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My research focuses on the ecology of seagrass habitats, especially the seasonality in their growth and production rates, and nutrient status. I am also interested on the application of a remote sensing technique in mapping for change detection of these habitats. In conjunction with University of Otago, I have recently completed an ecological study and mapping of a seagrass Zostera novazelandica found in Otago Harbour, Southern New Zealand. Currently, we are working to map tropical seagrass meadows in Sapangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, using a remotely sensed data from SPOT4 satellite image in combination with ground truthing. We are also assessing the response of some seagrass species in these habitats to sediment pore-water N concentration by using a manipulative N-enrichment experiment in attempt to determine their nutrient status.



Ismail, N. 2001. Ecology of eelgrass, Zostera novazelandica Setchell, in Otago Harbour, Dunedin, New Zealand. PhD thesis, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Fyfe, J., Israel, S.A., Ismail, N., Hurd, C.L & Probert, K. 1999. Mapping marine habitats in Otago, Southern New Zealand. Geocarto International 14(3): 15- 26.

Ismail, N. and Israel, S.1997. Mapping intertidal seagrass using aerial photography. Environmental Perspectives, University of Otago (17): 6-7.


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