Short description of research activities in CRC 990:

Prof. Dr. Damayanti Buchori, MSc is professor of entomology/biological control at Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, IPB University, Indonesia. Her research interests are insect ecology and conservation particularly as it relates to biodiversity, pest management, ecosystem services and land use. The span of the research focus includes applied agricultural research of biological control and insect pest management, insect diversity in small islands and land use change, pollination ecology and insect ecosystem services.
In the last 15 years the focus of research has expanded to interdisciplinary research on sustainable landscape, which encompass social ecological research of transformation habitat, and agriculture-forestry interphase, i.e. the stability of forest margins and the effect of transformation habitat on biodiversity and ecosystem function. In the past 10 years, her research has also included research on science policy interphase, particularly as it relates to pollination, food security and sustainability. Transdisciplinary research on sustainable landscape has become the focus of the past 5 years work, which includes works covering sustainable palm oil, and best management practices of small scale oil palm farmers
Currently, she is also a Head of Biological Control Laboratory at Dep. of Plant Protection, IPB University and Head of Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences, IPB University. She also serve as supervisor of graduate and post graduate students at IPB University.