Issues of the forest management system, biodiversity conservation, forest fire, illegal logging, climate change, community empowerment, and conflict resolution have been of great interest until today. Furthermore, a more efficient timber processing system, diversification and quality improvement of timber and timber-derived products, technology for plantation forest timber, and potential added-value non-timber products (NTFPs) utilization are required in the frame of sustainable and cleaner production of forest resources. Those are some of the issues discussed in The Joint Symposium on Tropical Studies (JSTS) 2019, organized by the Faculty of Forestry, Mulawarman University in collaboration with Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia and Indonesian Wood Research Society (IWoRS). This conference is a conjunction between the 11th International Symposium of Indonesian Wood Research Society (IWoRS) and the 2nd International Symposium on Tropical Forestry and Environmental Sciences (ISTFES2019). The symposium theme is “Green Innovation on Tropical Forest and Forest Industries Toward Sustainable Livelihood”. The JSTS 2019 was running for two days, 4-6 September 2019.
The conference aims to bring together scholars, students and practitioners from different countries and discuss theoretical and practical issues in green innovation of forest and forest products and the environment toward sustainable livelihood. The event will generate an atmosphere where the participants can share their expertise, experience, and resources with others. Through this event, the Forestry Faculty of Mulawarman University attempts to be participating through an academic platform to provide significant contributions to address forestry and environment issues present in the global society.
We would also like to thank all speakers and participants of the JSTS 2019. Our high appreciation goes to all committee members who have prepared everything well, from the preparation of the abstract and papers, the completion of participant registration, the oral and poster presentations, and other necessary things related to the success of this symposium.
Prof. Dr. Rudianto Amirta, S.Hut., M.P.
Dean of Forestry Faculty