Program Overview

Day 1 - Wednesday, November 16

12:00- Registration

  • 13:00-13:05   Opening Remarks - Tohru Nakashizuka(Tohoku University, Japan)
  • 13:05-13:20   Introduction of Ecosystem Adaptability Science -Seiji Ishida(Tohoku University, Japan)
  • 13:20-13:30   Forum Introduction - Atsushi Yoshimoto(Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan)

Keynote Talk

Session I: Environmental Economics Perspective

Session chair: Shunsuke Managi (Tohoku University, Japan)

  • 14:30-15:10   Jean-Louis Weber(European Environmental Agency, Denmark)
                         Recording ecological debts in the national accounts: possibilities offered by the
                         development of ecosystem capital accounts [Abstract]
  • 15:10-15:50   Michael Springborn(University of California Davis, USA)
                         Learning in a noisy environment:
                         adaptive management of ecosystem services under uncertainty [Abstract]
  • 15:50-16:30   Coffee break
  • 16:30-17:20   Eric Welch(University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
                         Sharing genetic resources for non-plant research: actors, paths, and consequences [Abstract]
  • 17:20-18:00   Huey-Lin Lee(National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
                         Do not judge a book by its cover:
                         ecosystem service of the Kaomei wetland [Abstract]
  • 18:00-19:00   Ian Bateman(University of East Anglia, UK) - video conference by Skype
                         Economic analyses for ecosystem service assessments:
                         the UK National Ecosystem Assessment [Abstract]

Poster session with hors d'oeuvre and drinks

  • 19:00-21:00 

Day 2 - Thursday, November 17

  • 9:00- Registration
  • 9:30-10:00   Review of Day 1 by PEM students / supervisor: Shunsuke Managi (Tohoku University, Japan)

Session II: Forest economics perspective

Session chair: Masashi Konoshima(University of the Ryukyus, Japan)

  • 10:00-10:50   Mario Niklitschek(Instituto de Manejo Forestal, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile)
                         The expansion of the forest industry in Chile.
                         The role of afforestation policies and harvest planning [Abstract]
  • 10:50-11:40   Ola Sallnäs(Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)
                         Forest management, landscape change and production
                         vs. risk for storm damage [Abstract]
  • 11:40-12:10   Poster session with coffee
  • 12:10-13:30   Lunch break 
  • 13:30-14:10   Nicklas Forsell(Centre de Mathematiques Appliquees, MINES Paris Tech, France)
                         Forest management in Sweden considering risk of wind damage [Abstract]
  • 14:10-14:50   Sándor F. Tóth(University of Washington, USA)
                         ECOSEL: a new market for forest ecosystem services [Abstract]
  • 14:50-15:40   Coffee break

Session III: Human dimensions perspective

Session chair: Takashi Makino(Tohoku University, Japan)

  • 15:40-16:20   Stanley Asah(University of Washington, USA)
                         A social-ecological systems framework for understanding
                         human adaptability to ecological perturbations [Abstract]
  • 16:20-17:10   Matthew R. Auer(Indiana University, USA)
                         Group forest certification for smallholders in Vietnam:
                         an early test and future prospects [Abstract]
  • 17:10-18:00   Anantha K. Duraiappah(IHDP, United Nations University, Germany)
                         Understanding the human dimensions of global environmental change [Abstract]


  • 18:00–19:30 

Day 3 - Friday, November 18

  • 8:30- Registration
  • 9:00-9:30   Review of Day 2 by PEM students / supervisor: Masashi Konoshima (University of the Ryukyus,Japan)

Session IV: Landscape Architecture

Session chair: Sachiko Kikuchi(Tohoku University, Japan)

  • 9:30-10:20     Shunsaku Miyagi(Nara Women's University, Japan)
                         Ecological urbanism in ancient capital cities of Japan
                         - a case study in Heijokyo (Nara) and Heiankyo (Kyoto) [Abstract]
  • 10:20-11:10   Zhen-jiang Shen(Kanazawa University, Japan)
                         Environmental capacity assessment and sustainable development
                         in urban and regional planning system of China [Abstract]
  • 11:10-12:00   Mikiko Ishikawa(University of Tokyo, Japan)
                         Creating ecological infrastructure,
                         as the reconstruction plan of Great East Japan Earthquake [Abstract]
  • 12:00-12:30   Poster session with coffee
  • 12:30-14:00   Lunch break

Session V: Agriculture & ocean managerial perspectives

Session chair: Yasuyoshi Kanari (Tohoku University, Japan)

  • 14:00-14:40   David J. Lewis (University of Puget Sound, USA)
                         Empirical economic modeling of land conservation programs
                         and ecosystem services [Abstract]
  • 14:40-15:30   Daniel E. Lane (University of Ottawa, Canada) 
                         Managing adaptation for coastal communities subject to storm surge
                         and sea level rise in Canada and the Caribbean region [Abstract]
  • 15:30-16:30   Coffee break  

  • 16:30-16:50   Review of Day 3 by PEM students / supervisor:Sachiko Kikuchi (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • 16:50-17:00   Closing remarks -Atsushi Yoshimoto(Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Japan)