Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Professor


shahrul anuar

 

Professor
B.Sc.(Hons.), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
M.Sc., Ph.D., Aberdeen, UK
Ext. 6154 ; sanuar@usm.my
Vertebrate Biology and Ecology


Research Profile

My research interests particularly in the field of vertebrate biology, ecology and behaviour, and mainly focused on the population studies of small mammals, birds and herpetofauna.

Current Research

 

  • USM – Research University Grant Scheme 2011-2013 (Fundamental Science)Principal InvestigatorFundamental understanding on the pollination mechanism of economically important mangroves species by nocturnal animals
  • USM – Research University Grant Scheme 2011-2013 (Life Sciences)
    Principal Investigator
    Predicting the Habitat Suitability and Roosting Selection of Urban Pests Species using Geographic Information System(GIS):Towards the Integrated Control & Management of Invasive Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) & Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
  • USM – Research University Grant Scheme 2009 - 2011
    Co-Investigator
    Population dynamic Areacaceae (Subfamily:Calamoideae) in Sungai Sedim Forest Reserve, Kedah. Fruits utilization and propagule distribution by frugivorous mammals.
  • USM – Research University Grant Scheme 2009 - 2011
    Co-Investigator
    Population dynamics and biodiversity of secondary forest in Pulau Pinang forest reserve
  • Agensi Remote Sensing Negara 2008 – 2010
    Co-Investigator
    Wetland Resource characterization and mapping in Malaysia using remote sensing and related technology.
  • USM – Research University Grant Scheme 2008 - 2011
    Co-Investigator
    Distribution and biodiversity of amphibian assemblages in Northern Peninsular Malaysia and Southern Thailand.
  • USM – Research University Grant Scheme 2007- 2009
    Co-Investigator
    Speciation And Evolution Of Tropical Biodiversity : Studies From Our Rich Tropical Natural Resources
  • USM – Research University Grant Scheme 2007- 2009
    Co-Investigator
    Wetlands Ecosystem Health: A Key Factor In The Sustainble Development Of Watersheds In The Northern Corridor Economic Region
  • E-Science Fund, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (2007-2009)
    Principal Investigator
    Control and Management Of Commensal Norway Rat (Rattus norvegicus) (Mammalia: Rodenita:Muridae) Population In An Urban Habitat: Integrated Approach By GIS-Modelling
  • E-Science Fund, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (2007-2009)
    Principal Investigator
    Predicting The Habitat Selection And Abundance Of Raptors Using Remote Sensing Techniques And Geographic Information Systems: A Case Study With The White-Bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)
  • E-Science Fund, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (2007-2009)
    Principal Investigator
    Habitat requirements of the Black Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) and Flying Lemur (Cynopcephalus variegatus) in Penang National Park: Comparing Field Survey, GIS and Remote Sensing Data
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (2007 – 2010)
    Principal Investigator
    Mongoose-Rodent Cycle: Fundamental Understanding on Predator – Prey Interaction in Agricultural Area
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) (2007 – 2010)
    Co-Investigator
    A Mathematical and Computer Simulation Study of Hantavirus Infection
  • USM’s Short Term Grant (2005-2007)
    Monitoring the bird species, abundance and their population status in rice agro-ecosystem: Assessing the areas suitability for the conservation and management of resident and migratory birds.
  • USM’s Short Term Grant (2004-2006)
    Principal Investigator
    Habitat requirements of the Malayan Tapir (Tapirus indicus): Their implications in the conservation of Malaysian Totally Protected Species
  • The Role of Fragmented Habitat in the Conservation of Small Vertebrate Faunas: Their Implications in Species and Ecosystem Conservation (2002-2005)
    IRPA RM 8
    Principal Investigator
  • The Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on the Population Size of Small Vertebrate Faunas: Their Implications in Ecosystem Conservation and Management (2002-2005)
    IRPA RM 8
    Principal Investigator
  • Parasitic Problem of Some Wild Ruminants Living in Captivity – Its Implications Towards Species Management and Conservation (2002-2005)
    IRPA RM 8
    Co-Investigator
  • Parasitic Problem of Bats in Northern Peninsular Malaysia – Distribution and Population Size (2002-2005)
    IRPA RM 8
    Co-Investigator
  • Study on the population size and dynamic of small mammals in ricefields area of Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA).
    USM Short Term
    Principal Investigator

Collaborators

 

  • La Sierra University, USAPrimate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Mississippi State University, USA
  • University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • Institute for Medical Research, Malaysia

Selected Publications

  • S. Nur Juliani, M. S. Shahrul Anuar, A. L. Nurul Salmi, A. Nur Munira and K. Nurul Liyana (2011). Diversity Pattern of Bats at Two Contrasting Habitat Types along Kerian River, Perak, Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research 22:13-22
  • Chan Kin Onn, L. Lee Grismer, Shahrul Anuar, Evan Quah, Jesse L. Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr., Mohd Abdul Muin and Norhayati Ahmad (2011). A new species of Chiromantis peters 1854 (Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Perlis State Park in extreme northern Peninsular Malaysia With additional herpetofaunal records for the park. Russian Journal of Herpetology 18:253-259
  • Zarul, H. Asmah, P., Mashhor, M., Shahrul Anuar MS, Jackson, D. (2011). The influence of seasonal changes and headwaters on physico-chemical dynamics of Temengor Reservoir, Malaysia. Wetland Science 9:314-321
  • Mohammad Saiful Mansor, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Lim Chan Koon and Mustafa Abdul Rahman (2011). Bird Species Diversity in the Padawan Limestone Area, Sarawak. Tropical Life Sciences Research 22:65-80
  • Nur Munira Azman, Nurul Salmi Abdul Latip, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Nur Juliani Shafie and Nurul Liyana Khairuddin (2011). Avian Diversity and Feeding Guilds in a Secondary Forest, an Oil Palm Plantation and a Paddy Field in Riparian Areas of the Kerian River Basin, Perak, Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research 22:45-64
  • K Nurul Liyana, R Razlina, M S Shahrul Anuar, S Nur Juliani and A Nur Munira (2011). The Population Size of the Lesser bandicoot (Bandicota bengalensis) in Three Markets in Penang, Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research 22:81-92
  • Evan SH Quah, Shahrul Anuar, MS., Grismer, L.L., Mohd Abdul Muin, MA, Chan, KO and Grismer JL. (2011). Preliminary checklist of the herpetofauna of Jerejak Island, Penang, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal. 63: 595-600.
  • A Mariana, B Mohd Kulaimi, I Halimaton, ZA Suhaili, MS Shahrul-Anuar, M Nor Zalipah, TM Ho (2011). Acarine ectoparasites of Panti Forest Reserve in Johore, Malaysia. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. 1 :1-5.
  • S. Shahriza, J. Ibrahim, and M. S. Shahrul Anuar. (2011). The Amphibian Fauna Of Lata Bukit Hijau, Kedah, Malaysia. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 18: 221-227.
  • David Bakewell, Lim Kim Chye & Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah. (2011). Brood-host record for Oriental (Sunda) Cuckoo Cuculus (saturatus) lepidus in the Cameron Highlands, Peninsular Malaysia. BirdingASIA 15: 48
  • Anna E. Savage, L. Lee Grismer, Shahrul Anuar, Chan Kin Onn, Jesse L. Grismer, Evan Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Norhayati Ahmad, Melissa Lenker, and Kelly R. Zamudio (2011). First Record of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Infecting Four Frog Families from Peninsular Malaysia. EcoHealth. 8: 121-128.
  • Patricia Indrayanto, Nurul Salmi Abdul Latip and Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah. (2011). Observations on the Nesting Behaviour of the Brahminy Kite Haliastur indus on Penang Island, Malaysia. Australian Field Ornithology. 2011. 28: 38–46
  • Zarul Hazrin Hashim, Amir Shah Ruddin Md Shah, Khoo Khay Huat, Shahrul Anuar Md. Sah, Mashhor Mansor (2011). The Recovery of Two Long-logged Headwaters in Temengor Reservoir, Perak, Malaysia. Wetland Science. 9: 140- 150.
