*) This event is free of charge for graduate students (Ind.: Mahasiswa Pascasarjana)


The variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare of current and future generations. The conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biological diversity can help solve a range of societal challenges. For example, “Protecting ecosystems and ensuring access to ecosystem services by poor and vulnerable groups are essential to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.” Recognizing this, it is important to emphasize the role of biodiversity in the UN’s post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. This diversity is often understood in terms of the wide variety of plants, animals, and microorganisms, but also includes genetic differences within species and the variety of ecosystems. Biological resources are the pillars upon which we build civilizations. As a result, our personal health, and the health of our economy and human society, depends on the continuous supply of various ecological services that would be extremely costly or impossible to replace.

Biodiversity is being viewed in the context of sustainable development offers opportunities for poverty eradication, human well-being and the livelihood and socio-cultural integrity of people and in particular in developing countries which are rich in biodiversity but are poor and struggling to catch up with the globalization challenge. Biodiversity constitutes the living natural resources that are found inhabiting our aquatic (including marine and freshwater) and terrestrial (including all the major biomes like forests) ecological systems. The role of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as the key international instrument to ensure the integration of biodiversity-related issues into the Millennium Development Agenda has been examined and underscored. In order to ensure sustainable development, it is necessary to conserve biodiversity and use it sustainably.

The importance the UN attributes to biodiversity is highlighted by the Convention on Biological Diversity. Having entered into force in 1993, and to this date including 193 parties, the Convention has three main objectives, namely: (i) The conservation of biological diversity, (ii) The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity, (iii) The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

Biodiversity for Sustainable Development and Human Wellfare

1. Genetic diversity
2. Diversity of species
3. Diversity of ecosystems
4. Ethnobiology
5. Life Science and Technology



IPB International Convention Center 
Botani Square Building Lt. 2,
Jl. Pajajaran Raya, Kota Bogor 16127, Jawa Barat



Date : 29-30 September 2018
Time : 08:00 to 17.00 WIB


Note: All manuscripts relating to the sub-themes can be submitted.

Due to limited presentation time slots, so only the selected papers will be orally presented, however other accepted papers will be presented in a poster exhibition. International and regional experts in Biodiversity and ecosystem health will be invited to deliver keynote addresses during the conference.  We extend an invitation to present your research results at the poster exhibition or parallel class discussion sessions. We hope that you will find out an interesting conference program and a fascinating exposition.
Finally, we encourage you that you don’t want to miss ICB Bandung 2018. We look forward to seeing you soon in Bandung, Indonesia.

*) For free of charge, please send your full text paper (manuscript) no later than September 10, 2018 (to The manuscript will be selected, and the selected manuscript will be invited for a free presentation.



Society for Indonesian Biodiversity

Institut Pertanian Bogor

Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta