3rd International Metasequoia Symposium 本文へジャンプ
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Osaka Museum of Natural History (OMNH) 
Please visit http://www.mus-nh.city.osaka.jp/english/index.html

■Preliminary program
August 3 (Tuesday) - Registration and Welcome dinner
August 4 (Wednesday) - Opening, Session I and Dinner
August 5 (Thursday) - Session II and Closing
August 6 (Friday) -8 (Sunday) - Field Excursion: Metasequoia fossil localities in the vicinity of Osaka, Shiga and Nagoya as well as opportunities for sightseeing (e.g., Visit to Sake factory, Public bath house or hot spa).
Field Excursion (Preliminary schedule)
Aug. 6: OMNH - Lake Biwa Museum (Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan) - Yoshinaga Fossil Forest of the Late Pliocene Kobiwako Group - Yunoyama Onsen Hot Spa (overnight here or in Nagoya City)
Aug. 7: Yunoyama Onsen (or Nagoya City) - Seto Tajimi (early Late Miocene Porcelain mud) ? Fossil (Wataria) forest on riverbed of the Kiso River at Minokamo and Kani (Early Miocene) - Mizunami Fossil Museum - Kiso-Fukushima (overnight at Japanese-style Inn (Ryokan) with Hot Spa)
Aug. 8: Kiso-Fukushima - natural forest (Chamaecyparis spp. with temperate deciduous trees) at Akasawa - Nagiso Village (historical sites, traditional use of wood and timber, Sake factory) - return to Osaka
Transportation: Private bus and Bullet Train

■Preliminary Registration:
For planning purposes, we request all interested colleagues to return this registration form to ben.lepage#exeloncorp.com or chris.williams#fandm.edu before October 1st 2009:
(Notice: Please change # to @ in the email address)
1. Name, address, phone, and email;
2. I intend to participate in the 3rd International Conference;
3. I intend to participate to the field trip;
4. I intend to present a lecture (tentative title);
5. I intend to present a poster (tentative title);
6. Interested area (choose one, details see below); A B C D

Topics: In an effort to expand the breadth of Metasequoia research the organizing committee is expanding the focus of this symposium to include Metasequoia and allied genera and we are requesting oral and poster presentations from the following programmatic areas:
A. Evolution and physiology of the redwoods
1) The origin, expansion, and decline of the redwoods.
i. Paleoecology of redwoods with a focus on the European and Asian Neogene
ii. Wood taxonomy of taxodiaceous fossil wood from Europe, North America, and Asia
iii. Paleobiogeography of the redwoods
iv. Quaternary history of the Taxodiaceae
v. Habitat partitioning of the landscape
vi. Past/present ecological similarities and differences
2) Redwood physiology and genetics
i. Genetics of Metasequoia
ii. Secondary metabolites and extractives
iii. Plant scale carbon allocation or balance
iv. Decay resistance or decomposition of the redwood tissue
v. Water balance in redwoods
vi. Ecophysiology

B. Community, ecosystem, and biome-scale topics
i. Impact of global warming on the distribution and abundance of the redwoods in relict stands
ii. Biomass and productivity of redwoods
iii. Carbon balance of tropical and temperate forested peatlands as analogs for the paleoecosystems?
iv. Conservation programs
v. Land use-land cover change in redwood habitats

C. Forestry systems
i. Forestry and wood products of Metasequoia and allied genera
ii. Propagation methods
iii. Horticulture

D. Historical and cultural aspects of the Taxodiaceae
i. Work of S. Miki
ii. Work of John Kuser
iii. Conservation of rare species in herbaria and botanical gardens


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