Ph.D(Antarctic Science), University of Tasmania, Australia, B.Sc. and MSc. (Marine Science) Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Marine Microphytobenthos Ecology;Mariculture; Marine Biodiversity; Environmental Studies

Contact Information:

Room No. : 110
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Telephone : +604-653 4539

Selected Research

  1. Impactof climate change: acclimatization, adaptation and recovery of sea-ice algae in extreme environments
  2. Marine Benthic Diatom Assemblages Along Sediment And Environmental Gradient
  3. Photosynthetic responses of microphytobenthos to elevated seawater temperature: A comparison between polar and tropical ecosystem
  4. Softcorals (Octocorallia:Alcyonacea) and nudibranchs (Gastropoda:Opisthobranchia) in Straits of Malacca, South China Sea, Sulu and Celebes Sea.
  5. Sustainability of fishing in Penang Island: Effects of development and climate change
  6. Creating Awareness Amongst Youth on The Importance of Mangrove Ecosystem in Penang

Selected Publication

  1. A.McMinn,C. Ashworth, R. Bhagooli, A. Martin, P.Ralph, K.Ryan and S. Salleh(2012). Antarctic coastal microalgal primary production and photosynthesis. Marine Biology 159(12):2827-2837.
  2. S.Salleh &A. McMinn (2011). Photosynthetic response and recovery of Antarctic marinebenthic diatoms exposed to elevated irradiances and temperatures. DOI10.1007/s00300-010-0943-4. Polar Biology 38:855-869.
  3. S.Salleh &A. McMinn (2011). The effects of temperature on the photosyntheticparameters and recovery of two temperate benthic microalgae, Amphora cfcoffeaeformis and Cocconeis cf sublittoralis (Bacillariophyceae). Journalof Phycology 47: 1413 - 1424.

Current Supervision

  1. Master,Akmal Izzati binti Abu Bakar, Field of Research: Warisan Nelayan: Kajian Kes Nelayan di Pulau Pinang
  2. Master,Aysha Mariam Binti Mohamed Javeed, Field of Research: The Ecological and Taxonomical Study of Benthic Harmful Algal Blooms
  3. Master,Michelle Glory G Jonik, Field of Research: The Effects of Light on the Photosynthesis and Recovery of Marine Plants
  4. Master,Nur Aqilah Binti Muhamad Darif, Field of Research: The Physiology and Ecology of Sea-Ice Algae


  1. Young Scientist FellowshipAward for the Year 2013/2014 - Awarded by Sultan Mizan Antarctic Scheme.