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Dr Takaomi Arai

takaomi.arai@ubd.edu.bn

Professor, Faculty of Science

     

     

Takaomi Arai is Professor of Environmental Science at Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. He completed his PhD at the University of Tokyo in 2000. He was formerly Professor and Head of Marine Database and South China Sea References and Repository Center at the Institute of Oceanography and Environment, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. He also worked as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo and as Associate Professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. His background is Marine Biology, Marine Environment, Fish Ecology and Environmental Science. His current research interests are (1) Eel Biology and Ecology, (2) Ecology and Evolution of Fish Migration, (3) Biology, Ecology and Habitat Use of Aquatic Organisms in Tropical Ecosystem, (4) Bioaccumulation and Ecotoxicology of Hazardous Chemicals in Environment and (5) Environmental Science and Pollution. His recent teaching subjects are (1) Principles of Oceanography, (2) Aquatic Biology, (3) Marine Ecosystems, (4) Ichthyology, (5) Human Life and Environment, (6) Climate Change Biology, (7) Animal Form and Function and (8) Discovering Science. He has received numerous research awards during his two decades of academic career.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Eel Biology and Ecology
Ecology and Evolution of Fish Migration
Biology, Ecology Use of Aquatic Organisms in Tropical Ecosystem
Bioaccumulation and Ecotoxicology of Hazardous Chemicals in Environment
Environmental Science and Pollution

176

Scopus Publications

4581

Google Scholar Citations

37

Google Scholar h-index

105

Google Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Arai T (2016) Biology and Ecology of Anguillid Eels, CRC Press, 340 pp.
Arai T, Abdul Kadir SR, Chino N (2016) Year-round spawning by a tropical catadromous eel Anguilla bicolor bicolor Marine Biology 163: 2, 1-7
Arai T, Wong LL (2016) Validation of the occurrence of the tropical eels, Anguilla bengalensis bengalensis and A. bicolor bicolor at Langkawi Island in Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia. Tropical Ecology 57: 23-31
Arai T (2015) Diversity and conservation of coral reef fishes in the Malaysian South China Sea. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 25: 85-101
Arai T, Amalina R, Bachok Z (2015) Similarity in the feeding ecology of parrotfish (Scaridae) in coral reef habitats of the Malaysian South China Sea, as revealed by fatty acid signatures. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 59: 85-90

TOP PUBLICATIONS

Arai T (2016) Biology and Ecology of Anguillid Eels, CRC Press, 340 pp.
Arai T, Abdul Kadir SR, Chino N (2016) Year-round spawning by a tropical catadromous eel Anguilla bicolor bicolor Marine Biology 163: 2, 1-7
Arai T (2014) Evidence of local short-distance spawning migration of tropical freshwater eels, and implications for the evolution of freshwater eel migration. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3812-3819
Arai T, Limbong D, Otake T, Tsukamoto K (2001) Recruitment mechanisms of tropical eels, Anguilla spp., and implications for the evolution of oceanic migration in the genus Anguilla. Marine Ecology Progress Series 216: 253-264
Arai T (2014) Salmon migration patterns revealed the temporal and spatial fluctuations of the radiocesium levels in terrestrial and ocean environments. PLos One 9, e100779: 1-6

GRANT DETAILS

Grant type: Others, Grant Number: 59281, Project Title: The Migratory history in diadromous fish in Malaysia to understand the diversity of habitat use and the sustainable use of fisheries resources, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): PI, Funding Details: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Start Date: 01/04/2013, End Date: 31/03/2015
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: 66928, Project Title: Life history and feeding ecology of fish on coral reefs in the Malaysian South China Sea, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): PI, Funding Details: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Start Date: 01/01/2014, End Date: 31/07/2015
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: 53131, Project Title: Diversity and ecology of catadromous eels genus Anguilla in Malaysian waters to explore the new target species for fishery and aquaculture, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): PI, Funding Details: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Start Date: 01/07/2014, End Date: 31/07/2016
Grant Type: Others, Grant Number: 59406, Project Title: Diversity and ecology of catadromous eels genus Anguilla in Malaysian waters to explore the new target species for fishery and aquaculture, Investigators (PI/Co-PI): PI, Funding Details: Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, Start Date: 01/11/2015, End Date: 31/10/2017

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

(1) Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
(2) Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
(3) National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Checheng, Taiwan