Workshop on Biodiversity Research (30 November 2012)

Group photo in front of Arboretum of Facuty of Forestry IPB

On 30 Nov 2012, a workshop on biodiversity research jointly organized between Bogor Agriculural University (IPB) and University of Goettingen (UGOE) was successfully conducted at the Campus of Faculty of Forestry IPB. The workshop was attended by around 40 participants mainly PhD students of both Universities. Additional participant also came from University of Auckland NZ, Bogor Botanical garden and ITB Bandung. In particular, the Goettingen group consisted of members of the DFG Research Training Group 1086 “The Role of Biodiversity for Biogeochemical Cycles and Biotic Interactions in Temperate Deciduous Forests” Further info of the group is found under this link.

The workshop was officially opened by Dean Faculty of Forestry IPB, Prof. Bambang H Saharjo mentioning the importance of conserving the biodiversity and its sutainable utilization for the benefits of people and planet. Workshop local organizer, Prof. Iskandar Z. Siregar, stated in his introduction to the workshop, that this kind of workshop involving presentation of Phd research needs to be intensified in the future. Further info of the event may be seen under this link.

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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