Experts

Dr. Saw Leng Guan

Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
Gender
Male

Specialization

  • Vascular

Locality

  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Sabah
  • Sarawak
  • Southeast Asia

Educational Background

  • 1991 - 1994
    PhD in Pure and Applied Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, University of Reading

Working Experience

  • 1976 - 1977
    Audit clerk
    Price Waterhouse & Co.
  • 1981 - 1982
    Teacher
    secondary school
  • 2006 - 2015
    Director, Forest Biodiversity Division
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

Contribution

  • 2014
    Expert Panel
    ASEAN-EU STI days (Science, Technology and Innovation Days), Workshop on Integration of biodiveristy data recording and information management systems for environmental sustainability: a call for EU-ASEAN collaboration, Bangkok, Thailand, 21-23 Janua
  • 2014
    Expert Panel
    Regional Workshop for East, South and Southeast Asia on South-South Cooperation on Biodiversity for Development, Qingdao, Shandong, China, 20-24 May 2014.
  • 2014
    Expert Panel
    Fifth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on the Review of Implemetation of the Convention (WGRI 5), 16 to 20 June 2014 and Eighteenth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 18), Montreal,
  • 2014
    Expert Panel
    The Third Asia Regional Conference of the Society of Conservation Biology – Asia Section, Melaka, Malaysia, 19-22 August 2014, Keynote speaker: Challenges in Plant and Forest Conservation. Presentation: Vatica kanthanensis (Dipterocarpaceae), a
  • 2013
    Expert
    Regional Workshop on Reflecting the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans, Singapore, 4-8 March 2013. Presentation: Global Strategy for Plant Conservation Implementation in Malaysia.
  • 2013
    Expert Panel
    Ninth International Flora Malesiana Symposium, Bogor, 27-31 August 2013. Presentation: Flora of Malaysia – Its Challenges and Future.
  • 2013
    Expert Panel
    Eighth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) (WG8J) and Seventh Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 17), Montreal, Canada, 7-18 October 2013.
  • 2013
    Expert
    Sustainability and Environmental Management Conference & Exhibition (SEM 2013), Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 22-23 October 2013. Keynote address: Malaysia Strategies and Action Plan for Biodiversity Conservation and Enric
  • 2013
    Expert Panel
    Meeting of the World Flora Online Consortium, Edinburgh, UK, 13-15 November 2013.
  • 2013
    Expert Panel
    5th Asia Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) meeting, Los Banos, Philippines, 25-28 November 2013. Presentation: Biodiversity Databases at the Forest Research Institute Malaysia and the Malaysian Clearing House Mechanism (CHM).

Recognition

  • 2013
    Third prize Publication Award – Technical paper category 2013 FRIM Annual Awards - Saw L.G. (2012). Licuala (Arecaceae, Coryphoideae) of Borneo. Kew Bulletin 67: 577-654.
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2013
    Conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia
    Academy of Sciences Malaysia
  • 2012
    National Book Award 2012 – Technical Book – Wild Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia.
    National Book Award
  • 2012
    First prize Publication Award – Book category 2012 FRIM Annual Awards – Wild Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2010
    FRIM Best Research Award for 2010 FRIM Annual Awards – Safeguarding the forest plant diversity of Peninsular Malaysia project
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2010
    First prize Publication Award – Book category 2010 FRIM Annual Awards – Malaysia Plant Red List – Peninsular Malaysian Dipterocarpaceae.
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2009
    FRIM Best Researcher Award for 2009 FRIM Annual Awards.
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2007
    First prize Publication Award – Technical Publication category for 2007 FRIM Annual Awards – “Lee S.L., K.K.S. Ng, L.G. Saw, C.T. Lee, N. Muhammad, N.Tani, Y. Tsumura & J. Koskela (2006). Linking the gaps between conservation re
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2007
    Second prize Publication Award – Technical Publication category for 2007 FRIM Annual Awards – “Ng K.K.S., S.L. Lee, L.G. Saw, J.B. Plotkin & C.L. Koh (2006). Spatial structure of three tropical tree species with different habita
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • 2007
    Best Research Award for 2007 FRIM Annual Awards – Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak project.
    Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)

Research

  • 2010 - 2014
    Documentation of the Flora of Malaysia
  • 2007 - 2009
    Planning and Development for a Natural History Museum (NHM) in Malaysia, a project to develop a NHM for Malaysia
  • 2005 - 2005
    Flora of Peninsular Malaysia Project – project initiated in 2005 to revise the about 8,300 species of vascular plants in Peninsular Malaysia
  • 2005 - 2005
    Conservation of Rare and Threatened Plants of Peninsular Malaysia – project initiated in 2005 to develop conservation tools and conserve rare and threatened plants of Peninsular Malaysia.
  • 1999 - 2004
    Krau Game Reserve, a totally protected forest in Peninsular Malaysia for the conservation of higher plants
  • 1998 - 2002
    To determine the optimum size of Virgin Jungle Reserves to enhance the conservation of flora and their attended management prescriptions for each of the ecological forest types
  • 1996 - 1999
    The conservation of economically important, and rare, threatened or endangered forest plants in Peninsular Malaysia
  • 1992 - 1992
    Population and conservation biology of selected threatened Malesian ornamental species with special emphasis on Johannesteijsmannia (Palmae)
  • 1991 - 2016
    Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak Project – initiated the project and currently editor and contributor to revision of families, 1991 till present
  • 1985 - 1989
    Tree Flora of Malaya Project – contributor to the revision of families

