Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Session information


Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG15] Coastal Ecosystems - 2. Coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves

Tue. May 24, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Toshihiro Miyajima(Marine Biogeochemistry Group, Division of Ocean-Earth System Science, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Atsushi Watanabe(Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering Tokyo Institute of Technology), Yu Umezawa(Nagasaki University)

Coastal marine ecosystems are complex open system interacting with surrounding watersheds, outer ocean, and the atmosphere. They provide a wealth of various ecosystem services to human life, however, at the same time, are also influenced strongly and often negatively by human activities. This session, together with a companion session dedicated for the water cycle and land-ocean interactions [A-XX##], aims to provide a platform for interdisciplinary discussion covering various aspects of frontiers in coastal ecosystem sciences. This session particularly focuses shallow-water benthic communities such as coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves. All these communities are characterized by originally high primary production, active material cycling, and biodiversity hot spots. However, increasing human demand for coastal marine resources and industrial development concentrating on coastal regions incur the risk of rapid degradation and diminishment. Comprehensive assessment and monitoring of ecosystem functions and development of effective means for conservation and restoration are urgently needed for such communities. This session is dedicated to organizing and promoting such research and management activities by sharing state-of-the-art science and technology among ecologists, geologists, geochemists, biogeographers, etc. Case and modeling studies concerning the following topics are especially welcome: material cycling and ecosystem functions; climate changes such as global warming, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise; ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, nutrient regulation, and fisheries production; broad-scale comparison; long-term ecological researches.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

*Yoshiyuki TANAKA1, Takefumi Yorisue2, Kentaro Honda2,9, Yohei Nakamura3, Toshihiro Miyajima4, Gay A. Go5,7, Tom G. Genovia6, Allyn D. S. Pantallano6,3, Francisco Paciencia5, Wilfredo H. Uy6, Miguel D. Fortes5, Ayin M. Tamondong7, Ariel Blanco7, Kazuo Nadaoka8, Masahiro Nakaoka2 (1.Mutsu Institute for Oceanography, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2.Akkeshi Marine Station, Hokkaido University, 3.Graduate School of Kuroshio Science, Kochi University, 4.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 5.Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines-Diliman, 6.Mindanao State University at Naawan, the Philippine, 7.College of Engineering, University of the Philippines, 8.School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 9.Present address: Hokkaido National Fisheries Research Institute, Fisheries Research Agency)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

*Naoko Morimoto1, Yu Umezawa2, Atsushi Watanabe3, Maria Lourdes San Diego- McGlone4, Charissa M. Ferrera4, Genevieve L. Regino4, Kazuo Nadaoka3, Toshihiro Miyajima1 (1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.Faculty of Fisheries, Nagasaki University, 3.School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4.Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

*Shinya Shimokawa1, Hiroyoshi Kohno2, Tomokazu Murakami1, Akira Mizutani2, Takumi Shibayama3, Yuiko Yamamoto2, Akiyuki Ukai4, Kouta Nakase4 (1.National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, 2.Okinawa Regional Research Center, Tokai University, 3.Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba University, 4.Environment Business Division, Civil Engineering Headquarters, Penta-Ocean Construction. Co. Ltd.)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

*Takumi Shibayama1, Shinya Shimokawa2, Hiroyoshi Kohno3, Akiyuki Ukai4, Akira Mizutani3, Kota Nakase4, Tomokazu Murakami2 (1.Graduate school of Life and Environmental Science, Tsukuba University, 2.National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, 3.Okinawa Regional Research Center, Tokai University, 4.Penta-Ocean Construction. Co. Ltd.)