i know, it seems corny to put few articles here and claimed yourself as a writer, or even, researcher(!). but for the sake of encouragement, i decided to keep it here.

i have written some scientific articles based on my previous researches. below are some abstracs/summaries of articles he has written so far.

i also started to write some popular articles based on my interests, such as: traveling, photography, fiction or anything.



Impacts of Forces of Change to the Dynamics and Transformation of Dayak Communities in Berau, Indonesia.
Rizki Pandu Permana (Forthcoming publication)

REDD+ readiness at local level: learning from a voluntary carbon agroforestation scheme.
Beria Leimona, Paul Burgers, Degi Harja, Rachman Pasha and Rizki Pandu Permana (Forthcoming publication)

Economic development, environmental stress and sustainability in Indonesia. A case study on community transformation and local resource use in Berau, East Kalimantan.
Rizki Pandu Permana (Dissertation)

This study concerns the use of natural resources in the Berau District of East Kalimantan (Indonesia), where environmental conditions are considered at risk. Policy change, rapid economic development and the inflow of various population groups have important implications for the access to and control by local populations, forest products, land, marine products, and other natural resources.The above processes have both positive and negative impacts at the district level. On the other hand, the communities and their households are facing the full force of externally induced changes in their livelihood conditions and perspectives, without being able to exert control over these changes. The communities react in different ways, as revealed by our research in four types of communities, namely tribal, peasant and pioneer farming communities in the interior, and fishing communities on the coast.
Published in: Utrecht University, 2012.

Fuelling Conflicts: Overcoming asymmetry between global interests in Vietnam and Indonesia.
Paul Burgers, Rizki Pandu Permana and Tran Nam Tu.

Many countries in the South ‘host’ foreign and domestic investors who – among others inspired by actions to reduce CO2 emissions – make large-scale investments in the expansion of bio-fuel production (e.g. oil palm plantations), sustainable forest management and land rehabilitation for CO2 compensation. Paul Burgers, Rizki Pandu Permana and Tran Nam Tu argue that such large-scale land acquisitions do not necessarily contribute to poverty reduction and cause conflicts with forest dependent communities.
Publsihed in: Development (2011) 54(1), 77–84.

Involving Communities in the Conservation of Manupeu Tanadaru National Park, Indonesia. The Use of Village Nature Conservation Agreements, Participatory Forest Boundary Demarcation and Forest Conservation Groups by Birdlife Indonesia
Wendy Miles and Rizki Pandu Permana

Developing strategies to meet the needs of both human communities and their environment is a complex and difficult task. This is especially true in Indonesia, where 14 million people depend on forest resources to meeting their daily needs. With the aim of conserving biodiversity and improving local livelihoods, BirdLife Indonesia has developed a participatory conservation approach, which incorporates Village Nature Conservation Agreements, Participatory Forest Boundary Demarcation, and Community Forest Conservation Groups. This report is on the participatory conservation process that occurred during the establishment of Manupeu Tanadaru National Park. It describes the experiences of different stakeholders in the process and the impact it has had on them. With participatory conservation methods becoming increasingly more common, this case study provides important insight for conservation practitioners.

Fire, People and Pixels: Linking Social Science and Remote Sensing to Understand Underlying Causes and Impacts of Fires in Indonesia
Rona A. Dennis, Judith Mayer, Grahame Applegate, Unna Chokkalingam, Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Iwan Kurniawan, Henry Lachowski, Paul Maus, Rizki Pandu Permana, Yayat Ruchiat, Fred Stolle, Suyanto, and Thomas P. Tomich.

This study in the wake of 1990s fire catastrophes identifies and analyzes underlying causes of vegetation fires in eight locations across Borneo and Sumatra.Multidisciplinary and multiscale analysis integrates geospatial technologies with varied social research approaches and participatory mapping. It helps fill a void of site-specific evidence on diverse underlying causes of the Indonesian fires, despite emerging consensus on macrolevel causes and impacts, and policy debates on preventing future fire disasters. Our most important findings include confirmation of multiple direct and underlying fire causes at each of the eight locations, no single dominant fire cause at any site, and wide differences in fire causes among sites. Conclusions emphasize the importance of location specific studies within a regional analytical context. Our “hybrid” research methods demonstrate the explanatory power of integrating geospatial and social analysis techniques, and the benefits of analyzing fire causes and impacts at multiple scales in varied locations across diverse regions. Published in Human Ecology, Vol. 33, No. 4, August 2005.

