Other Activities

Tohoku University – OIST 3rd Joint Workshop on Biodiversity: From Genes and Species to Ecosystem Services and Resilience

Information

Biodiversity plays a central role in humankind's interaction with the biosphere, lying at the heart of all ecosystem structure and functioning. Biodiversity describes the variability and connectivity of life across different levels (from bacteria to plants and animals) and dimensions (from genetic to ecological and from taxonomic to functional). Since biodiversity covers genomic information, it allows reconstruction the past natural history of species and communities. Since biodiversity reflects the genetic variability of species, it governs their present–day adaptability. Since biodiversity determines which species coexist and how they interact, it underpins ecological processes and emergent patterns. Since biodiversity can enhance ecosystem productivity, it is vital for managing wild and cultured living resources. Since biodiversity influences how redundantly ecological functions are represented within ecosystems, it shapes their resilience to anthropogenic impacts. And finally, since biodiversity inspires a sense of awe and wonders about the richness and complexity of the natural world, it contributes to human wellbeing and our respect for nature. This workshop will bring together practitioners and enthusiasts of biodiversity research from Tohoku University and OIST to illuminate this fascinating theme from multiple angles, with the aim of discovering complementary perspectives and collaborative opportunities.

Date

Monday, October 24, 2022 – Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Venue

On–site: TOKYO ELECTRON House of Creativity 3F, Lecture Theater, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Access]
Online (Zoom Meeting): Hosted by Tohoku Forum for Creativity
Poster Session (On–site Only): Sakura Hall 1F, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University [Access]

Capacity

Online: 200
* On–site participation is open only for those who have a presentation, due to COVID preventive measures.

Registration

Registration deadline: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 15:00 (JST)
– Closed
* Registration for online participants. Speakers and poster presenters don't need to fill in the registration form.

Speakers

Gaurav Agavekar (OIST)
Cheryl Ames (Tohoku University)
Colin Anthony (Tohoku University; University of Guam)
Lazzat Aibekova (OIST)
David Armitage (OIST)
Jigyasa Arora (OIST)
Tracy Audisio (OIST)
Kanako Bessho–Uehara (Tohoku University)
Otis Brunner (OIST)
Ulf Dieckmann (OIST)
Evan Economo (OIST)
Wenbin Gu (Tohoku University)
Pei–Chi Ho (Tohoku University)
Minoru Ikeda (Tohoku University)
Jamie Kass (OIST)
Julian Katzke (OIST)
Kazutaka Kawatsu (Tohoku University)
Michio Kondoh (Tohoku University)
Gaku Kumano (Tohoku University)
Nicholas Luscombe (OIST)
Shinichiro Maruyama (Tohoku University)
Aki Masunaga (OIST)
Hiroaki Murakami (Tohoku University)
Makoto Osada (Tohoku University)
Yurie Otake (Tohoku University)
Aiko Iwasaki (Tohoku University)
Simone Pigolotti (OIST)
Charles Plessy (OIST)
Timothy Ravasi (OIST)
Samuel Ross (OIST)
Lauren Sallan (OIST)
Gustavo Sanchez (OIST)
Maria Santos (OIST)
Naoto Shinohara (Tohoku University)
Kozue Shiomi (Tohoku University)
Noriyuki Satoh (OIST)
Toshio Suga (Tohoku University)
Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
Chikatoshi Sugimoto (OIST)
Mari Yotsu–Yamashita (Tohoku University)
Hayato Yokoi (Tohoku University)
Fabienne Ziadi (OIST)
Lucia Zifcakova (OIST)

Abstract

– Download [PDF]

