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Dr Faizah Metali

faizah.metali@ubd.edu.bn

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

          

     

Faizah Metali obtained her PhD in Plant and Soil Sciences from University of Aberdeen and MSc with Distinction in Plant Conservation (Seed Banking) from University of Sussex. Her PhD revolves on investigating the phylogenetic and ecological determinants affecting and controlling variation in foliar elemental concentrations, in particular foliar Al concentrations, among and within tropical plant species. The approach adopted in her study combines cross-species phylogenetic analyses of existing and newly-collected data, studies of plants and their soil chemical environments in Brunei Darussalam and experimental studies on the effect of Al application on growth responses and nutrient uptake in an Al-accumulating plant species. She is also keen in research related to a) soil and plant nutrients, b) germination and pollination studies, c) growth, survival and physiology of tropical seedlings, d) biodiversity of plants, e) revegetation of degraded tropical forests, f) plant conservation and propagation techniques.

EDUCATION

BSc Education (Universiti Brunei Darussalam): 1998-2002
MSc in Plant Conservation (Seed Banking) (University of Sussex, Brighton, UK): 2003-2004
PhD in Plant and Soil Science (University of Aberdeen, Scotland): 2007-2010

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Plant Ecophysiology:
Metal hyperaccumulation in plants
Soil and plant nutrients
Plant conservation & propagation techniques
Germination and pollination studies
Growth, survival and physiology of tropical seedlings
Revegetation of degraded tropical forests

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Scopus Publications

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Google Scholar Citations

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Scopus Publications

  • Field methods for sampling tree height for tropical forest biomass estimation
    Martin J. P. Sullivan, Simon L. Lewis, Wannes Hubau, Lan Qie, Timothy R. Baker, Lindsay F. Banin, Jerôme Chave, Aida Cuni-Sanchez, Ted R. Feldpausch, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Eric Arets, Peter Ashton, Jean-François Bastin, Nicholas J. Berry, Jan Bogaert, Rene Boot, Francis Q. Brearley, Roel Brienen, David F. R. P. Burslem, Charles de Canniere, Markéta Chudomelová, Martin Dančák, Corneille Ewango, Radim Hédl, Jon Lloyd, Jean-Remy Makana, Yadvinder Malhi, Beatriz S. Marimon, Ben Hur Marimon Junior, Faizah Metali, Sam Moore, Laszlo Nagy, Percy Nuñez Vargas, Colin A. Pendry, Hirma Ramírez-Angulo, Jan Reitsma, Ervan Rutishauser, Kamariah Abu Salim, Bonaventure Sonké, Rahayu S. Sukri, Terry Sunderland, Martin Svátek, Peter M. Umunay, Rodolfo Vasquez Martinez, Ronald R. E. Vernimmen, Emilio Vilanova Torre, Jason Vleminckx, Vincent Vos and Oliver L. Phillips

    Methods in Ecology and Evolution, eISSN: 2041210X, Pages: 1179-1189, Published: May 2018
    British Ecological Society

