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Supiandi Sabiham

Professor of Land Resource Management, IPB University

Supiandi SABIHAM obtained a PhD Degree in Agricultural Sciences from Kyoto University, Japan in 1988 with the specialization in “Tropical Soil Sciences”. He has been working as Professor of Soil Management at the Department of Soil Science and Land Resource, Faculty of Agriculture, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. As a senior staff at his institution, he has more than 40 years of experience in teaching and researches focusing on the topic of Ecology-Based Land Resource Management. He has also conducted more than 12 titles of multiyear-researches supported by national, international and private-company research funds where each of the research was conducted in two to four years. He received the first international research-fund from Japanese Government (Monbusho) for his study in Kyoto University with the research title of Studies of Peats in the Coastal Plains of Sumatra and Borneo that was conducted in the period of 1983-1988. In the period of 1991-1993 he received The Toyota Foundation for three-year research entitled: Wetland Development in Sumatra, Indonesia that was conducted in collaboration with the Japanese Scholars of Kyoto University. In the period of 1993-1994 he then conducted research in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University as a Visiting Researcher to study peatlands in Japan compared to those in Indonesia. In the period of 1995-2005 he carried out research entitled: Stability and Destabilization of the Indonesian Peats funded by Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture. Since 2006 he has then been working closely with Agricultural Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Agriculture, to develop peatlands utilization for annual and perennial (plantation) crops. In the period of February-August in 2009, again he was in the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University as Visiting Scholar to carry out research entitled: Indonesian Peatland Management Based on Unique Ecosystem.


  • –present
    Professor, Department of Soil Science and Land Resource Faculty of Agriculture Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)