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Research Projects 2018

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            International

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Lee Choon Weng

Investigating inter- and intra-species competition affecting cockle culture and production

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

1/5/2017 - 30/4/2018

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen, Assoc Prof Dr Leaw Chui Pin & Hii Kieng Soon

Mechanisms of red tides and hypoxia as ecological marine disasters and technologies for its early warning along the Malaysian waters, with emphasis on Johor Strait

Institut of Hydrobiologia Chinese Academy of Science, Wuhan City China

1/5/2018 - 31/7/2020

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Siti Aisah Alias

Green Turtle Initiative Conservation Effort in Malaysia (GTICEM)

Coral Triangle Center, Indonesia

1/3/2018 - 31/12/2018

  1.  

Dr Bong Chui Wei

Scientific expedition to the Kelantan River Basin and Estuary

Third Institute of Oceanography, China

1/5/2017 – 1/5/2022

  1.  

Dr Mohammed Rizman bin Idid

Testing and analyzing partnership agreement regarding the partnership between The Third Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, (TIO,SOA) China and The Institute Of Ocean Earth Sciences, University of Malaya (IOES, UM), Malaysia on "Marine Biodiversity Testing and Analyzing In Kelantan, Malaysia"

Third Institute of Oceanography, China [IF030B-2017]

1/3/2017 - 31/5/2022

  1.  

Dr Sahadev Sharma

Net ecosystem productivity among different mangrove types (intact, degraded and restored)-Impacts of land use on net ecosystem productivity (NEP) and other ecosyste, services of mangrove forests

U.S. Forest Service

2018 – 2019

  1.  

Dr Sahadev Sharma

Net ecosystem productivity among different mangrove types (intact, degraded and restored) - Are restored mangroves as resilient as intact mangroves?"

U.S. Forest Service

2018 – 2020

  1.  

Dr Sahadev Sharma, Dr Amy Then Yee Hui (ISB) & Dr Goh Hong Ching

Using Nexus Thinking to Empower Community-based Management of Mangrove Fisheries

UK-Southeast Asia Small Scale Research Partnerships Newton-Ungku Omar Fund

2017 - 2019

  1.  

Dr Song Sze Looi

Complete Plastome and Molecular Phylogeny of Gracilaria Seaweeds (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae)

Toray Science Foundation, Japan

Dec 2017 - Dec 2018

  1.  

Dr Vahab Vaezzadeh

Use of barnacles as potential biomonitors for persistent organic pollutants in selected sites of Peninsular Malaysia

LaMer Project, Ehime University, Japan

2018 - 2019

  1.  

Dr Vahab Vaezzadeh, Dr Bong Chui Wei & Prof Dr Mohamad Pauzi Zakaria

Distribution and input pathways of black carbon (BC) and petroleum hydrocarbons (PHCs) in sediments from the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia

State Key Laboratory of Organic Geochemistry (SKLOG), Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (GIG-CAS), China

Jan 2018 – Dec 2019

  1.  

Heng Wei Khang

Rufford Small Grant on project – Mapping Dugong Habitat and Understanding Dugong Feeding Preferences in Sibu-Tinggi Archipelago, Johor, Malaysia - Towards Critical Habitat Protection

The Rufford Foundation

April 2018 – April 2019

  1.  

Prof Dato Dr Azizan Abu Samah; Neil Harris (Cranfield University); Mohd Talib Latif (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia); Matthew Ashfold (University of Nottingham Malaysia campus); David Oram (University of East Anglia); Mohammed Mead (Cranfield University)

High Density Air Quality Monitoring in the Klang Valley (Malaysia) - A New High Resolution Observational Capability

RCUK-Newton Fund

1/12/2016 – 1/3/2019

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

The Global Methane Budget

 

 

UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

30/5/2016 – 30/5/2020

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

The impact of northeast monsoon and sea level rise on sea level surge along the northeast coast of Peninsular Malaysia

IF024-2017

(PADI Foundation)

5/4/2017 – 4/4/2019

         National

  1.  

