The 84th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Japan・The 68th AEZ annual meeting

Open Symposium Saturday, March 30, 2024

Insect Sciences Beyond Scientific Fields and Across Oceans
The symposium will be co-organized by Science Council of Japan, Union of Japanese Societies for Insect Sciences, Entomological Society of Japan, and Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology. Live streaming will be available in parallel with the on-site symposium. Anyone can join the symposium on-site or on-line with pre-registration. Participation is free of charge. Details will be posted on the Union of Japanese Societies for Insect Sciences website.
Purpose of the symposium
For the general public, insect sciences would be accepted as "the studies of identification and classification of insects" or "the studies of insect pest control".  Therefore, the broad scope of insect science is not well known currently. To break through this situation, we propose this symposium as an opportunity to publicize the broad scope of insect sciences, which contributes to understanding the diversity and commonality of insects and other invertebrates.
This symposium consists of the following four sections: (1) Activity reports of the Subcommittee on Applied Entomology of the Committee on Agricultural Sciences of the Science Council of Japan and the Union of Japanese Societies for Insect Sciences; (2) Academic lectures I: Beyond Scientific Fields; (3) Scientific lectures II: Across Oceans; and (4) Introduction of the 27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024 Kyoto, August 25-30, 2024).
30 March 2024 (15:15-18:15)
Sendai International Center (Aobayama, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture)
General Chair
Makoto TOKUDA (Saga University)
Opening Remarks
Masatoshi HORI (Tohoku University)
(1) Activity Reports
Masato ONO (Tamagawa University)
Activity Report: Subcommittee on Applied Entomology, Science Council of Japan
Yoshihisa ABE (Kyushu University)
Activity Report: Union of Japanese Societies for Insect Sciences
(2) Academic Lectures I: Beyond Scientific Fields
Chair: Motoko IKEDA (Nagoya University)
Megumi YAMASHITA (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Exploring outbreaks of the forest pest Lymantria dispar from satellite
Seiji TAKEDA (Kyoto Prefectural University)
Gall development: transformation from source to sink organ in plants
--- Break (16:30-16:40) ---
(3) Academic Lectures II: Across Oceans
Chair: Keizo TAKASUKA (Keio University)
Shin G. GOTO (Osaka Metropolitan University)
The Antarctic midge tells us the secrets necessary for adaptation to Antarctica
Usun SHIMIZU-KAYA (Shimane University)
Insect-plant interactions in a Bornean rainforest
(4) Introduction of the 27th International Congress of Entomology (ICE2024 Kyoto)
Chair: Maki INOUE (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
Sakiko SHIGA (Osaka University)
ICE2024 Kyoto―New Discovery through Consilience
Mayumi YOSHIMURA (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
Introduction of public events at ICE 2024
General Discussion
Closing Remarks
Masato ONO (Tamagawa University)