Scope of the symposium
In Asian countries, marine ecosystems have supported demands for various natural resources including food, and contributed to forming the basic structure of the society of each country. In the near future, conservation and proper development of marine ecosystems will become more important social issues for ensuring the sustainability of our regional societies. Recently, increasing numbers of researchers are examining marine biology and ecology that deal with various aquatic organisms in Asian countries. However, we have limited opportunities to exchange critical information, and discuss future research. Here, we propose to hold an academic symposium in Phuket, Thailand between 13 and 17 of December in 2012, aiming at exchanging information of the most recent achievements of the research in the basic fields of science, marine biology and ecology, and promoting these sciences among Asian countries.
Themes of session
- Biology and ecology of benthic animals
- Biology and ecology of plankton
- Assessment and conservation of coastal environments and ecosystems
- Taxonomy and phylogeny of marine organisms
- Other general issues of marine biology and ecology