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Zaleha Binti Kassim

Academic Qualification

  • Aquatic Biology - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor of Science - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Diploma Sains dengan Pendidikan - Diploma, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Zaleha Binti Kassim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HALAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Other's position:

Deputy Dean, International Institute for Halal Research and Training


drzack@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Zaleha Kassim obtained her Ph.D. in Aquatic Biology in 2001 from University Putra Malaysia. She completed her Bachelor degree in Biology in 1996 after working for nine years as a trained high school teacher. She received her Diploma in Science and Education in 1983 from University Pertanian Malaysia.
She is one of the Malaysians in the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS), collaborating in zooplankton ecological research group with other members from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. She is also a member of the Malayan Nature Society, Asian Fisheries Society and Malaysian Society for Applied Biology.
She frequently delivers talks to Fisheries Department of Malaysia (DoF) and Farmers Authority of Malaysia (LPP) on aquaculture practises and the impact on the environmental to natural habitat. Highlights from the media (e.g. The Star, Bernama, Utusan) of her innovation attracted documentary producers from local media such as RTM and TV3 to invite her to participate in their popular segments such as Anugerah Alam and Simfoni Alam. She won the best inventor for copepod culture using organic waste in a competition organized by WiPo, Kippo and MyIPO in 2011. She also received an award of recognition from the Ministry of Education in 2012 for the commercialisation effort of her research innovation, the copepod culture technique.
She is now actively involved in research on management of marine protected area (MPA) specifically on management plan of marine park islands in Mersing water and inventory study of aquatic invertebrates for Tioman Island. Both of the marine park projects were awarded to her team for a year project until 2019 by the Marine Park Dept. With the grant she also involved herself with extension works to give advice and consultation on managing coastal activities and ecotourism sustainable manner. Her work on knowledge transfer program between university and community/industry is commendable as she had been granted KTP grant from Ministry of Higher Education for 4 times; project 1 between UMT and PPKJBS (2011-2012), project 2 between IIUM and FTSB sdn Bhd (2015-2016), project 3 between IIUM and PPKJBS (2016-2017) and project 4 between IIUM and community of Kg. Kongkong PPSMKK (2017-2018). She is also awarded a Prototype Research Grant Scheme (PRGS) recently (2018-2020) to develop a prototype F-Algae by the Ministry of Education and will be working to come up with a microalgae product for the benefit of aquaculture industry in Malaysia. She has just completed her FRGS on the Ecology and Feeding of Malaysian Horseshoe Crab and produced one master student along with 5 international scientific publications from the project. She continues to supervise postgraduate students under her field of expertise and actively involves in JSPS society, World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and Malaysia Nature Society (MNS). She is now working on her new FRGS project on the ecdysis process in Asian horseshoe crab (2019 - 2022). At the same time she devoted her time to impart knowledge and skills on aqauculture for the benefit of the orphanage of Permata Al-Insyirah Kg. Sg. Isap Kuantan,  under her latest internal grant of IIUM KTPRIGS-SDG (2019-2022). She is also the Head of INHART, for Kuantan Campus where she frequently organised Halal awareness talk, hands-on training and research forum related to Halal and Toyyib subject matters. 


Area of Specialisation


  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Aquaculture ~ Husbandry of Aquatic Organisms - live feeds
  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Zoology ~ Animal Taxonomy - COPEPOD TAXONOMY


Professional Membership


  • 2009 - 2016: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (member), Malaysian Society for Applied Biology
  • 2010 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (member ), Japan Society for the Promotion Science Asian Core Program (JSPS)
  • 2013 - 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (member), World Oyster Society (MEMBERSHIP no. 0600589
  • 2016 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (member), Malayan Nature Society (membership no. C/32906)
  • 2018 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (member), World Aquaculture Society (membership 20160530 )
  • 2020 - 2023: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (ASSOCIATE MEMBER), JAPANESE SOCIETY FOR PROMOTION SCIENCE (JSPS) ALUMNI MALAYSIA


Teaching Responsibilities


BIOLOGICAL OCEANOGRAPHY 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2019/2020 2018/2019
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS ASSESSMENT 2015/2016 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020 2016/2017
Fisheries Legislation and Regulation 2019/2020
MARINE BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 2019/2020
OCEAN LAW AND POLICY 2018/2019 2019/2020 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2016/2017
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2020/2021 2016/2017
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (QUALITATIVE) 2020/2021
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (QUANTITATIVE) 2020/2021
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2020/2021 2021/2022


Research Projects


Completed
2018 - 2020 Empowerment of fisherman-communities in Segari, Perak through participation in mangrove conservation and reforestation initiatives
2018 - 2020 Inventory of Aquatic Invertebrates from Southwest of Tioman Island
2018 - 2019 Pembentukan Dua Pelan Pengurusan (a) Pulau Babi Besar dan (b) Gugusan Kepulauan Lima dan Mertang, Johor
2017 - 2018 Enhancement of Sustainable Eco-Tourism Programme Through Community Participation in Mangrove Forest Conservation Activities in Kong Kong and Medan Strait Johor
2017 - 2018 Coral Bleaching Monitoring using Drone Aerial Photo in Selected Areas in Tioman Islands, Pahang
2017 - 2018 Prey-Predator Interaction of Nektons and Planktonic Organisms in the Coastal Wetland of Setiu
2016 - 2018 Bacteria Identification From Food Waste Composting
2016 - 2017 Enhancement of Pond Bottom Soil with Bottom Life forms to Minimise Effect of Climate Change on Marine Aquaculture Farm
2016 - 2019 Copepod as Live Feed for Marine Larvae
2015 - 2015 Zooplankton Dynamics and Trophic Structure in Seagrass and Other Nearshore Habitats in Peninsular Malaysia
2015 - 2016 Enhancing Mass Production of Marine Copepods as Live Feed Supply for the Marine Aquaculture in Malaysia
2015 - 2018 Captive Breeding and Induced Fertilization of Malaysian Horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas) for Sea Ranching and Future Artificial Sanctuary
2015 - 2018 Feeding Mechanism in Adult Tropical Horseshoe Crab
2015 - 2016 The Effect of Monsoon on Fish Larval (Ichthyoplankton Stages) Assemblage Changes in Kuantan River
On-Going
2021 - Present IR 4.0 Smart Organic Composting (SOC) Programme for The Improvement of The Quality of Life B40 Families community in Tourism Activity at Perlis.
2020 - Present The Development of a Smart Aquafarming System for Fish and Vegetables
2019 - Present Hydrodynamic Modelling of Cherok Paloh estuarine-beach waters with respect to suspended sediment transport
2019 - Present ECDYSIS MECHANISM AND BEHAVIOUR IN THE YOUNG STAGES OF ASIAN HORSESHOE CRAB (Tachypleus gigas and Carcinoscopius rotundicauda)
2019 - Present Fish Culture for Sustainable Livelihood of Women, Orphans and the Needy
2019 - Present Assessing the spatial distribution of shallow-water coral lifeform and coral bleaching using consumer grade drone in relation to global warming.
2019 - Present Prototype for Smart Green Composting Machine (SMART COMP)
2018 - Present PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT OF MICROALGAE PASTE; F-ALGAE, FOR AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY
2013 - Present IIUM MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY RESEARCH CLUSTER (iMoleC)
- SMART ORGANIC BIO COMPOST (SOB) FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE OF PERBADANAN KEMAJUAN PERTANIAN NEGERI PAHANG (PKPP)


Award & Recognition


13 May, 2017 Gold Medal - Malaysia Invention and Design Society International
02 Dec, 2016 MALAYSIA AGRICULTURAL INVENTION SHOW - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-BASE INDUSTRY National
20 Feb, 2016 MTE - MALAYSIAN ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH SCIENTISTS National
21 Nov, 2015 GOLD AWARD IN MALAYSIAN AGRICULTURAL INVENTION SHOW 2015 - MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-BASE INDUSTRY National


Publications


Article

2021 Length weight relationship and condition factor of Australian red claw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) from three locations in Peninsular Malaysia. Bioscience Research, 18 (Special Issue 2) pp. 413-420
2021 The effect of copepod enriched-vegetable based diet on giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) post-larvae. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 674 (1) pp. 1-8
2020 A preliminary checklist of mangrove plants and associate species in Sungai Kong Kong, Selat Medana, Johor, Malaysia. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences (JBES), 16 (3) pp. 44-47
2020 Mapping mangrove distribution in Kong Kong Laut, Masai, Johor, using remote sensing. Malayan Nature Journal, 72 (4) pp. 545-550
2020 New report of Laophonte cornuta Philippi,1840 (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) from the coral area, North of Tioman Island, South China Sea. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Science (MJFAS), 16 (2) pp. 232-235
2020 Phytoplankton and zooplankton composition in mangroves of the Mendana Strait, Johor River, Johor, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 72 (3) pp. 349-356
2020 Relationship between monsoon and infaunal Polychaeta in the mangroves of Tok Bali, Pasir Putih, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 72 (4) pp. 519-524
2019 Accumulation of heavy metals in farmed lates calcarifer of a tropical coastal lagoon. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 35 (3) pp. 1187-1194
2019 Amphiascoides neglectus (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) as diet for aquarium corals cultured under laboratory condition. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society (AACL Bioflux), 12 (4) pp. 1125-1133
2019 Fatty acid composition in cultured Amphiascoides neglectus (Copepoda: Harpacticoida). Ecology and Sustainable Development, 2 (2) pp. 25-32
2019 Low altitude drone aerial imagery for dugong sightings: A case study in Pulau Sibu, Johor. Malayan Nature Journal, 71 (3) pp. 305-310
2019 Mapping mangrove degradation in Pahang river estuary, Pekan Pahang by using remote sensing. Science Heritage Journal (GWS), 3 (2) pp. 1-5
2019 New record of harpacticoid (Copepoda:Harpacticoida) from Tioman Archipelago, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 71 (1) pp. 3-15
2019 New record of Miraciidae (Copepoda: harpacticoida) from Tioman waters. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE), 8 (1S) pp. 351-358
2019 Spermiogram of wild and captive Malaysian horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas) from Pantai Balok, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia =Spermiogram belangkas liar dan kurungan Malaysia (Tachypleus gigas) dari Pantai Balok, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia). Sains Malaysiana, 48 (2) pp. 325-328
2018 A taxonomic revision of the genus Thalia Blumenbach, 1798; Weelia Yount, 1954; Brooksia Metcalf, 1918 (Salpida: Salpidae) from East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 4422 (4) pp. 451-477
2018 Chitosan isolated from horseshoe crab tachypleus gigas from the Malay Peninsula. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 34 (2) pp. 928-933
2018 Comparison of horseshoe crabs (Tachypleus gigas) morphometry between different populations using allometric analysis. AACL Bioflux,, 11 (1) pp. 143-157
2018 Diet preferences of small fishes at Setiu Lagoon, Malaysia. Ecology and Sustainable Development, 1 (1) pp. 9-17
2018 Diversity of bivalves in mangrove forest, Tok Bali Kelantan, Malaysia. Science Heritage Journal / Galeri Warisan Sains (GWS), 2 (2) pp. 4-9
2018 Effect of mono and binary diets on growth and reproduction of cyclopoid copepod. AACL Bioflux, 11 (5) pp. 1658-1571
2018 Feeding mechanisms of adult tropical horseshoe crab, Tachypleus gigas toward Feeds' conditions. ASM Science Journal, 11 (2) pp. 76-85
2018 Food intake, gut transit time and defecation pattern of Asian horseshoe crab, Tachypleus gigas. ASM Science Journal, 11 (2) pp. 56-66
2018 Report on five species of harpacticoid copepods from vegetative area of Sungai Pulai, Johor. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 14 (2) pp. 284-288
2018 Seasonal variations of harpacticoid copepod and size-fractionated abundances in relation to environmental changes in Setiu Wetland. Journal of Environmental Biology, 39 (5) pp. 883-887
2017 Feeding ecology and food preferences of Cherok Paloh, Pahang horseshoe crab, tachypleus gigas. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 13 (3) pp. 198-202
2017 Fishery aspect of horseshoe Crab [Tachypleus gigas (Müller, 1785)] in the Peninsular Malaysia: exploitation status. Universal Journal of Applied Science, 5 (2) pp. 11-15
2017 Population growth of green mussel, perna viridis linnaeus from southern part of the Malacca straits. Malaysian Applied Biology Journal, 46 (2) pp. 149-152
2016 Colonisation of meiofauna: selectivity of substrates. Journal of Applied Environmental and Biological Sciences, 6 (12) pp. 133-137
2016 Effects of culture condition towards fatty acids in a harpacticoid copepod; Amphiascoides neglectus (Lang, 1965). Journal of Aquaculture Research & Development, 7 (6 (Supp)) pp. 44
2016 Trend of meiobenthos density and composition in Karah Island, South China Sea (Corak Kepadatan dan Komposisi Meiobentos di Pulau Karah, Laut China Selatan). Sains Malaysiana, 45 (7) pp. 1019-1024
2015 Meiobenthic community in vegetative areas at Sungai Pulai estuary, Johor, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal, 67 (1) pp. 1-14
2015 Review on in-vitro amebocyte culture–a lesson learned from past . Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (25) pp. 171-176
2015 Review on invitro amebcyte culture – a lesson learned from past. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (25) pp. 171-176
2015 Spatial distribution trend of plankton in Sungai Pulai Estuary, the straits of Johor, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 44 (9) pp. 1257-1262
2014 Fatty acid profiling of benthic harpacticoid (Pararobertsonia sp.) exposed to environmental stresses. Malaysian Applied Biology, 43 (1) pp. 31-39
2013 Complete life cycle of a pennellid Peniculus minuticaudae Shiino, 1956 (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida) infecting cultured threadsail filefish, Stephanolepis cirrhifer. Parasite, 20 (42) pp. 1-16
2012 Culture of harpacticoid copepods: understanding the reproduction and effect of environmental factors . INTECH OPEN ACCESS BOOK, () pp. 343-357
2012 Feeding ecology and food preferences of Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda collected from the Pahang nesting grounds. Sains Malaysiana, 41 (7) pp. 855-861
2012 Sediment profiling of the nesting grounds of horseshoe crabs at East Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Biology, 4 (2) pp. 159-165
2012 Spawning and nesting behaviour of Tachypleus gigas along the East coast of Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Biology, 4 (2) pp. 102-111
2012 TAL - a source of bacterial endotoxin detector in liquid biological samples. International Food Research Journal, 19 (2) pp. 423-425
2011 Hydrology of the horseshoe crab nesting grounds at Pahang Coast, Malaysia. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 27 (4) pp. 1475-1483
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Chitosan from horseshoe crab – an alternative source of Chitosan. In: Virtual International Halal Science Conference 21: "Enhancing and Strengthening Halal Industry through Science",
2021 Production of marine microalgae Chlorella vulgaris and Nannochloropsis sp. – A better alternative to green water in aquaculture. In: Virtual International Halal Science Conference 21: "Enhancing and Strengthening Halal Industry through Science",
2020 Comparison of Digital Elevation Model (DEM) from consumer grade drone with shallow-water bathymetry at Redang Island Marine Park, Terengganu. In: International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture (vICOMSA) 2020,
2019 Efficiency of carbon dioxide uptake by different concentration of a marine microalgae, chlorella vulgaris under laboratory condition. In: Malaysia International Biology Symposium 2019,
2019 Managing by zoning in the marine park islands in Mersing, Johor. In: Seminar Taman Laut Dan Pengurusan Sumber 4.0 Tahun 2019,
2019 Managing by zoning in the marine park islands in Mersing, Johor. In: Seminar Taman Laut & Pengurusan Sumber 4.0 2019,
2018 Composition of Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda) and effect of rand reclamation activity in seagrass area of Sungai Pulai, Malaysia. In: Seminar Ekologi Malaysia 2018,
2018 Composition of Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda) during land reclamation activity in seagrass area of Sungai Pulai, Malaysia. In: Research and Education Network on Coastal Ecosystems in Southeast Asia (CCore-RENSEA: 2016-2018),
2018 Coral bleaching monitoring using drone aerial photo in selected areas in Tioman Island, Pahang. In: Seminar Penyelidikan 2018 Jabatan Taman Laut Malaysia,
2018 Horseshoe crab as fishery commodity in Malaysia: present and future conservation strategies. In: International Conference on Marine Science and Aquaculture (ICOMSA) 2018,
2018 Sediment quality assessments in relation to socio-economic development in Kampung Tekek, Tioman Island, Pahang during survey in August 2015. In: International Conference of Analytical Science: SKAM31 – Uniting Science Towards Frontier Innovations,
2017 Fatty acid composition in a cultured marine harpacticoid, Amphiascoides neglectus. In: 3rd National Conference on Knowledge Transfer (NCKT'16),
2017 Mass production strategy of Copepods for live feed industry. In: 3rd National Conference on Knowledge Transfer, 2016,
2017 Report on five species of harpacticoid copepods from vegetative area of Sungai Pulai Johor. In: ASIA International Multidisciplinary Conference 2017,
2016 Integrated approach to revive unproductive brackish water aquaculture farm: A case study. In: Pangkor Dialogue International Conference on Sustainable and Inclusive Governance 2016: Building Resilience for Inclusive and Sustainable Future,
Book

