Prof. Dr. Ahmad Ismail

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Educational Background

  • 1982 - 1986
    PhD in Ecology and Toxicology of Arsenic in Contaminated Grassland, University of Essex, Colchester, England

Working Experience

  • 1979 - 1980
    Part time demonstrator at Jabatan Biologi
    Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
  • 1980 - 1980
    Part time demonstrator at Jabatan Zoologi
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1980 - 1980
    Part time demonstrator at Pusat Sains Asasi
    Universiti Malaya
  • 1981 - 1982
    Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Sarawak Campus, Kuching, Sarawak
  • 1986 - 1987
    Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
  • 1987 - 1996
    Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
  • 1996 - 2008
    Associate Professor
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • 1997 - 2000
    Deputy Director
    Centre for Matriculation, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • 2005 - 2005
    Deputy Dean for Faculty of Agricultural Science and Food
    Universiti Pertanian Malaysia Bintulu Campus
  • 2008 - Present
    Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • 2011 - 2016
    Head of Department, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
    Universiti Putra Malaysia


  • 2015 - 2017
    Integrated assessment of endangered river terrapin in Perak
  • 2015 - 2016
    Repercussion of megaflood impacts on foodweb in Kelantan Delta
  • 2015 - 2017
    Understanding the Tarsius bancanus (Tarsier) in Sarawak through distribution, ecology, behavior and genetic studies
  • 2014 - 2016
    Assessment of heavy metals contamination risk in foraging areas of Milky Stork in Kuala Gula, Perak.
  • 2014 - 2016
    Establishment of Javanese Medaka (Oryzias javanicus, Bleeker, 1854) as a novel model organism for ecotoxicology, developmental neurotoxicology and neuropharmacology research
  • 2014 - 2017
    Characterization of non-pathogenic marine microbes as potential bioremediation agents of antifouling biocides
  • 2014 - 2017
    Isolation and characterisation of novel microsatellite markers in the endangered species Tapirus indicus (Malayan tapir)
  • 2014 - 2017
    Development of urban agriculture towards food security enhancement
  • 2014 - 2017
    Profiling and characterization of heavy metals and herbicides contamination in shorebirds habitat in Kuala Gula Coast Gula coast
  • 2014 - 2017
    Javanese medaka (Oryzias javanicus, Bleeker 1854) as a model organism for bacterial diseases study in fish
  • 2014 - 2015
    Mating behavior and stages of normal development of Javanese medaka (Oryzias javanicus, Bleeker 1854) in captivity: a potential local test organism


  • 2016
    Yap, C K, WH Cheng, A Karami, A Ismail (2016). Health risk assessments of heavy metal exposure via consumption of marine mussels collected from anthropogenic sites. Science of The Total Environment 553, 285-296
  • 2016
    Munay Abdulqadir Omar, Mohamad Amar Naqquiddin, Shamarina Shohaimi, Hishamuddin Omar and Ahmad Ismail (2016). Phytoplankton Diversity in Relation to Different Weather Conditions in two Urban Manmade Lakes. Sustainability, Agri, Food and Environmental Research 4(1):1-21.
  • 2016
    Munay Abdulqadir Omar, Mohamad Noor Amal Azmai, Hishamuddin Omar, Ahmad Ismail (2016). Water quality, primary productivity and carbon capture potential of microalgae in two urban manmade lakes, Selangor, Malaysia. Advances in Environmental Biology 10(3) 10-22.
  • 2015
    Ismail, A., S Yusof, F Rahman (2015) Notes on the occurrence of medaka fish in South Johor, Malaysia. The Malayan Nature Journal 66 (1&2), 5
  • 2014
    Ahmad Ismail, Akhlily Farhana Hazizan, Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli, Ferdaus Mohamat-Yusuff, Hishamuddin Omar, Koji Arizono (2014). Determination of 17β-Estradiol Concentration in Aquatic Environment of Peninsular Malaysia using the ELISA Technique. Life Science Journal 2014; 11(8): 673-679
  • 2014
    Zulkifli, S.Z., F.Z.A. Aziz, S.Z.M. Ajis, A. Ismail (2014). Nauplii of Brine Shrimp (Artemia salina) as a Potential Toxicity Testing Organism for Heavy Metals Contamination. From Sources to Solution. Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Forensic 2013, Springer, 233-237
  • 2014
    Ramsie, S.A., S.Z. Zulkifli, F. Mohamat-Yusuf, A. Ismail, C.A.R. Mohamed (2014). Geochronology of 210Pb in Sediments of Sepang Besar River, Malaysia. From Sources to Solution. Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Forensic 2013, Springer, 245-249
  • 2013
    Sow A.Y., A. Ismail, S.Z. Zulkifli (2014). Health Risk from Cu and Zn Contamination through Consumption of Paddy Eel, Monopterus albus. From Sources to Solution. Proceedings of the International Conference on Environmental Forensic 2013 Springer, 239-243
  • 2010
    Ismail, A., Zulkifli, S.Z., Mohamat-Yusuff, F. and Yusof, S. (2010). Imposex in Thais spp. (Gastropod) along southern and eastern coast of Johor as a potential monitoring organism for TBT contamination. In: Che Abd Rahim, M., Fathul Karim, S., Azima, A.M., Mustaffa, O., Zaidi, C.C., and Lee, J.N. (eds) The Studies of Johor East Coast: Preserve Mersing Heritage. Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR) Faculty of Science and Technology UKM, Bangi. Pp. 227-233 (ISBN 978-967-5048-93-7)
  • 2009
    Hajeb, P., A. Christianus, A. Ismail, Sh. Shakiba Zadeh, and C.R. Saad (2009). Heavy Metal Concentration in Horseshoe Crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda and Tachypleus gigas). Eggs from Malaysian Coastline. In: Tanacredi, J.T., Botton, M.L.; Smith, D. (eds). Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs. Springer, New York. Pp. 455-464. (ISBN: 978-038-7899-58-9)
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