Dr. Lim Boo Liat



  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Invasive Alien Species


  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Rodents (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)

Educational Background

  • 1977
    PhD in Zoology, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • 1946
    Master in Science in Zoology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Working Experience

  • 1947 - 1947
    Lab Assistant
    Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
  • 1947 - 1947
    Experimental officer
    Institute for Medical Research (IMR)
  • 1947 - 1947
    Head of Medical Ecology Division
    Institute for Medical Research (IMR)


  • 2013
    Merdeka Award


  • 2015
    Boo Liat, L. (2015). The house rodents and house shrew in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.UTAR Agriculture Science Journal, 2, pp.43-50.
  • 2004
    Shinohara, A., Kawada, S. I., Yasuda, M., & Liat, L. B. (2004). Phylogenetic position of the Malaysian mole, Euroscaptor micrura (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla), inferred from three gene sequences. Mammal Study, 29(2), 185-189.
  • 2003
    Kawada, S. I., Shinohara, A., Yasuda, M., Oda, S. I., & Liat, L. B. (2003). The mole of Peninsular Malaysia: notes on its identification and ecology.Mammal Study, 28(1), 73-77.
  • 1999
    Lim, B. and Das, I. (1999). Turtles of Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications (Borneo).
  • 1981
    Orang Asli Animal Tales
  • 1980
    LIAT, L. B., & Pike, A. W. (1980). The incidence and distribution of Profilicollis botulus (Acanthocephala), in the eider duck, Somateria mollissima, and in its intermediate host the shore crab, Carcinus maenas, in north east Scotland. Journal of zoology, 190(1), 39-51.
  • 1979
    Lim, B. (1979). Poisonous snakes of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Nature Society.
  • 1977
    Liat, L. B., & Betterton, C. (1977). Paragonimus westermani in Malaysian Felidae and Viverridae: probable modes of transmission in relation to host feeding habits. Journal of helminthology, 51(04), 295-299.
  • 1976
    Ho, B. C., Singh, M., Yap, E. H., & Lim, B. L. (1976). Studies on the Malayan forest rat filaria, Breinlia booliati (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae): Transmission to laboratory rats. International journal for parasitology, 6(2), 113-116.
  • 1970
    Muul, I., & Lim, B. L. (1970). Ecological and morphological observations of Felis planiceps. Journal of Mammalogy, 51(4), 806-808.
  • 1970
    Liat, L. B. (1970). Food habits and breeding cycle of the Malaysian fruit-eating bat, Cynopterus brachyotis. Journal of Mammalogy, 51(1), 174-177.
  • 1970
    Simpson, D. I. H., Bowen, E. T. W., Platt, G. S., Way, H., Smith, C. E. G., Peto, S., ... & Lim, T. W. (1970). Japanese encephalitis in Sarawak: virus isolation and serology in a Land Dyak village. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 64(4), 503-510.
  • 1970
    Lim, B. L. (1970). Distribution, relative abundance, food habits, and parasite patterns of giant rats (Rattus) in West Malaysia. Journal of Mammalogy,51(4), 730-740.
  • 1969
    Hoogstraal, H., Lim, B. L., & Anastos, G. (1969). Haemaphysalis (Kaiseriana) bispinosa Neumann (Ixodoidea: Ixodidae): evidence for consideration as an introduced species in the Malay Peninsula and Borneo.The Journal of parasitology, 1075-1077.
  • 1968
    Dunn, F. L., Lim, B. L., & Yap, L. F. (1968). Endoparasite patterns in mammals of the Malayan rain forest. Ecology, 49(6), 1179-1184.
  • 1966
    Liat, L. B. (1966). Land molluscs as food of Malayan rodents and insectivores. Journal of Zoology, 148(4), 554-560.
  • 1965
    Liat, L. B., Kong, O. Y. C., & Joe, L. K. (1965). Natural Infection of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in Malaysian Rodents and Intermediate Hosts, and Preliminary Observations on Acquired Resistance. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 14(4), 610-17.
  • 1965
    Lim, B. L., & Heyneman, D. (1965). Host-parasite studies of Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Nematoda, Metastrongylidae) in Malaysian rodents: natural infection of rodents and molluscs in urban and rural areas of central Malaya.Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology, 59(4), 425-433.
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