International Symposium on Southeast Asian Tropical Rain Forest Research related with Climate Change and Biodiversity

To explore opportunities for synergy among reduction of greenhouse gas emission, biodiversity conservation, and local benefits

September 25-26, 2012, Tokyo(CIC Tokyo:Hiroshima University's Tokyo Office)

Co-Sponsors: National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)/ Hiroshima University (HU)

The Southeast Asian tropical forests not only have the highest biodiversity among the tropical forests in the world, but may also play a critical role in climate change mitigation and adaption. The forests, in particular the primary rainforests are however rapidly decreasing and degrading. Further understanding the current status of biodiversity and the potential of climate change mitigation and adaptation is urgently needed for the conservation and sustainable utilization of the vast tropical forests. This symposium will bring together leading scientists carrying out forward-looking researches on the Southeast Asian tropical forests to share information on the current status and discuss future opportunities and directions in exploring the Southeast Asian tropical forests from the perspectives of climate-related carbon-cycle observation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, conservation of biodiversity, ecological sustainability, and so on.

25th September, Morning

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Plenary Session A: Chaired by SASANO Yasuhiro

9:30 - 9:35 Greetings from President OHGAKI Shinichiro, National Institute for Environmental studies
9:35 - 9:40 Greetings from Vice President OKAMOTO Tetsuji, Hiroshima University
9:40 - 9:45 Addressing by MIYOSHI Nobutoshi, Vice-Minister for Global Environment, Ministry of Environment, Japan
9:45 - 10:20 Involvement of National Institute for Environmental Studies, Hirosima University, and Forest Research Institute Malaysia in tropical forest studies
by MUKAI Hitoshi, OKUDA Toshinori and HARUM Ismail, respectively
10:20 - 10:30 Break

Plenary Session B:Chaired by TANG Yanhong

10:30 - 11:00 The impacts of warming on tropical lowland rainforests
by CORLETT Richard
11:00 - 11:30 Three approaches for plant diversity assessments in Asian tropical forest
by YAHARA Tetsukazu.
11:30 - 12:00 How tropical forest scientists CAN contribute to conservation
by PUTZ Francis.
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch and Poster Viewing

25th September, Afternoon

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Session 1:

Current statues of GHG emission and ecosystem degradation chaired by SAIGUSA Nobuko and HARUM Ismail

13:30 - 14:00 The sensitivity of tropical carbon cycle to climate change: a multi-model analysis
by PIAO Shilong
14:00 - 14:20 Managing tropical forests for timber, carbon, and biodiversity conservation
by SASAKI Nophea
14:20 - 14:40 A common character of forest evapotranspiration in response to climate change
by TANI Makoto
14:40 - 15:00 Production and consumption of methyl halides in Southeast Asian tropical forest
by SAITO Takuya et al.
15:00 - 15:20 Soil carbon dynamic and REDD credit of SE tropical ecosystems
by LIANG Naishen et al.
15:20 - 15:50 Break and Poster Viewing

Session 2:

Biodiversity and Biodiversity Conservation in SE Asian Tropical Forests chaired by OKUDA Toshinori and SAW Leng Guan

15:50 - 16:20 Fragmentation, restoration and climate change: Seeing green in a sea of REDD
by KETTLE Chris
16:20 - 16:40 Plant conservation efforts in Malaysia
by SAW Leng Guan.
16:40 - 17:00 How will REDD+ satisfy biodiversity conservation and local benefit? -- a case study in East Kalimantan, Indonesia --
by INOUE Makoto et al.
17:00 - 17:20 Research on tropical forests in Sarawak, Malaysia: toward understanding the ecosystems and social-ecological systems
by SAKAI Shoko
17:20 - 17:40 Learning from Malaysian forests; towards an upgraded REDD+ incorporating biodiversity
by YAMADA Toshihiro et al.
18:30 - 20:30 Banquet presided by SHIMIZU Hideyuki

26th September, Morning

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Session 3:

Mitigation and Adaptation of Global Changes chaired by TOMA Takeshi and ABDULLAH Ahmad Makmom

9:30 - 10:00 Assessing the potential impacts of climate change on Dipterocarpus species and conservation adaptation in Peninsular Thailand
by TRISURAT Yongrut et al.
10:00 - 10:20 Deforestation & Species Conservation in Indonesia
by PRASETYO Lilik Budi
10:20 - 10:40 Safeguard issue on climate change and tropical forest management
by HYAKUMURA Kimihiko et al.
10:40 - 11:00 Methodologies of tropical forest carbon monitoring: Development and the state-of-the-art for REDD+
by KIYONO Yoshiyuki
11:00 - 11:20 A model-based assessment of the impacts of land-use change in Southeast Asia for mitigation and adaptation
by ITO Akihiko et al.

Panel discussion:

Exploring synergy among climate change and biodiversity studies chaired by OKUDA Toshinori

11:20-12:00 The Remarks from representatives and summary from OKUDA Toshinori and TANG Yanhong

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