2020 Mukut Lair of the dragon's horn of Southern Tioman. Department of Fisheries Malaysia, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry, ISBN: 978-967-0633-81-7
2018 Coastal ecology of Pahang water (South China Sea). IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-704-0
2018 Coastal ecology of Pahang water (South China Sea). IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-704-0
Book Section

2016 Revised phylogeny of extant xiphosurans (Horseshoe Crabs). In: Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-319-41838-4, pp. 113-130
2016 Revised phylogeny of extant xiphosurans (Horseshoe Crabs). In: Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-319-41838-4, pp. 113-130
2014 Sustainable technique for selected live feed culture. In: InTech, ISBN: 978-953-51-1224-2, pp. 105-133
2011 Characterization of Tachypleus Amebocyte Lysate (TAL). In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-042-3, pp. 333-342
2011 Endo sensor (TAL) production from Malaysian Horseshoe crab blood . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-042-3, pp. 325-332
2011 Factors involving in the clot formation of horseshoe crab blood . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-042-3, pp. 307-316
2011 Feeding ecology of Mangrove horseshoe crab Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-042-3, pp. 213-223
2011 Methods for bacterial endotoxin quantification in reference to horseshoe crab blood studies . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-042-3, pp. 317-324
2011 Tachypleus gigas mortality due biomedical bleeding process. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-042-3, pp. 351-358