The 65th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan
Sapporo 2018

Important Information

ESJ65 Finale

Thank you for your attendance. See you again in Kobe.


Lost properties are posted on the Lost&Found page. Anyone who may think it’s yours, contact the Organizing Committee of the ESJ65 before Monday, March 26, 2018.

Date: March 14 to 18, 2018
Venue: Sapporo Convention Center

1-1-1 Higashi-Sapporo 6-jo, Shiroishi-ku, Sapporo, 003-0006, Japan

Floor map

Reception (rotated 90 deg.)

Note: No need to check-in on site if you already have your namecard

Invited Speakers

Introduction of speakers

Dr. Louie H. Yang (Univ. California, Davis)


Dr. Michael J. Andersen (Univ. New Mexico, USA)

S11-5 (Cancelled)

Dr. F. Ross Wylie (Biosecurity Queensland Control Centre)


The 21st Public Lecture of the Ecological Society of Japan

"Life history of organism in extreme environment –hints to understand your neighborhood ecosystem–"

Sunday March 18, 2018

Conference Hall, Sapporo Convention Center

Fujiwara, Yoshihiro

The deep sea is my research field. Whale-fall ecosystems and deep-sea top predators are my current hot topics.

Watanabe, Yuuki

National Inst. Polar Res.
I am studying the ecology of fishes and seabirds by using modern biologging technologies.

Osono, Takashi

Fac. Sci. Eng., Doshisha Univ.
My research interest is the ecology of fungi in ecosystems from tropical forests to Arctic and Antarctic tundra.

KUDO, Gaku

Fac. Env. Earth Sci., Hokkaido Univ.
Area of speciality: seasonal adaptation of alpine plants, plant reproductive ecology, plant-pollinator interaction, and global change ecology. Researching in world-wide mountain regions. Main research site is in the Taisetsu Mountains in Hokkaido.

Sasaki, Takehiro

Grad. Schl. Env. Info. Sci., Yokohama National Univ.
I am studying the role of biological diversity in grassland, wetland, and urban ecosystems, particularly in the context of human-nature relationships.

Recent News


Welcome to Sapporo

The 65th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ65) will be held for 5 days, from March 14 to 18, 2018 at Sapporo Convention Center. The venue has a good access, 17 mins by bus and 16 mins by Sapporo City Subway & walk from JR Sapporo Station and about 1 hour from New Chitose Airport. Along the Sapporo City Subway, there are several sightseeing spots, such as Hokkaido University Campus and Maruyama Zoo. You can also visit a large entertainment district Susukino in 10 mins by subway. The ‘Genghis Khan’ BBQ and soup curry are known to be local specialties in Sapporo. In addition, Sapporo is blessed with abundant fresh seafood, local sake produced with flavorful rice acclaimed to be enriched with climate change and hidden but excellent soba noodle restaurants. Near the ESJ65 venue, Sapporo Beer Garden is suitable to hold more deep discussion in a red-brick-furnished hall with tasty beer.

Hokkaido is a place filled with "frontier spirit". We hope you'll fully enjoy the great nature of Hokkaido after having intellectual stimulation in the meeting. It might be fun to go for spring skiing in Niseko Area, to go bird-watching in Utonai-Ko Sanctuary or Miyajima Swamp, to soak yourselves in several hot springs such as Jozankei, Lake Shikotsu, Noboribetsu, etc. or to visit historic sites such as Shimamatsu.

In cooperation with the Annual Meeting Planning Committee of the Ecological Society of Japan, the Organizing Committee of the ESJ65 comprised of the Hokkaido regional members of the ESJ, is preparing for fruitful meeting. A public lecture focussing on the ecological characteristics of Hokkaido will be held in this meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you in Sapporo.

Tsutom Hiura, Chair of the Organizing Committee of the ESJ65
Gaku Kudo, Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee of the ESJ65