The 67th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan


Cancellation of the ESJ67 meeting

To reduce the risk of new coronavirus infections, the Ecological Society of Japan has decided to cancel the ESA 67 meeting that was planed to be held in Meijo University in Nagoya. As previously suggested, we will broadcast the awards ceremonies and awards lectures along the original program schedule through internet. We will announce details of the live broadcast later.

21st Feb. 2020
Jotaro Urabe, The president of the Ecological Society of Japan
Teruaki Hino, Chair of 67th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan
Shunsuke Utsumi, Chair of Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Cancellation policy for registration fee at 67th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ67)


Program of ESJ67 Live Streaming. March 7, 2020 (Sat)

General Meeting
Report on Ecological Research Paper Award
18th ESJ Distinguished Service Award
・Takashi Saito (Hokkaido University)
・Naoki Kachi (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
・Takashi Kohyama (Hokkaido University)

The 8th Suzuki Award

Masahiro Ryo(Institute of Biology, Freie Universität Berlin; Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research)
"Beyond Occam's Razor"
Masumi Hisano(Faculty of Natural Resources Management, Lakehead University)
"Biodiversity as a solution to mitigate impacts of climate change on ecosystem functioning"
Ryosuke Iritani(RIKEN iTHEMS)
"Overview of diversity and ecology from a budding theoretician"
Shoko Sugasawa(Centre for Biological Diversity, University of St Andrews)
English speech with Jpn/Eng slides
"Handling beyond hands: a bird's eye view of construction behaviour"
Lunch Break (Temporal break of Live Streaming)

The 13th Oshima Award

Nobuo Imai(Department of Forest Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture)
"Impacts of selective logging on tropical tree community in Borneo"
Kentaro Morita(Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency)
"Field researches on salmonid fishes: How to enjoy long-term monitoring"

The 24th Miyadi Award

Kenji Suetsugu(Graduate School of Science, Kobe University)
"The natural history of mutualism and parasitism"
Asano Ishikawa (Ecological Genetics Laboratory, Department of Genomics and Evolutionary Biology, National Institute of Genetics)
"The molecular genetic mechanisms of life history evolution"
Kohmei Kadowaki(Educational and Research Unit for Studies on Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans, Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Kyoto University; Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University.)
"Biodiversity maintenance mechanisms I know"
Masato Yamamichi (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo / School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland)
Japanese speech with English slides
"Toward an integration of evolutionary biology and community ecology"

The 18th ESJ Award

Gaku Kudo (Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University)
Japanese speech with Jpn/Eng slides
"Ecology thinking on the top of mountains"
Masakado Kawata(Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)
"Progress of ecology based on evolutionary biology"
Kouki Hikosaka (Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)
"Points, lines and web in research"

Closing Remarks from Jotaro Urabe, President of ESJ


Cancellation policy for registration fee at 67th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ67)

Members who have paid the registration fee are considered to have participated in the conference even if they do not appear in the conference venue at Meijo University, and ESJ approves every abstract on the ESJ website as the official research presentation.
The participation fee will not be refunded even if the ESJ67 is physically not held.
If you would not to pay the registration fee by the last day of ESJ67, we will remove your abstract from our website, and the submitted study will not be approved as the official research presentation even if it remains in the ESJ67 program.
Those who have not paid the registration fee are expected to pay the fee by the last day of the ESJ67 to keep the submitted abstracts on the ESJ website as the approved official research presentation.

The Ecological Society of Japan

Presentation approval
For presentation registrants who had paid or will pay the registration fee by the last day of ESJ67 (8th March 2020), their registered abstract (including presentation title only) will be kept in section of ESJ67 of the following website at Such studies are approved as the official research presentation by ESJ.

Note: Since ESJ officially approves the presentation by the method above, ESJ does not issue the presentation certificate for each presentation.

* New site for payment of participation fee

We have sent an email that notify presentation registrants who have not paid the participant fee about the new site. If you have not received the e-mail, please contact the help desk help desk.

To members of the Ecological Society of Japan

I appreciate your cooperation in the activities and management of the Ecological Society of Japan. As for ESJ67 coming up in two weeks, I am afraid that many ESJ members are hesitating to participate in the ESJ67 meeting due to the ongoing situations of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemics in Japan. Since the annual meeting is an important event for the members, we would like to avoid the disadvantage of the members. However, it is impossible to weigh safety and health against research achievements. Therefore, we set the cancellation policy as above.
With this cancellation policy, even if you do not come to the venue, the presentation will be approved by ESJ. Accordingly, individual participants would be able to more reasonably judge the risk when you will come to the venue. ESJ can also secure the expenses that have already been incurred in the preparation of ESJ67.
It is very unfortunate that some ESJ members will not be able to have face-to-face discussions at the venue together because research will be improved and new ideas will emerge through such discussions. However, important notice is that we have not yet decided to cancel ESJ67 at this time. We will officially announce if the events will be held or cancelled before the end of this month. Good news is that even if the EJS67 will be cancelled, our meeting committee is planning to make a web conference where awards ceremonies are shown and awards lectures will be presented during the planned schedule of ESJ67. The web conference will be opened for everyone who has already paid the participation fee of ESJ67. I will let you know details of the web conference later.

Febuary 20, 2020
Jotaro Urabe, President of Ecological Society of Japan


Session list, Abstracts and timetable were updated
Session list, Abstracts and timetable were updated. Meeting schedule, session and presentation titles, etc. are now available.[Learn more]
If you are not an ESJ member, you need to join the ESJ before registering your presentation by the deadlines above and pay the 2020 membership fee by February 12, 2020. [Learn more]

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Febuary 20, 2020
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Febuary 12, 2020
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January 27, 2020
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January 09, 2020
Program (Errata) was updated.
January 08, 2020
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December 13, 2019
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November 28, 2019
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Octorber 21, 2019
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September 30, 2019
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August 05, 2019
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August 01, 2019
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June 11, 2019
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