TroBiCA is a research group, which is part of Division of Ecology and Conservation, Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bengkulu. TroBiCA envisions to become an impactful entity in the conservation and sustainable management of tropical biodiversity and agroecosystems. Our goal is to advance knowledge, foster innovation, and implement practices that ensure the resilience, health and conservation of tropical ecosystems.


  1. Advancing fundamental research on tropical biodiversity and interdisciplinary research on tropical conservation and agroecosystem
  2. Promoting educational outreach and capacity building
  3. Fostering community engagement and partnerships

What we offer

  1. Highly competent and interdisciplinary experts
  2. Tropical field sites for research, outreach and field training
  3. National and global partnerships and collaborations
  4. Educational and research excellence
  5. Community engagement and impacts


It’s time for nature

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to rethink our relations with nature. We humans are an integral part of the nature and its inherent system. Nature is a space where biotic and abiotic factors are interacting. Humans life will always be affected by the surrounding ecosystem, from the micro-organism to the macro-climate. We could be […]

Collaborative works with University of Oxford Botanical Garden and Arboretum

One of our collaborator is Dr Chris Thorogood. He is the Deputy Director and Head of Science, at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden. His research focuses on the evolution of parasitic and carnivorous plants, and plant diversity in floristic hotspots including the Mediterranean Basin, Macaronesia, Southeast Asia, and Japan. The collaboration began when Dr […]

Public lecture on “Aristolochia (Aristolochiaceae): Ecology and Evolution perspective.”

The material presented by Prof. Wankle caught the attention of the participants.

Prof. Agus Susatya, The Lecturer of the Department of Forestry University of Bengkulu, Published Latest Research on Rafflesia Conservation Efforts.

The publication is entitled “Most of the world’s largest flowers (genus Rafflesia) are now on the brink of extinction.