Ida Wenefrida

Title Associate Professor - Research
Department Rice Research Station
E-mail IWenefrida@agcenter.lsu.edu
Address 1 1373 Caffey Road
Rayne, LA 70578
Phone 337-788-7531
Fax 337-788-7553

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Major: Plant Health; Minor: Statistic, 1996

  • M.S., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Major: Plant Pathology; Minor: Entomology, 1991

  • B.S., Bogor Institute of Agriculture, Bogor, Indonesia

University of Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia

Major: Agricultural Science; Minor: Agronomy, 1982

Major Areas of Research of Interest

  • Biotechnology
  • Mutational Breeding
  • Cereal Chemistry

  • July 2018 - Present
    • Associate Professor, Research, LSU AgCenter HRC Rice Research Station
  • August 2008 - 2018
    • Assistant Professor, Research, LSU AgCenter HRC Rice Research Station
  • March 1999 - July 2008
    • Post-doctoral researcher, LSU AgCenter HRC Rice Research Station
  • August 1996 - February 1999
    • University of Tanjungpura, Indonesia, Instructor

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), American Society of Agronomy (ASA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).
  • Louisiana Association of Agronomy.
  • Rice Technical Working Group (Nomination Committee).
  • Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Rice Research Advisory Committee.

Manuscript Reviewer for the Following Journals:

  • Crop Science
  • SABRAO Journal
  • Cereal Chemistry
  • Plant Ecology
  • Native Plants Journal
  • Heredity
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Crop Science
  • SABRAO Journal
  • Cereal Chemistry
  • Plant Ecology
  • Native Plants Journal
  • Heredity
  • Ecological Engineering

Committee:

  • Member of Rice Research and Extension Advisory Board. (2016).
  • Scientific Advisory for the Coordinating Ministry for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Republic of Indonesia. Responsibilities: 1) Conducted fact-finding for the development of Rice Research Station in Merauke, Papua/Indonesia; 2) Drafted a grand design for break-through approaches in education, agricultural development, and health in Papua and West Papua; 3) Initiated international partnerships to support the programs. (2016).
  • Member of the committee for the LSU AgCenter International Academic Collaboration with five Indonesian Universities (ITB, IPB, Univ. of Brawijaya, UNSRI, and Univ. of Sam Ratulangi). (2015).
  • Member of the Southwest Louisiana Rice Advisory Committee. Main responsibility was to provide input to representatives of the Rice Growers Association in solving current problems in rice culture and production. (2011).

Manuscript Reviewer for the Following Journals:

Served as Organizational Officers:

  1. Elected as president of Indonesian Diaspora Foundation – USA (IDN-USA), 2016.
  2. Elected as Board of Director of Indonesian Diaspora Network – USA, 2013
  3. Elected as President of Indonesian Diaspora Network, Louisiana Chapter, 2014.
  4. Elected as Vice President of Indonesian American Society of Academic, 2015

  1. Tipton Team Research Award (Dec. 17, 2007)
  2. Co-Recipient of 2012 Louisiana Agriculture Award for “Article of the Year.”

Patent:

  1. USPTO 14/943,177; LSUAC Hi Protein Rice (filed November 17, 2015) Patent No. US 9,888,637 B2

PVP (Plant Varietal Protection):

  1. PVP ‘Frontière’ (Reg. CV-150, PI 674794)

Funded and Un-funded Proposals:

  1. Louisiana Rice Research Board - I. Wenefrida (Co-PIs: H.S. Utomo and S.L. Linscombe) $28,875. Title: Rice Grain Quality Enhancement: Characterization of grain quality among elite high protein lines and development of herbicide resistant rice (01/01/2016 – 12/31/2016).
  2. Louisiana Rice Research Board - I. Wenefrida (Co-PIs: H.S. Utomo and S.L. Linscombe) $24,000. Title: Rice Grain Quality Enhancement: Characterization of grain quality among elite high protein lines and development of herbicide resistant rice (2016).
  3. Wenefrida, I., H. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. Rice grain quality enhancement: Characterization of grain quality among elite high protein lines and development of herbicide resistant rice. $24,000 (01/01/2015 – 12/31/2015).
  4. Louisiana Rice Research Board - I. Wenefrida (Co-PIs: H.S. Utomo and S.L. Linscombe) $24,000. Title: Rice Grain Quality Enhancement: Characterization of grain quality among elite high protein lines and development of herbicide resistant rice (01/01/2014-12/31/2014).
  5. Louisiana Sea Grant. Large-Scale Aerial Revegetation to Reduce Coastal Erosion and Development of Early Sensing Systems Using a Drone to Maintain Productivity of Coastal Marsh Ecosystems. Herry S. Utomo (PI), Ida Wenefrida (Co-PI), and Steve Linscombe (Co-PI) – LSU. $153,706
  6. Louisiana Sea Grant.Herry S. Utomo (PI), Ida Wenefrida (Co-PI), and Steve Linscombe (Co-PI). Enhancing Seed Versatility and Protection against Biological and Coastal Environmental Variables to Improve Success Rates of Smooth Cordgrass Aerial Seeding. $169,982. (02/01/2012 to 08/31/2014).
  7. Utomo, H. and I. Wenefrida.Genetic improvement, allelic diversity determination of polycross population, and aerial seeding of smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) for large-scale saltmarsh restoration. USDA - NIFA Special Grants 09/15/2010 - 09/14/2012. $40,000. Grant provided for carrying out coastal plant research at the Rice Research Station for genetic improvement, polycross development, and aerial seeding applications to support a large-scale saltmarsh restoration.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2017. Development and registration of ‘Frontière,’ a high-protein rice cultivar. Journal of Plant Registrations 11(2) September 2017 issue (doi:10.3198/jpr2016.11.0067crc).
  2. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S.D. Linscombe. 2016. Use of an Airplane and Simulated Aerial Planting to Evaluate Seed Coating, Seed Pelletization, and Seeding Rate on Smooth Cordgrass Vegetation. Ecological Restoration 34:10-14.
  3. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and E.P. Webster. 2015. Herbicide and Weed Control in a Freshwater Seed Production Field of Smooth Cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora). Ecological Restoration 33:241-245.
  4. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Mutational Breeding and Genetic Engineering in the Development of High Grain Protein Content.J. Agric. and Food Chem.61:11702-11710.
  5. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Review of mutational breeding and genetic engineering in the development of high grain protein content. J. Agriculture and Food Chemistry 61(48):11702-11710.
  6. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe. 2012. Progression of DNA marker and the next generation of crop development. In: A. Goyal (ed), Crop Plant. InTech. Pp. 24-52. ISBN: 978-953-308-78-1.
  7. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, and J. T. Linscombe. 2010. Polycross seed of genetically diverse smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) for erosion control and habitat restoration. Restoration Ecology 18(2):170-172.
  8. Blanche, S.B., H.S. Utomo, I. Wenefrida, and G.O. Myers.2009.Genotype × environment interactions of hybrid and varietal rice cultivars for grain yield and milling quality.Crop Sci. 49:2011–2018.
  9. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, and S.A. Harrison.2009.Genetic diversity and population genetic structure of saltmarsh Spartina alterniflora from four coastal Louisiana basins.Aquatic Botany 90:30-35. (DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2008.05.003).
  10. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S.B. Blanche, and S.D. Linscombe.2009.Low-cost method for streamlining marker-assisted selection and breeding line development in rice (Oryza sativa L.).International Journal of Genetics and Molecular Biology 1(4):64-74.
  11. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, S.B. Blanche, and S.D. Linscombe.2009.Enhancing essential amino acids and health benefit components in grain crops for improved food functionality.Recent Patent on DNA & Gene Sequence 3:219-225.
  12. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M. Meche, and J.L. Nash.2008.Synthetic seed as a potential direct delivery system of mass produced somatic embryos in coastal marsh plant smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora).Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture.92:281-291.
  13. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, M. Meche, and J.L. Nash.2007.Inheritance of herbicide resistance in two germplasm lines of CLEARFIELD rice (Oryza sativaL.).Canadian Journal of Plant Science 87(3):659-669.

