Experts

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Monica Suleiman

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
Gender
Female

Expertise

  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation

Specialization

  • Moss

Locality

  • Sabah
  • Sarawak

Educational Background

  • 1996 - 2001
    PhD in Bryology, Manchester University
  • 1991 - 1994
    Bachelor in Horticultural Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • 1986 - 1990
    Diploma in Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Working Experience

  • 2006 - Present
    Associate Professor
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • 2000 - 2005
    Lecturer
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • 1996 - 1999
    Tutor
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • 1994 - 1996
    Temporary Teacher
    SM St John, Tuaran, Sabah

Contribution

  • 2014
    Expert
    IUCN Species Survival Commission Bryophyte Specialist Group
  • 2013
    Participation
    Academy Sciences of Malaysia
  • 2005
    Committee
    Crocker Range Park Permanent Research Plot

Recognition

  • 2015
    Bryobrothera tambuyukonensis
  • 2003
    Benitotania elimbata
  • 2003
    Trismegistia maliauensis
  • 2001
    Chaetomitrium darnaedii
  • 2001
    Chaetomitrium maryatii

Research

  • 2015 - 2017
    Ecological response of the endemic alpine plants of Mt. Kinabalu to climate change
  • 2015 - 2018
    The conservation of the native orchids of Sabah
  • 2014 - 2017
    Barcoding and conservation of the genus Calanthe (Orchidaceae) in Sabah
  • 2013 - 2017
    Modelling of forest structure for characterization of tropical hydrological process in different disturbance regimes
  • 2012 - 2014
    Investigation on the potential of Sabah mosses as antioxidant and anti-cancer phytopharmaceutical products

Publication

  • 2016
    Ellis, L.T., A.K. Asthana, P. Srivastava, I. Omar, K.K. Rawat, V. Sahu, M.J. Cano, D.P. Costa, E.M. Dias, N. Dias dos Santos, J.B. Silva, V.E. Fedosov, M.N. Kozhin, E.A. Ignatova, S.R. Germano, E.O. Golovina, N.J.M. Gremmen, R. Ion, S. Ştefǎnuţ, M. von Konrat, M.S. Jimenez, G.M. Suárez, T. Kiebacher, M. Lebouvier, D. G. Long, D. Maity, R. Ochyra, I. Parnikoza, V. Plášek, L. Fialová, Z. Skoupá, S. Poponessi, M. Aleffi, M. S. Sabovljević, A.D. Sabovljević, P. Saha, M. N. Aziz, J. Sawicki, M. Suleiman, B.-Y. Sun, J. Váňa, T. Wójcik,Y.-J. Yoon, J. Żarnowiec & J. Larraín. 2016. New national and regional bryophytes records, 46. Journal of Bryology 38(1): 47-63.
  • 2015
    Akiyama, H. & Suleiman, M. 2015. A new species, Bryobrothera tambuyukonensis (Daltoniaceae, Bryopsida), from Sabah, Borneo Island. Phytotaxa 192 (1): 13-23.
  • 2015
    Ellis, LT, M. Aleffi, V.A. Bakalin, H. Bednarek-Ochyra, A. Bergamini, P. Beveridge, S.S. Choi, V.E. Fedosov, R. Gabriel, M.T. Gallego, S. Grdovic´, R. Gupta, V. Nath, A.K. Asthana, L. Jennings, H. Kürschner, M. Lebouvier, M.C. Nair, K.M. Manjula, K.P. Rajesh, M. Nobis, A. Nowak, S.J. Park, B.-Y. Sun, V. Plášek, L. Číhal, S. Poponessi, M.G. Mariotti, A. Sabovljević, M.S. Sabovljević, J. Sawicki, N. Schnyder, R. Schumacker, M. Sim-Sim, D.K. Singh, D. Singh, S. Majumdar, S. Singh Deo, S. Stefănut, M. Suleiman, C.M. Seng, M.S. Chua, J. Váňa, R. Venanzoni, E. Bricchi, M.J. Wigginton. 2015. New national and regional bryophytes records, 42. Journal of Bryology 37(1): 68-85.
  • 2015
    Merckx, V.S.F.T., K.P. Hendriks, K.K. Beentjes, C.B. Mennes, L.E. Becking, K.T.C.A. Peijnenburg, Aqilah Afendy, Nivaarani Arumugam, H. de Boer, A. Biun, Matsain M. Buang, P.-P. Chen, A.Y.C. Chung, R. Dow, F.A.A. Feijen, H. Feijen, C.F. van Soest, J. Gem, R. Geurts, B. Gravendeel, P. Hovenkamp, P. Imbun, I. Ipor, S.B. Janssens, M. Jocque´, H. Kappes, E. Khoo, P. Koomen, F. Lens, R.J. Majapun, L.N. Morgado, S. Neupane, N. Nieser, J.T. Pereira, Homathevi Rahman, Suzana Sabran, Anati Sawang, R.M. Schwallier, P.-S. Shim, H. Smit, N. Sol, M. Spait, M. Stech, F. Stokvis, J.B. Sugau, M. Suleiman, Sukaibin Sumail, D.C. Thomas, J. van Tol, F.Y.Y. Tuh, Bakhtiar E. Yahya, J. Nais, Rimi Repin, M. Lakim & M. Schilthuizen. 2015. Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain. Nature 524: 347-350, doi:10.1038/nature14949
  • 2015
    Abdul Bakar, M.F, Nor Ezani Ahmad, Suleiman, M., Asmah Rahmat & Azizul Isha. 2015. Garcinia dulcis fruit extract induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in HepG2 liver cancer cell line. BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 916902, 10 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/916902
  • 2015
    Andi, M.A.M, Anuar, M. & Suleiman, M. 2015. Mosses of Sinua at eastern part of Trusmadi Forest Reserve, Sabah, Malaysia. Sepilok Bulletin 21 & 22: 27-48.
  • 2015
    Akiyama, H., Schäfer-Verwimp, A., Printarakul, N., Suleiman, M., Tan,B.C, Goffinet, B., Yong, K.-T. & Müller, F. 2015. Phylogenetic study of the genus Aptychella (Pylaisiadelphaceae, Musci). The Bryologist 118(3): 273–283.
  • 2015
    Suleiman, M. & Jotan, P. 2015. Diversity of epiphytic mosses along an altitudinal gradient at Minduk Sirung Trail in Crocker Range Park, Sabah, Malaysia. Sepilok Bulletin 21&22: 49-58.
  • 2015
    Abdul Bakar, M.F., Abdul Karim, F., Suleiman, M., Asmah Rahmat & Azizul Isha. 2015. Phytochemical Constituents, Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Properties of a Liverwort, Lepidozia borneensis Stephani from Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2015, Article ID 936215, 9 pp., doi:10.1155/2015/936215.
  • 2015
    Chua, M.-S. & Suleiman, M. 2015. Additions to the moss flora of Imbak Canyon Conservation Area, Malaysian Borneo. Bryophytes Diversity & Evolution 37(2): 23-30.
  • 2014
    Tsukaya, H., Suleiman, M. & Okada, H. 2014. Didymoplexiella trichechus (J.J. Sm.) Garay and a new variety of Didymoplex cornuta J.J. Sm. (Orchidaceae) from Borneo. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 65(2): 105-110.
  • 2014
    Majuakim, L., Ng S.Y., Abu Bakar, M.F. & Suleiman, M. 2014. Effect of altitude on total phenolics and flavonoids in Sphagnum junghuhnianum in tropical montane forests of Borneo. Sepilok Bulletin 19 & 20: 23-32.
  • 2014
    Abdul Karim, F., Suleiman, M., Asmah Rahmat & Abdul Bakar, M.F. 2014. Phytochemicals, antioxidant and antiproliferative properties of five moss species from Sabah, Malaysia, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 6: 292-297.
  • 2014
    Tsukaya, H., Suleiman, M. & Okada, H. 2014. A new variety of Thismia hexagona Dančák, Hroneš, Koblová et Sochor (Thismiaceae) from Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 65 (3): 141-145.
  • 2014
