Asian Ecology Section of the Ecological Society of America

Volume 3, No. 2, May 1999


1.1 Coming Business Meeting
The next Asian Ecology Section (AES) annual business meeting will be at 6:30-8:30 pm, on Monday, the 8th.  Please try to attend.

1.2 Finances
The money to support the AES comes from the $2.00 section dues paid to the ESA when you sign up for the section.   Please remember to check off this option when you renew your ESA membership.

1.3 Nominations for Officers
Jacoby Carter has been nominated for secretary by Jianguo Wu.   No other nominations have been received. We have had no nominations submitted for Chair Elect.

Please submit nominations to Weixin Cheng at the address below. Nominations should include names, addresses, phone number, and e-mail so we can contact them.   It is okay to nominate yourself. Nominations are due before May 30 so that we may send out the biographies before the election.

1.4 Bylaws Amendment.
Title: Motion for Extending the Section Secretary's Tenure to Two Years.
Motion: To help to maintain a smooth transition from one term to the next, I would like to make a motion to change the relevant part in the Asian Ecology Section's Bylaws, so that it stipulates that the term of the section secretary is for two consecutive years.
Proposed by: Jianguo Wu, Chair-Elect, AES

This amendment will be voted on at the next business meeting.   It will require approval by two-thirds voting members present at the meeting. If you have other amendments to put before the membership please send them to Jacoby Carter at the address before May 15.   Contact information is at the end of the newsletter.

1.5 Call for Agenda Items.
Agenda items for the next business meeting should be submitted by July 30, 1999 to Weixin Cheng.   Contact information is at the end of the newsletter.


2.1 Next AES Symposium.
The Asian Ecology Section, with the International Affairs Committee of the ESA is sponsoring a symposium entitled "Exotic Invasive Species in Asia". The symposium will be held Monday, August 8, and start at 1:00pm.  The details of the schedule are still being worked out but the tentative order is as follows:

CARTER, J. Keynote: Exotic Invasive in Asia, documenting the problems (and benefits?).
FAUSCH, K.D., S. NAKANO, Y. TANIGUCHI, and G.D. GROSSMAN Context-dependent rainbow trout invasions in Japan: an hypothesis on the roles of hydrology and biotic interactions.
KIRITANI, K. Invasive insect pests in Japan originated from USA.
MORIMOTO, N. Fauna of exotic insects in Japan.
BAWA, K. S., R. GANESAN and A. SINHA. Exotic invasive species, regeneration and recruitment of non-timber forest product species and livelihoods of
indigenous people in the forests of Southwest India
MONTGOMERY, M.E. and J. WU.  Non-native pests of forest in China.
LEI, G.  Invasion of an exotic island pine scale, _Hemiberlesia pitysophila_, and its consequences to mainland pine forest insect community.
LEE, C.S. Exotic plant species in South Korea.
HAN, S.H., D.S. KONG, and J.Y CHA.  Exotic animal species in South Korea
CHOI, Y.D., and W.S. KONG.  Problems of exotic species in eastern North America and eastern Asia from a biogeographical standpoint.
CHOI, Y.D. Concluding remarks and discussion.

2.2 AES Symposium Proposals.
There is approximately one month between the annual meeting and when symposium proposal must be submitted to the ESA for the next annual meeting.   That is not much time to put a proposal together.   We are looking for suggestions for the next AES sponsored symposium in Orlando FL, August 2000 (think Mickey Mouse).   Please come to the business meeting with some suggestions.


Ben Wu deserves thanks and congratulations for putting together a terrific web page for the AES.   The current web page address is:  Or you can link to it though the ESA's web page at:   On the AES web page you can find past section newsletters, a membership list, bylaws for our section, useful links, and information on past sponsored symposium.   Please check it out.

Because of technical issues, Ben feels that the AES homepage should find a new, more permanent, home.    If you can provide a permanent home for the AES homepage with the capability to have secure, remote editing, we'd like to talk to you.   Please contact Weixin.


We plan to put out a third newsletter by mid July.   This newsletter will have the list of nominees for AES officers and their biographies and statements.   Any items you would like to have included, such as amendments to the bylaws, research grants and opportunities, news of interest to Asian Ecologists, etc. should be sent to the Jacoby Carter by 15 June for inclusion.


This newsletter is being sent by e-mail only to all members with an e-mail address.  This is a cost saving move.   Those members who do not have an e-mail address, and those for which we receive a notice that e-mail delivery failed, will receive a copy of the newsletter by mail.  If you know somebody that hasn't received a copy of this newsletter that should have, please let Jacoby Carter know, and he will get them a copy as soon as possible.


Weixin Cheng
Chair, The Asian Ecology Section of ESA
Department of Biological Sciences
508 Life Sciences Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
phone: 225-388-1743; fax: 225-388-2597;

Jacoby Carter
Secretary, The Asian Ecology Section of ESA
USGS National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Boulevard
Lafayette, LA, 70506
phone: 318-266-8620/ fax: 318-266-8592/

Jianguo Wu
Chair-Elect, The Asian Ecology Section of ESA
Department of Life Sciences,
Arizona State University-West,
Phoenix, AZ 85069-7100, USA,
phone: 602- 543-6131/ fax: 602-543-6073

Xinyuan (Ben) Wu
Past Chair, The Asian Ecology Section of ESA
Department of Rangeland Ecology and Management,
Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX 77843,
phone: (409) 845-7334/ fax: (409) 845-6430

Weixin Cheng
Department of Biological Sciences
508 Life Sciences Building
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-1715
Tele: 225/388-1743
FAX: 225/388-2597


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