Review of the Development of Environmental Service in Indonesia
S. Suyanto, Beria Leimona, Rizki Pandu Permana and Fiona Chandler

The objective of this study was to assess the development of the market for environmental services in Indonesia through a review of literature on related projects and researches. The assessment follows the typology of environmental services developed by van Noordwijk et al (2003). The focus of the assessment was on the identity of the buyers and sellers of environmental services, the payment/rewards, mechanisms, intermediaries, transaction costs, and other actors. Also included was identifying the stage of development of the environmental service markets.

By documenting the development of the market in environmental services, it is expected that concerned stakeholders will better understand the stages of development of the markets of environmental services in Indonesia, and to identify possible gaps in knowledge in recognizing the potential markets for environmental services and developing appropriate transfer mechanisms.

The review reveals that the development of environmental services in Indonesia is still at an early stage. However, there are many initiatives, emerging projects and research related to the development of markets for environmental services. Meanwhile, each environmental service market (watershed protection, carbon sequestration, biodiversity conservation and landscape beauty) shows different levels of market development. We found that in terms of all four markets in Indonesia the one for landscape beauty is relatively more progressive. Published in RUPES Working Paper

Land tenure, agroforestry adoption, and reduction of fire hazard in a forest zone: A case study from Lampung-Sumatra
S. Suyanto, Rizki Pandu Permana, Noviana Khususiyah and Laxman Joshi

Clear land ownership and community involvement in managing forests are key determinants in securing sustainable land management. A recent study in Lampung in the province of Sumatra, Indonesia revealed that, even with the use of military force, forest policy and management has largely failed to protect forest resources when local communities were not involved. In contrast, with less government intervention but more secure land rights (as perceived by farmers), local communities have successfully rehabilitated degraded land, including that designated as state forest area, through establishment of coffee based agroforestry. The main incentive for local communities to manage land more sustainably was the expectation of secure land rights on state forest land through which livelihood and income could be realized. The study indicated that under such circumstances there is room for negotiation between the government forestry department and local communities to better manage state forest land. This not only can generate income for local communities but can also improve the overall environment through reduction of fire incidence. This indicates that legal land use rights for local communities on state forest land could be used as a ‘reward’ for upland farmers for their role in maintaining environmental services of forest land. Published in Agroforestry System (2005) 65:1–11. Kluwer Academic Publisher. Netherlands

Community fire use, resource change and livelihood impacts: The downward spiral in the wetlands of Southern Sumatra
Unna Chokkalingam, S. Suyanto, Rizki Pandu Permana, Iwan Kurniawan, Josni Mannes, Andy Darmawan, Noviana Khususyiah and Robiyanto Hendro Susanto

Fire is an important community wetland management tool in Indonesia, but its increasing use in the wetlands of southern Sumatra is degrading the landscape and diminishing household incomes and livelihood options. We studied evolving community land and fire use, resource and livelihood impacts on two sites of roughly 250 km2 each using satellite image analysis and biological and socio-economic surveys. Uncontrolled fire use expanded over time in relation to sonor or swamp rice cultivation, logging, fishing, grazing, and annual cropping on drained wetlands. As a result, most of the landscape has been subject to repeated fires of varying intensities, more extensive in El Niño years. Direct burning by companies played a smaller transitory role in fire ignition over the two decades. But company activities and other large-scale developments contributed to expanding community fire-based land use by bringing in more people, improving access to remote wetlands or making them more flammable. Widespread, repeated fires have transformed the landscape from mature high swamp forests to uniform stands of fire-resistant Gelam (Melaleuca cajuputi) forests and thickets, open savannas and grasslands. These new types of land cover are also degrading. Local communities have rapidly adapted to the changing resources and new opportunities. Logging and fishing declined in importance, and sonor and harvesting of Gelam expanded. But resource depletion has led to falling incomes and fewer livelihood options. The impacts extend beyond local areas as workers migrate into neighbouring forests to extract resources. Large-scale developments, community fire-based management practices and landscape transformation are spreading from accessible to formerly more remote wetlands. Published in Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 12(1) pp.75-100

The role of fire in changing land use and livelihoods in Riau-Sumatra
S. Suyanto, G. Applegate, Rizki Pandu Permana, N. Khususiyah, and I. Kurniawan

Results from remote sensing analysis, participatory mapping, socio-economic interviews, and hotspot information that were analyzed in a geographic information system (GIS) show how fire has changed the landscape through its use in land preparation for oil palm and timber plantations and in the development of transmigration settlements. These timber and oil palm plantations have greatly altered the livelihood options of the communities, and have created conflict between communities and companies over land-use allocation and tenure. In many cases, conflict over tenure has been the motive for forest and land fires during the annual dry season. The study suggests that, where partnerships between communities and companies were established to develop oil palm and timber plantations that included a greater sharing of benefits and use of land, the incidence of fires designed to damage the planted resource was greatly reduced. Published in Ecology and Society 9(1): 15


Negeri van Oranje (Book)
Rizki Pandu Permana, Wahyuningrat, Adept Widiarsa, Nisa Riyadi

Who says setting sail to study abroad is all smooth sailing?

Meet Lintang, Banjar, Wicak, Daus, and Geri. The five Indonesian born students found themselves stranded in Dutch graduate schools – the very country referred as ‘Kompeni’ or ‘imperialist’ in history books.

Their personal experiences are defined through sleep deprivation (no stranger when assignments are due); lethargy (is the word for making the 5 km campus return trip on bicycles) and panic search (for part time work when money is running thin).

While living the ups and downs of studying in Europe, they are celebrating the value of friendship, sharing tips to survive the Netherlands, and struggling with the dilemmatic question coming across the minds of students studying abroad: why making the journey back home?

In the quest to seek their answers, destiny dictates them to brace their hearts to overcome each and every hurdles, reach for their dreams, and find the greatest treasure: the courage to love!

Empat Musim Cinta

Adhitya Mulya, Andi F. Yahya,Hotma Juniarti, Okke Sepatumerah, Rizki Pandu Permana, S.A.Z Al-Fansyour, Veronika Kusuma Wijayanti, Dwi Anissa Anindhika 

Ketika bangun di pagi hari, aku memikirkan dirimu. Ketika bersiap-siap tidur, aku memikirkanmu juga. Dan di antara rentang waktu itu, aku memikirkan kita…

Bersiap-siaplah dibuai oleh 16 buah cerita manis karya 8 orang penulis berbakat. Bebaskan dirimu untuk tersipu-sipu, tergelak, bahkan mungkin sampai menangis. Kenapa tidak? Tak ada yang salah atau benar. Karena cinta yang membuatmu begitu….

Musim Merah Jambu (Mobile book)

Kumpulan mobile cerpen pertama di Indonesia dari KOMPAS dan Telkomsel. Cara download: Tekan *890#. Pilih ‘Love Tips & Word’ lalu pilih ‘Cerpen Romantis’. Harga Rp 500/cerpen.

Adhitya Mulya – Dimsum
Andi F. Yahya – Dia, Aku dan Kamu
Andi F. Yahya – Sepotong Senja
Andi Fauziah …Yahya – Cerita Dua Hati
Andi Fauziah Yahya – Sepasang Kupu-Kupu
Hotma Juniarti – Atas Nama Cinta
Hotma Juniarti – Jalan Takdir
Okke ‘Sepatumerah’ – Marco dan Tabitha
Okke ‘Sepatumerah’ – Uji Setia
Rizki Pandu Permana – Mimpi dari Ujung Timur Kalimantan
Rizki Pandu Permana – Saya, Dia dan Samuel Morse
S.A.Z Al-Fansyour – Pilihan Lamoreng
Veronika Kusuma Wijayanti – Eva Mencari Hati
Veronika Kusuma Wijayanti – Menjemput Mempelai
Veronika Kusuma Wijayanti – Musim Merah Jambu

Kota di jantung Belanda: romantisme dan seni yang menyatu (Article)
Rizki Pandu Permana

Published in Esquire Indonesia (April 2009)

Remahan Surga di Timur Laut Kalimantan (Article)
Rizki Pandu Permana

Published in Eve Indonesia Magazine (May 2008)

1 thought on “publications

  1. Do you still remember our life together in swamp remote areas. I really missed that things.

    Good Job bro, I proud of you.

    Josni Mannes
    Strategic Account Manager
    PT. Sun Microsystems Indonesia
    M : 0812 928 3532 or 0817 999 6600

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