RIHN 8th International Symposium
“Risk Societies, Edge Environments: Ecosystems and Livelihoods in the Balance”

Date: October 23 - 25, 2013
Venue: Lecture Hall, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) (→ Access)
Organizer: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Language: English (simultaneous interpretation provided)
Participation: Contact the address shown in the bottom of this page
Remarks: Abstracts


Wednesday October 23, 2013

Opening session
Chairs: Hein MALLEE (RIHN) & Steven R. MCGREEVY (RIHN)
10:00-10:10 Opening Remarks
  —YASUNARI Tetsuzo (Director-General, RIHN)
10:10-10:20 Objectives of the Symposium
  —Daniel NILES (RIHN) / ABE Ken-ichi (RIHN)
10:20-11:20 Keynote Address 1
Responding to Risk: Perception and Decision Making
  —Heinz GUTSCHER (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
11:20-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Keynote Address 2
The Research Challenge from Global Risks
  —Carlo C. JAEGER (Global Climate Forum, Germany)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Session 1: Human Subsistence in Relation to Invasive and Endangered Species
Chairs: Moamer Eltayeb Ali MOHAMED (Red Sea University, Sudan) & Sudhindra Nath PANDA (Tottori University, Japan)
14:00-14:30 Resources Use of Coastal Fisheries in Sudan
  —Adel Mohamed SALEH (Red Sea University, Sudan)
14:30-15:00 Current Status and Distribution of Dugongs (Dugong dugon) in Sudan
  —Badr eldinn Khalaf alla ADAM (Red Sea University, Sudan)
15:00-15:30 Evaluation of the Invasion Strategic of Mesquite (Prosopis juliflora) and Risk Management in Eastern Sudan Using Remotely Sensed Technique
  —HOSHINO Buho (Rakuno Gakuen Universiy, Japan)
15:30-15:50 Coffee break
15:50-16:20 Root System Development of Prosopis Seedlings under Different Soil Moisture Conditions
  —YODA Kiyotsugu (Ishinomaki Senshu University, Japan)
16:20-16:50 Mesquite (Prosopis spp.) Water Uptake under Different Simulated Drought Conditions
  —YASUDA Hiroshi (Tottori University, Japan)
16:50-17:10 Comment: Mahgoub Suliman MOHAMEDAIN (RIHN/Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan)
                 NAWATA Hiroshi (RIHN/Akita University, Japan)
17:10-17:30 General Discussion
18:15- Reception

Thursday October 24, 2013

Session 2: Global Warming Risk in the Far North
10:00-10:30 Political Economy of Extreme Events: Storms and Floods in Northern Finland
  —Monica TENNBERG (University of Lapland, Finland)
10:30-11:00 Flood Risk and Migration in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)
11:00-11:30 Climate Change in the Eyes and Actions of the Northern Native Peoples of Sakha
  —Valentina I. DMITRIEVA (North-Eastern Federal University, Russia)
11:30-11:50 Coffee break
11:50-12:20 Adaptation Strategies for Risk and Uncertainty: The Role of an Interdisciplinary Approach including Natural and Human Sciences
  —OKUMURA Makoto (Tohoku University, Japan)
12:20-12:40 Comment: TAKAKURA Hiroki (Tohoku University, Japan)
12:40-13:10 Discussion
13:10-14:30 Lunch
Session 3: Transdisciplinary Approach to Food/Health Risk in Southeast Asian Watersheds
Chair: MASUDA Tadayoshi (RIHN)
14:30-15:00 Food and Health Risk and Watershed Management in South Asia
  —Roberto F. RAÑOLA Jr. (RIHN/University of the Philippines Los Baños, the Philippines) and
     KADA Ryohei (RIHN/Yokohama National University, Japan)
15:00-15:30 Economic Development, Environmental Degradation, and Public Health: The Case of Langat River Basin, Malaysia
  —Wai–Ching POON (Monash University Sunway Campus, Malaysia)
15:30-16:00 The Effects on Household Food Security and Health of Transient Displacement due to Flooding Events in Communities in the Silang–Santa Rosa Sub–Watershed Area: A Venue for Trans–Disciplinary Management
  —Noel R. JUBAN (Universtiy of the Philippines Manila, the Philippines)
16:00-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-16:50 Yaman ng Lawa Social Action Agenda: The “Yankaw Fish Garden Sanctuary”
  —Rogelio N. CONCEPCION (University of the Philippines Los Baños, the Philippines)
16:50-18:00 Discussion
Discussion 1: OTSUKA Kenji (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan)
Discussion 2: Bam H. N. RAZAFINDRABE (University of the Ryukyus, Japan)

Friday October 25, 2013

Session 4: Synthesis and Summary Discussion
Chairs: Daniel NILES (RIHN) & Steven R. MCGREEVY (RIHN)
10:00-10:15 Synthesis of session 1
  —NAWATA Hiroshi (RIHN/Akita University, Japan)
10:15-10:30 Synthesis of session 2
  —HIYAMA Tetsuya (RIHN)
10:30-10:45 Synthesis of session 3
  —KADA Ryohei (RIHN/Yokohama National University, Japan)
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Comments
  —Heinz GUTSCHER (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  —MORI Soichi (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan)
  —Sander VAN DER LEEUW (RIHN/Arizona State University, USA)
11:30-11:55 Summary Discussion
11:55-12:00 Closing Remarks
  —SATO Tetsu (Deputy Director-General, RIHN)
12:00-12:25 Publication meeting
12:25 Excursion