The Republic of Korea

The 3rd International Conference
on Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
in the East Asia-Pacific Region


11 - 16 October 1999
Sejong Cultural Center
Seoul, Korea



Organized by Forestry Research Institute and Kookmin University

Sponsored by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation and
the U.S. National Science Foundation

Under the Auspices of the Ecological Society of Korea and
the Korea Long-Term Ecological Research Committee





INVITATION

       The Organizing Committee for the 3rd International Conference on Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in the East Asia-Pacific Region is pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd Regional Conference on LTER and Biodiversity Conservation to be held in Seoul, Korea, from 11 to 16 October 1999.

       This Conference is held to discuss various issues on the activation of Long-Term Ecological Research and the promotion of the activities on biodiversity conservation within the region by exchanging scientific information and experiences. Before the Conference, a bilateral Korea-U.S. Joint Seminar to identify and address key questions on up-to-date LTER issues in regional as well as global scale will be held as a satellite meeting for the purpose of identifying priority areas for future cooperative research, supported by both the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) and the U.S. National Science Foundation (US NSF).

       It is expected that more than 50 papers from more than 10 countries will be presented during the period. You can also have excursion to Kwangnung Experimental Forest LTER site, Hallasan National Park site in Chejudo Island, and some cultural heritages in Korea.

       We look forward to seeing you in October 1999 and expect that your stay in Korea will be both rewarding and enjoyable.

        Sincerely yours,


Eun-Shik Kim, Ph.D.                                   Jeong Soo Oh, Ph.D.
Chair                                                                  Co-Chair
Organizing Committee
The 3rd International Conference
         on Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER)
         in the East Asia-Pacific Region





ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Advisory Committee Members:

William Chang (Program Director, U.S. NSF, U.S.A.)
Steven Hamburg (Representative, U.S. LTER Network, U.S.A.)
Syng-Il Hyun (President, Kookmin University)
Chung Duk Kim (President, KOSEF)
Hen-biau King (Chair, ILTER the East Asia-Pacific Regional Network, China-Taipei)
Ho Joon Lee (President, The Ecological Society of Korea, Konkuk University)
Eui Rae Noh (President, Forestry Research Institute)

Organizing Committee Members:

Eun-Shik Kim (Chair, Kookmin University)
Jeong Soo Oh (Co-Chair, Forestry Research Institute)
Do-Soon Cho (Catholic University of Korea)
Bomchul Kim (Kangwon National University)
Dowon Lee (Seoul National University)
Sang Ock Park (Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung)
Young-Deuk Rim (Inchon National University of Education)
Joon-Hwan Shin (Forestry Research Institute)

Chief Secretary:

Joo Han Sung (Forestry Research Institute)

Secretaries:

Sun-Kee Hong (Seoul National University)
Sinkyu Kang (Seoul National University)
Young-sun Kim (Kookmin University)





CONFERENCE INFORMATION

DATE: Monday, 11 October - Saturday, 16 October 1999

VENUE
       Sejong Cultural Center
       Sejongro Street, Chongro-Ku
       Seoul 110-050 KOREA
       Tel.: + 82-2-399-1524
       Fax.: + 82-2-399-1764

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: English

THEME: The activation of national networks and promotion of cooperation on LTER and biodiversity conservation in the East Asia-Pacific region


SECRETARIAT ADDRESS

      c/o Department of Forest Resources
      Kookmin University
      Seoul 136-702 KOREA

      Tel.: + 82-2-910-4814
      Fax.: + 82-2-910-4809
      e-mail: Dr. Kim, Eun-Shik
      WEB SITE : http://klter.kookmin.ac.kr


IMPORTANT DATES
      15 September 1999: Submission of Registration Form
      25 September 1999: Deadline for abstract and papers for the
                                               proceedings
      11 October 1999: On-site registration





PROGRAMME

MONDAY, 11 OCTOBER 1999

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
Opening Ceremony for the Korea-U.S. Joint Seminar on LTER and the 3rd International Conference on Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in the East Asia-Pacific Region

09:00 - 09:20 Opening Ceremony
   (Chairperson: Jae Chun CHOE)

Opening Remark:
Eun-Shik KIM (Chair, Korea LTER Committee)
Welcome Addresses:
Syng Il HYUN (President, Kookmin University)
Ho Joon LEE (President, The Ecological Society of Korea)
Eui Rae NOH (President, Forestry Research Institute)
Congratulatory Address:
Chung Duk KIM (President, the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation)

09:20 - 09:40 Group Photo and Coffee Break
Korea-U.S. International Joint Seminar on LTER

09:40 - 10:40 Plenary Lectures
   (Chairperson: Jeong Soo OH)

Steven HAMBURG (Brown University, USA): Global Change of Environment and U.S. LTER (Long-Term Ecological Research)
Lee Buom Young (Forestry Research Institute): Forestry Research Strategy in the Era of Global Change and the Promotion of Korean LTER

10:40 - 10:50 Short Coffee Break

10:50 - 12:10 Session 1:
   (Chairperson: Ji-Hong KIM)

Peter ARZBERGER (San Diego Supercomputer Center, USA): An Interface between Computing, Ecology and Biodiversity: Environmental Informatics
Tae-Soo CHON (Pusan National University): Implementation of learning algorithms in artificial neural networks for forecasting ecological data in long-term survey
Mark HARMON (Oregon State University, U.S.A.): Global patterns of woody detritus accumulation
Dowon LEE (Seoul National University, Korea): Leaf Litter Redistribution as Related to Ecological Processes in a Temperate Hardwood Forest of Mt. Jumbong Area, Korea

12:10 - 13:40 Lunch

13:40 - 15:20 Session 2:
   (Chairperson: Seong-Il KIM)

Mary ARTHUR (University of Kentucky, U.S.A.): Distinguishing the Effects of Environmental Stress and Forest Succession on Changes in the Forest Floor
Do-Soon CHO (Catholic University of Korea, Korea): Disturbance regime and herb response to canopy gaps in Mt. Jumbong in central Korea
Chuluun TOGTOHYN (Colorado State University, U.S.A.): Land Use in Temperate East Asia (LUTEA): Site studies of long-term ecosystem dynamics
Choonsig KIM (Forestry Research Institute, Korea) Decomposition and Nutrient Dynamics in Oak and Mixed-Hardwood Litter in Mt. Kyebang Forest Ecosystem
Knute Nadelhoffer (The Marine Biological Laboratory, USA): Intersite studies on N deposition or Controls of forest soil organic matter development/activity

15:20 - 15:40 Coffee Break

15:40 - 16:40 Session 3:
   (Chairperson: Man-Yong SHIN)

Alan COVICH (Colorado State University, U.S.A.) The Effects of Disturbances on Litter Processing of Native and Non-Native Riparian Species in Tropical Headwater Streams
Joon-Ho LEE (Seoul National University, Korea) Comparison of Oribatid Mite (Acari: Oribatida) Community in City, Suburban and Natural Forest Ecosystems: Mt. Namsan, Kwangreung, and Jumbong
Myron J. MITCHELL (State University of New York, U.S.A.): An evaluation of 'Nitrogen Saturation': applicability to watersheds in Eastern North America including comparisons with two LTER watersheds and results from Japan

16:40 - 17:30 General Discussion
   (Moderator: Jae Chun CHOE)

Gerald EDWARDS (U.S. NSF, U.S.A.)
Byung Hwan HO (KOSEF, Korea)
Steven HAMBUGR (Brown University, U.S.A.)
Robert WAIDE (US LTER Network Office, U.S.A.)
Jong-Geel JE (Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute)
Eun-Shik KIM (Kookmin University)

17:30 Closing

18:30 - 20:30 Welcome Reception (Zelkova Hall, Tower Hotel)
Hosted by the Presidents of Kookmin University and the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation




TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER 1999

The 3rd International Conference on Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in the East Asia-Pacific Region

08:00 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 10:00 Plenary Lectures
   (Chairperson: Jeong Soo OH)

Hen-biau KING (Chair, East Asia-Pacific Regional LTER Network Steering Committee, China-Taipei): An overview of the East Asia-Pacific Regional Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network activities
Robert WAIDE (U.S. LTER Network Office, USA): An overview of International LTER Network and Ecosystem Change

10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break

10:20 - 12:00 Session 1: Country Presentations
     (Chairperson: Woo Seok KONG)

Yue-Joe HSIA (China-Taipei): Typhoon Disturbance and Dynamics of Undercanopy Light Environments at a Subtropical Rain Forest in Northeastern Taiwan
Tohru NAKASHIZUKA (Japan): Recent Progress and Activities on LTER in Japan
Tuvdendorj GALBAATAR (Mongolia): Long-Term Ecological Research Activities in Mongolia
Victor AMOROSO (Philippines): Long-Term Biodiversity Research Programme for Mindanao, Philippines
Rochadi ABDULHADI (Indonesia) Preliminay Study of the Ecological Impact of Forest Fires in G. Massigit, G. Gede-Pangrango National Park, West Java

12:00 - 13:40 Lunch

13:40 - 14:40 Session 2: Country Presentations
     (Chairperson: Joon Hwan SHIN)

Jeong Soo OH (Korea)Long-term Ecological Research Programme in Forestry Research Institute, Korea
Utis KUTINTARA (Thailand)The Long-Term Ecological Research in the Natural Mixed Deciduous Forest at Mae Khlong Watershed Research Staton

14:40 - 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 - 17:30 Session 3: Poster Presentation
     (Chairperson: Dowon LEE)

18:30 - 19:30 Steering Committee Meeting
   (Chairperson: Hen-biau KING)




WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER 1999

The 3rd International Conference on Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) in the East Asia-Pacific Region (continued)

09:00 - 10:30 Session 4: LTER activity in the region
     (Chairperson: Gea-Jae JOO)

Bomchul KIM (Kangwon National University, Korea): Primary production and organic carbon budget in Lake Soyang
Clyde GOULDEN (Mongolia): The Mongolian LTER: Hovsgol National Park
Svetlana KOCHARINA (Russia): Microdistribution and structural- functional characteristics of some species of caddisflies in the Kedrovaya River (South Primorye, Russia)
Eun-Shik KIM (Kookmin University, Korea): Potentials and LTER studies on Mt. Hallasan National Park in Korea

10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break

10:50 - 11:40 General Discussion: Activation of LTER Network in the East-Asia Pacific Region
   (Moderator: Cheong-Il CHOI, Hanyang University)

Hen-Biau KING (Taiwan Forestry Research Institute, China-Taipei)
Steven HAMBURG (Brown University, U.S.A.)
Tohru NAKASHIZUKA (Kyoto University, Japan)
Gea Jae JOO (Pusan National University, Korea)

11:40 - 11:50 Closing

11:50 - 12:50 Lunch

12:50 - 17:00 Field Trip to Kwangnung Experimental Forest LTER Site
   (Field Guides: Jeong Soo OH and Joon-Hwan SHIN)

17:30 - 19:30 Social Function




THURSDAY, 14 - SATURDAY, 16 OCTOBER 1999

Post-Conference Excursion

Field Trip to Hallasan National Park Site in Chejudo Island; Botanic Garden, Lava Tunnels; Folk Museum
 (Field Guides: Moon Hong KIM, Joo Han SEONG, and Eun-Shik KIM)

Cultural Heritage Tours to Seoul Vicinity






List of Foreign Participants (excluding Korean participants):

Contributing Participants

ARTHUR, Mary; "Distinguishing the Effects of Forest Succession and Environmental Factors on Changes in the Forest Floor" (USA)
ARZBERGER, Peter; "The roles of computing and networking in ecology and biodiversity" (USA)
CHAO, Wei-Tsen; "Distribution patterns of tree species of the lowland rain forest of the Nanjenshan LTER site in southern Taiwan" (CHINA-Taipei)
COVICH, Alan Paul; "Effects of natural disturbances on tropical stream food webs" (USA)
FAN, Su-Wei (CHINA-Taipei)
GOULDEN, Clyde E.; "The Hovsgol LTER Research program in Mongolia" (USA)
HAMBURG, Steven; "An overview of US Long-Term Ecological Research (US LTER) Network activities" and/or title to follow at a later (USA)]
HARMON, Mark; "Global patterns of woody detritus accumulation" and "Continental level patterns of fine litter decomposition" (USA)
HAYASHI, Ichiroku; "Twenty five years experiment on Pinus densiflora stand in Sugadaira, Central Japan" (JAPAN)
HSIEH, Chang-Fu; "Floristic diversity and forest structure of the lowland rain forests of the Nanjenshan LTER site in southern Taiwan" (CHINA-Taipei)
HSU, Charlie T.C. (CHINA-Taipei)
JONG, Jaw-Jinn; "The relationship between the aboreal carton-ant, Crematogaster (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and host plants in Nanjenshan subtropical rain forest" (CHINA-Taipei)
KING, Hen-biau; "An overview of the East Asia-Pacific Regional Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network activities" (CHINA-Taipei)
KUO, Yau-lun (CHINA-Taipei)
LIN, Kuo-Chuan (CHINA-Taipei)
LIN, Ming-Hsiung (CHINA-Taipei)
LIN, Teng-Chiu; "Typhoon disturbance and forest ecosystem dynamics" (CHINA-Taipei)
LIN, Yi-hou (CHINA-Taipei)
MITCHELL, Myron J.; "An evaluation of 'Nitrogen Saturation': applicability to watersheds in Eastern North America including comparisons with two LTER watersheds and results from Japan" (USA)
NADELHOFFER, Knute; "Intersite studies on N deposition" or "Controls of forest soil organic matter development/activity" (USA)
NAKASHIZUKA, Tohru; "Twenty years of change in treefall disturbance regime in a temperate deciduous forest" and "Recent progress and activities on LTER in Japan" (JAPAN)
OWEN, Jeffrey S.; "Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes in a forested watershed, Taiwan" (CHINA-Taipei)
PARDO, Linda; "The use of complete botanical inventories for long-term monitoring of biodiversity at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest" (USA)
RHOADS, Ann; "Susceptibility to and effects of a January 1998 ice storm at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest" (USA)
SUZUKI, Wajiro; "Long-term monitoring the forest vegetation of the Toyamazawa Watershed in Nikko, central Japan" (JAPAN)
TOGTOHYN, Chuluun; "Land Use in Temperate East Asia (LUTEA) studies on ecosystem dynamics: Site studies of long-term ecosystem dynamics in Temperate East Asia" (with co-authors of Dennis Ojima, Dowon Lee, and Wang Yanfen) (USA)
TSCHEN, Johannes Scheng-Ming; "The mushroom occurrence in the Taiwanese forest ecosystem environment" (CHINA-Taipei)
WAIDE, Robert; "An overview of International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER) Network activities" (USA)
WU, Hai-Yin; "Ecological study on Siberian weasels (Mustela sibirica) in a subtropical forest in Taiwan" (CHINA-Taipei)
WU, Sheng-Chieh (CHINA-Taipei)
WU, Sheng-Hai; "A preliminary survey of the earthworm and millipede diversity in Guandaushi forest in central Taiwan" (CHINA-Taipei)
ZHAO, Shidong; "Progress on the development of Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN)" (CHINA-Beijing)


Invited Delegates

ABDULHADI, Rochadi (INDONESIA)
AMOROSO, Victor B. (THE PHILIPPINES)
BROWN, Michael J. (AUSTRALIA)
CHADRAA, B. (MONGOLIA)
KUTINTARA, Utis (THAILAND)
LUM, Shawn (SINGAPORE)
MANNOKARAN, N. (MALAYSIA)
TIUNOVA, Tatiana M.; "Biodiversity Study and Long-Term Ecological Research of Mayfly in the Southern Far East of Russia" (RUSSIA)