Keynote Speakers

1. Prof. Dr. Sutarno (Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia)
2. Prof. Dr. Triwibowo Yuwono  (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
3. Dr. Sebastian (Bas) van Ballen (Basilornis Consults, The Nederland)
4. Dr. Jean W.H. Yoon (SUTD University, Singapore)
5. Prof. Dr. Johan Iskandar (Universitas Padjajaran, Indonesia)


Short curiculum vittae

  • Gubernur DKI Jakarta

    Prof. Dr. Sutarno

    Prof. Dr. Sutarno was born in Boyolali, Central Java, August 9, 1960. Graduated from the Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta, Indonesia (1985), obtained a master's degree at the Newcastle University, Australia (1992) and Ph.D. at the Murdoch University, Australia (1999). He is a professor in the field of Molecular Genetics. His research interest was related to the improvement of local cattle quality by using molecular engineering; but the recent study was also related to the genetic diversity of pristids sawfishes (Pristidae), one of the endangered species in Indonesia and was listed in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. He was the First Outstanding Lecturer of FMNS UNS (2001) and the First Outstanding Lecturer of UNS (2001). The current position is Vice Rector of Sebelas Maret University Surakarta, previously served as Dean of the FMNS UNS for two periods. He was one of the founders of Society for Indonesian Biodiversity (MBI), and served as Chairman of MBI period 2011-2016, and became Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biodiversitas since it was first published in 2000.

    Scopus; Google Scholar


    Title: Agroecosistem Biodiversity: Managing Diversity in the Agricultural Landscape under Global Change [pdf]

  • Dr. Jarna Supriatna

    Prof. Dr. Triwibowo Yuwono

    Prof. Dr. Triwibowo Yuwono was born on April 29, 1961 in Klaten, Indonesia. He was graduated from Faculty of Agriculture, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia (1986); and  Doctor of Philosophy of the University Leicester, England (1992). He is a professor of Agricultural Microbiology; and lecturer and researcher of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta (since 1987) and head of Laboratory of International Center for Biotechnology (1995-1998). He is the author of several best-selling books such as Biologi Molekuler (2005) and Bioteknologi Tanaman (2006). He is a member of National Geography Society (associate).

    Scopus; Google Scholar



  • Dr. Bas van Ballen

    Dr. Sebastian (Bas) van Balen

    Dr. Sebastian van Balen  ("Bas") was born in Arnhem, the Netherlands on November 17, 1954. He received his master degree at Utrecht University, and Ph.D. degree at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He has researched birds in Indonesia since 1979, initially supervised by Prof. S. Somadikarta of the University of Indonesia. He had been a visiting lecturer at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (1985-1987) and the University of Indonesia (1989-1997). He lived in Indonesia for more than 14 years. He is also involved in several organizations, such as Green Indonesia Foundation (Yayasan Indonesia Hijau), BirdLife International-Indonesia Programme (IP), Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) - IP, Wetlands International-IP, CIFOR, and Wildlife Conservation Society-IP. He studied the bird species in the Great Sunda include the island of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Borneo (including Sabah, Sarawak, and Brunei Darussalam), as well as small islands off the coast. A Field Guide to the Birds of Borneo, Sumatra, Java, and Bali or Burung-burung di Sumatera, Jawa, Bali dan Kalimantan by John MacKinnon, Karen Phillipps, and Bas van Balen is the best field guide to Sundaland birds. He is also active as an editor of Kukila, an international journal of birds published in Indonesia.




  • Dr. Jean Wan Hong Yoon

    Dr. Jean Wan Hong Yong 

    Dr. Jean Yong ("John") is a biochemist and plant eco-physiologist by training and received his BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1993 and 1996 respectively. His PhD was awarded in 2001 by the Research School of Biological Sciences, Australian National University (ANU) Canberra. Between 2003 and 2004, he was the US Fulbright Scholar with Brown University, USA where he focused on climate change sciences and policy issues, and science education. As an educator, he has nurtured many students at the two universities (Nanyang Technological University [NTU] and NUS) in Singapore. For his excellent and sustained innovative teachings, he was awarded the 2003 and 2006 Teaching Excellence Awards at the National Institute of Education, and the 2006 Nanyang Award for Teaching Excellence. He has a fairly wide research interest in plant and environmental sciences, and also chemical biology related research topics, i.e.: Growth Regulators/Hormones: biochemistry, physiology, chemical analyses, and especially cytokinins; Instrumentation and Plant Industry: biofertilizers, mangroves, biofuel plants, orchids, growth acceleration/retardation techniques; Clean Water Technology: Plants for water treatment, pollution controls & phytoremediation.

    Scopus; Google Scholar


    Title: The Mangrove Aerial Plants & an Update of the two IUCN Critically Endangered Mangroves [pdf]   



    Prof. Dr. Johan Iskandar

    Prof. Dr. Johan Iskandar was born in Purwakarta, West Java on August 7, 1953. Completed bachelor in the Department of Biology, University of Padjadjaran Bandung, and completing a master and doctoral education in the UK. He is one of the experts were consulted in order to study natural history in the western part of Java. Its main interest is ethnobiological, where he was confirmed as a professor in the University of Padjadjaran Bandung. He is one of the pioneers of ethnobiological research in the Baduy of Banten. He is active at the Research Center for Natural Resources and Environment (PPSDAL) or formerly known as the Institute of Ecology of University of Padjadjaran is very prestigious. He was active in publishing manuscripts and books.

    Scopus; Google Scholar


    Title: The local knowledge of the rural people on species, role, and hunting of birds: Case study in Karangwangi Village, Cidaun Sub-district, West Java [pdf]

  • NOTE:

  • The committee will select 1-2 manuscripts of participants to be presented during the plenary session with the keynote speakers. After the conference, the presentation and a brief biography of researchers will be uploaded on this page as keynote speakers.