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Dr. Norma-Rashid Yusoff

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Ethology and Neurophysiology from University of Sussex, London, UK

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Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
Behavioural Ecology

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Nasir, D.M., T.G. Goh, A. Bakri, F. Rahim, Z. Mohamed and N.R. Yusoff, 2017. Web characteristics determine niche partitioning for orb-web spiders (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) in Malaysia. Oriental Insects, (In Press). 10.1080/00305316.2017.1282385.
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  2. Low, V.L., Y. Norma-Rashid, A. Yusoff, W.Y. Vinnie-Siow and B.K. Prakash et al., 2017. Pleistocene demographic expansion and high gene flow in the Globe Skimmer dragonfly Pantala flavescens Fabricius (Odonata: Libellulidae) in Peninsular Malaysia. Zoologischer Anzeiger-J. Comp. Zool., 266: 23-27.
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  3. Chang, C., H.Y. Teo, Y. Norma-Rashid and D. Li, 2017. Predator personality and prey behavioural predictability jointly determine foraging performance. Scient. Rep., Vol. 7. 10.1038/srep40734.
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  4. Shafiril, S., A. Yusoff and N.C. Yusoff, 2016. The development of an automated system in detecting environmental data for the monitoring of forest activity. Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev., 7: 532-536.
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  5. Nasir, D.M., C.X. Wong, A. Bakri, F. Rahim and N.R. Yusoff, 2016. Spiders of sabah: Fifty new records including the description of a new Leucauge species. Biodiversitas, 17: 799-807.
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  6. Low, V.L., M. Sofian-Azirun and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2016. Playing hide-and-seek with the tiny dragonfly: DNA barcoding discriminates multiple lineages of Nannophya pygmaea in Asia. J. Insect Conserv., 20: 339-343.
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  7. Xu, X., F. Liu, R.C. Cheng, J. Chen and X. Xu et al., 2015. Extant primitively segmented spiders have recently diversified from an ancient lineage. Proc. R. Soc. B, Vol. 282. 10.1098/rspb.2014.2486.
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  8. Nurin-Zulkifli, I.M., C.D. Chen, O. Wan-Norafikah, H.L. Lee and K. Faezah et al., 2015. Temporal changes of Aedes and Armigeres populations in suburban and forested areas in Malaysia. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health, 46: 1-12.
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  9. Muslimin, M., J.J. Wilson, A.R.M. Ghazali, K.A. Braima and J. Jeffery et al., 2015. First report of brown widow spider sightings in Peninsular Malaysia and notes on its global distribution. J. Venomous Anim. Toxins Trop. Dis., Vol. 21. 10.1186/s40409-015-0010-2.
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  10. Low, V.L., S.T. Tay, K.L. Kho, F.X. Koh and T.K. Tan et al., 2015. Molecular characterisation of the tick Rhipicephalus microplus in Malaysia: New insights into the cryptic diversity and distinct genetic assemblages throughout the world. Parasites Vectors, Vol. 8. 10.1186/s13071-015-0956-5.
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  11. Low, V.L., H. Takaoka, P.H. Adler, Z. Ya'cob, Y. Norma‐Rashid, C.D. Chen and M. Sofian‐Azirun, 2015. A multi‐locus approach resolves the phylogenetic relationships of the Simulium asakoae and Simulium ceylonicum species groups in Malaysia: Evidence for distinct evolutionary lineages. Med. Vet. Entomol., 29: 330-337.
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  12. Lau, K.W., C.D. Chen, H.L. Lee, Y. Norma-Rashid and M. Sofian-Azirun, 2015. Evaluation of insect growth regulators against field-collected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) from Malaysia. J. Med. Entomol., 52: 199-206.
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  13. Farizawati, S., Y. Norma-Rashid and A.B. Idris, 2015. Distribution and Species richness of odonata in selected area in Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. Aust. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 9: 263-267.
  14. Dzulhelmi, M.N., S. Suriyanti, M. Zulqarnain and C.Y. Norma, 2015. Two new Opadometa species (Araneae: Tetragnathidae) from Sarawak, Malaysia. Annales Zoologici, 65: 101-107.
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  15. Saleeza, S.N.R., Y. Norma-Rashid and M. Sofian-Azirun, 2014. Guppies as predators of common mosquito larvae in Malaysia. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health, 45: 299-308.
