Measuring forest ecosystem services in Aceh Province for inclusion to local forest resource management plans

The project trained forest managers from Kesatuan Pengelo- laan Hutan (KPH) and Social Forestry units in Aceh Province in forest resource data collection and the use of three tools that report important forest ecosystem services. Data were collected in systematic forest plots by local KPH staff and social forestry community members for measuring forest carbon,...

Samek, J.H., Anhar, A., Maimunah, S., & Skole, D. (2022). Measuring forest ecosystem services in Aceh Province for inclusion to local forest resource management plans. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1910

Smart city indicators: Towards exploring potential linkages to disaster resilience abilities

Recent advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have transformed all aspects of human life. Enabled by these advances, over the past few decades, many smart city initiatives have been developed across the world. Subsequently, various efforts have been made to develop indicators and frameworks for the assessment of smart cities. Generally, smart cities are...

Sharifi, A. (2022). Smart city indicators: Towards exploring potential linkages to disaster resilience abilities. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1873

Spatial variability of nutrient sources determining phytoplankton Chlorophyll-a concentrations in the Bay of Bengal

Primary production is a key marine ecosystem driver in the Bay of Bengal and is important for the societies and economies of the surrounding countries. Although the availability of inorganic nutrients is known to control primary production in this region, the specific nutrient sources that affect primary production in different parts of the bay have...

Siswanto, E., Sarker, M.L.R., & Peter, B.N. (2022). Spatial variability of nutrient sources determining phytoplankton Chlorophyll-a concentrations in the Bay of Bengal. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1834

Impact of biomass burning sources during the high season on PM2.5 pollution observed at sampling sites in Hanoi, Vietnam and Chiang Rai, Thailand

This study aimed to assess PM2.5 concentration and the potential impacts of biomass burning sources on PM2.5 measured at the sampling sites in Hanoi, Vietnam and Chiang Rai, Thailand during the high season (from January to April) in 2021 in which intensive biomass burning activities occur in Southeast Asia (SEA) region. For this purpose, an...

Luong, N.D., Chuersuwan, N., Viet, H.T., & Trung, B.Q. (2022). Impact of biomass burning sources during the high season on PM2.5 pollution observed at sampling sites in Hanoi, Vietnam and Chiang Rai, Thailand. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1849

Energy and water footprints comparison of East Asia: A heterogeneity analysis

Population and economic growth have posed serious challenges to meet global energy and water needs. With the formation of global value chains and regional economic models changing the location and scale of environmental pressures, East Asia deserves special attention because of its importance in world trade. This paper constructed a global multi-regional input-output table based...

Ding, Z., Feng, X., Jia, G., Dong, Y., & Xian, Y. (2022). Energy and water footprints comparison of East Asia: A heterogeneity analysis. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1816

Spatial planning-based ecosystem adaptation (SPBEA) as a method to mitigate the impact of climate change: The effectiveness of hybrid training and participatory workshops during a pandemic in Indonesia

Climate change has a greater effect on the long-term viability of coastal environments and people’s livelihoods. The idea of using ecosystems to help people deal with the effects of climate change is becoming more common at the international, national and local levels, especially when it comes to spatial planning. So, learning about spatial planning-based ecosystem...

Sutrisno, D., Rahadiati, A., Bin Hashim, M., Shi, P.T., Qin, R., Helmi, M., ... Zhang, L. (2022). Spatial planning-based ecosystem adaptation (SPBEA) as a method to mitigate the impact of climate change: The effectiveness of hybrid training and participatory workshops during a pandemic in Indonesia. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1772

Rainwater harvesting for enhancing upland agriculture: Lessons and experiences in selected upland farming communities in Albay Province, Philippines

The upland farming communities in the Philippines are among the vulnerable sectors to climate change impacts. Their agricultural production is generally rainfed, and their farms are in marginal upland areas with steep slopes prone to soil erosion. Water scarcity is a common and perennial problem. To address the need expressed by the smallholder farmers, 11...

Landicho, L.D., Cabahug, R.E.D., Baliton, R.S., & Gonzales, A.B. (2022). Rainwater harvesting for enhancing upland agriculture: Lessons and experiences in selected upland farming communities in Albay Province, Philippines. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1757

Microplastics pollution in selected rivers from Southeast Asia

Microplastics have been found in all hemispheres of the world. However, studies on microplastics are mainly conducted in Europe, North America, and East Asia. Few studies are reported in the Southeast Asian region, where a large number of plastic waste is disposed of improperly into the water. This study investigated the abundance and characteristics of...

Babel, S., Ta, A.T., Nguyen, T.P.L., Sembiring, E., Setiadi, T., & Sharp, A. (2022). Microplastics pollution in selected rivers from Southeast Asia. APN Science Bulletin, 12(1). doi:10.30852/sb.2022.1741