"JSPS-LIPI Core University Program: International Symposium on Nature and Land Management of Tropical Peat land in South East Asia"

*** Second Circular***
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Wednesday, 20 September-Thursday 21 September 2006
Salak Hotel, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 8, Bogor, Indonesia


The purposes of this symposium are to clarify the nature and ecological features of the tropical peat swamp areas, identify the underlying issues, and find solutions for them. It covers the topics of both basic science and applied issues in five areas of nature and culture, biodiversity and phylogeography, ecosystem characteristics, human impact, and socio-culture and human dimension in tropical peat land.

This is the symposium for synthesis of the past ten-year collaboration between Japan and Indonesia on the tropical peat swamp ecosystems in the island of the hotspot of global biodiversity. The symposium will give the scientific view of less known but important ecosystem using modern techniques and interdisciplinary approach.


Potential topics to be discussed are included:
Session 1: Biodiversity and Phylogeography
Session 2: Sustainable Land Management for Forestry and Agriculture
Session 3: Sustainable Development in Tropical Peat land
Session 4: Forest and Land Disturbance, Degradation and Rehabilitation
Session 5: Aquatic Disturbance and Remediation
Session 6: Function and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems
Session 7: Socio-Culture and Human Development


Second circular:   This circular
Deadline of abstract submission:   15 August 2006
Acceptance notifications   21 August 2006
Invitation   21 August 2006
Symposium   20-21 September 2006
Submission of the full paper   31 October 2006


The organizers cordially invite original scientific and policy papers addressing the symposium theme for either oral or poster presentation. Those people who are interested in the symposium are invited to submit the title, author(s), address(es) (institution(s) and e-mail address(es)) and abstract (not more than 500 words) of the oral or poster presentation to the contact person of the symposium.

<<Oral Presentation>>
The duration of an oral paper presentation is 15 minutes, including time for questions. LCD and overhead projectors will be provided

The authors concerned are requested to prepare their own posters. One standard poster board of 0.7 m x 1.0 m (a size of ISO B1 or an intermediate of ISO A1 and A0) will be provided for each poster. Poster board assignment will be given to each author on registration.


The symposium will be held at Salak Hotel, Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 8, Bogor, Indonesia. The symposium will run from 20 - 21 September 2006.


Accommodation is available in the hotels within a short distance from the symposium venue. Reservation will be made through organizing committee. A set of recommended hotels are (1) Ririn Hotel, Jl Ciburial Indah I & II Baranangsiang, Bogor; (2) Pakuan Palace Hotel, Jl. Pakuan No. 5, Bogor, Telp. (0251) 311207, 316223; (3) New Mirah Hotel, Jl. Pangrango No. 9 A, Bogor, Telp. (0251) 348040, 348044, 348035; (4) Pangrango 2 Hotel, Jl. Raya Pajajaran No. 32, Bogor 16151; (5) Salak Hotel (Venue will be held), Jl. Ir. H. Juanda No. 8, Bogor; (6) Sahira Butik Hotel, Jl. Paledang No. 53, Bogor. Telp. (0251) 322413; (7) Bogor Inn (Bogor Hotel), Jl. Kumbang No. 12, Bogor Baru, Bogor; Telp. (0251) 328134; (8) Wisma Gunung Gede, Jl. Raya Pajajaran No. 3, Telp. (0251) 324148; (9) Mirah Sartika Hotel, Jl. Dewi Sartika No. 6 A, Bogor. Telp. (0251) 312343, 340367; (10) Pangrango 3 Hotel, Jl. Pajajaran No.1, Bogor. Telp. (0251) 343433; (11) Pangrango 1 Hotel, Jl. Pangrango No. 23, Bogor. Telp. (0251) 328670, 328284, 381203, 316214; (12) Permata Hotel, Jl. Raya Pajajaran No. 35, Bogor; Telp. (0251) 318007


English will be the official language of the symposium and no translation service will be available.


Papers will be published in the proceeding of the symposium, and some selected papers will also be published in the journal TROPICS.


