A (Insya) Arbainsyah MSc

  • PhD researcher
  • Tropical botanist and ecology
  • Herbarium Database Management (BRAHMS)
  • Plot Ecological Establisment
  • Tropical Plant Identification Training

Professional Experience

Arbainsyah was born in Samboja, East Kalimantan, Indonesia, on 7th May 1975 and spent his formative years in Samboja, where he attended SMA Harapan senior high school.

After he finished in 1993 he worked in PT Tunggal Yudi Sawmill Plywood and in 1994 he worked in the International MOF-Tropenbos Kalimantan Project, Forest Research Station on Biodiversity group (Botany) at Wanariset Samboja (WAN) Herbarium, responsible for data entry (BRAHMS), routine herbarium management, plant identification, and plot Ecological establishment.  Within his daily worked in 1996 he entered to University Tridharma in Faculty of Biology, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan.

In 1997 to 2001 he often consultant to other project as assistant trainer plant identification in Forest Research Institute Samarinda, Berau Forest Management Project, PT. Maruwai Coal and CIFOR. Where in order to improve his skill he visited Leiden University (Nederland) several times to be trained for Database of Herbarium Management and Tropical plant identification, and Taxonomy of Sulawesian plant families in Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. In 2003 he worked in Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation as Tropical Botanist and Ecology.

In 2005 he continued study for Master at Leiden University in Faculty of Biology, under the program Biodiversity and Natural Product, award founded by GIBBON Foundation. In 2007 he attended Flora Malesiana VII Symposium in Leiden University as a presenter. In 2008 to present he worked in Eco Integrated Indonesia (EII) Foundation as Tropical Botanist and Ecology. In 2010 he attended Flora Malesiana VII Symposium in Singapore Botanic Garden, Singapore, as a presenter.

In 2012 to present he get fellowship grant from the LOUWES found for his PhD at CML, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Research Topic

Biological Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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