R.B. (Rachmat) Suba MSc

  • PhD researcher
  • Tropical large mammal ecology
  • Vertebrate survey technique

Professional Experience

Rachmat B. Suba is a lecturer and researcher at Biodiversity Laboratory, Forestry Faculty of Mulawarman University, Samarinda, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. He teaches wildlife ecology and tropical biodiversity. His research themes and projects focus mainly on ecology of tropical large mammals and wildlife persistence in human-dominated landscapes. He completed his bachelor’s degree in forestry from Mulawarman University in 1999. He completed his Master of Science in Biology at Leiden University, Netherlands in 2007, with scholarship support from International Fellowship Programme (IFP)-Ford Foundation.

He is currently working on his PhD research on the ecology of Bornean elephants in Sebuku Forest Reserve, Nunukan District, East Kalimantan Indonesia with scholarship support from Directorate General of Higher Education (DGHE), Indonesian Ministry of Education, starting at 2011.

Research topic

From species to landscape conservation: Understanding the ecology of restricted distribution and small population of Bornean Pygmy Elephant (Elephas maximus borneensis) in the Sebuku Forest Reserve, Nunukan District, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.


Suba RB, Rustam & C Boer. 2011.
The presence of carnivore species within various landscapes and land uses in East Kalimantan; Experience from camera trap surveys. Poster Presentation in 1st Borneo Carnivore Symposium in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 18-24 June.

Suba RB, C Boer & Sutedjo. 2011.
Biodiversity rapid assessment of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, East Java, Indonesia; Presence of the Javan Leopard and its conservation implication. Poster Presentation in 1st Borneo Carnivore Symposium in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 18-24 June.

Suba RB. 2009.
The presence of mammal species in reclamation-rehabilitation areas post coal mining; Response on habitat change. Paper and oral presentation on Third National Seminar Taxonomy of Indonesian Fauna. Taxonomist Community of Indonesian Fauna, Biological Research Centre-LIPI, REA KON, CI and IRATA.

Suba RB, HH de Iongh & A Kristian. 2008.
Traditional knowledge of large mammals among communities surrounding forests and implications for conservation: A case study in Swanslutung village, Paser District, East Kalimantan. Paper on Conference of Bornean Universities.

Suba RB, HH de Iongh & Irman. 2007.
Some ecological aspects of Bornean Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor brookei) in the wilds: Lessons learned from local hunters’ experience. Natural Life 2: 42 – 56.

Suba RB & HH de Iongh. 2006.
The impact of hunting and habitat degradation on population size, structure and relative densities of Bornean Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor brookei). In: Options for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Lowland Forests of Southeast Borneo. HH de Iongh, GA Persoon & W Kustiawan (eds). Institute of Environmental Sciences in Leiden, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague and Tropenbos International in Wageningen, The Netherlands, pp. 197 – 218.

Last Modified: 29-03-2016