FSB 2.17, Faculty of Science Building Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research, Married Quarters Building

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Tel No: 2463001 ext. 1384 Fax No: 2461502 / 2463068

Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri

Deputy Director, Senior Lecturer Environmental and Life Sciences Programme, , Faculty of Science, Institute for Biodiversity and Environmental Research

My area of expertise is tropical plant ecology and forest ecology. My research focuses on the high diversity of plants in tropical forests and the mechanisms that allow various plant species to coexist within these forests, as well as the dynamics of tropical forest communities. I am also interested in the ecological effects of invasive Acacia species on native biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in Brunei Darussalam.

Teaching Area

  • Tropical Forest Ecology
  • Biometry
  • Population and Community Ecology

Current Research

  • Ecological consequences of Acacia invasion into Brunei Darussalam
  • Tree dynamics in a primary tropical forest: role of environmental variables on a fine scale in permanent 1 ha plots at the Kuala Belalong Field Studies Centre
  • Diversity of herbaceous flora in Brunei Darussalam

Research Interests

  • Tropical forest ecology and conservation
  • Plant community compositions and biodiversity in relation to environmental gradients and resource variation
  • Dipterocarpaceae ecology, biology and conservation
  • The ecological effects of invasive plants in Brunei Darussalam


  • Lu, M., Davidescu, M., Sukri, R.S. & Daskin, J. (2013). Termites facilitate root foraging by trees in a Bornean a tropical forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 29(6). 563-566.
  • Dancak, M. Hrones, M., Sochor, M. Kobrlova, L. Hedl, R., Hrazsky, Z., Vildomcova, A., Sukri, R.S. and Metali, F. (2013). A new species of Thismia (Thismiaceae) from Brunei Darussalam, Borneo. Phytotaxa. 125(1). 33-39.
  • R.S. Sukri, R.A. Wahab, A.S. Kamariah & Burslem, D.F.R.P. (2012). Habitat Associations and Community Structure of Dipterocarps in response to Environment and Soil Conditions in Brunei Darussalam, Northwest Borneo. Biotropica. 44(5). 595-605.
  • Kettle, C.J., Maycock, C.R., Ghazoul, J., Hollingsworth, P.M., Khoo, E., Sukri, R.S.H. & Burslem, D.F.R.P. (2011). Ecological Implications of a Flower Size/Number Trade-Off in Tropical Forest Trees. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16111. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016111.