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  16. Norma-Rashid, Y., W.M.A.W. Zainudin, M.N. Dzulhelmi and N. Masduki, 2014. Spiders as Potential Ecofriendly Predators against Pests. In: Basic and Applied Aspects of Biopesticides, Sahayaraj, K. (Ed.). Chapter 14, Springer, New York, USA., ISBN: 978-81-322-1876-0, pp: 245-254.
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  17. Norma-Rashid, Y. and S.N.R. Saleeza, 2014. Eco-friendly Control of Three Common Mosquito Larvae Species by Odonata Nymphs. In: Basic and Applied Aspects of Biopesticides, Sahayaraj, K. (Ed.). Chapter 13, Springer, New York, USA., ISBN: 978-81-322-1876-0, pp: 235-243.
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  18. Low, V.L., P.H. Adler, H. Takaoka, Z. Ya'cob and P.E. Lim et al., 2014. Mitochondrial DNA markers reveal high genetic diversity but low genetic differentiation in the black fly Simulium tani Takaoka & Davies along an elevational gradient in Malaysia. PLoS One, Vol. 9, No. 6. 10.1371/journal.pone.0100512.
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  19. Low, V.L., P.E. Lim, C.D. Chen, Y.A.L. Lim and T.K. Tan et al., 2014. Mitochondrial DNA analyses reveal low genetic diversity in Culex quinquefasciatus from residential areas in Malaysia. Med. Vet. Entomol., 28: 157-168.
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  20. Farizawati, S., M. Fauzi, M.Y. Ruslan, Y. Norma-Rashid, Y.F. Ng and A.G. Idris, 2014. The diversity of odonates in five islands within the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Acad. J. Entomol., 7: 102-108.
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  21. Dzulhelmi, M.N., S.N.P. Suriyanti and C.Y. Norma, 2014. A new Cyphalonotus species (Araneae, Araneidae) from Malaysia. Turk. J. Zool., 38: 1-5.
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  22. Dzulhelmi, M.N., S. Su, M. Zulqarnain and N.C. Yusoff, 2014. New distributional records of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Pak. J. Zool., 46: 1573-1584.
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  23. Dzulhelmi, M.N. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2014. Spider assemblages in Rimba Ilmu botanical garden, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 43: 497-502.
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  24. Chen, C.D., H.L. Lee, K.W. Lau, A.G. Abdullah and S.B. Tan et al., 2014. Biting behavior of Malaysian mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus Skuse, Armigeres kesseli Ramalingam, Culex quinquefasciatus Say and Culex vishnui Theobald obtained from urban residential areas in Kuala Lumpur. Asian Biomed., 8: 315-321.
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  25. Yang, X., Y. Norma-Rashid, W.R. Lourenço and M. Zhu, 2013. True Lateral Eye Numbers for Extant Buthids: A New Discovery on an Old Character. PLoS One, 10.1371/journal.pone.0055125.
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  26. Saleeza, S.N.R., Y. Norma-Rashid and M.S. Azirun, 2013. Mosquito species and outdoor breeding places in residential areas in Malaysia. Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health, 44: 963-969.
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  27. O`Hanlon, J.C., D. Li and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2013. Coloration and morphology of the orchid mantis Hymenopus coronatus (Mantodea: Hymenopodidae). J. Orthoptera Res., 22: 35-44.
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  28. Low, V.L., C.D. Chen, H.L. Lee, T.K. Tan and C.F. Chen et al., 2013. Enzymatic characterization of insecticide resistance mechanisms in field populations of Malaysian Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera: Culicidae). PLoS ONE, Vol. 8. 10.1371/journal.pone.0079928.
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  29. Koh, J.K., Y. Koh, Y. Norma-Rashid and J.W.B. Koh, 2013. A preliminary checklist of Sarawak spiders. Sarawak Museum J., 92: 203-254.
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  30. Chen, C.D., W.A. Nazni, H.L. Lee, Y. Norma-Rashid, M.L. Lardizabal and M. Sofian-Azirun, 2013. Temephos resistance in field aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) from Selangor, Malaysia. J. Trop. Biomed., 30: 220-230.
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  31. Norma-Rashid, Y. and H.W. Teoh, 2012. Mammals and Birds in Coastal Swamps (Mud Flats, Mangroves and Peat Swamps). In: Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia, Sasekumar, A. and V.C. Chong (Eds.). University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN: 978-967-0380-10-0, pp: 139-151.
  32. Noorhidayah-Mamat, Y. Norma-Rashid and Z. Mohamed. 2012. Diversity and habitat preferences of dragonflies (Order: Odonata) in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Wulfenia J., 19: 1-20.
