International conference : webinar with Chang’an University

#COVID-19#Work from home

Working from home does not stop from work and progress and research from moving forward.

In-fact, personally I feel it have been more fruitful with better time management. With regards of work, there are/ were many meetings, courses, talks organised online. Which makes one easy to attend: saving cost and Time on transportation. Plus it give the flexibility. Being at home “home-work’ is never ending.

International courses and conference have been made possible, with no reasons to not participate . As Reasonings are another form or excuses ( vani).

Herewith sharing the info of one of the key note presentation details, and conference held in Chang’an University, organised by Professor Pingping, which had more than 110 attendees on the first day. Was a great platform for me to share about my research method, findings and highlight to international arena. These 2 day’s online conference, held 5 keynote speakers, and 3 sessions for 2 days. The sequel of each keynote speakers having 3 sessions, enabled us to share more in details about our work, finding and the way forward.

Was a very fruitful meeting ( personal opinion) . Do drop me an email , or a comment below, if you would like to know the content of this conference. Keynote speakers from UTM includes: Prof Zulkifli, Dr. Nor Eliza and Myself.

Wish you all a pleasant day ahead. Thank you for the time and visiting this site.


Who Am I?


She is determined, highly motivated and very eager to spread the environmental word. Malaysian Kogila Vani Annammala (‘Vani’) knows what she wants and doesn’t let anybody get in her way. ‘You don’t want to lose your dream because other people told you so.’ A portrait of an emerging scientist and Earthwatch Team lead” -@Elbers (Earthwatch Coordinator, Oxford-UK)


  • FIELD TEAM LEADER (EARTHWATCH UK)-Borneo Climate Change Project, Sabah Biodiversity Experiment, Sabah.-Since June 2010
  • ACADEMIC CONSULTANT-South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP), Kota Kinabalu, Sabah- Since June 2015


PostDoctoral Research: May 2015 – March 2016: Institute of Environmental and Water Resource Management (iPASA),Faculty of Civil Engineering,University Technology Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johore.

PostDoctoral Research Associate: June 2015 – June 2016 :SouthEast Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP),Danum Valley-Sabah

Research Officer : Mac 2009- 2014 : Department of Environmental Science,School of Science and TechnologyUniversiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.

Field Team Leader ( Earthwatch Borneo Project) : June 2010 till current ( Climate and Landscape Change in Borneo’s Rainforest,Earthwatch Institute,Mayfielf House,256 Banbury Road,Oxford, OX2 7DE, United Kingdom

 Research Assistant; June 2007 – December 2008 :Department of Bio-medics and Therapeutics, School Of Medicine, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.

 Tutor and Demonstrator- Open University Malaysia (OUM): June 2006-Sept 2006 Open University Malaysia-Cawangan Kota Kinabalu,Campus UMS,Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Chemist, Anametrics (M) Sdn.Bhd: Nov 2006 – June 2007 :Anametrics Sdn. Bhd, Jalan Astaka Seksyen U8/84, 40150 Selangor

Industrial attachment, GIST, South Korea: Mar 2005-Aug 2005: Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Environmental System Engineering Laboratory (ESEL), Gwangju Institute of Science and technology, 1 Oryong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-712, Korea.


April 2010 – 2014: Visiting Researcher/ Temporary Staff: Department of Geography, University of Swansea, Singelton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP

June 2010-current Field Team Leader: Climate Change and Landscape in Borneo’s

Climate, Earthwatch UK


Research category: Physical Sciences, Environment and Energy (Silver Medal)

K.Bidin, K.V. Annammala, R.P.D Walsh. 2014.Use of Radionuclide fallout and geochemical parameters to study the impacts of Landuse change on sedimentation. Research and Innovation competition (PEREKA 2014). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 27 October 2015.

Research category: Physical Sciences, Environment and Energy (Silver Medal)

K.Bidin, K.V. Annammala, R.P.D Walsh. 2013.Contextualizing Impacts of Landuse change on sediment Dynamics using Radionuclide fallout and sediment fingerprinting technique. Research and Innovation competition (PEREKA 2013). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 12-13 September 2013

Innovation category: Physical Sciences, Environment and Energy (Silver Medal)

K.Bidin, K.V.Annammala, R.P.D. Walsh, A.Nainar & F.N. Cleopas. 2013.Modified Laser Erosion Bridge to measure soil Erosion.Research and Innovation competition (PEREKA 2013). Universiti Malaysia Sabah. 12-13 September 2013.

Interview and news article as outstanding Scientist profile, published in ‘The Reach’ annual News Letter, Earthwatch’s capacity and Development Newsletter,Issue 15, 2011/2012

Fellowship Award from Shell International BV (2009-2013)

Invited and full sponsor by Royal Geographic Society, London, Delivered Public Lecture on Climate Change, in Oxford, London. (2011)

Travel Grant by UMS & GIST Joint Programme symposium on Science and Technology (2010)

Full Scholarship from YTL Foundation, Sabah (2005- 2008)


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