Friday, 30 March 2012 on 10:34am

SEAMEO BIOTROP implements 14 GoI-funded research projects for 2012

SEAMEO BIOTROP has recently started the conduct of  14 research projects for 2012  through  its scientists, junior researchers,  and partners with DIPA funding support from the Ministry of National Education of the Government of Indonesia (GoI).

After going through internal and  external review processes, the approved research projects are as follows:

1.    Restoration of Savanna Ecosystems in Baluran National Park Invaded by Acacia nilotica as a Grazing Ground for Banteng
2.    Identification of Agarwood Inducing Gene(s)II:  Utilization of Microsatellite Marker in the Induction and Isolation Process of Specific Transcript
3.    Screening and Isolation of Bioactive Compounds from Some Indonesian Indigenous Medicinal Plants to Control Hypertension
4.    Acclimatization and Field Cultivation of Regenerated Cottonii Seaweed (Kappaphycus alvarezii Doty) from Tissue Culture in Coastal Waters
5.    Primary Production of the Java Sea in a Changing   Environment:  Climate Change and Anthropogenic Impacts
6.    Optimizing  the Reproductive Performance of Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) and Hybrid Catfish (Clarias sp.) by Nutritional Improvement of Broodstock Feed
7.    Utilization of Insects as Mechanism  to Monitor  Succession in Reclamation Area in Berau, East Kalimantan
8.    Decision Support System on Spatial Planning for Food Security:  A Case Study for West Java  Province
9.    Current Status and Challenges in Conservation of Agarwood Tree Species and Agarwood Production in Indonesia
10.    Current Status and Challenges in  Aflatoxin  Research in Indonesia 
11.    Resistance of Five Varieties of Sorghum to Rhyzopertha dominica Fabricius (Coleoptera: Bostrychidae)
12.    Grain Quality of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench)  as Affected by Three Different Types of Packaging  Materials
13.    Production of Liquid Fertilizer and Paper Craft Derived from Sweet Sorghum
14.    Optimization of Dried Sorghum Noodle Processing

These research projects constitute the last batch of research activities of SEAMEO BIOTROP for  its 8th Five-year Development Plan under its five program thrusts, namely:  (1) Pests and Diseases Management, (2) Natural Products and Waste Management, (3) Biosystematics, (4) Water Ecosystem and Coastal Zone Management, and (5) Biodiversity conservation.  They are expected to be completed by November 2012.

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