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The 58th ESJ Annual Meeting
Ecological Society of Japan

March 8th -12th, 2011
Sapporo-Hokkaido

Reported by Daisuke Horii and Rachmad Firdaus


Daisuke

greengreengreengreengreenIt 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.
greengreengreengreengreenI am supposed to give a poster presentation in the annual meeting next year. I got a lot of new knowledge and energy from ESJ58. Next time, I would like to make people feel like how I felt this time. I will try hard to make an impressive presentation! I hope it will be as good enough Best Poster Prize for me!

 


Rachmad

greengreengreengreengreenI 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.
greengreengreengreengreenIn general, the meeting gave important new insights to participants especially students and researchers. We not only showed our publications but also learned about the development of landscape ecology and asked questions directly to the authors. All presenters at this meeting showed that it was important to improve and to enhance research in the area of ecology in particular its relationship with human life and the future of the Earth.
greengreengreengreengreenDue to the broad range of interesting topics, it is important to make same group or topics research networks from students or researchers at different universities or research institutes. These efforts may lead to opportunities to participate in international collaborative research.
greengreengreengreengreenTo sum up, I want to extend by gratitude to the organizers who did an excellent job, and deserve recognition. It is not easy to run a big conference. I wish to participate in the 59th ESJ in Shiga.

 

Outline of ESJ58
greengreengreengreengreenThe 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.
greengreengreengreengreenThe 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.
greengreengreengreengreenThe 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.

greengreengreengreengreenThere 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

Day/Date

Activity

Tuesday
March 8

Organized sessions, Business meetings and Workshops

Wednesday
March 9

Symposia, Oral and poster sessions, Organized sessions, Workshops

Thursday
March 10

Symposia, Oral and poster sessions, Organized sessions, Workshops

Friday
March 11

General meeting, Award ceremony, Award recipient lectures, Oral and poster sessions

Saturday
March 12

Symposia, Organized sessions, Forum, Workshops, Public lecture

Conference in Action
greengreengreengreengreenIn 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:

Participants

Presentations’ Title

Nobukazu NAKAGOSHI
(Professor)

ドイツにおけるエコパークと文化的景観の保語;
国指定重要文化的景観の生態系評価
Conservation of cultural landscape and Eco park? in Germany; Biological assessment of national important cultural landscape

R.L Kaswanto
(PhD student)

Designing Low Carbon Society Management toward Sustainability of Home gardens Practices in Indonesia

Rachmad Firdaus
(PhD student)

Priority Determination on Handling The Critical Land at Cirasea Watershed, Bandung Regency

Wataru YAMAZAKI
(Researcher)

広島県太田川流域に生息するキシツツジの保全と河川護岸の自然再生
Conservation of proxy azaleas in the Ota river basin and river revetment for nature restoration in Hiroshima prefecture

Brando Cabigas RAZON
(Master’s student)

Sustainable Development Strategy for Coral Reef Resources, Mindanao

Johaerudin
(Master’s student)

Identification of Potential Area for Oil Palm Plantation in Landak regency, West Kalimantan

Efsa Caesariantika
(Master’s student)

Vegetation Dynamics due to Invasion of Acacia nilotica in Bekol Savana Baluran National Park, Indonesia

Jonh Piter Garoga LUBIS
(Master’s student)

Land Use Change Detecting by Remote Sensing and GIS in Bodri Watershed, Central Java

Taishin KAMEOKA
(Master’s student)

Case Study of Environment project, Naga City in The Philippines

Maki WATANABE
(Master’s student)

広島県北西部におけるニホンザルによる農作物被害の変遷
Japanese Monkey crop damage transition in Northwest Hiroshima Prefecture

Ima Yudin Rayaningtyas
(Master’s student)

Implementation of REDD+ in Indonesia

Takuya SHIMADA
(undergraduate student)

広島県内の魚つき保安林とその周辺の森林構造
Forest structure of protection forest with fish and surrounding forest in Hiroshima Prefecture

Eri SAKAGUCHI
(undergraduate student)

ダム湖の微気候が周辺植生の生育期間に与える影響
Influence of dam lake microclimate on plants growth period

Mariko OGAWA
(undergraduate student)

灰塚ウェットランドにおける人工湿地の生態系サービスに関する研究
Study for ecosystem services in artificial wetland in Haizuka Wetland 

greengreengreengreengreenDuring 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

greengreengreengreengreenIn 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

ESJ58 Agreement

The Settlement of Accounts for Fiscal 2010

Fiscal 2011 budget

Modifications

Voting computerization

Privacy policy

ESJ 60th (2013) venue> Shizuoka prefecture

ESJ 61st (2014) venue> Chushikoku region

Promotion of English in the Conference

greengreengreengreengreenThe 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).

Special Excursion
greengreengreengreengreenAll 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.
greengreengreengreengreenAfter 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)

greengreengreengreengreenESJ 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!!

Acknowledgements
greengreengreengreengreenAll participants from landscape ecology laboratory of IDEC thank the Global Environment Leaders (GELs) Program, Hiroshima University for supporting our participation at this conference.  