    Suleiman, M. & H. Akiyama. 2014. Malesian Chaetomitrium (Symphyodontaceae, Musci): Type illustrations, taxonomical notes and key to the species. Human and Nature 25:1-62.
  • 2014
    Majit, H.F., Lamb, A., Ramlan, M. & Suleiman, M. 2014. The wild orchids of Crocker Range National Park, Sabah, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 66(4): 440-462.
  • 2013
    Takano, A., Gisil J. & Suleiman, M. 2013. Floral size variation causes differentiation of pollinators and genetic parameters in Alpinia nieuwenhuizii, a flexistylous ginger (Zingiberaceae). Plant Systematics and Evolution 299(3): 265-271
  • 2013
    Norhaslinda Malekal, Lamb, A. & Suleiman, M. 2013. A new species of Trichotosia from Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Malesian Orchid Journal 12: 29-31.
  • 2012
    Rimi, R., Majuakim, L., Suleiman, M., Nilus, R., Handry, M. & Geofarry, G. 2012. Checklist of trees in Crocker Range Park Permanent Research Plot, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 9(1): 127-141.
  • 2012
    Katagiri, T., Suleiman, M. & Deguchi, H. 2012. Taxonomic studies of the Trichocoleaceae in Southeast Asia II. A new species of Eotrichocolea from Malaysia. The Bryologist 115(4): 518-522, DOI: 10.1639/0007-2745-115.4.518
  • 2011
    Majit, H.M., Suleiman, M. & Rimi, R. 2011. Diversity and abundance of orchids in Crocker Range Park, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 8: 73-81.
  • 2011
    Suleiman, M., Fadzilah, A.-K. & Masundang, D.P. 2011. The mosses of Mount Lumaku, Sipitang, Sabah, Malaysia. Tropical Bryology 33: 23-30.
  • 2010
    Julius, A., Takano, A., Suleiman, M. & Welly, F.T. 2010. Zingiberaceae of Maliau Basin, Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 6: 1-20.
  • 2010
    Gradstein, R., Yong, K.-T., Suleiman, M., Afriari Putrika, Dian Apriani, Eny Yuniati, Kanak, F.A.K, Fuad Bahrul Ulum, Indah Wahyuni, Wongkuna, K., Lubos, L.C., Tam, L.-T., Mika Rizki Puspaningrum, Mohd. Rawiyani Pg. Hj. Serudin, Musyarofah Zuhri, Min, N.-A., Nurlisma Junita, Nursahara Pasaribu & Kornochalert, S. 2010. Bryophytes of Mount Patuha, West Java, Indonesia. Reinwardtia 13: 107-123.
  • 2010
    Iwashina, T., Matsumoto, S., Kitagima, J., Nakamura, T., Kokubugata, G., Suleiman, M. & Said, I.M. 2010. Apigenin di- and trirhamnoside from Asplenium normale in Malaysia. Natural Product Communications 5(1): 39-42
  • 2009
    Suleiman, M., Masundang, D.P & Tan, B.C. 2009. A checklist of mosses from Golden Hope Oil Palm Plantation and surrounding areas, Tawau, Sabah, East Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 5: 53-60.
  • 2008
    Higuchi, M., Arikawa, T. & Suleiman, M. 2008. Mosses of Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Nature and Science 45: 93-104.
  • 2008
    Iwashina, T., Matsumoto, S., Nakamura, T., Kokubugata, G., Suleiman, M. & Said, I.M. 2008. New flavonoid chemotypes from Asplenium normale (Aspleniaceae) in Malaysia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Nature and Science 45: 111-119.
  • 2008
    Julius, A., & Suleiman, M. & Takano, A. 2008. Preliminary molecular phylogeny of Bornean Plagiostachys (Zingiberaceae) based on DNA sequence data of internal transcribed spacer (ITS). Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 4: 67-80.
  • 2007
    Suleiman, M. & Akiyama, H. 2007. Checklist of mosses from southern part of Maliau Basin Conservation Area, Sabah, East Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 3: 67-75.
  • 2007
    Julius, A., & Suleiman, M. & Takano, A. 2007. Five new species of Plagiostachys (Zingiberaceae) from Borneo. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 58: 1-17.
  • 2006
    Suleiman, M., Akiyama, H. & Tan, B.C. 2006. A revised catalogue of mosses reported from Borneo. Journal of the Hattori Botanical Laboratory 99: 107-183
  • 2005
    Hakkinen, M., Suleiman, M. & Gisil, J. 2005. Musa beccarii (Musaceae) varieties in Sabah, Northern Borneo. Acta Pthytotaxonomica et Geobotanica Japan 56: 135-140.
  • 2003
    Akiyama, H. & Suleiman, M. 2003. Trismegistia maliauensis H. Akiyama & M. Suleiman (Sematophyllaceae, Musci), a new species from Maliau Basin, Northern part of Borneo. Bryological Research 8: 183-187.
  • 2003
    Akiyama, H., Tsubota, H.,Yamaguchi, T. & Suleiman, M. 2003. The new genus Benitotania (Daltoniaceae, Byropsida) from Mt. Kinabalu. The Bryologist 106: 454-459
  • 2002
    Suleiman, M. & Edwards, S.R. 2002. Mosses of Trus Madi, Sabah, Malaysia. Tropical Bryology 21: 57-64
  • 2001
    Akiyama, H. & Suleiman, M. 2001. Taxonomical notes on the genus Chaetomitrium (Hookeriaceae, Musci) of Borneo. Hikobia 13: 491-509.
  • 2001
    Akiyama, H., Yamaguchi, T. & Suleiman, M. 2001. The bryophytes flora of Kinabalu Park (Sabah, Malaysia), based on the collections by Japan-Malaysia collaborative expeditions in 1997. Nature and Human Activities Hyogo 6: 83-99.

