- 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
- Article: Population genetics of the critically endangered species Dipterocarpus littoralis (bl.) Kurz (dipterocarpaceae) endemic on nusakambangan island, Indonesia.
- Article: An entrepreneurial, research-based university model focused on intellectual property management for economic development in emerging economies: The case of Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
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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)
On 19-20 June 2012, a kick off workshop and a back to back event: International Seminar on New Collaborative Research Project CRC990-EFForTS: “Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)” were successfully held at IPB Campus Dramaga and International Convention Center (IICC) Campus Baranangsiang Bogor, respectively.
The Collaborative Research Center (CRC990-EFFoRTS) aims at providing knowledge-based guidelines on how to protect and enhance the ecological functions and services of tropical forests, forest remnants and agricultural transformation systems at a landscape scale, while improving human welfare at the same time. The results are expected to contribute to the development of strategies for sustainable management of forest reserves and major rainforest transformation systems of the lowland tropics of Southeast Asia, such as rubber and oil palm plantations, in a landscape context. The CRC990-EFForTS shall contribute to producing such knowledge through establishing an international, interdisciplinary research program aiming at understanding the patterns of and forces responsible for deforestation, and evaluating the economic, social and ecological consequences. Further details on the event, please visit this link. (@izs)
here for details). Both universities are preparing academic collaboration through new initiative on joint master degree in forestry/M.For (@izs).On 12 June 2012, I finally had an opportunity to visit my alma mater, the School of Forestry, University of Canterbury (UC) at Christchurch, New Zealand. I completed my master degree in forestry (M.For.Sc) from this University in 1994. This visit was made possible due to counter visit program of IPB to NZ partner universities (11-15 June 2012), namely Lincoln University, University of Canterbury (Christchurch),Victoria University (Wellington), Massey University (Palmerston North) and Auckland University (Auckland). A MoU between IPB and University of Canterbury was signed during the visit by Vice Chancellor UC, Dr. Rod Carr and Vice Rector IPB, Prof. Hermanto Siregar (see