Mr. Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning

Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)


  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology


  • Monkeys
  • Fishes
  • Mammals


  • Sarawak
  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Sabah
  • Southeast Asia

Educational Background

  • 1999 - 2002
    Bachelor in Resources Biotechnology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • 2002 - 2005
    Master in Molecular Ecology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • 2012 - 2016
    PhD in Zoology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Working Experience

  • 2002 - 2005
    Research Assistant
    Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
  • 2005 - Present
    Research Officer
    Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) Peninsular Malaysia


  • 2009
    Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang


  • 2016
    Muhammad Khairul Anwar Rosli, Syed Mohamad Fahmi Syed-Shabthar , Jeffrine Japning Rovie-Ryan, Ramlah Zainuddin, Md Nor Shukor, Salmah Yaakop, Badrul Munir Md-Zain. (2016). Phylogenetic relationships of the vulnerable wild cattle, Malayan gaur (Bos gaurus hubbacki), and its hybrid, the selembu, based on maternal markers. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 40: doi:10.3906/zoo-1501-57.
  • 2016
    Inirah Che Ishak, Jeffrine Japning Rovie-Ryan, Mat Naim Ramli, Li Caiwu, Yang Haidi, Ahmad Nizam Zainudin, Akmal Hadi Samsudin, Mohamed Fitri Mohamad Yusoff, Azrennizam Ibrahim, Eddie Azwar Abdullah, Noormah Miw Abdullah, & Rahmat Topani. (2016). Effects of preference and nutritional values of local bamboo towards growth performance of captive giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) in Zoo Negara, Malaysia. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 11(1): 92-98.
  • 2015
    Mei-Ho Lee, Melinda K. Rostal, Tom Hughes, Frankie Sitam, Chee-Yen Lee, Jeffrine Japning, Mallory E. Harden, Anthony Griffiths, Misliah Basir, Nathan D. Wolfe, Jonathan H. Epstein, & Peter Daszak. (2015). Macacine Herpesvirus 1 in Long-Tailed Macaques, Malaysia, 2009–2011. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 21 (7): DOI: 10.3201/eid2107.140162.
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