Mohammad Basyuni is a Professor at the Department of Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia. In 2018, he graduated from United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kagoshima University, Japan and pursued a Postdoctoral Fellow position under the support of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Center of Molecular Biosciences, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus, Japan for another two and half years. Professor Basyuni returned to Indonesia in 2010 and continued his interest in understanding the physiological, biological ecological, and pharmacological significance of plant lipid including isoprenoid and long-chain polyisoprenoid in mangroves. Under this APN project, he keeps up the relationship with the Japanese counterpart by collaborating with the University of the Ryukyus and Tohoku University.
One of his current research focuses on understanding establishment thresholds of mangrove pioneer species in North Sumatra: implications for restoration and climate change. This collaboration takes place with the University of Glasgow and Aberystwyth University, the UK looking into the recovery of the macrozoobenthos community structure is associated with restoration progress. Professor Basyuni was awarded a multilateral international joint initiative, e-Asia JRP, worked on international-level project with scientists from Japan (Prof. Tadashi Kajita, University of the Ryukyus) and the Philippines (Dr Venus Leopardas from Mindanao State University at Naawan Poblacion).