Refereed Journal Articles (In Press and Submitted)

  1. Puspitasari, A.R., S.Y. Tyasmoro, A. Nugroho, S. Winarsih, I. Wenefrida, and H.S. Utomo. 2017. Effect of flooding on sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum L.) physiology, morphology, and sucrose yield. American Journal of Plant Sciences.
  2. Utomo, H.S. andI. Wenefrida. 2017. Characteristics of Regulatory and Coding Regions of Amino Acid Transporter Gene OsAAP6 Among High Protein Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Lines. Crop Science.
  3. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, and I. Wenefrida. 2017. Effective method for long-term storage of smooth cordgrass unorthodox seed. American Journal of Plant Sciences.
  4. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, and I. Wenefrida. 2017. Registrations of California Bulrush Germplasms LABR275, LABR281, and LABR284 Adapted to Moderately Brackish Marsh Conditions. Journal of Plant Registrations.
  5. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, and I. Wenefrida. 2017. Registrations of seed producing smooth cordgrass LA12-201, LA12-202, and LA12-203 Adapted to Coastal Marsh Conditions. Journal of Plant Registrations.

National Journals (By Invitation, Peer Reviewed)

  1. Utomo, H.S. and I. Wenefrida.2008.California bulrush improves wetland water quality.Turf Grass Trends 17(12):50-54.
  2. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S.A. Harrison, and M.D. Materne.2008.Large-scale production promising for Louisiana smooth cordgrass:Highly fertile lines might be appropriate for a broad range of brackish environments.Turf Grass Trends 17(6):72-76.
  3. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and T.P. Croughan.2001.Smooth cordgrass synthetic seeds: Production, storage, and potential use for coastal erosion controls. Turf Grass Trends 10 (1):12-15.
  4. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, T.P. Croughan, and M.D. Materne.2001.Louisiana smooth cordgrass: Genetic evaluation based on DNA fingerprinting. Turf Grass Trends 10(11):8-12.

Louisiana Agriculture (Published by the LSU AgCenter, peer reviewed)

  1. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. More Protein in Rice Improving the Nutritional Profile. Louisiana Agriculture Fall 2013. Vol. 56, No. 4. Pp. 22-23.
  2. Utomo, H.S., C.S. Steyer, I. Wenefrida, S.D. Linscombe, D. Breaux, C. LeJeune, D. Garber and S. Faust. 2012. Aerial planting of smooth cordgrass using a fixed-wing airplane and airboat. Louisiana Agriculture, Winter Edition Vol. 55, No. 1:6-8.
  3. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S.D. Linscombe, M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, and C. Knott. 2012. Smooth Cordgrass for Large-scale Coastal Restoration. Louisiana Agriculture, Summer Vol. 55, No. 3. Pp. 12-13.
  4. Utomo, H.S., S.D. Linscombe, D.E. Groth, I. Wenefrida, and S.B. Blanche. 2010. Molecular Marker: A Tool in Rice Variety Development. Louisiana Agriculture 53(1):20-22.

Rice Research Station Newsletter

  1. Wenefrida, I. 2012. Progress on breeding for enhanced protein in rice. Rice Research Station News 9(1):5.
  2. Wenefrida, I. 2007. Breeding for higher protein: Added value rice for health benefits. Rice Research Station News 4(3):7.

Annual Reports

  1. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2016. Rice Nutrition Enhancement Project: High Protein Line Development and Grain Nutritional Quality. Annual Research Report – H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station 108:92-96.
  2. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2015. Rice Nutrition Enhancement Program: High protein line development and grain nutritional quality. The 107th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES.107:68-72.
  3. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Rice Nutrition Enhancement Program: High protein line development and grain nutritional quality. The 106th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES.107:80-85.
  4. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Development of herbicide resistance in rice (Oryza sativa). The 105th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES. 107:81-84.
  5. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Rice Nutrition Enhancement Program: High protein line development and grain nutritional quality. The 105th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES.107:81-84.
  6. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and E. Webster. 2013. Evaluation of herbicides and their applications in smooth cordgrass seed production field. The 105th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU p.377-379.
  7. Utomo, H.S. and I. Wenefrida. 2012. Amending smooth cordgrass seed to improve its survival in direct planting. The 104thAnn. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU p. 363.
  8. Wenefrida, I., Linscombe, S.D., and Utomo, H.S. 2012. Rice nutrition enhancement project: High protein line development and grain nutritional quality and development of herbicide resistant rice. The 104thAnn. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU p. 83-94.
  9. Wenefrida, I., Linscombe, S.D., and Utomo, H.S. 2011. Rice nutrition enhancement project: Line development, protein content, and grain nutritional quality. The 103thAnn. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU p. 88-99.
  10. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo. 2010. Rice nutrition enhancement project: High protein line development and grain nutritional quality. The 102nd Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU 101:79-91.
  11. Utomo, H. S., I. Wenefrida, M. Materne, and J. Linscombe. 2009. Coastal Erosion Control Research. The 101st Annual Research Report, La. Agri. Exp. Stn., LSU AgCenter, 101:258-264.
  12. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo. 2009. Rice nutrition enhancement project: High protein line development and grain nutritional quality. The 101st Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Research Station, La. Agri. Exp. Stn., LSU Agricultural Center, 101:79-91.
  13. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, and S.A. Harrison.2008.Growth, seed maturity, shattering characteristics, and germination rates of fertile smooth cordgrass synthetic population.The 100th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU p. 270-273.
  14. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S.A. Harrison, and M.D. Materne.2008.Selection of promising California bulrush lines for use in habitat restoration and erosion control.Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU p. 274-275.
  15. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo, 2008.Induced mutational breeding and enhancement of nutritional quality of rice.The 100th Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU p. 73-85.
  16. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S.A. Harrison, and M.D. Materne.2007.Seed-based propagation of smooth cordgrass. Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 99:307-309.
  17. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2007.Mutation induction in rice – Development of high protein rice.Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 98:86-88.
  18. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo. 2007.Induced mutational breeding and enhancement of nutritional quality in rice. Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 99:73-81.
  19. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and M.D. Materne.2006. Rice Research Station Coastal Plant Project: Plant development, culture, and seed production.Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter. 98:356-358.
  20. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and J.L. Nash.2005. Field evaluation of California bulrush. Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 97:422-423.
  21. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, J.L. Nash, and S.D. Linscombe.2005.Method for streamlining marker-assisted breeding.Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 97:102-105.
  22. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, and S.D. Linscombe. 2005. Development of seed-based Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) propagation technology for coastal wetland restoration.Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 97:420-421.
  23. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2005.Mutation induction in rice – Development of high protein rice.Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 97:106.
  24. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and M.D. Materne. 2004. Cellular and conventional breeding approaches to the development of improved salt-tolerant California bulrush for use in erosion control and habitat restoration.Ann. Res. Rpt., Rice Res. Stn., LAES, LSU AgCenter 96:100-101.

CMS (LSU AgCenter Web Publications, Peer reviewed)

