Conferences

Annual Meetings of the Society of Population Ecology

32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Population Ecology (finished)

Description:
Poster Awards Results

Best Poster of the Congress
Nobuaki Mizumoto, Toshihisa Yashiro, Kenji Mtsuura (Kyoto University)
    The adaptive significance of male same-sex partnership in termites
 
Awards for Excellence
Tomohisa Fujii, Sachiyo Sanada-Morimura, Masaya Matsumura (NARO KOARC)
    Relationships between life history traits and imidacloprid resistance in the brown planthopper, Nilaparvata lugens
Morii Yuta (Hokkaido University)
    The comparison of spatial and temporal niche between two related land snails in Hokkaido, Japan
Evangelia Kazila, Osamu Kishida (Hokkaido University)
    Foraging traits of native predators determine toxic impact of an alien prey

10th Population Ecology Young Scientist Award Lecture
     Masato Yamamichi (Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University)
 

Plenary symposium
Evolutionary demography: the dynamic and broad intersection of ecology and evolution
Organizers: Takenori Takada (Hokkaido University, Japan), Richard Shefferson (University of Tokyo, Japan) 

Speakers
1. Takenori Takada (Hokkaido University, Japan)
"Introduction: Long and winding road from demography to evolution"
2. Roberto Salguero-Gómez (University of Queensland, Australia)
"The diversifiers of life history strategies in plants and animals"
3. Hiroyuki Yokomizo (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)
"The influence of time since introduction on the population growth of invasive species and the consequences for management"
4. Masahito Morita (Sokendai, Japan)
"Evolutionary approaches to human demography: case studies on fertility decline"
5. Richard Shefferson (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Eco-evolutionary conservation: managing a changing landscape in an evolutionary demographic context"

Organized symposium
New horizons of time series analyses
Organizers: Takehiko Yamanaka (NIAES, Japan), Kazutaka Kawatsu (Ryukoku University, Japan)

Speakers
1. Takehiko Yamanaka (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
"Allee effect in pine wilt disease"
2. Derek M. Johnson (Virginia Commonwealth University)
"A Bayesian approach to quantifying spatial variation in Allee effects"
3. Andrew Liebhold (US Forest Service Northern Research Station))
"Interspecific Synchrony Among Forest Lepidoptera"
4. Kazutaka Kawatsu (Ryukoku Univeristy)
"Identifying critical interactions in complex competition dynamics between bean beetles"

Location: Shika-no-yu Hotel, Sapporo, Japan

Date(s): November 03, 2016 - November 05, 2016

Links:
http://populecol32.jimdo.com/english/

31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Population Ecology (finished)

Description: 31st Annual Meeting of the Society of Population Ecology
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Plenary Symposia
Symposium A
: Sex in the Community: Reproductive Interference and its Implications
Organizers: Suzuki Noriyuki (Rissho University), Daisuke Kyogoku (Kyoto University)

Asymmetry in species recognition and reproductive interactions in a hybridizing avian species pair
  David Wheatcroft (Uppsala University)
The evolutionary ecology of niche separation in Leptidea butterflies
  Magne Friberg (Uppsala University)
Reproductive character displacement by the evolution of female mate choice
  Ryo Yamaguchi (Kyushu University)
The promise of eco-evolutionary perspective: evolutionary rescue associated with reproductive character displacement
  Daisuke Kyogoku (Kyoto University)
Commentators: Toshitaka Suzuki (SOKENDAI), Suzuki Noriyuki (Rissho University), Kotaro Kagawa (University of Tokyo), Minoru Kasada (University of Tokyo)


Symposium B: Biogeography: spatial partitioning of diversifying lineages
Organizers: Takayoshi Nishida (University of Shiga Prefecture)

Incorporating key ecological interactions into biogeography: a simple rule accounting for “primary effect”
  Takayoshi Nishida, Takehiro Yoshizaki, Koh-ichi Takakura (University of Shiga Prefecture)
Island biogeography of invasive vs. native plants
  Koh-ichi Takakura (University of Shiga Prefecture)
Biogeographic variation in reproductive traits and development of cryptic reproductive isolation between local populations in a grasshopper, Podisma sapporensis
  Yoshikazu Sugano, Kaori Tuchiya-Suzuki, Shin-ichi Akimoto (Hokkaido University)
Studies of ant invasion should more seriously consider the explicit link to fundamental theories of ecology and evolution
  Kazuki Tsuji (University of the Ryukyus)
Global patterns of diversity and diversification rate in ants
  Evan Economo (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology)

Institution: University of Shiga Prefecture

Location: University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone, Japan

Date(s): October 10, 2015 - October 12, 2015

Links:
https://sites.google.com/site/populecol31/english

30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Population Ecology (finished)

