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Martina Harianja

Martina Harianja

MPhil Student

Museum Room G. 15
Office Phone: 01223 (7)68919

Biography:

I am a graduate of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia and I have developed a strong interest in studying insects since my undergraduate education. Together with the other members of an entomology study club within the university, I conducted a research about the role of macroinvertebrates in water quality assessment of two rivers in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Now I am pursuing an MPhil in Biological Science (Zoology) degree by working on a research with oil palm pollination as the topic. This research will be conducted in BEFTA Project plots in Riau, Indonesia. My research will be focused on the native pollinating insect diversity and the impact of landscape complexity on the pollinator diversity and on the pollination success. My MPhil is funded by Lembaga Pengelola Dana Pendidikan (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia.

Research Interests

I am interested in studying the role of species diversity in ecosystem services, such as pollination. Even though there has been a growing concern about improving biodiversity within oil palm plantation, very little is known about the native pollinating insects in oil palm plantation. Hence, for my MPhil research, I will investigate the native pollinating insect diversity and the impact of habitat complexity on the pollinator diversity and abundance as well as on the pollination success.

Keywords

  • Insect Ecology

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