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Senior Lecturer
BSc. (Hons.), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
MSc., Universiti Sains Malaysia.
PhD., University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Tel: 04-653 5878; faradina@usm.my; faradeena@gmail.com
Algae; Taxonomy and Ecology

 

Research Profile

  • Diversity and ecology of Cyanobacteria
  • Ecology of Antarctic freshwater algae

Current Research

  • Investigating the effects of decadal scale environmental change on the diversity of terrestrial algae in Antarctica.
  • Polyphasic evaluation of periphytic cyanobacteria from tropical streams.

Collaborators

  • British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

Selected Publications

  • Merican, F. and Broady, P.A. (2012) Cyanobacteria in Kaituna River, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. In B.A. Whitton (Ed.), Ecology of Cyanobacteria II (2nd ed.): Online extra. Dordrecht: Springer.

  • Broady, P.A. and Merican, F. (2012) Phylum Cyanobacteria: Blue-green bacteria, blue-green algae. In D.P. Gordon (Ed.), New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Vol 3: Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi: 50-69. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press.

  • Masdialily, D., Wan Maznah, W. O., Faradina, M. and Mansor, M. (2010). Effects of nitrate, phosphate, temperature and light-dark cycle on algal growth potential of Chlorococcum sp. from Reeve Hill, Antarctica. ASM Sci. J., 4(1): 74-80.

  • Faradina, M., Wan Maznah, W. O., Wan Asmadi, W. A. and Mansor, M. (2007). Freshwater algae community of a meltwater runnel, Reeve Hill, Casey Station, Antarctica. Wetland Science 5(3): 243-252.

  • Faradina M., Wan Asmadi, W. A., Wan Maznah, W. O. and Mashhor, M. (2006). A note on the freshwater algae of Gunung Stong, Kelantan, Malaysia. Jurnal Biosains 17 (1): 65-76.

  • McMinn, S. Salleh, W. A. Wan Ab. Llah, M. Mohammad, F. Md. Sidik Merican, W. M. Wan Omar, F. Samad, W. Cheah, I. Idris, Y. K. Sim, W. S. Wong, S. H. Tan and Z. Yasin. (2005). Quantum yield of the marine benthic microflora of near-shore coastal Penang, Malaysia. Marine and Freshwater Research 56: 1047-1053.

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