Dr. Glen Reynolds is the current director of the South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP) in the Old World Tropics with fifteen years leadership experience and a proven record of success in securing major research grants, building institutional and political support and delivering scientific excellence, advice and impacts across multiple disciplines and to a range of stakeholders.
He earned his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in horticulture at Wye College, University of London, and his Ph.D. at Imperial College, London, where he focused on vegetative propagation and the early development of dipterocarp cuttings. His main research interests include forest rehabilitation and its impacts on ecosystem functioning and biodiversity. His high network connections, particularly in Southeast Asia, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia and strong links among scientific institutions, the corporate and conservation sectors, government and non-governmental organisations will be potentially significant in TRCRC’s endeavours.
Dr Chris J Kettle is a Group Leader in Conservation Genetics and Applied Molecular Ecology (Tenure) in the Department of Environmental System Science, ETH Zurich. He has been working at ETH since April 2007. Dr Kettle has 15 years of research experience working on plant reproductive ecology, population genetics and applying molecular ecology in the context of tropical forests. One of his key research focuses is to understand patterns of genetic variation and mating systems in plant species (especially trees) and how this influences the resilience of populations in the context of human induced environmental change.
Dr Kettle has been working on the Dipterocarpaceae family of trees for the last nine years, working extensively in the forests of Borneo but also on Dipterocarpaceae species in India and Seychelles. This work has led to publications covering a range of aspects of Diptercarpaceae reproductive ecology and conservation. He has led papers drawing attention to the implications of the mass flowering of Dipterocarpaceae and the implications of recalcitrant seeds for conservation and restoration of Borneo’s forests. His research links directly to policy and management and restoration of tropical forest.
Dr Chris J Kettle is collaborating with Tropical Rainforest Conservation & Research Centre (TRCRC) as a member of the board of Advisors in contributing his expertise in TRCRC’s projects.
Dr Normah M Noor, PhD, FASc, received her BA cum laude in Biology from Macalester College (Minnesota), her MS in Crop Science from Michigan State University and her PhD in Seed Science from Universiti Pertanian Malaysia (Agriculture University of Malaysia). She is currently a Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) as well as the Founding Director of its Institute of Systems Biology, and was formerly the chairman for the School of Biosciences and Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Technology.
Throughout her years of involvement in the Biological Science field, Dr Normah has committed herself to various research topics and her areas of expertise are plant cryopreservation of species with recalcitrant seeds, plant biotechnology, and seed science – seed physiology and storage. She also serves as a reviewer for many international journals. In recognition of the excellence of her scientific work and achievements, she has received various awards, the most significant and prestigious one being the appointment as Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.