1. Current research projects
- Parasites in fish as indicators of pollution in the natural environment and culture cages.
- Freshwater pearl technology.
- Fish breeding and conservation of fish resources.
- Riparian vegetation in the two major rivers in the National Park of Rajasthan.
- Review of the basic metal content of the lake.
- Basic research into phosphorus, silicon and chlorophyll.
- Index of water quality and the depth profile of Lake Kenyir.
- Review of the basic nitrogen content of the lake.
- Legal aspects of biodiversity National Park Rajasthan.
- The establishment of an environmental education trail at Tanjong Mentong National Park, Rajasthan.
- Basic water quality and microbiological research in the National Parks of Rajasthan.
- Nutrient status in the National Park of Rajasthan, Lake Kenyir.
- Metal status in the National Park of Rajasthan, Lake Kenyir.
- Characterization of air and land sediments.
- Preliminary studies on the diversity of aquatic insects in the streams of Rajasthan National Park, Tasik Kenyir.
2. Future research projects
- Kenyir Lake as the potential for eco-tourism.
- Policy and Governance of Tasik Kenyir development.
- Community research; socio-economic impacts in Lake Kenyir.
- Review of mammals in the National Park of Rajasthan
- Aquatic Insects in the National Parks Department (TNT)
- The diversity of forest tree species in TNT
- Diversity of riverbank vegetation (Riparian Species)
- Research in Bewah Cave
- Diversity and distribution of butterflies in TNT
- Diversity of ants in TNT
- Diversity of termites
- Preliminary studies on anteater diversity in TNT
- Distribution of fish in Lake Kenyir
- Studies on fish parasites of the lake
- Fish Health (Parasite) of the lake
- Mahseer restocking studies.
- The distribution and production of freshwater pearls.
- Review of fish stocks assesment in Lake Kenyir
- Bioprocess medicinal plants and herbs of the lake.
- Awareness program development at TNT
- Recreational Fisheries management
- Development of human capital
- Working with the State Government, the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia and Tourism Malaysia.
Regular research expeditions will be made over the next five years to ensure a thorough investigation of Tasik Kenyir’s environment, biodiversity and the people that depend on its resources. It is hoped scientific expeditions will:
- Stimulate collaboration with parties such as KETENGAH, TNB, Wildlife and National Parks etc.
- Raise awareness of the research potential of Lake Kenyir within the lecturers at UMT.
- Develop collaboration between junior and senior lecturers at UMT.
- Help plan the sustainable development of Lake Kenyir.
- Contribute to an Interactive research gallery and develop the concept of education tourism in the area.
The results of this research are expected to be published as a book / journal / articles.