Conference on Complex System (NTU-Singapore, 2019)

SATELLITE PROGRAM NUMBER 6: COUPLED HUMAN AND NATURE SYSTEMS (CHANS)

VENUE

Complexity Institute – Nanyang Technological University

The Arc – Learning Hub North (LHN)

Nanyang Technological University

63 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 636922

**  All the satellites are located on Basement 2

 

DURATION:

1.0 Day (October 2nd, 2019)

 

NAME(S) OF ORGANIZER(S)

  • Damayanti Buchori (Advisory Board)
  • Neviaty P Zamani (Conference Chair)
  • Rilus A Kinseng (Member)
  • Husin Alatas (Member)
  • Rahida Sari Yugiswara (Secretariat)

 

MOTIVATION & PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES

Motivation

Nowadays, the anthropogenic ecological crisisbecome an important issue that should be immediately addressed, due to its damage for the future mankind. The rapid growth of human needs and activities have exceeded the carrying capacity of nature. The issues of global warming, land reclamation, loss of habitats/biodiversity, land conversion, degradation on cultural diversities, the increasing of non-degradable waste, marine debris etc., are several examples of socio-ecologicalcrisis emerges from inequalities human nature interactions.

The understanding of coupled human-nature system can be consideredas an important key to solve thecorrespondingsocio-ecological crisis. One of the solution to overcome those crisis is by considering the local knowledge which was developed based on long time interaction between local community member and their environment.The local knowledge should be considered as the part of main solutions in managing natural resources sustainably.

Integrated studies of coupled human-nature systems reveal new and complex patterns. This systems will not be fully understand if done separately. Recently, there are several studies have been done related with coupled human-nature systems (Carter et al. 2014; Liu et al. 2007a; Liu et al. 2007b). The complexity problem of studying coupled human-nature system need transdisciplinary approach.In studying coupled human-nature systems requires a minimum of ecological, social and economic experts. These experts need space for dialogue and exchange ideas. This conference satellite can be a facility for experts to exchange experiences, ideas and discussions.

 

Purpose/Objectives

The purpose of conference satellite is provide a place for experts to shareexperiences, ideas and dialogue. It is expected that the gathering of experts at this conference will produce basic concepts and approaches or methods in developing coupled human-nature systems research.

 

SCOPE

The scope of the satellite coupled human-nature system conference are follows:

  1. Sustainable Landscape Management
  2. Biological and physical ecology
  3. Socio-ecological economic
  4. Biocultural Diversity
  5. Ethnoecology
  6. Conservation beyond borders

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Christopher PA Bennett (Natural Resource Governance, forestry & agroforestry – University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Hadi Susilo Arifin (Landscape Management and Ecology of IPB University)

 

NUMBER OF CONTRIBUTING SPEAKERS & PARTICIPANTS

  • 8 Speakers
  • 15 Participants (including speakers)

 

OUTPUT

Selected paper will be published in international scopus indexed journal

 

SCHEDULE

Schedule Satellite Program 6

 

 

Ground Breaking Joint Collaboration Office CTSS dan MSM Belanda

Bogor, 5 July 2019. Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences (CTSS) pada Hari Jumat (05/07/2019) menerima kunjungan kerja Direktur Maastricht School of Management (MSM) MJ. (Meinhard) Gans, M.Sc didampingi Huub LM Mudde, M.Sc untuk melakukan ground breaking kantor kolaborasi antara CTSS IPB University dengan MSM. Turut menyambut kunjungan ini adalah Prof.Dr.Ir. Anas Fauzi Miftah, M. Eng, Dekan Sekolah Pascasarjana IPB.
Dalam kunjungan tersebut ada beberapa rangkaian acara yang telah disiapkan oleh CTSS IPB University, berupa Diskusi CTSS dan MSM, Pemotongan Pita dan Tinjauan Kantor Kolaborasi, Penanaman Pohon serta Jamuan Makan Siang Tradisional.

Doc 1. Diskusi Pimpinan CTSS dan Direktur MSM Belanda
Doc 2. Pemotongan Pita oleh Direktur MSM

 

Doc 3. Suguhan Makanan Tradisional
Doc 4. Foto Bersama Direktur MSM, Pimpinan CTSS, Board dan Fellows

Kunjungan Direktur MSM ke CTSS dimulai dengan rapat bersama Para Pimpinan, kepala Divisi CTSS, Board dan Fellow CTSS. Dalam pertemuan tersebut Direktur CTSS Prof. Dr. Damayanti Buchori , M.Sc membuka rapat dengan memaparkan tentang CTSS dan perkembangan CTSS selama beberapa bulan ini. Pertemuan dilanjutkan dengan diskusi kecil antara CTSS dengan direktur MSM terkait dengan pengembangan kerjasama antara CTSS dan MSM, diantaranya dengan menjajaki kemungkinan pengembangan pelatihan bersama untuk pengambil kebijakan di sektor swasta dan pemerintahan, khususnya mengenai keberlanjutan (sustainability), sekaligus mendorong kontribusi nyata terhadap SDG. Setelah acara diskusi, dilakukan pemotongan pita sebagai tanda kantor kolaborasi antara CTSS dan MSM mulai dikembangkan serta dilanjutkan dengan tinjauan lokasi kantor dan pemaparan rencana penataan ruangan kantor oleh Project Specialist CTSS, Akbar Ario Digdo. Rangkaian groundbreaking diakhiri dengan penanaman pohon oleh Direktur MSM sebagai simbol semangat untuk mempererat hubungan kerja sama antara MSM dengan CTSS. Acara ditutup dengan pemotongan tumpeng dan jamuan makan siang bersama sebagai tanda syukur atas kerjasama dua belah pihak. (sr)

1st Transdiciplinary Tea Talk

Discourse Sustainable Landscape Management – Transdiciplinary  approach and the political discourse on natural resource management.

The talk was delivered by  Prof. Hariadi Kartodihardjo and David Ardhian, MSi.

Silahkan simak video  dan resensi 1st TTT

2nd Transdiciplinary Tea Talk

Press Release

The 2nd Transdisciplinary Tea Talk

“From Quarks to Society: Understanding Emergent Properties, Complexity and The Inter-connectedness of Life”

Bogor, 14 Februari 2019

Pusat Kajian Sains Keberlanjutan dan Transdisiplin (PKSKT) atau Center for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences (CTSS), yang merupakan pusat kajian yang memfokuskan pada pengembangan dan pembangunan sains keberlanjutan dan transdisiplin, mengadakan rangkaian diskusi berseri yang bernama Transdisciplinary Tea Talk. Ini merupakan rangkaian program diskusi yang diselenggarakan oleh PKSKT IPB, yang khusus memperbincangkan tentang bagaimana kajian transdisiplin dapat diterapkan untuk mencapai keberlanjutan di dalam kehidupan.

Prof. Dr. Damayanti Buchori, Direktur Pusat Kajian Sains Keberlanjutan dan Transdisiplin (PKSKPT)

Dalam acara ini tampil  tiga pembicara, masing-masing merupakan pakar ahli dari bidang ilmu yang berbeda-beda: (1) Prof. Dr. Husin Alatas, M.Si., Guru Besar Fisika Teori FMIPA IPB; (2) Prof. Dr. Antonius Suwanto, M.Sc., Guru Besar Mikrobiologi FMIPA IPB; dan (3) Dr. Ir. Rilus Kinseng, M.Si., Peneliti Sosiologi Departemen SKPM IPB.

Prof. Husin dan Dr. Rilus juga merupakan Peneliti di PKSKT.

Prof. Dr. Husin Alatas, M.Si,  Guru Besar Fisika Teori FMIPA IPB

Prof. Dr. Ir. Antonius Suwanto, M.Sc, Guru Besar Mikrobiologi FMIPA IPB

Dr. Ir. Rilus A. Kinseng, MA, Peneliti Sosiologi Departemen SKPM IPB

Diskusi The 2nd Transdisciplinary Tea Talk dimulai dengan kata sambutan dan dipimpin oleh Direktur PKSKT, Prof. Dr. Damayanti Buchori. Masing-masing pembicara menjelaskan tentang fenomena Emergent Properties menurut bidang ilmu yang ditekuni. Emergent properties sendiri secara defenisi merupakan interaksi antar komponen dalam sistem tersebut menimbulkan sesuatu yang baru yang memiliki sifat tertentu. Prof. Dr. Husin Alatas, M.Si. yang menjelaskan Fisika Teori, tentang Emergent Properties di tingkat sub-atom, Quarks, dan fenomena Quantum Entanglement, dimana observasi yang kita lakukan terhadap sebuah atom dapat mempengaruhi atom lain di tempat yang berbeda secara serentak. Sementara Prof. Dr. Antonius Suwanto, M.Sc., menjelaskan tentang fenomena Emergent Properties di tingkat selular, bagaimana sekumpulan bakteri bioluminesensi pada cumi-cumi dapat melakukan hal komunal di luar fungsinya sebagai individu pada jumlah tertentu; serta peran mikrobiota usus manusia yang berfungsi sebagai otak kedua.  Diskusi diakhiri oleh Dr. Ir. Rilus Kinseng, M.Si yang menjelaskan Emergent Properties dari tingkatan masyarakat dan sisi ilmu Sosiologi, dimana Emergent Properties merupakan hasil dari interaksi antar individu-individu baik pada level mikro, meso, maupun makro di dalam masyarakat, yang menghasilkan beragam norma, aturan maupun kebiasaan kolektif.

Hasil dari penjelasan ketiga pakar ini adalah semakin banyak kita mengetahui, semakin banyak juga pertanyaan-pertanyaan baru yang muncul. Disinilah peran ilmu transdisiplin yang mengkoordinasikan berbagai bidang ilmu di dalam menjawab pertanyaan-pertanyaan baru ini, sehingga dapat dihasilkan solusi-solusi baru yang dibutuhkan oleh umat manusia.

 

 

 

Untuk informasi lebih lanjut mengenai CTSS, dapat menghubungi:

Prof. Dr. Damayanti Buchori

Direktur CTSS

HP: +62 811-199-778

Email: damibuchori@yahoo.com; damayanti@apps.ipb.ac.id

1st GSMS

Graduate Student Monthly Seminar (GSMS) is conducted regularly by CTSS in collaboration with Bogor Science Club (BSC)

2nd GSMS

Graduate Student Monthly Seminar (GSMS) is conducted regularly by CTSS in collaboration with Bogor Science Club (BSC)

CTSS Workshop on Knowledge Co-Creation

EDTC Room-PKSPL IPB 5 November 2018

Workshop ini dihadiri oleh 30 orang yang berasal dari berbagai institusi, termasuk di dalamnya adalah kalangan akademisi, pemerintahan, sektor swasta dan masyarakat sipil. Dalam diskusi ini, para partisipan bertukar pikiran mengenai berbagai aspek penting yang berhubungan dengan gagasan yang diusung oleh CTSS, antara lain mengenai sustainability science, co-creation dan traditional knowledge. Tiga diskusi parallel telah mengupas titik-titik kritis yang dapat menjadi pijakan awal untuk pengembangan CTSS. Setidaknya ada tiga pointer utama yang dihasilkan: Pertama, sustainability science, sebagai artikulasi sains untuk mencapai keberlanjutan adalah proses yang kompleks dan memerlukan keterlibatan setiap elemen masyarakat. Kedua, proses co-creation dalam sustainability science seharusnya mampu mengakomodir proses sains yang inklusif dan berorientasi solutif sehingga tantangan-tantangan di level societal dapat dipecahkan. Ketiga, CTSS diharapkan dapat menjadi hub atau platform co-creation antara para pihak, termasuk di dalamnya melingkupi pengetahuan-pengetahuan tradisional yang sejalan dengan prinsip keberlanjutan. Pada akhirnya, semua proses ini dibungkus dalam semangat stewardship dan humbleness sehingga, pada akhirnya nanti, sustainability sebagai sebuah nilai bisa diterima oleh elemen-elemen masyarakat yang pada akhirnya bisa melahirkan wisdom.

