|| 要旨トップ | ESJ65 シンポジウム 一覧 |||日本生態学会第65回全国大会 (2018年3月、札幌) 講演要旨
シンポジウム S17 3月18日 9:00-12:00 G会場
In 2017, the red imported fire ant (RIFA), Solenopsis invicta, was discovered for the first time in Japan at several locations, mainly ports and harbors. While “killer ants" were widely spoken about in the major media causing panic, the Ecological Society of Japan has promptly responded to this problem by releasing two public statements from a scientific point of view. The aim of this symposium is, first of all, to share the correct information on the biology and invasion status of RIFA in Japan more widely to Japanese ecologists. Then we review and compare previous eradication and control projects abroad. Finally, we predict potential future impacts by this pest in Japan and propose countermeasure through discussions between foreign and Japanese experts. We have invited Dr. Ross Wylie, who is the leading researcher on RIFA management in Australia, to speak at the symposium. The co-organizer, Prof. Ching-Cheng Yang, is also an expert with a long time involvement on invasive ants including RIFA in Taiwan and the USA. Although the official language of this symposium is English, we will be presenting in both Japanese and English with bilingual slides for Japanese speakers, as this issue should widely attract public interest.
[S17-1] Australia's fire ant war: tools and lessons
[S17-2] The Fire Ant Countermeasure by the Ministry of the Environment and National Institute for Environmental Studies
[S17-3] What can we learn from bridgehead invasion of the fire ant Solenopsis invicta?
[S17-4] Controlling invasive ant species: theoretical background for efficient monitoring in the early stage of invasion
[S17-5] Fire ant panic in Japan : now and future
[S17-6] Debunking Japanese urban legends of fire ants