Bachelor of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (Institut Pertanian Bogor/IPB)
I have been working primarily in Indonesia with area of expertise Kalimantan, Java and Lesser Sunda Islands. I
frequently spend weeks in the field to collect data and to see the reality on the ground as well do desktop studies or meet with colleagues and stakeholders to communicate my research.
I have been awarded two full scholarships by Australian Awards for pursuing Master and Doctoral degree at the University of Queensland. During my PhD, I was also awarded with Top-up Scholarship by Australian Research Council-Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (ARC-CEED) and UQ Travel Award. My PhD was jointly supervised by Professor Kerrie Wilson, Professor Hugh Possingham, Dr. Peter Erskine and Dr. Erik Meijaard.
I have more
than 15 years research experience in the field of conservation biology and
restoration ecology in Indonesia. I am interested in landscape-scale analysis (i.e. biodiversity assessment, conservation planning, restoration planning, land-use changes, ecosystem services and sustainable development) by conducting desktop studies using secondary data as well as site-scale analysis (i.e. botanical expedition, vegetation analysis, forest ecology, auto-ecology of plant, and ecological restoration) by conducting on-the-ground research to understand the context in the field. My research and opinion have been
published in scientific journals as well as featured in popular media
(Kompas, Media Indonesia, Jakarta Post). I was a Young Fellow for IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) for the Thematic Assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration.