Mohd Zacaery Khalik

Mohd Zacaery Khalik is a lecturer at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak and is pursuing his Ph.D with the Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Leiden University in The Netherlands. He researches the evolution of snails in Borneo.

MSc. (Forensic Science), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2012.
BSc. (Resource Chemistry), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2008.

Ph.D Student, Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Sept 2015 – present. Lecturer, UNIMAS, Feb 2012 – Present (Study Leave).
Program Coordinator, Department of Zoology, UNIMAS, Jan 2013 – Jan 2014.
Tutor, 2008 – 2012.

Grants and Awards:
Treub Maatschappij Award – The dynamic evolutionary pattern of land snails from Malaysian Borneo (Funded: € 2000; for fieldwork in Sabah and Sarawak March-April 2017).

Travelling Grant Award from Unitas Malacologica – World Congress of Malacology 2016 in Penang. (Funded: €800 for travelling from Netherlands to Malaysia).

KNAW Fonds Ecologie Award – Dynamic evolutionary patterns in land snails of the genus Georissa. (Funded: € 5060; for fieldwork in Sarawak March-April 2016).

SLAI Award 2015 – Doctorate Scholarship, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

Mohd Zacaery Khalik and Menno Schilthuizen. Phylogeny and systematics of Bornean Georissa (Gastropoda: Hydrocenidae). Molluscan Forum and Young Systematic Forum 2017, 30 November 2017. Natural History Museum, London.

Mohd Zacaery Khalik, Kasper Hendriks and Menno Schilthuizen. Evolutionary history of Georissa (Gastropoda: Hydrocenidae) from Malaysian Borneo. European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress 2017, 20-25 July 2017. Congress Center MartiniPlaza, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Mohd Zacaery Khalik and Menno Schilthuizen. Dynamic evolutionary pattern of Georissa (Gastropoda: Hydrocenidae) of Malaysian Borneo. 19th International Congress of UNITAS MALACOLOGICA, World Congress of Malacology 2016, 18-24 July 2016. Jen Hotel, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 

Selected publications

Khalik MZ, Hendriks KP, Vermeulen JJ, Schilthuizen M (2019) Conchological and molecular analysis of the “non-scaly” Bornean Georissa with descriptions of three new species (Gastropoda, Neritimorpha, Hydrocenidae). ZooKeys 840: 35-86.

Khalik MZ, Hendriks K, Vermeulen JJ, Schilthuizen M (2018) A molecular and conchological dissection of the “scaly” Georissa of Malaysian Borneo (Gastropoda, Neritimorpha, Hydrocenidae). ZooKeys 773: 1-55.

Miller, J. A., van Riemsdijk, I., Khalik, M. Z., Scager, D. J., & Schilthuizen, M. (2016). Comment on Falade.(2016) DNA-barcoding of Clarias gariepinus, Coptedon zillii and Sarotherodon melanotheron from Southwestern Nigeria. F1000Research.

Mohd Zacaery Khalik
Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Other affiliation
Ph.D Student