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58th Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ58)

The 58th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (abbreviated as ESJ58) will be held by the organizing committee and program committee as follows.

| Outline | Venue and schedule | Process of registration | Deadlines | Fees and payment | Oral and poster sessions | Poster award | Banquet | Day nursery | Ecocup | Accommodation and tour | Contacts |

Outline of the meeting

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

Registration for participation, application for oral and poster presentations, and proposals of organized sessions and workshop will be accepted on the official web site: Please refer to "Process of registration" for details.

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, organized sessions and workshops should be members of the Ecological Society of Japan. To present papers or to organize meetings, membership dues for the 2011 year should be paid. If you are not a ESJ member, please fill and send the Membership Application Form when you apply for an oral or poster presentation or propose an organized session or workshop, and pay the dues by the end of January, 2011. For joining the Ecological Society of Japan, refer to http://www.esj.ne.jp/esj/index-e.html , or please contact:

    The Ecological Society of Japan
    1-8 Koyama Nishihanaike-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 606-8148, Japan
    TEL/FAX: +81-75-384-0250

A Program Book of the meeting will be sent around February, 2011 to all the members of the ESJ except for those in arrears with the membership dues. Please pay the dues in advance by the end of December, 2010 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, 2011 or the Book of Abstracts which will be sold on site.

Venue and schedule

The meeting will be held in Sapporo Convention Center from Tuesday, March 8 to Saturday, March 12, 2011. Main events are tentatively planned as follows. However, the schedule may be altered depending on the numbers of proposals of symposia, organized sessions, and workshops. Details will be announced on the official web site.

Process of registration

Firstly, please apply for the participation in the registration system linked from the ESJ58 official web site (http://www.esj.ne.jp/meeting/58/). Registration system will be available from October. The deadline of prior registration is January 11, 2011, 17:00 (JST).

The registration number issued in this procedure and your password are necessary for payment of the fees, submission of the abstract of your presentation, contacts, and reissuing confirmation e-mail. Please record and hold them by the time.

If you wish to give an oral or a poster presentation, please apply for the presentation at the same time. The deadline of registration is November 12, 2010, 17:00 (JST). If you are decided to talk at a symposium or an organized session, please apply only for the participation in the meeting, because the organizer of the symposium or the organized session will register instead of you. Notice that you can not register the abstract of your talk unless you've finished registration for the participation in the meeting.

If you wish to purchase the Book of Abstracts, mark the check box of "wish to purchase the Book of Abstracts" on the application form of registration system. Refer to "The fees for registration and banquet and payment" for details.


Deadlines for proposals are as follows.

  • Application for an oral or poster presentation: November 12, 2010, 17:00
  • Abstract submission: January 11, 2011, 17:00
  • Early registration and ordering the Book of Abstracts: January 11, 2011, 17:00
  • Presentation file submission: Few days before the meeting.

    These application will be accepted from about one month before the deadline. However, the schedule may be altered depending on the circumstance. Details will be announced on the official web site.

    The fees for registration and banquet and payment

    Registration fee (NOT including a copy of Book of Abstracts)

    The Book of Abstracts


    The member means an ESJ member who paid the due for the 2011 year. The regular member fee will be applicable to those who send application form at the time of registration and pay the dues by the end of January, 2011. Refer to "Outline of the meeting" for details on joining ESJ.

    After you have finished the registration process, please apply for the online payment system which is provided by the JTB AMARYS, https://amarys-jtb.jp/esj58/. You will be asked to fill the registration number at the payment process. Select one of the payment methods from (1) via credit card, (2) at a convenience store or (3) via bank transfer. Details are shown in the AMARYS system. We regret that the online payment by credit card is available only in Japanese. Those who cannot use neither of the payment methods (1) - (3) above are to pay their registration fee on site (venue) during the meeting. The early registration fee is applicable to those who complete the online registration by Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

    If you have any question about payment of regstration fee, feel free to contact .

    Oral and poster sessions

    ESJ members are invited to give a presentation in eigher one style of oral or poster sessions. 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.

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

    1. Plant community / 2 .Plant population / 3. Plant ecophysiology / 4. Plant reproduction / 5. Life history of plants / 6. Pollination / 7. Seed dispersal / 8. Mycological ecology / 9. Microbial ecology / 10. Landscape ecology / 11. Succession/Regeneration / 12. Phenology / 13. Animal-plant interactions / 14. Evolution / 15. Species diversity / 16. Mathematical ecology / 17. Animal community / 18. Animal reproduction / 19. Animal population / 20. Life history of animals / 21. Behavior / 22. Socioecology / 23. Molecular ecology / 24. Paleoecology / 25. Conservation / 26. Ecosystem management / 27. Invasive species / 28. Urban ecology / 29. Production ecology / 30. Material cycling / 31. Education and popularization of ecology


    Preparing oral presentations

    Session rooms are equipped only with an LCD projector and a Personal Computer. No overhead projector and slide projector are available. Microsoft Power Point Viewer (Power Point 2003 on Windows) and Adobe Acrobat Reader are installed on the PC. The use of your own PC is not acceptable. Please check the Notes on File Preparation for details.

    Preparing poster presentations

    Each poster will be mounted on a 90cm width by 210cm height poster board. Poster session will be conducted in three sections. About 1000 posters are expected to be acceptable in these three sections. We may ask you to move to oral presentation if the applications for poster presentation exceed the capacity.

    Poster award

    The Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ) awards a Prize to excellent poster presentations for encouraging young scientists. The award will be selected from posters by young scientists who entered for the contest. Applicants are restricted as follows,

    1. Undergraduate, master course or doctor course students, or members experiencing less than one year after graduation (or taking degree).
    2. No Poster award winner in former ESJ 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. You are also asked to check the page of Poster Award of ESJ .


    Enjoy the banquet at Keio Plaza Hotel Sapporo in the evening of Thursday, March 10, 2011. The hotel is located near Sapporo station (about 5 min. walk). We welcome many participants.

    Day nursery

    A day-care center will be open in Sapporo Convention Center. Details on available time and application will appear on the official website of the ESJ58.

    Ecocup 2011

    A competition of futsal games, Ecocup 2011 is planned as a satellite program on March 7th (Mon.), 2011 at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center, "KITAYELL". It is managed by an independent organizing committee for Ecocup 2011. Please refer to the official website of Ecocup 2011 Sapporo.

    Accommodation and tour

    The organizing committee asked JTB Hokkaido to handle hotel accommodations and tour reservations as an official travel agent for the meeting. They are planning to offer you several plans which we hope to meet your schedule and budget. Details will be announced on the official web site.

    Contact address

    	Organizing Committee of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan
    	c/o Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University
    	N11 W10, Kita-Ku, Sapporo 060-0811 JAPAN
    	Chair: Toshihiko Hara
    	Secretary General: Takashi Saitoh
    	Official web site: http://www.esj.ne.jp/meeting/58/index-e.html
    or correspondence on any subjects , please enter your questions in the inquiry form on this website.

    | Outline | Venue and schedule | Process of registration | Deadlines | Fees and payment | Oral and poster sessions | Poster award | Banquet | Day nursery | Ecocup | Accommodation and tour | Contacts |