1.Tittle : Conditions for successful implementation of participatory forest management and the impact on forest resource

a.Objectives : Conditions needed for successful implementation of participatory forest management.

b.Research Period : 2009 – 2011

c.Funding : The Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (No 21405005), JSPS

d.Partner Institution : University of Tsukuba, Ministry Forestry of Nepal, PPLH-IPB

e.Location : Kabupaten Kuningan, Ciamis dan Chitwan District,Nepal

f.Contact person : Prof. Misa Masuda (Universitas Tsukuba), Dr. Maheswar Dhakal (Nepal)

2) Underlying Causes of Forest Transition in Java : Land cover changes, Forest Policy & Socio-economic Analysis

Objectives :

a) to analyze forest cover change between 1980 – 2011

b) to reveal sicio-economic factors behind forest cover changes

c) to analyze driving factors of forest cover changes frominstitutional background & forest policy

Team Member : LilikBudi Prasetyo, Hariadi Kartodihardjo, Ellyn K. Damayanti, Alan Purbawiyatna

Partner : Schoolof agricultural economics & rural development, The Renmin University of China, People Republic of China.

3) Aboveground biomass estimation and validation in tropical region using Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR) data

Partner : Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Team member : Nengah S.Jaya,Buce Saleh,Lilik B.Prasetyo