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  33. Nada, B., L.G. Kirton, Y. Norma-Rashid, S. Cheng, L. Shahlinnery and C.K. Phon, 2012. Monitoring the Fireflies of the Selangor River. In: Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia, Sasekumar, A. and V.C. Chong (Eds.). University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN: 978-967-0380-10-0, pp: 153-162.
  34. Khaironizam, M.Z. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2012. Distribution of Mudskippers (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) on the Selangor Coast. In: Mangrove and Coastal Environment of Selangor, Malaysia, Sasekumar, A. and V.C. Chong (Eds.). University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN: 978-967-0380-10-0, pp: 105-116.
  35. Yap, L.M.Y., Y. Norma-Rashid, F. Liu, J. Liu and D. Li, 2011. Comparative biology of cave-dwelling spitting spiders (Araneae: Scytodidae): Parental care, cooperative prey-capture, cannibalism, natal dispersal and reproductive behaviour. Raffles Bull. Zool., 59: 269-284.
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  36. Saleeza, S.N.R., Y. Norma-Rashid and M. Sofian-Azirun, 2011. Mosquitoes larval breeding habitat in urban and suburban areas, Peninsular Malaysia. World Acad. Sci. Eng. Technol., 58: 569-573.
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  37. Norma-Rashid, Y., N.A. Rahman and D. Li, 2009. Mangrove spiders (Araneae) of peninsular Malaysia. Int. J. Zool. Res., 5: 9-15.
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  38. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2009. Odonata diversity with one new record for Malaysia in the Kenaboi Forest Reserve, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. Malaysia J. Sci., 28: 65-72.
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  39. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2009. Dragonflies (Odonata) of Coastal Bachok, Kelantan and Promoting Common Names. Malaysian J. Sci., 28: 73-79.
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  40. Norma-Rashid, Y. and D. Li, 2009. A checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Peninsular Malaysia inclusive of twenty new records. Raffles Bull. Zool., 57: 305-322.
  41. Nada, B., L.G. Kirton and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2009. The fireflies of Kuala Selangor Conservation of berembang alone won t save them. Conserv. Malaysia, 10: 4-6.
  42. Norma-Rashid, Y., M. Sofian-Azirun, R. Ramli and R. Hashim, 2008. Dragonflies on the Islands in the Straits of Malacca. Malaysian J. Sci., 27: 105-111.
  43. Norma-Rashid, Y., L.F. Cheong, H.K. Lua and D.H. Murphy, 2008. The dragonflies (Odonata) of Singapore: Current Status Records and Collections of the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Singapore.
  44. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2007. Sunbirds in the backyard caught in action. Gardern Asia., 29: 38-41.
  45. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2007. Further notes on the damselfly, Coellicia albicauda (Forster, 1907) with male and female descriptions. Malaysian For., 70: 153-160.
  46. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2007. Dragonflies in peril?. Malaysian Nat., 61: 10-11.
  47. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2007. Dragonflies – museum repositories and common names. J. Sains, 15: 36-40.
  48. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2005. Mangrove Fauna: The Vertebrates. In: Ecology of Klang Strait, Chong, V.C. and A. Sasekumar (Eds.). UM Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN: 983-100-304-7.
  49. Norma-Rashid, Y and M.Z. Khironizam, 2005. Some biological aspects of mudskippers (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) from Langkawi. Malaysian J. Sci., 24: 139-144.
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  50. Khaironizam, M.Z. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2005. Mangrove Fauna: The Mudskippers. In: Ecology of Klang Strait, Chong, V.C. and A. Sasekumar (Eds.). UM Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN: 983-100-304-7.
  51. Ali, S.H.M. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2005. Size Class Distribution and Behavior Budgets of Sympatric Mudskipper Species Utilizing Mangrove Microhabitats. In: Ecology of Klang Strait, Chong, V.C. and A. Sasekumar (Eds.). UM Press, Kuala Lumpur, ISBN: 983-100-304-7.
  52. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2004. The Echinodermata. In: Plant and Animal Diversity, Mukherjee, T.K. and C.L. Peng (Eds.). Solid Press Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, pp: 61-73.
  53. Norma-Rashid, Y., 2003. Life history and a unique habitat choice of Indocnemis orang from Malaysia. Entomol. Sin., 10: 115-119.
  54. Khironizam, M.Z. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2003. First record of the mudskipper, Periopthalmus septemradiatus (Hamilton) (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Raffles Bull. Zool., 51: 101-104.
