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March 19-23, 2007 Matsuyama

54th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ54)

| Outline | Venue and schedule | Deadlines | Fee |
| Oral/poster presentation | Poster award | Abstract submission | Symposia |
| Forum | Workshop | Banquet | Nursery | EcoCup | Accomodation |

The 54th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (abbreviated as ESJ54) will be held by the organizing committee and program committee in the following way.

Contact address
Organizing Committee
Chair: Yasunobu Yanagisawa, Secretary General: Kohji Ohmori
Organizing Committee of the 54th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan
c/o Ehime University, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Bunkyo-cho 2-5, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8577 JAPAN
TELˇ§+81-89-927-9643 FAXˇ§+81-89-927-9630
Official web-page: http://www.esj.ne.jp/meeting/54/index-e.html

For correspondence on any subjects (except for transportation and accommodation), please enter your questions in the inquiry form on this website.

Outline of the meeting

The meeting features symposia, forums, oral and poster presentations, workshops, business meetings, award recipient lectures, banquet, and public lecture.

We invite applications for oral and poster presentations and proposals for symposia and workshops on the entire range of topics in Ecology.

Any person who wishes to attend the meeting is invited to register on the official web site. However, applicants for oral and poster presentations and organizers of symposia and workshops should be members of the Ecological Society of Japan. Speakers of symposia are also required to be ESJ members.

For joining the Ecological Society of Japan, please fill and send the Membership Application Form at http://www.esj.ne.jp/esj/index-e.html or please contact

The Ecological Society of Japan
1-8 Koyama Nishihanaike, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8148, Japan
TEL/FAX: +81-75-384-0250

A Program Book of the meeting will be sent around February 2007 to all the members of the ESJ except for those in arrears with the membership fee. Please pay the fee in advance by December 2006 to receive the book.

The Program Book will not be sent to non-member registrants. Please read the program on the official website which will appear around February 2007 or the Book of Abstracts which will be handed on site.

Venue and Schedule

Ehime University, Bunkyo-cho 2-5, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-8577 JAPAN
General Education Building, Green Hall, Education Building of Faculty of Law and Letters, Center for Information Technology

See http://www.ehime-u.ac.jp/English/location/index.html

Banquet and Public Lecture will be held at

Pearl Room in Ehime Kenmin Bunka Kaikan.
Dogo-cho 2-chome 5-1, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0843 JAPAN
TEL: +81-89-923-5111 FAX: +81-89-923-5112



The official language of the ESJ54 is Japanese. However, some of presentations will be given in English.


Registration, syposium and workshop proposal and application for a presentation are requested from the official web site: http://www.esj.ne.jp/meeting/54/index-e.html .

Symposium proposal will be available from Monday 11 September, 2006. Registration, application for a presentation and workshop proposal will be open on Monday 2 October, 2006.

The On-line abstract registration will be available from Monday 18 December, 2006.

Costs and remittance

The fees for registration and banquet are:

Registration (including a copy of Book of Abstracts)
-by November 17, 2006After November 17, 2006
Regular member6,500 yen7,500 yen
Students4,000 yen5,000 yen
Non-member (except for students)7,500 yen7,500 yen

Book of Abstracts can be distributed to non-participants for a cost of 3,000 yen per copy and sent after the meeting.
-by November 17, 2006After November 17, 2006
Regular member6,000 yen7,000 yen
Students4,000 yen5,000 yen
Non-member (except for students)7,000 yen7,000 yen

Send the fees by postal transfer using the form bound-in the ESJ News Letter No.10. Please be sure to write down your registration number assigned to you when you register on the official website and keep the receipt issued by the postal office. Please use a separate transfer form for each participant.

If you do not have the transfer form bound in the News Letter, please use the form available in postal offices but be sure to write down itemized list of remittances and your contact information (your name, affiliation and phone number or e-mail address) as well as your registration number in the space for correspondence.

If you send your fees after Friday, March 9th, 2007, please show the receipt issued by the postal office at reception desk. You can also register on site on the days of the meeting.

The fees once paid are not refundable. A copy of Book of Abstracts will be sent to registrants who are inevitably prevented from attending the meeting.