Presentation

  • 09-12-2015
    Biodiversity conservation initiatives at Crocker Range Biosphere Reserve area (Oral)
    Sabah Parks
  • 09-06-2015
    Bryology in Borneo (Oral)
    Sabah Foundation
  • 26-02-2014
    The mosses of Pulau Gaya (Oral)
    Sabah Parks
  • 25-06-2012
    Medicinal plants of the Momogun Rungus communities in Bengkoka Peninsula of Sabah (Oral)
    Universiti Brunei Darulsalam
  • 18-07-2011
    Moss flora of Borneo: A review from 1996-2011 (Oral)
    SEAMEO BIOTROP Bogor, Indonesia
  • 14-03-2011
    The mosses of Mount Kuli and Surrounding Areas (Oral)
    Akademi Sains Malaysia
  • 23-08-2010
    The moss flora of Crocker Range Park, Sabah, Malaysia (Oral)
    National University of Singapore
  • 06-04-2010
    The mosses of Mount Tambuyukon, Kinabalu Park (Oral)
    Sabah Parks
  • 09-12-2009
    Mosses of Mount Lumaku, Sipitang (Oral)
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • 04-03-2009
    Mosses of Eastern Lanjak Entimau (Oral)
    Akademi Sains Malaysia
  • 01-12-2008
    Mosses of Lojing Highlands (Oral)
    Universiti Malaysia Kelantan
  • 23-07-2007
    A comparison of the moss floras of Sabah and Sarawak, East Malaysia (Oral)
    Universiti Malaya
  • 10-12-2006
    Contribution to Sabah Bryology (Oral)
    Japanese Graduate Bryologists Club
  • 29-07-2004
    Moss flora of Borneo (Oral)
    University of Chiba, Japan
  • 30-07-2003
    Mosses of Kayan Mentarang National Park, East Kalimantan. (Oral)
    Universiti Samarinda, Kalimantan
  • 30-06-2003
    The bryophytes of Crocker range Park (Oral)
    Sabah Parks
  • 18-07-2002
    Mosses of Mt. Trus Madi, Sabah. (Oral)
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Consultancy

  • 2010 - 2012
    A study for the management plan for Pulau Tiga
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