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Research Profile

My research focuses on the ecology and biology of freshwater zooplankton particularly on how physical and biological processes together define zooplankton biogeography, structuring of zooplankton communities and zooplankton population abundance. Another main branch of my research focuses on the ecological role of zooplankton as grazer on algae. I investigated zooplankton feeding at the level of the individual organism and the community to provide new insight into how grazers, particularly zooplankton, exploit the ecosystem and control the abundance of phytoplankton. In fact, grazing by zooplankton contributes to the maintenance of natural systems and contributes to improved water quality delivered to consumers.
Areas of Interest:
•Zooplankton community structure and diversity
•Zooplankton grazing
•Freshwater ecology

Current Research

- Exploratory analysis of zooplankton diversity using traditional taxonomic approaches and molecular systematic of a community sample
- The distribution and abundance of zooplankton community in Temengor Lake 


- Department of Ecology & Environmental Science, University of Adelaide
- SA Water Corporation

Selected Publications

Azma-Hanim, I. and Anis-Amalina M. A. (2016). Zooplankton composition and abundance as indicators of eutrophication in two small man-made lakes. Tropical Life Sciences Research 27 (Supp. 1): 31–38.

Azma-Hanim, I., Nur-Diyana, R. & Lim, C. C. (2016). Preliminary survey of zooplankton community in a fast flowing river. Malaysian International Biology Symposium 2016 (i-SIMBIOMAS 2016). 26 – 27 Oct 2016. Putrajaya International Convention Centre, Malaysia.

Azma-Hanim, I. (2016). Zooplankton of Temengor Reservoir, in Mansor, M., Wan Maznah, W. O., Subehi, L., Hashim, Z. H. and Hamid, M. A. (eds), Lake Ecosystem & Services: Temengor Reservoir, Malaysia and Selected Indonesian Lakes, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, pp. 54-58.

Azma-Hanim, I., Mills, S. & Recknagel, F. 2015. A new rotating tumbler apparatus for zooplankton grazing in laboratory. Ekoloji. 24 (97): 54-59.

Azma-Hanim, I. and Siti-Azrin, Z. 2015. A comparative study of zooplankton diversity and abundance from three different types of water body. 2nd International Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Biological Sciences (ICAEBS'15). 16-17 Aug 2015. Ibis Hotel, Bali, Indonesia.

Azma-Hanim, I. and Asmerlda, A. H. 2015. Preliminary Investigation on the Diversity of Zooplankton in Muda River, Peninsular Malaysia. 10th International Symposium in Science and Technology 2015, Collaboration between Asian Countries in Science and Technology. 31 Aug - 2 Sep 2015. Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Azma Hanim, I. 2015. Zooplankton: Amazing creatures under the microscope. Bio Bulletin. School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Vol 1, May/June 2015. pp 12-14.

Azma-Hanim, I., Shiel, R. & Recknagel, F. 2014. Community Structure of Zooplankton in a Drinking Water Reservoir. Annual International Conference on Ecology, Biodiversity and Environment (CEBE). 15 - 16 Dec 2014. Hotel Fort Canning, Singapore.

Azma-Hanim, I. and Anis-Amalina, M.A. 2014. Zooplankton composition and abundance as indicators of eutrophication in two man-made lakes. The 9th IMT-GT Uninet (Integrated Multidisiplinary & Transboundary Research for Global Transformation. 3-5 Nov 2014. The Gurney Resort Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.

Azma-Hanim, I., Shiel, R. & Recknagel, F. 2013. Zooplankton Distribution and Species Diversity in Myponga Reservoirs, South Australia. Global Conference on Agriculture Economics and Environment Research (GCAEER 2013). 28 - 30 Sept 2013. Concord Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Hifni, M. B., Nurul Huda, N., Azma-Hanim, I. and Fadzly, N. R. 2006. Avifauna in Bukit Panchor Recreational Forest, in Mansor, M.& Zakaria, M. Y. (eds), Ecological Survey on natural forests. A case study of Teluk Bahang and Bukit Panchor, Universiti
Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, pp. 108-117.

Azma-Hanim, I, Mansor, M. & Wan Maznah, W.O. 2005. Water quality studies in Malaysian disused man-made lakes; suitability for an aquaculture project. Wetland Science Journal, vol 3 no. 4 pg 258-268.

Azma-Hanim, I, Mansor, M. & Wan Maznah, W.O. 2004. Fish community of two rural lakes and socio-economic assessment in Bumbung Lima, Kepala Batas. 7th Asian Fisheries Forum. 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2004. Equatorial Hotel, Penang, Malaysia.

Azma-Hanim, I, Mansor, M. & Wan Maznah, W.O. 2004. A preliminary survey of weed species on two rural lakes in Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang. 2nd Life Sciences Postgraduate Conference. 1-3 April 2004. USM, Penang, Malaysia.