 2005 (National)
  • Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-SAH
  • Seeking the 'Lost Songs' of the Joget Gamelan, Co-Researcher, 07/12/2020 to 06/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Locating and Compiling Materials on the Malay Gamelan, Co-Researcher, 07/12/2020 to 06/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Doing Public History and Making Public Domain for the Malay Gamelan, Co-Researcher, 07/12/2020 to 06/12/2022, Research University (Government)
  • RU Geran - Fakulti Program
  • Developing an Understanding of the Seagrass Socioecological System of Mersing, Johor, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/09/2020 to 14/09/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Investigating Indigenous Foodways and Traditional Ecological Knowledge towards Understanding Food Security and Ecological Changes in the Coastal Sites of Pulau Carey, Co-Researcher, 15/09/2020 to 14/09/2022, Research University (Government)
  • Bantuan Khas Penyelidikan (BKP Special)
  • Coral Reef Restoration: Developing Methods and Fundamental Baselines, Principal Investigator(PI), 23/07/2020 to 22/07/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-FNW
  • Investigating The Role Of Sea Urchin (order: Echinoida) Herbivory In Supporting Coral Reef Resilience To Physical Damage, Principal Investigator(PI), 13/05/2019 to 12/11/2022, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science)
  • Investigating The Kap Solid Waste Management Among Coastal Community In Bachok, Kelantan , Co-Researcher, 09/10/2018 to 09/10/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Mapping Dugong Habitat And Understanding Dugong Feeding Habits In The Johor East Coast Islands, Principal Investigator(PI), 08/01/2016 to 08/01/2019, Research University (Government)
  • Hyperspectral Species Identification And Mapping Of Bukit Fraser Forest , Co-Researcher, 10/08/2015 to 09/02/2019, Research University (Government)
  • RU Geran
  • Spatial Database Development For The Sea Urchin In Tropical Marine Ecosystems, Principal Investigator(PI), 13/04/2017 to 31/12/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Government Agency
  • Status Report Of The Mersing Marine Park Islands And Indicative Proposal For The Establishment Of A Marine Protected Area (mpa) Network, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/03/2016 to 31/08/2019, KEMENTERIAN SUMBER ASLI & ALAM SEKITAR (Government)
  • A Study Of Potential New Areas To Be Gazetted As State Of Johor Marine Parks., Principal Investigator(PI), 01/01/2016 to 31/10/2018, KEMENTERIAN SUMBER ASLI & ALAM SEKITAR (Government)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - SUS (Sustainability Science)
  • 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), 31/12/2012 to 30/11/2016, Research University (Government)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • FISH COMMUNITIES IN ADJACENT SEAGRASS AND CORAL REEFS IN BABI BESAR ISLAND AND TINGGI ISLAND, MALAYSIA, NINA HO ANN JIN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • SPATIAL PATTERNS OF SEAWEEDS DISTRIBUTION IN MALAYSIA, DU HAILIAN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • THE ECOLOGICAL FUNCTION OF INTERTIDAL SEAGRASS FOR SEDIMENT ENTRAPMENT ON MIDDLE BANK SHOAL, PENANG, NUR ASILAH BINTI AWANG, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • IDENTIFICATION OF SUITABLE SITES FOR RAINWATER HARVESTING STRUCTURES USING HYDRO-GEOMORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS IN NORTH WEST BANK WATERSHEDS, PALESTINE, NAJEH FARHAN SHAFEQ ASMAR, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • MAPPING SEAGRASS HABITAT AND CHARACTERISING DUGONG FEEDING PREFERENCES IN SIBU-TINGGI ARCHIPELAGO, JOHOR, Heng Wei Khang, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    Other
    • CARBON STOCK ESTIMATION IN MIDDLE BANK SEAGRASS MEADOW IN PENANG, SITI NOOR ADIBAH SYED RAMLI, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    Ongoing
    • Seagrass biogeography, Tengku Nur Alia Tengku Kamarol Aznam, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • RECUPERATION CAPABILITIES OF HARD CORAL ( ORDER : SCLERACTINIA ) FROM PHYSICAL DAMAGE, CHEW KOK LYNN, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Reef Fish Diversity and Its Response to Overfishing and Global Warming: Comparative Study of Weizhou Island in China and Redang Island in Malaysia., Shuting Qiu, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SEA LEVEL CHANGE AND TIDAL FLOODING AND ITS EFFECT ON LIVELIHOOD OF THE PEOPLE OF CHITTAGONG COASTAL AREA, BANGLADESH (PROPOSAL), TAJ SULTANA, University of Malaya (PhD)
