PROFESSOR in Plant Propagation & Ecology
MSc (Iowa State)
My research interest focusses on the vegetative propagation on selected plant species as well as on the forest ecophysiology.
The last three decades have seen the declining of plant resources due to extensive forest logging. The need to replenish the forest resources has been regarded as a big challenge to forest planners, managers and scientists; brought them to seminars, workshops to discuss strategies and means to rehabilitate the forests.
Any reforestation project needs a huge supply of quality planting stocks that are able to sustain the disturbed microclimate. Tropical plants, especially timber species are known for poor flowering frequency; hence, an alternative method of producing planting stock is needed to ensure the success of any reforestation project. Vegetative propagation through rooting of cuttings and tissue culture are two potential alternative techniques to conventional mean. Hence, research in these areas are seen as a new challenge to establish a good protocol for new planting stock production. At the same time the ecophysiological studies on plant growth should be given due attention too.
Selected publications - Refereed Journals
Hamirah, M.N, H. Sani, P. Boyce & S.L. Sim. 2007. Micropropagation of Boesenbergia pulchella (Ridl.) Merr., a Potential Ornamental Plant. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 59(1&2):65-70.
Bay, H.H; H.B. Sani; P. Boyce & S.L. Sim. 2007. Rapid In Vitro Propagation of Hornstedtia reticulata (K. Schum) K. Schum. Gradens’ Bulletin Singapore 59(1&2):35-40.
Selected publications - Proceedings
Sani, H.B. and Dayang Awa, A.L. 2010. Callus Induction and Shoot Regeneration from Leaf explants of Morinda citrifolia L. In Isa et al. Proc. Conf. on Natural Resoruces in the Tropics. p301-305.
Jong A., Chen T.Y, H.B. Sani and S.L. Sim. 2010. Micropropagation of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum L.) Through Somatic Embryogenesis. In Isa et al. Proc. Of Conf. on Natural Resources in the Tropics. p279-286.
Bay, H.H; H.B. Sani & S.L. Sim.2007. Micropropagation and Genetic Fidelity Assessment of Hornstedtia reticulata K. Schum. A Medicinal Plant. Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture and Agrobiotechnology. PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, 17-21 June 2007.
Sani, HB; Hamirah, M.N. P. Boyce & S.L. Sim. 2007. Micropropagation of Red Ginger (Zingiber montanum Koenig). A Medicinal Plant. Asia Pacific Conference on Plant Tissue Culture and Agrobiotechnology. PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, 17-21 June 2007.
Rebicca, E; H.B. Sani; P. Boyce; S.L. Sim. 2006. Micropropagation of Globba atrosanguinea Teijsm, & Binn. And Globba brachyanthera K. Schum. 4th International Symposium on Family of Zingerberaceae, September 2006. Singapore.
Hamirah, M.N. H. B. Sani, P.Boyce & S.L. Sim. 2006. In Vitro propagation of red ginger (Zingiber montanum Koenig). 4th Intl Symposium on the Family of Zingiberaceae, Singapore Botanic Garden 3-6 2006.
Linna M.N; H. B. Sani ; B.L.Sim and S.L. Sim, 2006. In vitro Regeneration of Kayu Macis (Falcataria moluccana. Natural Res. In The Tropics: Development and Commercialization of Tropical Natural Resources. 6-8 June 2006, Kuching 9pp.
Sim, D; H.B. Sani; B.L. Sim, 2006. Micropropagation of Kelampayan (Neolamarkia cadamba). Natural Res. In The Tropics: Development and Commercialization of Tropical Natural Resources. 6-8 June 2006, Kuching 9pp.