Time Schedule

Monday, October 24, 2022
Chair: Michio Kondoh (Tohoku University)
09:00 – 09:05
Welcome Remarks
Motoko Kotani (Executive Vice President for Research, Tohoku University)
09:05 – 09:50
Panel Discussion
Moderators:
· Ulf Dieckmann (OIST)
· Michio Kondoh (Tohoku University)
Panelists:
· David Armitage (OIST)
· Makoto Osada (Tohoku University)
· Lauren Sallan (OIST)
· Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
09: 50 – 10:00
Break
10:00 – 10:10
Look back at the two preceding joint workshops and at the big picture of the institutional collaboration
Timothy Ravasi (OIST)
10:10 – 10:20
Thematic Program Overview
Toshio Suga (Tohoku University)
Talk Session 1
Chair: Nicholas Luscombe (OIST)
10:20 – 10:55
Evan Economo (OIST) [Online]
Treasure–maps, trap–jaws, and the metaverse: biodiversity science in the big data era
10:55 – 11:10
Pei–Chi Ho (Tohoku University)
Stoichiometry of leaf litter leachate affects microbial dynamics and heterotrophic/autotrophic activity in freshwater microbial community
11:10 – 11:25
Tracy Audisio (OIST)
Genome evolution in termites
11:25 – 12:00
Makoto Osada (Tohoku University)
Gonadotropin–releasing hormone, GnRH –functional evolution and diversity–
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break
Talk Session 2
Chair: Makoto Osada (Tohoku University)
13:00 – 13:35
Mari Yotsu–Yamashita (Tohoku University)
Prediction of biosynthetic pathways of major marine toxins based on their structural diversity
13:35 – 13:50
Shinichiro Maruyama (Tohoku University)
Microalgal environmental responses underlying molecular interactions in coral–algal symbiosis
13:50 – 14:05
Jigyasa Arora (OIST)
Temporal variation of microbial community assembly is driven by drift and selection: A meta–analysis
14:05 – 14:40
Nicholas Luscombe (OIST)
Extraordinary genomic turbulence in larvaceans
14:40 – 14:55
Break
Talk Session 3
Chair: Lauren Sallan (OIST)
14:55 – 15:30
Michio Kondoh (Tohoku University)
Exploring the structure and dynamics of ecological systems: The Minimalist Approach
15:30 – 15:45
Simone Pigolotti (OIST) [Online]
How physical forces shape microbial biodiversity
15:45 – 16:00
Aiko Iwasaki (Tohoku University)
Toward prediction of impact of large and infrequent disturbances on systems
16:00 – 16:15
Samuel Ross (OIST)
Patterns and drivers of stability responses to environmental change
Lightning Talks
Chair: Minoru Ikeda (Tohoku University)
16:15 – 16:18
Wenbin Gu (Tohoku University)
Characterization of glycoprotein hormones and receptor pathway in reproductive development of scallop, Mizuhopecten yessoensis
16:18 – 16:21
Lucia Zifcakova (OIST)
Active microbiome of squid Sepioteuthis lessoniana
16:21 – 16:24
Colin Anthony (Tohoku University; University of Guam)
Acclimation dynamics of coral–dinoflagellate symbiosis in situ
16:24 – 16:27
Aki Masunaga (OIST)
The cosmopolitan appendicularian Oikopleura dioica reveals hidden genetic diversity around the globe
16:27 – 16:30
Charles Plessy (OIST)
Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers of species diversity: the case of the planktonic tunicate Oikopleura dioica
16:30 – 16:33
Julian Katzke (OIST)
Predation drives the morphological diversity of ant mandibles
16:33 – 16:36
Kanako Bessho–Uehara (Tohoku University)
Evolutionary relationship between gall inducing insect and host plants
16:36 – 16:39
Gaurav Agavekar (OIST)
Exploring the genomic correlates of the convergent evolution of an ultrafast biomechanical innovation in ants
16:39 – 16:42
Maria Santos (OIST)
Global diversity of coral symbiosis
16:42 – 16:45
Yurie Otake (Tohoku University)
An AI system for identifying and enumerating freshwater zooplankton species
16:45 – 16:48
Gustavo Sanchez (OIST) [Online]