  • Phylogenetic classification of the world's tropical forests
    J.W. Ferry Slik, Janet Franklin, Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Richard Field, Salomon Aguilar, Nikolay Aguirre, Jorge Ahumada, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Luciana F. Alves, Anitha, Andres Avella, Francisco Mora, Gerardo A.C. Aymard, Selene Báez, Patricia Balvanera, Meredith L. Bastian, Jean-François Bastin, Peter J. Bellingham, Eduardo Van Den Berg, Polyanna Da Conceição Bispo, Pascal Boeckx, Katrin Boehning-Gaese, Frans Bongers, Brad Boyle, Fabian Brambach, Francis Q. Brearley, Sandra Brown, Shauna-Lee Chai, Robin L. Chazdon, Shengbin Chen, Phourin Chhang, George Chuyong, Corneille Ewango, Indiana M. Coronado, Jurgi Cristóbal-Azkarate, Heike Culmsee, Kipiro Damas, Dattaraja, Priya Davidar, Saara J. DeWalt, Hazimah DIn, Donald R. Drake, Alvaro Duque, Giselda Durigan, Karl Eichhorn, Eduardo Schmidt Eler, Tsutomu Enoki, Andreas Ensslin, Adandé Belarmain Fandohan, Nina Farwig, Kenneth J. Feeley, Markus Fischer, Olle Forshed, Queila Souza Garcia, Satish Chandra Garkoti, Thomas W. Gillespie, Jean-Francois Gillet, Christelle Gonmadje, Iñigo Granzow-De La Cerda, Daniel M. Griffith, James Grogan, Khalid Rehman Hakeem, David J. Harris, Rhett D. Harrison, Andy Hector, Andreas Hemp, Jürgen Homeier, M. Shah Hussain, Guillermo Ibarra-Manríquez, I. Faridah Hanum, Nobuo Imai, Patrick A. Jansen, Carlos Alfredo Joly, Shijo Joseph, Kuswata Kartawinata, Elizabeth Kearsley, Daniel L. Kelly, Michael Kessler, Timothy J. Killeen, Robert M. Kooyman, Yves Laumonier, Susan G. Laurance, William F. Laurance, Michael J. Lawes, Susan G. Letcher, Jeremy Lindsell, Jon Lovett, Jose Lozada, Xinghui Lu, Anne Mette Lykke, Khairil Bin Mahmud, Ni Putu DIana Mahayani, Asyraf Mansor, Andrew R. Marshall, Emanuel H. Martin, Darley Calderado Leal Matos, Jorge A. Meave, Felipe P.L. Melo, Zhofre Huberto Aguirre Mendoza, Faizah Metali, Vincent P. Medjibe, Jean Paul Metzger, Thiago Metzker, Mohandass, Miguel A. Munguía-Rosas, Rodrigo Muñoz, Eddy Nurtjahy, Eddie Lenza De Oliveira, Onrizal, Pia Parolin, Marc Parren, Parthasarathy, Ekananda Paudel, Rolando Perez, Eduardo A. Pérez-García, Ulf Pommer, Lourens Poorter, Lan Qi, Maria Teresa F. Piedade, José Roberto Rodrigues Pinto, Axel Dalberg Poulsen, John R. Poulsen, Jennifer S. Powers, Rama Chandra Prasad, Jean-Philippe Puyravaud, Orlando Rangel, Jan Reitsma, DIogo S.B. Rocha, Samir Rolim, Francesco Rovero, Andes Rozak, Kalle Ruokolainen, Ervan Rutishauser, Gemma Rutten, Mohd. Nizam Mohd Said, Felipe Z. Saiter, Philippe Saner, Braulio Santos, João Roberto Dos Santos, Swapan Kumar Sarker, Christine B. Schmitt, Jochen Schoengart, Mark Schulze, Douglas Sheil, Plinio Sist, Alexandre F. Souza, Wilson Roberto Spironello, Tereza Sposito, Robert Steinmetz, Tariq Stevart, Marcio Seiji Suganuma, Rahayu Sukri, Aisha Sultana, Raman Sukumar, Terry Sunderland, Supriyadi, Suresh, Eizi Suzuki, Marcelo Tabarelli, Jianwei Tang, Ed V.J. Tanner, Natalia Targhetta, Ida Theilade, Duncan Thomas, Jonathan Timberlake, Márcio De Morisson Valeriano, Johan Van Valkenburg, Tran Van Do, Hoang Van Sam, John H. Vandermeer, Hans Verbeeck, Ole Reidar Vetaas, Victor Adekunle, Simone A. Vieira, Campbell O. Webb, Edward L. Webb, Timothy Whitfeld, Serge Wich, John Williams, Susan Wiser, Florian Wittmann, Xiaobo Yang, C. Yves Adou Yao, Sandra L. Yap, Rakan A. Zahawi, Rahmad Zakaria and Runguo Zang

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN: 00278424, eISSN: 10916490, Volume: 115, Pages: 1837-1842, Published: 20 February 2018
    National Academy of Sciences

  • Long-term carbon sink in Borneo's forests halted by drought and vulnerable to edge effects
    Lan Qie, Simon L. Lewis, Martin J. P. Sullivan, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Georgia C. Pickavance, Terry Sunderland, Peter Ashton, Wannes Hubau, Kamariah Abu Salim, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Lindsay F. Banin, Nicholas Berry, Francis Q. Brearley, David F. R. P. Burslem, Martin Dančák, Stuart J. Davies, Gabriella Fredriksson, Keith C. Hamer, Radim Hédl, Lip Khoon Kho, Kanehiro Kitayama, Haruni Krisnawati, Stanislav Lhota, Yadvinder Malhi, Colin Maycock, Faizah Metali, Edi Mirmanto, Laszlo Nagy, Reuben Nilus, Robert Ong, Colin A. Pendry, Axel Dalberg Poulsen, Richard B. Primack, Ervan Rutishauser, Ismayadi Samsoedin, Bernaulus Saragih, Plinio Sist, J. W. Ferry Slik, Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri, Martin Svátek, Sylvester Tan, Aiyen Tjoa, Mark Van Nieuwstadt, Ronald R. E. Vernimmen, Ishak Yassir, Petra Susan Kidd, Muhammad Fitriadi, Nur Khalish Hafizhah Ideris, Rafizah Mat Serudin, Layla Syaznie Abdullah Lim, Muhammad Shahruney Saparudin and Oliver L. Phillips

    Nature Communications, eISSN: 20411723, Published: 1 December 2017
    Nature Publishing Group

  • Thismia inconspicua (Thismiaceae), a new mycoheterotrophic species from Borneo
    Michal Sochor, Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri, Faizah Metali and Martin Dančák

    Phytotaxa, ISSN: 11793155, eISSN: 11793163, Volume: 295, Pages: 263-270, Published: 10 February 2017
    Magnolia Press

  • Effects of commercial plant hormones on the survival, rooting and growth of stem cuttings of an herbal tea plant, aidia racemosa
    Awang Kamis, Taha and Metali

    Research Journal of Medicinal Plant, ISSN: 18193455, eISSN: 21517924, Issue: 6-7, Pages: 414-419, Published: 15 September 2016
    Academic Journals

  • Germination and growth of selected tropical pioneers in brunei darussalam: Effects of temperature and seed size
    Manjul and Metali

    Research Journal of Seed Science, ISSN: 18193552, eISSN: 21516146, Pages: 48-53, Published: 15 June 2016
    Academic Journals

  • Host specific variation in photosynthesis of an obligate xylem-tapping mistletoe Dendrophthoe curvata in a Bornean heath forest
    Quang-Vuong Le, Kushan U. Tennakoon, Faizah Metali, Linda B. L. Lim and Jay F. Bolin

    Nordic Journal of Botany, ISSN: 0107055X, eISSN: 17561051, Pages: 235-243, Published: 1 April 2016
    Blackwell Publishing

  • Ecophysiological responses of mistletoe Dendrophthoe curvata (Loranthaceae) to varying environmental parameters
    Journal of Tropical Forest Science, ISSN: 01281283, Pages: 59-67, Published: 2016

  • Impact of Cuscuta australis infection on the photosynthesis of the invasive host, Mikania micrantha, under drought condition
    Quang-Vuong Le, Kushan U. Tennakoon, Faizah Metali, Linda B.L. Lim and Jay F. Bolin

    Weed Biology and Management, ISSN: 14446162, eISSN: 14456664, Pages: 138-146, Published: 1 December 2015
    Blackwell


  • Effects of different types and concentrations of auxins on juvenile stem cuttings for propagation of potential medicinal dillenia suffruticosa (Griff. ex hook. F. and Thomson) martelli shrub
    Abidin and Metali

    Research Journal of Botany, ISSN: 18164919, eISSN: 21520461, Pages: 73-87, Published: 25 September 2015
    Academic Journals

  • Tree diversity and community composition of the tutong white sands, Brunei darussalam: A rare tropical heath forest ecosystem
    Hazimah Din, Faizah Metali and Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri

    International Journal of Ecology, ISSN: 16879708, eISSN: 16879716, Volume: 2015, Published: 2015
    Hindawi Publishing Corporation 410 Park Avenue, 15th Floor, 287 pmb New York NY 10022

  • Controls on foliar nutrient and aluminium concentrations in a tropical tree flora: Phylogeny, soil chemistry and interactions among elements
    Faizah Metali, Kamariah Abu Salim, Kushan Tennakoon and David F. R. P. Burslem

    New Phytologist, ISSN: 0028646X, eISSN: 14698137, Volume: 205, Pages: 280-292, Published: 1 January 2015
    Blackwell Publishing

  • Thismia brunneomitra, another new species of Thismia (Thismiaceae) from Ulu Temburong, Brunei Darussalam
    Michal Hroneš, Lucie Kobrlová, Vojtěch Taraška, Ondřej Popelka, Radim Hédl, Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri, Faizah Metali and Martin Dančák

    Phytotaxa, ISSN: 11793155, eISSN: 11793163, Volume: 234, Pages: 172-178, Published: 13 November 2015
    Magnolia Press

  • Allelopathic effects of invasive Acacia mangium on germination and growth of local paddy varieties
    Ismail and Metali

    Journal of Agronomy, ISSN: 18125379, eISSN: 18125417, Pages: 158-168, Published: 2014
    Asian Network for Scientific Information 308-Lasani Town, Sargodha Road Faisalabad

  • A new species of Thismia (Thismiaceae) from Brunei Darussalam, Borneo
    Martin Dančák, Michal Hroneš, Michal Sochor, Lucie Kobrlová, Radim Hédl, Záboj Hrázský, Anna Vildomcová, Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri and Faizah Metali

    Phytotaxa, ISSN: 11793155, eISSN: 11793163, Volume: 125, Pages: 33-39, Published: 2013

  • Evidence of foliar aluminium accumulation in local, regional and global datasets of wild plants
    Faizah Metali, Kamariah A. Salim and David F.R.P. Burslem

    New Phytologist, ISSN: 0028646X, eISSN: 14698137, Volume: 193, Pages: 637-649, Published: February 2012

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1) Sochor M, Rahayu S, Faizah M & Dančák M. 2017. Thismia inconspicua (Thismiaceae), a new mycoheterotrophic species from Borneo. Phytotaxa , 234(2): 172-178.
2) Mohammad Nasrul D, Aida MB, Faizah M, Norhayati A & Hussein T. 2017. Phytochemicals and antimicrobial activities of Melastoma malabathricum and Melastoma beccarianum leaf crude extracts. Research Journal of Phytochemistry, 11: 35-41. doi: 10.3923/rjphyto.2016
3) Shamira M, Nuraizat A., Wardah HT, Ak Muhammaddul Qawiy PY, Hazimah HMD, Hussein T, Rahayu SS & Faizah M. 2017. Propagation of Dillenia suffruticosa (Griff.) Martelli stem cuttings using plant hormones: a promising approach to supply plantlets to revegetate degraded tropical heath forests in Brunei Darussalam. Research Journal of Botany, 12(1): 32-37. doi: 10.3923/rjb.2017.32.37
4) Nur Diyana ZK, Hussein T & Faizah M. 2016 Effects of commercial plant hormones on the survival, rooting and growth of stem cuttings of an herbal tea plant, Aidia racemosa. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, 10: 414-419.
5) Nurul Maz Juhairah M & Faizah M. 2016. Germination and growth of selected tropical pioneers in Brunei Darussalam: The effects of temperature and seed size. Research Journal of Seed Science, 9(2-3): 48-53.
6) Quang-Vuong L, Tennakoon K, Faizah M, Lim L & Bolin J. 2016. Ecophysiological responses of mistletoe Dendrophtoe curvata (Blume) Miquel Loranthaceae to varying environmental parameters depend on host associations. Journal of Tropical Forest Science, 28(1): 59-67.
7) Quang-Vuong L, Tennakoon K, Faizah M, Lim L & Bolin J. 2016. Host specific variation in photosynthesis of an obligate xylem-tapping mistletoe Dendrophtoe curvata (Blume) Miquel in Bornean heath forest. Nordic Journal of Botany, 34: 235-243. doi 10.1111/njb.00628

