Agustinus Tampubolon works as Research Scientist in the Forest Research and Development Centre of Forestry and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA), Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia. He earned his Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Forestry at Bogor Agricultural University and his Master degree in Forestry Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia He is an expert in paludiculture and has a lot of works in Indonesian peat swamp forests. Currently He is a Chairman of Paludiculture Forum. He also an active member of Hanns Seidel Foundation and Society of Indonesia Forester. He has been invited and attended several professional training and events in Indonesia and internationally.