  55. Noorjan K.O.N., M.Z. Azhar, N.N. Naing, N. Kumaraswamy and Y.R. Norma, 2002. Beliefs regarding eating, body weight and shape among secondary school and university students in Kelantan. Mal. J. Psych., 10: 20-30.
  56. Khaironizam, M.Z. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2002. Length-weight relationship of mudskippers (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) in the coastal areas of Selangor, Malaysia. Naga Worldfish Center Q., 25: 20-22.
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  57. Khaironizam, M.Z. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2002. A new record of mudskipper Periophthalmus spilotus (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae) from Selangor coast, Peninsular Malaysia. Nat. Hist. Bull. Siam. Soc., 50: 245-250.
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  58. Saiful, A.A., A.H. Idris, Y.N. Rashid, N. Tamura and F. Hayashi, 2001. Home range of sympatric squirrel species inhabiting a lowland dipterocarp forest in Malaysia. Biotropica., 33: 346-351.
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  59. Norma-Rashid, Y., A. Mohd-Sofian and M. Zakaria-Ismail, 2001. Diversity and distribution of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in the fresh water swamp lake Tasek Bera, Malaysia. Hydrobiologia, 459: 135-146.
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  60. Norma-Rashid, Y., A.M. Zain and N.J.K. Ohnmar, 2000. Psychiatric morbidity assessment in students. Mal. J. Psychol., 8: 31-38.
  61. Noraina, M., Y. Norma-Rashid and M.S. Azirun, 2000. Leucauge argentina (Van Hasselt), a new spider record for Peninsular Malaysia with some aspects of its biology. J. Sai., 8: 987-993.
  62. Khaironizam, M.Z. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2000. Aspects of morphometric studies in 3 common species of mudskippers in Malaysia. J. Sai., 8: 1043-1049.
  63. Khaironizam, M.Z. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 2000. A new record of mudskipper Parapocryptes serperaster (Oxudercineae: Gobiidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian J. Sci., 19: 101-104.
  64. Norma-Rashid, Y., 1999. Ecomorphology in dragonfly, Neurothemis fluctuans (Fabricius, 1973). Mal. J. Sc., 18: 79-82.
  65. Norma-Rashid, Y., 1999. Behavioural ecology of Tyriobapta torrida Kirby (Anisoptera: Libellulidae) at the breeding and resting site. Odonatology, 28: 139-150.
  66. Norma-Rashid, Y. and R.J. Andrew, 1996. Hemispheric collaboration in food search in the domestic chicks. Mal. J. Sci., 17: 19-24.
  67. Ito, F., Y. Norma-Rashid and A.H. Idris, 1996. Colony composition and queen behaviour in polygynous colonies of the oriental ponerine ant Odontomachus rixosus. Insect. Soc., 43: 77-86.
  68. Hamalainen, M., Y. Norma-Rashid and M. Zakaria-Ismail, 1996. Notes on odonata collected in kelantan (Peninsular Malaysia) in April 1995. Opusc Zool. Flumin., 146: 1-11.
  69. Van Tol, J. and Y. Norma-Rashid, 1995. The genus Euphae rambur (Order: Odonata) from Borneo. Tijds Entomol., 138: 131-141.
  70. Norma-Rashid, Y., 1995. A dynamic encounter with the odonates in Sungai Selieh, Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia. Wallaceana, 76: 17-22.
  71. Norma-Rashid, Y., 1995. Preliminary odonate survey of perak, peninsular malaysia. Notul. Odonatol, 4: 80-82.
  72. Norma-Rashid, Y. and V. Tol, 1995. New records of odonata for West Malaysia. Notul. Odonatol, 4: 101-103.
  73. Maschwitz, U., B. Fiala, L.G. Saw, Y. Norma-Rashid and A. H. Idris, 1994. Ficus obscura var borneensis (moraceae), a new non-specific ant-plant from Malaysia. Malayan Nat. J., 47: 409-416.
  74. Norma-Rashid, Y., 1993. The dramatic behaviour repertoires of odonata. Nature Malaysiana, 18: 21-23.
  75. Norma-Rashid, Y., 1993. Social Foraging at a common food resource. Wallaceana, 70: 1-3.
  76. Rashid, N. and R.J. Andrew, 1989. Right hemisphere advantage for topographical orientation in the domestic chick. Neuropsychologia, 27: 937-948.
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