The 8th EAFES International Congress

The 8th EAFES International Congress
The 8th EAFES International Congress


The 8th EAFES International Congress is coming!


On behalf of the Ecological Society of Japan, and the Local Organizing Committee of the 8th EAFES International Congress, we would like to welcome you all to participate in the 8thEAFES International Congress, April 21st-23rd, 2018, Nagoya, Japan.

The aim of EAFES is to promote and develop ecological science and academic societies in East Asia by organizing symposia, academic meetings, and joint research collaboratively among the Ecological Society of China (ESC), the Ecological Society of Japan (ESJ), and the Ecological Society of Korea (ESK). Recently, the Society of Subtropical Ecology in Taiwan and the ILTER East Asia-Pacific Regional Network also joined the members of the executive committee. The 1st EAFES International Congress was held in Mokpo, South Korea in October 2004 and afterwards biennially. Since then, every International Congress has been coordinated in turn by ESK, ESJ, and ESC: Niigata, Japan (2006); Beijing, P.R. China (2007); Sangju, South Korea (2010); Otsu, Japan (2012); Haikou, P.R. China (2014); and Daegu, South Korea (2016).

The theme of the 8th EAFES International Congress is “The Role of East Asian Ecology in a Changing World”, Focusing on the role of ecology and ecologists in promoting harmonious and sustainable development in the context of global climate change and socio-economic shifts. East Asian countries are facing the challenge of establishing a new perspective in the wake of rapid economic growth with aging populations, deteriorated environments and significant biodiversity loss. Therefore, at this EAFES Congress we expect a wide range of topics on new trends in ecology with innovative technologies as well as paradigm changes including interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches.

We sincerely hope that all participants at the 8th EAFES International Congress will enjoy the meeting not only in terms of academic knowledge and skills, but also through forming further collaborations, connections and friendships.

Professor Takakazu Yumoto 
Chair, 8th EAFES International Congress



Important dates

January 15, 2018  Deadline for application of poster presentation
January 15, 2018  Deadline for abstract submission (both speakers in symposium and poster sessions)
January 15, 2018  Deadline for early bird registration and payment
February 28, 2018  Deadline for online registration and payment
April 21, 2018  Conference and banquet
April 22, 2018  Conference
April 23, 2018  Excursion


The 8th EAFES International Congress

The 8th EAFES Organizing Committee solicits proposals for symposia from the members of the Ecological Society of China, the Ecological Society of Korea, the Society of Subtropical Ecology, and the Ecological Society of Japan.

  • To facilitate conference organization, we encourage a symposium proposer to include at least one ESJ member in Japan as a co-organizer or a coordinator of the symposium.
  • For proposals failing to meet this condition, the Scientific Committee will recommend appropriate candidates upon request.
  • An individual is allowed to be an organizer, and/or a speaker for only one symposium.
  • A symposium organizer or speaker is not allowed to apply for poster presentations.
  • Symposia will be limited to 2 hours.
  • Proposals from young scientists are encouraged.

Symposium Evaluation Process and Criteria

Criteria for preferred acceptance of symposium proposals include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Scientific merits to the Congress themes.
  • Academic accomplishments of symposium participants.
  • Multinational composition of speaker panel.
  • Endorsement from the ecological society (or societies) of organizer’s nation(s) or other relevant professional organizations.

EAFES is not able to provide financial assistance to individual symposium speakers. Symposium organizers are responsible for making this clear to participants.

To submit a symposium proposal, please send an email using    Application Form  including

  • Name and affiliation of the organizer: Prof./Dr. Surname, Firstname, XXXX University
  • Email address of the organizer:
  • (Tentative) Title of the symposium:
  • Details of the symposium (a (tentative) list of speakers and brief explanations of their talks):

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