Guest Lecture, Forestry Dept. USU (Medan)


Guest Lecture, Department of Forestry, Universitas Sumatera utara (USU), 23 July 2011

During my short visit in Medan (Sumatera Utara), I had a chance to visit Department of Forestry, USU and gave a guest lecture on “Genetic variation of priority tree species in Indonesia”. The lecture was moderated by Dr. Basyuni and attended by students as well as teaching staff. The lecture discussed the following topics: research road map, reasearch findings, update on status of genetic variation and outlooks including science – policy interfacing.

About Iskandar Z Siregar

Dr. Iskandar Z Siregar is a professor at the Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. His research interests are Population Genetics of Forest Trees, Molecular Genetics of Forest Plants, , Conservation and Sustainable Management of Tropical Forest Genetic Resources, Forest Tree Improvement, Forest Adaptation and Genetics in Silviculture. Current research projects are Genetic Variation of Shorea spp, Aquillaria spp., Melia spp. and Toona spp, Genetic Marker based Chain of Custody (CoC) in Timber (teak, agarwood and dipterocarps), Genetic Risks of Species Extincion (Endangered Shorea spp.), Conservation of Tree Genetic Resources outside Forests.
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