Networking for the Sustainable Future of the Tropics

Japanese Society for Tropical Ecology (JASTE) will hold its 25th Annual Meeting from 19 to 21 June, in Kyoto, Japan, kicking off with an international symposium, “Networking for the Sustainable Future of the Tropics”. The International Network of Next Generation Ecologist (INNGE) will sponsor a YouTube live streaming this event, available only to those pre-registered.

Date: 19 June 2015
Time: 14:00 – 18:00 (Japan Standard Time)
(Register here for YouTube Live Streaming:
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Program details:

Moderator: Kaoru Kitajima (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan; President Elect, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation)


  • 14:10–14:35 Stuart J. DAVIES (Center for Tropical Forest Science, Smithsonian Institution, USA; Global Forest Observatory) “Forests in the Anthropocene: Recent results from a global forest observing system”
  • 14:35–15:00 Robin L. CHAZDON (University of Connecticut, USA; Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation) “Networking to understand tropical reforestation and its socio-ecological context in an age of deforestation”
  • 15:00–15:25 Hajanirina F. RAKOTOMANANA (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar; Tropical Biology Association) “Tropical Biology Association for safeguarding the natural resources in Africa and other tropical regions”
  • 15:35–16:00 Moira M. M. MOELIONO (Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia; Asian Social Forestry Network) “ASFN, ASFCC and CIFOR Research”
  • 16:00–16:25 Mitsuru OSAKI (Hokkaido University, Japan; International Peat Society) “The peatland / wetland as carbon-water linkage ecosystems”
  • 16:25–16:50 F. E. (Jack) PUTZ (University of Florida, USA) “Research networks to promote responsible tropical forest management”