  1. Wenefrida, I. and H.S. Utomo.2004.DNA technology helps restore Louisiana's wetlands.CMS article - LSU AgCenter webpage, Channel:EVR> Conservation>Wetlands/Coastal Restoration.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe. 2017. Genetic analyses of non-GMO high protein rice. Proc. International Temperate Rice Conference 2017. Griffith, NSW, Australia. 6-9th March, 2017.
  2. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2017. A non-GMO high protein rice. Proc. International Temperate Rice Conference 2017. Griffith, NSW, Australia, 6-9th March, 2017.
  3. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe.2014.Field Performance of Marker-Assisted and Introgression Rice Lines. Proc. 35th Rice Technical Working Group. February 18-21, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 35:60-61.
  4. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe.2014.Genetic Enhancement of Nutritional Quality in Rice and Other Grain Cereals. Proc. 35th Rice Technical Working Group. February 18-21, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 35:51-52.
  5. Utomo, H.S., Linscombe, S.D., and Wenefrida, I. 2012. Comparative mutational site of high lysine rice lines and other crops. Proc. 34th Rice Technical Working Group. February 27 – March 1, 2012. Hot Springs, AR. 34:47.
  6. Utomo, H.S., Wenefrida, I., Materne, M.D., and Linscombe, S.2012. Developing innovative coastal restoration tools through seed-based planting and coated or tableted seed. Proc. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 25-27, 2012.
  7. Utomo, H.S., Wenefrida, I., Materne, M.D., and Linscombe, S. 2012. Innovative coastal restoration tool using airplane and airboat for rapid stabilization of newly created marshes. Proc. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 25-27, 2012.
  8. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2012. Field performance and grain characteristics of high protein rice lines. Proc. 34th Rice Technical Working Group. February 27 – March 1, 2012. Hot Springs, AR. 34:48.
  9. Wenefrida, I., Utomo, H.S., and Linscombe, S.D. 2012. Review of mutational breeding and genetic engineering approaches to the development of high protein content in the grain. Proc. 24th American Chemistry Society National Meeting & Exposition. Philadelphia, PA. August 19-23, 2012. (Invited speaker).
  10. Utomo, H.S. and I. Wenefrida. 2016. Global Trends in Agricultural Biotechnology and How Technology Networking Can Effectively Overcome ASEAN’s Regional Challenges. Proc. ASEAN Microbial Biotechnology Conference 2016. Bali, August 3-4, 2016.
  11. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe. 2016.Advancing Marker-Assisted Breeding Lines and High Protein Rice Lines for Better Grain Shape, Uniformity, and Less Chalk. Proc. 36th Rice Technical Working Group.
  12. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2016. Specific Cooking and Grain Quality Properties of High Protein Rice Lines. Proc. 36th Rice Technical Working Group.
  13. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and C. LeJeune. 2013. Planting time and aerial application of smooth cordgrass seed for rapid revegetation of newly constructed coastal marshes. Proc. The 5th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER), Chicago, IL, July 29 - August 2, 2013. p. 219.
  14. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Pelleting and chemical amending seed treatments for improved versatility and success rates of aerial seeding in coastal restoration and erosion control. Proc. The 5th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER), Chicago, IL, July 29 - August 2, 2013. p. 231.
  15. Utomo, H., I. Wenefrida, M. Materne, and S.D. Linscombe. 2012. Rapid revegetation of newly created marshes through aerial planting for quick land stabilization. Proc. the 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. Tampa, FL. October 20-25, 2012. Abstract book.
  16. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and M. Materne. 2012. Commercial Seed Production Systems as a Means for Protecting Seed Source for Restoration. Proc. the 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. Tampa, FL. October 20-25, 2012. Abstract book.
  17. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe.2010. Molecular Characterization of High Protein Rice Lines. (Poster #268). The 2010 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Meeting.Long Beach CA. Program Abstract, p. 80.
  18. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, D.E. Groth, and S.D. Linscombe. 2010. Molecular Characteristics of High Rice Grain Protein Content and Potential Marker Development. Proc. the 33rd Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, Biloxi, MS. 33:49-50.
  19. Utomo, H.S., J. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Aerial seeding and transplant canister applications for large-scale coastal wetland restoration; program abstracts.The 2010 Annual Meeting of Society of Wetland Scientists, Salt Lake City, UT; June 27- July 2, 2010. Abstract Book, p. 74.
  20. Utomo, H.S., J. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Transplant Canister and Aerial Seeding Applications of Spartina Alterniflora for Large-Scale Coastal Marsh Restoration. Oral presentation at the 2010 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Meeting.Long Beach CA. Program Abstract, p. 74.
  21. Utomo, H.S., J.T. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Large-Scale Revegetation Tool Using Aerial Seeding and Transplant Canisters. Proc. the 5th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration: Preparing for Climate Change - Science, Practice, and Policy. Galveston, TX. Nov., 13-17, 2010. p. 53.
  22. Utomo, H.S., J.T. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Transplant canister and aerial seeding applications of Spartina alterniflora: Revegetation tools for large-scale coastal marsh creation and restoration. The state of the Coast Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. June 6-8, 2010.
  23. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2010. Evaluation of High Protein Rice Lines. (poster #124).) The 2010 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Meeting.Long Beach CA. Program Abstract, p. 77.
  24. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and J.T. Linscombe, 2010. Genetic evaluation of California bulrush (Schoenoplectus californicus) for salt-tolerance and phytoremediation potentials in wetland restoration. The 2010 Annual Society of Wetland Scientists, Salt Lake City, UT; June 27- July 2, 2010. Abstract book, p. 78.
  25. Wenefrida, I., Utomo, H.S., and Linscombe, S.D. 2010. Nutritional value of rice and current research efforts to enhance grain protein content among Louisiana lines. Proc. Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, Biloxi, MS, 33:48-49.