  • Dept of Biology La Sierra University, USA
  • Evan Quah S.H., L. Lee Grismer, Mohd Abdul Muin & Shahrul Anuar, M.S. (2011). Re-discovery and Re-description of Ansonia penangensis Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from Penang Island, Malaysia. Zootaxa 2807: 57-64.
  • L. Lee Grismer1, Evan Quah Seng Huat, Cameron D. Siler4, Chan, K. O., Perry L. Wood, Jr., Jesse L. Grismer4, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah & Norhayati Ahmad (2011). Peninsular Malaysia’s first limbless lizard: a new species of skink of the genus Larutia (Böhme) from Pulau Pinang with a phylogeny of the genus. Zootaxa 2799: 29-40.
  • Karimullah & Shahrul Anuar, M.S. (2010). Activity Budget of Macaca fascicularis in Botanical Garden Penang, Malaysia. Technics Technologies Education Management. 5 (4): 719-729.
  • David N. Bakewell, Lim Kim Chye, Shahrul Anuar Bin Mohd Sah & M. A. Muin. (2010). Malaysian Whistling Thrush Myophonus robinsoni—field identification, distribution and conservation concerns. BirdingASIA. 14: 23-29.
  • Shahrudin Shahriza, Haji J. Ibrahimand Mohd S. Shahrul Anuar. (2010). The Correlation between Total Rainfall and Breeding Parameters of White-Lipped Frog, Rana labialis (Anura: Ranidae) in Kedah, Malaysia. Tropical Natural History 10(2): 131-139.
  • L. Lee Grismer, , Shahrul Anuar, Evan Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Chan Kin Onn, Jesse L. Grismer & Norhayati Ahmad (2010). A new spiny, prehensile-tailed species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia with a preliminary hypothesis of relationships based on morphology. Zootaxa 2625: 40–52
  • Lim Boo Liat, Norhayati Ahmad, Nor Alif Wira, O., & Shahrul Anuar M.S. (2010). The mammal fauna of Pulau Singa Besar, Langkawi, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics. 6: 23-30.
  • Chan Kin Onn L. Lee Grismer, Shahrul Anuar, Evan Quah, Mohd Abdul Muin, Anna E. Savage, Jesse L. Grismer, Norhayati Ahmad, Ana-Caroline Remigio, & Lee F. Greer (2010). A new endemic rock Gecko Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Gunung Jerai, Kedah, northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa. 2576: 59-68.
  • Mansor Mat Isa, Che Salmah Md Rawi, Rosalina Rosla, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah and Amir Shah Ruddin Md Shah (2010). Length – weight Relationships of Freshwater Fish Species in Kerian River Basin and Pedu Lake. Research Journal of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, 5(1): 1-8
  • David N. Bakewell, Lim Kim Chye, & Shahrul Anuar Bin Mohd Sah (2009). The identity of whistling thrushes in Peninsular Malaysia. BirdingASIA. 12: 12 – 13.
  • Ibrahim Jaafar, Teoh Chia Chai, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah and Mohd Abdul Muin Md. Akil (2009). Checklist and Simple Identification Key for Frogs and Toads from District IV of the Mada Scheme, Kedah, Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research. 20(2): 39–47
  • Amir Shah Ruddin Md Shah, Zarul Hazrin Hashim and Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah. (2009). Freshwater Fishes of Gunung Jerai, Kedah Darul Aman–A Preliminary Study. Tropical Life Sciences Research. 20(2): 49–60.
  • Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Amir Shah Ruddin Md Shah & Che Salmah Md Rawi (2009) (Editors). Rice Agroecosystem: Biodiversity and its environment with special reference to Muda Agricultural Development Authority (MADA). Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. 161pp.
  • Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Amir Shah Ruddin Md Shah & Che Salmah Md Rawi (Eds). Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. 129-136pp.
  • L. Lee Grismer, , Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Wood, P. Jr., Muin, M.A. & NuroHuda, N. (2008). Leiolepis triploida. Herpetological Review. 39 (2): 238-239.
  • Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN & Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2008). Ticks (Ixodidae) and other ectoparasites in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve, Kedah, Malaysia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 39: 496-506.
  • Ibrahim, J. Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Norhayati, A., Chan, K.O. & Mohd Abdul, M. A. (2008). The common amphibians and reptiles of Penang Island. State Forestry of Penang. ISBN 978-983-42880-1-3. 116pp.
  • Amir Shah, M. S., Mashhor, M., Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Che Salmah, M. R., Abu Hassan, A. & Ibrahim, J. (2008). Agrobiodiversity of Muda Rice Agroecosystem: A case study in largest granary area of Malaysia. Wetland Science. 6: 34-44.
  • Norhayati, A., Shukor, M. N., Shahrul Anuar, M. S. Nurul Ain, E. & Nor Zalipah, M. (2007). Note on the bats of Gua Kelawar, Langkawi Island, Kedah. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. 24: 1-6.
  • Nik Fadzly N.R., , Shahrul Anuar MS., & Mashhor, M. (2007). Avian Distribution And Diversity In Forest Gap And Closed Canopy Areas Of Lowland Tropical Forest. Journal of Bioscience. 18(2): 57–75.
  • Juliana, S., Shahrul Anuar MS. & Shukor, M.N. (2007). Expedition Highlight. The Malaysian Forester. 70(2): 177-178.
  • Shahrul Anuar MS., Shukor, M.N., Nurul ‘Ain, E., Nor Zalipah, M., Norhayati, A., Yusuf, A., Mark Rayan, D., Ganesan, M. & Ahmad Syahizam, A. (2007). Small mammal surveys at several localities on Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. The Malaysian Forester. 70(2): 123-132.
  • Amirrdin, A., Syed Ahmad, R., Amir Shah, R., Shahrul Anuar, M.S. & Abdullah, S. (2006). The ichthyofauna of Gunung Jerai, Kedah. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. 23: 63-70.
  • Wahab, A. R., Nik Ahmad, I. I. & Shahrul Anuar, M. S. (2006). Prevalence of gastrointestinal nematodes and faecal egg intensity in farmed sambar deer (Cervus unicolor) from Wildlife Conservation Centre, Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Park, Sungkai, Perak. Journal of Bioscience. 17(2): 31-35.
  • Sahir, O., Siti Hawa, Y., Sivanathan, E., Shukor, M. N., Norhayati, A. & Shahrul Anuar, M. S. (Editors) (2006). Management and status of resources in protected areas of Peninsular Malaysia. Department of Wildlife and National Parks. ISBN 983-43010-0-6
  • Ibrahim, J. Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Norhayati, A., Shukor, M. N., Shahriza, S., Nurul ‘Ain, E., Norzalipah, M. & Mark Rayan, D. 2006. An Annotated Checklist of Herpetofauna of Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal. 57(4): 369-381.
  • Nor Zalipah, M., Shahrul Anuar, M. S. & Nurul “Ain, E. (2005). Mark-recapture study of non-volant small mammals at Pondok Tanjung Forest Reserve, Perak. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. 22: 43-53.
  • Mariana A, Zuraidawati Z, Ho TM, Mohd Kulaimi B, Saleh I, Shukor MN, Shahrul-Anuar MS. (2005). A survey of ectoparasites in Gunung Stong Forest Reserve, Kelantan, Malaysia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health. 36: 1125-1131.
  • Wahab, A. R., Suhaila, H. & Shahrul Anuar, M. S. (2005). Parasites of Bats from the Timah Tasoh Dam Area, Northern Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Bioscience. 16(2): 113-116.
  • Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Shukor, M.N., Nurul ‘Ain, E., Nor Zalipah, M. & Yusof, A. (2005). Additional record of Avifauna from Gunung Perlis and Heritage Trail, Perlis State Park, Perlis. Malayan Nature Journal. 57(3): 297-316.
  • Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Nor Zalipah Mohamed & Nurul ‘Ain Elias. (2004). Age Classification And Reproduction Of The Ricefield Rat (Rattus argentiventer) in Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) Ricefield Area, Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Bioscience. 15(2): 83-97.
  • Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah, Nurul ‘Ain Elias & Nor Zalipah Mohamed. (2004). Age Classsification, Growth And Male Reproduction Of Large Bandicoot Rat (Bandicota indica) in Muda Agriculture Development Authority (Mada) Ricefield Area, Kedah. Journal of Bioscience. 15(2): 99-110.
  • Ibrahim Jaafar & Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah. (2004). Species listing of mammals at Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Bioscience. 15(1): 25-40.
  • Ibrahim Jaafar, Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah & Roswadi Che Yusof (2004). Reptiles and amphibians of the proposed Penang National Park. Journal of Bioscience. 15 (1): 41-48.
  • Stuebing, R., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Lading, E. & Jong, J. (2004). The status of Tomistoma schlegelii (Mueller) in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 17th Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group of the Species Survival Commission of the IUCN. 24 – 29 May 2004, Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. Pp 136-140. ISBN 1-876248-94-7
  • Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah. (2004). Hill and Mountain Ecosystems. In Research at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Vol. 4. The Natural Habitat. (Editors: Sam, T.W. & Mashhor, M.). Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. pp 63-71. ISBN 983-861-297-9 (v.4)
  • Shahrul Anuar, M. S., Nurul ‘Ain, E., Nor Zalipah, M. & Mark Rayan, D. (2003). Notes on understorey bat species of Gunung Jerai Permanent Forest Reserve, Kedah. Journal of Wildlife and Parks. 21. 113-117.
  • Ibrahim Jaafar & Shahrul Anuar Mohd Sah (2003). Pemuliharaan biodiversiti haiwan. Kepelbagaian hidupan liar di Kampus Minden. Siri Kampus Sejahtera, Bil. 10. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang. 56 pp. ISBN 983-861-265-0
  • Shahrul Anuar M.S., Norasyikin, C.H. Nor Zalipah M., & Nurul ‘Ain E. (2002). Preliminary study on the species diversity of understorey bats at Pondok Tanjung Forest Reserve, Perak. Journal of Wildlife Parks. 20. 119-120.
  • Shahrul, A. M. S., Baharuddin, M. H. & Muthaiya, G. (2001). A Brief Survey of Bird Species at Mahua Basecamp and Ulu Senagang, Crocker Range’s Park, Sabah. In: A Scientific Journey Through Borneo. Crocker Range National Park, Sabah. Volume I. Natural Ecosystem and Species Components. (Eds: Ismail, G. & Ali, L.). Asean Academic Press, London. Pp. 201-208.
  • Shahrul Anuar, M. S. and Stuebing, R. (1996). Diet, growth and movements of juvenile crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus Schneider) in the Klias River, Sabah. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 12: 651-662.
  • Stuebing, R., Shahrul Anuar, M. S.. Mahedi, A. and Lawrentius, N. A. (1993). Conservation, management and farming of crocodiles in Sabah. Proceedings of the 2nd Regional Conference of the IUCN-SSC, Crocodile Specialist Group, 12- 19 March, 1993, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ISBN 07245-1634-4
  • Stuebing, R. and Shahrul Anuar, M. S. (1992). Population characteristics of the Indo-pacific crocodile (Crocodylus porosus Schneider) in the Klias River, Sabah. Proceedings of the 11th Working Meeting of the IUCN-SSC, Crocodile Specialist Group, 2-7 August, 1992, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. pp 149-162. ISBN 2-8317-0132-5