Sonderforschungsbereich 990: Ökologische und sozioökonomische Funktionen tropischer Tieflandregenwald-Transformationssysteme (Sumatra, Indonesien)
Christina Ani Setyaningsih – doctoral researcher of A01 – has been awarded a Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE), a DAAD-DFG Cooperation
- To promote the advancement of junior academics, the RISE program offers doctoral students of CRCs the possibility to invite and supervise undergraduate students from the United States, Canada and the UK.
- RISE interns work with doctoral students in the field of their research and who serve as their mentors. Funds are made available from both DAAD and the CRC / DFG.
- The research internship proposed by Christina Ani Setyaningsih on “Tracing back the millennial scale history of anthropogenic activity and the water buffalo cultural use in the Kerinci Seblat National Park in Sumatra, Indonesia” has been positively confirmed.
- From May to August of this year Julia Fearon, a biologist in the third semester of study at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA will join Christina at UGoe.
Exploring biodiversity-yield trade-offs in rubber and oil palm smallholder systems
Ingo Grass (B09, Focus 1) will give a talk on the theme “Exploring biodiversity-yield trade-offs in rubber and oil palm smallholder systems” at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation / ATBC in Merida, Mexico, July 09 to 14, 2017.
Vijesh Krishna (C07) will give a key-note speech at the World Plantation Conference – Towards sustainable palm oil industry:
Policy Coherence and Bioeconomy Perspective, 18 to 20 October 2017, Bali, Indonesia.
Title of his talk is “Oil palm expansion and regional economic development”.