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Agni Klintuni Boedhihartono

Associate Professor
Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods

Forest Sciences Centre 4621
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

work phone: 604-827-5479

Intu has a multidisciplinary background (Anthropology, Fine Arts, Cinematography and Natural Sciences). She has a Doctorate in Ethnology & Visual Anthropology from the University of Paris 7, France. She went to the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts and the University of Paris 7 in France to pursue her passion in arts, culture, people and sciences. Intu worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) based in Switzerland, but she devoted a lot of time in Africa and SE Asia. She spent several years working in the Malinau Research Forest region in North Kalimantan, Indonesia, with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Intu joins UBC after spending eight years running a Master’s Program in Development Practice at James Cook University in tropical northern Australia.

Intu has worked with multidisciplinary teams in remote locations in tropical landscapes and seascapes in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Intu has focussed on issues with indigenous people and local communities, particularly on the importance of their traditional knowledge and wise practices in natural resources management and the conservation of their cultural diversity. Intu’s research has sought to enable forest dependent people, coastal communities and indigenous groups to achieve a balance between conservation and social, cultural and economic development.
Intu uses visual techniques to explore landscape scenarios and other participatory methods to maximize the involvement of diverse stakeholder groups. Her goal is to have an influence on global efforts to support indigenous people and local communities to improve their livelihoods whilst retaining their identity, cultural diversity, traditional knowledge, environment and natural assets.


Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes


Indigenous people and governance

Local governance to enhance natural resources management

Tropical Landscapes and Livelihoods

Biodiversity and Sustainable Landscapes for Traditional Communities in Eastern Indonesia

