Biodiversity for Society and Society for Biodiversity

Indonesia and the Netherlands have a long history of scientific collaboration in the field of biodiversity. Taxonomists work together to document the plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms that share our planet. Although 2 million species are now known, the number is only 20% of all species in the world. In the meantime, we are facing rapid biodiversity loss, with IPBES expecting 1 million species to be extinct shortly. Both Indonesia and the Netherlands feel the need to provide policymakers with reliable information about biodiversity, especially the urgency of maintaining our biodiversity by considering their importance and interactions with society.

The importance of biodiversity, e.g., in traditional medicine and agriculture, is deeply -rooted in Indonesian society. However, Indonesia has not taken full advantage of this potential yet. The values of biodiversity in providing alternative solutions to the basic human needs (food, health and energy) are still waiting to be explored. In the long run, Indonesia has to find a balance between protectionism and sensible access to its national biodiversity to tackle global challenges in biodiversity conservation, health issues, food security, and climate change. This workshop will focus on mutual capacity building and cooperation on biodiversity exploration (species discovery). The speakers will explore the possibilities for a sustainable development that is beneficial for society and that teaches society the importance of biodiversity conservation.

Atik Retnowati
Acting Head of Herbarium Bogoriense, Botany Division, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Science

Dr Atik Retnowati is currently the Acting Head of Herbarium Bogoriense, Botany Division, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Science. Her research area is in fungal taxonomy, which focuses on discovering and documenting the diversity of Agaricales in Indonesia. She has joined several projects, which explored the fungi in Java, Bali and Kalimantan. She Read more…

    Atit Kanti
    Director of Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

    Dr. Atit Kanti is director of Research Center for Biology of Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) since 2019. She was born in Bandung, November 2, 1968.  She obtained master degree on microbial systematic from Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan in 200, and doctor degree from IPB Bogor University in the field of microbiology. She was Read more…

      Cahyo Rahmadi
      Zoologist, Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

      Cahyo Rahmadi is a researcher in Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences and currently acting Head of Zoology Division (Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense). He has research interest on taxonomy especially whip spiders, cave ecology and karst management. Several new species had been described especially cave arthropod from several islands in Indonesia.  He involves in Read more…

        Koos Biesmeijer
        Scientific Director, Naturalis Biodiversity Center

        Prof. Koos Biesmeijer – Scientific Director of Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Professor of Natural Capital at Leiden University. Koos is an ecologist with a scientific focus on spatio-temporal patterns in biodiversity and causes of change, particularly in terrestrial systems and plant-pollinator interactions. Besides scientific research this increasingly includes working in broad societal consortia (IPBES, CBD, Read more…

          Laksana Tri Handoko
          Chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)

          Dr Laksana Tri Handoko is the Chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) since 2018. He was born in Malang, May 7, 1968. In 1993, he graduated from the University of Kumamoto Japan for his bachelor degree in Physics. Subsequently, from 1993 to 1998, he continued his Master program and Doctoral program in the Read more…

            Peter van Welzen
            Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Leiden University

            Prof.dr. Peter van Welzen (Naturalis Biodiversity Center and Leiden University) is a taxonomist and biogeographer working on the flora of the Malesian area (Flora Malesiana Project: https://floramalesiana.org/new/). Taxonomically, he specialises, together with other experts, on the family Euphorbiaceae, the spurges (http://www.nationaalherbarium.nl/Euphorbs/). Biogeographically, his research focuses on the origin of the Malesian flora, where did it Read more…

              Willem Renema
              Research Group Leader of Marine Biodiversity at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden

              Prof. dr. Willem Renema is research group leader of Marine Biodiversity at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden. His research focusses on the past, present and future of shallow marine tropical ecosystems. His research relies on a solid understanding of the ecology and evolution of large benthic foraminifera. He has more than 20 years of experience Read more…



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                • Start Date
                  Tuesday 24, 2020 4:45 PM
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                  Tuesday 24, 2020 5:55 PM
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