Nur Abdul Bahar

Group membership

Nur came to Canberra to study Biotechnology at The Australian National University. She was captivated by Australia’s native environment and the way Australians appreciate and engaged with their natural assets. Having had a taste and enjoying many aspects of research during Honours, Nur continues her study in PhD supervised by Profs Owen Atkin and John Evans. During her PhD candidature, Nur conducted overseas fieldwork in collaboration with University of Minnesota USA. She also attended the 2015 International Graduate Course on Forest Ecophysiology: From Cells to Ecosystems, organised by Parque Katalapi and the University of Concepción Chile. The course committee conferred Nur an Excellence Award for her outstanding performance and contribution during the course. Nur’s study is funded by Malaysian government scholarship.

Nur enjoys attending public lectures around campus on topics related to food production, sustainability, resource management as well as economy and happiness.

Research interests

Photosynthesis and carbon balance in natural ecosystem

Tropical forests

Trade-off between carbon gain and defence

Bahar NHA, Ishida FY, Weerasinghe LK, Guerrieri R, O'Sullivan OS, Bloomfield KJ, Asner GP, Martin RE, Lloyd J, Malhi Y, Phillips OL, Meir P, Salinas N, Cosio EG,…, Long BM, Evans JR, Atkin OK (2016). ‘Leaf-level photosynthetic capacity in lowland Amazonian and high-elevation, Andean tropical moist forests of Peru’. New Phytologist

Scafaro AP, Xiang S, Long B, Bahar NHA, Weerasinghe LKWK, Creek D, Evans JR, Reich PB, Atkin OK (2017). ‘Strong thermal acclimation of photosynthesis in tropical and temperate wet-forest tree species: the importance of altered Rubisco content’: Global Change Biology

O’Sullivan O, Heskel MA, Reich PB, Tjoelker MG, Weerasinghe LKWK, Penillard A, Zhu L, Egerton JJG, Bloomfield K, Creek D, Bahar NHA, Griffin KL, Hurry V, Meir P, Turnbull MH, Atkin OK (2016). ‘Thermal limits of leaf metabolism across biomes’. Global Change Biology

Malhi Y, Girardin CAJ, Goldsmith GR, Doughty CE, Salinas N, Metcalfe DB, Huaraca Huasco W, Silva-Espejo JE, Aguilla-Pasquell J,.., Guerrieri R, Ishida FY, Bahar NHA, et al. (2016) . ‘The variation of productivity and its allocation along a tropical elevation gradient: a whole carbon budget perspective’. New Phytologist

Long BM, Bahar NHA, Atkin OK (2015). ‘Contributions of photosynthetic and non-photosynthetic cell types to leaf respiration in Vicia faba L. and their responses to growth temperature’. Plant, Cell and Environment

Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) 

Training: 'Principles of Tutoring and Demonstrating’ and ‘Foundations of University Teaching & Learning’ modules by CHELT