4th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems

06/29/2009 10:00
07/03/2009 10:00

4th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems: Hydrothermal Vents, Seeps and Other Reducing Habitats
29 June - 3 July 2009
Okinawa, Japan

This symposium, sponsored in part by InterRidge, highlights the recent achievements in the field of unique ecosystems driven by chemosynthesis rather than photosynthesis. Major topics include biogeography, biodiversity, evolution, symbiosis, ecology, physiology, geochemistry, microbiology, and research technology & methods. This symposium follows upon the successes of three previous symposia. The 1st & 2nd International Symposia on Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Biology were held in Madeira, Portugal in 1997 and in Brest, France in 2001, respectively. The 3rd International Symposium on Hydrothermal Vent and Seep Biology was conducted in San Diego, USA in 2005. The number of presentations regarding other reducing habitats such as whale falls and sunken wood increased remarkably in the latest symposium. Therefore, we have decided to use the new title for this 4th symposium.

The Symposium will be held at Bankoku Shinryokan (http://www.shinryokan.com) in Nago City, Okinawa, Japan, which is set next to beautiful sandy beaches. Coral reefs and subtropical forests with exotic wildlife surround the venue.

Yoshihiro FUJIWARA & Yoshiko TAKEOKA
Extremobiosphere Research Center
2-15 Natsushima, Yokosuka, Kanagawa 237-0061
E-Mail: 4th_CBE_office@jamstec.go.jp
Tel: +81-46-867-9561 (YF), -9594 (YT)
Fax: +81-46-867-9525 (YF), -9595 (YT)