Description: 30th Annual Meeting of the Society of Population Ecology
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8th Population Ecology Young Scientist Award Lecture
Mathematical models for effective management of populations subject to uncertainty
   Hiroyuki Yokomizo (Center for Environmental Risk Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies)

Plenary Symposia
Plenary Symposium A
: Statistics and Population Ecology
Organizer: Yukihiko Toquenaga (University of Tsukuba)

Evidential Statistics: A path between the paradigms
   Mark L. Taper (Montana State University, University of Florida)
Bayes approach as an approximation to maximum likelihood estimation
   Kohji Yamamura (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
Bayesian Data Analysis in Ecology: Motivations, Methods, and Benefits
   Robert M. Dorazio (U.S. Geological Survey)

Plenary Symposium B: Scaling from Life History Traits to the Population Dynamics
Organizers: William A. Nelson (Queen’s University), Takehiko Yamanaka (NIAES)

Recurrent Insect Outbreaks Caused by Temperature-Driven Changes in System Stability
   William A. Nelson (Queen’s University)
Multi-generation population dynamics in seasonal environments: generation separation versus smearing
   Ottar N. Bjornstad (Pennsylvania State University)
Moth outbreak dynamics across Japan suggest evolution at the northern range limit
   Takehiko Yamanaka (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences), Yasushi Sato (National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science)
Timing and propagule size of invasion determine its success by a time-varying threshold of demographic regime shift
   Masato Yamamichi (Program-Specific Assistant Professor of Hakubi Center for Advanced Research/Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University)


Organized Sessions
Organized Session 1
: Comprehensive understanding of population ecology by multidisciplinary system research of the West Indian sweet potato weevil
Organizer: Norikuni Kumano (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center, Ryukyu-Sankei Co., Ltd., University of the Ryukyus)

Inter-specific competition between two sweetpotato weevils
  Takashi Kuriwada (Kagoshima University)
Defense against parasitic wasps for enemy-free plants in the West Indian sweet potato weevil Euscepes postfasciatus
   Kaori Tsurui (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center, Ryukyu-Sankei Co., Ltd., University of the Ryukyus), Norikuni Kumano (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center, Ryukyu-Sankei Co., Ltd., University of the Ryukyus), Tetsuya Toyozato (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center, Ryukyu-Sankei Co., Ltd.), Takashi Matsuyama (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center), Haruki Tatsuta (University of the Ryukyus)
Occurrence of Farinocystis sp. on the mass production of West Indian Sweet potatoweevil
   Tsuyoshi Oishi (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center), Kiyohito Teruya (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center), Kaori Tsurui (Okinawa Prefectural Plant Protection Center, Ryukyu-Sankei Co., Ltd., University of the Ryukyus)
Effects of bacterial endosymbionts on a sweet potato weevil host
   Takahiro Hosokawa (Kyushu University)
Commentator: Noriyuki Suzuki (Rissho University)

Organized Session 2: To save our dining tables with a variety of foods: population ecology of crop pollination and pest control
Organizer: Tomoyuki Yokoi (Universtiy of Tsukuba / Pollination Services Society of Japan), Kazuharu Ohashi (University of Tsukuba)

Introduction: Save our dining tables with a variety of foods
   Tomoyuki Yokoi (University of Tsukuba / Pollination Services Society of Japan)
Two serious problems in agroecosystems; invasive alien species and chemical pesticides
   Atsushi Kasai (NIES, Japan)
Biological control: use of natural enemies that serve as agents of agro-ecosystem service
   Takatoshi Ueno (Kyushu University)
The importance of pollination service to crop production in Japan
   Akihiro Konuma (NIAES)
Commentator: Jun Nakamura (Tamagawa University)

Organized Session 3: Rice, bugs, and egrets
Organizer: Miyuki Mashiko (NIAES)

Colony dynamics of heron and egret communities in Japan: ecological and historical perspectives
   Miyuki Mashiko (NIAES), Yukihiko Toquenaga (University of Tsukuba)
Long-term trends of breeding herons and egrets, and their foraging ecology in ricefields of Italy
   Mauro Fasola, Elisa Cardarelli, Daniele Pellitteri-Rosa, Luigi Ranghetti (Pavia University)
Arthropods and their ecological function in heron breeding colonies
   Shinji Sugiura (Kobe University)
Changes in colony site selection strategies of herons and egrets over the years: new statistical methods for studying habitat selection
   Luis Carrasco, Yukihiko Toquenaga (University of Tsukuba)

Institution: University of Tsukuba

Location: University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Date(s): October 11, 2014 - October 12, 2014

Links:
http://www.pe.ska.life.tsukuba.ac.jp/PES30/?q=en