  26. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, and I. Wenefrida.2009.Accomplishments and challenges in genetic improvement and aerial planting application for a large-scale ecosystem restoration in highly eroded intertidal marshes.Proc. 4th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Los Angeles, CA, July 20-24.
  27. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and M.D. Materne. 2009. Improving California Bulrush (Schoenoplectus californicus) for waste contaminant remover in urban ecosystem restoration and wave energy buffering in tidal marsh restoration. Proc. 3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, p. 403 July 20-24 2009, Los Angeles, CA.
  28. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo.2008.Amino acid profiles of high protein rice and development of mixed sister lines for optimum composition of essential amino acid.Proc. 32nd Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, February 19-21.San Diego, CA.CD-ROM.
  29. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and M. Materne.2007.Short-term and long-term germination characteristics of 48 California bulrush ecotypes from Louisiana marshes.Proc. Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association (LASA) meeting.Baton Rouge, LA.CD-ROM.
  30. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, P.K. Subudhi, and S.A. Harrison.2007.Performance of California bulrush elite lines for marsh restoration.Proc. “Advances in Coastal Restoration Research – Presentation by CREST and Louisiana Sea Grant Researchers and Extension Agents,” Baton Rouge, LA. May 17.p. 18.
  31. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S. Mujiharjo, J.L. Nash, and A. McClain.2007.Characteristics of California bulrush seed production and its potential use for a large-scale marsh planting. Proc. “Advances in Coastal Restoration Research – Presentation by CREST and Louisiana Sea Grant Researchers and Extension Agents,” Baton Rouge, LA. May 17.p. 19.
  32. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, I. Wenefrida, and J. Nash.2007.Potential cultivation and seed production aspects of coastal plant smooth cordgrass.Proc. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. p. 100.
  33. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, I. Wenefrida, and R.H. Neill.2007.Aerial seeding and seed-based propagation of Spartina alterniflora for large-scale coastal erosion control and habitat restoration.Proc. 2007 SWS International Conference: Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife – Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Habitat.Sacramento, CA, June 10-15.OmniPress.CD-ROM.
  34. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and J. Dronet.2007.Putative high salt-tolerant California bulrush lines from cellular selections.Proc. “Advances in Coastal Restoration Research – Presentation by CREST and Louisiana Sea Grant Researchers and Extension Agents,” Baton Rouge, LA. May 17.Pp. 19-20.
  35. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe.2007.Amino acid profiles and molecular characteristics of high protein rice lines.Proc. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. p. 67.
  36. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe.2007.Development of high protein rice: Field evaluation, grain appearance, protein content, and amino acid profile of high protein rice lines.Proc. USDA ARS-USA Rice Federation meeting, “Beneath the Hull: Exploiting the health beneficial properties of the rice grains” – New Orleans, LA.
  37. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe.2007.Value added and health benefit potential of nine high protein lines with unique amino-acid profiles.Proc. Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association (LASA) meeting. Baton Rouge, LA.CD-ROM.
  38. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, J.L Nash, and A. McClain.2007.Improved salt tolerant California bulrush: Its potential use for stabilizing newly constructed brackish marshes and habitat restoration.Proc. 2007 SWS International Conference: Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife – Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Habitat.Sacramento, CA, June 10-15.OmniPress.CD-ROM.
  39. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, J.L. Nash, and S.D. Linscombe.2006.Method for streamlining marker-assisted selection: From field sampling to marker analysis.Proc. 31st Rice Technical Working Group Meeting (Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2006), Woodlands, TX. CD-ROM.
  40. Utomo, H.S., M. Materne, S. Harrison, I. Wenefrida, and J. Nash.2006.Seed-based Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) propagation technology for coastal erosion control and wetlands restoration. Proc. Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association (LASA) meeting, Alexandria, LA.
  41. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo.2006.Crude protein content and phenotypic characteristics of high protein lines. Proc. 31st Rice Technical Working Group Meeting (Feb. 26-Mar. 1), Woodlands, TX.CD-ROM.
  42. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, and G. Fine.2005.Cellular selection and breeding approaches to the development of salt-tolerant California bulrush for use in saltmarsh erosion control and habitat restoration.Proc. 26th Annual International Wetlands Meeting; Charleston, SC; (June 5-10).
  43. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and T.P. Croughan.2004.Genetic diversity within natural populations of smooth cordgrass in Louisiana based on AFLP markers.Proc. Plant and Animal Genome XII Conference, San Diego, CA.
  44. Wenefrida, I., T.P. Croughan, H.S. Utomo, M.M. Meche, X.H. Wang, and J.A. Herrington.2004. Herbicide resistance profiles in Clearfield rice.Proc. 30th Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting (February 29 - March 3).
  45. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and T.P. Croughan.2002.Encapsulation of seedling-like somatic plantlets for producing smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) synthetic seeds with high seedling establishment rates.Proc. 10th International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology. Orlando, FL. p. 93-A.
  46. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and T.P. Croughan. 2002. Genetic diversity of Louisiana smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) based on Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA analyses.Proc. 10th International Association for Plant Tissue Culture & Biotechnology. Orlando, FL. p. 93-A.


