International Workshop on Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation in Asia (Nov. 26-27th, 2012)


Dates: Nov. 26-27th, 2012
Venue: Kyushu University, Japan
          Ito Campus (http://suisin.jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/index.html)


Aim of the workshop

Biodiversity crisis in freshwater systems is at the worst among those in other natural systems. 
For the better conservation of freshwater biodiversity, we have to urgently collect the information about the status quo of 
freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem through appropriate environmental monitoring together with compiling the data 
already collected by and independently stored at individual institutions, to identify the drivers which affect freshwater 
biodiversity in each system, and to identify the biodiversity hotspots where conservation efforts should focus on. 
In most of environmental monitoring in Asian countries, the fruits (data) derived from those monitoring are usually 
written in local languages and independently stored at individual institutions. If those data become publicly accessible 
and available, they would yield more contributions not only to local and domestic communities but to international ones. 

In this workshop, we will discuss about data sharing among Asian countries, appropriate methods to identify the drivers 
on biodiversity of a particular freshwater and the way how to identify the biodiversity hotspots for better conservation of the systems.



Program

Day 1 (26 November)

10:00-10:10 
Opening remarks and workshop aim
Shin-ichi NAKANO

10:20-10:40 
Introduction of AP-BON 
Tetsukazu YAHARA

10:40-11:25 Keynote lecture
“Biodiversity Assessments for Conservation and Management of Freshwater Resources” 
Ian HARRISON


11:25-12:00
"Utilization of Freshwater Fishes Biodiversity as Income Source of Poor Rural People (Case Study in Pampangan subdistrict of South Sumatra Province, Indonesia)"
Dina MUTHMAINNAH, Zulkifli DAHLAN, SUSANTO, A. Karim GAFFAR, and Dwi P. PRIADI.


12:00-12:35
“Biodiversity of various tropical lakes at the main islands in Indonesia”
R. KURNIAWAN, TRIYANTO, and L. SUBEHI


12:35-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:20
“Status of freshwater fish biodiversity in the Yangtze River Basin, China”
Jianhua LI and Liangliang HUANG


14:20-14:55
"Aquatic macrophytes diversity in Erhai Lake and the conservation strategy” 
Xiao-Lin ZHANG, Jun XU, Te CAO and Le-Yi NI

14:55-15:30
 "Biodiversity of Chinese Freshwater Macrophytes in Lakes"
J. XU, M. ZHANG Q. TIAN and B. FANG


15:30-15:50 Coffee break

15:50-16:25
" Diversity of Fishes in Vietnamese Mekong" 
T.D. DINH, K. SHIBUKAWA, K. UTSUGI, T.X. LOI and N.T. PHUONG

16:25-17:00 
"The challenges and problems in conserving freshwater fish diversity in Malaysia" 
Mohd Shalahuddin ADNAN, Zawawi DAUD, Y. KANO, T. YAMASHITA and T. SATO 



Day 2 (27 November)

10:00-10:45 Keynote lecture
"Ecological Character Description: An Ecosystem-based Tool for Dynamic Monitoring on Freshwater Biodiversity"
C. LU, L. GUAN, GC. LEI, YM. ZHANG, YF. JIA


10:45-11:20
"Fish and Fisheries of the Lower Mekong Basin"
So NAM, Peter DEGEN and Eric BARAN

11:20-11:55 
"Freshwater fish diversity in Thailand and the challenges on its prosperity due to river work"
T. JUTAGATE, C. GRUDPAN and A. SUVANNARAKSHA


11:55-13:05 Lunch

13:05-13:25 
Introduction of S9 Freshwater project
Noriko TAKAMURA


13:25-13:50
"Temporal changes in taxanomic and functional diversity of native freshwater fish assemblages in Japanese lakes"
Shin-ichiro MATSUZAKI


13:50-14:15
“Historical and geographical patterns of benthic macro-invertebrate biodiversity in the ancient Lake Biwa, Japan”
J. SHIBATA, Z. KARUBE, Y. SAKAI, T. TAKEYAMA, I. TAYASU, Y. SATOH, S. YACHI, S. NAKANO and N. OKUDA


 14:15-14:40
“Assessment of biodiversity in irrigation ponds as refugia for aquatic life”
Noriko TAKAMURA, Toshikazu KIZUKA, Yuji SAKUNO, Shinya ISHIDA, Taku KADOYA, and Munemitsu AKASAKA


14:40-15:05
“Biodiversity and conservation of mire ecosystems in Hokkaido, Japan”
H. FUJITA, M. TAKADA, H. KOBAYASHI, E. NIIMI, H. KURA


15:05-15:20 Coffee break

15:20-15:45
“The evaluation of river and floodplain ecosystems based upon irreplaceability, rarity and diversity of aquatic species in Japan, and effects of river regulation and global warming on indicator species”
F.NAKAMURA, T. AKASAKA, M, INOUE, Y, KAWAGUCHI, H. MITSUHASHI, N. ONIKURA, Y, MIYAKE, I. KATANO, T. MORI and H. ICHIYANAGI


15:45-16:10
“Satellite remote sensing of inland waters and their watersheds by monitoring aquatic macrophytes, cyanobacterial bloom and impervious surfaces” 
Y. OYAMA, F. YANG, B. MATSUSHITA and T. FUKUSHIMA

16:10-16:35
“Online database of Mekong fishes: a method to integrate and publicize a large amount of data”
Yuichi KANO, and Yukihiro Shimatani

16:35-17:30 Discussions for future collaboration



Day 3 (28 November)

9:15-16:00
Excursion to the "Biodiversity Zone" of the Ito Campus, Imazu Tidal Land, and Ito-Shima coastal areas.
(Registration is closed)



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Contact information:
Please contact us with any questions or concerns about this workshop.

Shin-ichi NAKANO    / 中野伸一(京都大学)                nakano[at]ecology.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Yuichi KANO            / 鹿野雄一 (九州大学)                kano[at]species.jp
Kiyono KATSUMATA / 勝又聖乃 (国立環境研究所)      katsumata.kiyono[at]nies.go.jp


(last updated on Nov. 7th, 2012)



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