Dr. Chan Yoke Mui

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)


  • Conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Forest
  • Genetics


  • Palms (Ecology)
  • Vascular (Ecology)


  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 2009
    Master in Biological Science, University of Malaya
  • 2003
    Bachelor in Ecology & Environmental Management, University of Malaya

Working Experience

  • 2004 - Present
    Research Officer


  • 2016 - 2020
    Dokumentasi Dan Konservasi Biodiversiti Demi Kesejahteraan Hutan Dan Kemampanan Sumber Semulajadi (Fasa 1)
  • 2016 - 2017
    Improving Connectivity in the Central Forest Spine Landscape(IC-CFS). GEFSEC Project
  • 2016 - 2017
    Pemantapan sistem identifikasi dan verifikasi tumbuhan melalui teknologi pemprofilan DNA
  • 2014 - 2016
    Comparative analysis on the reproductive fitness and genetic diversity of a rare and a common Begonia species
  • 2010 - 2012
    Development of microsatellite markers for begonias of Peninsular Malaysia for population genetic studies
  • 2006 - 2013
    Conservation Monitoring of Rare and Threatened Plants of Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2004 - 2007
    Impacts of ornamental plant trade on some rare forest plants


  • 2015
    Chan YM, Twyford AD, Tnah LH, Lee CT (2015) Characterisation of EST-SSR markers for Begonia maxwelliana (Begoniaceae) and cross-amplification in 23 species from 7 Asian sections. Scientia Horticulturae 190, 70-74.
  • 2014
    Chan YM, Lee CT, Tnah LH, Lee SL (2014) Novel microsatellite markers for Begonia maxwelliana and transferability to 23 Begonia species of Peninsular Malaysia. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 57, 159-163.
  • 2012
    Chan, Y.M. 2012. A general survey of palms and begonias in Kota Damansara Forest Reserve, Selangor. In Prosiding Ekspedisi Saintifik Kepelbagaian Biologi: Hutan Simpan Kota Damansara, Selangor Ke Arah Pembentukan Model Hutan Komuniti, 10-11 Januari 2012, Kota Damansara.
  • 2011
    Chan, Y.M. 2011. Rare plant species in Bukit Senggeh Forest Reserve, Melaka. Pp. 116–121 in Abd. Rahman A.B. , Koh, H.L., Muhamad, A., Wan Yusof, W.K. & Latiff, A. (Eds.) Hutan Simpan Melaka: Pengurusan Hutan, Persekitaran Fizikal, Kepelbagaian Biologi dan Sosio-ekonomi. Siri Kepelbagaian Biologi Hutan No. 16. Jabatan Perhutanan Semenanjung Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
  • 2011
    Chan, Y.M. , Lim, A.L. & Saw, L.G. 2011. Reproductive biology of the endangered and endemic palm Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata (Arecaceae). Journal of Tropical Forest Science 23(2)213-221.
  • 2011
    Chan, Y.M., Chua, L.S.L. & Saw, L.G. 2011. Towards the conservation of Malaysian Johannesteijsmannia (Palmae). Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 63(1&2): 425-432.
  • 2011
    Chan, Y.M. & Lim, A.L. 2011. Anther and ovule development of Johannesteijsmannia lanceolata J. Dransf. (Arecaceae). Malaysian Journal of Science 30(2): 119-126.
  • 2011
    Chan, Y.M. & Saw, L.G. 2011. Notes on the pollination ecology of the palm genus Johannesteijsmannia (Arecaceae). Journal of Pollination Ecology 6(15): 108-114.
  • 2009
    Chua, L.S.L., Kiew, R. & Chan, Y.M. 2009. Assessing conservation status of Peninsular Malaysian begonias. Blumea 54: 94-98.
  • 2009
    Chan, Y.M. & Saw, L.G. 2009. The uses of Johannesteijsmannia to the indigenous communities and the current ornamental trade of the genus. Palms 53(3).
  • 2007
    Chan, Y.M. & Lim, A.L. 2007. The reproductive and seed biology of Glycosmis pentaphylla (Rutaceae). Malaysian Journal of Science 26(2): 71-80.
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