Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Ecosystems (SPICE) provides key information on all aspects related to the management of coastal ecosystems. This includes the coastal management involved, the ecology of this area, and the relationship between humans and the environment found here. The book presents guidelines defined by scientific experts, allowing for proper application of science products in to ecosystem management. The bio-geo-physical importance of coastal ecosystems of Indonesia makes this a book of global importance and interest.
- Written by an Indonesian-German author team, giving a unique and global perspective on the coastal ecosystems
- Presents text boxes with research gaps and policy implications, giving the reader an easy grasp of what needs to be done in terms of research and management
- Features best practice case-studies that can be applied to coastal ecosystems around the world, offered through the lens of Indonesia, a region of global relevance in terms of climate and environmental change
2. Rivers and estuaries
4. Coral Reefs
5. Seagrass Beds
6. Mangrove forests
7. Coastal bays/Megacities
8. Environmental history
9. Aquaculture and marine renewable energies
10. Governance of coastal and marine ecosystems
Tim Jennerjahn is a Senior Scientist at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research in Bremen, Germany. He is trained in geology and biogeochemistry at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on the biogeochemical response of coastal aquatic systems to environmental change in tropical regions at present and in the past. He is coordinating and participating in collaborative interdisciplinary research projects in Indonesia, India, Brazil, China and Vietnam. His research in the past years concentrated on the effects of land-based human activities on coastal aquatic systems in the tropics, for example, the impact of inputs of nutrients, organic matter, organic pollutants and suspended sediments on mangroves, seagrasses and coastal seas. His research results are published in in peer-reviewed journals and books and he served as guest editor for several special issues of international journals. He is teaching at the University of Bremen and in partner universities abroad and he serves as thesis supervisor for students from Europe, South America, Africa and Asia. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
Dr. Tim Rixen is a biogeochemist working on the carbon cycle in the ocean and in tropical coastal ecosystems. He is heading the carbon cycle and nutrient group at ZMT and is teaching at the University in Bremen and Hamburg where he represents the chair in Biogeochemistry. He coordinated and participated in various national and international projects and served as a member in international synthesis groups and steering committees. His most recent key publications in the context of the planned books are:
Rixen, T., Baum, A., Wit, F., Samiaji, J. (2016) Carbon leaching from tropical peat soils and consequences for carbon balances. Frontiers in Earth Science 4.
Wit, F., Muller, D., Baum, A., Warneke, T., Pranowo, W.S., Muller, M., Rixen, T. (2015) The impact of disturbed peatlands on river outgassing in Southeast Asia. Nat Commun 6.
Irianto, Hari Eko
Professor Hari Eko Irianto, Ph.D., is director of the Research and Development Center for Marine and Fisheries Product Processing and Biotechnology (RDCMFP2B), Indonesia as well as a Research Professor in fisheries post-harvest technology at RDCMFP2B, and an Academic Professor in food technology at the Food Technology Department, Sahid University, Jakarta - Indonesia. His major research interests are traditional fisheries product processing, new fisheries product and process development, fish processing by-product utilization, food safety and environmental protection. He was director of the Research Center for Fisheries Management and Conservation (2013-2015), Research Center for Marine and Fisheries Technology (2015), and Research and Development Center for Fisheries (2015-2017). He has published more than 185 scientific papers in national and international journals as well as books.
Joko Samiaji, Ir, M.Sc., Ph.D. is a senior lecturer at the Marine Science Department, University of Riau (UNRI), Pekanbaru, Indonesia. He was born on 30th September 1965 in Boyolali, Central Java. He finished his education as follow: B.Sc. with Honours (Ir.) in Fishery from Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar, Indonesia in 1988; M.Sc in Marine Biology from Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada in 1994; Ph.D. in Oceanography from School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2001. In 2002-2003 he joined the Postdoctoral Program in Marine Ecology at the Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology(ZMT)- University of Bremen, Germany. From 2005-2013 he was actively involved in the SPICE (Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Ecosystems) Project as the Indonesian Sumatran Cluster Coordinator. His latest research and community service project was on the conservation of peat-swamp and coastal ecosystem in 2017-2018 under the scheme of Indonesian Climate Change (ICCTF) and funded by the UK-Climate Change Fund (UKCCF). He also actively participates in higher education capacity building with the functions as: Head of UNRI's Accreditation Center in 2004-now, reviewer for National Education Council in 2006-now, national assessor for accreditation in 2008-now, ASEAN University Network for Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) assessor in 2012-2013, Executive Director for UNRI's I-MHERE (Indonesia-Managing for Higher Education for Relevance and Efficiency) Project in 2008-2013, Manager of UNRI's ADB-AKSI (Asian Development Bank-Advance Knowledge Science for Indonesian Higher Education) Project in 2016-2018. Participation in UNISTAFF (University Staff) 2009 and UNITRACE (University Tracer Study) 2011+2012 trainings by DAAD-Germany and conducted in University of Kassel, has given him more perspectives in developing his career on higher education based on German universities experiences. Since 2018 he has served as the director of Matauli College for Fisheries and Marine Science in Tapanuli Tengah, North Sumatra Province.