Symposium of Integrative Biology: World Tour
November 11, 2019
Clock Tower, Kyoto University
*We may ask for some donations for the party
The primary goal of this symposium is to gather and help networking among variety of field biologists. Interdisciplinary approach produce interesting and innovative science, and also would help tackling to entangle the complicated natural ecosystems. Kyoto University is proud of the rich group of field biologists. We hope this symposium would initiate more interactions among scientists across disciplinary and across countries.
マクロ生物学百花繚乱 ～アジアの生物多様性～ Symposium of Integrative Biology: Biodiversity in Asia
|Richard Corlett （Chinese Academy of Sciences, China）|
How do the East Asian tropics differ from other tropical regions?
Richard Corlett did his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Cambridge and PhD at the Australian National University, with fieldwork in Papua New Guinea. He has taught at Chiang Mai University (1980-82), National University of Singapore (1982-87 and 2008-2012), and University of Hong Kong (1988-2008). Since 2012, he has been at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Yunnan. His research focuses on ecology and conservation in tropical East Asia. In addition to many scientific papers, he has written several books, including The Ecology of Tropical East Asia (Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 2019).
|LeRoy Poff （Colorado State University, USA）|
Understanding patterns of stream species diversity and vulnerability to climate change along latitudinal and elevation gradients – integration of physiology, genomics and evolutionary history in a five-year study.
N. LeRoy Poff is a Professor of Biology at Colorado State University, USA and holds a partial appointment as Distinguished Professor at the University of Canberra, Australia. He has 35 years of experience in exploring relationships between environmental variability and species interactions and community structure in streams and rivers from local to global scales. By developing techniques to quantify streamflow variability in ecologically meaningful terms and using species (functional) traits as generalized, mechanistic response variables, he has made fundamental and interdisciplinary contributions to the scientific understanding of riverine ecosystems that supports sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems in the face of human pressures for water and of rapid climate change.
|Kanehiro Kitayama (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)|
A journey from Hawaii to Borneo: Linking biodiversity with ecosystem ecology to understand the mechanisms of the maintenance of tropical forests through a comparison of oceanic vs. continental islands
Kanehiro KITAYAMA is professor of forest ecology at the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University. He received his Ph.D. (Botany) at University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1992. He was senior researcher at Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (1994-2000) before moving to Kyoto. His major research interests include ecosystem ecology of tropical rain forests and sustainable forest management. He maintains long-term monitoring sites on Mount Kinabalu and other parts of Borneo. He is the author of more than 140 peer reviewed papers and the book “Co-benefits of sustainable forestry –Ecological studies of a certified Bornean rain forest, Springer.”
|Shiro Kohshima (Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University)|
From Himalaya to Ocean, from Glacier to Tropical Rain Forest : enjoy field studies all over the world
Shiro Kohshima was borne in 1955 at Nagoya, graduated Fac. Science of Kyoto University in 1980. He started his field works from the study on snow insects, adults of which are active on the winter snow. He visited Himalayan glaciers to find insects because he believed that some cold-tolerant insects should be there and discovered the insects that spend all their lifecycle in the snow and ice of the glacier. He continues the studies on glacier ecosystems all over the world. He also studied with his students on various animals including dolphins, orangutans, tapirs, elephants, humans, etc., plants and microorganisms.
|10:10-11:00||Kanehiro Kitayama (Agriculture, Kyoto Univ.)||A journey from Hawaii to Borneo: Linking biodiversity with ecosystem ecology to understand the mechanisms of the maintenance of tropical forests through a comparison of oceanic vs. continental islands|
|11:00-11:50||Richard Corlett（Chinese Academy of Sciences, China）||How do the East Asian tropics differ from other tropical regions?|
|12:00-12:20||Kanto Nishikawa (Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto Univ.)||Species diversity, breeding ecology, and life history variation in Japanese hynobiid salamanders|
|12:20-12:40||DIWPA member (To be determined by early September)||TBA
|12:40-13:00||Masae Ishihara (FSERC, Kyoto Univ.)||Biodiversity crisis due to deer overgrazing and long-term conservational research in Ashiu Forest Research Station|
|14:00-14:50||Shiro Koshima（WRC, Kyoto Univ.）||From Himalaya to Ocean, from Glacier to Tropical Rain Forest : enjoy field studies all over the world|
|14:50-15:40||LeRoy Poff（Colorado State University, USA）||Understanding patterns of stream species diversity and vulnerability to climate change along latitudinal and elevation gradients – integration of physiology, genomics and evolutionary history in a five-year study.|
|16:00-16:20||Hiroki Sato（ASAFAS, Kyoto Univ.）||From a lemur dung to a forest ecosystem: Regeneration of ecological studies in Madagascar|
|16:20-16:40||Erik Hobbie（University of New Hampshire, USA: Visiting Prof. at CER, Kyoto Univ.）||Functional diversity of mycorrhizal and saprotrophic fungi from boreal forests and the Arctic|
|16:40-17:00||Koji Takayama (Science, Kyoto Univ.)||Around the world in 11 million years: separation and reunion of a pantropical mangrove genus Rhizophora|
|17:00-17:30||Closing, Group photo|
Call for Posters! ポスター募集!
Biologists, all gather around! We are looking forward to hearing your research. Any scientists inside or outside Kyoto University are welcomed to present poster. As this is supposed to be a casual poster session, you may bring in your past posters. (Either English or Japanese is OK.)
締切: 2019年10月1日 Deadline: October 1, 2019
Post symposium field workshop ワークショップ
We will visit Ashiu Forest Research Station of Kyoto University and learn the real science. Researchers who are conducting researches at the research forest will give field tour as we hike through the research forest. Free to attend. We will be a shuttle bus service from the main campus of Kyoto University.
November 12, 2019 (Tuesday) 2019年11月12日（火）
Ashiu Forest Research Station 芦生研究林
Registration is required to attend the workshop Deadline: October 1, 2019
Sponsorship: Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
Co-host: Field Science Education and Research Center, Wildlife Research Center, Primate Research Institute, Graduate School of Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Committee of the symposium
Hiromi Uno, Takafumi Nakano, Koji Takayama, Satoshi Nakagawa, Kozue Kinoshita, Kazuya Kobayashi, Goro Hanya, Masae Ishihara, Masami Kimura