Mr Yaya Ulumuddin

PhD Student

Yaya is Indonesian young researcher, working for Research Center for Oceanography, Indonesian Institute of Sciences.  Since his background is forest ecology, his research interest is in mangrove ecosystems, including botany, ecology, and hydrology.  He is interested in forest ecology and management, carbon stock and cycle, Landscape ecology, Remote Sensing on Coastal Ecosystem, Interrelationship of Mangrove Forests and Marine Biota, and Physical and biological process in mangrove ecosystem.

Previously, He had an experience in the Center for Remote Sensing, Bandung Institute of Technology. He supported the researchers in handling several satellite and other spatial data.  For his master degree, he was doing in water budget analysis in a catchment having land use change from tropical rain forests to oil palm plantation.

At the moment, he is doing PhD in Fenner School of Environment and Society. His research topic is under the issue of climate change, particularly on the greenhouse gases emissions.  His concern is in methane emissions from mangrove soils, looking at the microbial processes of methane production, methane precursors, and gas exchange between soil and atmosphere through plant tissue.

Research interests

Thesis title

The sources of methanogenic substrates, methanogenesis pathways, and plant-mediated ethane emissions in estuarine mangrove ecos

Thesis description

This research project will look at the microbial process in methane production, the sources of substrates utilized by microbes, and how mangrove trees facilitate in methane egress from soils to atmosphere. These will help to assess the contribution of mangrove ecosystems into methane emissions. This also will be the part of consideration in Blue carbon measurement.


Setyawan, W.B., E. Kusmanto, Y.I. Ulumuddin, M. Hasanuddin, S.M. Natsir, O.S.R. Ongkosongo. 2011. Geomorphology of Coastal Area of Perigi Gulf, Ciamis District, West Java. Ikatan Sarjana Oseanologi Indonesia. Jakarta. (in Bahasa)

Undergraduate and Master Thesis

Ulumuddin, Y.I. 2004. Carbon Stock Variation in Forests of Mount Papandayan and Its Correlation with Spectral Characteristics of Landsat TM Image. Skripsi Sarjana. Departemen Biologi, Institut Teknologi Bandung. Bandung. (in Bahasa) Ulumuddin, Y.I. 2008. Assessment of The Impact of Forest

Conversion Into Oil Palm on The Streamflow Using Spatial Water Budget Model (Case Study: Airberau Sub-Watershed, Mukomuko Regency, Indonesia). Tesis Magister. Sekolah Ilmu dan Teknologi Hayati, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung. (in Bahasa)

Journal articles

Sukardjo, Sukristijono, Daniel M. Alongi, and Yaya I. Ulumuddin. "Mangrove community structure and regeneration potential on a rapidly expanding, river delta in Java." /Trees/ 28, no. 4 (2014): 1105-1113.

Setyawan, Ahmad Dwi, Yaya Ihya Ulumuddin, and Pandisamy Ragavan. "Review: Mangrove hybrid of Rhizophora and its parental species in Indo-Malayan region." /EDITORIAL BOARD/ (2014): 69.

Chen, Guang C., Yaya I. Ulumuddin, Sastro Pramudji, Shun Y. Chen, Bin Chen, Yong Ye, Dan Y. Ou, Zhi Y. Ma, Hao Huang, and Jing K. Wang. "Rich soil carbon and nitrogen but low atmospheric greenhouse gas fluxes from North Sulawesi mangrove swamps in Indonesia." /Science of the Total Environment/ 487 (2014):91-96.

Setyawan, A.D. & Y.I. Ulumuddin. 2012. Species Diversity of Rhizophora in Tambelan Islands, Natuna Sea, Indonesia. Biodiversitas. 3(4):172-177.

Ulumuddin, Y.I. 2012. Wood density as a constant of allometric equation on carbon stock estimation of mangrove biomass. Jurnal Biodjati. 1(1).

Suyarso, Y.I. Ulumuddin, and B. Prayudha. 2011. Mapping of Coral Reef Ecosystem in the Natuna Islands Using Alos Imagery. Journal of Coastal Development. 15(1): 24-32.

Ulumuddin, Y.I. and W. Kiswara. 2010. Mangrove and Seagrass in the Global Carbon Cycle. Oseana. XXXV(2): 39-46. (in Bahasa)

Proceedings articles

Ulumuddin, Y.I. 2012. Variation of Canopy Density and Carbon Stock in Mangrove Forest in Belitung Island, Bangka-Belitung Province. In R. Nuchsin et al. (editors). The condition of Coastal environment of Coastal Waters in Bangka Belitung. LIPI Press. Jakarta. 142-155. (in Bahasa).

Prayudha, B. & Y.I. Ulumuddin. 2012. Spatial Study on Change of Mangrove Coverage in Mendanau Island, Bangka Belitung Province. Dalam R. Nuchsin et al. (editors). The condition of Coastal environment of Coastal Waters in Bangka Belitung. LIPI Press. Jakarta. 165-174.

Setyawan, A.D. & Y.I. Ulumuddin. 2012. Species Diversity and Distribution of Bruguiera in Tambelan Islands, Natuna Sea, Indonesia. Proc Soc Indon Biodiv Intl Conf. 1:82-90.

Ulumuddin, Y.I., Sulistyawati, E., Subahar, T.S. 2012. Using Spatial Water Budget Model to Evaluate the Hydrological Balance due to the Invasion of Oilpalm Plantation toward Tropical Forest.

Paper presented on 2nd Asia Forum for Carbon Update 2012. February, 15-17th 2012, Grand Royal Hotel Panghegar, Bandung.

Ulumuddin, Y.I. dan L.H. Purnomo. 2011. Composition and Distribution of Mangrove Flora in Bawean Island, Gresik District, East Java. In Ruyitno (editor). 2011. Biodiversity in Bawean Island Waters. Pusat Penelitian Oseanografi. Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia. Jakarta. (in Bahasa).

Ulumuddin, Y.I. 2011. Flora of Pramuka Island, Seribu Islands, North Jakarta. In O.S.R. Ongkosongo, S. Wijanarko, Afadlal (editors). Environmental Conditions of Pramuka Island. LIPI. Jakarta. (in Bahasa).

Sulistyawati, E. , Ulumudin, Y. I., Zuhri, M. 2008. Land-use Changes in Mount Papandayan: it’s Associated Impacts on Biodiversity and Carbon Stock. Proceedings International Conference of Environmental Research and Technology 2008.

Sulistyawati, E. , Ulumuddin, Y.I., Hakim, D.M., Harto, A.B., Ramdhan, M. 2006. Estimation of Carbon Stock at Landscape Level using Remote Sensing : a Case Study in Mount Papandayan. Proceedings Environmental Technology and Management Conference 2006. ISBN 979-8456-21-1

Ulumuddin, Y.I., Sulistyawati, E., Hakim, D.M., Harto, A.B. 2005. The correlation between carbon stock and spectral characteristics of Landsat Imagery: Case Study at Mt. Papandayan. Paper presented on Pertemuan Ilmiah Tahunan MAPIN XIV “Pemanfaatan Efektif Penginderaan Jauh Untuk Kesejahteraan Bangsa”, Kampus Institut Teknologi Sepuluh. Nopember, September, 14-15 2005, Surabaya. ISBN: