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Doctorate Candidates & Postgraduate Students

 

Name

Evyen Wevan Jebrail

Programme/Institution

Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, UMS

Level of Research

Master of Science (MSc.)

Field of Study

Biodiversity and Biosystematics

Year Started

2017

Supervisor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahadimenakbar M.Dawood

Co-supervisor(s)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bakhtiar Effendy Yahya

Dr. Arman Hadi Fikri

Synopsis

I am currently working on a research project entitled The Effects of Progressive Land Use Changes on The Distributions, Abundance and Behaviour of Vector Mosquitoes in Sabah, Malaysia. The objectives of this study are:

1.    To investigate the effects of progressive land use change from pre-development forest, through forest        clearing and cultivation to plantation maintenence on occurence of vector mosquitoes.

2.    To determine the status of anopheline mosquito as a vector of malaria in changing land uses.

3.    To study the seasonality, abundance and behaviour of vector mosquitoes in study areas.

Name

Surdensteeve Peter

Programme/Institution

Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, UMS

Level of Research

Master of Science (MSc.)

Field of Study

Biodiversity and Biosystematics

MSc Title

The Prevalence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia infection in long tailed macaques and proboscis monkeys in the Lower Kinabatangan Floodplain

Year Started

2018, February

Supervisor

Dr. Noor Haliza Hassan

Co-supervisor(s)

Prof. Andrew McIntosh

Mr. Hairul Hafiz.

Synopsis

The study aims to provide a baseline data on the infection of protozoan parasites (Cryptosporidium & Giardia) in long tailed macaques and proboscis monkeys in the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain. The study will be the first in focusing and reporting the prevalence of intestinal protozoan parasites in the Kinabatangan region.

Name

Jasrul Dulipat

Programme/Institution

Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, UMS

Level of Research

Master of Science (MSc.)

Field of Study

Ecological Process

MSc Title

Trematode: Digenean Parasite Prevalence of Freshwater Snail in Disturbed and   Undisturbed Rivers Located within the Vicinity of the Crocker Range Park (CRP), Sabah

Year Started / Research Period

February 2017 – February 2019

Supervisor

Dr. Liew Thor Seng

Co-supervisor(s) -

Email address

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Synopsis / Research Aim

This study aimed to fill the gaps of knowledge regarding parasitology of mollusk in Malaysia especially in Sabah that is currently almost nothing is known. Therefore this study embarks several objectives firstly, to identify species of freshwater snail with the highest parasite prevalence and determine the infection status of the other freshwater snail species in CRP. Secondly, to compare the parasite infection rate between undisturbed and disturbed rivers. Last but not least, to compare the species richness and diversity value of freshwater snail in different river types in this study.

Name

Elver Fazly Charlie

Programme/Institution

Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, UMS

Level of Research

Doctor of Philosophy

Field of Study

Biodiversity and Biosystematics

MSc Title

Saving the Pangolin (Manis): The Effects of Society’s Awareness, Knowledge, Emotion, Responsibility and Intention towards a Lifelong Attitude of Pangolins Pro-Conservation Behavior in Human Dominated Landscapes.

Year Started / Research Period

February 2017 – February 2022

Supervisor

Dr. Fiffy Hanisdah Saikim

Co-supervisor(s)

Prof. Dr. Abdul Hamid Ahmad

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Suhaimi Taat

Email address

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Synopsis / Research Aim

Conservation is important due to the threats of human activities to our wildlife, biodiversity and environment. Overharvesting of species by humans and the loss of suitable habitat are among the threats that are faced by our wildlife species. The prevention of poaching, illegal hunting and securing habitat from further degradation are among the ways to conserve those species that are facing extreme extinction. At the same time, it is important for society to apply their awareness, knowledge, emotion, responsibility and intention to develop a lifelong attitude of pro-conservation behavior in order to conserve and protect the wildlife species. This research study is important in order to identify the level of the society’s responsibility and intention towards the wildlife conservation especially to those species that are facing extreme extinction such as Pangolins, Sumatran Tiger, Sumatran Rhino, Clouded Leopard, Borneo Pygmy Elephant and Tapir. This study aims to investigate and identify the development of a lifelong attitude towards pangolin pro-conservation behavior among Malaysian societies. For the future of healthy ecosystem, conservation and preservation of the wildlife and biodiversity is important in order to maintain sustainability.