Arts for Sustainable Landscapes

Exploring the Power of Arts as a Catalyst for Sustainable Landscapes

Landscape transitions in the Congo Basin

Sustainable landscapes in the Congo Basin

Selected Publications

MANSOURIAN, S., PARROTTA, J., BALAJI, P., BELLWOOD-HOWARD, I., BHASME, S., BIXLER, R.P., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., CARMENTA, R., JEDD, T., DE JONG, W., LAKE, F.K., LATAWIEC, A., LIPPE, M., RAI, N.D., SAYER, J., VAN DEXTER, K., VIRA, B., VISSEREN-HAMAKERS, I., WYBORN, C., YANG, A. (2020). Putting the pieces together: Integration for forest landscape restoration implementation Land Degrad Dev. 31: 419-429
CHAN, K.M.A., BOYD D.R, GOULD R.K, BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. et al. (2020). Levers and leverage points for pathways to sustainability. People Nature. 2020; 00:1–25
MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A. K., LANGSTON, J. D., RIGGS, R. A., SARI, D. A., SARKAR, S., SAYER, J. A., SUPRIATNA, J. & WINARNI, N. L. (2020). Transdisciplinary science for improved conservation outcomes. Environmental Conservation 1-10
SAYER J., BOEDHIHARTONO A. K., LANGSTON JD, MARGULES C., RIGGS RA, & SARI DA. (2020). Governance challenges to landscape restoration in Indonesia. Land Use Policy 104857
LANGSTON, JD, RIGGS R.A., BOEDHIHARTONO A.K., KASTANYA A., SAYER J. (2020). An island in transition: governing conservation and development in Seram, Indonesia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography.
BOEDHIHARTONO, A. K., BONGERS, F., BOOT, R. G. A., VAN DIJK, J., JEANS, H., VAN KUIJK, M., KOSTER, H., REED, J., SAYER, J., SUNDERLAND, T., TURNHOUT, E., VAN VIANEN, J. & ZUIDEMA, P. A. (2019). Conservation Science and Practice Must Engage With the Realities of Complex Tropical Landscapes. Tropical Conservation Science 11, 1940082918779571
SARI, D.A., SAYER, J., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2019). Determining the effectiveness of forest landscape governance: A case study from the Sendang landscape, South Sumatra. Forest Policy and Economics 102, 17-28.
LANGSTON, J.D., MCINTYRE R., FALCONER, K., SUNDERLAND, T., VAN NOORDWIJK, M., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2019). Discourses mapped by Q-method show governance constraints motivate landscape approaches in Indonesia. PloS one 14 (1)
LANGSTON, J.D., RIGGS, R.A., KASTANYA, A., SAYER, J., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2019). Science embedded in local forest landscape management improves benefit flows to society. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2, 3, 1-13.
SAYER, J. and BOEDHIHARTONO, A. K. (2018). Integrated landscape approaches to forest restoration. In: Mansourian, S. and Parrotta, J. (eds.) Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated Approaches to Support Effective Implementation. London: Routledge Routledge
SARI, D. A., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A. K., SAYER, J. (2018). Criteria and indicators to audit the performance of complex, multi-functional forest landscapes In: Bell, S. and Morse, S. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sustainability Indicators Routledge
BULL, G., BOEDHIHARTONO, A., BUENO, G., CASHORE, B., ELLIOTT, C., LANGSTON, J., RIGGS, R. & SAYER, J. (2018). Global forest discourses must connect with local forest realities. International Forestry Review, 20, 160-166.
COLLIER, N. F., SAYER, J., BOEDHIHARTONO, A., HANSPACH, J., ABSON, D. & FISCHER, J. (2018). System Properties Determine Food Security and Biodiversity Outcomes at Landscape Scale: A Case Study from West Flores, Indonesia. Land, 7, 39
RIGGS, R. A., LANGSTON, J. D., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A. K., LIM, H. S., SARI, D. A., SURURI, Y. & SAYER, J. (2018). Governance Challenges in an Eastern Indonesian Forest Landscape. Sustainability, 10, 169.
RAMPENGAN, M.M., LAW, L.,. GAILLARD, J.C., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., SAYER, J. (2018). Mobility and livelihoods: A small island perspective. In Paton, D. & Sagala, S. (eds). Disaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia: Environmental, Social and Cultural Aspects. Charles C. Thomas Publishers, Illinois, USA.
BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2017). Can Community Forests Be Compatible With Biodiversity Conservation in Indonesia? Land, Special Issue, 6, 21.
SAYER, J., MARGULES, C. & BOEDHIHARTONO, A. (2017). Will Biodiversity Be Conserved in Locally-Managed Forests? Land, 6 (1), 6.
BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2017). Visualizing the Future We Want: Reconciling Art, Environment and Development. In Aesthetics of Development: Art, Culture and Social Transformation (edited by A. Giri and J. Clammer). Palgrave MacMillan, New York.
SAYER, J.A., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., SUNDERLAND, T., LANGSTON, J. D., REED, J., RIGGS, R., BUCK, L.E., CAMPBELL, B. M., KUSTERS, K. (2016). Measuring the effectiveness of landscape approaches to conservation and development. Sustainability Science 1-12.
RIGGS, R. A., SAYER, J., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., LANGSTON, J. D., SUTANTO, H. (2016). Forest tenure and conflict in Indonesia: Contested rights in Rempek Village, Lombok. Land Use Policy 57, 241-249.