Professional Meeting, Workshop, and Conferences

Conferences or Symposiums

  1. Attended, 2017 International Temperate Rice Conference. Griffith, NSW, Australia (presented paper).
  2. Attended, Cotton and Rice Conference, Baton Rouge LA; Attendee, Annual Cotton and Rice Conference (2017).
  3. Attended, Breeders’ Conference 2017. Crowley, LA.
  4. Attended and gave presentations, World Class Visiting Professors Meeting, Jakarta, Dec. 2016.
  5. Attended the Plant and Animal Genome XXIV Conference (PAG XXIV), Feb. 2016, San Diego, CA.
  6. Attended, Breeders’ Conference 2016, Beaumont, TX.
  7. Attended, Cotton and Rice Conference, Baton Rouge LA; Attendee, Annual Cotton and Rice Conference (2015).
  8. Attended, Breeders' meeting, Stoneville MS, 1/27/2015; Attendee, Annual Rice Breeders' Conference.
  9. Attended, Conference "Focus on Biotechnology" 2/27/2015.
  10. Attended, Digital Media Center Auditorium, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA. 2/28/2015.
  11. Attended and gave a presentation at the Center for Research Excellence in Plant Biotechnology and Crop Development Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA. 3/6/2015.
  12. Attended and gave a presentation, the 35th Rice Technical Working Group. February 18-21, 2014. New Orleans, LA; Bi-annual meeting (presenting paper as well).
  13. Attended, the 2013 Acadia Parish Rice and Soybean Production, Crowley, LA, Jan. 3, 2013.
  14. Attended and gave presentations, the 5th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER), Chicago, IL, July 29 - August 2, 2013. Presenter (Oral presentation). NCER is an inter-disciplinary conference on large scale ecosystem restoration presenting state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment.
  15. Attended, the Rice Breeders Conference 2013, Baton Rouge, Jan. 30, 2013.
  16. Attended and gave both oral and poster presentations at the State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 25-27, 2012.
  17. Attended and gave both oral and poster presentations at the 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. Tampa, FL. October 20-25, 2012.
  18. Attended and gave a presentation, the 34th Rice Technical Working Group Meeting. Hot Springs, AR. February 27-March 1, 2012.
  19. Attended and gave presentations, the 224th American Chemistry Society National Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. Aug. 19-23, 2012.
  20. Attended Rice Breeders Conference 2012, Hot Springs, AR. March 1, 2012.
  21. Attended and gave both oral and poster presentations, the 2010 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meeting: Green Revolution 2.0: Food + Energy and Environmental Security. Log Beach CA.
  22. Attended and gave presentations, the 33rd Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, Biloxi, MS.
  23. Attended and gave presentations, the 2010 Annual Society of Wetland Scientists (SWS), Salt Lake City, UT; June 27-July 2, 2010.
  24. Attended and gave presentations, the 5th National Conference and Expo on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration: Preparing for Climate Change - Science, Practice, and Policy. Proc. p. 53. Galveston, TX. Nov., 13-17, 2010.
  25. Attended and gave presentations, the 2010 State of the Coast Conference. Baton Rouge LA, June 8-10, 2010.
  26. Attended Breeders' Conference. 2010 Annual breeder meeting. Baton Rouge, LA
  27. Attended and gave presentations, the 4th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER), Los Angeles, CA.July 20-24, 2009.
  28. Attended, Annual Breeder’s Meeting, the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, AR. 2011
  29. Attended, the 2008 National Plant Breeding Workshop (the SCC-080 Plant Breeding Coordinating Committee), Des Moines, IA.June 16-18, 2008.
  30. Attended and gave oral presentation, the 32nd Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, San Diego, CA.Feb. 19 - 21, 2008.
  31. Attended and gave presentation, the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting.New Orleans, LA. Nov. 4-8, 2007.
  32. Attended, Annual Breeder’s Meeting at Stoneville, MS. 2009
  33. Attended, Annual ACE Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA. 2010
  34. Attended, the Inaugural Meeting of LSU AgCenter Biotechnology Interest Group (BIG) on Aug. 14, 2007 at 214 Efferson Hall, 3 pm. Baton Rouge, LA.
  35. Attended and gave oral presentation, the 2007 SWS International Conference: Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife – Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Habitat.Sacramento, CA, June 10-15, 2007.
  36. Presented research progress of marker survey on the sheath blight mapping population at the RiceCAP PIs Meeting, Woodlands, TX.Feb. 26, 2007.
  37. Participated in the RiceCAP Teleconferencing “Virtual walkthrough of the RiceCAP Data Center. Feb. 21, 2007.
  38. Attended, Breeder’s Conference, Memphis, TN.Feb. 14, 2007.
  39. Invited Speaker and gave presentation, the USDA ARS-USA Rice Federation meeting, “Beneath the Hull: Exploiting the health beneficial properties of the rice grains” – New Orleans, LA (Feb. 1-2, 2007).
  40. Participated in the RiceCAP Teleconference “Bioinformatics Conference Call - an update on the bioinformatics effort and discuss having a website "navigational tutorial" for the RiceCAP PI's.Feb. 7, 2007.
  41. Participated and gave presentation, the USDA ARS-USA Rice Federation meeting, “Beneath the Hull: Exploiting the health beneficial properties of the rice grains” – New Orleans, LA (Feb. 1-2, 2007).
  42. Attended, Tilling (Targeted Induced Lesion in the Genome) Workshop at Washington State University Arabidopsis Tilling Project, Seattle, WA.April 10-13, 2007.
  43. Attended and gave presentation at the RiceCAP mandatory meeting, Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center - Stuttgart, AR.Sep. 26-27, 2006.
  44. Participated in the RiceCAP Teleconference on Biometrics and Statistical Analysis, Stuttgart, AR. June 12, 2006.
  45. Participated at the LSU AgCenter showcase during Congressional Session, the Rotunda Room, Capitol Building, Baton Rouge, LA.May 16, 2006.
  46. Attended and gave presentation, the Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association meeting, Alexandria, LA, April 6, 2006; Presented results on seed-based Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) propagation technology for coastal erosion control and wetlands restoration.
  47. Attended and gave presentation of marker-assisted breeding research at the Rice Technical Working Group Meeting, Woodland, TX, Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2006.
  48. Attended, Sigma Xi annual meeting (2005 and 2006), Baton Rouge, LA.
  49. Attended, Seminar at School of Veterinary Medicine “Discover the latest advances in gene expression, genotyping, PCR, Sequencing, resequencing and fragment analysis. (April 29, 2005).
  50. Attended, Breeder’s Conference in Stoneville, MS (Feb. 17, 2005).
  51. Attended, LPPA/LAA meeting, Baton Rouge, LA and presented two posters in the meeting (March 3, 2005).
  52. Attended, RiceCAP Marker Assisted Breeding Workshop, DBNRRC, Stuttgart, AR (Jun. 14-16, 2005).
  53. Attended and presented research findings, the 26th Annual International Wetlands Meeting; Charleston, SC; Wetlands Society Meeting (June 5-10, 2005).
  54. Attended and presented DNA marker research, the Plant and Animal Genome XII Conference, San Diego, CA (Jan. 10-14, 2004).
  55. Attended and gave research presentation, the 30th RTWG Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Feb. 29 – March 3, 2004.
  56. Attended, Breeder’s Conference, New Orleans, LA (March 2004).
  57. Invited speaker to provide an update on genetic improvement of coastal plants at the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA) meeting, Baton Rouge (March 3, 2004).Title of presentation: Molecular and Conventional Breeding Approaches to Genetic Improvement in Marsh Plants.
  58. Attended, the Louisiana Plant Materials Technical Committee meeting, Galliano, LA (July 21, 2004).
  59. Attended, the LSU Biotech Summit, Woodworth, LA (July 28 and 29, 2004).

Presentations at Professional Meetings (as Senior Author)

