Pasoh International symposium Celebrating 25 Years of Lowland Tropical Forest Research

10-11 November 2010, FRIM Auditorium
Pasoh Open Day visit:
12 November 2010, FRIM Research Station, Pasoh, Negeri Sembilan


In 1985, the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) in collaboration with the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) successfully established a 50-ha permanent research plot amidst the lush greenery of the Pasoh Forest Reserve in Negeri Sembilan. Managed by FRIM along with the Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS), the plot is part of a large network of tree demographic plots located all over the world.

This year, FRIM proudly celebrates the plot in its 25th year of ongoing collaborative research, boasting partnerships with prestigious local and international institutions around the globe. This symposium serves as a platform for those involved in extensive studies at the plot to come together to present their research findings as well as to share their views and experiences with relevant

Presentation (10th November 2010)

Time Speaker / Title
8:00 Registration of participants
9:00 Welcome address by DG of FRIM
9:15 Opening speech by GOH
10:00 Poster visit
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Keynote address Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Salleh Mohd Nor
11:00 Session I - Collaborative Research
Dr. Stuart Davies, Prof. Dr. Toshinori Okuda, Dato’ Dr. Abdul Rashid Malik, Dr. Patrick Janzen
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session II - Population Dynamics and Forest Modeling
Dr. Abdul Rahman Kassim, Dr. Kevin Ng, Dr. Niiyama Kaoru, Dr. Yu Yun Chen
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 Poster Session

Presentation (11th November 2010)

Time Speaker / Title
9:00 Session III - Biodiversity
Dr. Lee Su See, Dr. Fang Liang He, Dr. Eric Gardette, Dr. I-Fang Sun
10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 Keynote address Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Salleh Mohd Nor
11:00 Session IV - Climate Change and Forest
Dr. Ahmad Makmom Hj Abdullah, Dr. Minaco Adachii, Dr. Yoshiko Kosugi, Dr. Markku Larjavaara
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Panel Discussion - Future directions
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 Symposium Closing

FRIM Research Station Pasoh, Negeri Sembilan (12th November 2010)

Time Speaker / Title
8:00 Depart FRIM for Pasoh
11:00 Pasoh Open Day Opening ceremony
11:30 Welcome speech
12:00 Lunch
14:00 Guided Nature Tour
17:30 Return to FRIM

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