Ph.D. Student
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Office: 210 Wellman



B.S. in Biology, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia, 2014

M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, 2018



Research Interests

I am interested in conservation science and policy. For my PhD, I plan to conduct impact
evaluation studies on potential OECMs (other effective area-based conservation measures) in
the Wallacea region of Indonesia (Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku, and Lesser Sunda).

Before joining the Brashares group, I worked as a conservation scientist in the Wildlife
Conservation Society Indonesia Program, covering a wide range of conservation issues in
partnership with local to national governments. This included protected area management,
wildlife trade and policy, One Health, nationwide capacity-building initiatives, and impact
mitigation of infrastructure development.

My specialization is also in bat ecology and conservation, quantifying their ecosystem services
and threats. For almost ten years, I have studied bat hunting throughout Sulawesi and worked
together with the local community to protect them. This work lays a foundation for the
establishment of a conservation NGO called PROGRES ( which I have
co-led to protect Sulawesi’s threatened yet overlooked wildlife, from bats, tortoises,
marsupials, and freshwater fish.



Sheherazade, H.K. Ober, & S.M. Tsang. 2019. Contributions of bats to the local economy
through durian pollination in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biotropica 51(6): 913-922.

Sheherazade & S.M. Tsang. 2015. Quantifying the bat bushmeat trade in North Sulawesi,
Indonesia, with suggestions for conservation action. Global Ecology and Conservation 3: 324-

Sheherazade, E. Hesdianti, & M. Indrawan. 2017. 7- Moluccan Babirusa Babyrousa babyrussa
(Linnaeus, 1758). In M. Melletti & E. Meijaard (Eds.), Ecology, Conservation and Management of
Wild Pigs and Peccaries (pp. 70-75). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Matthew, S.L., E. Meijaard, S. Surya, Sheherazade, C. Walzer, & M. Linkie. 2020. African Swine
Fever threatens Southeast Asia’s 11 endemic wild pig species. Conservation Letters:

Setyawati, U., S. Nando, W. Marthy, N. Andayani, Sheherazade, & M. Linkie. 2020. Planning to
remove UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sumatra from being ‘In Danger’. Animal Conservation:

Sheherazade, & S.M. Tsang. 2018. Roost of gray flying fox (Pteropus griseus) in Indonesia and
records of a new hunting threat. Diversity 10(3): 102.

Arini, D.I.D., M. Christita, Sheherazade, A. Mayasari, R. Suryaningsih, & A.T.A.J. Simamora.
2020. A review of Anoa conservation efforts in Sulawesi, Indonesia. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and
Environmental Science 533: 012003.

Turton, S.M., A. Lynam, A.C. Hughes, P. Parolin, S. Calme, J.M.V. Fragoso, Sheherazade, M.
Linkie. 2020. The future for ATBC conservation declarations. Biotropica 52(5): 795-802.

Mary-Ruth Low, W. Z. Hoong, Z. Shen, B. Murugavel, N. Mariner, L.M. Paguntalan, K. Tanalgo,
M.M. Aung, Sheherazade, L.A. Bansa, T. Sritongchuay, J.H. Preble, S. A. Aziz. 2021. Bane or
Blessing? Reviewing cultural values of bats across the Asia Pacific region. Journal of
Ethnobiology 41(1): 18-34:

Sheherazade, Yasman, D.H. Pradana, & S.M. Tsang. 2017. The role of fruit bats in plant
community changes in an urban forest in Indonesia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 65: 497-505.