The 8th EAFES
(East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies)
International Congress

April 21-23, 2018

Nagoya University Higashiyama Campus in Nagoya City, JAPAN


Dec 7, 2017  Important dates have been updated.

Dec 7, 2017  Plenary speakers are added.

Dec 7, 2017  The pages of General Info, Symposium, Poster Session, Registration, Excursion and Banquet have been updated.

Nov 27, 2017  Registration page has been updated.

Oct 27, 2017  Deadline of symposia proposal has been extended to Nov 20.

Sep 26, 2017  Main Theme has been posted.

Sep 12, 2017  Conference website opened.

Sep 12, 2017  Call for symposia opened.

Main Theme

The Role of East Asian Ecology in a Changing World

Welcome Message

Professor Takakazu Yumoto
Chair, 8th EAFES International Congress

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 8th EAFES 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.

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

Plenary Speakers

- Dr. Tetsuzo Yasunari, Director-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

- Professor Yeonsook Choung, Kangwon National University

- Professor Ouyang Zhiyun, Research Center for Eco-environment Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Call for EAFES Symposium Proposal (Closed)

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.

Symposium Evaluation Process and Criteria

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

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