Dr. Nurul Ashikin Abdullah

University of Malaya (UM)


  • Biodiversity


  • Insects
  • Ants


  • Peninsular Malaysia

Educational Background

  • 2008 - 2015
    PhD in Science and Technology, University of Malaya
  • 2003 - 2007
    Bachelor in Ecology and Biodiversity, University of Malaya

Working Experience

  • 2019 - 2020
    Coordinator for Ecology Biodiversity Program
    Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya
  • 2019 - Present
    Coordinator for Universiti Malaya Field Study Centre Ulu Gombak
    Universiti Malaya


  • 2016 - 2017
    Systematics and molecular phylogenetic studies of ponerine ants ( Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae) in Malaysia.,
  • 2010 - 2013
    Systematics and ecology studies of Poneromorph Ants with special reference to genus Platythyrea Roger in Peninsular Malaysia ( Hymenoptera : Formicidae)


  • 2015
    Ashikin, N. & Hashim, R. 2015. Daily activity patterns of Platythyrea parallela in Peninsular Malaysia. Asian Myrmecology 7: 145-154 (ISI-Cited Publication)
  • 2014
    Chen, C. D., Nazni, W. A., Lee, H. L., Hashim, R., Abdullah, N. A., Ramli, R., Lau, K. W., Heo, C. C., Goh, T. G. Izzul, A. A. & Sofian-Azirun, M. 2014. A preliminary report on ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) recovered from forensic entomological studies conducted in different ecological habitats in Malaysia. Tropical Biomedicine 31(2): 381-386 (ISI-Cited Publication)
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