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Summary: Laura Lin Tze Chin (LLTC)

LAURA LIN TZE CHIN (LLTC)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : laura@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
2012
B. Sc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Science
The University of Queensland, Australia

Career Outline
2013 – Present
Graduate Research Assistant
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Graduate Research Assistant. My job will be focusing on physiological aspects of oil palm.

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Summary: Rizki Darusalam (RD)

RIZKI DARUSALAM (RD)

Contact Details :
PT Applied Agricultural Resources Indonesia, Kompleks Pertokoan Taman Anggrek,
Block D1 Jl Tuanku Tambusai, Pekanbaru 28291, Riau, Indonesia.
Tel : +62 761 572148/160
Fax : +62 761 572149
Email : rizki_darusalam@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
2007
B.Sc. in Plant Breeding
Andalas University (UNAND)

Career Outline
2008 (March) – 2011 (September)
Assistant Plant Breeding
PT. Bakti Tani Nusantara
2012 (February) – 2012 (December)
Agronomy
PT. Anugerah Mustika Ostindo
2013 (January) – Present
Assistant Plant Breeding / Seed Production
PT. Applied Agricultural Resources Indonesia

Job Description
Assistant Plant Breeding / Seed Production. My current activity is undergoing training to become an expert in oil palm research especially in plant breeding and seed production.

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Summary: Tan Suet Yee (TSY)

TAN SUET YEE (TSY)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : Tansy@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
2011
B.Sc.(1st Class Hons.) in Statistics
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
2013
Master of Applied Statistics
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Career Outline
2011 (June) – 2011 (Sept)
Planner
Top Glove Sdn. Bhd.
2011 (Oct) – 2013 (Aug)
Quality Assurance Executive
My Education Group
2013 (Sept)
Assistant Research Officer I (Statistician)
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Assistant Research Officer I (Statistician). To maintain and analyze a wide range of agricultural data from field experiments, supervise a team of statistical clerks, as well as assist researchers in designing field experiments. As I have recently joined AAR, the initial steps are to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enable me to carry out my job responsibilities.

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Summary: Cheah Li Wen (CLW)

CHEAH LI WEN (CLW)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : cheahlw@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
2012
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agricultural Science
University of Adelaide, Australia
Career Outline
2012 – Present
Assistant Research Officer I
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
Job Description
Assistant Research Officer I. Currently undergoing training to equip myself as a competent oil palm agronomist, capable of implementing and managing specific research programmes, conducting certain agronomic field trials as well as visiting and advising estate managers independently on agronomic matters. In addition, I also assist some of the research officers in their research and development work programs. My research work is focused on the various aspects of Ganoderma, which causes basal and upper stem rot in oil palm, specifically with regards to the biological control of this fungus.
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Summary: Tan Swee Sian (TSS)

TAN SWEE SIAN (TSS)
Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : TanSS@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
2011
B. Sc. in Biomedical Science
The University of Queensland, Australia
2012
B. Sc. (Hons.) in Microbiology
The University of Queensland, Australia

Career Outline
2013 – Present
Graduate Research Assistant
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Graduate Research Assistant under Environmental Microbiology Section. I will be working mostly on investigating potential microbes in soils, which either beneficial or harmful to plants. My research work is focused on establishing molecular biology technique/protocol in order to understand the interaction between soil microbes and plants. Most works would be linking soil, microbes, and plants as one single integrated system.

