Muhammad Janra

Primary office:
Dyche Hall


Advisor: Robert Moyle, Town Peterson
Research Interests: Geographical isolation, population divergence and speciation of forest birds
Hometown: Padang, Indonesia


  • M.Sc. in natural resource management from Andalas University, Indonesia, 2007
  • B.Sc. in animal taxonomy and ornitholoogy from Andalas University, Indonesia, 2003


  • Hua, F., W. Marthy, D. Lee and M.N. Janra. 2011. Globally threatened Sunda Blue Flycatcher Cyornis caerulatus: Synthesis of global records and recent records from Sumatra. Forktail 27 (2011) pp: 83-85.
  • M.N. Janra, W. Novarino, D. Gusman and Aadrean. 2010. Morphological comparison of Grey-throated babbler (Stachyris nigriceps Blyth 1844) from three mountain area in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Proceedings of the 7th IMT-GT UNINET and The 3rd International PSU-UNS Conferences on Bioscience. Prince Songkla University, Bangkok, Thailand, 7-8 October 2010. pp: 93-95.
  • Janra, M.N. and W. Novarino. 2010. Status of Babblers Stachyris (family: Timaliidae) in some localities in West Sumatra. Proceeding of XXIIIth Scientific Meeting of Western Indonesian Universities at University of Riau, 10-11 Mei 2010. pp: 692-697.
  • Novarino, W., A.Mardiastuti, L.B. Prasetyo, R. Widjakusuma, Y.A. Mulyani, H. Kobayashi, A. Salsabila, Jarulis and M.N. Janra. 2008. Guild composition and niche breadth of understorey birds in Sipisang, West Sumatra. Biota 13(3): 156- 163.
  • Novarino, W., S.N. Kamilah, A. Nugroho, M.N. Janra and M. Silmi. 2007. Visitation of mammals on salt licks in protected forest of Taratak, Pesisir Selatan District of West Sumatra. Biota 12(2): 100-107.


  • Janra, M.N., W. Novarino, D. Gusman and Aadrean. 2010. The study on montane birds in two mountains of West Sumatra. Poster presented in the 2010 International Meeting of the Association for the Tropical Biology and Conservation. Bali, Indonesia, July.


  • 2010-2011. Small-scale Research Grant Programme. Year II. Nagao Natural Environment Foundation Japan. Ecology of Avian Community in Singgalang Mountain, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • 2010-2011. Future Conservationists Award from Conservation Leadership Program (CLP) UK. Facilitating Avian Conservation in Post-logging Lowland Rainforest of Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • 2009-2010. Small-scale Research Grant Programme. Year I. Nagao Natural Environment Foundation Japan. Ecology of Avian Community in Singgalang Mountain, West Sumatra, Indonesia.
  • 2009. Indonesia Educational Office Research Grant, Department of Education and Cultural of Republic of Indonesia. Ecology and Biodiversity of Mountainous Birds in Sumatra.
  • 2008. IdeaWild, USA. Digiscoping Equipments for Birdwatching Activity.
  • 2006. HEDS Small Grant. Utilization of artificial nestbox as a conservation effort of avifauna biodiversity in the area of Andalas University Grand Forest.
  • 2005. HEDS Small Grant. Morphology of Alcedo meninting (Alcedinidae) in Andalas University Grand Forest.
  • 2005-2007. Ford Foundation Fellowship.


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