Dimas Haryo Pradana
Lecturer / guest
Dimas Haryo Pradana received his B.Sc. (2007) and M.Sc. (2010) with a major in Ecology
Dimas Haryo Pradana received his B.Sc. (2007) and M.Sc. (2010) with a major in Ecology, under the supervision of Professor Ani Mardiastuti and Drs. Suswanto Rasidi for his B.Sc. and under Professor Ani Mardiastuti and Dr. Yasman for his M.Sc., from Universitas Indonesia. The focus of his study is the ecology of birds in human dominated landscape. His Master degree dissertation was about the utilization of two tree species, which are commonly planted in human dominated landscape in Java, by birds. During his M.Sc. study until now, he work as a freelance field biologist at an environmental consultancy provider company. After he received his M.Sc. until now, he work as a lecturer at Department of Biology Universitas Indonesia. From April 2017, He has joined Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML) under the supervision of Professor Peter van Bodegom and Dr. Ellen Cieraad to pursue his Ph.D.
Ecosystem services associated to birds around oil palm plantations. The oil palm industry threatens biodiversity and sustainability in multiple ways of which biodiversity loss associated to deforestation and the impacts of fire are amongst the most well-known. Management that increases the sustainability of oil palm plantations, i.e. the ‘greening’ of the oil palm, is thus urgently needed. One way to investigate and achieve this is through the quantification and optimisation of ecosystem services. Birds provide important ecosystem services such as pollination and pest control. Within this study, land use and oil palm plantation management in relation to bird-related ecosystem services will be investigated.