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amir shah


Senior Lecturer
B. Appl. Sc. Hons. (Aquatic) USM
M. Sc (Biology) USM
Ph.D., (Environmental Sciences) UKM
(604)-6533888 ext. 6201    ; amirshah@usm.my



Research Profile

Fish and Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, Limnology and Freshwater Ecology

Current Research

a) As Principal Researcher

Stream Ecology Study at the Surrounding Areas of Hulu Jelai Dam Sites, Pahang. UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA. RM 76,000.00, 1/1/2013-31/12/2016.


Stream Ecology Study at the Surrounding Areas of Hulu Terengganu Dam Sites, Terengganu. UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA. RM 132,000.00, 1/1/2013-31/12/2016.


Collaboration Works on Marine Ecological Study at Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station Manjung, TENAGA NASIONAL BERHAD. RM125,500.00, 16/5/2013-15/5/2015


Effects of Development Towards Sustainable Use of Bukit Merah Reservoir Catchment Area For Water Security - Model From Freshwater Fishes And Primary Productivity. RM192,099.00, 15/7/2012-14/7/2015


b) As Co-researcher


The Effects Of Serial Dams On Tropical River Fisheries: Discovering The Key Element In Regulating The Dynamic Trends Of Nutrient, Fish Assemblage And Seston, RM86,000.00, Zarul Hazrin Bin Hashim ,1/12/2013-30/11/2015


The Effects Of Serial Dams On Nutrient Dynamics Along The Perak River. RM196,573.60, Zarul Hazrin Bin Hashim ,1/12/2013-30/11/2015



TNB Research Sdn Bhd

Department Of Fisheries

Muda Agricultural Development Authorithy (MADA)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


Selected Publications

1. Mohd Shafiq, Z., Shah, A.S.R.M., Mohd Syaiful, M., Nurul Fadzlinda, M.F., Zarul Hazrin, H. and Wan Maznah, W.O. 2016. Spatial And Temporal Variations Of Water Quality And Trophic Status In Bukit Merah Reservoir, Perak. Sains Malaysiana 45(6): 853–863.

2. Shah, A.S.R.M., Mashhor, M., Edi Rudi, Nur Fadli and Musri, M. 2015. A Preliminary Freshwater Fish Checklist of Pulau Weh, Nanggruh Aceh Darussalam, Indonesia. Malayan Nature Journal 67(3): 303-307.

3. Muhammad Nur Arif, O., Ruhana, H., Mohd Nasaruddin, H. and Shah, A.S.R.M. 2015. Red Seaweed Gracilaria arcuata In Cage Culture Area of Lawas, Sarawak. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology 5(2): 53-61.

4. Truyen ,D. M., Mashhor,M., and Shah, A.S.R.M. 2015. A note on Aroids Ethnobotany in Hau River, Vietnam. Tropical Plant Research 2(1): 58–63.

5. Rohasliney, H., Mphd Rezza Petra,A., Wan Mohd Amzar, M.Z., Siti Amirah, J and Shah, A.S.R.M. 2015. Fish Distribution and Composition of Kelantan River Systems, Kelantan, Malaysia. Applied Mechanics and Materials 747:294-297.

6. Shaza, A., Nik Fadzly, N.R., and Shah, A.S.R.M. 2014. Population Dynamics of Bigeye Scad, Selar crumenophthalmus in Bangaa Faru, Maldives. J Mar Biol Oceanogr 3 (3):1-4.

7. Mohd. Shafiq, Z., Shah, A.S.R.M., Zarul hazrin, H., Syaiful, M.M., Khaironizam, M.Z., Khaled, P., and Hamzah, Y. 2014. An annotated checklist of fish fauna of Bukit Merah Reservoir and its catchment area, Perak, Malaysia. Check List 10(4): 822–828.

8. Mohd Shafiq, Z., Shah, A.S.R.M., Zarul Hazrin, H., Khalid, P., Syaiful, M. and Wan Maznah, W.O. 2014. The Effect of Seasonal Changes on Freshwater Fish Assemblages and Environmental Factors in Bukit Merah Reservoir (Malaysia). Transylv. Rev. Syst. Ecol. Res. 16 (1):97-108.

9. Shah, A.S.R.M., Johan, I. Diana, L. and Wan Maznah, W.O. 2012. The Spatial Structure of Zooplankton Communities of Pedu Reservoir, Malaysia. Wetland Science 10(4):423-428.

