International workshop on freshwater biodiversity conservation

Duration: 26 to 28 November 2012

Venue: Kyushu University, Japan

Ito Campus  http://suisin.jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/index.html

 

Aim of the workshop

Biodiversity crisis in freshwater systems is at the worst among those in other natural systems. For the better conservation of freshwater biodiversity, we have to urgently collect the information about the status quo of freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem through appropriate environmental monitoring together with compiling the data already collected by and independently stored at individual institutions, to identify the drivers which affect freshwater biodiversity in each system, and to identify the biodiversity hotspots where conservation efforts should focus on. In most of environmental monitoring in Asian countries, the fruits (data) derived from those monitoring are usually written in local languages and independently stored at individual institutions. If those data become publicly accessible and available, they would yield more contributions not only to local and domestic communities but to international ones. In the current workshop, we will discuss about data sharing among Asian countries, appropriate methods to identify the drivers on biodiversity of a particular freshwater and the way how to identify the biodiversity hotspots for better conservation of the systems.

 

Overall schedule

25 Nov. Arrive in Hakata, Fukuoka. (Closest airport is Fukuoka Airport)

26 Nov. Workshop (Ito Campus, Kyushu University)

27 Nov. Workshop (Ito Campus, Kyushu University)

28 Nov. Excursion

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