The International Symposium on
"The Collapse and Restoration of the Mongolian Ecosystem Network in the Context of Global Environmental and Social Changes"
An international symposium organized by "Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity" Project & Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University will be held from 23th to 25th of January, 2010.
||January 23 - 24, 2010
||RIHN Lecture Hall ( access)
||The Collapse and Restoration of the Mongolian Ecosystem Network in the Context of Global Environmental and Social Changes
||"Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity" Project, RIHN
Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
||Handbill (PDF: 122KB)
The purpose of the symposium is firstly to describe the present status of the Mongolian ecosystem network. How is it affected by such phenomena as global warming, vegetation degradation, soil desiccation, livestock population increase, new patterns of nomadic migration, distribution and prices of stock farm products, land law and the development of mining? Secondly, the symposium addresses the restoration of the Mongolian ecosystem network, considering its capacity to adapt to changing climatic and economic conditions, and the social and ecological components of sustainable nomadism.
The symposium provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion of nature and society in the Mongolian ecological network, especially as they are expressed in nomadism. Furthermore, it encourages multidisciplinary and integrative research projects and activities, such as our RIHN project, "Collapse and Restoration of Ecosystem Network under Human Activity".
| January 23, 2010
|09:00 - 09:30
|09:30 - 09:40
TACHIMOTO Narifumi, Director-General, RIHN
TSUBAKI Yoshitaka, Director, CER
|09:40 - 09:50
JIGJID Rentsendoo, Mongolian Ambassador to Japan
|Session 1 "Climate and Soil"
Chaired by FUJITA Noboru (CER, Kyoto University, Japan)
|09:50 - 10:25
||"Interference impact of global warming and globalization on the society in Mongolia"
Z. BATJARGAL (WMO, UN)
|10:25 - 11:00
||"Why discontinuous vegetation transitions occur at the topographical scale in Mongolia? A study to test the hypothesis on positive feed-back between soil water and plant growth"
ISHII Reiichiro (JAMSTEC, Japan), FUJITA Noboru (CER, Kyoto University, Japan) and SUGITA Michiaki (Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan)
|11:00 - 11:15
|11:15 - 11:50
||"Hydrology and water resources in Mongolia"
D. OYUNBAATAR and G.Davaa (Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Mongolia)
|11:50 - 12:25
||"Hydrology and water use of plant and vegetation in Mongolia"
SUGITA Michiaki, SATOH Takashi, YOSHIZAWA Shintaroh, YAMANAKA Tsutomu, and TSUJIMURA Maki (Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan)
|12:25 - 13:00
||"Effects of livestock grazing on surface soil properties in three types of Mongolian grassland ecosystems along a latitudinal aridity gradient"
HIROBE Muneto and KONDO Junji (Graduate School of Environmental Science, Okayama University, Japan)
|13:00 - 14:00
|Session 2 "Vegetation and Livestock"
Chaired by ISHII Reiichiro (JAMSTEC, Japan)
|14:00 - 14:35
||"Issues on Deforestation and reforestation of degraded forestland in Mongolia"
J. TSOGTBAATAR (Institute of Geoecology, MAS, Mongolia)
|14:35 - 15:10
||"The long-term degraded and restored changes of Mongolian grassland vegetation under over-grazing by livestock and protection from livestock grazing, respectively"
I. TUVSHINTOGTOKH (Institute of Botany, MAS, Mongolia)
|15:10 - 15:45
||"Effects of precipitation and livestock on pasture production"
FUJITA Noboru (CER, Kyoto University, Japan)
|15:45 - 16:00
|16:00 - 16:35
||"Characteristics of soils under the steppe vegetation in Mongolia"
TAMURA Kenji, ASANO Maki (Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan) and JAMSRAN Undarmaa (Center for Ecosystem Study, Mongolian State University of Agriculture, Mongolia)
|16:35 - 17:10
||"Effect of livestock moving on vegetation"
G. U. NACHINSHONHOR, L. JARGALSAIKHAN (Institute of Botany, MAS, Mongolia) and HIROSE Tadaki(Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan)
|17:10 - 17:45
||"Results of Long Term Study on Relationship between Precipitation and Productivity of Main Pasture Vegetation of Steppe Ecosystem in Eastern Mongolia"
L. JARGALSAIKHAN (Institute of Botany, MAS, Mongolia)
|17:45 - 18:05
||"Effects of grazing on plants and pollinators in a forest-steppe area, northern Mongolia"
TAKATSUKI Seiki and SATO Masatoshi (Laboratory of Wildlife Ecology and Management, Azabu University, Japan)
|January 24, 2010
|Session 3 " Nomadism and Movement"
Chaired by J. TSOGTBAATAR (Institute of Geoecology, MAS, Mongolia)
|9:00 - 9:35
||"The impact of agricultural development on the pastoral nomadism in Mongolia"
KONAGAYA Yuki (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
|9:35 - 10:10
||"Seasonal and yearly movement of nomads"
B. BATBUYAN (Institute of Geography, MAS, Mongolia)
|10:10 - 10:45
||"Migration and household economy of nomads and land possession"
KAMIMURA Akira (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
|10:45 - 11:00
|11:00 - 11:35
||"A model of population shift between urban and rural areas"
YAMAMURA Norio (RIHN, Japan)
|11:35 - 12:10
||"Model simulation of interaction between plant ecosystem and nomadic activity"
HASEGAWA Shigeaki F. (RIHN, Japan)
|12:10 - 13:15
|Session 4 "Products, Distribution, and Global Economy"
Chaired by KONAGAYA Yuki (National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)
|13:15 - 13:50
||"Migration of herders to urban areas in Mongolia"
ONIKI Shunji (JIRCAS, Japan), B. BATBUYAN, and J. OYUNGEREL (Institute of Geography, MAS, Mongolia)
|13:50 - 14:25
||"Value transformation of livestock products and income disparities through cashmere"
MAEKAWA Ai (RIHN, Japan)
|14:25 - 15:00
||"Effect of global economy on Mongolian nomadism: by the example Province Tuv"
S. CHULUUN (Department of History and Academic Secretary, School of Science, National University of Mongolia, Mongolia)
|15:00 - 15:35
||"Conflict between mining development and nomadism in Mongolia"
SUZUKI Yukio (Former JICA expert to Mongolia)
|15:35 - 15:50
|15:50 - 17:40
Chaired by YAMAMURA, Norio (RIHN, Japan) Z. BATJARGAL (WMO, UN)
|"How can we predict environmental changes and find solutions?"
Conveners: WADA Eitaro (JAMSTEC, Japan), NAKASHIZUKA Tohru (Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan) and SHINODA Masato (Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University)
|17:40 - 17:50
FUJITA Noboru (CER, Kyoto University, Japan)
NOTE: Abbreviations for Institutions
- CER: Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
- JAMSTEC: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
- JIRCAS: Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
- JICA: Japan International Cooperation Agency
- MAS: Mongolian Academy of Science
- RIHN: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
- WMO: World Meteorological Organization
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