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Indonesian Primate Conservation and Climate Change Symposium

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(Universitas Nasional – Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources Management)

Background: Over the last 130 years, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have increased dramatically as a result of human activities, primarily through the burning of fossil fuels and clearing of tropical forests for agriculture.  The resulting rapid climate change is having wide-ranging impacts on ecosystems around the world, including those inhabited by Indonesian primates. To help offset these impacts Indonesia has established a target of reducing its greenhouse gas emission by at least 29% by 2030. One of the main challenges to achieving this target is the development of renewable energy and land/resource use practices that satisfy economic development goals and ensure the restoration and conservation of forest ecosystems supporting primates and countless other species.  This effort will demand a holistic approach towards pertinent knowledge gathering, involving both academic, private and public institutions. The symposium will present expert review and perspective on the mechanisms by which rapid climate change may impact Indonesian primates and by which such impacts can be better understood and addressed. Symposium presenters will draw on existing research as well as professional, local and anecdotal experience and observations.

Symposium Topic: Perspectives on the Potential Impacts of Rapid Climate Change on Primates in Indonesia

Time and Location: January 9th, 2020 – Gedung LIPI, Jl. Gatot Subroto No.10 South Jakarta

Speakers:

A. Keynote Speech: 

  • Dr. Jatna Supriatna – Chairman of Research Center for Climate Change (RCCC), University of Indonesia, Indonesia (Predictions for climate change to forest habitat in Indonesia, with specific reference to Borneo and Sumatra, the harbor of endangered primates)

B. Invited speaker:

  • Dr Sarjiya Antonius, Biological Research Center – Microbiology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) – (The influence of climate change on tropical rainforest soils and microbiome).
  • Prof. Dr. Muraoka Hiroyuki – Professor at River Basin Research Center, Gifu University, Japan – (The influence of climate change on tree photosynthesis and carbon cycle in temperate and tropical forest ecosystems).
  • Prof. Dr. Rosichon Ubaidillah – Professor in the field of zoological research, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Biological Research Center, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) – (The influence of climate change on important pollinators of tropical rainforest trees used by primates in Indonesia)
  • Dr. Susan Cheyne – Teaching Fellow in Biological Anthropology, Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, UK – (The influence of climate change on important seed dispersers of tropical rainforest trees used by primates in Indonesia).
  • Erin Vogel – Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Center for Human Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers University – (The influence of climate change on the physiology/energetics and ecologyof Indonesian primates)
  • Dr. Gusti Anshari Zakaria – Professor at Faculty of Agriculture, Tanjungpura University, Indonesia – (The influence of climate change on the physiology/energetics and ecologyof Indonesian primates)

Participants: Practitoners, Academicians and Students.

Symposium Output: The symposium organizers will prepare a brief policy/proceedings comprised of a preamble, the speaker presentations with abstracts, and a summary of knowledge gaps and recommendations for mitigation. The Symposium proceedings will be made publicly available.

For registration: bit.ly/primatesymposium —> CLOSED

Contact us :
Nuzulia Mutika Sari: primatesymposium.cserm.unas@gmail.com / 0821-2042-9609

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Fauzan Cholifatullah (Ojan)

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Research Assistant

Fauzan is a biologist with experience in research on conservation of coral reefs and endemic bird  species. He is actively involved in organisations focusing on marine conservation. In Blue Communities, he will assist the conducting of Project 3 Ecosystem Services, and Project 6 Well-being Benefits and Risks of Coastal Living. He is a keen nature photographer, who enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities. He hopes that his participation in GCRF Blue Communities, will enable him to gain experience in performing research on coastal and marine ecology and coastal communities social-economy conditions.

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Nuzulia Mutika Sari (Lia)

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Lia obtained her B.Sc from Bogor Agricultural University with Biochemistry major in 2017. During her bachelor study, she was part of the Community of Research in Biochemistry, an internee in the Center of Applied Health Technology and Clinical Epidemiology, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia. In her penultimate year, she took interest in biology molecular specifically regarding enzymes from white-rot basidiomycetes for the isolation and purification process. Her bachelor thesis was published in the university website and local newspaper. After completing her study, she has been involved in research project under Forest Research and Development Agency (FORDA), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia. Undertaking research on the potential fungal enzyme from local isolate of Indonesia as a prospective biomaterial for wastewater treatment. Nuzulia currently holds position as a research assistant for CSERM. She is involved in the GCRF Blue Communities Indonesia Case Study for well-being benefits and risks of coastal living project, as well as evidence synthesis project.

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Arfa’a Wulanda Agnia (Arfa)

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Arfa is a physics engineer currently pursuing Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering at STT PLN Indonesia. Her final bachelor degree project was focused on designing biosignal for personal-medical monitoring system with Internet of Things (IOT). Arfa was an intern at the Office for International Cooperation (OIC) and Centre for Sustainable Energy and Resources Management (CSERM), Universitas Nasional. In 2017, she was selected to participate in Global Leadership Development Programme at Far East University – South Korea. In 2019, she was awarded the Top Bachelor Graduate of the Year from Universitas Nasional. She brings expertise in collection and analysis of quantitative data relating to application of appropriate technology in local communities. She is actively seeking opportunities on research that tries to develop communities capacity in applying environmentally sustainable technology to improve their well-beings.