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
Email2:
lordcranbrook@utar.edu.my
Tel no. :
+44 7775 755825
Fax no. :
+44 1728 663339
URL:
http://www.rhinoresourcecenter.com/pdf_files/139/1396264267.pdf, http://www.merdekaaward.my/Recipients/By-Year/2014/Dato-Sri-Gathorne,-Earl-of-Cranbrook.aspx
Profile
Involvement with UTAR in academic & research


Contact Person:
  - Dr Goh Wei Lim
(Faculty of Science)
Timothy

Employment 

1996 - 2002

1990 - 1998

1981 - 1992

Chairman, Entrust, UK Regulator of Environmental Bodies

Chairman, Nature Conservancy Council for England

Member, UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

1983 - 1986

1978 - 1999

Member, UK Natural Environment Research Council

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.

 
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)

2014

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).

 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