IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Volume 550
International Conference of Mangroves and Its Related Ecosystems 2019 21 - 23 August 2019, Purwokerto, Indonesia
Accepted papers received: 23 July 2020
Published online: 16 September 2020
Mangrove, as one of the potential coastal ecosystems, provides many valuable processes that ensure the availability of goods, and services of provisioning, regulating, and supporting culture. More than a third of the mangrove area has been lost due to the conversion and over-exploitation in the past three decades. The threats to this precious resource, especially those that have not been explored, will impact ecosystem functions and services. Therefore, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman is deeply intense to support the scientific community in providing solutions in managing quality, diversity, and environmental sustainability, including, in this case, mangrove as a unique ecosystem. To formulate the real action, International Conference on Mangrove and Its Related Ecosystems (ICoMIRE-2019) had been organized by the Faculty of Biology, Universitas Jenderal Soedirman, co-hosted by Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and supported by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of Republic Indonesia.
The ICoMIRE-2019 forum facilitates scientists who are interested in mangrove and its related ecosystems to discuss their findings on biological resources, including biotechnology, for multiple purposes, i.e., to preserve biodiversity while utilizing it for human welfare. It is also a forum to create or strengthen the networks among the scientists, build up partnerships, and exchange ideas with both government and a variety of experienced researchers, practitioners, research institutes, and academia. We accommodate four symposia covering 1) mangrove ecosystem health, 2) mangrove ecosystem management, 3) recent approach to mangrove monitoring, and 4) interrelated mangrove system. The conference program had been preceded by workshops and field trip to the mangrove ecosystem, and also the first congress of establishment Indonesian Mangrove Society.
This conference was attended by speakers and participants from several countries, including Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sudan, and Indonesia. A total of 66 articles have been presented, composed of 56 oral presentations and 10 poster presentations.
We would like to thanks the parties that give great support to the conference. We would like to deliver the highest appreciation to keynote speakers: Jenderal TNI (Purn.) Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, M.P.A. (Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs), Dr. Ir. Siti Nurbaya Bakar, M.Sc. (Minister of Environment and Forestry), Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera (Zoological Society of London – Philippines), Dr. Koji Takayama (Kyoto University, Japan); others invited speakers from Vietnam and Indonesia; and all participants, also steering and organizing committee.
Dr. Agus Hery Susanto
Dr. Erwin Riyanto Ardli
Dr. Agus Nuryanto
Dr. Moh. Husein Sastranegara
Dr. Pudji Widodo
Dr. Romanus Edy Prabowo
Dr. Ardhini Rin Maharning
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