Prof. Dr. Othman Bin Hj. Ross

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal


  • Crustaceans


  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 1977 - 1981
    PhD in Marine Biology, University of queensland

Working Experience

  • 2015 - Present
    Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • 1996 - 2014
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1989 - 1996
    Associate Professor
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1974 - 1989
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1971 - 1974
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1995 - 1997
    Deputy Dean, Faculty of Natural Resource Scoence
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1997 - 1999
    Dean, Faculty of Natural Resource Sciences
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • 1999 - 2002
    Chairman, School of Environmental & Natural Resource Sciences
    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia


  • 2016
    Othman, B.H.R, Toda, T. & Kikuchi, T. (2016) A new species of Nebalia (Crustacea, Leptostraca) from coral reefs at Pulau Payar, Malaysia. ZooKeys 605: 37-52.
  • 2015
    Razak, A.A.R., Zaidi, C.C., Zainoddin, J., Majid, A.M., Toda, T. & Othman, B.H.R. (2015) Kesan penggunaan rumpai laut sebagai agen penapis semula jadi dalam pengkulturan intensif rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. Sains Malaysiana 44(6): 891–898.
  • 2015
    Razak, A.A.R., Zaidi, C.C., Zainoddin, J., Majid, A.M., Toda, T. & Othman, B.H.R. (2015) Kajian kemampuan rumpai laut Ulva intestinalis sebagai penapis air laut semula jadi bagi pengkulturan secara intensif rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering) 76(1): 77–85
  • 2015
    Nakajima, R., Tanaka, Y., Yoshida, T., Fujisawa, T., Nakayama, A., Fuchinoue, Y., Othman, B.H.R. & Toda, T. (2015) High inorganic phosphate concentration in coral mucus and its utilization by heterotrophic bacteria in a Malaysian coral reef. Marine Ecology 36 : 835–841.
  • 2015
    Nakajima, R., Yoshida, T., Othman, B.H.R. & Toda, T. (2015) Monsoonal changes in the planktonic copepod community structure in a tropical coral-reef at Tioman Island, Malaysia. Regional Studies in Marine Science 2: 19-26
  • 2015
    Lim, J.H.C., Othman, B.H.R.& Takeuchi, I. (2015) Description of Orthoprotella bicornis, new species, and Paraprotella teluksuang, new species (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from Johor, Malaysia with special reference to unusual sexual bias towards females in Paraprotella. Raffles Bulletin Of Zoology 63: 33–48.
  • 2014
    Tan, H.S., Azman, B.A.R. & Othman, B.H.R. (2014) Taxonomic status of mysid shrimps (Crustacea) from Peninsular Malaysia waters.Malayan Nature Journal, 66(3&4): 103-116.
  • 2014
    Chew, M., Azman, B.A.R. & Othman, B.H.R. (2014) Tinggianthura alba: A new genus and species of Anthuridae (Isopoda, Cymothoida, Anthuroidea) from Pulau Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia with an updated key to the genera of Anthurid. PLos ONE 9: 1-11
  • 2014
    Nakajima, R., Lindsay, D.J., Yoshida, T., Othman, B.H.R. & Toda, T. (2014) Short-term temporal variation in gelatinous zooplankton populations over 48 hours in a coral reef at Redang Island, Malaysia. Marine Ecology 35: 254-260
  • 2014
    Nakajima, R., Yoshida, T., Othman, B.H.R. & Toda, T. (2014) Biomass and estimated production rates of metazoan zooplankton community in a tropical coral reef in Malaysia. Marine Ecology 35 : 112-131
  • 2013
    Nakajima, R., Yoshida, T., Azman, B.A.R, Yamazaki, H., Toda, T., Othman, B.H.R., Kassim, Z. & Effendy, A.W.M. (2013) A preliminary study of small scavenging crustaceans collected by baited traps in a coral reef, Bidong Island, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Science 32 (2): 59-66.
  • 2013
    Nakajima, R., Yoshida, T., Othman, B.H.R. and Toda, T. (2013) First record of a blue-pigmented Acartiid copepod in the tropical coral reef waters of Malaysia. Galaxea, Journal of Coral Reef Studies 15: 27-28.
  • 2013
    Azman, B.A.R. & Othman, B.H.R. (2013) Shallow water marine gammaridean amphipods of Pulau Tioman, Malaysia, with the description of a new species. ZooKeys 335: 1–31.
  • 2013
    Nakajima, R., Yoshida, T., Fuchinoue, Y., Okashita, T., Maekawa, T., Kushairi, M.R.M., Othman, B.H.R. and Toda, T. (2013) Sedimentation impacts on the growth rates of the scleractinian coral Arcropora formosa from fringing reefs of Tioman Island, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana 42(9):1201-1205.
  • 2013
    Nakajima, R., Tsuchiya, K., Nakatomi, N., Yoshida, Tada, Y., Konno, F., Toda, T., Kuwahara,V.S., Hamasaki, K., Othman, B.H.R., Segaran, T.C. & Effendy, A.W.M. (2013) Enrichment of microbial abundance in the sea-surface microlayer over a coral reef: implications for biogeochemical cycles in reef ecosystems. Mar Ecol Prog Ser. 490: 11-22.
  • 2012
    Yoshida, T., Tan, M.K.., Tan, H.S. & Othman, B.H.R. (2012) Substrate complexity and albedo preference of reef zooplankton. Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 2012. 14B Larval and settlement behaviour of coral reef organisms
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