February 21-24, 2010 at Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan
Tohru Nakashizuka, Masakado Kawata, Jotaro Urabe, Takehiro Sasaki, Hiroko Kurokawa, Hiroshi Tomimatsu (Tohoku University)
Organisms and ecosystems face various environmental changes caused by human activities. In order to sustain important functions and services of ecosystems, we need understand what conditions are necessary for organisms and ecosystems to be robust or stable against the changes. 25 speakers were invited in this forum, and discussed the process and mechanism of organisms and ecosystems to respond the changes based on various components such as biodiversity, spatial structure, and evolutionary response.
Session 1: Evolutionary Response and Robustness
Session 2: Diversity and Robustness
Session 3: Network Structure and Robustness
Session 4: Spatial Structure and Robustness
November 30 - December 3, 2010, Sendai Japan
Kazunori Nakano, Yoshihisa Suyama, Minoru Ikeda, Shoichiro Kurata, Akira Goto, Hai-Liang Song, Hiromi Kato, Tomokazu Yamazaki(Tohoku University)
While we had established basic concept of ecosystem adaptability in the first forum, we addressed technology of conservation and management of ecosystem and natural resource based on adaptability of organisms and ecosystems in this second forum. 19 invited speakers presented topics about technologies for marine resource conservation, sustainable agriculture, forest conservation, epidemic control, and ecological control of urban environments.
Session 1: Technology for marine resource conservation
Session 2: Sustainable agriculture under biotic and abiotic environmental changes
Session 3: Forest conservation resources to sustain society against environmental changes
Session 4: Control of epidemics and ecological adaptability concepts
Session 5: Ecological control of urban environments