Bogor is well-known as a Rain City. It is located 45 km south of Jakarta. It treasures some beautiful tourist spots such as Bogor Botanical Garden and Bogor Presidential Palace.

The most important features to be highlighted in Bogor are (1) the amazing thunderstorm which happens almost everyday, (2) the eldest education and research city of agriculture in Indonesia.

<<Currency and Banking>>
The official Indonesian currency is Rupiah (Rp). The exchange rate is approximately US$1 = Rp. 8,500 - or Japanese Yen 1 = Rp. 72. Banking hours are from 9 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday. Major credit cards are acceptable in most shopping centers and hotels.


Steering Committee:
Lukman Hakim (Vice Head of LIPI), Rochadi Abdulhadi (General Secretary of LIPI), Endang Sukara (Deputy for Life Sciences LIPI), Dedy Darnaedi (Head of RC for Biology LIPI), Gadis Sri Haryani (Head of RC for Limnology LIPI), Hanny Wijaya (IPB), Supihanto Notodarmojo (ITB), Salampak Dohong (Dean, Fac. Agric., UNPAR), Suwido H. Limin (UNPAR), Motoyoshi Ikeda (Dean, FEES, Hokkaido University), Seiichi Tokura (Kansai U), Minoru Terazawa, Toshiyuki Mitachi, Norio Nishi, Masahito Kimura (HU), Isamu Yamada (Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific U), Eizi Suzuki (Kagoshima U), Masanori Okazaki (Tokyo Inst. Agr. Technol), Koji Nakamura (Kanazawa U), Noriyuki Kobayashi (Nihon U), Towa Tachibana (Kobe U), Hidenori Takahashi (Hokkaido Inst. Hydro-Climate)

Organizing Committee:
Herwint Simbolon, Edi Mirmanto, Joeni Setijo Rahajoe, Hari Sutrisno, Dewi Malia Prawiradilaga (LIPI), Iswandi Anas, Suprihatin Guhardja (IPB), Sri Sulandari, Ruddy Polosakan, Razali Yusuf (LIPI), Clara Kusharto (IPB), Dede Irving Hartoto, Sulastri, Yuliar, Sri Purwaningsih, Alham Laode, Oscar Efendi, Maman Rahmansyah, Ruliyana Susanti, Achirul Nditasari, Surinta Sembiring (LIPI), Toshio Iwakuma, Takashi Kohyama, Seigo Higashi, Kazuomi Hirakawa, Shunitz Tanaka, Hitoshi Suzuki, Mitsuru Osaki, Ryusuke Hatano, Takashi Inoue, Harukuni Tachibana, Hiroshi Hayasaka (HU), Hidenori Takahashi (Hokkaido Inst. Hydro-Climate)


The symposium is jointly organized by Research Center for Biology LIPI, Bogor and Hokkaido University, Sapporo under JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences) - LIPI (Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia) Core University Program.


The symposium is sponsored by LIPI, JSPS and Hokkaido University


Bogor Agricultural University-Bogor
The University of Palangkaraya-Palangkaraya
Bandung Institute of Technology-Bandung
Research Center for Limnology-LIPI Cibinong
Research Center for Geotechnology-LIPI Bandung
Kyoto University-Kyoto
Hokkaido institute of Technology-Sapporo
Sustainability Governance Project-Sapporo Office
JASTE Japan Society of Tropical Ecology

CONTACT ADDRESSES for registration and submission of abstracts

   Herwint Simbolon or Edi Mirmanto
   RC for Biology-LIPI
   Jl. Raya Juanda 22
   E-mail: herbolon@indo.net.id or emirmanto@yahoo.com
   Phone: +62-(0)251-322 035
   Fax: +62-(0)251-322 03

   Toshio Iwakuma
   Faculty of Environmental Earth Science
   Hokkaido University
   E-mail: iwakuma@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
   Phone: +81-(0)11-706-2240
   Fax: +81-(0)11-706-2240

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