Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kegiatan Research Week di ECU akan dimulai 19 September sampai dengan 23 September 2016.
Kegiatan ini terdiri dari banyak program dan aktivitas untuk men-showcase berbagai kegiatan penelitian yang ada di ECU. Untuk lebih jelasnya dapat meng-klik link berikut ini

Ecosummit conference di Le Corum, Montpellier, France, tanggal 

29 August - 1 September 2016, PPT slides sudah bisa didownload di link berikut

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Socialising Your Research

"Whether your future lies in academia or other professions, building and maintaining a scholarly and professional profile online can be an
important and strategic part of candidature. If a potential collaborator or employer can’t Google your name and discover details of research expertise and
how to contact you, then for many people you don’t exist! In this workshop Dr Leaver will give an overview of the tools available for building an online
presence (blogs, social networks, bespoke profiles such as, citation presences such as Google Scholar) and examine some of the questions it’s worth asking before you leap online, including: should I set up a blog? Which
free tools are best for me to establish an online presence? Who owns my writing or pictures if I post them online? Are Facebook or Twitter useful tools for networking with colleagues and scholars? How do you balance Facebook as a
place for sharing personal information versus a place for building a scholarly profile? What exactly is Twitter, what’s a conference ‘backchannel’, and
why do more and more academic conferences have an official “hashtag”?"

INSPIRE workshop

This workshop was the second session of the two sessions of GREAT-INSPIRE workshop program on “How to write Journal Articles in Sciences” held at Murdoch University in 20 April 2016. The session was presented by Dr. Angus Morrison Saunders and Mike Hughes.

The workshop began with a recap from the first workshop  followed by a presentation of new materials and a practice session. The following points are a summary of the materials:
   1.The key ingredients of a good journal paper are in the abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion and conclusion components.    
        2.      How to use the structure and sections to create a narrative:
Title                     = Your title should relate to your main findings
Introduction      = End with a very clear set of specific research questions.
Method              = Relate everything you talk about to the research questions and do not swap the order from the introduction.
Results               = Answer your research questions in the same order you presented them.
Discussion        = Discuss your research questions in the same order you originally presented them. It is essential that you come back to the same ideas you laid out in your introduction.
    3. According to the presenters, the most important aspect of a journal paper is the title and abstract. By creating a good title and abstract, it will increase the chance of getting cited. This is because your abstract will be available to your readers in the on-line version whether or not the readers have access to the full text, therefore you can still get cited based upon your abstract.
   4.Title and abstract must also entice your readers to read the entire article. Your title should relate to your main findings. You should think about the take home message that you want your readers to read in your abstract. The Abstract may also be the only thing that a reader looks at, therefore, give them your findings.
  5. Abstract is a “mini paper”. It is a distillation of the four major segments in your paper (Introduction, method, results and discussion).Start with the real issue in the first sentence of your abstract. Keep the abstract short perhaps less than 200 words. A good abstract maybe just seven or eight sentence. The composition are as follow:
Background       = 1 sentence
Aim                      = 1 sentence
Method               = 1 sentence
Results                = 3 to 4 sentences
Conclusion         = 1 or 2 sentence(s)
In the practice session, participants were given the opportunity to read aloud their own abstract. They were asked about how successful they think their abstract is and comments were invited from other participants as well as feedback from the presenters.

Monday, May 2, 2016

SOAR Session1

This is my first SOAR Session at ECU.

The objective of this session is to increase awareness of the importance of establishing an online profile for supporting your career and research. This session will also include a practical demonstration of steps on how to set up your ResearchGate account and profile. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Proof of Acacia nilotica stand expansion in Bekol Savanna

Paper terbaru kami di Scopus

One of woody species that is known to inhabit certain savanna ecosystems is Acacia nilotica. The Acacia nilotica tree is widespread in the northern savannah regions, and its range extends from Mali to Sudan and Egypt. Acacia nilotica was first introduced to Java Island in 1850. It then spread to Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, Timor and Papua. Found in grasslands, savanna is reported as important colonizer at Baluran National Park in East Java and Wasur National Park Papua. We conducted Vegetation analysis in three areas of the Baluran Savanna namely: Grazed, burned and unburnt. Our observation result analysis showed that in terms of the three most important tree species in all of the sites that we sampled (grazed, burnt and unburnt savannas) Acacia nilotica appeared in each of these sites. The values however, vary between sites. Acacia nilotica Importance Value Index is highest in the unburnt savanna, with IVI reaching almost 250. The unburnt site is actually a burnt site but with moderate age or time since fire (approximately 6-7 years), whereas the burnt site is savanna with relatively young age/time since fire (few months to 1 year). We also conducted GIS analysis using Satellite Images (October 2013 and October 2014) to pick up changes in Bekol savanna. Result showed that expansion of A. nilotica stand occurred towards the savanna. Over dominance of the woody species A. nilotica could shift the savanna into another ecosystem state, i.e. secondary forest.


Biodiversity & Vegetation: Patterns, Processes, Conservation

Perth, 2014