Dr. Merlin Franco Francis

merlin.francis@ubd.edu.bn

Assistant Professor, Institute of Asian Studies

          

     

EDUCATION

PhD (Ethnobiology); MSc (Botany)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Biocultural Diversity, Ethnobiology, Traditional Knowledge, Conservation Biology, Ecocriticism

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Google Scholar Citations

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

• Hidayati, S., B.A.A. Ghani, B. Giridharan, M.Z. Hassan and F. Merlin Franco (2018). Using Ethnotaxonomy to Assess Traditional Knowledge and Language Vitality: A Case Study
with the Vaie People of Sarawak, Malaysia. Ethnobiology letters 9(2):33–47.

• Hidayati, S., N.I. Suansa, Samin, F. Merlin Franco (2017). Using Ethnotaxonomy to assess Traditional Knowledge and Language Vitality: A case study with the Urang Kanekes
(Baduy) of Banten, Indonesia. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 14 (4): 576-582

• Prabhakaran, K., R. Nagarajan, F. Merlin Franco, A. Anand Kumar (2017). Biomonitoring of Malaysian aquatic environments: A review of status and prospects. Ecohydrology &
Hydrobiology 17 (2): 134-147.

• Franco, F.M. (2015). Calendars and ecosystem management: some observations. Human Ecology 43 (2): 355-359.

• Franco, F.M., S. Hidayati, B.A.A. Ghani & B. Ranaivo-Malancon (2015). Ethnotaxonomic systems can reflect the vitality status of Indigenous languages and Traditional Knowledge.
Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 14 (2): 175-182.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

• Franco, F.M. (2015). Calendars and ecosystem management: some observations. Human Ecology 43 (2): 355-359.

• Franco, F.M., S. Hidayati, B.A.A. Ghani & B. Ranaivo-Malancon (2015). Ethnotaxonomic systems can reflect the vitality status of Indigenous languages and Traditional Knowledge. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge 14 (2): 175-182.

• Hidayati, S., F.M. Franco & R.W. Bussmann (2015). Moving towards Phase 5: Current Status of Ethnobiology in Southeast Asia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11(17).

• Franco, F.M. & D. Narasimhan. 2012. Ethnobotany of the Kondh, Poraja, Gadaba and Bonda of the Koraput region of Odisha, India. DK Printworld, New Delhi.

GRANT DETAILS

Ongoing:

• Co-investigator, Plant conservation in human influenced landscapes of Brunei Darussalam (2017-2020; BND 95,200). Funded by Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Completed:

• Principal Investigator, Relationship between Traditional Knowledge, Culture and Language; (2012-2015; MYR 77,000). Funded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia. Co-investigator: Dr. Beena Giridharan. (Research project undertaken for Curtin University Sarawak, Malaysia)

• Principal investigator, Developing a unified ethnobotanical index to assess language and traditional knowledge vitality (2013-2014; USD 7100). Funded by Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research, U.S.A. Co-investigator: Ms. Bibi Aminah Abdul Ghani.