3-5 March, 2018
The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
About the Symposium
We are pleased to inform you that the University of Tokyo Forests will host the Interim Symposium: Achievements and Prospects for the Network of Long-term Research Field Stations in Asian Forests, which will be held at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan on 3-5 March, 2018. The Symposium is organized under the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core-to-Core Program (B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms) “Developing a network of long-term research field stations to monitor environmental changes and ecosystem responses in Asian forests”. It includes two-day symposium and business meeting, followed by a field trip to Ecohydrology Research Institute or the University of Tokyo Chiba Forest.
3-5 March 2018
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences (GSALS), The University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo Forests, The University of Tokyo
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
March 3 (SAT) – Lecture Room, Angel Research Building, Yayoi Auditorium Annex, GSALS, The University of Tokyo
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 17:00 Symposium
9:00 Welcome Address
9:10 Plenary Speech by UTokyo (Japan)
10:00 Tea Break
10:20 Interim Report by Research Groups (RG1-3)
11:50 Group Photo
13:00 Invited Speech by SNU (Korea)
13:30 Invited Speech by NTU (Taiwan)
14:00 Invited Speech by KU (Thailand)
14:30 Invited Speech by UMS (Malaysia)
15:00 Tea Break
15:20 Invited Speech by UGM (Indonesia)
15:50 Invited Speech by NUS (Singapore)
16:20 Invited Speech by USJP (Sri Lanka)
16:50 Closing Remarks
March 4 (SUN) – Lecture Room, Angel Research Building, Yayoi Auditorium Annex, GSALS, The University of Tokyo
9:00-12:00 Business meeting
9:00 Opening Address
9:10 Session 1
10:20 Tea Break
10:40 Session 2
11:50 Closing Remarks
13:30- Departure to ERI or UTCBF
March 5 (MON) – Research Group Field Visit
RG1: Ecohydrology Research Institute (ERI)
RG2&3: The University of Tokyo Chiba Forest (UTCBF)
On the 3rd of March, invited speakers from core universities (SNU, NTU, KU, UMS) are kindly requested to present the following topics: 1) Brief introduction of research organization, facilities (incl. university forest) and activities in your university, 2) Achievements (FY 2016-17) and prospects (FY 2018) under the current JSPS C2C Program in your university, 3) Potential opportunities for collaboration and possible contributions to the Network.
Invited speakers from core-candidate universities (UGM, NUS, USJP) are kindly requested to present the following topics: 1) Brief introduction of research organization, facilities (incl. university forest), and activities in your university, 2) Present situation and future plan on long-term monitoring in your university forest, 3) Long-term researches that have been carried out by (faculty and/or university forest) staffs and/or students, 4) Potential opportunities for collaboration and possible contributions to the Network.
On the 4th of March in the morning, we will discuss the following topics:
· Strategy for the 2nd phase of JSPS C2C Program
· Schedule for publications
· MOU as a group among member universities (not bilateral MOU)
Call for Abstracts
Please send an abstract of your presentation before February 20, 2018.
· Each abstract must not exceed 150 words. Include the Title of Presentation, Name, Affiliation, Country, Email Address, and Text (the abstract template attached with this circular).
· Please submit the abstract file to the symposium secretariat ().
· Download an abstract template
Presentation Slides Submission
For all the oral presenters, please send the PowerPoint presentation file (.ppt) to the secretariat () before February 28, 2018. Your PowerPoint presentations submitted to us will be printed out and shared in the symposium.
Contact Information/ Symposium Secretariat:
· Toshiaki OWARI / Phone: +81 167 42 2111 /
1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan