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tan shau hwai

 

 Professor
Ext:3508 ; aileen@usm.my
Marine ecology,
Mari culture(Invertebrates reproduction studies and production)
Environmental studies(Environmental impactassessment) &
Marine Biodiversity and Conservation

 

Research Profile

My research focuses mainly in the field of marine science (marine ecology, biodiversity and conservation) , aquaculture and environmental studies with special emphasis on invertebrate, in particular the molluscs. My research sites cover areas from the Straits of Malacca, South China Sea, Japan Sea, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Australian waters and the Indonesian islands. The studies conducted cover the field of coral reefs, benthic biology, conservation, marine environmental management and aquaculture. The studies are conducted in collaboration with other universities and advisory council boards at national (e.g. Malaysian Marine Park Advisory Board) and international levels (International Coral Research Initiative (ICRI)

Current Research

 

a) Title : Aquaculture of oysters as an Additional Income Generation
Sponsorship : Higher Education Office

b) Title : Early Larval Development and Shell Formation of Tropical Bivalves Under Near-Future Predictions of CO2-Driven Ocean Acidification
Sponsorship : Higher Education Ministry (FRGS)

c) Title : Physiological and Molecular Responses of the Tropical Oyster larvae to Ocean Acidification at Warm and Low Saline Water - Immediate and Latent Effects
Sponsorship : Sciencefund

d) Title : Income Generation Through Oyster Culture in Merbok (Penjanaan Pendapatan Melalui Penternakan Tiram di Merbok, Kedah)
Sponsorship : BJIM –Bahagian Jaringan Industri dan Masyarakat, USM (Flagship)

e) Title : Oyster Production via Remote Setting as a Supplementary Occupation to Fishing
Sponsorship : Geran KTP Phase 3 _ BJIM USM

Collaborators

 

Hong Kong University (HKU) – Dr Thiyagarajan
Shinshu University – Prof Takahiro Asami
Natural History Museum, London – Fred Naggs and Dr Paul Taylor
University of Nottingham, London – Prof Chris Wade
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – Toshihiko Fujita
Dept of Aquatic Science, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand – Chutima Tantikitti

Selected Publications

Aileen Tan, S.H., Chiew Peng Teh, Geraldine Olive Chang & Zulfigar Yasin (2016).Tetraploid induction in tropical oysters, Crassostrea belcheri (Sowerby) and Crassostrea iredalei (Faustino). Aquaculture Research. 1-7 . doi:10.1111/are.12976

Aileen Tan, S.H. (2015) Government Efforts to Promote Oyster Farming in Malaysia. World Aquaculture Society. 39 – 41

Aileen Tan, S.H. & Cherrie Teh Chiew Peng (2015). Giant Clams of Malaysia-Field Identification Manual. Marine Science Lab, USM. 27pp ISBN 978-967-99949-8-8

M. Reza Mirzaei & Aileen Tan, S.H. (2015). Assessing cockle shells (Anadara granosa) for reconstruction subdaily environmental parameters: Implication for paleoclimate studies. Historical Biology: An International Journal of Paleobiology. .DOI: 10.1080/08912963.2015.1052806

Kristen Soong Giun Yee, Aileen Tan, S.H. & Cherrie Teh Chiew Peng (2015). Underwater Jewels of Malaysia- A Field Guide to the Nudibranch Malaysia. Malaysian Society of Marine Sciences (MSMS). 68pp. ISBN 978-967-10139-1-5

Sau Pinn Woo, Zulfigar. Y., Aileen Tan, S.H., Hiroshi Kajihara & Toshihiko Fujita (2015). Sea cucumbers of the genus Stichopus Brandt, 1835 (Holothuroidea, Stichopodidae) in Straits of Malacca with description of a new species. ZooKeys. 545:1-126

Aileen Tan, S. H., Geraldine-Olivia Chang, Poi Khoy Yen & Teh Chiew Peng (2014). Oyster culture in Malaysia: Opportunities and challenges. Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics (2014) 10(2): 99-108

Mohammad Reza Mirzaei, Zulfigar, Y., Aileen Tan, S.H.(2014). Periodicity and Shell microgrowth pattern formation in intertidal and subtidal areas using Shell cross sections of the blood cockles, Anadara granosa. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research. 40(4):459-468 http;//dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejar.2014.11.008

Aileen, Tan S.H.,& Zulfigar, Y. (2011). The status of marine taxonomy in the ASEAN region. Special report published in the newsmagazine of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity. 10(1). January – April 2011.

Aileen Tan, S.H. & Zulfigar,Y. (2011). Kerang Gergasi di Malaysia. 26pp.ISBN 978-983 44420-0-2

Aileen, Tan S.H., Isyam Asuandi Ismail & Zulfigar, Y. (2009). Diversity of Family Fungiidae in Malaysian Waters. Selected papers of NaGISA Westpac Congress 2008. Published by the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University, August 2009. 15-24

Aileen, Tan S.H., Nur-Najmi Basyeer & Zulfigar, Y. (2007). Diversity of Mollusc Communities in the Seagrass Bed in Pulau Gazumbo, Penang, Malaysia. Marine Research Indonesia. Vol. 32. No. 2. 2007. Pp 123 – 127

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