Scientific Conferences

International Conference of Mangroves and Its Related Ecosystems

Coastal areas in tropical countries have a high natural resource potential reflected by its biodiversity and endemicity. Mangrove as one of potential coastal ecosystems provides many valuable processes that ensure availability of goods, and services of provisioning, regulating, supporting, cultural. More than a third of the mangrove area has been lost due to the conversion and over-exploitation in the past three decades. The threats to this precious resource, especially those that have not been explored, will impact ecosystem functions and services.

The global climate change accelerated by human intervention in the natural environment such as over-exploitation of biological resources, an introduction of foreign species, and habitat conversion causes coastal biological resources to be at risk of extinction. With their expertise, scientists can develop research to explore available biological resources, including biotechnology for multiple purposes, i.e., to preserve biodiversity while utilizing it for human welfare.

Therefore, an international joint forum is needed in which research and up-to-date information on mangrove and its related ecosystems, as well as their management, can be shared and reviewed.

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SEA+ Conference on Biodiversity and Biotechnology

The Southeast Asian region covering Sundaland, Wallacea, Philippines, and Indo-Burma is unusually high in biodiversity and endemicity. Areas with pristine environments as well as cities hold an enormous potential of undiscovered species. Valuable resources which have yet to be explored from the area provide an ecosystem function and services to support human welfare. One such resource is the peatlands found in nearly all countries across Southeast Asia.

Global climate change that is able to cause the extinction of biological resources is accelerated by human impact, which includes excessive exploitation of biological resources, an introduction of foreign species, and habitat conversions. An ecosystem sensitive to conversion is peatlands.

With their expertise, scientists can develop research projects to explore biological resources available through biotechnology in maintaining biodiversity while utilizing it for human welfare.

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Graduate Research Conference in Biology

Venue : Fakultas Biologi, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto

Date : 28-29 November 2015

Graduate Research Conference in Biology (GRCB) has a goal to involve graduate students in thinking and dialogue about research and education to contribute to life sciences advancement in Indonesia. This conference encourages students to present their master or doctoral thesis research, to share ideas, and to provide constructive feedbacks on their current works. This year the conference will take place in Fakultas Biologi, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto and is hosted by the Master Program in Biology. Organized mostly by the graduate student committee, GRCB welcomes graduate students from all Indonesian institutions.

This conference will be a gathering of graduate students on all topics related to life sciences including general biology, applied biology, and education. Likewise, the conference will provide the students the opportunity to exchange research experience, and to build national connections.

GRCB invites you, graduate students including fresh graduated masters and doctors, to attend or to present your work and to bring your research experience to this exciting event.

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5th International Conference on Plant Diversity

Venue : Graha Widyatama, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, Purwokerto

Date : 20-21 August 2015

Plant diversity is one of the international concern due to the rapid extinction especially in Indonesia and its vicinity. Indonesia is the second richest in terms of plant diversity in the world, however the threat is also the highest especially land conversion, illegal logging, and fires. Plant diversity the degree of variation of plants in different ecosystems. This can refer to species variation and genetic variation. Efforts should be made to save this variation by increasing number of information through conferences. The exceeding use of rare plants is also a global concern. Conservation biology is a great challenge. No country in the world can overcome the loss of biodiversity alone. Without international collaboration, biodiversity loss can occure everywhere. A tropical country like Indonesia will suffer from the damage and biodiversity extinction.

Rationale : Researchers are expected to disseminate the results of their research to the wider community. One important step in the process of publication is the dissemination of research results through ther international conferences. The international conference of plant diversity will be conducted at Fakultas Biologi, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman is the result and agreement between the International Seminar team at Brawijaya University in 2013 with representatives of Unsoed Purwokerto.

The scope of the conference will include:

  1. Diversity, structure & development, dendrology
  2. Ecology, conservation, vegetation dynamic, climate change
  3. Molecular Systematics, evolution, bioinformatics, barcoding, genetic engineering
  4. Plant sustainable use, medicinal plants, ethnobotany

Theme : Plant Diversity: A Global Challenge.

Aim : Information exchange on plant diversity and its development, research collaboration and publication.

Outcome : Increasing papers published in international journal.

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