A/P Dr Lee Choon Weng

Investigation of anthropogenic effects (agriculture & aquaculture) on microbial pathogen dynamics in coastal waters for prediction, management & mitigation: Changes in air-ocean CO2 fluxes in relation to anthropogenic effects

Ministry of Higher Education (IOES-2014D)

1/12/2014 – 30/11/2018

  1.  

A/P Dr Lim Po Teen

Distribution, abundance and population structure of giant clams (cardidaer:Bivalvia) of Perhentian Islands, Terengganu

GA003-2017

(Jabatan Pengajian Tinggi)

1/3/2017 - 31/12/2018

  1.  

A/P Dr Lim Po Teen

Understanding HAB dynamics under a changing environment for prediction, management & mitigation

Ministry of Higher Education (IOES-2014C)

1/12/2014 - 30/11/2018

  1.  

A/P Dr Siti Aisah Alias

Perbandingan tindakbalas dan penyesuaian kulat Antartika dan Tropika yang disebabkan oleh perubahan suhu udara-lautan dan UVR

Ministry of Higher Education (IOES-2014G)

1/12/2014 - 30/11/2018

  1.  

A/P Dr Siti Aisah Alias

Soil extracellular enzyme from fungi and its response to temperature: a cross laltitudinal study

MOSTI-ANGKASA (GA006-2014FL)

20/11/2014 - 30/6/2018

  1.  

A/P Lim Po Teen, A/P Dr Othman Bojo (UNIMAS) & Dr Teng Sing Tung (UNIMAS)

Community structures of phytoplankton in Sarawak with emphasis on toxic/harmful algal blooms

F07/SGS/1522/2016

1/1/2017 – 31/12/2018

  1.  

Andrew Alek anak Tuen (PI) [UNIMAS], Kon Nyuk Fong [UNIMAS] & Assoc Prof Dr Leaw Chui Pin

Rapid detection of harmful alagal bloom (HAB) species by using DNA barcoding and advances molecular approach

Geran Kursi Shell, UNIMAS

1/10/2017-15/2/2019

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Leaw Chui Pin, Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen, Dr Hii Kieng Soon & Prof Gu Haifeng (TIO)

Investigating The Coral Resilience In Perhentian Island Based On The Diversity Of Zooxanthellae Symbiodium Species (dinophyceae)

Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia

2018

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen

Isolation and Characterization of Unique Metal-Respiring Bacteria From Coastal Marine Environments of The East of Peninsular Malaysia

Program Rakan Penyelidikan RACE (CR002-2015)

26/1/2015 – 25/1/2018

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen, Assoc Prof Dr Leaw Chui Pin, Prof Dr Gires Usup (UKM), Dr Teng Sing Tung (UNIMAS) & Prof Dr Gu Haifeng (TIO), Dr Leo Lai Chan (City University of Hong Kong) & Dr Douding Lu (SIO)

Source and fate of Ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP)-toxins and its implications on coral reef ecosystem health and seafood safety

Kementerian Sains, Teknoogi & Inovasi (UM0042224)

15/1/2018 - 14/1/2020

  1.  

Dr A. Aldrie Amir (UKM) & Dr Sahadev Sharma

The fundamental influence of nitrogen on nutrient cycles and dynamics in Malaysia’s restored,managed and intact mangroves

Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)

1/8/2018 – 31/7/2019

  1.  

Dr Bong Chui Wei

Investigation of anthropogenic effects (agriculture and aquaculture) on microbial pathogen dynamics in coastal waters for prediction, management &  mitigation: Monsoonal impacts on waterbone pathogens from river to ocean

Ministry of Higher Education (IOES-2014E)

1/12/2014 – 30/11/2018

  1.  

Dr Lim Hong Chang (TARUC), Assoc Prof Dr Leaw Chui Pin, Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen, Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Ikhwanuddin Abdullah (UMT), Dr Tan Hui Yin (TARUC), Muhammad Farouk Harman (TARUC) & Dr Teng Sing Tung (UNIMAS)

Raphidophytes Chattonella species, potential fish killer of wild and cultured fishes: characterization and detection for Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) management

Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi

Aug 2017 – July 2019

  1.  

Dr Mohammed Rizman Idid & Dr Sahadev Sharma

Kajian Potensi Kawasan Baharu Sebagai Taman Laut Di Negeri Melaka Dan Negeri Sembilan

Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia

1/4/2018 – 31/10/2019

  1.  

Dr Teoh Ming Li & Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

Acclimatory responses of a green alga to elevated temperatures: a proteomic and bioinformatics approach

MyGrant

15/8/2017 - 14/8/2020

  1.  

Prof  Dr Lim Phaik Eem

Genomic responses of microalgae to climate changes across a global gradient

National Antarctic Flagship Project, MOSTI

27/1/2015 - 31/1/2018

  1.  

Prof  Dr Lim Phaik Eem

Tindakbalas & pengubahsuaian mikrob terhadap perubahan atmosfera berdasarkan latitub: perbandingan tindakbalas dan penyesuaian alga antartika dan tropika yang disebabkan oleh perubahan suhu udara lautan dan UVR

Ministry of Higher Education (IOES-2014H)

1/12/2014 - 30/11/2018

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

Flagship Program                                                          1. An integrated approach; microbes and respond to climate change                                            2. Diversity and adaptation of microbes: across latitudinal study                                                                                            3. Connectivity between equatorial and polar regions: from global warming to environmental and microbial community changes

GA009-2014FL

24/10/2014 – 15/6/2018

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

Information On Storm Sturges: What It Means To Malaysians And How We Can Adapt

Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT)

13/04/2017 - 31/03/2018

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

Ramalan cuaca ekstrim dan banjir

Higher Ministry of Education (IOES-2014B)

1/12/2014 – 30/11/2018

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

Sumber, emisi dan pengangkutan dinamik bahan surih kimia dan aerosol di rantau Asia-Pacific

Higher Ministry of Education (IOES-2014A)

1/12/2014 – 30/11/2018

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

Teleconnection between equatorial and polar climatic variability

GA007-2014FL

24/10/2014 – 15/6/2018

  1.  

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

Characterization of nucleic acid specific Schottky diodes for applications in biotechnology

MyGrant

15/08/2017 - 14/08/2020

  1.  

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

IOES HICoE : Air-ocean-land interaction

Ministry of Higher Education (IOES-2014)

1/12/2014 - 30/11/2018

  1.  

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

Penghasilan dan emisi halokarbon daripada alga marin semasa perubahan iklim

Ministry of Higher Education (IOES-2014F)

1/12/2014 - 30/11/2018

  1.  

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

UM Algae

GA003-2012

4/5/2015 - 31/12/2030

         University

  1.  

A/P Dr Hanafi Hussin

Socio-conomic assessment and impact of high value-added products derived from seaweed

Grand Challenge

1/6/2015 – 1/6/2018

  1.  

A/P Dr Lee Choon Weng & Dr Bong Chui Wei

Investigation photoadaptation of primary producers in different light-dark incubation regimes via the Landry and Hassett Dilution method

Universiti Malaya

8/1/2017 - 8/1/2018

  1.  

A/P Dr Lee Choon Weng & Wong Yi You

Vibrio community in the coastal waters of Peninsular Malaysia

Universiti Malaya

2/11/2016 - 2/11/2019

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Rozainah Mohamad Zakaria & Wan Rashidah Wan Abd Kadir (FRIM)

Carbon sequestrian in mangrove ecosystems in Klang islands, Selangor

RP019D-13SUS

8/1/2016           - 8/1/2018

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Rozainah Mohamad Zakaria (ISB & Dr Sahadev Sharma

Spatial Pattern Dynamics Of Ecosystem Carbon Stocks In Mangrove Forest Of West Coast Peninsular Malaysia

GPF015B-2018

1/9/2018           - 31/8/2020

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Siti Aisah Alias, Dr Mohammed Rizman Idid & Dr Nuradilla Mohamad Fauzi

Adaptation of Pseudogymnoascus spp. to Heat Stress Using Transcriptomic Approach

RU grant

1/11/2018 - 31/12/2019

  1.  

Assoc Prof Dr Siti Aisah Alias, Dr Saiful Anuar Karsani, Dr Nuradilla Mohamad Fauzi & Mohammed Rizman Idid

Proteomic analysis of Pseudogymnoascus spp. from different biogeographic regions in response to temperature variation

UMRG (RP026A-18SUS)

22/02/2018 - 22/2/2019

  1.  

Dr Acga Cheng (ISB), Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi, Prof Dr Lim Phaik Eem & Affendi Yang Amri

Marine Plant-herbivore Synergies: Plant Traits That Predict Consumption Rates And Preferences Of Generalists Herbivores

RU grant

13/4/2017 - 30/9/2019

  1.  

Dr Bong Chui Wei & Prof Dr Chong Ving Ching, Dr Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, Assoc Prof Dr Lee Choon Weng, Assoc Prof Dr Rozainah Mohamad Zakaria & Dr Wong Wey Lim (UTAR)

Biofouling mechanisms of larval stalked barnacles

RP019B-13SUS

8/1/2017           - 8/1/2019

  1.  

Dr Bong Chui Wei & Thiang Ee Lean

Investigation Of Selected Antibiotic Residues In Marine Aquaculture In Malaysia

Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) [PG309-2016A]

15/8/2017 - 14/8/2020

  1.  

Dr Cheah Wee & Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah

Primary Production Dynamics in the Strait of Malacca in the Past Two Decades

RU grant

(TU001H-2018)

1/11/2018 - 31/12/2019

  1.  

Dr Hii Kieng Soon, Assoc Prof Dr Lim Po Teen & Assoc Prof Dr Leaw Chui Pin

Distribution Of Toxic Dinoflagellate In East And West Coast Of Peninsular Malaysian Waters

RU grant

2017 - 2018

  1.  

Dr Kishneth Palaniveloo, Dr Mohammed Rizman Idid, A/P Siti Aisah Alias & Affendi Yang Amri

Bioactive secondary metabolites from corals and its symbiotic microorganisms of the Malaysian Peninsular

Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan

19/03/2018 - 19/03/2020

  1.  

Dr Loh Kar Hoe

Changes In Ichthyoplankton Diversity And Abundance In Klang Strait After 30 Years Of Anthropogenic Impact

Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP)

30/11/2015-30/11/2018

  1.  

Dr Loh Kar Hoe & Dr Amy Then Yee Hui (ISB)

Molecular Phylogenetics and Taxanomy of Moray Eels (Muraenidae)

UMRG

RP018B-16SUS

8/1/2016 – 8/1/2018

  1.  

Dr Loh Kar Hoe & Dr Amy Then Yee Hui (PI) [ISB]

Evaluation of the Fishery status of Malaysian Elasmobranchs

Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme)

RP018C-16SUS

8/1/2016 - 8/1/2018

  1.  

Dr Louisa Ponnampalam & Dr Jillian Ooi Lean Sim (Faculty of Art and Social Science)

Mapping Dugong Habitat and Understanding Dugong Feeding Habits in the Johor East Coast Islands

(UMRG Programme) - SUS (Sustainability Science)

8/1/2016 - 8/1/2019

  1.  

Dr Mohammed Rizman bin Idid, Dr Loh Kar Hoe & Dr Amy Then Yee Hui (ISB)

Biodiversity and conservation of marine resources (marine fish, invertebrates and fungi)

UMRG

20/2/2017 - 19/2/2018

  1.  

Dr Mohammed Rizman Idid, A/P Dr Siti Aisah Alias & Dr Pang Ka-Lai (NTOU)

Biodiversity and bioactivity of marine fungi associated with marine invertebrates

RP018A-16SUS

8/1/2016 – 8/1/2019

  1.  

Dr Ng Fong Lee

Establish Novel Nanomaterials Electrodes and Investigate Different Light Quality on the Bioelectricity Generation from an Algal Biophotovoltaic Device

RU grant

2018 - 2019

  1.  

Dr Poong Sze Wan

Comparative Transcriptome Analysis of Commercially and Ecologically Important Seaweeds (Gracilaria sp.) in Response to Global Warming

RU009A-2018

1/9/2018           - 31/12/2019

  1.  

Dr Sahadev Sharma

Quantification of ecosystem carbon stocks and potential CO2 emissions due to mangroves deforestation in Kelantan

RU grant

2018 - 2019

  1.  

Dr Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli, Prof Dr Azizan Abu Samah, Kim Seong-Joong & Matthew A. Lazzara

Observational and numerical study of meteorological characteristics over Antarctic Peninsula

UMRG (RP026D-18SUS)

22/02/2018 - 22/2/2019

  1.  

Dr Song Sze Looi

Complete Plastid Genome and Molecular Phylogeny Of Gracilaria changii and G. salicornia (Rhodophyta: Gracilariaceae)

University of Malaya

RU003D-2017

13/04/2017 - 31/03/2018

  1.  

Fiona Keng She Lin & Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

Emissions of volatile halocarbons from selected species of tropical marine seaweeds

Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) (PG300-2016A)

8/11/2016 -  8/11/2019

  1.  

Prof Dr Lim Phaik Eem, Assoc Prof Dr Lee Choon Weng, Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi & Dr Poong Sze Wan

Metabolic responses of polar marine microalgae towards ocean acidification

UMRG (RP026B-18SUS)

22/02/2018 - 22/2/2019

  1.  

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi

Development of offshore and onshore systems for cultivation of selected seaweeds

Grand Challenge-SBS (Equitable Society) (GC002B-15SBS)

1/6/2015 – 1/6/2018

  1.  

Prof Dr Sumiani Yusoff & Dr Sahadev Sharma

Vulnerability and Adaptation of Coastal Communities toward Climate Change

RU grant

2018 - 2019

         Private

  1.  

Dr Amy Then Yee Hui & Dr Loh Kar Hoe

Freshwater Stingray Where Are You? Tracking Freshwater Stringray Through Environmental Dna From Major Rivers In Peninsular Malaysia

Malaysian Nature Society

2018 – 2019

  1.  

Heng Wei Khang, Dr Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, Dr Mohammed Rizman Idid & Dr Louisa Ponnampalam (MareCet)

Mapping Dugong Habitat and Understanding Dugong Feedings Preferences in Sibu-Tinggi Archipelago, Johor, Malaysia

Malaysian Nature Society

15/5/2018

  1.  

Mok Man Ying, Dr Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, Affendi Yang Amri & Prof Norma Che Yusoff (ISB)

Potential role of sea urchins in enhancing coral recruitment and improving coral reef resilience

Malaysian Nature Society

15/5/2018

  1.  

Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah & Dr Sheeba Nettukandy Chenoli

A Comprehensive Investigation On The Characteristics Of Near Surface Wind Field And Boundary Layer In The Jang Bogo Station, Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, Through Observational And Numerical Simulation Studies

Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan

1/6/2018 – 31/5/2021

  1.  

Prof Dr Phang Siew Moi & Dr Yeong Hui Yin

Enhancement of the biomass and lipid productivity of the selected four thraustochytrid strains for food and feed applications

Ecolex Sdn Bhd

1/6/2017 - 20/06/2019

  1.  

Dr Cheah Wee, Prof Dato’ Dr Azizan Abu Samah, Dr Sazlina Salleh (USM), Maria Hoppema (Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar and Marine Research), Andrew McMinn (University of Tasmania) & Chun Hoe Chow (NTOU)

Response of Southern Ocean carbon fluxes to changes in phytoplankton and environmental forcing

Yayasan Penyelidikan Antartika Sultan Mizan

1/11/2018 – 31/10/2020


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