Open Recruitment: CTSS Senior Project Consultant

[OPEN VACANCY]

Position: Senior Project Consultant
Organizational Position: The CTSS Senior Project Consultant reports directly to the Executive Director of the Centre for Transdisciplinary and Sustainability Sciences, IPB.
Location: Bogor, the primary area of work covering West Java, Jakarta region, and Indonesia in general.

Position Objectives:
1 To develop needs-based Executive education programs, building on the knowledge of IPB and MSM (a/o sustainable business development, cluster/value chain development, agrotechnology management, agribusiness, and logistics).

2 To market CTSS and its (potential) services to corporate industry and government, aiming, among others toward income generation, networking, and knowledge exchange

3 To conduct, within Indonesia, acquisition for capacity building projects, contract research, and tailor-made training assignments.
4 To prepare, in cooperation with the MSM – Projects &Consultancies team and the CTSS Executive Director, technical proposals, for selected tender opportunities,
5 To engage in project management and -implementation, for selected projects.

Requirement:
– Minimum Master Degree, Ph.D are encouraged to apply
– Minimum 5 years work experience in any of the following related-fields, sustainability issues, social and humanity, science and technology or in social economics
– Fluent both oral and writing in English
– Have a good network and interpersonal skills
– Experienced in scientific writing is an advantage

Please send a cover letter and CV in English to ctss@apps.ipb.ac.id not later than 15th October 2018 stating in the subject line “Application for Senior Project Consultant”.

No correspondence, only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Complexity Paradigm: Understanding Systems beyond Reductionism

In the past centuries, it is well known that physical sciences, especially physics, relied their philosophical basis on the reduction paradigm in order to understand the behaviors of many physical systems as well as biological systems in some cases. In principle, this paradigm assumed that a system can be understood simply by studying its parts or sub-systems to know its behavior as a whole. The Newton’s law is probably one of the best example of this reduction paradigm, in which it only explained deterministically the interaction between two bodies through the concept of force. In fact, in the late of 19th century, a famous French mathematician, Henri Poincare, have shown that this law could not deterministically predicted the dynamical behavior of three bodies under gravitational force among them, since the related interaction is nonlinear. Afterwards, his study led to the development of dynamical system discipline where nonlinear interactions were introduced to explain a peculiar behavior of the corresponding system and later on revealed the existence of chaotic behavior in nature. The discovery of chaotic systems have further led scientists to realize that many systems could not be understood simply by studying its sub-system individually. It should be studied as a whole since the sum of the collective behaviors of sub-systems were not automatically explained certain emergent behaviors of the corresponding system like chaos. In other words, the paradigm of reductionism was failed to understand such systems. Therefore, in recent years, attempted to develop a new paradigm to study such systems has been conducted intensively. It is now realized that such behaviors emerge from the complex pattern of interactions among those sub-systems, although the interaction rule itself is simple. One extreme example is our brain that consist of billions of neurons. It is obvious that one cannot simply studies the behavior of a single neuron or a few collection of neurons on firing electrical signals to understand, for instance, how the memory works. Nowadays, this complexity paradigm have played important roles in many areas of science, ranging from biological to cosmological sciences, for explaining the system dynamics.

ISTAKCOS 2018

The International Symposium for Transdisciplinary Approach for Knowledge Co-creation in Sustainability (ISTAKCOS), is the first international symposium which has interdisciplinary approach on solving a complex problems for sustainability development. The Symposium will be held at IPB ICC on November 5th-6th, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

The aim of ISTAKCOS 2018, to bring all the scientist who conduct transdisciplinary research for solving a complex problem through co creating knowledge to achieve sustainability development.