2018 ILTER & 12th ILTER-EAP Joint Conference
Field Trip Itinerary
Itinerary of the field trip
We are very sorry to announce the change of the previous itinerary of the field trip. Due to the road system construction of high mountain area in the coming fall on the way of the original field trip design, we have to change the field trip route. The new field trip will focus on visiting three research institute related to agriculture, forestry and endemic species. The three places are located in central Taiwan and is a perfect route for one day scientific trip. You will get the special subtropical experiences and enjoy very special Taiwan tea taste.
7:30 Depart from Lin Hotel
9:00 Arrive Tea Research and Extension Station of TTES
The Tea Research and Extension Station is one of the research branches of Taiwan Tea Experiment Station (TTES) which was established in 1903.There are five main divisions of research in the headquarters of the TTES. The station and its 3 branches are responsible for the experiment & research of Taiwan tea industry, improvement of cultivation & processing technology, extension & education. The TRES is a unique professional organization for tea guidance and promotion with the affairs covering all tea plantations in Taiwan.
10:30 Leaving TRES for Lienhuachih Research Center of TFRI
The Lienhuachih Research Center is one of the research center of Taiwan Forestry Research Institute (TFRI). This center was founded in 1918. The center oversees 461 ha of experimental forests, and is located at elevations of 576~925 m. The center manages central Taiwan's most intact, low-elevation natural broadleaf forests for research purpose. A 25-ha Lienhuachih Broadleaf Forest Dynamic Plot was established in accordance with guidelines developed by the Center for Tropic Forest Science (CTFS) for undertaking long-term permanent plot studies. Through a general survey of woody plants in the permanent plot, the composition and characteristics of the region’s lowelevation natural broadleaf forests can be analyzed and understood. The research results accrued can become a basic database of long-term ecological research and are helpful in fostering even more-diverse and interdisciplinary research that provide the best foundation and theoretical support for a sustainable management model of forest ecosystems in the region.
12:30 Lunch at a Taiwanese style native restaurant, Sun-Moon Lake
14:00 Depart for Endemic Species Research Institute (ESRI)
Dur to population explosion, rapid economic development, and inappropriate use of natural resources have combined to seriously damage the ecosystems and cause the extinction or near-extinction of many species. The government called for the establishment of a Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute, whose intent was to conserve Taiwan’s existing endemic species and genetic diversity and sustain the long-term balance of its ecosystems. Then the Institute was established in 1992. The Institute has made significant progress both in terms of infrastructure and research achievements since established. In particular, ESRI has accumulated a vast wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of species survey, endemic/rare species biology and ecology research, the classification and identification of wild species, and the promotion of ecological education.
4:00 pm Return to Hotel