Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, I am delighted to welcome you to Berau, the northest District/Regency of East Kalimantan province which has the most complete landscape from green tropical humid forest down to beautiful beach and coral reef in Derawan islands. Thank you for participating in this symposium, I wish you a pleasant stay in Tanjung Redeb.
This year, we organized and collaborated two distinct international symposium - The 11th International Symposium of Indonesian Wood Research Society (IWoRS) and The 2nd International Symposium on Tropical Forest and Environmental Sciences (ISTFES) - which we marked it as "Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies". This joint symposium will be held simultaneously in one day on 4 of September 2019. On the day after symposium, registered participant will be escorted to experience the beach and coral reef as well as beautiful sunset in Maratua island (part of famous Derawan islands).
By collaborating these two symposium, we are expecting ideas and experience will be spread and shared widely among 113 participants which apparently comes from various institution and disciplines. We also delighted if participants may append their professional network and friendship during the symposium so that further benefits in term of academics activities may be obtanied and co-organized.
As chairman of the organizing committee, our highest appreciation goes to all organizing committee member who has been demonstrated hard work and long standing commitment to prepare this symposium. In addition, we would like to extent our sincere gratitude to Mayor (Bupati) of Berau Regency, Research and Development Agency on Conservation of Natural Resources Technology (Ministry of Environment and Forestry) and Association of Faculty of Forestry University of Mulawarman Alumni as co-organizer of this symposium, as well as our distinguish sponsor (PT Inhutani I, Perhutani, Berau Coal, GIZ, The Nature Conservancy and PT Tanjung Redeb Hutani). This program book contains useful information especially on some technical guidance for presentar and participant of this symposium. Please enjoy the symposium and enjoy Berau.
Chairman of Organizing Committee
Welcome to Tanjung Redeb, Welcome to East Kalimantan,
On behalf of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Mulawarman, we would like to welcome you to the Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies 2019 which adjoin The 11th International Symposium of Indonesian Wood Research Society (IWoRS) and The 2nd International Symposium on Tropical Forest and Environmental Sciences (ISTFES). We are very proud to be host of this pivotal events, which congegrate researchers and prospective student from Indonesia and around the world to change and share their views and thoughs on Green Innovation on Tropical Forest and Forests Industries Toward Sustainble Livelihoods.
The University of Mulawarman has been awarded "A" grade for its outstanding achievement on education, research and community services based on research outputs. Through this symposium, we believe that such prestigious achievement may sustain both for the university and faculty of forestry. For at least 57 years, Faculty of Forestry has been successfully played significant role to provide execellent forester who work either in forestry sector or in any other related position which mainly still related to environmental issues. Through this symposium, it is also expected that master and doctoral student from graduate school in Indonesia and abroad may join as presenter to share their valuable work and research.
We had carefully formulated symposium theme this year which strongly emphasize on innovation in forestry sector. Global Innovation Index 2019 by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization has published ranked of Indonesia's innovation at position 85 among 129 countries in the world. Among Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia's innovation rank only higher over Cambodia which means that hard work must be done to improve this situation in the future through competitive research and education. Finally, we thank to the Organizing Committee for their tremendous efforts and commitment in the last 5 months to organize this symposium. Yet some details may be miss therefore we ask you for apologize. We congratulate to all of you and wish you delighted and enjoy this event.
Dr. Rudianto Amirta
September 4 - 6, 2019 in Berau City, Indonesia