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2023 Speakers

Gun Mardiatmoko

Gun Mardiatmoko, Speaker at Plant Biology Conferences
Pattimura University, Indonesia
Title : Sago forest conservation for food security and tackling climate change

Abstract:

One of the causes of climate change is due to deforestation and forest degradation, including damage to sago forests. In terms of the existence of this sago forest, it plays an important role in food security and handling climate change in a country. The aims of this research are (1) to find out the production of sago flour and the yield of processed sago products and (2) to calculate the amount of carbon absorption by sago forests. Measurement of sago biomass was carried out by destructive sampling in which sago at the sapling level up to the trees was felled and the wet weight and dry weight per segment were measured, i.e. stems, leaves and roots. Production of sago starch ranges between 513 kg and 577 kg with yield of 41.9% and 50.4% per tree. Sago's top-root ratio at the sapling level to trees ranges from 48% to 562% and the water content ranges from 72.9% to 99.9% per tree. Biomass content ranges from 48.1 kg to 761.6 kg or CO2 absorption ranges from 83 kg to 1.314 kg per tree. This research is still very simple because there are only a few samples of sago trees studied and to get the results of calculating sago biomass for a wider area, it is necessary to multiply the samples studied.

Keywords: sago forest, biomass, CO2 absorption, climate change

Biography:

Dr. Ir. Gun Mardiatmoko, MP studied forestry management (S1 and S2) at the Faculty of Forestry at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta and graduated from the doctoral program (S3) at USAMV, Bucharest, Romania. He is a lecturer at the Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Pattimura University in Ambon from 1986 until now. So far, her work activities include teaching students, research and community service. The results of research and writing of books have been carried out a lot and details of their work can be found through Google searches. In general, his research focuses on handling climate change through mitigation and adaptation.

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