Publication

  • 2014
    Tan J.P.C., Kiew R., Saw L.G. & Ummul-Nazrah A.R. (2014). Three new species from Gunung Kanthan, a limestone tower karst in Perak. Phytotaxa 177 (3): 146-154.
  • 2014
    Yamada T., Takemoto M., Okuda T. & Saw L.G. (2014). Leaf morphology correlated with height location in the emergent tree, Dipterocarpus sublamellatus in a Malaysian rain forest. Hikobia 16: 433–440.
  • 2014
    Raes N., Cannon C.H., Hijmans R.J., Piessen, T., Saw L.G., van Welzen P.C. & Slik J.W.F. (2014) Historical distribution of Sundaland’s Dipterocarp rainforests at Quaternary glacial maxima. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (47): 16790-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1403053111
  • 2013
    Raes N., Saw L.G., van Welzen P.C. & Yahara T. (2013). Legume diversity as indicator for botanical diversity on Sundaland, South East Asia. South African Journal of Botany. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2013.06.004.
  • 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 Sciences 23(2): 213-221.
  • 2011
    Ong P.T., O’Byrne P., Yong W.S.Y. & Saw L.G. (2011). Wild Orchids of Peninsular Malaysia. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. 196 pp.
  • 2010
    Chua L.S.L., Suhaida M., Hamidah M. & Saw L.G. (2010). Malaysia Plant Red list - Peninsular Malaysian Dipterocarpaceae. Research Pamphlet No. 129. Forest Research Institute Malaysia, Kepong.
  • 2009
    Saw L.G., Chua L.S.L. & Abdul Rahim N. (2009). Malaysia – National Strategy for Plant Conservation. Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment & Forest Research Institute Malaysia. 73 pp.
  • 2008
    Ng F.S.P., Ahmad Mustaffa B., Singh M., Inger R.F., Ng P.K.L., Freeman E. & Saw L.G. (2008). (Project team). Natural History Museum Malaysia – Planning and Development. UNDP and Forest Research Institute Malaysia. 217 pp.
  • 1991
    Saw L.G. & R.S. Raja Barizan. (1991). Directory of Plant Genetic Resources in Malaysia. FRIM Research Pamphlet No. 109. 161 pp.

Presentation

  • 03-07-2006
    Sam Y.Y., Saw L.G. & Ibrahim H. 2006. Distribution of Scaphochlamys. A poster presented at the Fourth International Symposium on the family Zingiberaceae. 3-6 July, 2006. Singapore (Paper)
    Singapore
  • 06-04-2005
    Look S.L., Kumar P.P., Saw L.G., Dransfield J., Baker W.J., Tan H.T. (2005). Genetic Relationships among Johannesteijsmannia perakensis evaluated by AFLP markers. The Palms: an international symposium on the biology of the Palm family. 6-8 April 2005 (Paper)
    The Linnean Society of London & Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • 02-12-2002
    Lee C.T., Lee S.L., Ng K.K.S., Salwana H.S., Norwati,M. & Saw L.G. (2002). Population genetic structure and mating system of Koompassia malaccensis (Leguminosae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Poster presented at DYGEN Conference on Dynamics and Conserv (Paper)
    Dynamics and Conservation of Genetic Diversity in Forest Ecosystems
  • 01-10-2001
    Lee S. L., Ng K.K.S., Saw L.G., Norwati A., Siti Salwana M. H., Lee C. T., & Norwati M. 2001. Genetic conservation of virgin jungle reserves (VJRs): Intsia palembanica (Leguminosae). Poster paper presented at the International Conference of Fores (Paper)
    International Conference of Forestry and Forestry Products Research
  • 01-10-2001
    Ng K.K.S., Lee S.L., Saw L.G. & Koh C.L. 2001. Cross-species amplification of Shorea curtisii and Neobalanocarpus heimii microsatellites in eight selected dipterocarp species. Poster paper presented at the International Conference of Forestry and (Paper)
    International Conference of Forestry and Forestry Products Research
  • 01-12-2000
    Siti Salwana H., Norwati M., Norlia B., Lee S.L., Ng. K.S., Lee C.T. & Saw L.G. 2001. Genetic diversity of Shorea parvifolia (Dipterocarpaceae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Poster paper presented at the International Conference of Forestry and Forest (Paper)
    International Conference of Forestry and Forestry Products Research

Consultancy

  • 2006
    Plant checklist and vegetation survey of the Bukit Chahaya Botanic Gardens, Shah Alam
  • 2002 - 2003
    Botanical consultant to the Putrajaya Botanic Gardens
  • 2001
    Develop plan and proposal for the setting up of a Herbarium at the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 1999
    Plant and Vegetation survey on the proposed Cameron Highlands¬–Gua Musang Road
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