Asian Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America

Volume 6, No. 1 - April 2005

2004-2006 Committee:

ShiLi Miao, the Chair
(South Florida Water Management District,

Bo Song, the Secretary
(Baruch Inst. of Coastal Ecol. and For. Sci., Clemson Univ.,

Harbin Li, the Past Chair
(USDA Forest Service, Center For Forested Wetlands Research,

I. Tsunami Help

Dr. Frank Chang's Tsunami Report. As a Senior Geographer with the South Florida Water Management District, Florida, Frank was selected among 107 applicants world-wide as a volunteer for the tsunami relief efforts through the GISCorps. After his trip, he reported that w hile the victims probably can use all the helps that outside can give, they need computers in University Task Force for Aceh Construction, the Mathematics Department and the Biology Department (six units in total), that will greatly help their ability to carry out their research and reconstruction efforts.

Individuals and organizations can assist the UNISYIAH in the forms of funding,

expertise, surplus equipment such as computers, scanners and plotters, GPS and PDAs.


If you would like to donate books, please write "donation for Biology Department of University of Syah Kuala –Banda Aceh" in each box with the following address:

Mr. Hadi Mahmud MSc or Mr. Dalil Sutekad MSc
Biology Department- Fac of Mathematics and Sciences
University of Syah Kuala
Jln. T. syech Abdur Rauf 3 Darussalam
Banda Aceh 23111

The books can be in all aspect of Biology/ecology (English version).


Dr. Wei Fang and her colleagues (the faculty and graduate students) of the Department of Ecology and Evolution, SUNY Stony Brook have collected 150 ecological books to donate to the university where suffered Tsunami to meet the needs of students and the library there. They are planning to mail the books to the damaged area. We greatly appreciate their efforts and hearts. Let's we do whatever we ecologists can to help.


II. Potential Tsunami Research

For bio-ecology aspects, we are interested on Ecosystem Change after
Tsunami. We try to find the methodology for rapid assessment of
ecosystem change such as sampling method, analysis and prediction for
epidemiology, change of structure of ecosystem on biotic components
and related aspects. I am waiting for your suggestions.

Tati S. Subahar
Department of Biology
Fac of Mathematics and Sciences
Insitut Teknologi Bandung
Jalan Ganesa no 10 Bandung 40132


II I. Election of New Secretary (2005-2006)

It is time again to elect a new secretary of AES for term of 2005-2006. Please nominate the candidates and the ballot will be on the next newsletter so we can have a new secretary before this year's ESA meeting in August.


IV. Coming conferences in Asia

International Symposium
On Ecosystem Carbon Balance and Cycle: Theory and Application
July 1-July 3, 2005, Guangzhou, China

You are invited to submit an abstract of 500-1000 words summarizing original and unpublished research results on the above and other related topics. All submitted abstract must be written in English and will be refereed for quality, originality and relevance by the Scientific Committee. The Scientific Committee will notice the accepted abstracts.

For more information, please visit our symposium website at:

http:// or


Biodiversity Conservation in Asia : Current Status and Future Perspectives
17 – 20 November 2005

The four-day conference will be held at the Yak and Yeti Hotel in the heart of Kathmandu on the grounds of the historic Rana Palace. Open to all interested persons, the conference will consist of oral presentations, workshops, poster presentations and conservation films. Exciting pre- and post-conference excursions around Nepal are planned, including a 4-day trip to Royal Chitwan NP.

Abstracts should be < 200 words in English and indicate if they are for an oral or poster presentation. The last date for submitting abstracts for oral presentations is 31 May 2005. Abstracts for poster presentation will be accepted until 31 August 2005.

Submit abstracts and Session proposals to: Linda Whittaker at

Please visit the SCB Asia Section website for more information on the conference logistics, venue, and registration procedures! N.asp


Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes:

Consequences of Human Management
Bari, Italy on September 26-29, 2006

Contributions (papers/posters) are welcome in one or more of the following topics: (1) Forest ecology in response to human management and impact; (2) Species diversity in managed/unmanaged forest landscapes; (3) Forest landscape planning and management - including urban forests; (4) Patterns & processes at multiple spatial and temporal scales. Other contributions of interest are those related with the theory in landscape ecology and forest management, providing examples of successful case studies, applications, and comparative analyses world-wide. Additional details can be found at the following conference websites: or


V. Job Announcements

The following positions have been posted on today's Career Opportunities listing:


PROCUREMENT TECHNICIAN - STAFF PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT, CORPORATE RESOURCES. WORKSITE: WEST PALM BEACH The salary range is $22,796.80 min., $33,592.00 mid., $44,366.40 max. Job Reference #205146

For further information please click the following link:

Subscribe AES ESA

The current AES committee would like to invite ESA members who interest, involve, and/or conduct research in Asia to subscribe AES when you renew your 2005 ESA membership.

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