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1. Faizah M, Kamariah AS, Tennakoon K & Burslem DFRP. 2015. Controls on foliar nutrient and Al concentrations in a tropical tree flora: phylogeny, soil chemistry and interactions among elements. New Phytologist, 205(1): 280-292. doi: 10.1111/nph.12987
2. Faizah M, Kamariah AS & Burslem DFRP. 2012. Evidence of foliar aluminium accumulation in local, regional and global datasets of wild plants. New Phytologist, 193(3): 637-649. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03965.x
3. Dančák M, Hroneš M, Sochor M, Kobrlová L, Hédl R, Hrázský Z, Vildomcová A, Sukri RS & Faizah M. 2013. A new species of Thismia (Thismiaceae) from Brunei Darussalam, Borneo. Phytotaxa, 125(1): 33-39.
4. Quang-Vuong L, Tennakoon K, Faizah M, Lim L & Bolin J. 2016. Host specific variation in photosynthesis of an obligate xylem-tapping mistletoe Dendrophtoe curvata (Blume) Miquel in Bornean heath forest. Nordic Journal of Botany. doi 10.1111/njb.00628
5. Hazimah D, Faizah M & Rahayu S. 2015. Tree diversity and community composition of the Tutong White Sands, Brunei Darussalam – a rare tropical heath forest ecosystem. International Journal of Ecology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/807876

GRANT DETAILS

17. FOS FIC Research Grant, Grant Number: , Project Title: Impact of exotic Acacia on soil properties and nutrient cycling processes in three contrasting forest types in Brunei Darussalam, Role: Co-PI with Dr Rahayu Sukri
16. FOS FIC Research Grant, Grant Number: Study on the migration pathways of heavy metals in vegetables via the application of fertilisers, Project Title: , Role: Co-PI with Dr Lim Lee Hoon
15. FOS FIC Research Grant, Grant Number: UBD/RSCH/1.11/RG/2018/001, Project Title: The Establishment of Brunei Heart of Borneo (HoB) 25-ha Permanent Forest Dynamics Plot at Kuala Belalong For Long Term Monitoring of Climate Change Impacts on Forests of Brunei Darussalam, Role: Co-PI with Rosyzie Anna Hj Apong
14. IBER FIC Research Grant, Grant Number: UBD/RSCH/1.4/RG/2018/005, Project Title: Ecophysiology of Hemiparasitic Vine, Cassytha filiformis L. : Host-parasite Interactions, Role: Co-PI with Hjh Roshanizah Hj Rosli (IBER)
13. IBER FIC Research Grant, Grant Number: UBD/RSCH/1.4/RG/2018/003, Project Title: Rehabilitation and Management of Degraded Heath and Peat Swamp Forests in Brunei Darussalam , Role: Co-PI with Dr Rahayu Sukri (ongoing)
12. IBER FIC Research Grant, Grant Number: UBD/RSCH/1.4/RG/2018/004, Project Title: IBER Tropical Forest Dynamics Plot Network , Role: Co-PI with Dr Rahayu Sukri (Ongoing)
11. Competitive Research Grant (CRG), Grant Number: UBD/OVACRI/CRGWG(008)/170401, Project Title: Plant conservation in a human-influenced landscape of Brunei Darussalam,
Role: Investigator with Dr Daniele Cicuzza as Principal Investigator (ongoing)
10. Competitive Research Grant (CRG), Grant Number: UBD/OVACRI/CRGWG(010)/170501, Project Title: Studying the microbial diversity in Brunei for applications in bioremediation and biotechnology, Role: Investigator with Dr Pooja Shivanand as Principal Investigator (ongoing)
9. Competitive Research Grant (CRG), Grant Number: UBD/OVACRI/CRGWG(013)/170601), Project Title: The diversity of seaweeds in Brunei Darussalam and the search of useful substances towards commercialization, Role: Investigator with Dr Yasuaki Tanaka as Principal Investigator (ongoing)
8. Competitive Research Grant (CRG), Grant Number: UBD/OVACRI/CRGWG(003)/161101), Project Title: Life history, migration and human risk assessment in commercial fishes in Brunei and its adjacent waters to understand the diversity of habitat use and the sustainable use of fishery resources, Role: Investigator with Prof Takaomi Arai as Principal Investigator (ongoing)
7. BRC, Grant Number: UBD/AVC-RI/1.21.2/BRC, Project Title: A multifaceted investigation of the spread of exotic Acacia species into native habitats within Brunei Darussalam: Understanding the causes of, and management strategies for, these invasive species, Role: Investigator with Dr Rahayu Sukri as Principal Investigator (ongoing)
6. UBD-CTFS 25-ha Forest Dynamics at the KBFSC, Project Title: Monitoring climate change impacts on Brunei’s unique rain forests, Role: PI (ongoing)
5. URG, Grant Number: UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(292), Project Title: Controls of foliar nutrient and aluminium concentrations in a tropical tree flora: phylogeny, soil chemistry and interaction among elements, Role: PI (Ongoing)
4. URG, Grant Number: UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(248), Project Title: A preliminary study of the allelopathic potential of Acacia spp. on the germination and seedling growth of selected native plant species in Brunei Darussalam, Role: PI (completed)
3. URG, Grant Number: UBD/PNC2/2/RG/1(267), Project Title: Influence of Invasion by exotic plants on soil properties across vegetation zones in the Galapagos Islands, Role: PI (completed)
2. International grant, Grant Number: AKECU (ASEAN-KOREA Environmental Cooperation Unit), Project Title: : A preliminary investigation on the use of native tree species to rehabilitate degraded heath (kerangas and kerapah) and peat swamp forests in Brunei Darussalam, Role: Co-PI with Dr Rahayu Sukri (completed)
1. International grant, Grant Number: AKECU (ASEAN-KOREA Environmental Cooperation Unit), Project Title: Assessment of potential native tree and shrub species to rehabilitate degraded heath (Kerangas and Kerapah) forests and Peat Swamp Forests in Brunei Darussalam, Role: Co-PI with Dr Rahayu Sukri (completed)

CONSULTANCY

a) Become a member of the Monitoring Committee evaluating progression of R&D projects under Brunei Research Incentive Scheme Grant (“BRISc”) funded by Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) (Oct 2015-2016)

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

a) Collaboration with researchers from Malaysia, US, UK, Czech, Australia, China, Korea and Japan.
b) Collaboration with ASEAN-KOREA Environmental Cooperation Project (AKECOP), Forestry Department, BLNG and Wetland International (WI) for the rehabilitation of heath and peat swamp forests in Brunei Darussalam.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

a) Have conducted fieldwork in various forests in Brunei Darussalam.
b) Have attended research meeting and conducted research project in the Galapagos Islands (San Cristobal and Isabela Islands), Ecuador.
c) Have participated in a residential course in the Millennium Seed Bank, the Kew Gardens, UK.
d) Have participated in a lab training in plant and soil analysis in Soil and Water Analysis Lab, National Instrumentation Center for Environmental Management (NICEM) at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) in Seoul National University.

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Biodiversity research, Revegetation of degraded tropical forests, Impacts of invasive plants on biodiversity and native plants, Propagation and conservation of plants