I am employed by Tanjungpura University of West Kalimantan as an associate lecturer in plant ecology and conservation biology. I work at the university since 3rd October 2011. Between 2001 and 2011, I worked for the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia.
At the moment, I am doing PhD in James Cook University (JCU), Queensland, Australia with the support of Australia Award Scholarship. The field of my study is botany and my research focuses on the nitrogen economies and trapping capacity of selected north Queensland Drosera.
I am interested in the ecology and conservation of endemic species particularly in the Kalimantan region. Between 2010 and 2012, I led a team to conduct a conservation project on the pitcher plant Nepenthes clipeata in West Kalimantan (Clipeata Project) supported by the Rufford Small Grant . N. clipeata is an endemic species of Mt. Kelam in West Kalimantan. The pitcher plant has encountered serious threats and pressures (e.g. illegal harvesting and forest fires). The project was inspired by a book authored by Dr. Charles Clarke.