ILTER CC and ILTER-EAP Joint Conference

Resilience of Ecosystems in Natural and Human-dominated Landscapes

Joint Conference
2018 International Long Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER) Coordinating Committee
12th International Long-Term Ecological Research -East Asia-Pacific Regional Network (ILTER-EAP)

Venue: The Lin Hotel & Banquet, Taichung, Taiwan
No. 99 Chaofu Road, Xitun District, (Taiwan Boulevard Intersection), Taichung City 40757, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Dates: Oct. 14 th – Oct. 19 th, 2018

Important Dates
2018.02.22 1st announcement and call for abstract
2018.06.30 Abstracts due (date extended)
2018.06.01 Registration starts
2018.07.15 Accepted Abstracts Notification 
2018.08.15 Registration/payment Due

Local Organization Committee
Junne-Jih CHEN/ Chair of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute
Bin Zhang/ Chair of Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
Hen-Biau KING/ Executive director of Society of Subtropical Ecology/ former Chair of ILTER
Yue-Joe HSIA/ Emeritus Professor of National Dong Hwa University
Chau-Chin LIN/ Researcher of Taiwan Forest Research Institute
Yi-Ching LIN/ Professor of Tunhai University/Chair of TERN
Sheng-Shan LU/ Researcher of Taiwan Forest Research Institute
Jia-Dong YANG/ Director of Endemic Species Research Institute
Shih-Chieh CHANG/ Professor of National Dong Hwa University
Chin-Hsing Chang/Associate Researcher and Field Manager of Yunlin branch farm
Chi-Ling CHEN/ Researcher of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute /Coordinator of TERN
Chiao-Ping WANG/ Researcher of Taiwan Forest Research Institute

International Organization Committee
Michael MIRTL/ Chair of ILTER Network/ Austria LTER
Hideaki SHIBATA/ Chair of Japan Long Term Ecological Research Network  (JaLTER)// co-Chair of ILTER Network/Professor of Hokkaido University in Japan
Hiroyuki MURAOKA/ Chair of the ILTER East Asia-Pacific Regional Network (ILTER-EAP)/ vice-Chair of Japan Long Term Ecological Research Network (JaLTER)/ Professor of Gifu University in Japan
Herbert HAUBOLD/ Secretary of ILTER Network/ Austria LTER
Eun-Shik KIM/ former Chair of the ILTER East Asia-Pacific Regional Network (ILTER-EAP)/ Korea Long Term Ecological Research (KLTER)
Omarali Abdul RAHIM/ Chair of ILTER-EAP Information Management Committee/ Malaysia Long-term Ecological Research Network (FRIM)
Shi-Dong ZHAO/ former Chair of ILTER East Asia-Pacific Regional Network (ILTER-EAP)/ Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN)
Yongyut TRISURAT / Chair of the ILTER -EAP Science Committee/Chair of Thailand LTER
Peter HAASE / Chair of ILTER Science Committee

Schedule
Pre-meeting: (Oct 14 Sun) Workshop: Introduction to data management and applications in the long-term ecological sites
Day1 (Oct 15 Mon) Joint Science Conference
Day 2 (Oct 16 Tue)  Joint Science Conference
Day 3 (Oct 17 Wed) Field Trip
Day 4 (Oct 18  Thur) ILTER CC Business Meeting (upon invitation)
Day 5 (Oct 19 Fri) ILTER CC Business Meeting (upon invitation)

Agenda

Date

Program

10/14/2018 (SUN)

Workshop of Introduction to data management and applications in the long-term ecological sites

10/15/2018 (Mon)

Joint Science Conference  

10/16/2018 (Tue)

Joint Science Conference  

10/17/2018 (Wed)

Field trip

10/18/2018 (Thu)

ILTER CC Business Meeting  

10/19/2018 (Fri)

ILTER CC Business Meeting

(14th Oct) Workshop

“ Introduction to data management and applications in the long-term ecological sites”

 

Sunday (afternoon) 14:00-17:00

Two topics:

(1) introduction to data management:

(2) data application: soundscape inventory

Lecturers will be from TERN

(15th Oct -16th Oct.) Joint meeting (Organized by EAP and TERN)

Monday (morning) 9:00-12:00

Tuesday (morning)

Opening Ceremony (60 minutes):

Junne-Jih Chen (Director of Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, TARI),

Tsung-Hsien Lin (Minister of Council of Agriculture, Taiwan)

Michael Mirtl (Chair of ILTER)

Hiroyuki Muraoka (Chair of ILTER-EAP)

Hide Shibata (Chair of JaLTER, Co-Chair of ILTER)

President of Tunghai University

USA NSF

Official from Ministry of Science of Technology(MOST), Taiwan  

Director of FFTC

Dr. Hen-biau King  

etc.

,

2 keynotes (30min x 2)

Break (30min)

Plenary talks (20min x 2)

 

Keynote talks

2 keynotes (30min x 2)

Break (30min)

Plenary talks (20min x 2-3)

Speed talk session by young scientists/students

Monday (afternoon)

Tuesday (afternoon)

Parallel sessions (oral / poster)

Session 1: Resilience of socio-ecological systems

Session 2: Drivers of long-term changes in biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and services

Session 3: Nutrient cycling and critical zone research

Session 4: Towards harmonization and standardization of observations

Session 5: Long term response and feedback of Asian terrestrial ecosystems to climate change

Session 6: Graduate speed talk

 

Early afternoon:

Parallel sessions continued (until 15:30)

 

Close remark (15:30-15:45)?

 

Late afternoon:

ILTER-EAP CC meeting and other ad-hoc meetings (16:00-18:00, for example)

 

 

(Note: The sessions will discuss topics from EAP and other regions.)

Session 1: Resilience of socio-ecological systems

The resilience or the transformation of a social-ecological system is crucially influenced by the responses of the range, prevalence, and spatial and temporal distributions of different responses, and thus have a bearing on species vulnerability and human well-being in the face of environmental, socioeconomic, and political change. This session aims to discuss the ecological and social resilience to environmental changes in different scales (i.e., global, regional, national, and local) through the long-term researches in the natural and/or human dominated landscape.

Session 2: Drivers of long-term changes in biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and services

The objective of this session is to consider the drivers of long-term changes in biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services that were caused directly or indirectly by any natural or human-induced factors. Direct drivers, such as climate variability and change, plant extraction, land conversion, invasive species, and diseases driver, unequivocally influence ecosystem processes. Indirect drivers, such as demographic, economic, sociopolitical, cultural and religious, scientific and technological diver, operate more diffusely by altering one or more direct drivers.

Session 3: Nutrient cycling and critical zone research

The objective of this session is to consider the researches about critical zone where rock, soil, water, air, and living organisms interact from the tops of trees to the bottom of groundwater. These complex interactions regulate the natural habitat and determine the availability of life-sustaining resources, including nutrient cycling, food production, and water quality etc.

Session 4: Towards harmonization and standardization of observations

One of the goals of LTER network is to create a legacy of well-designed and documented long-term observations, experiments, and archives of samples and specimens for the future generations and contributions to the Aichi targets of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 2020 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030. The session aims to 1) discuss the current long-term social-ecological researches and observations for resilience of socio-ecological systems; 2) promote the development of the harmonized and standardized observations to response to the status and change of biodiversity, ecosystem structure, and ecosystem services in terrestrial, riverine, and marine environments; and 3) improve the cooperation among different sites, nations, and regions for the multi-scale analysis from local to global scale.

Session 5: Long term response and feedback of Asian terrestrial ecosystems to climate change

Dr. Po-Neng Chiang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan),

Dr. Yen-Jen Lai( National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Dr. Naishen LIANG (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)

Asian terrestrial ecosystems - the richest in the world - are distributed continuously from tundra and borealis to tropics latitudinally, from humid coastland to desert longitudinally, as well as from lowland to Tibet Plateau elevationally. These ecosystems make a significant contribution to the regional climate mitigation. However, the long-term response and feedback of these terrestrial ecosystems to climate change remain highly uncertain with increasing population pressure, natural and human disturbances. We encourage presentations from various approaches and issues such as observation, experiment and modelling that can bridge knowledge gaps in process understanding and across different spatial and temporal scales.

 

Session 6: Graduate speed talk

 

Potential Invited Speakers (Monday and Tuesday)

(1)     Mirtl Michael (Chair of ILTER): “Status and perspectives of ILTER”

(2)     Keisuke Koba (Kyoto University): Biogeochemical research on matter cycle (isotope analysis)

(3)     Bill Chang (Special Advisor, University of Hawaii System): (TBD) (30min)

(4)     Peter GROFFMAN (US LTER): (TBD)

(5)     Peter Haase (ILTER-SC Chair):

(6)     Yongyut Trisurat (Professor of Kasetsart University, Tailand): Linking biodiversity/ecosystem research with evaluation of ecosystem services

(7)     Hsing-Sheng Tai (Professor of Dong Hwa University): Resilience of social-ecological Systems

(8)     Teng Chiu Lin: (TBD)

(9)     Ika Djukic (Austria): (TBD)

(10)  Thaung Naing Oo (Myanmar, Dr. of Forest Research Institute)

(11)  Thongsay Sychanh (Lao PDR)

 

Important days of announcement:

Date

Items

2018.02.15

  Announcement and call for abstract

2018.06.30

 Abstracts Due

2018.07.15

 Accepted Abstracts Notification

2018.07.15

 Notification for oral and poster presentations

2018.05.30

 Registration/payment

2018.08.15

 Registration/payment Due

 

Registration fee (US$):  

Item

ILTER-CC

Academia

Student

Companion

Conference

100(1)

100

0

0

Gala dinner (15th Oct.)

50

50

50

50

Field trip (17th Oct.)

50

50

50

50

CC Meeting

150(2)

 

 

 

(1) The registration fee of conference includes the lunches on 15th and 16th Oct.

(2) The registration fee of cc meeting includes the lunches on 18th and 19th Oct. and dinner on 18th Oct. and 100 US$ for national member fee of ILTER