NKK Lab Report
The 58th ESJ Annual Meeting
Ecological Society of Japan
March 8th -12th, 2011
Reported by Daisuke Horii and Rachmad Firdaus
It was my first time in my life to attend at an official conference. I was surprised at the number of people and the heated atmosphere, above all everything impressed me. I realized that I have to study harder because I could not understand the majority of academic presentations though it motivated me.
I had the privilege of attending the 58th ESJ annual meeting in Sapporo, Japan. It was an inspiring experience to participate in this meeting during the week of March 8th -12th , 2011. The participants in the conference were including scientists, lecturers, students, researchers, etc.
Outline of ESJ58
The Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ), founded in 1949, is an organization in Japan to promote research in all aspects of ecology (source: http://www.esj.ne.jp/esj/index-e.html). Until the end of 2009, the number of ESJ members exceeded 4000 whom are from diverse backgrounds such as researchers, private sector and students who are associated with ecology.
The annual meeting was held from March 8th to 12th 2011 at Sapporo Convention Centre in Hokkaido. It was organized by the Ecological Society of Japan in conjunction with the Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere of Hokkaido University.
The 31 topics offered are as follows:
1. Plant community 2 .Plant population 3. Plant eco physiology 4. Plant reproduction 5. Life history of plants 6. Pollination 7. Seed dispersal 8. Mycological ecology 9. Microbial ecology 10. Landscape ecology 11. Succession/Regeneration 12. Phenology 13. Animal-plant interactions 14. Evolution 15. Species diversity 16. Mathematical ecology 17. Animal community 18. Animal reproduction 19. Animal population 20. Life history of animals 21. Behavior 22. Socioecology 23. Molecular ecology 24. Paleoecology 25. Conservation 26. Ecosystem management 27. Invasive species 28. Urban ecology 29. Production ecology 30. Material cycling 31. Education and popularization of ecology.
There were over 2100 participants attended, and 73 events (symposia, forums, organized session and workshops) with over 1200 presentations (oral presentations and posters) including at least 1400 presenters.
Schedule of the Annual Meeting
Organized sessions, Business meetings and Workshops
Symposia, Oral and poster sessions, Organized sessions, Workshops
Symposia, Oral and poster sessions, Organized sessions, Workshops
General meeting, Award ceremony, Award recipient lectures, Oral and poster sessions
Symposia, Organized sessions, Forum, Workshops, Public lecture
Conference in Action
In this section, there were 15 participants from IDEC- Hiroshima University including our Professor, one researcher, two PhD students, seven master’s students and three undergraduates. The titles of their poster presentations are listed as follow:
Conservation of cultural landscape and Eco park? in Germany; Biological assessment of national important cultural landscape
Designing Low Carbon Society Management toward Sustainability of Home gardens Practices in Indonesia
Priority Determination on Handling The Critical Land at Cirasea Watershed, Bandung Regency
Conservation of proxy azaleas in the Ota river basin and river revetment for nature restoration in Hiroshima prefecture
Brando Cabigas RAZON
Sustainable Development Strategy for Coral Reef Resources, Mindanao
Identification of Potential Area for Oil Palm Plantation in Landak regency, West Kalimantan
Vegetation Dynamics due to Invasion of Acacia nilotica in Bekol Savana Baluran National Park, Indonesia
Jonh Piter Garoga LUBIS
Land Use Change Detecting by Remote Sensing and GIS in Bodri Watershed, Central Java
Case Study of Environment project, Naga City in The Philippines
Japanese Monkey crop damage transition in Northwest Hiroshima Prefecture
Ima Yudin Rayaningtyas
Implementation of REDD+ in Indonesia
Forest structure of protection forest with fish and surrounding forest in Hiroshima Prefecture
Influence of dam lake microclimate on plants growth period
Study for ecosystem services in artificial wetland in Haizuka Wetland
During the oral presentations, the presenters from our lab explained the three different aspects of ecological research. On March 9th, Mr. Kaswanto, a 2nd year PhD student, presented on how to design low carbon society management in Indonesia. Secondly, Prof. Nakagoshi presented about conservation of cultural landscape. On the following day, the last topic about priority determination on handling the land degradation was presented by Mr. Rachmad Firdaus, a 1st year PhD student.
Oral presentation session
Left to right: Prof. Nakagoshi, Kaswanto, Rachmad Firdaus
In the poster display area, there were more topics and areas of research. For example, Mr. Joehaeruddin highlighted palm plantations in Kalimantan, Mr. Brando explained about coral reef management in The Philippines, Ms. Ima focused on the implementation of REDD+ in Indonesia and Ms. Watanabe presented Japanese Monkey crop damage transition in Northwest Hiroshima Prefecture. You can see all of their topics on the table above.
Poster galary (left)
Ima and Joehaeruddin in front of their posters (right)
Brando and Efsa explaining about their research
The Settlement of Accounts for Fiscal 2010
Fiscal 2011 budget
ESJ 60th (2013) venue> Shizuoka prefecture
ESJ 61st (2014) venue> Chushikoku region
Promotion of English in the Conference
The most important thing for students is “Promotion of using English in Conference”. Because of that, in ESJ 59th, Poster awards will be awarded to only English Poster presentations. One of the reasons is that ESJ 59th will be held with The East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES).
All participants from our lab were lucky enough to go on some excursions in Sapporo. We visited some exiting places in Sapporo such as Akarenga, Hitsujigaoka observation hill, Otaru, Shiroi koibito park, Sapporo dome, Mt. Moiwa, etc.
After we came back to Hiroshima, we reported our amazing experience to other lab members during the first lab seminar on April 12th, 2011. All students were happy to hear our achievement and also interested in other presentations at the ESJ 58th.
Smart action at Hitsujiaoka observation hill(left)
In front of Akarenga(right)
ESJ 59th will be held in March 2011 at Ryukoku University, Shiga prefecture. In addition, it will be jointly held with EAFES as mentioned above. Please prepare your research and see you in Shiga!!
All participants from landscape ecology laboratory of IDEC thank the Global Environment Leaders (GELs) Program, Hiroshima University for supporting our participation at this conference.
Pertemuan Tahunan Masyarakat Ekologi Jepang
8-12 Maret 2011
Gambaran ESJ ke-58
Pertemuan tahunan dilaksanakan dari tanggal 8-12 maret 2011 di Sapporo Convention Centre, Hokkaido. Kegiatan ini dikelola oleh ESJ bekerja sama dengan the field science center for northern biosphere of Hokkaido University. Terdapat 31 topik yang ditawarkan pada pertemuan tahunan tersebut berikut:
Kesepakatan pada ESJ ke-58 in ESJ58
Pandangan reporter tentang annual meeting
Saya mendapat kehormatan untuk menghadiri pertemuan tahun ESJ yang ke-58 diSapporo, Jepang.? Hal tersebut juga merupakan pengalaman yang menginspirasi dapat berpartisipasi pada pertemuan ini selama sepekan dari tanggl 8-12 maret 2011. Peserta pertemuan adalah ilmuwan, pengajar/dosen, pelajar, peneliti dan sebagainya.