Name: Jayasilan Mohd-Azlan

Country: Malaysia

Affiliation:

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

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Animal Resource Science & Management Faculty of Resource Science and Technology,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 94300 Kota Samarahan Sarawak, Malaysia.

Research Interests:

Conservation biology and Animal ecology

Biography:

  • Sarawak is particularly an interesting place to study wildlife because of its rich biodiversity with relatively highendemicity. 
  • Deforestation and land conversions to oil palm have accelerated in many parts of South-east in recent decade. 
  • This has posed various threats to local wildlife, particularly those which are endemic to Borneo. 
  • This has called for a rapid assessment and protection of the flora and fauna without hindering the development of the local socio-economic.
  • Adding on to the pioneers’ works in Sarawak, I studied the distribution and conservation of terrestrial mammals and in recent times I am keen to work on birds for various reasons. 
  • I have used various techniques to understand the complexity of animal distribution and ecology in this region.
  • I have worked on carnivores, chiropterans, and birds. 
  • I have worked in Northern Australia, Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysian Borneo, as well as in Kalimantan, and currently keen to work on community ecology related studies. 
  • This involves, species-area relationship, effect of disturbance and spatial matrices and foraging ecology.