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- Article: Tree growth performance and estimation of wood quality in plantation trials for Maesopsis eminii and Shorea spp.
- Article: Adaptability of white jabon (Anthocephalus cadamba miq.) seedlings from 12 populations to drought and waterlogging
- Article: Closely related and sympatric but not all the same: genetic variation of Indo-West Pacific Rhizophora mangroves across the Malay Peninsula
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Visit to partner universities in Denmark (6-7 December 2012) and the Visit of Prof. Erik Kjaer and Dr. Lene R. Nielsen in Bogor (23 January 2013)
During the visit in Denmark, I met Prof. Erik Kjaer and Dr. Ida Theilade and discussed future collaborative research in Indonesia on forest genetic resources and REDD+, respectively. On 23 January 2013, Prof. Erik Kjaer and Dr. Lene R. Nielsen visited Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor to discuss the possibility of joint supervision of the new Indonesian PhD students enrolled at University Copenhagen. Prior to the meeting, Prof. Kjaer and Dr Nielsen were received by Vice Rector IPB for Resource and Development, Prof. Hermanto Siregar (@izs).
this link.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
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.
here(@izs).The workshop were attended by CRC990-EFForTS researchers from UNJA, UNTAD, IPB, UGOE and LIPI. The Workshop was conducted with objectives as follows: i) to identify gaps (e.g. specific circumstances not covered by the draft); ii) to identify contradictions within the draft or inconsistencies with other regulations and laws; iii) to clarify inexplicit or ambiguous rules or wording; iv) to detect and solve controversial issues and v) to finalize the Agreement. A member of JMB University of Goettingen, Prof Kerstin Wiegand and scientist as resource persons, Dr. Heike Neuroth, were present and details can be found
Speaker of Track 6 (Environmental Sustainability) at the 8th QS Apple Exhibition and Conference in Bali (15 November 2012)
“Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Plant Genetic Resources: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from International Collaboration at IPB”
By Iskandar Z. Siregar and Ulfah J. Siregar (Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Kampus IPB Dramaga, Bogor; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)Rapid loss of high biodiversity at species and gene levels due to forest transformations in Indonesia posed urgent calls for conservation, which should be designed upon good understanding of the dynamics of genetic process in time and space at all levels. Lack of skills and knowledge on most tropical species hampered its advancement. Since 2003 IPB collaboration with several foreign partner universities has built capacity of human resources and advanced research on genetic resources for its conservation and sustainable utilization. Human resource development is a crucial first step for durable scientific co-operation. While availability of university forest is important, success depends on active involvement of all partners with complementary expertise in defining useful complementary activities. The best practises at IPB and possible future impacts to science-policy interfacing on education and research are discussed.
Keywords: plant genetic resources, conservation and sustainable utilization, university forest, science-policy interfacing
Invited speaker at the Policy Dialogue – Global partnerships for the Knowledge Economy: Building research and innovation in Higher Education organized by British Council, Yogyakarta (31 October 2012) and Networking Event – European Higher Education Fair (EHEF), Jakarta (2 Novermber 2012)
link. In addition, on 2 November 2012, I gave also a presentation with a title: “Partnering EU Universities: A practical example of IPB’s academic and research collaboration at the Networking Event of European Higher Education Fair (EHEF), held in Jakarta (@izs)On 31 October 2012, I was invited by British Council Jakarta to present a paper at the panel presentation with a title: “Building Research and Innovation: IPB’s Lessons Learned”. This Dialogue aim at providing a framework for the development of effective and sustainable partnerships of two or more Indonesian universities and a UK University with a business link based on the identified research agenda that will be supported by the British Council. The link to business is essential as it brings both sustainability and commercial credibility to the partnerships, however specific criteria are left flexible to allow partners space for an entrepreneurship approach to building partnerships that meet the specific priorities and characteristics of the government, business and HE relationship in Indonesia. Details of the presentation can be found under this
Field Visit of CRC990-EFForTS: Sub-project B-03 “Plant Genetic Diversity in Different Transformation System” (14-17 October 2012)
The thesis was supervised by Prof Suharsono (Dept. Biology IPB), Dr. Utut Widyastuti (Dept. Biology IPB), Prof. Didi Sopandie (Dept. Agronomy & Horticulture IPB) and Prof Akiho Yokata (NAIST Japan). Ms. Yuniati defended her thesis very well. Congratulation (@izs).
Visits to Revegetation Sites on Gold Mining (West Java) and Gold Mining (West Nusa Tenggara) (14 July and 7-8 August 2012)
Within the framework of evaluation on “Environmental Management Performance”, particularly on re-vegetation management of ex mining sites, I visited a gold mining company in West Java (JABAR) and a nickel mining company in East Nusa Tenggara (NTB) to verify some of the main indicators for the success of re-vegetation.
The visits were accompanied by Mr. Tedi Yunanto, a mine inspector, graduated from IPB Bogor. In the two sites, we observed several best practices particularly of interest was collection of local tree species in the nursery for the enrichment program (@izs).
Journal Article “Population structure and demographic history of a tropical lowland rainforest tree species Shorea parvifolia (Dipterocarpaceae) from Southeastern Asia”
Iwanaga H, Teshima KM, Khatab IA, Inomata N, Finkeldey R, Siregar IZ, Siregar UJ, Szmidt AE. 2012. Population structure and demographic history of a tropical lowland rainforest tree species Shorea parvifolia (Dipterocarpaceae) from Southeastern Asia. Ecology and Evolution 2 (7): 1663–1675 (link to download the full paper)