We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

John Dryden

Concern for biodiversity achieved an important milestone with the signing of the Convention of Biological Diversity at the Rio Summit in 1992. This concern is not unjustified because the rapid pace of development, especially in tropical countries, has come about mainly through unsustainable exploitation of biological resources. At IBEC we addressed this concern by focusing our research activities on ecosystem and species that are at risk and on the underlying taxonomic and ecological principles that can contribute to their conservation and management.

Under the general theme of environmental conservation, IBEC embarks on researches that are directly linked to environmental rehabilitation, management and assessment. The major environmental component that is seriously under constant threat is the hydrosphere. Surface and ground waters are being severely polluted by sewage and industrial effluents, wetlands being drained and converted to other land uses, and water catchment areas being disturbed causing water shortages and flash floods are some examples of the threats that water resources in the country are facing.

Research Works

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  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Management
  • Management
  • Marine
  • Marine
  • Resources
  • Science
  • Soil
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  • Soil Science

    Soil Science

  • Water Resource Management

    Water Resource Management

  • Marine mammals

    Marine mammals

  • Macroinvertebrate


  • Herpetofauna


  • Avifauna


  • Natural Resources Management

    Natural Resources Management



Collections of papers published in indexed & non-indexed journals covers niche areas such as:

  • Physiology
  • Natural History
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Conservation Biology
  • Resource Management

Collection of Journals published by the Faculty's members are also available in each of the areas listed.

  • Herpetology
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Cetaceans
  • Macro-invertebrates
  • Entomology

Other than academic books, IBEC scholars also publishes bulletins and coffee-table books.

Online Media

Featuring montages and videos on IBEC research and personnel available online.

  • Bungo Range Montage
  • Frontier Borneo
  • Bungo Range Expedition
  • Sarawak Biodiversity Evening

Research Funding Grants

Grants to conduct research and create public awareness were obtained from local and international sectors. The funding ensured that fundamental and innovative research are able to be carried out and contributed to the pool of knowledge, whilst increasing the capacity of student researchers and gaining public interests.

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Niche Research Grant Scheme (NRGS) - 1 Projects
Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) - 10 Projects
Research Acculturation Collaborative Effort (RACE) - 2 Projects
Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) - 2 Projects
eScience MOSTI - 1 Project

Key Researchers

  • Prof Gabriel Tonga Noweg

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    My field of expertise includes Natural Resource (Forestry), Forest Economics and Forestry Science.

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  • Prof Indraneil Das

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    My current research interests include herpetological systematics, community ecology, conservation biology, biogeography, and the history of natural history.

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  • Prof Andrew Alek Tuen

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    My research interest is in documenting the distribution and abundance of wildlife in disturbed and undisturbed habitats and investigating the factors that determine them. This research has been conducted in Malaysian peat swamp, lowland and hill forests.

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  • Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Azlan Jayasilan

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    I am interested mainly in conservation biology and animal ecology.

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