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Frontiers in ecological studies of jellyfish

Update: 10. 03, 2013

(Nov. 18-19, 2013)

     Nov.19.2013(Tue)  9:30~16:15
      Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo 
      5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8564, JAPAN
      Tel: +81-4-7136-6011
Conveners:Masaya Toyokawa, Fisheries Research Agency mtoyokaw[at]
          Hiroshi Miyake, Kitasato University, miyake[at]
          Jun Nishikawa, University of Tokyo, jn[at]
Contact Person at AORI: Atsushi Tsuda, Department of Marine Ecosystem Dynamics, tsuda[at]

November 18 (Mon)
13:00-13:05  Opening
13:05-13:45  Shin-ichi Uye (Hiroshima University)
             Keynote Lecture: Studies of jellyfish blooms in Japan: what were accomplished and what will be carried out?
13:45-14:25  Ilka Straehler-Pohl (Hambourg University)
             The results of 20 years of scyphozoan life cycle research with new results on cubozoan life cycles to suggest a new nomenclature referring to both classes
14:25-14:45  Sho Toshino, Hiroshi Miyake (Kitasato University)
             Life cycle and taxonomy of Japanese Cubozoa
14:45-15:15  Hideki Ikeda, Htun Thein, Shin-ichi Uye (Hiroshima University)
             Role of podocysts in the massive blooms of scyphozoan jellyfishes
15:15-15:35  Break
15:35-15:55  Zhilu Fu, Masashi Shibata, Shin-ichi Uye (Hiroshima University)
             Point-of-no-return in ephyrae of the moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita s.l.: High starvation resistance to cope with seasonal food scarcity
15:55-16:15  Kana Takayama, Hiroshi Miyake (Kitasato University), Shin-ichiro Ikeguchi (Notojima Aquarium), Toshio Sekiguchi, Nobuo Suzuki (Kanazawa University)
             Study on Aurelia aurita s.l. which develops ephyrae directly from planulae
16:15-16:35  Haruka Shibata, Hiroshi Miyake (Kitasato University), Tomoaki Goto (Iwate Fisheries Technology Center), Aya Adachi (Enoshima Aquarium)
             Jellyfish polyps attached on deep-sea litter off Sanriku
16:35-16:55  Ryuji Furukawa (Hiroshima University), Ryosuke Makabe (Ishinomaki Senshu University), Mariko Takao, Shin-ichi Uye (Hiroshima University)
             Population dynamics of the moon jellyfish polyps on the undersurface of a new floating pier
16:55-17:20  Yuko Miyajima (Kyoto University)
             Jellyfish as prey for fishes
17:20-17:40  Shugo Watabe (Kitasato University)
             Annual changes in the mitochondrial DNA haploid type composition of the moon jellyfish populations in Ise Bay
18:00-20:00  Party

November 19 (Tue)
 9:30- 9:50   Jun Nishikawa (University of Tokyo)
             Jellyfish fisheries in Southeast Asia and ecology of harvested species
 9:50-10:10  Hiroshi Miyake, Shiho Honda (Kitasato University), Jun Nihsikawa (University of Tokyo)
             Life cycle of Edible jellyfishes in Southeast Asia
10:10-10:40  Susumu Ohtsuka, Yusuke Kondo, Shoma Okada (Hiroshima University)
             Symbiotic communities on large-sized jellyfish in Asian waters
10:40-10:50  Break
10:50-11:20  Naoto Hanzawa (Yamagata University)
             Genetic population structure and dispersal of Nemopilema nomurai
11:20-11:50  Minoru Hamada (Chubu Electric Co. Ltd.), Masaya Toyokawa (Fisheries Research Agency)
             Ecological studies of moon jellyfish in the Ise-Mikawa bay system and application to the prediction of jellyfish outbreaks
11:50-13:00  Lunch
13:00-13:30  Haruto Ishii (Tokyo University of Marine Science)
             A comparative study of population dynamics of Aurelia aurita polyps in the mouth and the innermost parts of Tokyo Bay
13:30-14:00  Ryusuke Makabe (Ishinomaki Senshu University), Takuya Kurihara, Shin-ichi Uye (Hiroshima University)
             Quantitative observation of Aurelia medusae by using Dual frequency IDentification SONar (DIDSON)
14:00-14:30  Yasuyuki Nogata, Noriyuki Endo, Kentaro Suzuki (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)
             Application of acoustic monitoring system and underwater video camera to observation of jellyfish distribution
14:30-14:50  Break
14:50-15:20  Naoto Honda (Fisheries Research Agency)
             Research methods for spatial distribution and behaviors of giant jellyfish
15:20-15:40  Naoki Fujii (Saga University)
             Survey of jellyfish abundance using stationary cameras
15:40-16:10  Dhugal Lindsay (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
             Climate Change and Jellyfishes: the importance of genetics, in situ imagery and taxonomy in the characterization of species niches
16:15         Closing

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