Dr. Lim Lee Sim

Lim Lee Sim 2 

Dr. Lim Lee Sim
Phone   : 04-6532313
Fax       : 04-6576000
Email    : leesim.lim@usm.my
Zoology, Conservation genetics, Bats, Phylogeography, Bioacoustics


Academic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (Zoology) 2012, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Master of Science (Genetics) 2006, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • B.Sc. Ed (Biology) 2002, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


Key Research Areas:

  • Zoology
  • Conservation genetics
  • Bats
  • Phylogeography
  • Bioacoustics



  1. Miard, P.*, Lim, L. S.*, Abdullah, N. I., Elias, N. A., & Ruppert, N. (2018). Ultrasound use by Sunda colugos offers new insights into the communication of these cryptic mammals. Bioacoustics, 1-7. DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2018.1463294 *These authors were contributed equally to this article.
  2. Teeling, E., Vernes, S., Davalos, L. M., Ray, D. A., Gilbert, M. T. P., Myers, E., & Bat1K Consortium. (2018). Bat Biology, Genomes, and the Bat1K Project: To Generate Chromosome-Level Genomes for all Living Bat Species. Annual review of animal biosciences. 6:23-46.
  3. Md-Zain, B. M., Teh, M., Ang, K., Lim, L., & Yaakop, S. 2017. Phylogenetic Relationships Of The Orang Asli (proto Malay) Tribe Based On The Hvs Ii Gene Sequences. Malaysian Applied Biology. 46(4):35-42.
  4. Görföl, T., Bates, P. J., Lim, L. S., & Francis, C. M. 2016. Hypsugo macrotis. IUCN RED LIST OF THREATENED SPECIES, 1-7.
  5. Lim, L.S., Csorba, G., Wong, C.-M., Akbar Zubaid, Sultana Parvin Habeebur Rahman, Jayaraj Vijaya Kumaran, Faisal Ali Anwarali Khan, Huang, J.C.-C., Nazalan Najimudin & Görföl. 2016. The systematic position of Hypsugo macrotis (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) and a new record from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa. 4170(1):169-177
  6. Lim, L.S., Adura Mohd-Adnan, Akbar Zubaid, Struebig, M. & Rossiter S. 2014. Diversity of Malaysian insectivorous bat assemblages revisited. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 30(02):111-121
  7. L.S. Lim, K.C. Ang, M.C. Mahani, A.W. Shahrom & B.M. Md-Zain. 2010. Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphism and Phylogenetic Relationships of Proto Malays in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Biological Sciences 10: 71-83
  8. Shahrom, A.W., Lim, L.S., Md-Zain, B.M., Mansor Clyde, M. & Noor Azma, S. 2005. 2-D (When Skull is not available) using mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) phylogeny tree and image morphing techniques: a preliminary study. International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Legal Medicine 8: 1-5
  9. Lim, L.S., Mahani, MC, Badrul, MZ, Shahrom, A.W. 2004. HVS I as a tool in phylogenetic analysis among human populations in Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 10: 1-8


  • Ang, K.C., Lim, L.S., Md-Zain, B.M. & Clyde, M.M. 2012. Molecular Systematics of Orang Kanaq (Proto Malay) as Inferred from Maternal and Paternal Markers. In Zafarina Zainuddin (eds.) Genetic and Dental Profiles of Orang Asli of Peninsular Malaysia. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia. ISBN 9789838615501


  • JIB 225 Animal Physiology (2012/2013 onwards)
  • JIB 431 Biosystematics (2012/2013 onwards)
  • JIB 432 Environmental and Conservation Biology (2013/2014)
  • JIB 322 Molecular Biology (2014/2015)
  • JIB116 Animal Diversity (2016/2017)



  • Nurul Syarafina Ramli, (UKM - Mixmode), Roost Selection by Bats in Man-made Structure in the Klang Valley and Seremban, Co-supervisor, 2014-2015
  • Nur Izzati Abdullah, (PPPJJ, USM, research), Bat diversity on Penang Island, Main supervisor, 2015-present


Research Grants and Supports:

  1. Dynamic Population of Cave-Roosting Bats in Malaysian Tropical Rainforest (Co-researcher),2017-2019.
  2. Tabung Persidangan Luar Negara, Universiti Sains Malaysia (MYR6929),2016.
  3. Short term grant, Universiti Sains Malaysia (Principal Invertigator) (MYR39,680.00),2014-2016.
  4. IDEA WILD sponsorship (Principal investigator) (USD1,498),2014-2015.

Invited Talks:

  1. Bats Monitoring for Subterranean Ecosystems. Talk delivered at 2018 CAVE & KARST TALK, organised by Cave Management Group Sdn Bhd, Aman Rimba Private Estate, Malaysia,31 Jan 2018.
  2. Sustainable practices for the show caves: Observations based on two Malaysian caves. Talk delivered at Tourism Cave Management Workshop in Myanmar,21 Jul 2016.
  3. Talk 1: The bats; Talk 2: Bats on Penang Island. Talks delivered at Tropical Spice Garden, Penang, 5 Jan 2015.
  4. The bats and our society. Talk delivered at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan King George V, Seremban, 20 Jun 2013.


  • Scientific Advisory Panel of Cave Management Group, Batu Caves, Malaysia. (Accounts for bat diversity and bats related research), 2011-present.

Professional Memberships:

  1. Life time member,Persatuan Genetik Malaysia, since 2004.
  2. Member,Malaysian Nature Society, since 2008.
  3. Member,Bat Conservation International, United States of America,since 2008.
  4. Ordinary Member,The Genetics Society, United Kingdom,since 2009.
  5. Member,Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation,since 2015.
  6. Member,Malaysian Cave and Karst Conservancy,since 2015.
  7. Member,British Ecological Society,since 2010.
  8. Postgraduate fellow,Royal Geographical Society with IBG, United Kingdom,2010.