Some Vegetation Types Studied with the Same Methodology in Indonesia

  • Herwint Simbolon
  • Eizi Suzuki
  • Ruliyana Susanti
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


Indonesian natural resources have long attracted many botanists of the world—in fact, since Rumphius initiated the work of Herbarium Amboinense during the seventeenth century (Rumphius 1743, van Steenis 1950). Much botanical literature has appeared as the result of botanical explorations and expeditions during the Dutch colonization. Dilmy and Kostermans (1958) compiled studies on vegetation in Indonesia from before 1958, and Kartawinata (1990) reported the state of vegetation studies in Indonesia up to 1980. The general ecological studies in Indonesia were summarized and published in several books in The Ecology of Indonesia Series, including those on: Sumatra (Whitten et al. 1984), Sulawesi (Whitten et al. 1989), Kalimantan (MacKinnon et al. 1996), Nusa Tenggara (Monk et al. 1997), Java and Bali (Whitten et al. 1996), and Papua (Marshal and Beehler 2007). Riswan and Yamada (2006) reported on the progress of biodiversity research in Indonesia. Kartawinata (2005) summarized six decades of natural vegetation studies in Indonesia.


Forest Type Forest Fire Montane Forest Lowland Forest Total Basal Area 
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The field study in Berui was financially supported by an International Scientific Research Program grant (no. 03041064) from the Ministry of Education, Science, Sports. and Culture, Japan. The study in Bangkirai was financially supported by the Global Environment Research Fund (E-2 and E-051) of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The field study in Wanariset-Samboja was financially supported by Proyek Inventarisasi dan Karakterisasi Sumber daya Hayati, Pusat Penelitian Biologi-LIPI, Bogor. The study in Lahei was financially supported by a Grant-in-Aid of Scientific Research of the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture of Japan (no. 10041152).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herwint Simbolon
    • 1
  • Eizi Suzuki
    • 2
  • Ruliyana Susanti
    • 1
  1. 1.Indonesia Institute of SciencesResearch Center for BiologyBogorIndonesia
  2. 2.Faculty of ScienceKagoshima UniversityKagoshimaJapan

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