abu hassan

Dip. Agric., Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
B.Sc., University of California, Davis, USA
M.Sc., University of Idaho, USA
Ph.D., Universiti Malaya
Ext. 3504, aahassan@usm.my


Research Profile

Biology, ecology and control of mosquitoes, Agricultural entomology, Urban entomology (termites, ants and cockroaches) and Forensic entomology.

Current Research


  • Bionomics of rice fi eld mosquitoes.
  • Control of pests in urban areas.
  • Biological control of cocoa pod borer and management of rhinoceros beetle in oil palm plantations.
  • Control of termites and ants in residential areas and diversity and succession of fl ies on carrion.



  • FELDA plantation
  • LONSUM estate, Indonesia
  • University of Florida, USA
  • University of Burdwan, India
  • Yangon University, Myanmar
  • United Fumigation Sdn Bhd.
  • Pest Kill Sdn. Bhd.

Selected Publications


1. Kumara, T.K., Henry L. Henry Disney & Abu Hassan, A. 2010. First record of two species of Oriental scuttle (Diptera:Phoridae) from forensic cases. Forensic Science international 195:5-7. (ISI IF =1.928).
2. Kumara, T.K., Abu Hassan, A., Che Salmah, M.R., & Bhupinder, S. 2010. A report on the pupae of Desmometopa sp. (Diptera: Milichiidae) recovered from a human corpse in Malaysia.Tropical Biomedicine 27(1):131-133. (ISI IF =0.649).

3. Kumara, T.K., Abu Hassan, A., Che Salmah, M.R., & Bhupinder,S. 2010. Growth of Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius) maggots in morgue cooler. Journal Forensic Sciences. Doi 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2010. (ISI IF =1.524).

4. Salman Al-Shami, Che Salmah Md Rawi, Siti Azizah M. Nor, Abu Hassan Ahmad & Arshad Ali. 2010. Morphological deformities in Chironomus spp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) larvae as a tool for impact assessment of anthropogenic and environmental stresses on three rivers in the Juru river system, Penang, Malaysia. Environmental Entomology 39 (1): 210-222. (ISI, IF=1.154).

5. Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Che Salmah Md Rawi, Abu Hassan Ahmad & Siti Azizah M. Nor. 2010. Evaluation of mentum deformities of Chironomus spp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) larvae using modified toxic score index (MTSI) to assess the environmental stresses in the Juru River Basin, Penang, Malaysia. Environ Monit Assess.Doi 10.1007/s10661-010-1630-1. (ISI, IF=1.356).

6. Salman Abdo Al-Shami, Che Salmah Md Rawi, Abu Hassan Ahmad & Siti Azizah M. Nor. 2010. Fluctuating asymmetry of Chironomus spp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) larvae in association with water quality and metal pollution in Permatang Rawa River in the Juru River Basin, Penang, Malaysia. Water Air Soil Pollut. Doi 10.1007/s11270-010-0528-4. (ISI, IF =1.676).

7. Al-Shami, S.A., Che Salmah, M. R., Siti Azizah M. Nor & Abu Hassan Ahmad. 2010. The influence of agricultural activities on the quality of water in a tropical rice field ecosystem. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 8 (1): 11-18. (Scopus).

8. Hamady Dieng, Rahman G.M. Saifur, Ahmad Abu Hassan, M.R. Che Salmah, Micheal Boots, Tomomitso Satho, Zairi Jaal and Sazaly AbuBakar. 2010. Indoor breeding of Aedes albopictus in Northern Peninsular Malaysia and its potential epidemiological implications. Plos One 5(7):e11790. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011790. (ISI, IF =4.351).

9. Rahman G.M. Saifur, Hamady Dieng, Ahmad Abu Hassan, Tomomitso Satho, Fumio Miake, Micheal Boots, M.R. Che Salmah and Sazaly AbuBakar. 2010. The effects of moisture on the oviposition responses and larval eclosion of Aedes albopictus. Journal of American Mosquito Control Association 26(4) December issue. Accepted.

10. S.A. Al-Shami,.A., Md Rawi Che Salmah, M. R., Ahmad Abu Hassan & Azizah M. Nor. 2010. Temporal distribution of larval Chironomidae (Diptera) in experimental rice fields in Penang, Malaysia. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology 13:17-22. (Scopus).

11. Suwarno, M.R. Che Salmah, A. Ali and A. Abu Hassan. 2010. Oviposition preference of swallowtail butterfly, Papilio polytes L. (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) on four Rutaceae (Sapindales) host plant species. Insect Science. Published Online: Apr 5 2010 3:29AM DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7917.2010.01330.x (ISI, IF=1.118).

12. Suwarno, M.R. Che Salmah and A. Abu Hassan. 2010. Oviposition preference and nutritional indices of Papilio polytes L. (Papilionidae) larvae on four rutaceous (Sapindales: Rutaceae) host plants. Journal of Lepidopterists’ Society. ACCEPTED.

13. Kumara, T.K., Abu Hassan, A., Che Salmah, M.R., & Bhupinder, S. 2010. Developmental times of forensically important flies in Malaysia. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Scientific Seminar of Malaysian Society of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine, Kuala Lumpur. 24-25 March 2010.

14. Abu Hassan, A. 2010. Breeding and oviposition of dengue mosquito (Aedes albopictus). Paper presented at Colloquim on updates on dengue and arbovirus research in Malaysia. University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 12-13 April, 2010.