All sessions and speakers


  • Keynote talks are 35 min with 10 mins dicussion.
  • Regular oral presentations are 12 mins with 2 mins discussion
  • Poster authors are asked to present their poster during the poster session.


Plenary: Land-use change and the ecology of rubber plantations
(Monday 09:00 am – 10:30 am)
Land-cover change in montane mainland southeast Asia and the role of rubber Jefferson Fox
Do rubber plantations threaten soil biodiversity? The case of rubber plantations in Thailand Alain Brauman
S1: Documenting land use change in rubber dominated landscapes
(Monday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Obtaining rubber plantation age information from very dense Landsat TM & ETM+ time series data Philip Beckschäfer
Linking Landsat 8 spectral reflectance and floristic pattern of Xishuangbanna’s tropical rain forests Jie Zang
An analysis of land use change and its driving factors in the Naban River Watershed Kevin Thellmann
The pattern and dynamics of rubber monoculture expansion in Xishuangbanna, SW China Xu Jianchu
Combining sacred landscapes to develop an effective conservation system in Xishuangbanna Zhai Deli
S2: Impacts of rubber plantations on biodiversity
(Monday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Effects of landscape configuration on wild bee diversity in a rubber-dominated landscape of southern Yunnan (China) Pia He
Ecological changes along the transition from annual crops to rubber plantations in mountainous landscape of Northern Thailand Margot Neyret
Impacts of converting natural forest to rubber plantation on soil microbial communities Jutamart Monkai
Integrative profiling of bee communities in habitats of the Naban reserve of Xishuangbanna Douglas Chesters
Ecological impacts of rubber plantation on ant fauna: a case study from monsoonal tropics of Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Akihiro Nakamura
Rubber plantations and arthropod communities in Xishuangbanna; novel habitat or new threat Mohamed Armani
Plenary: Socio-economics of rubber-dominated landscapes
(Monday 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm)
The economics of smallholder rubber farming in a mountainous region of Southwest China: Altitude, ethnicity and risk Hermann Waibel
Greenhouse gas emissions in rubber plantations Stephanie Goldberg
S3: Socio-economics of rubber cultivation
(Monday 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm)
Heveadapt: How can Thai rubber smallholders face global challenges? Philippe Thaler
Farmers’ attitudes to promoting sustainable rubber cultivation: Evidence from Xishuangbanna, China Shaoze Jin
Assessment of governance mechanisms, livelihood outcomes and incentive instruments for green rubber in the Lao PDR and Myanmar Grace Wong
Labor management in mature rubber plantation of farmers in Northeast Thailand Arunee Promkhambut
Exploring futures of Xishuangbanna: Livelihoods, well-being and adaptation Su Yufang
Overview and constraints of natural rubber industry in Myanmar Zar Ni
S4: Impacts of rubber plantations on ecosystem function
(Monday 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm)
Three main nutrients removal content in rubber yield for optimal fertilizer supply guideline Supat Isarangkool Na Ayutthaya
Soil gaseous carbon flux in rainforest and rubber plantations Rong Lang
Seasonal occurrence of pesticides in a watershed of Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China Neda Azizi
Exploring the deep frontier: rooting patterns of rubber trees in Southeast Asia Jean-Luc Maeght
Comparison of transpiration characteristics in different aged rubber plantations Youxing Lin
Nitrogen-fertilizationeffect on N2O emissionfroma typical rubber plantation Wen-Jun Zhou
Field comparison of water use in 5 immature rubber clones Narissara Puangjumpa
Poster Session
(Tuesday 04:30 pm – 06:30 pm)
Bird monitoring for green rubber Francis Commercon
Distribution of aggregate size fraction and associated soil organic carbon in rubber–based agroforestry systems: implication for land use Chen Chunfeng
Soil Water Repellency in Different Types of Rubber-Based Agroforestry Ecosystems in Xishuangbanna Zhu Kai
Farm Types and Farmer Motivations to Adapt: Implications for Design of Sustainable Agricultural Interventions using the Example of Rubber Plantations in South West China James Hammond
Community structure of soil mesofauna in different stages of rubber plantation Fan Chen
Natural rubber research in Colombia: Advances in process standarization in Bajo Cauca Antioqueño Jaime Escobar
Soil chemical properties and leaf nutrient contents in chronosequence of the rubber plantation in NE of Thailand Parintorn Boonkue
Measuring leaf area index in Asian rubber plantations – A Challenge Marc Cotter
Ecosystem services and biodiversity of rubber plantations – a systematic review Kevin Thellman
Nutrient losses by erosion in upland immature Para rubber plantation of Northern Thailand Wanwisa Pansak
Can soil erosion be reduced by allowing understory vegetation in rubber plantations? Rhett Harrison
Analysis on annual diameter growth patterns of rubber tree varieties in Hainan Island, China Dongling Qi
Spatial and seasonal variation in soil respiration along a topographical gradient in rubber plantations and natural forest in Xishuangbanna, SW China Zhao Yongli
Taxonomic revision and phylogenetic analyses of rubber powdery mildew fungi Sehroon Khan
Community analysis of litter ants in forest fragments and rubber plantations in Xishuangbanna Shen Xianhui
Land use and impact of soil aggregate size Zhila Hemati
Impact of three rubber agroforestry systems on soil functionalities and diversity Phantip Panklang
Impacts of fertilizers application on CO2 emissions in Rubber(Hevea brasilensis) Plantation in Xishuangbanna, SW China Yiping Zhang
Mekong Sentinel Landscape: Monitoring social-ecological processes at landscape scales Manichanh Satdichanh
Livelihoods and gender in rubber landscapes in China and Laos Charlotte Filt Mertens
Effectiveness of protected areas in preventing rubber expansion and land conversion in Xishuangbanna Chaya Saratchandra
Taxus mairei as potential intercropping plant in rubber plantations Xiaomin Yu
Plenary: Rubber agroforestry and modelling of change and impacts
(Wednesday 09:00 am – 10:30 am)
Rubber agroforestry systems in Indonesia and Thailand for a sustainable agriculture and income stability Eric Penot
SURUMER – A framework for sustainable rubber cultivation Georg Cadisch
S5: Ecology of rubber agroforestry systems
(Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Flemingia macrophylla introduced to the rubber plantation mitigates soil acidification processes and improved soil available phosphorus in Xishuangbanna, Southwest China Chang-An Liu
Could sustainable agricultural practices buffer the impact of rubber tree monocropping on soil biodiversity? Case of rubber plantations in Northeast Thailand Monrawee Peerawat
Are rubber-based agroforestry systems effective in controlling rain splash erosion? Liu wenjie
Mitigating monoculture rubber plantation with analog agroforestry systems Hilario Padilla
How does interspecific competition for water in rubber agroforestry help improve the water use of rubber trees? Junen Wu
Effects of biochar addition on soil properties and carbon sequestration of rubber plantation in Xishuangbanna, SW China Sha Liqing
S6: Modelling impacts on ecosystem processes
(Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Modeling the impact of rubber expansion on carbon stocks in landscape Sergey Blagodatsky
Ecological process-based modelling for predicting rubber tree growth and latex yield under climate change Xueqing Yang
Management of herbicide usage in rubber plantations with help of modeling erosion and crop growth Hongxi Liu
Riparian buffer strips as measures to reduce fine sediment infiltration into rivers in an agricultural dominated area in Southwest China Silke Wieprecht
The effect of monoculture rubber plantation expanding on stream flow in Xishuangbanna, China Ma Xing
Combining multi-disciplinary Ecosystem Service Assessments in rubber – challenges and boundaries Marc Cotter
Plenary: Policy and governance for sustainable rubber
(Wednesday 02:00 pm – 03:30 pm)
How meta-data analysis and data visualization can help us make better decisions for sustainable rubber cultivation? Zhuangfang Yi
Rubber booms, land policies and land grabs in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar Andreas Neef
S7: Developing options for environmentally and socially responsible rubber
(Wednesday 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm)
Using agroforestry to diversify smallholder monoculture rubber plantations: A participatory approach to development Gbadamassi G.O. Dossa
Enriching rubber with native tree species – a first assessment of the SURUMER demonstration sites Gerhard Langenberger
Rubber agroforestry systems in Thailand Komsit Wisitrassameewong
Between rubber cultivation and nature conservation: Asian elephants and other wild mammals Franziska K. Harich
Promoting rubber seed oil as a healthy edible oil for humans Xu Jianchu
S8: Policy and governance for sustainable rubber
(Wednesday 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm)
Assessing the welfare effects of enhanced ecosystem services provided by tropical rainforests: the example of sustainable rubber cultivation in Xishuangbanna, SW China Micheal Ahlheim
Co-management of transdisciplinary processes: experiences from the SURUMER project Aenis Thomas
Stakeholder analysis in support of joint land use decision making: Case from Xishuangbanna, Southwest China Wang Jue
Great Expectations: Chinese investment in Laos and the myth of empty land Juliet Lu
Using rubber agroforestry for forest conservation in Indonesia Rhett Harrison
Plenary session 5: Wrap-up and future outlook
(Wednesday 05:30 pm – 06:30 pm)
Conference dinner
(Wednesday from 06:30 pm)