Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
My research will explore the sustainable adaptation potential for the smallholders in the socio-ecological upland of Indonesia. Using the agronomic and experimental economic approaches, I will identify the vulnerability aspects of the smallholders from the socio-economic (market, regulation, social capitals, etc.) and biophysical (climate and environmental change, ecosystem services) perspectives, and the smallholders' existing adaptation practices to cope with the vulnerability.
My research activity will be linked with IndoGreen, a research project in Indonesia managed by the Centre for Global Food and Resources of the University of Adelaide, funded by ACIAR starting from 2018-2012. The project involves the national and international institutions working in Indonesia, such as the Indonesian Centre for Agricultural Socio-economic and Policy Studies (ICASEPS) of the Ministry of Agriculture, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Indonesia country program, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Indonesia program
Date Position Institution name 2017 - ongoing Phd Candidate The University of Adelaide 2014 - 2017 Ecosystem Services Specialist the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) 2013 - 2014 Project Officer UNESCO 2012 - 2012 Socio-economic Specialist for Bio-Rights Feasibility Study Wetlands International
Language Competency Dutch; Flemish Can read and understand spoken English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Indonesian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2010 - 2012 Wageningen University and Research Centre the Netherlands MSc 2002 - 2007 Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung Indonesia BSc
Date Title Institution Country 2017 - 2018 Phd Preparation Programme Australia Awards Indonesia Indonesia
Year Citation 2023 Amaruzaman, S., Bardsley, D. K., & Stringer, R. (2023). Analysing agricultural policy outcomes in the uplands of Indonesia: A multi‐dimensional sustainability assessment. Sustainable Development, 31(3), 1937-1950.
2022 Amaruzaman, S., Bardsley, D. K., & Stringer, R. (2022). Reflexive policies and the complex socio-ecological systems of the upland landscapes in Indonesia. Agriculture and Human Values, 39(2), 683-700.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2022 Amaruzaman, S., Hoan, D. T., Catacutan, D., Leimona, B., & Malesu, M. (2022). Polycentric Environmental Governance to Achieving SDG 16: Evidence from Southeast Asia and Eastern Africa. Forests, 13(1), 20 pages.
2018 McGrath, F. L., Erbaugh, J. T., Leimona, B., Amaruzaman, S., Rahadian, N. P., & Carrasco, L. R. (2018). Green without envy: How social capital alleviates tensions from a payments for ecosystem services (PES) program in Indonesia. Ecology and Society, 23(4), 23 pages.
DOI Scopus10 WoS7
2017 Amaruzaman, S., Leimona, B., van Noordwijk, M., & Lusiana, B. (2017). Discourses on the performance gap of agriculture in a green economy: a Q-methodology study in Indonesia. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services and Management, 13(1), 233-247.
2015 Leimona, B., Lusiana, B., Van Noordwijk, M., Mulyoutami, E., Ekadinata, A., & Amaruzaman, S. (2015). Boundary work: Knowledge co-production for negotiating payment for watershed services in Indonesia. Ecosystem Services, 15, 45-62.
DOI Scopus39 WoS35
2014 Villamor, G. B., Desrianti, F., Akiefnawati, R., Amaruzaman, S., & van Noordwijk, M. (2014). Gender influences decisions to change land use practices in the tropical forest margins of Jambi, Indonesia. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 19(6), 733-755.
DOI Scopus38 WoS28
Year Citation 2015 Leimona, B., Amaruzaman, S., Arifin, B., Yasmin, F., Hasan, F., Agusta, H., . . . Frias, J. (2015). Indonesia’s ‘Green Agriculture’ Strategies and Policies: Closing the Gap between Aspirations and Application. Nairobi: World Agroforestry Centre.
Year Citation 2017 Amaruzaman, S., Leimona B., & Rahadian NP. (2017). Role of intermediaries in the Payment for Environmental Services Scheme: Lessons learnt in the Cidanau watershed, Indonesia. In Namirembe, S, Leimona, B, van Noordwijk, M, & Minang, P (Eds.), Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). 2017 Amaruzaman, S., Leimona, B., & Rahadian, N. P. (2017). Maintain the Sustainability of PES Program: Lessons learnt from PES implementation in Sumberjaya, Way Besay Watershed, Indonesia. In Namirembe, S, Leimona, B, van Noordwijk, M, & Minang, P (Eds.), Co-investment in ecosystem services: global lessons from payment and incentive schemes. Nairobi: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
Year Citation 2015 Amaruzaman, S., Lusiana, B., & Leimona, B. (2015). Vulnerability of smallholder farmers and their preferences on farming practices in Buol District, Indonesia. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
2015 Lusiana, B., Tanika, L., Amaruzaman, S., & Leimona, B. (2015). Potential and challenges in developing co-investment for ecosystem services schemes in Buol district, Indonesia. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
Australia Awards Indonesia Scholarship
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2017 - 2018 USAID - Build Indonesia to Take Care of Nature for Sustainability (BIJAK) Programme Bijak Programme Conservation and environment Indonesia 2012 - 2012 World Vision International Timor Leste Office Farming and related Timor-Leste
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