10. Shah, A.S.R.M., Samat, A., Khalid, P. and Khairul Nasirudin, A.M. 2012. Notes on the freshwater fishes at selected headwater streams of the Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah Darul Aman. Malayan Nature Journal 64(3): 147–152.

11. Mansor, M.I., Shah, A.S.R.M., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Nadieya, B. and Muhammad Adlan, A.H. 2012. Population Dynamics of Tinfoil Barb, Barbonymus schwanenfeldii (Bleeker, 1853) in Pedu Reservoir, Kedah. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 2(5):55-69.

12. Zarul Hazrin, H., Rosli, Y. Z., Shah., A.S.R.M., Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Mohd. Syaiful, M. and Mashhor, M. 2012. Fish Checklist of Perak River, Malaysia. Check List 8(3): 408-413.

13. Che Salmah, M.R., Al-Shamia, S.A., Shah, A.S.R.M., Abu Hassan, A. and Azmi, M. 2012. Effects Of Herbicides On Odonata Communities In A Rice Agroecosystem. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 94(6):1188–1198.

14. Mohd-Shafiq, Z., Mansor, M.I., Che-Salmah, M.R., Shah, A.S.R.M., and Abu Hassan, A. 2012. Assessment of Suitability of Kerian River Tributaries Using Length-weight Relationship and Relative Condition Factor of Six Freshwater Fish Species. Journal of Environment and Earth Science 2(3):52-60.

15. Zarul Hazrin, H., Shah, A.S.R.M., Mohd. Syaiful, M., Mashhor, M., and Shahrul Anuar, M. S. 2012 Fishes of Sungai Enam and Sungai Telang in Temengor Reservoir, Perak, Malaysia. Check List 8(1):27-31.

16. Zarul Hazrin, H., Shah, A.S.R.M., Khoo, K. H., Shahrul Anuar, M. S. and Mansor, M. 2011.The Recovery of Two Long-logged Headwaters in Temengor Reservoir,Perak, Malaysia. Wetland Science 9(2):140-150.

17. Shah, A.S.R.M., Ismail, S., Mansor, M., and Othman, R. 2010. Diversity and distribution of fish in irrigation water derived from recycled and uncontrolled flow water sources in the Muda ricefields. Pertanika J. Trop.Agric. Sci. 33(2):213-222.

18. Mansor, M.I., Che Salmah, M.R., Rosalina, R., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., and Shah, A.S.R.M. 2010. Length-weight Relationship of Freshwater Fish Species in Kerian River Basin and Pedu Lake. Research Journal of Fisheries and Hydrobiology 5(1):1-8.

19. Shah, A.S.R.M., Zarul Hazrin, H., and Shahrul Anuar, M.S. 2009. Freshwater Fishes of Gunung Jerai, Kedah Darul Aman – A Preliminary Study. Tropical Life Sciences Research
(formally known as Journal of Bioscience) 20(2): 47-59.

20. Shah, A.S.R.M., Ismail, S., Mansor, M., and Othman, R. 2008. A Note on Zooplankton Distributions at Two Different Types of Water Management Systems in the Muda Rice Agro ecosystem. Journal of Bioscience 19(1): 81-90.

21. Shah, A.S.R.M., Mansor, M., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Che Salmah, M.R., Abu Hassan, A., and Ibrahim, J. 2008. Agrobiodiversity of Muda Rice Agro ecosystem: A case study in largest granary area of Malaysia. Wetland Science 6(1): 34-44.

22. Amirrudin, A., Syed Ahmad Rizal, T.N., Shah, A.S.R.M., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., and Samat, A. 2006. The Ichthyofauna of Gunung Jerai, Kedah. Journal of Wildlife and Parks 23;63-70

23. Shah, A.S.R.M., Zarul Hazrin, H., Chan, K.Y., Zakaria, R., Khoo, K.H.,and Mansor, M., 2006. Recent Checklist of Freshwater Ichthyofauna of the Paya Beriah Freshwater Peat Swamp Forest. Jurnal Biosains 17(1):51-64.

24. Meor Ahmad Fauzi, M.H., Ali, A., and Shah, A.S.R.M., 2002. The structure and dynamics of net-zooplankton communities of the littoral versus limnetic zone of a typical embayment habitat in a small flow through tropical reservoir. Jurnal Biosains 13 (2): 23-34