Bobtail squid diversity and evolution
17:00 – 18:00
Poster Session [Presentation List]
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
09:50 – 10:00
Reflections on the three joint workshops
Timothy Ravasi (OIST)
Talk Session 4
Chair: Mari Yotsu–Yamashita (Tohoku University)
10:00 – 10:35
Ulf Dieckmann (OIST)
Eco–evolutionary dynamics for understanding biodiversity patterns and processes
10:35 – 10:50
Cheryl Ames (Tohoku University)
Evolution and functional ecology of solar–powered jellyfish and their cassiosomes
10:50 – 11:05
Gaku Kumano (Tohoku University)
Branching morphogenesis of medusa tentacles in the jellyfish species Cladonema pacificum
11:05 – 11:20
Fabienne Ziadi (OIST)
Cryptic species diversity of deep–sea dogfishes in Japan
11:20 – 11:35
Kazutaka Kawatsu (Tohoku University)
Does generality exist in biodiversity dynamics: a time–series analysis of dynamical similarity with ANEMONE dataset
11:35 – 11:50
David Armitage (OIST)
Microbiome diversity improves host functioning in a plant–microbe mutualism
11: 50 – 13:00
Lunch Break
Talk Session 5
Chair: Noriyuki Satoh (OIST)
13:00 – 13:35
Lauren Sallan (OIST)
Analyzing the fossil record to reveal the evolution of marine biodiversity
13:35 – 13:50
Naoto Shinohara (Tohoku University)
How phytoplankton diversity is maintained in a lake
13:50 – 14:05
Jamie Kass (OIST)
Breakdown of ant community seasonal patterns with land–cover change across an island–wide monitoring network in Okinawa
14:05 – 14:20
Chikatoshi Sugimoto (OIST) [Online]
Origin and diversification of Ryukyuan citrus by hybridization and apomixis
14:20 – 14:35
Hayato Yokoi (Tohoku University)
Flatfish metamorphosis: molecular basis underlying unique morphogenesis leading to asymmetric body plan
14:35 – 15:10
Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
What nematode genomes can teach us about phenotypic evolution
15:10 – 15:25
Break
Talk Session 6
Chair: Asako Sugimoto (Tohoku University)
15:25 – 16:00
Minoru Ikeda (Tohoku University)
The Sanriku Coast as a marine phylogeographic research field
16:00 – 16:15
Lazzat Aibekova (OIST)
Morphological adaptations associated with the evolution of forward jumping in ants
16:15 – 16:30
Kozue Shiomi (Tohoku University)
Possible link between brain size and flight mode in birds: Does soaring ease the energetic limitation of the brain?
16:30 – 17:05
Noriyuki Satoh (OIST)
Horizontal gene transfer in evolution of an animal phylum
17:05 – 17:20
Hiroaki Murakami (Tohoku University)
Substantial seasonal intrusion of marine fish species elucidated by environmental DNA metabarcoding in Yura River, Kyoto
17:20 – 17:35
Otis Brunner (OIST)
Dispersal's Role in Structuring Diversity at Hydrothermal Vents, a Model System for Studying Connectivity and Conservation
17:35 – 17:40
Closing Remarks
Nicholas Luscombe (Dean of Research, OIST)
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Excursion
Integrated Terrestrial Field Station (Kawatabi Field Center), Field Science Center, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University

For all speakers and poster presenters

Please submit your abstract via the following link:
– Closed

* You can download the abstract templates and find the guidelines in the form.
Deadline: Monday, October 17, 12:00 JST, 2022

For poster session presenters

All presenters need to participate physically in the poster session.
* Please print out your poster and bring it to the venue.
** Required size: A0 size, 84.1 cm wide x 118.8 cm high

For Lightning Talks

Please prepare a 3–min short presentation to summarize your poster.

Co–hosted by

Office of the Dean of Research, OIST

Contact

E–mail: tfc_webinar2*tohoku.ac.jp (change * to @)