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Rachmad

Pertemuan Tahunan Masyarakat Ekologi Jepang
(Annual meeting of Ecological Society of Japan)
Ke-58

8-12 Maret 2011
Sapporo-Hokkaido

Gambaran ESJ ke-58
Masyarakat Ekologi Jepang (Ecological Society of Japan - ESJ), didirikan tahun 1949, merupakan organisasi di yang mempromosikan penelitian pada seluruh aspek ekologi (sumber: http://www.esj.ne.jp/esj/index-e.html). Hingga akhir tahun 2009, jumlah anggota ESJ melebihi 4000 orang yang berasal dari berbagai latar belakang seperti peneliti, pengusaha, pelajar yang berasosiasi dengan aspek ekologi.

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:
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.
Pada pertemuan ini, jumlah peserta mencapai lebih dari 2100 orang. Terdapat 73 kegiatan (symposia, forums, workshops) dan lebih dari 1200 presentation (baik presentasi lisan maupun poster), selain setidaknya 1400 orang sebagai presenter. (jadwal pertemuan tahunan selengkapnya pada laporan berbahasa Inggris)

Pelaksanaan konferensi
Pada bagian ini, terdapat 15 peserta dari IDEC - Hiroshima University termasuk 1 Professor,? 1 peneliti, 2 mahasiswa S3 students, 7 mahasiswa S2, dan 3 mahasiswa S1. (Informasi lengkap tentang tema presentasi dapat dilihat pada laporan berbahasa Inggris).
Pada sesi presentasi lisan, para pembicara dari lab kita menjelaskan 3 aspek berbeda dalam penelitian ekologi. Tanggal 9 maret 2011, Sdr. Kaswanto, mahasiswa S3 tahun ke-2, mempresentasikan bagaimana merancang pengelolaan low carbon society di Indonesia. Yang kedua, Prof. Nakagoshi mempresentasikan tentang konservasi pada cultural landscape. Hari berikutnya, topik terakhir tentang penentuan prioritas penanganan lahan kritis disampaikan oleh Sdr. Rachmad Firdaus, mahasiswa S3 tahun ke-1.
Pada sesi presentasi poster, terdapat lebih beragam tema dan bidang penelitian. Contohnya, Sdr. Joehaeruddin menyajikan tentang perkebunan kelapa sawit di Kalimantan, Sdr. Brando menjelaskan tentang pengelolaan terumbu karang di Filipina, Sdr. Ima menekankan tentang implementasi REDD+ di Indonesia Indonesia and Sdr. Watanabe menampilkan kerusakan tanaman oleh Monyet Jepang di bagian Barat Daya Jepang, Provinsi Hiroshima.

Kesepakatan pada ESJ ke-58 in ESJ58
(detail kesepakan lengkap dapat dilihat pada laporan bahasa Inggris)
Hal yang paling penting dari kesepakan ini bagi pelajar adalah promosi konferensi dalam bahasa inggris. Hal ini penting karena pada ESJ ke-59, penghargaan untuk presentasi lisan dan poster diberikan hanya yang menggunakan bahasa Inggris. Alasan lain adalah bahwa ESJ ke-59 akan dilaksanakan bersamaan dengan konferensi East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies (EAFES).

Wisata khusus
Seluruh peserta dari lab kita cukup beruntung karena berkunjung pada beberapa tempat wisata di Sapporo. Kita mengunjungi beberapa tempat yang menarik di Sapporo seperti, Akarenga, Hitsujigaoka observation hill, Otaru, Shiroi koibito park, Sapporo dome, Mt. Moiwa, etc. setelah kembali ke Hiroshima, kami menyampaikan pengealaman menarik tersebut kepada anggota lab lainnya pada saat seminar lab pertama dimulai tanggal 12 april 2011. Seluruh mahasiswa senang mendengat keberhasilan kami dan berminat pada presentasi tentang ESJ ke 58.
ESJ ke 59 akan dilaksanakan bulan Maret 2012 di Ryukoku University, Shiga. Sebagai tambahan, kegiatan ini akan digabungkan dengan EAFES sebagaimana diatas. Ayo persiapkan riset anda dan sampai jumpa di Shiga!

Penghargaan/terima kasih
Seluruh peserta dari lab. lanskap ekologi, IDEC, mengucapkan terima kasih kepada Global Environment Leaders (GELs) program, Hiroshima University atas dukungannya dalam konferensi ini.

Pandangan reporter tentang annual meeting
(Impression of this symposium by the Reporter)

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.
Secara umum, pertemuan memberikan pandangan yang penting bagi peserta khususnya bagi pelajar dan peneliti.? Dari pertemuan tersebut, kita tidak hanya menunjukan publikasi kita tetapi juga belajar tentang perkembangan landskap ekologi dan bertanya langsung kepada penulis/penelitinya. Seluruh peserta menyatakan bahwa pertemuan ini penting untuk mengembangkan dan meningkatkan penelitian di bidang ekologi dan hubungannya dengan kehidupan manusia dan masa depan bumi.
Sehubungan dengan beragam topik yang menarik, dipandang penting untuk membentuk jaringan penelitian dari kelompok atau topik yang sama, diantara para pelajar atau peneliti dari universitas atau institusi penelitian yang berbeda. Upaya ini akan memberikan peluang untuk berpartisipasi pada kolaborasi penelitian internasional.
Kesimpulannya, saya ingin mengucapkan terima kasih kepada penyelenggara yang telah melakukan pekerjaan dengan baik dan and layak mendapat penghargaan. Hal ini karena tidak mudah untuk menyelenggarakan konferensi yang besar. Saya berharap dapat berpartisipasi kembali pada ESJ ke-59 di Shiga.

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