Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ahmad Ismail is a retired professor in wildlife ecology and ecotoxicology at Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He was the head of Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, UPM, Deputy Dean of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Principal of 13th college and Deputy Director of Matriculation Centre of UPM (Universiti Putra Malaysia). When he was in UPM, Prof Ahmad Ismail also a senate member and sitting in many committees at university's level as senate representative, his positions in the university and individual capacity. He completed his bacelor degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1980 and PhD from University of Essex UK in 1986. He visited many universities in Japan, Korea, UK, Poland, Indonesia, Thailand etc. as co-researcher and visiting professor. Since 1987 he authored and coauthored more than 350 articles published in local and international refereed journals and proceedings, editors for local and international scientific journals. He also member of editorial board for few journals such Malayan Nature Journal, Acta Biologica Malaysiana, Journal of North for Basic and Applied Science KSA, the EnvironAsia and Walailak Journal of Science & Technology. By January 2017, over 4000 citations for the publications with h-index 30. He supervised more than 100 local and international undergraduates, masters and PhD students in UPM and other international universities in the field of agriculture, ecology, environment, ecotoxicology and wildlife ecology. Professor Ahmad is among the leading scientists in his fields and pioneering in many important topics of researches in the country and region. In his career, he organised many of conferences, symposium and seminars to gather scientists and promoting new young scientists and findings in science especially related to field of ecology at national and international levels. His expertise in agriculture, wildlife ecology, coastal ecology, solid waste and ecotoxicology was shared with many agencies in Malaysia through his extension activities with NGOs, government agencies and inter-government agencies, private sectors, industries and public communities through direct communication and negotiation, printed and electronic media. Currently He is Fellow Academy Science Malaysia (ASM), Fellow Malaysian Society of Applied Biology (MSAB), advisor to Education Department of MNS and ex-vice president of Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Chairman of MNS-PETRONAS Ecocare Centre, Kertih, Panel Advisor to National Biodiversity Centre (Natural Resources and Environment Ministry), President of Malaysian Ecological Society, ex-President of Academic Staff Association Universiti Putra Malaysia (PPA UPM-2011/2016), and committee member for Malaysian Academic Association Congress (MAAC). He also served for many years as vice president and council member of Malaysian Zoological Society (MZS) who is managing Zoo Negara. His academic background, active in teaching and research, continuous involvement with NGOs and government agencies have contributed a lot in the development of interest in science and nature among young generations.

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