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Summary: Dr. Teo Tze Min (TTM)

DR. TEO TZE MIN (TTM)

Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : teotm@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
2004
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Genetics/Microbiology
Queen Mary, University of London
2011
DPhil in Zoology
University of Oxford
Career Outline
2004 – 2005
Laboratory Assistant
Ambiensis Ltd.
2012 – Present
Assistant Research Officer II
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
Job Description
Assistant Research Officer II. As an oil palm agronomist/entomologist, my main job functions are to implement and manage specific research programmes, conducting field trials relating to entomology, as well as advising estate managers on agronomic matters. As I have recently joined AAR, the initial steps are to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to enable me to carry out my job responsibilities.
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Summary: Dr. Kee Khan Kiang (KKK)

DR. KEE KHAN KIANG (KKK)

Contact Details :
Applied Agricultural Resources S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : keekk@aarsb.com.my
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Education
1976
B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture
Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand
1981
Ph.D.
Lincoln College, Canterbury, New Zealand

Career Outline
1982 (February) – 1986 (June)
Research Officer
Highlands Research Unit
1986 (June)
Research Officer
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
Senior Research Officer
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2000 – 2006
Principal Research Officer
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2006 – 2007
Deputy Head
Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.
2007 (February) – 2011
Director of Research
Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.
2012 – Present
Director of Research, PTAARI
Applied Agricultural Resources Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
Director of Research, PTAARI. In charge of oil palm advisory and agronomy, with responsibilities in feasibility studies, nutrition/water relations and crop yield potential and yield maximization studies. Was oil palm agronomist at HRU for 5 years.

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Summary: Goh Kah Joo (GKJ)

GOH KAH JOO (GKJ)Contact Details :
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B, No. 11, Jalan Teknologi 3/6, Taman Sains Selangor 1,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Tel : 603-6151 7924 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
Fax : 603-6151 7081
Email : gohkj@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –
Education
1982
B.Sc. in Agriculture
University Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)
1992
M.Sc. in Biological Computation (Distinction)
University of York, UK

Career Outline
1982 – 1983
Tutor
University Pertanian Malaysia
1983 – 1986
Assistant Agronomist
Taiko Plantations S/B
1986 – 2004
Agronomist, Principal Research Officer and Section Head, Information Management Section
Applied Agricultural Research S/B
2004 – 2006
Agronomist, Principal Research Officer and Section Head, Information Management Section
Advanced Agriecological Research S/B
2006 – 2007
Agronomist, Deputy Head of Advanced Agriecological Research
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2007 – 2011
Agronomist, Deputy Director of Research
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.
2012 – Present
Director of Research
Advanced Agriecological Research Sdn. Bhd.

Job Description
My main job function is to provide sound agronomic advices on oil palm and cocoa to our Principals and their estates, and our advisory clients’ estates. Towards this end, I design, lead and/or conduct research on cocoa and oil palm agronomy, soil and plant nutrition, nutrient dynamics, soil and water conservation, and 3D model and visualization of oil palm growth and production. I also lead the team in soil survey and feasibility study. As Section Head for Information Management Section, I am responsible for strategic data and information management, development of a decision support system for plantation crop management, statistical and mathematical data analysis, applications of remote sensing, GIS and GPS in plantation management, spatial data analysis and interpretation, and web page development. I was also a consultant to Cenipalma on fertilizer recommendation system of oil palm. My overall mission is to assist the estate management achieves and maintains the site yield potentials at the lowest cost possible through ever better and latest management practices, taking into account the environment and land ecology.

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My main interests are in soil and plant nutrition of plantation tree crops and its dynamics. I am also interested in the general agronomy and management of plantation tree crops. The research group uses mathematical, statistical and computational methods to understand the spatio-temporal relationships between the various agronomic and management factors affecting soil nutrient supply, plant nutrition, fertilizer use efficiency and fertilizer requirements. Tools such as remote sensing and GIS, and methods such as pattern recognition and artificial intelligience are also employed to investigate the above and develop techniques for large-scale assessments of the plant and management performances. The team has recently embarked on the study of water dynamics and water use efficiency in oil palm ecosystem, and the importance and dynamics of living green manure (and probably organic matter) in plantation tree crop management.

Lately, I have been involved in the measurement of greenhouse gases from forest, sago and oil palm ecosystems to further understand the impact of anthropogenic agricultural activities on the potential global climate change.

I welcome collaborative research in any of the above areas in tropical tree crops.

Discoveries
  • The traditional interpretation of soil and/or leaf analysis results cannot predict the optimal fertilizer regime for oil palm reliably, and the nutrient budget method to compute the fertilizer requirement of oil palm can lead to nutrient imbalance. Computation based on nutrient dynamics and plant nutrient balance is the key to optimal fertilizer regime for the perennial oil palm.
  • The CO2 emission from tropical peatland under forest ecosystem can exceed that under five years old oil palm.
Products
Have led or directly involved in the development of the following products:
  • Fertilizer recommendation system for oil palm (INFERS)
  • Optimal planting system for Mucuna bracteata under oil palm in different environments
  • Site yield potential (ASYP) model of oil palm
  • Benchmark yield classification method for oil palm
  • Best months and timing of fertilizer application expert system
  • Expert system to classify soils in Peninsular Malaysia
  • Oil palm database, AA AeGIS
  • PDA system for data recording and visualization
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Summary: Arif Sugandi (AS)

ARIF SUGANDI (AS)

Contact Details :
PT Applied Agricultural Resources Indonesia, Kompleks Pertokoan Taman Anggrek, Block D1 Jl Tuanku Tambusai, Pekanbaru 28291, Riau, Indonesia.
Tel : +62 761 572148/160
Fax : +62 761 572149
Email : arif_sugandi@aarsb.com.my
Personal Web Page : –

Education
1995
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
2005
M.Sc. in Agriculture
University Pertanian Malaysia (UPM)

Career Outline
1996 – 2002
Assistant Research Officer 1
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2002 – 2005
Assistant Research Officer 2
Applied Agricultural Research Sdn. Bhd.
2005 – 2008
Research Officer
Applied Agricultural Resources S/B (PT KLK Agriservindo, R&D Dept)
2008 – Present
Director, Senior Research Officer
PT Applied Agricultural Resources Indonesia

Job Description
My main job function is to provide sound agronomic advices on oil palm to our Principals (Boustead Plantations Bhd and Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd) and their estates as well as other advisory clients’ estates in Indonesia. As an oil palm agronomist, my research work emphasizes on soil, soil survey and feasibility studies as well as conducting oil palm agronomy and fertilizer response trials. I have been given responsibility in conducting AAR research trial and carry out GIS/GPS survey and research in Indonesia.

Key Research Interests
My current research interest are: (i) Soil Survey and Land Evaluation Study of Oil Palm Plantation (ii) GIS/GPS (iii) Oil Palm Agronomic Trials, especially fertilizer response trial on mineral and peat soils in Riau (iv) Peat research particularly on micronutrient application, liming and drainage study.

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Current Staff

Name
Section/Team
Specialisation
E-mail
Director of Research
Oil palm and rubber agronomy and GIS/Remote Sensing
Deputy Director of Research
Oil palm agronomy and GPS/GIS mapping
President Director, PTAARI
Oil palm agronomy
Director of Research, PTAARI
Oil palm agronomy
Administration
Accounts/Administration
Administration
Accounts/Credit Control
Administration
Accounts/Credit Control
Administration
Administration & accounts
Administration
Human Resource
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy, pests and diseases
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy, pest & diseases, microbiology
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy, pests and diseases
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy, pests and diseases
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy and seed production
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Chemistry
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Pest and diseases
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Oil palm and rubber agronomy, data & information management
Crop improvement
Plant breeding
Crop improvement
Plant breeding and seed production
Crop improvement
Biotechnology
Crop improvement
Biotechnology
Crop improvement
Tissue culture
Crop improvement
Tissue culture
Crop improvement
Plant breeding
Crop Improvement
Oil palm agronomy and nursery
Crop improvement
Tissue culture
Crop Improvement
Biotechnology
Crop improvement
Plant breeding
Information, communication & technology
Database/application software design & development
Microbiology
Environmental microbiology
Pests and diseases
Plant pathology
Statistician
Modelling & data management
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
Agronomy
Oil palm agronomy
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