    • DISTRIBUTION, HABITAT ASSOCIATION, AND MOVEMENT PATTERNS OF SEA URCHINS (DIADEMATIDAE) IN CORAL REEFS, PENINSULAR MALAYSIA., MOK MAN YING, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    UG Student/Clinical Fellowship
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Completed
    • Siti Zaleha bt Hashim, Pertanian padi di daerah Rompin, Pahang: satu usaha ke arah pembangunan sosio-ekonomi tempatan (Paddy agriculture and socio-economic development in Pahang), 2006/2007
    • Margaret bt Saweng, Impak pembalakan ke atas sosio-ekonomi penduduk: kajian kes di Kapit, Sarawak (Socio-economic impacts of logging, Sarawak), 2006/2007
    • Ng Kah Choon, Relationship between water depth with morphology of seagrass Halophila ovalis and Halodule uninervis in Pulau Tinggi and Pulau Besar, Johor, 2013/2014
    • Siti Nabilah bt Zulkifli, Konflik manusia-gajah dan strategi pengurusannya: kajian kes di daerah Hulu Terengganu (Human-elephant conflicts and potential mitigation measures, Terengganu), 2012/2013
    • Nurul Alia bt Zainuddin, Impak tapak pelupusan sisa pepejal kepada alam sekitar di Bukit Takal, Kemaman, Terengganu (Environmental impacts at a waste disposal site, Terengganu), 2016/2017
    • Ong Geok Meay, Spatial distribution and relationship of marine macro-invertebrates and seagrass in Pulau Tinggi, Malaysia, 2013/2014
    • Nor Hidayu bt Ibrahim, Impak pencemaran sisa pepejal terhadap penduduk sekitar: kajian kes di Sungai Semenyih (Solid waste pollution impacts), 2017/2018
    • Siti Saliza bt Rashid, Analisis corak taburan ruangan obor-obor menggunakan Sistem Maklumat Geografi: kajian kes di Pulau Langkawi, Kedah (Jellyfish spatial distribution in Langkawi), 2017/2018
    • Abishaah bt Akhubar Ali, Community knowledge, attitude and practice in using single-use plastics, 2018/2019
    Ongoing
    • Final Year Projects on fish biogeography, seagrass and coral reef ecosystem functions, river pollution, and plastic waste, 2019/2020
    • Final Year Academic Project, 2021
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Speaker for "A Seagrass Adventure", a virtual meet and greet with the Dialog Group Berhad community, Sg Johor., 25/02/2022 to 25/02/2022 (National)
    • Guest on BFM Earth Matters: Coral Triangle Day 2021 - Coral Rehabilitation through Project PULIH, 09/06/2021 to 09/06/2021
    • Moderator/Organizer, Webinar on "Our Oceans Our Life: The Science We Need to Reverse Coral Reef Degradation", in conjunction with World Oceans Day 2021, 08/06/2021 to 08/06/2021
    • Career Talk (Marine Ecologist) for the Story Gang, 22/03/2021 to 22/03/2021
    • Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences Node (Middle Peninsular), 01/03/2020 to 01/03/2022
    • Guest on BFM Earth Matters Program: The Power and Potential of Seagrass, 05/12/2019 to 05/12/2019
    • Trainer, Workshop on Spatial Skills for Citizen Scientists, for Kelab Alami Tanjung Kupang, Johor. Conducted in the GIS Laboratory, Department of Geography, UM., 07/08/2019 to 09/08/2019
    • Public talk, "Seagrass Blindness: why it matters more than we think". Organized by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), MNS Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur., 27/07/2019 to 27/07/2019
    • Public talk, "The Splendour of Seagrass and its Creatures", Publika Boulevard, Kuala Lumpur. Organized by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)., 12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018
    • Co-facilitator, Southeast Asian Seagrass Network Session. Held at the International Seagrass Biology Workshop 2018, National University of Singapore, Singapore., 16/06/2018 to 17/06/2018
    • Public talk, "The Underwater World of Seagrass - of Mermaids and other Critters", organised as a public outreach activity at the World Seagrass Conference 2018, National University of Singapore., 13/06/2018 to 13/06/2018
    • Educational talk, "Hero Sharing: the Underwater World of Corals and Seagrass", Acton Academy KL. A show-and-tell session with Acton Eagles, aged 6-15 years old, who are researching marine science and conservation as part of their Jacques Cousteau Marine Science Quest program., 24/05/2018 to 24/05/2018
    • Curated for Women:girls to promote women everywhere as role models and girls as agents of change (environmental issues), in conjunction with International Women's Day 2018., 30/03/2018 to 01/04/2018
    • Malaysian delegate to the Australian Performing Arts Market 2018, Brisbane, Australia. Delegation organised and led by the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA), Malaysia., 17/02/2018 to 24/02/2018
    • Music Director for Swordfish + Concubine, a theatre performance based on the Sejarah Melayu by Malaysian playwright Kee Thuan Chye, Pentas I, KL Performing Arts Centre. Created, co-devised, music-directed and performed live music for the stage performance together with the Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble and co-Music Director, Teuku Umar Iskandar, 02/11/2017 to 05/11/2017
    • Outreach talk, "The Importance of Hope: Coral Reefs and Seagrass", International School Kuala Lumpur., 15/12/2016 to 15/12/2016
    • Outreach and research motivational talk, "Kajian Geografi di Universiti Malaya", for Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Telok Datok, 08/10/2016 to 08/10/2016
    • Outreach talk on the Underwater World of Seagrass and Corals to refugee youth of Chowkit, 16/03/2016 to 16/03/2016
    • Outreach talk for schoolchildren in Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman, in conjunction with World Oceans Day 2015, organised by the Malaysian Nature Society., 08/06/2015 to 09/06/2015
    • Presented "The Underwater World of Seagrass" to dancers/choreographers at the Southeast Asia ChoreoLab, Rimbun Dahan, Selangor. Organised by MyDance Alliance., 05/06/2015 to 05/06/2015
    • Composed 'Mantera Nelayan', a gamelan piece for full gamelan ensemble and bass voices. Premiered in Rhythm in Bronze's concert 'Arus Gangsa' at KuAsh Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur. Nominated for Best Original Composition at the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2015., 13/11/2014 to 23/11/2014
    • Music Director of Rhythm in Bronze's gamelan concert, 'Arus Gangsa'. Produced by Rhythm in Bronze, KuAsh Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur., 13/11/2014 to 23/11/2014
    • 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 (full weekend classes), culminating in a gamelan theatre performance entitled Ombak! Produced by Rhythm in Bronze, supported by UNICEF and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and under the patronage of Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir., 15/02/2014 to 22/08/2014
    • Taught coral reef habitat monitoring (seaweeds) to children of the Kelab Alami Tanjung Kupang, Johor., 04/12/2013 to 06/12/2013
    • 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., 01/03/2012 to 26/11/2012
    • 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., 28/07/2007 to 28/07/2007
    • 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., 31/03/2007 to 02/04/2007
    • 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., 2022
    • 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. , 11/08/2006 to 09/12/2006
    • 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. , 31/03/2005 to 02/04/2005
    • 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. , 2022
    • Reef Check and Community Awareness Project in Pulau Tioman (Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences and HSBC Bank Malaysia), 12/10/2004 to 14/10/2004
    • 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., 22/07/2004 to 25/07/2004
    • 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 , 18/06/2004 to 28/08/2004
    • 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. , 2022
    • 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., 16/02/2004 to 17/02/2004
    • Co-Music Director, Musician and Composer, in 'Temper: Spirit of Gamelan'. Produced by Sutra Dance Theatre, Malaysian Tourist Complex, Kuala Lumpur., 25/05/2003 to 26/05/2003
    • 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., 24/04/2003 to 27/04/2003
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Focus Group Discussion on Protection of Marine Species, 23/07/2021 to 23/07/2021, National, (Participant)
  • 2nd Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Expert Group Consultation Workshop, 16/06/2021 to 17/06/2021, National, (Expert Advisor)
  • Focus Group Discussion on Determining Targets for the National Biodiversity Policy 2021-2030, 11/06/2021 to 11/06/2021, National, (Expert Advisor)
  • Expert Working Group to Determine Targets for the National Biodiversity Policy 2021 - 2030, 11/06/2021 to 11/06/2021, National, (Expert Advisor)
  • Moderator for Webinar: Our Oceans, Our Life: the Science We Need to Reverse Coral Reef Degradation - a World Oceans Day Talk, 08/06/2021 to 08/06/2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Manuscript review for Aquatic Botany, seagrass ecosystem status and threats, 01/05/2021 to 31/05/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Assessor, MPhil. Proposal Defence for Haris Zulfadhli Azman, 30/04/2021 to 30/04/2021, University, (Internal Assessor)
  • Instructor for Postgraduate Research Methodology Course (AMX7001/AVX8001), 18/04/2021 to 18/04/2021, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • MPhil Thesis, Mangrove ecosystem services: contribution to the wellbeing of coastal communities in Klang Islands, 15/04/2021 to 15/06/2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Potensi penggunaan foraminifera dan ostracod bentik sebagai proksi perubahan persekitaran kawasan rumput laut dan bukan rumput laut di muara Sungai Pulai, Johor, 10/03/2021 to 31/05/2021, University, (External Examiner)
  • Non-Executive Advisory Panel, Blue Oasis Technology LDA, Portugal, 01/03/2021 to 01/03/2023, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • Expert Working Group and Technical Committee for Vulnerable Ecosystems in Malaysia, 22/02/2021 to 23/08/2021, National, (Expert Advisor)
  • Manuscript review for Regional Studies in Marine Science, Species distribution modelling for fish conservation, 16/02/2021 to 13/03/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Manuscript review for Annals of Botany, Seagrass Dispersal, 03/02/2021 to 19/02/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Manuscript review for Botanica Marina, estuarine seagrass, 01/01/2021 to 25/01/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Assessor, MPhil Candidature Defense of Ms Nur Fatin Nabilah, "Mangrove Ecosystem Services: Contribution to the Wellbeing of Coastal Communities in Klang Islands"., 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Manuscript Review for Regional Studies in Marine Science, Fish Conservation Hotspots, UK. , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Assessor, MPhil. Proposal Defense of Mr Mohd Amir Muizz bin Shaharudin, "Dynamics of Mangrove Forest: an Understanding of Stand Structure, Diversity and Ecosystem Carbon Stock within Different Types of Forest (Intact, Naturally Regenerated, and Restored) in Delta Tumpat, Kelantan". , 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Assessor, PhD Candidature Defense of Mr Didams Gideon, "Geomorphological Susceptibility Analysis for Spatial Prediction of Gully Erosion in the Southern Part of Gombe State, Nigeria"., 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Manuscript Review for Marine Research in Indonesia: Community structure and condition of seagrass meadow in Raja Ampat Regency , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for Ocean and Coastal Management: Co-occurrence, habitat use and activity pattern of carnivore species in Argentina, 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript Review for Malaysian Journal of Science: Oligochaete distribution, Nigeria , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript Review for Marine Environmental Research: Cymodocea nodosa across biogeographical regions and times , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript Review for Raffles Bulletin of Zoology: Community composition and size difference of sea cucumbers, Philippines. , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript Review for Frontiers in Marine Science: Review of Halophila stipulacea in its native and invasive habitats , 2020 to 2020 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for Ocean and Coastal Management: Willingness-to-Pay for marine conservation , 2019 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • External Reviewer, Environment and Conservation Fund 2019 - 2020, Hong Kong SAR Government , 2019 to 2019 (Research Project Proposals)
  • Manuscript review for Regional Studies in Marine Science: Seagrass species distributions , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Assessment of academic staff for promotion, University of Western Australia. , 2018 to 2018 (External Assessor)
  • Manuscript review for Botanica Marina; Seagrass mapping techniques , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for Marine Research in Indonesia: Marine population connectivity , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for Botanica Marina: Seagrasses in Malaysia , 2018 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Examiner, MSc Thesis, Marine ecology, 2017 to 2017 (Thesis)
  • Manuscript review for Scientia Bruneiana; Seagrasses in Brunei , 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for Ocean and Coastal Management; Seagrasses in India , 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Examiner, MA thesis, Environmental Management in Japan, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Manuscript review for Limnology and Oceanography; Carbon in seagrass ecosystems , 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for Limnology and Oceanography; Seagrass sediments, 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for PeerJ; Dugongs in seagrass meadows , 2016 to 2016 (Article in Journal)
  • Assessor, PhD Proposal Defense, Fisheries in Pangkor Island , 2016 to 2016 (PhD Proposal)
  • Manuscript review for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; Seagrasses in Malaysia, 2012 to 2012 (Article in Journal)
  • Manuscript review for Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems; Seagrass mapping, 2012 to 2012 (Article in Journal)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Non-Executive Advisory Panel, Blue Oasis Technology LDA, 2021 (International)
  • Stakeholder Consultation for GoTFish Project (Promoting the Blue Economy of the Gulf of Thailand through the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries), Department of Fisheries Malaysia, 2020 (National)
  • Associate Coordinator, Marine Forests Consortium, 2018 (International)
  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Review of Social Sciences, 2018 (International)
  • Scientific Committee, Marine Biodiversity, Management and Conservation Workshop, 2018 (Others)
  • Scientific Committee Member, Asian-Pacific Phycological Forum, 2017 (International)
  • Country Representative, Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, including Socioeconomic Aspects, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, 2017 (International)
  • Guest Editor, Botanica Marina Special Issue on Seagrass Research in Southeast Asia, Botanica Marina, 2017 (International)
  • Editorial Board Member, Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography, 2017 (University)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Associate Member for Visibility Activities (scientific communication), Frontiers of the Natural World Research Cluster, Universiti Malaya, 2021 - 2023 (Committee Member)
  • Editor and Finance Manager, Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography (MJTG), 2020 - 2020
  • Editor, Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography (MJTG), 2020 - 2022 (Editor)
  • Panel Speaker, The Power and Future of Seagrass in a Changing World, Sayang Sayang Virtual Seagrass Festival., MareCet Research Organization, 2020 - 2020 (Resource Person)
  • Expert Group for Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Consultation, Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences, WWF-Malaysia, 2020 - 2020 (Resource Person)
  • Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography, Department of Geography, University of Malaya, 2019 - 2020 (Assistant Chief Editor)
  • Southeast Asian Seagrass Network Session, International Seagrass Biology Workshop, 2018 - 2018 (Co-facilitator)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Asian Review of Social Sciences, 2018 - 2021 (Committee Member)
  • Marine Conservation Workshop, National University of Singapore, 2018 - 2018 (Country Representative)
  • Associate Coordinator (Malaysia) for data sharing and outreach, Marine Forests Consortium, 2018 -  (Coordinator)
  • Guest Editor, Botanica Marina Special Issue: Seagrass Research in Southeast Asia, 2017 - 2018 (Guest Editor)
  • Editorial Board Member, Malaysian Journal of Tropical Geography, 2017 - 2020 (Committee Member)
  • Advisory Panel, Johor Eco-Marine Research Centre, Johor Biotechnology and Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech), 2017 - 2021 (Technical Advisor)
  • Country representative, Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment, Including Socioeconomic Aspects (World Ocean Assessment), Intergovernmental Oceanic Commission of UNESCO, 2017 - 2017 (Oceans Assessment Country Representative)
  • Marine Science Research and Conservation Team, Rawa Island Resort and Orca Scuba, 2017 - 2017 (Scientific Advisor)
