National Research and Innovation Agency Republic of Indonesia (BRIN)
Virni Budi Arifanti is a senior researcher at the National Research and Innovation Agency Republic of Indonesia (BRIN). Formerly she works as a researcher at the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. She specializes in tropical mangrove ecosystems, wetlands ecology, blue carbon, and climate change mitigation. She has a keen interest in carbon dynamics of tropical mangrove ecosystems and nature-based solutions (NbS). She has been involved in several international research collaborations. She earned her PhD at Oregon State University, USA, in forest ecology. Her MSc was obtained from Ghent University, Belgium, and got a bachelor degree from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB).