Dr. Mohd Azlan Jayasilan Abd. Gulam Azad
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology
PhD (Charles Darwin University)
MSc in Conservation Biology (UKM)
BSc Forestry (UPM)
I am interested mainly in conservation biology and animal ecology. Sarawak is particularly an interesting place to study wildlife because of its rich biodiversity with relatively high endemicity. 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, nestedne , effect of disturbance and spatial matrices and foraging ecology.
Selected publications - Refereed Journals
Mohd-Azlan J. and L. Engkamat 2013. Camera trapping and conservation in Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary, Sarawak, Borneo. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61(1): 397–405.
Mohd-Azlan J. 2012. Biodiversity conservation strategy in Malaysia: a review from an Islamic perspective. Jurnal Hadhari 4 (1): 129-136.
Mohd-Azlan J., Richard Noske and Michael J. Lawes 2012. Avian species-assemblage structure and indicator bird species of mangroves in the Australian monsoon tropics. EMU 112: 287-297.
Mohd-Azlan J and Michael J. Lawes. 2011. The effect of the surrounding landscape matrix on mangrove bird community assembly in north Australia. Biological Conservation 144: 2134–2141.
Mohd. Azlan J., Tuen, A.A., and Rahman, M.R.A. 2010. Preliminary assessment of activity pattern and diet of the lesser dog faced fruit bat Cynopterus brachyotis in a dipterocarp forest, Sarawak Borneo. Tropical Ecology 51(2): 175-180.
Wilting, A., Cord, A., Hearn, A. J., Hesse, D., Mohamed, A., Traeholdt, C., Cheyne, S. M., Sunarto, S., Mohd-Azlan J., Ross, J., Shapiro, A., Sebastian, A., Dech, S., Breitenmoser, C., Duckworth, W., Sanderson, J. and Hofer, H. 2010. Modelling the species distribution of flat-headed cats (Prionailurus planiceps), an endangered South-East Asian small felid. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9612. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0009612
Mohd. Azlan J. 2009. The use of camera traps in Malaysian rainforests. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation. 5: 81 – 86.
Mohd. Azlan J. and Sanderson, J. 2007. Geographic distribution and conservation status of the bay cat (Catopuma badia), a Bornean endemic. Oryx, 31 (3), 1-4.
Mohd. Azlan J. and Dayang, N. and Sanderson, J. 2007. Historical records of felid collections in the Sarawak Museum. Cat news 47: 8-9.
Mohd Azlan J, Taha, S.H., Laman, C.J.M. and Abdullah, M.T. 2008. Diversity of bats at two contrasting elevations in a protected dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Borneo The Beagle, Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Australia 24: 151–156.
Mohd. Azlan J. 2006. Mammal diversity and conservation in a secondary forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Biodiversity and Conservation. 15:1013-1025.
Mohd. Azlan J and Dionysius S.K. Sharma. 2006. The diversity and activity patterns of wild felids in a secondary forest in Peninsular Malaysia Oryx 40 (1): 1-6.
Mohd Azlan J and G.W.H. Davison. 2006. Camera trapping as a tool to study ground dwelling birds? Malayan Nature Journal 57(4): 359-368.
Mohd. Azlan J and Engkamat . 2006. Camera trapping and conservation in Lambir Hills National Park. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 54(2):469-475.
Mohd Azlan J., Tuen, A.A., Khombi, M, Sait, I., and Abdullah, M.T. 2006. Diversity and Abundance of Mammals in Loagan Bunut National Park. In: Scientific Journey Through Borneo. 2006. Tuen, A.A., Sayok, A.K., Toh, A.N. and Noweg, G.T. (Eds).pp: 173-182. Peat Swamp Project, UNDP/GEF Funded (MAL/99/G31), Sarawak Forest Department and Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, University Malaysia Sarawak.
Mohd. Azlan J and Muhammad Faisal 2006. Ethnozoological survey in selected areas in Sarawak. Sarawak Museum Journal. LXII (83).
Mohd. Azlan J. 2005. A short note on the activity patterns of Viverra tangalunga and Paradoxurus hermaphroditus in a secondary forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Small carnivore conservation. 33: 27-28.
Mohd Azlan J., Neuchlos J. and Abdullah, M.T. 2005 Diversity of chiropterans in limestone forest area, Bau, Sarawak. Malaysian Applied Biology. 34 (1): 59-64.
Selected publications - Proceedings
Mohd-Azlan, J. 2013. Camera trapping as a tool to study tropical rainforest animals. Abstract in Chinese. Camera traps for wildlife conservation 4-8th of March 2013, Yinggeling Nature Reserve, Hainan, China.
Mohd-Azlan, J and Kirupaliny, S.B. 2012. Wildlife Consumption in Sarawak, Borneo. Abstract 2nd Oceania Congress 2012: People and Conservation in Land and Sea Country. Darwin, Australia.
Mohd Azlan J., Lisa, D.P.A., Lading, E. and Mohidin, R. 2007. Camera Trapping and Conservation in Kubah National Park. In: Proceedings of the eigth Hornbill Workshop on protected areas and biodiversity conservation. Kuching Pp 87-101.
Sharma, R. Mohd Azlan J., Vidyadaran, M.K. and Sharma, D. 2007. Tiger Predation and Cattle Management practices in an oil palm-livestock integrated system. (Abstract) In: Proceedings of the 41st International Congress of the ISAE, Merida, Mexico. (Eds. Galindo, F. and Alvarez, L.) Pp 233
Mohd. Azlan J. 2005. Distribution of the Bornean Bay Cat, Catopuma badia in Sarawak. In: Wallace in Sarawak– 150 Years Later. An International Conference on Biogeography and Biodiversity. 2005. A. A. Tuen and I. Das (Eds). Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan. pp: 198-201.
Selected Publication- Book Chapter
Mohd-Azlan J. and Michael J. Lawes. 2011. The Efficacy of Protected Areas and Future Challenges for Wildlife Conservation in Sarawak. In Mazlin Mokhtar & Sharina Abdul Halim (Eds.), RIMBA2: Regional Sustainable Development in Malaysia and Australia, pg. 136-146. Bangi. LESTARI Publisher. ISBN 978-967-5227-50-9.
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