Dr. Chen Pelf Nyok

Pelf Nyok Chen

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


  1. Long, S.L. and Chen, P.N. 2019. Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation in Southeast Asia at the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, 27th June 2018. Indian Ocean Turtle Newsletter-29:48-51. PDF
  2. Yusof, F.M., Jamil, N.R., Chen, P.N., Johan, S., Hashim, N., Sah, S.A.M., Malik, N.K.A. and Rosli, M.H. 2019. Habitat suitability index of the Southern River Terrapin, Batagur affinis (Cantor, 1847) in Peninsular Malaysia. In: Proceedings of UPM-GIST Joint International Research Collaboration Symposium on Environmental Sustainability. 14-15 January 2019. Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Chamdeon, Gwangju, South Korea. PDF
  3. Chen, P.N. and Chan, E.H. 2018. River Terrapins of Setiu. Malaysian Naturalist. 72-1:16-19. PDF
  4. 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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/24701394.2017.1373109 PDF
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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