DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES

Conservation of Biotechnology for the Tropical Ecosystems Sustainability

Research Theme  

  • Developing conservation technology to improve ecosystem quality and sustainability by utilizing local biodiversity (woodland, bioremediation, rehabilitation, restoration, post-mining reclamation, and urban home gardening).
  • Developing bioassays, bioindicators, and biomonitors to evaluate the eco safety of aquatic ecosystems and critical lands.
  • Utilization of computational ecology in tropical ecological modeling and analysis

Lecturer & reseacher of this group :

  • Dr. Endang Arisoesilaningsih
  • Viky Vidayanti, S.Si., M.Si.
  • Dr. Catur Retnaningdyah
  • Purnomo, S.Si., M.Ling
  • Dr. Muhammad Yusuf M.Si

Description & Strategy

The working group fulfills the need for quality human resources to learning and research for undergraduate and postgraduate (master and doctoral) students in Biology. The research team has contributed to the development of science and research in Ecotoxicology, Plant Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Taxonomy and Animal Ecology, Biogeography, Biological Control, Biodiversity, Ecosystem Modeling, Computational Biology, Conservation Biology, and Ecopreneurship fields.

The research team has successfully explored both terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity, carried out bioprospecting for the value of biodiversity studies, ecotoxicology, environmental quality bioindicator, biological control, bioremediation, vertebrate genetic diversity, zoogeography, and developed a model for biodiversity management to ensure its sustainability in the future. The research team is also developing an analysis of environmental problems using an ecosystem approach, such as increasing wildlife habitat degradation, species extinction, epidemics, widespread pests and diseases, eutrophication, and blooming in waters.

The research team continues to develop reforestation models utilizing local plant diversity for woodland, bioremediation, spring rehabilitation, post-mining reclamation, and urban home gardening as global warming adaptation. The biological control model of pests and diseases in agricultural land is carried out by manipulating habitats to improve the quality and integrity of the agroecosystem. Bioindicators and biomonitors are developed to control eutrophication and algal blooms in water reservoirs, soil quality and fertility, aquatic ecosystem health, and the success of critical land rehabilitation. With this success, in the future, the research team will collaborate with research partners aimed at contributing to improving biodiversity quality and services in interdisciplinary bio modeling research for optimizing ecological services of degrading ecosystems, carbon sequestration, and biodiversity conservation through environmental biotechnology by using modeling, computational ecology, and ecoinformatics.