M’sian receives US$150,000 grant to save our seagrass


Nature’s powerhouse: Ooi collecting data at the seagrass field at Pulau Setindan, Johor. — Photo courtesy of Nina Ho

PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian ecologist from Universiti Malaya (UM) has been selected as one of only six scientists in the world to be named the 2022 recipient of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation.

Jillian Ooi Lean Sim, a senior lecturer at UM, joins five other fellows from India, Indonesia, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States as part of this year’s cohort for the fellowship.

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