Remittance by credit cards

For those who live outside Japan, credit cards (Visa or Master) are acceptable for payment. Please fill in the payment information file ( PDF file and MS Word File are available) and send to the ESJ office by fax or a postal mail. Please do not send the form by e-mail for security. The early discount is applied to forms sent by November 17, 2006. For details, please contact the ESJ office at.

Oral and Poster Sessions

ESJ members are invited to give a presentation at oral or poster sessions. Representative (speaker at oral sessions and main contributer at poster sessions) of a presentation are requested to register title of presentation, author name(s) and affiliation(s) on the official website at the time of the registration for participation. Deadline for application for an oral or poster presentation is Friday 17 November, 17:00. Please choose your preference for the presentation style (oral or poster). However, for the reasonable use of limited space and time, we may ask you to change your presentation style (oral or poster).

We solicit oral presentations in English for providing ESJ members with opportunities to talk and discuss in English and also to communicate with those who do not understand Japanese. However, English presentations might be integrated into a session, regardless of the section classification below, if proposed English presentations are not sufficiently numerous.

For encouraging young scientists, we award a Prize for excellent poster presentatioins. See the section of Poster Prize below for details.

For assigning rooms and times for oral presentations and sorting poster presentations by referring to the contents, please choose two or three sections from the most preferable in the following list.

Sections at oral and poster sessions
1. Plant community 2 .Plant population 3. Plant ecophysiology
4. Reproduction of plants 5. Life history of plants 6. Pollination
7. Seed dispersal 8. Mycological ecology 9. Microbial ecology
10. Landscape ecology 11. Succession 12. Phenology
13. Evolution 14. Species diversity 15. Mathematical ecology
16. Animal community 17. Reproduction of animals 18. Animal population
19. Life history of animals 20. Behavior 21. Socioecology
22. Molecular ecology 23. Paleoecology 24. Conservation
25. Ecosystem management 26. Invasive species 27. Urban ecology
28. Production ecology 29. Material cycling 30. None of the above

Speaker (or main contributer at poster sessions) of each presentation has to be the Class-A or B member of the ESJ (co-authors need not be ESJ members). Each ESJ member is allowed to represent only one oral or poster presentation (she/he can co-present more than two). Oral and poster presentations are closed to organizers and speakers of symposia. These restrictions are imposed for sharing limited resources (space and time).

Those in arrears with the membership fee will lose oppotunities to give a presentation at an oral or poster session or a symposium. Please pay the fee before January, 2007.

Each presentation at the oral sessions should be 15 minutes long (12 minutes for presentation followed by a 3- minute question and answer). Sounds of a bell will inform you of elapsed times from the start of your presentation; first at 10, second at 12 and finally at 14.5 minutes. Each speaker will be asked to chair a talk after her/his own.

Preparing oral presentations

Session rooms are equipped only with an LCD projector (true XGA, resolution 1024 x 768) and a Personal Computer with Windows XP. No overhead projector and slide projector are available. Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer (PowerPoint 2003 on Windows) and Adobe Acrobat Reader are installed on the PC. The use of your own PC is not acceptable.

Your presentation file should be submitted on the official website. The beginning and ending dates for on-line submission will be anounced on the official website before the beginning of registration for presentations. The deadline will be set a little early for virus check and projection test. Please visit the official website in advance to check the information on the format, size and name of presentation file.

Preparing poster presentations

Each poster will be mounted on a 90cm width by 210cm height poster board.

Poster award

The Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ) awards a Prize to excellent poster presentatioins for encouraging young scientists.

The award will be selected from posters of young scientists who entered for the contest. Applicants are asked to understand the purpose of the prize. Processes for selecting award winners will follow the rule applied in the Niigata meeting. Details will be printed on the Program Book and posted on the official website. Please prepare your poster, taking care of the points shown in the document ( About the ESJ Poster Award).


Abstracts of presentations should be submitted on the official website by Tuesday 9 January, 2007. The entrance for abstract submission will be available from Monday 18 December, 2006. The abstracts should be shorter than 800 characters in Japanese or 200 words in English including the title and name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s). Details will be found on the official website.


