Research

Research will inventory and monitor patterns of marine invertebrates by using the ARMS, morphological, and genetic approaches. Research and collections will be conducted in Raja Ampat and Cenderawasih Bay of Papua, Indonesia. We will focus on three protected reserve areas and three anthropogenically stressed areas within each of the following locations: Misool, Kofiau, Salawati, Batanta, and Waigeo (Raja Ampat) and also Tanjung Ayomi, Numamuran strait, Waitundi, Roswar, Rorebo (Cenderawasih Bay). Furthermore, laboratory work will be conducted in the Genetics Lab of UNIPA at Manokwari, and in the Bioinformatics Lab at Brawijaya University. The UNIPA laboratory will cater to morphological analysis, DNA extraction, DNA amplification and visualization of amplicons. Then, PCR products will be prepared for sequencing at IBRC-Bali’s Lab and then exported for sequencing at the Barber Lab or other labs at U.S. universities. Data analysis and seminars will occur in Indonesia, at UNIPA and Brawijaya University.

Programs:

In fiscal year 2013, we got a research grant from RISTEK.

Student Researches

A. Vocation

  • Muhammad Nur Mandirian Syah. UNIPA. Inventarisasi Kelinci Laut (Nudibranchia) Family Phyllidiidae di Kampung Waiwo Distrik Waigeo Selatan Kabupaten Raja Ampat Provinsi Papua Barat. Supervisor: Tresia S. Turutaraja S.Ik., M.Si
  • Syafril. UNIPA. Inventarisasi Jenis-Jenis Teripang (Holpthuridea) di Kampung Waiwo Distrik Waigeo Selatan Kabupaten Raja Ampat. Supervisor: Yuanike Kaber S.Ik., M.Si
  • Fitri. Genetika Lamun Acoroides. Supervisor: Yuliana Leiwakabessy S.Pi., M.Si
  • Dody sawaki. UNIPA. Analisis Jaringan Ketam Kenari (Birgus latro) Beradasarkan Hasil Elektroforesis di laboraturium Genetika Universitas Negeri Papua. Supervisor: Ida Lapadi S.Pi., M.Si

B. Undergraduate

  • Ratnaningrum Kusumastuti. UNIPA. Hubungan Kekerabatan teripang Bohadscia marmorata berdasarkan Penanda Molekuler Gen Chytocrome Oxidase Sub Unit 1 (CO1) di Perairan Numfor. Supervisors: 1.Jemmy Manan S.Ik., DEA, 2. Tresia S. Tururaja S.Ik., M.Si.
  • Masriana. UNIPA. Keragaman Genetik Kima Famili Tridacnidae Berdasarkan Penanda Molekuler Gen Cytochrome Oxidase Sub Unit 1 di Perairan Manokwari, Raja Ampat dan Wondama. Supervisors: 1.Tresia S. Tururaja S.Ik., M.Si, 2. Yuliana Leiwakabessy S.Pi., M.Si
  • Iman Naja Amrulloh. UNIPA. Penentuan urutan nukleotida fragmen gen sitokrom oksidase sub unit I serta kajian kekerabatan spesies kima lubang (Tridacna crocea) dari kepulauan Raja Ampat. Supervisors: 1. Susilowati, S.Si, M.Sc, 2. A. Dyah Novitasari, S.Si, M.Sc
  • Ninda Sahriyani. Brawijaya University. Identifikasi Holothuroidea yang dikoleksi dari Kepulauan Raja Ampat Berdasakan Gen COI. Supervisor: Widodo, S.Si., M.Si., PhD.Med.Sc
  • Fitria E. Aprilia. Brawijaya University. Identifikasi secara Molekuler Plakobranchus ocellatus (Gastropoda) dari Raja Ampat Berdasarkan Gen COI. Supervisor: Drs. Aris Soewondo, M.Si
  • Robitoh Desi Kurniasari. Brawijaya University. Identifikasi Synaptula (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) Raja Ampat Berdasarkan Gen COI. Supervisor: Drs. Aris Soewondo, M.Si.

C. Gradute

  • Veince B Silahooy. Brawijaya University. Distribusi Spasial dan Keragaman Genetik Bulu babi (Tripneustes gratilla) di Pulau Ambon. Supervisors: 1. Widodo, S.Si.,Ph.D.,Med.Sc, 2. Luchman Hakim, S.Si.,M.Agr.Sc.,Ph.D

 
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Collaborators

  • Smithsonian
  • UNIPA
  • UB
  • IBRC

Fundings:

  • USAID