- Projects & Lecture Summary
- Focal Taxa: Macaranga
- Special Obs.: Rhododendron
Hi.., I am Bekti. I am of Palembangnese, Sundanese, and Javanese descent, so genuinely Indonesian!. I have been interested in nature since I was childhood, dealing with plant especially. In 2006, I graduated from Biology Department of State University of Jakarta with graduate research thesis about the population dynamic of the epiphytic Rhododendron javanicum (Bl.) Benn along the mountain zonation in Mt. Gede-Pangrango NP, West Java. As I learn and realise, I have a great interest in studying and understanding the plants group, particularly on leaf evolution, Ecology, Biosystematics, and Bioconservation.
And…it was a great chance and great experience following CTFS-AA Harvard Summer School Program from July 22nd to August 26th 2007. The course not only made my dream to be real to visit and see the Rhododendrons in its third largest gene center of distribution in the world (Mount Kinabalu), but much more than that it increased my knowledge in understanding about the forests, animal (insect), and coralreef of the tropics Borneo; forest management and conservation; human-forest interaction; up to brainstorming research ideas and data analysing through the statistical platform of R.; and also met the dedicated Lectures from Harvard, Malaysia, and many other places, and engaging friendship among students.
During 35 days exploring the Mixed Dipterocarp Lowland, Mountain, and Coralreef ecosystems of the north Borneo had broaden my horizon of knowledge, skill, and widsom.
Mt. Kinabalu, at 3900m asl, Sabah (August 11, 2007)
Fern Community Assembly in Correlation with Light Exposure and Topography
Dewi Suprobowati and Subekti Sulistyawati
We compared fern community assemblages in sites with different sun exposure and topography in the CTFS – AA forest dynamics plot at Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. We sampled seven plots in steep and flat areas respectively. Our results indicate that fern assemblages strongly vary with varying light exposure. In addition, there was a significance difference in the diversity of ferns between steep and flat areas.
Marine Invertebrate Diversity Along a Reef Gradient at Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
Eka Fatmawati, Subekti Sulistyawati, Megan Bartlett, Toh Kok Ben, Ian McFadden, Ruchira Somaweera
We compared diversity of marine invertebrates along mid-reef, reef crest and reef slope regions in the coral reef at Tunku Abdul Rahman marine sanctuary at Gaya Island in Sabah, Malaysia. 12 plots were placed in 4 replications in each marine zonation. The most diversity in marine invertebrates was found in the reef crest area, possibly because this region contained the most coral cover, providing the most invertebrate microhabitats.
Comparison of Seed Predation of Parashorea malaanonan (Blanco) Merr. between Logged and Unlogged Forest in Maliau Basin National Park, Malaysia
Subekti Sulistyawati and Jesse Hiestand
Sorry, still under construction
Seeds of Parashorea malaanonan (Blanco) Merr.
23 July 2007
Lambir, CTFS, and Forest Dynamics
14 August 2007
Orang-Utan Population Biology
Macaranga of Sabah and Sarawak
|Macaranga sp1||Macaranga sp2||Macaranga sp3||Macaranga sp4|
|Macaranga sp5||Macaranga sp6||Macaranga sp7||Macaranga sp8|
|Macaranga sp9||Macaranga sp10||Macaranga sp11|
|Macaranga sp12||Macaranga sp13||Macaranga sp14||Macaranga sp15|
|Macaranga sp17||Macaranga sp18||Macaranga sp19|
|Macaranga sp21||Macaranga sp22||Macaranga sp23||Macaranga sp24|
|Macaranga sp26||Macaranga sp27||Macaranga sp28||Macaranga sp29|