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Summer Course on Biology of Belitong Geopark

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Summer Course on Biology of Belitong Geopark

The 2nd Summer Course on Biology of Belitong Geopark

Belitung, or in English: Billiton, is a tropical island located on the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The biodiversity of Belitung Island attracted many scientists to visit the island to observe and learn its richness and potency. Last year, on 20-25 November 2018, Department of Biology, IPB University successfully organized the 1st Summer Course on Biology of Belitong Geopark which has a theme of Towards Belitong UNESCO Global Geopark. This event was participated by students of the Department of Biology (IPB University), Osaka University (Japan), Kanazawa University (Japan), Kasetsart University (Thailand), and Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia). They visited 10 geosites in Belitong Island to investigate the biodiversity of lichen, mushroom, mollusk, primate, moss, fish, and bird while learned some techniques related to these organisms. 

Call for Participants

Following the last year event's success, we are delighted to invite you to join The 2nd Summer Course on Biology of Belitong Geopark.

  • Date: 24-28 October 2019 
  • Last date for registration: 1 August 2019
  • Location: Five geosites in Belitung Island named Juru Seberang, Mangrove Kuale, Tanjung Kelayang, Cendil, and Bukit Peramun. Special Venue: Department of Biology's Field Station in Belitung Island
  • Expected participants: Limited to 15 persons (open to local and overseas student)
  • Fee: 500 USD (include: food, transportation, and accommodation in Belitung Island, exclude: airfare to the site)
  • Registration Link (Click, coming soon)

 

Participation Benefits

Every participant will receive attractive benefits from the event such as:

  • New insights into the biology of Belitung Island
  • Unforgetful journey and experience of one of the most beautiful islands in Indonesia
  • Learning some biological techniques 
  • Certificate of participation
  • Course module
  • Food, transportation, and accommodation

 

Contact

For more information please contact: biologifmipa@apps.ipb.ac.id

 

Acknowledgment

The event is supported by IPB University and Pemerintah Kabupaten Belitung.

 

The 1st Summer Course on Biology of Belitong Geopark

Towards Belitong UNESCO Global Geopark

on 20-25 November 2018 in 10 Geosites Geopark Belitong

The event participated by students of the Department of Biology, Osaka University (Japan), Kanazawa University (Japan), Kasetsart University (Thailand), and Universiti Putra Malaysia (Malaysia)

Schedule

DATE TIME ACTIVITIES
19-Nov-18 Full day Participants' Arrival
20-Nov-18 8:00 Departure to Site
09.00-11.00 Geosite Bukit Peramun: LICHENES AND MUSHROOM BIODIVERSITY (Prof Lisdar A Manaf)
11:00-12:30 Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 Geosite Juru Seberang: MOLLUSC CAPTURE TECHNIQUES (Dr Windra Priawandiputra) 
15:30-16:00 Departure to Hotel
17:00-18:00 Review
19:00-20:00 Opening Ceremony+Welcome Dinner
21-Nov-18 8:30 Departure to Site
09.00-11.00 Geosite Mangrove Kuale (or Labuhan Haji): LONG TAIL MACACA BIOLOGY (Dr Puji Rianti)
11:30-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 Geosite Batu Bedil: BIOFERTILIZER FOR PEPPER CULTIVATION (Dr Nisa Rachmania)
15:30-16:00 Departure to Hotel
17:00-18:00 Review
19:00-20:00 Dinner
22-Nov-18 8:00 Departure to Site
09.30-11.30 Geosite Gunung Lumut: MOSS BIODIVERSITY (Hilda Akmal, Msi)
12:10-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15-15:15 Geosite Tebat Rasau: FRESHWATER FISH BIODIVERSITY (Dr Dyah Perwitasari)
15:15-16:15 Departure to Hotel
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Review
23-Nov-18 8:00 Departure to Site
09.15-11.15 Geosite Open Pit Namsalu EX-MINING LAND REHABILITATION (Hirmas Fuady Putra, M.Si)
13:15-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-16:15 Geosite Burung Mandi Beach: BIRD BIODIVERSITY (Dr Dyah Perwitasari)
16:15-17:00 Departure to Hotel
19:00-20:00 Dinner
20:00-21:00 Review
24-Nov-18 8:00 Departure to Site
09.00-11.00 Geosite Hutan Kerangas Cendil: PELAWAN CONSERVATION (Dr Triadiati)
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 Geosite Tanjung Kelayang: DIVERSITY AND POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF STINGLESS BEE (Dr. Rika Raffiudin)
15:15-17:15 Departure to Hotel
19:00-20:00 Dinner + Closing Ceremony
25-Nov-18 7:00 Participants' Departure

 

List of Participants

  • Tsukiko Myojo (F/J)
  • Worrawit Suktrakul (M/T)
  • Randa Rasdiansyah (M/I)
  • Napassorn Thamkirati (F/T)
  • Showa Arakawa (M/J)
  • Zana Ruhaizat (M/M)
  • Paphawarin Pinyokham (F/T)
  • Seitaro Ohtsu (M/J)
  • Mohamad Nazlan (M/M)
  • Daichi Ishikawa (M/J)
  • Wan Muhammad Izzat amir (M/M)
  • Dova Kelvin Mesrian (M/I)
  • Kamolwan Suktrakul (F/T)
  • Yosuke Nambu (M/J)
  • Muhamad Raffel Sidiq (M/I)

 

Story: Six Days Exploring Belitong Geopark

A total of 15 local and foreign students traveled to the Belitong island to learn its biodiversity and bioprospecting. In the event entitled Summer Course on Biology of Belitong Geopark: Towards Belitong UNESCO Global Geopark, Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University, invited some students from the Department of Biology, IPB, Osaka University Japan, Kanazawa University Japan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Kasetsart University Thailand.

Started from 20 to 25 November 2018, this activity is a collaboration work between the Department, the Belitong Geopark Management Agency, the Belitung Regency Government, and the East Belitung Regency Government. In 6 days, several lecturers with their various expertise guided the participants to learn moss, non-stinging bees, local primates, lichens, biofertilizers, freshwater fish, mollusks, and another organism in various sites on the Belitung Island. In addition, the participants and several local middle schoolers participated in the activity of planting tree seedlings at the ex-mine site.

"Various geosites on the island are not only easy to be accessed but also pristine. This is good for future use, "said Tsukiko Myojo, a student from Kanazawa University, Japan. Meanwhile, Zana Ruhaizat, a University Putra Malaysia student felt very happy to find a habitat with more than 100 species of freshwater fish dominated it.

"In addition to support the Belitong III Geopark Festival, this Summer Course will introduce the biodiversity of Belitong Island as a geo-educational area to the international community. Thus, support for obtaining the UNESCO Global Geopark title will be strengthened, "said Hirmas Fuady Putra, MSi, event coordinator from the Biology Department. "In the future, the collaboration between the Department of Biology will continue to be expanded as part of the department's contribution to society," he continued.

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