We invite proposals for symposia on the entire range of topics in Ecology. If you wish to organize a symposium, please submit your proposal by Friday 6 October, 2006 on the official website, which will be available from Monday 11 September, 2006. Information necessary for symposium proposal will be posted on the official website. Since applicants are required to fill in more items than in the past meetings, please visit the official website as early as possible for preparing your proposal.

To make the meeting more fruitful, the Program Committee will review the proposals and make decisions to either support or decline each proposal. The proposals will be evaluated based on criteria, "Whether are there sufficient generality and universality in the contents?", "Will it contribute to sort out resolved points and remaining questions?", "Whether active discussion on future directions will be encouraged or not?", and so on. The committee may urge some organizers to integrate their proposals with similar ones into a combined symposium. The decision will be sent to the organizers by Friday 3 November, 2006 by e-mail. Organizers will be able to resubmit declined proposals as workshops.

Each symposium will be 3 hours. Session rooms are equipped only with an LCD projector. No overhead projector and slide projector are available. Details on presentation will be written in the decision e-mail.


  1. An organizer and speaker of a symposium may not contribute to an oral or poster presentation.
  2. You are allowed to be an organize or a speaker of only one symposium. (An organizer may give a lecture at her/his own symposium.)
  3. We recommend you not to act as a commentator at multiple symposia, because there is every possibility that you will have to appear at multiple symposia at the same period of time. It is almost impossible for us to coordinate the program so as to avoid such situations.
  4. The organizers and speakers of symposia have to be the Class-A or B members of the ESJ. Class-C members or non-members may be allowed to contribute to a symposium if approved by the program committee. Symposium organizers who intend to invite such scientists should demonstrate in their proposals that the invitations are indispensable.

Organized Symposia

The program committee will organize or ask someone to organize one or two additional symposia. Details of the symposia will be posted on the official website.


One or two forums planned by various committees of the ESJ will be held. A forum is aimed at widely soliciting opinions of ESJ members, enabling them to share common information, making general concensus among them through a broad discussion, on the theme the committees are concerned with.


We invite proposals of informal workshops. They are planned in the evenings of March 19th (Mon.), 20th (Tue.) and 22th (Thu.). If you hope to organize a workshop, please submit your proposal by Friday 17 November, 2006 17:00 on the official website, which will be available from Monday 2 October, 2006. Information necessary for workshop proposal will be posted on the official web site.

Organizers of workshops have to be ESJ members including the Class-C members. However, speakers need not be ESJ members.

Because of limited space and time for the meeting, we may be forced to decline your proposal. If too many workshops are proposed, the program committee will ask the organizers one of whose proposals is already accepted as a symposium to step aside. If the number of proposed workshops still exceeds the expected, the program committee will determine winning workshops by lottery. The decision will be sent to the organizers by December 8, 2006 (Fri.) via e-mail.

Only the purpose and outline of workshops will be printed in the Program Book and Book of Abstracts. No abstract of each presentation at a workshop will be printed. Session rooms are equipped only with an LCD projector. No overhead projector and slide projector are available.


Enjoy the banquet at Pearl Room in Ehime Kenmin Bunka Kaikan (TEL: +81-89-923-5111) in the evening of Wednesday March 21, 2006. The place is located west of Dogo Onsen (hot spring) and a 10-minute walk eastward from the University.

Application for the banquet will be acceptable until the number of applicants comes up to 800.

Day nursery

A day-care center will be open in the meeting place. Details will appear in the Program Book and on the official website of ESJ54.

Ecocup 2007

A competition of footsal games, Ecocup 2007, is planned as a satelite program and managed by an independent organizing committee for Ecocup 2007. Details will appear on the official website.


Fuji Travel Service, Toms-Shigenobu branch
Noda 3-chome, Toon, Ehime, 791-0216 JAPAN
Tel: +81-89-964-4151, Fax: +81-89-964-4154
E-mail: toon@fj-t.com

10th Public Lecture

The 10th Public Lecture of the ESJ (planned by the Public Lecture Organizing Committee) will be held as follows: