East Asian Plant Diversity and Conservation 2016

East Asian Plant Diversity and Conservation 2016

23−25 August 2016


The symposium on "Diversity of Plants in EastAsia" was initiated as the symposium on "East Asian Plant Diversity and Conservation" in 2008 by the three societies of China, Korea, and Japan: Taxonomy and Evolution Division, the Botanical Society of China (BSC),the Korean Society of Plant Taxonomist (KSPT), and the Japanese Society for Plant Systematics (JSPS). The purpose of this symposium is to provide a chance to researchers and students in East Asian countries, who are working in the field of plant taxonomy, evolution, biodiversity and its conservation, togather and exchange the latest scientific information among them. This time, the symposium will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on August 2325, 2016. The official language of the symposium is English.



<Tetative Program>
23 August 2016
(at "Yayoi Auditorium, Ichijo Hall", The University of Tokyo, Yayoi 1-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, JAPAN)

09:00-12:00 Session1 (Systematics and Evolution of Plants in East Asia)
13:30-16:30 Session2 (Plant Diversity and Phytogeography of East Asia)
16:30-18:00 Poster Session
18:30-20:30 Symposium Party


24 August 2016

09:00-12:00 Session3 ((Threatened Plants and Their Conservation in East Asia)
13:30-       Excursion to Nikko (Nikko Botanical Garden) [by bus/car]*
*Only for the participants who have registered for the excursion.


25 August 2016

Excursion (Senjogahara Moor and adjacent areas), return to Tokyo in the afternoon.




Participants are required to fill the registration form (JSPS2016regEN.docx) and send it to the Symposium Secretariat listed below. The registration fee for the participants from abroad is free of charge unless otherwise notified by the organizers.  Participants will need to cover their costs for accommodation and excursion fee.  


<Call for Poster Presentations and the abstracts>

We are planning to have a poster presentation session. Those who wish to present posters at the Symposium are requested to submit an ABSTRACT of each proposed presentation with a registration form by June 30, 2016.


<Abstract Format>

Please use the template file (Abstract-example2016.doc) to complete your abstract.


<Poster Format>

The boards for posters are 120 cm long and 90 cm wide. Posters can be displayed from the morning of August 23. Please remove the poster by 12:00 on August 24.


<Deadline for Registration and Abstract>

 30 June 2016 --> extended until 31 July 2016!


<Guided Tour the Nikko Botanical Garden & Senjogahara Moor and Adjacent Areas>

An excursion the Nikko Botanical Garden will be held on Wednesday, 24 August, and to the Senjogahara Moor and adjacent areas on Thursday, 25 August. If we have time, Nikko Toshogu Shrine would be visited. 

*Participants of this tour will be charged about 15,000 Japanese Yen for transportations and accommodations (the amount of money will be decided according to the number of participants).


<Organizing Committee>


Hiroshi IKEDA, the University Museum, the University of Tokyo, Japan.


Noriaki MURAKAMI, Makino Herbarium, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Hachioji, Japan

Masanobu HIGUCHI, National Museum of Natureand Science, Tokyo, Tsukuba, Japan

De-Yuan HONG, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Hang SUN, Kunming Institute of Botany,Yunnan, China

Byoung-Hee CHOI, Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University, Incheon, Korea

Gyu-Young CHUNG, School of Bioresource Science, Andong National University, Andong, Korea



Taxonomy and Evolution Division, the Botanical Society of China

The Korean Society of Plant Taxonomist

The Japanese Society for Plant Systematics


<Symposium Secretariat>

Secretary general: Hiroshi IKEDA

Secretary: Nobuko YAMAMOTO (Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba, Japan) 

E-mail: eap2016(a)um.u-tokyo.ac.jp 

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The organizing committee will book accommodations for all participants from abroad. "Sanjo-kaikan" is a guesthouse located in the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo. After confirming the registrations, we will inform the participants the details of accommodations and transportations.