International Seminar on the Current Research Progress in Sciences and Technology (ISSTech 2011) is jointly organized by Universitas Indonesia (UI) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). This seminar provides strong opportunity for enhancing current progress of key players in their respective fields to gather and share their expertise and make further exchange information and collaborations. Furthermore, this is a valuable event for academics, researchers, professionals, and students with the aim of internationalizing their activities, cultivating their academic communication capability and promoting the intercommunication in the field of science and technology. The practitioners and industry community are also welcome to join the seminar.

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ATBC 2010 Press Release


ATBC 2010: Indonesian Scientists Help Lead Celebration of Earth’s Most Biologically Diverse and Imperiled Ecosystems


 Tropical biodiversity: surviving the food, energy and climate crisis

19-23 July 2010; Bali, Indonesia

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) is the oldest professional organization in the world devoted to the science of tropical biology and conservation. The organization has met annually since 1963, mainly in tropical countries in the last decade.

This year, the International Year of Biodiversity, Indonesia hosts this important scientific meeting.  ATBC 2010 will highlight the many ways by which biodiversity helps to provide resilience in a world increasingly challenged by environmental and sustainability crises.

Universitas Indonesia and LIPI—the Indonesian Institute of Sciences—are lead hosts of ATBC 2010.  “This meeting is unique even for the ATBC”, explained the Chair of Steering Committee, Dr. Adi Basukriadi, from Universitas Indonesia.

This event is made possible by the partnership of UI and LIPI with Indonesian and international institutions. “No fewer than eleven organizations from Indonesia and neighbouring countries, in the spirit of Indonesian ‘gotong royong’ (‘helping each other’), are promoting the cause of tropical biology and conservation”, said Prof. Lukman Hakim, Chair of LIPI. Those are Arnold Arboretum, Indonesian Biological Society (PBI), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor Agricultural University (IPB),  James Cook University (JCU), , Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), ATBC Asia Pacific Chapter, Indonesian Republic Ministry of Forestry Marine Affairs and Fisheries.   Substantial supports are also received from the Indonesian Republic’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Japanese Ministry of Environment, The Wallacea Foundation, Royal Society South East Asia Rainforest Research Programme (SEARRP), and Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.

ATBC 2010 constitutes many firsts for both ATBC and Indonesia, explained the Chair of OC, Dr. Dedy Darnaedi. This is the first time Indonesia has taken a strong international leadership role in the scientific fields of tropical biology and conservation. For the ATBC, it is the first time that registration for a meeting had to be closed four months before the event—as a result of its overwhelming popularity (a total of 900 scientists from 60 countries have registered for the conference).  And it is the first time that marine biology has received so significant an emphasis in an ATBC conference, given that Indonesia is a vitally important archipelago nation.

ATBC 2010 will also be the first time that a Vice President of the host nation will directly address the conference attendees, as part of the opening ceremonies, thereby providing invaluable support for research on tropical biology and conservation.

The Vice President of Indonesia and several cabinet-level officials, including the chair of LIPI and Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, have expressed the nation’s strong appreciation of the ATBC in its leading role in promoting the importance of tropical biology and conservation.  Furthermore, top echelon officials from State Ministry of Environment, and the Ministry of Forestry, as well as the Governor of Bali expressed personal support, since many of the senior officials have strong scientific background.

Prof. Endang Sukara, Deputy Chair of LIPI, remarked: “Mainstreaming public interest in biodiversity is the key to promoting the wise use of forests and nature.” 

Added Dr. Setijati Sastrapradja, a senior Indonesian biologist and advisor to the meeting, “The fate of biodiversity is intertwined with our own fate and quality of lifeIf the community at large realizes this, then one of the most critical missions of ATBC has been accomplished.”

Prof. Frans Bongers, President of the ATBC, emphasized that the ATBC meeting provided scholarships to many young scientists from developing nations, thereby promoting the capacity of science in tropical countries.

Dr John Kress, Executive Director of the ATBC, emphasized the unique opportunities afforded by the conference.  “We are delighted to see the meeting hosted by a nation as biologically rich and important as Indonesia,” he said, “and are looking forward to a truly stimulating event.

Added Prof. William Laurance, Co-Chair of the ATBC Conservation Committee, “ATBC 2010 will help to highlight some exciting things happening in Indonesia today.  We are especially impressed with President Yudhoyono’s efforts to reduce deforestation in Indonesia, via a formal agreement with Norway, which has offered up to $1 billion in assistance for this purpose.

Indonesia is actually no stranger to the ATBC.  Dr. Kuswata Kartawinata, one of Indonesia’s senior biologists, is the first Indonesian to have served on the prestigious Council of the ATBC many years ago.  He emphasized that “All involved are excited to see ATBC 2010 unfolding so successfully.  It promises to be one of the most important forums in the history of Indonesian science, and a key international event in tropical biology and conservation.

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Pengendalian Hayati

Pengendalian Hayati Hama Serangga

Mata Kuliah Pengendalian Hayati merupakan suatu kuliah yang berisi prinsip-prinsip dan konsep dasar pengendalian hayati sebagai salah satu taktik pengendalian hama berbasis biologi (biologically based tactics) yang sekaligus pula sebagai salah satu komponen di dalam strategi pengendalian hama terpadu (PHT). Mata Kuliah Pengendalian Hayati seharusnya mencakup topik-topik pengendalian semua makhluk hidup yang dianggap sebagai hama dengan menggunakan berbagai jenis musuh alami dari berbagai tingkat organisasi makhluk hidup. Namun, untuk tujuan pencapaian kompetensi tertentu, maka mata kuliah ini akan lebih menekankan pembahasannya pada pengendalian hayati untuk mengelola hama serangga, meskipun di dalamnya akan menyinggung pula pengendalian hayati terhadap gulma dan penyakit tanaman.


Indonesia Top Universities

Peringkat PT Indonesia di Asia

QS TOPUNIVERSITIES kembali mengeluarkan Asian University Rankings 2010. Pada publikasinya tahun ini, UI yang berada di ranking 50 Asia berhasil menggungguli 6 PT lainnya yang masuk Top 200. Urutan selanjutnya setelah UI adalah UGM (85), UNAIR (109). ITB (113), IPB (119), serta UNDIP dan UNPAD yang berbagi di posisi ke 161 (lihat tabel di bawah).  Jika dibandingkan dengan tahun 2009, posisi UI dan IPB tidak berubah. Perguruam Tinggi yang patut bergembira karena peringkatnya naik adalah UNAIR (dari 130 ke 109), UNDIP (dari 171 ke 161), dan tentu saja UNPAD yang masuk 200 Asian Top Universities (dari 201 ke 161). Hal yang sangat mengejutkan adalah peringkat UGM yamg turun dari 63 ke 85, dan ITB bahkan posisinya terlempar dari 100 besar, yaitu dari 80 ke 113.

Uraian di atas sebenarnya tidak perlu membuat UGM dan ITB gusar atau bersedih. Jika melihat ranking PT berdasarkan subyek, maka UI, UGM, dan ITB sebenarnya relatif berimbang. Di bidang Art & Humanities dan Social Sciences UI memang unggul daripada UGM dan ITB. Akan tetapi, di bidang Art & Humanities, selisih skor UI dan UGM hanya 0,20 (link). Di bidang Life Sciences & Biomedicine, UGM unggul jika dibandingkan dengan UI dan ITB. Namun, ITB jauh mengungguli UI dan UGM di bidang utamanya, yaitu Natural Sciences serta IT & Engineering.



Secara institusi, di kawasan Asia Tenggara UI menempati posisi ke 6 di bawah NUS, NTU, Mahidol, UM, dan Chulalongkorn. Namun, jika dilihat per subyek, bidang Art & Humanities UI berada di posisi ke 5, Life Sciences & Biomedicine di posisi 8, Natural Sciences di posisi ke 9, Social Sciences di posisi ke 5, dan IT & Engineering di posisi ke 6.



Peringkat UI, UGM, dan ITB di kawasan Asia Tenggara semakin memperlihatkan kepada kita bahwa ketiga perguruan tinggi terkemuka di Indonesia tersebut relatif berimbang. Warna keunggulan akademik UI dan UGM terlihat agak mirip, sedangkan ITB memiliki warna tersendiri. Di bidang Art & Humanities, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, dan Natural Sciences peringkat UI dan UGM tidak terpaut jauh. Universitas Indonesia tampak lebih unggul di bidang Social Sciences dan IT & Engineering jika dibandingkan dengan UGM. Di sisi lain, peringkat ITB di bidang Art & Humanities, Life Sciences & Biomedicine memang di bawah UI dan UGM, tetapi peringkatnya di bidang Natural Sciences dan IT & Engineering lebih baik daripada UI dan UGM.


 Source: Asian University Rankings – top 200

Field Course – Indonesia


Biodiversity, Conserservation & Sustainable Development

Field Course – Indonesia 2010

25 July – 4 September 2010

During this six-week field course participants will study forest ecology, conservation biology and sustainable development through both resource staff led practicals and participant-led research projects. The course will be international in character with participants selected from across the Asia-Pacific region and a diverse pool of resource staff from both regional and local research institutions. In the current (tentative) schedule we propose to study biomes on either side of Wallace’s Line. The course will start at Alas Purwo National Park, East Java, which is predominantly comprised of dry seasonal forest over limestone. Here participants will receive an introduction to the study of different taxa and advanced phylogenetic and statistical methods. We will then move briefly to Bali Barat National Park, which harbours a diversity of forest types but predominantly seasonal evergreen forest, where participants will study conservation and sustainable development, before continuing to Rinjani, Lombok, a lower montane forest, to study plant-animal interactions. Participants will conduct short research projects (5 days) at both Alas Purwo and Rinjani. The course will finish at Bali Botanic Gardens where participants will analyse and write up their findings, which will be presented to an invited audience at a course symposium on 3rd Sep.

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Organiser: Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation Asia-Pacific chapter, University of Indonesia, University of Gajah Mada


The 2010 ATBC Meeting


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 The 2010 International meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Tropical biodiversity: surviving the food, energy and climate crisis

19-23 July 2010; Bali, Indonesia

 “Join us in the Indonesian archipelago, home to some of the most spectacular biological and cultural diversity on Earth, for a celebration of Tropical Nature and a global discussion about its conservation”.


Meeting hosts, partners and organizers

Symposia and workshops


the beauty of sakura