  • Scientific Committee, World Seagrass Conference and International Seagrass Biology Workshop , 2017 - 2018 (Committee Member)
  • Consultancy Team Member for Dugong Sanctuary Spatial Delineation and Management Plan, MareCet Research Organization, 2016 - 2017 (Seagrass Specialist)
  • Scientific Advisory Council, Reef Check Malaysia , 2014 - 2018 (Advisor)
  • Scientific Committee Member for seagrass studies, Kelab Alami Tanjung Kupang, 2011 - 2020 (Technical Advisor)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, 2022 (DISTINGUISH FELLOWSHIP)
    • Excellence in Service Award, University of Malaya, 2020 (OTHERS)
    • Excellence in Service Award, University of Malaya, 2017 (SERVICES)
    • UK-Malaysia Researcher Links Award Program, The Newton Fund, British Council, 2016 (RESEARCH)
    • Best Production Values for Arus Gangsa, Produced by Rhythm in Bronze, Music Directed by Jillian Ooi, Performed by The Rhythm in Bronze Gamelan Ensemble, 13 - 23 Nov 2014, KuAsh Theatre, Kuala Lumpur, Cameronian Arts Awards, 2015 (OTHERS)
    • Komai Fellowship Award, hosted at Kyoto University by Prof. Yoh Yamashita, Hitachi Global Foundation, 2015 (RESEARCH)
    • PhD Completion Scholarship, University of Western Australia, 2011 (OTHERS)
    • Grant for Research Student Training (GRST) 2010, University of Western Australia, 2010 (RESEARCH)
    • Best Student Presentation Award, Rottnest Island Postgraduate Summer School, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 2010 (RESEARCH)
    • Best 1st Year Student Presentation Award, Rottnest Island Postgraduate Summer School, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 2009 (RESEARCH)
    • Hadiah Cuti Belajar, The University of Malaya, 2008 (OTHERS)
    • Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS), Commonwealth Government of Australia and The University of Western Australia, 2008 (OTHERS)
    • University Postgraduate Award (International Students), The University of Western Australia, 2008 (OTHERS)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD, University of Malaya, 2007 (CERTIFICATE)
    • Skim Latihan Akademik IPTA (SLAI) Fellowship (offered), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, 2007 (OTHERS)
    • Excellence in Service Award, The University of Malaya, 2006 (OTHERS)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2005 (CERTIFICATE)
    • 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 (OTHERS)
    • Excellence in Service Certificate, The University of Malaya, 2004 (OTHERS)
    • University Subject Prize in Environmental Studies, The University of Malaya, 1996 (OTHERS)
    • University Book Prize, The University of Malaya, 1996 (OTHERS)
    • University Excellence Prize, The University of Malaya, 1995 (OTHERS)
    • University Excellence Prize, The University of Malaya, 1994 (OTHERS)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • Technical Due Diligence Report of Landas Bina Marine Fish Culture Farm, Sungai Lebam, Johor., Commerce Ventures Sdn Bhd, 01/11/2007 to 01/11/2007 (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PLEANARY SPEAKER
  • Overcoming seagrass-blindness in a coral-centric world, World Seagrass Conference 2018, National University of Singapore (NUS), 10/06/2018 to 08/07/2018, Organised by the World Seagrass Association (International)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Identifying potential new areas to be gazetted as State of Johor Marine Parks, Malaysia, Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) on Effective Marine Protected Areas Management, 13/06/2022 to 17/06/2022, Malaysian Institute of Maritime Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia (International)
  • Splendour in the Seagrasslands of Mersing, International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture (ICOMSA), 08/03/2022 to 10/03/2022, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (National)
  • Ecosystem Functions and Services Provided by the Seagrasses of Southeast Asia, Universiti Malaya - Universitas Negeri Padang Inbound-Outbound Programme, 31/07/2021 to 02/08/2021, Universiti Malaya and Universitas Negeri Padang (International)
  • Perkaitan Ekosistem Karbon Biru dan Pemanasan Global, Universiti Malaya Geography Society E-Forum, 05/06/2021 to 05/06/2021, Universiti Malaya Geography Society (University)
  • Seagrass as faunal habitats: advocating for seagrass conservation via ecosystem services, Webinar Series on Understanding Flora from Aquatic Ecosystems: Towards Better Conservation & Sustainable Use, 26/03/2021 to 28/03/2021, Department of Botany, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi and Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Universiti Malaya. (International)
  • Fostering Interdisciplinary Research, UM Research Sharing Session, 17/12/2020 to 17/12/2020, UM Research Cluster (University)
  • The Power and Future of Seagrass in a Changing World, Sayang Sayang Seagrass Virtual Festival Panel Discussion, 28/11/2020 to 28/11/2020, MareCet Research Organization (International)
  • Ask a Seagrass Specialist Q & A session, Sayang Sayang Seagrass Virtual Festival, 26/11/2020 to 26/11/2020, MareCet Research Organization (International)
  • Seagrass Blindness: Why it matters more than we think, Malaysian Nature Society Annual General Meeting 2019, 27/07/2019 to 27/07/2019, Malaysian Nature Society (Others)
  • Conservation of Marine Habitats, PETRONAS Earth Day Celebration, 23/04/2019 to 23/04/2019, PETRONAS (Private Institution/research Institution/ Non-government Organization (ngo))
  • Sea Grasslands - the Poorer Cousins of Coral Reefs?, World Oceans Day 2018, 12/08/2018 to 12/08/2018, Malaysian Nature Society (National)
  • Overcoming seagrass-blindness in a coral-centric nation, Marine Biodiversity, Conservation and Management Workshop, 01/03/2018 to 03/03/2018, Universiti Terengganu Malaysia and National University of Singapore (International)
  • Seagrass species response to combined gradients of water depth, sediment, and species interactions in tropical mixed meadows, South China Sea Scientific Conference 2017, 03/06/2017 to 08/06/2017, National Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan (International)
  • Status report on the marine environment of the Mersing Marine Park Islands, and indicative proposal for the establishment of a Marine Protected Area network., Strategic Partnership on Conservation of Marine Biodiversity in Marine Parks, 06/03/2017 to 08/03/2017, Department of Marine Park Malaysia (Government Sector/public Institution)
  • The Underwater World of Seagrass, Southeast Asia ChoreoLab 2015, 05/06/2015 to 05/06/2015, MyDance Alliance (International)
  • Effects of seaweed farming on seagrass ecosystems, Workshop on Marine Environment Pollution, 24/05/2012 to 24/05/2012, Attorney General's Chambers, Putrajaya (National)
  • Does size matter in the world of seagrasses?, Scientific Seminar, 23/03/2012 to 23/03/2012, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Universiti Malaya (University)
  • Of Lawns, Cows, and Horses: the Seagrasses of Malaysia, Malaysian Nature Society Series of Public Talks, 14/11/2007 to 14/11/2007, Malaysian Nature Society (Others)
  • ORAL PRESENTER
  • Size matters in forereef seagrass systems: one-half of the story about the neighbouring ecosystems of coral reefs and seagrass meadows., Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, 22/06/2014 to 27/06/2014, Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Society (International)
  • Probabilistic mapping of seagrass species distributions in Pulau Tinggi, Johor, National Seminar on Marine Biodiversity of the Islands & Coastal Waters of Malaysia , 26/11/2012 to 26/11/2012, Marine Parks Department Malaysia (National)
  • Clonal integration helps larger seagrass species survive sediment burial in a tropical multispecies ecosystem, South China Sea Conference, 18/10/2012 to 24/10/2012, Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (International)
  • The role of sedimentary environments in driving seagrass landscapes in Pulau Tinggi, Malaysia, Rottnest Island Postgraduate Summer School, 07/02/2010 to 10/02/2010, School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia (University)
  • Tropical seagrass landscape patterns in relation to sediment, Rottnest Island Postgraduate Summer School, 09/02/2009 to 12/02/2009, School of Plant Biology, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, the University of Western Australia (University)
  • Hypothesizing Marine Provincialism on the Basis of Seaweed Distribution in Malaysia, 12th Pacific Conference on Marine Science & Technology, 11/06/2006 to 15/06/2006, PACON (International)
  • Marine Provincialism using Seaweed Distribution Data for Malaysia, International Conference on Biogeography & Biodiversity: Wallace in Sarawak - 150 Years Later, 13/07/2005 to 15/07/2005, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (International)