My name is TATANG TIRYANA, an assistant professor at Division of Forestry Planning, Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia.
Doctor of Philosophy (2007–2010): The University of Tokyo (Japan), Graduate School of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Department of Forest Science. Program: Forest Management. Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (graduated on September 27, 2010). Thesis: Tiryana, T. 2010. Quantitative Models for Supporting Multipurpose Management Planning of Teak Plantations in Java, Indonesia. The University of Tokyo, Japan.
Master of Science (2003–2005): International Institute for Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands (http://www.itc.nl). Program: Natural Resources Management (NRM). Specialization: Planning and Coordination in NRM, Degree: Master of Science (graduated with Distinction on March 10, 2005). Thesis: Tiryana, T. 2005. Assessment of Sustainable Forest Management Using Fuzzy Rule-Based Model. International Institute for Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, the Netherlands. Available at: http://www.itc.nl/library/Papers_2005/msc/nrm/tiryana.pdf
Bachelor of Forestry (1992−1997): Institut Pertanian Bogor (Bogor Agricultural University, http://www.ipb.ac.id). Program: Forestry (forest management). Specialization: Forest Biometrics, Degree: Sarjana Kehutanan (Bachelor of Forestry, graduated with Honor on May 14, 1997). Thesis: Tiryana, T. 1997. Application of Temporary Sample Plot Method with Partial Replacement Sampling Technique for Developing Stand Growth Model of Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) in Perum Perhutani Unit II, East Java. Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. (in Indonesian)
August 21–24, 2006: Managing Scientific Journals for Improving Their Accreditation Status, organized by the Directorate of General Higher Education of Indonesia and Hayati Journal, Bogor, Indonesia.
January 24–26, 2006: Certification of Sustainable Plantation Forest Management, organized by Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia (the Indonesia Ecolabelling Institute), Bogor, Indonesia.
August 4–6, 2003: Decision making in a complex world: an application of the Analytic Network Process (ANP) method, organized by Lembaga Manajemen PPM, Jakarta, Indonesia. (note: this training was directly guided by Prof. Dr. Thomas Saaty, the founder of AHP and ANP methods)
July 15– 27, 2002: Multivariate Analysis, organized by Department of Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia.
I had been born in a village surrounding forests in Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia. I spent my happy childhood in the village with my parent up to 12 years old. Although my parent was not rich, they very concerned with a better education for me. They sent me to a town to enroll in a junior high school (SMPN 1 Sumedang, 1986-1989) and a senior high school (SMAN 1 Sumedang, 1989-1992). Regularly, I visit them in the village during weekends. Their hard works and dedications have motivated me to successfully finish the schools with good marks.
After finishing the senior high school, I continued to study at Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB). I studied forest management with a specialization in forest biometrics, because I like very much quantitative methods. Endless supports and prayers from my parent have brought me to successfully finish the undergraduate study (1992-1997) without any serious difficulties. Officially, I was granted with a bachelor of forestry degree (BSc, with honor) on May 14, 1997 with a thesis entitled “Application of Temporary Sample Plot Method with Partial Replacement Sampling Technique for Developing Stand Growth Models of Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) in Perum Perhutani Unit II, East Java”.
I realized that soon after graduated from IPB, I should be able to get a permanent job. I was very keen to be a lecturer for which I could always learn something new and then share it to students. Fortunately, in 1998 my dream came true when I passed the selection of faculty staffs at IPB, and since then I have been a lecturer in Department of Forest Management, Faculty of Forestry of IPB.
****** to be continued….