RAMPENGAN, M. M., LAW, L., GAILLARD, J., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., SAYER, J. (2016). Engaging communities in managing multiple hazards: Reflections from small islands in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 37, 249-267.
SAYER, J., ENDAMANA, D., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., RUIZ PÉREZ, M., BREUER, T. (2016). Learning from change in the Sangha Tri-National Landscape. International Forestry Review Special Issue: Valuing the Cameroonian forest, Vol.18: 130-139.
BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., ENDAMANA, D., RUIZ-PEREZ, M., SAYER, J. (2015). Landscape scenarios visualized by Baka and Aka Pygmies in the Congo Basin. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, 22, 279-291.
RAMPENGAN, M.F.M., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., MARGULES, C., SAYER, J., LAW, L., GAILLARD, J.C., TIEN, O. T. N., LINH, T. T. M. (2015). Agroforestry on an Active Volcanic Small Island in Indonesia: Prospering with Adversity. Geographical Research 54(1):19–34.
LANGSTON, J. D., LUBIS, M. I., SAYER, J. A., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., DIRKS, P. H. (2015). Comparative development benefits from small and large scale mines in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Extractive Industries and Society, Vol. 2, Issue 3, 434–444.
WENG, L., ENDAMANA, D., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., LEVANG, P., MARGULES, C. R., SAYER, J. (2015). Asian investment at artisanal and small-scale mines in rural Cameroon. The Extractive Industries and Society, 2, 64-72.
MARGULES, C., SAYER, J., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., MAKES, D., SARKAR, S., SUPRIATNA, J. (2015). Development in Eastern Indonesia: Are there alternative approaches? Taprobanica, Vol. 07, No. 03: pp. 202–212.
SAYER, J., MARGULES, C., BOHNET, I., BOEDHIHARTONO, A., PIERCE, R., DALE, A., ANDREWS, K. (2015). The Role of Citizen Science in Landscape and Seascape Approaches to Integrating Conservation and Development. Land, 4, 1200-1212.
SAYER, J., MARGULES, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., DALE, A., SUNDERLAND, T., SUPRIATNA, J., SARYANTHI, R. (2014). Landscape approaches; what are the pre-conditions for success? Sustainability Science, 1-11.
RAMPENGAN, M.M.F., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., LAW, L., GAILLARD, J.C., SAYER, J. (2014). Capacities in Facing Natural Hazards: A Small Island Perspective. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 5:247–264
BULL, G., ELLIOT, C., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. & SAYER, J. (2014). Failures in Tropical Forest and Conservation Policy: What is the Solution? Forest Research Institute Malaysia Publication Unit, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur 52109, Malaysia.
SAYER, J., SUNDERLAND, T., GHAZOUL, J., PFUND, J.L., SHEIL, D., MEIJAARD, E., VENTER, M., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., DAY, M., GARCIA, C., VAN OOSTEN, C. & BUCK, L.E. (2013). Ten principles for a landscape approach to reconciling agriculture, conservation, and other competing land uses. Procedings National Academy of Science, USA, 110, 8349-56.
WENG, L., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., DIRKS, P.H., DIXON, J., LUBIS, M.I. & SAYER, J.A. (2013). Mineral industries, growth corridors and agricultural development in Africa. Global Food Security, 2, 195-202.
SAYER, J., ENDAMANA, D., RUIZ-PEREZ, M., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., NZOOH, Z., EYEBE, A., AWONO, A. & USONGO, L. (2012). Global financial crisis impacts forest conservation in Cameroon. International Forestry Review, 14, 90-98.
SAYER, J., GHAZOUL, J., NELSON, P. & BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2012). Oil palm expansion transforms tropical landscapes and livelihoods. Global Food Security, (1) 114–119.
BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2012). Visualizing Sustainable Landscapes: Understanding and Negotiating Conservation and Development Trade-offs Using Visual Techniques. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
COLLIER, N., CAMPBELL, B. M., SANDKER, M., GARNETT, S. T., SAYER, J. & BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K. (2011). Science for action: the use of scoping models in conservation and development. Environmental Science & Policy, 14, 628-638.
EYEBE, A., ENDAMANA, D., SAYER, J., PEREZ, M. R., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., WALTERS, G., ANGU ANGU, K. & NGONO, L. (2011). Community forestry and the challenge of aligning with Cameroon's green economy. Nature and Faune, 26 (1), pp. 49-53.
CLEMENTS, G.R., SAYER, J., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., VENTER, O., LOVEJOY, T., KOH, L.P. & LAURANCE, W.F. (2010). Cautious Optimism over Norway-Indonesia REDD Pact. Conservation Biology, 24, 1437-1438.
ENDAMANA, D., BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., BOKOTO, B., DEFO, L., EYEBE, A., NDIKUMAGENGE, C., NZOOH, Z., RUIZ-PEREZ, M. & SAYER, J. A. (2010). A framework for assessing conservation and development in a Congo Basin Forest Landscape. Tropical Conservation Science, 3, 262-281.
BOEDHIHARTONO, A.K., GUNARSO, P., LEVANG, P. & SAYER, J. (2007). The principles of conservation and development: Do they apply in Malinau? Ecology and Society, 12(2):2.