Dr. Noor Haliza Binti Hasan Ahmad

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)


  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Molecular


  • Bats (Ecology)


  • Sabah

Educational Background

  • 2003 - 2006
    Bachelor in Resource Biotechnology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • 2007 - 2009
    Master in Molecular Ecology & Evolution, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • 2013 - 2017
    PhD in Veterinary Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Australia

Working Experience

  • 2015 - Present
    Senior Lecturer
    Universiti Malaysia Sabah
  • 2009 - 2010
    Research Assistant
    Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • 2011 - 2011
    High Conservation Value Forest Programme Officer
    WWF-Malaysia (Kuching Branch)


  • 2022 - 2025
    Ecology of and the Nipah virus prevalences in a keystone species, the large flying foxes (Pteropus vampyrus) in Sabah
  • 2021 - 2024
    Selection on a tropical elevational gradient
  • 2021 - 2023
    Role of geographical barrier in shaping the Sabah’s bats phylogeographic pattern (morphology and genetic) and population structure
  • 2021 - 2023
    Morphological and phylogenetic analyses of Horseshoe bats (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Sabah
  • 2020 - 2022
    Application of genetics and genomics to research and conservation in a biodiversity hotspot
  • 2020 - 2022
    The phylogeny of the Roundleaf bats (Genus: Hipposideros) from Sabah
  • 2018 - 2020
    The diversity and distribution of parasitic protozoa in primates of the Lower Kinabatangan flood plain
  • 2018 - 2020
    Effects of metapopulation and altitude gradient on bats population genetics
  • 2018 - 2020
    Primates and parasites of Sabah as indicators of a transitioning ecosystem
  • 2017 - 2019
    Diversity and molecular characterization of fungal communities in speleotherm, cavern water, dead arthropods and bat guano substrates from limestone caves in Malaysian Borneo
  • 2017 - 2020
    Chemical profiling of fragrance and molecular characterization of fragrance related gene(s) in Phalaenopsis belline (Rchb.f.) Christenson
  • 2017 - 2019
    DNA barcoding of small mammal specimens from the BORNEENSIS, ITBC, UMS
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