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Research Interests

My research focuses on the structure and composition of ecological communities in aquatic ecosystems. The major emphasis is studying the biology, ecology and distribution and the impact on non indigenous fish on native freshwater fishes in Malaysia. It is important to increase awareness of non indigenous invasive species. This is the major issue affecting native biodiversity in all regions of the world.


Selected publications - Refereed Journals

Khairul Adha A. Rahim, Siti Khalijah Daud, Siti Shapor Siraj, Aziz Arshad, Yuzine Esa, and Eza Rena Ibrahim (2009). Freshwater Fish Diversity and Composition in Batang Kerang Floodplain, Balai Ringin, Sarawak. Pertanika Journal Tropical Agricultural Science. 32(1): 7 - 16

Yuzine B. Esa, Siti Shapor Siraj, Siti Khalijah Daud, Khairul Adha A. Rahim, Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning, and Soon Guan Tan (2008). Mitochondrial DNA Diversity of Tor tambroides Valenciennes (Cyprinidae) from Five Natural Populations in Malaysia. Zoological Studies 47(3): 360-367

Yuzine B. Esa, Siti Shapor Siraj, Siti Khalijah Daud, Japning Jeffrine Rovie Ryan, Khairul Adha A. Rahim and Soon Guan, Tan  (2008). Molecular Systematics of Mahseers (Cyprinidae) in Malaysia Inferred from Sequencing of a Mitochondrial Cytochrome C Oxidase I (COI) Gene. Pertanika Journal Tropical Agricultural Science 31(2): 263 - 269

Jeffrine, R. Ryan, J. Khairul Adha A. Rahim, Kelvin Pudun  Dennis, Faisal Ali Anwarali Khan, M. T. Abdullah, Malilyn Jaoi and Yuzine Esa (2007). Distribution and  Composition of freshwater fishes in Jempol and  Serting River, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Journal of Wildlife and Parks (2004-2005) 22: 87-95.

Khairul Adha A. R., and Yuzine E. 2006.  The Fish Fauna.  Pages 99-106 in  F. Abang and I. Das, (Eds.), The Biodiversity of Peat Swamp Forest in Sarawak. Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan.

Esa., Y. B., Pudun K.D, Khairul Adha A. R., Siraj, S.S, Daud S. K and Tan S.G. 2006. The Biawan Fish: Genetic Evidence for Its Recent Introduction into Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Malaysian Fisheries Journal  5: 2. 95-102


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