  1. Wenefrida. 2017. Non-GMO high protein rice. International Temperate Rice Conference. Griffith, NSW, Australia 6-9th March, 2017.
  2. Wenefrida. 2016. Draft Model of Education break-through program for Papua and West Papua. High Ranking Meeting among Indonesian, Australia, Samoa, and PNG Government representative Coordinated by Coordinating Ministry of Defense. Jayapura, Papua.
  3. Wenefrida. 2016. Draft Technical Requirements of Papua International Rice Research Station in Merauke, Papua. High Ranking Meeting among Indonesian, Australia, Samoa, and PNG Government representative Coordinated by Coordinating Ministry of Defense. Jayapura, Papua.
  4. Wenefrida. 2016. International Connectivity for Education break-through Programs for Papua and West Papua. Inter-ministerial special meeting. Jakarta.
  5. Wenefrida. 2016. World Class Visiting Professors Symposium: a general lecture at University of Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia, 2016.
  6. Wenefrida, 2016. World Class Visiting Professors Symposium: at University of Del Institute of Technology, Silangit, Indonesia 2016.
  7. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2016. Specific Cooking and Grain Quality Properties of High Protein Rice Lines. Proc. 36th Rice technical Working Group.
  8. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2014. Genetic Enhancement of Nutritional Quality in Rice and Other Grain Cereals. Proc. 35th Rice Technical Working Group. February 18-21, 2014. New Orleans, LA. 35:51-52.
  9. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2013. Pelleting and chemical amending seed treatments for improved versatility and success rates of aerial seeding in coastal restoration and erosion control. Proc. The 5th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER), Chicago, IL, July 29 - August 2, 2013. p. 231.
  10. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2012. Field performance and grain characteristics of high protein rice lines. Proc. 34th Rice Technical Working Group. February 27 – March 1, 2012. Hot Springs, AR. 34:48.
  11. Wenefrida, I., Utomo, H.S., and Linscombe, S.D. 2012. Review of mutational breeding and genetic engineering approaches to the development of high protein content in the grain. Proc. 24th American Chemistry Society National Meeting & Exposition. Philadelphia, PA. August 19-23, 2012. (Invited speaker).
  12. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and M. Materne. 2012. Commercial Seed Production Systems as a Means for Protecting Seed Source for Restoration. Proc. the 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. Tampa, FL. October 20-25, 2012. Abstract book.
  13. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and J.T. Linscombe, 2010. Genetic evaluation of California bulrush (Schoenoplectus californicus) for salt-tolerance and phytoremediation potentials in wetland restoration. The 2010 Annual Society of Wetland Scientists, Salt Lake City, UT, June 27- July 2, 2010. Abstract book, p. 78.
  14. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe. 2010. Evaluation of High Protein Rice Lines. (poster #124). The 2010 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Meeting.Long Beach CA. Program Abstract, p. 77.
  15. Wenefrida, I., Utomo, H.S., and Linscombe, S.D. 2010. Nutritional value of rice and current research efforts to enhance grain protein content among Louisiana lines. Proc. Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, Biloxi, MS, 33:48-49.
  16. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and M.D. aterne. 2009. Improving California Bulrush (Schoenoplectus californicus) for wast contaminant remover in urban ecosystem restoration and wae energy buffering in tidal marsh restoration. Proc 3rd National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, p. 403 July 20-24 2009, Los Angeles, CA.
  17. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo.2008.Amino acid profiles of high protein rice and development of mixed sister lines for optimum composition of essential amino acid.Proc 32nd Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, Feb. 19 - 21.San Diego, CA.
  18. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and J. Dronet.2007. Advances in coastal restoration research – Presentation by CREST and Louisiana Sea Grant Researchers and Extension Agents.Title: “Putative high salt-tolerant California bulrush lines from cellular selections” (Poster). May 17, 2007. Baton Rouge, LA.
  19. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and J. Dronet.2007.Putative high salt-tolerant California bulrush lines from cellular selections.Proc. “Advances in Coastal Restoration Research – Presentation by CREST and Louisiana Sea Grant Researchers and Extension Agents,” Baton Rouge, LA. May 17.
  20. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe.2007.Amino acid profiles and molecular characteristics of high protein rice lines.Proc. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  21. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe.2007.Development of high protein rice: Field evaluation, grain appearance, protein content, and amino acid profile of high protein rice lines.Proc. the USDA ARS-USA Rice Federation meeting, “Beneath the Hull: Exploiting the health beneficial properties of the rice grains” – New Orleans, LA.
  22. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, and S.D. Linscombe.2007.Value added and health benefit potential of nine high protein lines with unique amino-acid profiles. Proc. Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association (LASA) meeting.Baton Rouge, LA.
  23. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, J.L Nash, and A. McClain.2007.Improved salt tolerant California bulrush: Its potential use for stabilizing newly constructed brackish marshes and habitat restoration.Proc. 2007 SWS International Conference: Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife – Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Habitat.Sacramento, CA, June 10-15.
  24. Wenefrida, I., S.D. Linscombe, and H.S. Utomo. The 31st Rice Technical Working Group Meeting. Title: “Crude protein content and phenotypic characteristics of high protein lines” (15 minutes oral). Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2006, Woodlands, TX.
  25. Wenefrida, I., H.S. Utomo, M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, and G. Fine.26th Annual International Wetlands Meeting.Title: “Cellular selection and breeding approaches to the development of salt-tolerant California bulrush for use in saltmarsh erosion control and habitat restoration”. (Poster).June 5-10, 2005.Charleston, SC.
  26. Wenefrida, I., T.P. Croughan, H.S. Utomo, M.M. Meche, X.H. Wang, and J.A. Herrington.2004.30th Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting Title: “Herbicide Resistance Profiles in Clearfield Rice”. (15 minutes oral).Feb. 29 – Mar. 3.

