INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM / WORKSHOP
Toward Developing Global Genetic Diversity Assessments
February 6-7, 2010
International Hall, Hakozaki, Kyushu University.
This symposium is held in connection with a workshop on February 7, 2010. Before discussing about concepts and implementation plans of the global genetic diversity assessment on the next day, the symposium will provide participants of the workshop an opportunity for exchanging knowledge and ideas resulted from recent advance in population genetics, conservation genetics, phylogenetics, and evolutionary genomics.
Although scientists of such wide areas are invited, participants are biased to plant scientists. This is partly because genetic diversity assessments in forest plants are urgently needed under the rapid loss of forest vegetation, particularly in tropics.
Fish scientists are also invited because the rapid loss of fish diversity and fish biomass is threatening the sustainability of services supplied from freshwater and marine ecosystems.
Only 30 minutes including short discussion are allocated to each speaker. On the whole day of January 7, we are going to have discussion and thus only a few questions will be accepted after each lecture.
The symposium and workshop are sponsored by the Global Center of Excellence Program “Asian Conservation Ecology as a Basis for Symbiotic Society” of Kyushu University and the University of Tokyo under the support of JSPS.
(Titles are all tentative)
Daniel Faith (Australian National Museum)
Concepts and implementation plans of GEO BON genetic diversity assessment
Tetsukazu Yahara (Kyushu University)
Genetic diversity assessments in the century of genome science
Andrew Lowe (University of Adelaide)
How do plants survive and adapt to anthropomorphized landscapes?
Shinichi Morinaga (University of Tokyo)
Evolutionary genomics of a wild species of Arabidopsis
Gane Ka-Shu Wong (University of Alberta)
1000 Plant EST project
Atsushi Ebihara (Tsukuba Botanical Garden, National Museum)
Identification of hotspots of Japanese ferns based on molecular phylogeny and distribution data
Yuji Isagi (Kyoto University)
Ubiquitous genotyping of threatened plants
Hitoshi Araki (Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)
Conservation genetics of fish
Yoshihisa Suyama (Tohoku University)
Utility of single pollen genotyping
Alfred Szmidt (Kyushu University)
Population genetics of tropical trees
Hidenori Tachida (Kyushu University)
Population genetics of trees and fish
Phylogenetics and genomics
Mutsumi Nishida (University of Tokyo)
Phylogenetics and genomics of fish