Pelf Nyok Chen

Pelf Nyok Chen

Turtle Researcher & Conservationist. Ph.D. in Zoology. TEDxKL Speaker. Woman in Science. Environmentally and children-friendly, really!
Pelf Nyok Chen


  1. Chen, P.N. and Chan, E.H. 2018. River Terrapins of Setiu. Malaysian Naturalist. 72-1:16-19. PDF

  2. Wilson J.J., Sing, K.W., Chen, P.N. and Zieritz, A. 2017. Tracking the southern river terrapin (Batagur affinis) through environmental DNA: prospects and challenges. Mitochondrial DNA Part A, DOI: PDF

  3. Chen, P.N. 2017. Conservation of the Southern River Terrapin Batagur affinis (Reptilia: Testudines: Geoemydidae) in Malaysia: a case study involving local community participation. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 9(4):10035–10046. PDF

  4. Ismail, N.A., Ghani, N.I.A., Chen, P.N., Manaf, L.A., Jamil, N.R. and Ismail, A. 2016. Cross-Species Microsatellite Amplification of River Terrapin (Batagur affinis). Acta Biologica Malaysiana, 5(2&3):75–79. PDF

  5. Moll, E.O., Platt, S.G., Chan, E.H., Horne, B.D., Platt, K., Praschag, P., Chen, P.N. and van Dijk, P.P. 2015. Batagur affinis (Cantor 1847) — Southern River Terrapin, Tuntong. Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(8):090.1–17. PDF

  6. Chen, P.N. and Wong, A. 2015. Tracking the movements of a post-nesting Southern River Terrapin (Batagur affinis edwardmolli). AIP Conference Proceedings 1678, 020010. PDF

  7. Chen, P.N. and Chan, E.H. 2014. High hatch rates in Malaysian River Terrapin program cause for optimism. Turtle Survival Alliance. Pp 51-52. PDF

  8. Chan, E.H. and Chen, P.N. 2011. Nesting activity and clutch size of Batagur affinis edwardmolli from the Setiu River, Terengganu, Malaysia. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 10(1):129–132. PDF

  9. Chen P. N., Pilcher, N.J., Chan, E.H., Kaur, C. R. and Hiew, K. 2010. Report of the Roundtable Discussion to Enhance Enforcement on Poaching By Foreign Fishing Vessels. 15 December 2009. Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA), Kuala Lumpur. 32pp. PDF