International Collaborative Partner of UTAR Global Research Network



Name YBhg Dato Sri Gathorne, (5th) Earl of Cranbrook
Designation Honorary Research Fellow
Qualification PhD (University of Birmingham), 1960.
BA Cambridge, 1956, MA 1960
Organization Micropathology Ltd., United Kingdom
Email lordcranbrook@greatglemhamfarms.co.uk
Tel No. +44 7775 755825
Fax No. +44 1728 663339
URL 1. http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/139/1396264267.pdf
2. http://www.merdekaaward.my/Recipients/By-Year/2014/Dato-Sri-Gathorne,-Earl-of-Cranbrook.aspx
UTAR Contact Person Dr Goh Wei Lim, gohwl@utar.edu.my


Employment
1996 - 2002 Chairman, Entrust, UK Regulator of Environmental Bodies
1990 - 1998 Chairman, Nature Conservancy Council for England
1981 - 1992 Member, UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
1983 - 1986 Member, UK Natural Environment Research Council
1978 - 1999 UK Parliament, House of Lords
1974 - 1983 Elected member Suffolk Coastal District Council
1961 - 1970 Senior Lecturer, Zoology Department, University of Malaya
1956 - 1958 Technical Assistant, Sarawak Museum
Teaching & Administration
  • Please refer to Davidson et al., The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 2013
Teaching Interests
  • Vertebrate zoology (mammals & birds); scientific nomenclature; environmental conservation
Research Interests
  • Mammals & birds of Malaysia, especially edible-nest swiftlets; vertebrate palaeontology of Borneo, mainly mammals.
Professional Membership
  • Chartered Biologist, and Fellow, Royal Society of Biology Fellow, Linnean Society Fellow, Zoological Society of London Fellow, Royal Geographical Society with Institute of Geographers
Professional Activities
  • 2015-2017 : Honorary Research Fellow, Micropathology Ltd
  • 2014-2016 : Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Monash University, Australia
  • 2009-2013 : External adviser to Yayasan Ulin for REA Kaltim
  • 2002-2008 : Chairman, International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature
  • 1978-2015 : President, Suffolk Wildlife Trust
  • 1978 - : Patron, Suffolk Naturalists
Funded Research Projects
1996 Bibliography of swiftlets (Aves, Apodidae, Collocaliini)
1971 Royal Society New Hebrides expedition
1969 US NSF 'Alpha Helix' expedition to New Guinea
1965-70 MAPS bird-banding project, Peninsular Malaysia
Awards & Honours
2014 Malaysian Merdeka Award (Outstanding Contribution to the People of Malaysia)
WWF International Duke of Edinburgh Gold Medal
2006 Honorary Fellow of the Linnean Society, London
2005 PNBS (Hon) for services to the state of Sarawak
1995 Gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society
Publications & Presentations (in the last 10 years)
2007 with Junaidi Payne & Charles M.U. Leh. Origin of the elephants of Borneo Sarawak Museum Journal 83: 94 – 124
2010 Sole author. The Miri tulin and a Rajah's promise. Sarawak Museum Journal 67: 123-142.
2013 With P. J. Piper. Paleontology to policy: the Quaternary history of Southeast Asian tapirs (Tapiridae) in relation to large mammal species turnover, with a proposal for conservation of Malayan tapir by reintroduction to Borneo. Integrative Zoology 8: 95-120.
2013 Sireh cave bone in retrospect: Bone, teeth and other animal remains from Sarawak Museum excavations of 1954 and 1959. Sarawak Museum Journal (2012) 70 (n.s. 91): 55-87.
2013 With Goh Wei Lim, Lim Chan Koon and Mustafa Abdul Rahman. The species of white-nest swiftlets (Apodidae, Collocaliini) of Malaysia and the origins of house- farm birds: morphometric and genetic evidence. Forktail 29: 78-90.
2013 With Yasamin Kh. Ibrahim, Lim Tze Tshen , Kira E. Westaway , Louise Humphrey, Ros Fatihah Muhammad, Jiax-xin Zhao & Lee Chai Peng. First discovery of Pleistocene orangutan (Pongo sp.) fossils in Peninsular Malaysia: biogeographic and paleo-environmental implications. Journal of Human Evolution 65:770-97.
2013 The 'Everett Collection from Borneo Caves' in the Natural History Museum, London: Its Origin, Composition and Potential for Research. Journal of the Malaysian Branch RAS 86, Part 1 (2013): 79–112.
2013 With Abdul Hamid Majid & Ibnu Maryanto. The Mountain Giant Rat Sundamys infraluteus (Thomas) of Borneo and its relations. Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation 11: 49–62.
2014 With A. G. Marshall. Alfred Russel Wallace and his assistants in the Malay Archipelago 1854-62. Sarawak Museum Journal
2015 With P.J. Piper. Tikus Purbakala. A guide for zooarchaeologists on the identification of rats from Borneo cave excavations. Sarawak Museum Journal Supplement 1 (NS)

Quarterly Activites
April - June 2018
  • Co-researcher for UTARRF project for MSc student Mr Chan Kok Sim
January - March 2018
  • Co-researcher for UTARRF project
  • Co-researcher for swiftlet project funded by IDEA WILD
October - December 2017
  • Co-researcher for UTARRF project
  • Co-researcher for swiftlet project funded by IDEA WILD
July - September 2017
  • Co-researcher for UTARRF project
  • Co-researcher for swiftlet project funded by IDEA WILD
  • Initiating a research visit on historical swiftlet specimens in United Kingdom, July-September 2017, for MSc student Mr Siew Wei Sheng; funded by Tinggi Foundation
April - June 2017
  • Co-researcher for UTARRF project
  • Co-researcher for swiftlet project funded by IDEA WILD
  • Initiating a research visit on historical swiftlet specimens in United Kingdom, July-September 2017, for MSc student Mr Siew Wei Sheng; funded by Tinggi Foundation
January - March 2017
  • Co-researcher for UTARRF project
October - December 2016
  • Field survey for the white-bellied swiftlets (for FRGS research project)
  • Co-researcher for FRGS research project (on-going)
  • Co-researcher for UTARRF project
July - September 2016
  • No report received from contact person
April - June 2016
  • Act as a co-reseracher of the swiftlet project co-funded by MOE (FRGS/2/2014/SG05/UTAR/02/2) and Micropathology Ltd. 
  • Symposium to build network with the swiftlet breeders in Sabah in convincing them to participate our swiftlet genetic study.
  • Fieldwork to collect wild white-nest swiftlet feathers for genetic study.