Two students of Charles Darwin University, Australia have studied Indonesian biodiversity through the Central Java Field Intensive (CJFI-2018) summer course program hosted by Faculty of Biology UGM.
For ten days since July 2 to 13, both students studied various things, ranging from analyzing mangrove vegetation, understanding the management of community-based mangrove area, and analyzing anthropogenic threats on sand dunes.
In the program, they were invited to learn more about herpetofauna in Kulon Progo. They also conducted herpetofauna sampling at Kulon Progo Mudal River Park and identified the herpetofauna sampling data they obtained. In addition, they were given the training of bird bone preservation.
During the closing of the summer course, Dean of Faculty of Biology UGM, Dr. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., mentioned that the activity was expected to strengthen cooperation between Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Faculty of Biology and Charles Darwin University’s Faculty of Environmental Science.