Presentations at Professional Meetings (as Co-Author)

  1. Utomo, H.S. and I. Wenefrida. 2016. Global Trends in Agricultural Biotechnology and How Technology Networking Can Effectively Overcome ASEAN’s Regional Challenges. Proc. ASEAN Microbial Biotechnology Conference 2016. Bali, August 3-4, 2016.
  2. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and C. LeJeune. 2013. Planting time and aerial application of smooth cordgrass seed for rapid revegetation of newly constructed coastal marshes. Proc. The 5th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration (NCER), Chicago, IL, July 29 - August 2, 2013. p. 219.
  3. Utomo, H., I. Wenefrida, M. Materne, and S.D. Linscombe. 2012. Rapid revegetation of newly created marshes through aerial planting for quick land stabilization. Proc. the 6th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration. Tampa, FL. October 20-25, 2012.
  4. Utomo, H.S., Linscombe, S.D., and Wenefrida, I. 2012. Comparative mutational site of high lysine rice lines and other crops. Proc. 34th Rice Technical Working Group. February 27 – March 1, 2012. Hot Springs, AR. 34:47.
  5. Utomo, H.S., Wenefrida, I., Materne, M.D., and Linscombe, S. 2012. Developing innovative coastal restoration tools through seed-based planting and coated or tableted seed. Proc. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 25-27, 2012.
  6. Utomo, H.S., Wenefrida, I., Materne, M.D., and Linscombe, S. 2012. Innovative coastal restoration tool using airplane and airboat for rapid stabilization of newly created marshes. Proc. State of the Coast Conference, New Orleans, LA. June 25-27, 2012
  7. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and S.D. Linscombe.2010. Molecular Characterization of High Protein Rice Lines. (Poster #268). The 2010 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Meeting.Long Beach, CA. Program Abstract, p. 80.
  8. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, D.E. Groth, and S.D. Linscombe. 2010. Molecular Characteristics of High Rice Grain Protein Content and Potential Marker Development. Proc. the 33rd Rice Technical Working Group (RTWG) Meeting, Biloxi, MS. 33:49-50.
  9. Utomo, H.S., J. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Aerial seeding and transplant canister applications for large-scale coastal wetland restoration; program abstracts.The 2010 Annual Meeting of Society of Wetland Scientists, Salt Lake City, UT, June 27- July 2, 2010. Abstract Book, p. 74.
  10. Utomo, H.S., J. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Transplant Canister and Aerial Seeding Applications of Spartina Alterniflora for Large-Scale Coastal Marsh Restoration. Oral presentation at the 2010 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA International Annual Meetings Meeting.Long Beach, CA. Program Abstract, p. 74.
  11. Utomo, H.S., J.T. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Large-Scale Revegetation Tool Using Aerial Seeding and Transplant Canisters. Proc. the 5th National Conference on Coastal and Estuarine Habitat Restoration: Preparing for Climate Change - Science, Practice, and Policy. Galveston, TX. Nov., 13-17, 2010. p. 53.
  12. Utomo, H.S., J.T. Linscombe, and I. Wenefrida. 2010. Transplant canister and aerial seeding applications of Spartina alterniflora: Revegetation tools for large-scale coastal marsh creation and restoration. The state of the Coast Conference. Baton Rouge, LA. June 6-8, 2010.
  13. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, and I. Wenefrida.2009.Accomplishments and challenges in genetic improvement and aerial planting application for a large-scale ecosystem restoration in highly eroded intertidal marshes.Proc. 4th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Los Angeles, CA, July 20-24 (Oral presentation).
  14. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and M. Materne.2007.Title: “Short-term and long-term germination characteristics of 48 California bulrush ecotypes from Louisiana marshes.”Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association (LASA) meeting.Baton Rouge, LA.
  15. Utomo, H.S., M. Materne, S. Harrison, I. Wenefrida, and J. Nash. Louisiana Agricultural Sciences Association (LASA) meeting.Title: “Seed-based Spartina alterniflora (smooth cordgrass) propagation technology for coastal erosion control and wetlands restoration.” (15 minute oral).Alexandria, LA.
  16. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, I. Wenefrida, and R.H. Neill.2007 SWS International Conference: Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife – Resolving Conflicts and Restoring Habitat. Title: “Aerial seeding and seed-based propagation of Spartina alterniflora for large-scale coastal erosion control and habitat restoration.” (15 minute oral). Jun. 12, 2007. Sacramento, CA.

Poster Presentation (National)

  1. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, M.D. Materne, P.K. Subudhi, and S.A. Harrison.2007. Advances in Coastal Restoration Research – Presentation by CREST and Louisiana Sea Grant Researchers and Extension Agents.Title: “Performance of California bulrush elite lines for marsh restoration.” (Poster). May 17. Baton Rouge, LA.
  2. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, S. Mujiharjo, J.L. Nash, and A. McClain. 2007.Advances in Coastal Restoration Research – Presentation by CREST and Louisiana Sea Grant Researchers and Extension Agents. Title: “Characteristics of California bulrush seed production and its potential use for a large-scale marsh planting” (Poster).May 17. Baton Rouge, LA.
  3. Utomo, H.S., M.D. Materne, S.A. Harrison, I. Wenefrida, and J. Nash.2007.Potential cultivation and seed production aspects of coastal plant smooth cordgrass.Proc. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
  4. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, J.L. Nash, and S.D. Linscombe. 31st Rice Technical Working Group Meeting. Title: “Method for streamlining marker-assisted selection: From field sampling to marker analysis.” (Poster). Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2006, Woodlands, TX.
  5. Utomo, H.S., I. Wenefrida, and T.P. Croughan.International Plant and Animal Genome XII Conference.Title: “Genetic diversity within natural populations of smooth cordgrass in Louisiana based on AFLP markers” (Poster).

Invited Speaker and Lectureships:

  1. Invited as an education and biotech expert to speak at the Coordinating Ministerial Summit Meeting for Higher Agriculture, Education, and Economic Development, Jayapura (Papua), 2016.
  2. Invited as an education and biotech expert to speak at the Inter Ministerial Special Task-Force Meeting, Jakarta, 2016.
  3. Invited to give a general lecture at University of Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia, 2016.
  4. Invited to give a general lecture at University of Del Institute of Technology, Silangit, Indonesia 2016.
  5. Invited to give a speech at the 24th American Chemistry Society National Meeting & Exposition. Philadelphia, PA. August 19-23, 2012.
  6. Invited Speaker and gave presentation, the USDA ARS-USA Rice Federation meeting, “Beneath the Hull: Exploiting the health beneficial properties of the rice grains” – New Orleans, LA (Feb. 1-2, 2007).

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