The 3rd International Workshop on ILTER Ecological Information Management in the East Asia-Pacific Region

-         Promotion of ILTER Network Activities

on Ecological Information Management -



16-21 October 2007

Institute of Forest Science

Kookmin University

Seoul 136-702, Korea



Organized by the Institute of Forest Science, Kookmin University


Sponsored by Environmental Management Corporation, Korea Forest Service, Korea National LTER Research Center, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Korean Association of Biological Sciences, Ministry of Environment Republic of Korea, and National Assembly Climate Change Forum (in alphabetic order)


Under the auspices of the Ecological Society of Korea, Korea LTER Committee, and Research Center for Ecological Design and Management of Urban Forests





DATE: Tuesday 16 - Sunday 21 October 2007



        Kookmin University

        Seoul 136-702, KOREA




THEME: Promotion of ILTER Network Activities on Ecological Information Management in the East Asia-Pacific Region



        c/o Professor Eun-Shik Kim

    Department of Forest Resources
        861-1 Jeong-Neung Dong, Seong-Buk Gu

        Kookmin University
Seoul 136-702, KOREA

        Tel.: + 82-2-910-4814 (O); +82-11-785-4814 (CP)
Fax.: + 82-2-910-4809



   Woo-Hyuk BYUN (Director, Research Center for Ecological Design and Management of Urban Forests; Korea University)

   Jae Chun CHOE (President, Ecological Society of Korea; Director, Korea National LTER Research Center; Ehwa Woman’s University)

   Byung Hwan HO (Director General, International Cooperation, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation)

   Byung-Sun IHM (President, KLTER Committee; President, Mokpo National University)

   Jong Geel JE (Member, National Assembly, Republic of Korea)

   Hen-biau KING (Director General, Taiwan Forestry Research Institute)

   Man Yong SHIN (Dean, College of Forest Science; Kookmin University)

   Young Kyoon YOON (Director General, Forest Resources Policy Bureau, Korea Forest Service)


Organizing Committee

   Eun-Shik KIM (Chair; Kookmin University)

   Do-Soon CHO (The Catholic University of Korea)

   Kee-Ryong CHOI (Ulsan University)

   Kwang Bin CHOI (Seoul Metropolitan Government)

   Sun-Kee HONG (Mokpo National University)

   Gee-Jae JOO (Pusan National University)

   Ki-Weon KIM (Kookmin University)

   Chang-Seok LEE (Seoul Women’s University)

   Mira LEE (Korea Forest Service)

   Jeom-Sook LEE (Kunsan National University)

   Dong-Geun LEE (Seoul National University)

   Joon-Ho LEE (Seoul National University)

   Woo-kyun LEE (Korea University)

   In-Hye OH (PaiChai University)

   Yong Mok PARK (Cheongju University)

   Jeong-Chil RYU (Kyung Hee University)

   Jae-Kook SHIM (Chung-Ang University)

   Joon-Hwan SHIN (Korea Forest Research Institute)

   Yong-Jin Won (Ehwa Woman’s University)


Executive Staffs

   Young Sun KIM (Chief Executive Staff; Kookmin University)

   Sun-Young AN (Ehwa Woman’s University)

   Soo Hyun BAE (Kookmin University)

   Sang Ho KIM (Kookmin University)

   So-Hee LEE (Kookmin University)

   Sung Hoon LEE (Kookmin University)

   Sung-Jin LEE (Ehwa Woman’s University)





PART I: International Conference on LTER, Urban Forests, and Urban Ecosystems (114 Building Number 7, Kookmin University)


DAY 1: Tuesday 16 October 2007

08:30 - 09:30 Registration

09:30 - 10:00 Introduction and Inaugural Speeches (Chair: Eun-Shik Kim, Kookmin University)

- Eun-Shik KIM (Director, Institute of Forest Science, Kookmin University)

- Jae Chun CHOE (President of the Ecological Society of Korea)

- Byung-Sun IHM (President of Mokpo National University)

- Woo Hyeok BYUN (Korea University)

- Jong-Geel JE (Member, National Assembly, Republic of Korea)

- Man-Yong SHIN (Dean, College of Forest Sciences, Kookmin University)

10:00 - 10:20 Break and Photo Session

10:20 - 12:30 Session 1: Climate Change, LTER, and Urban Ecosystems (Chair: Yow Han Son, Korea University)

- John PORTER, Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) Urban Long-Term Ecological Research (University of Virginia)  Abstract

- Kristin VANDERBILT, Urban Ecology at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long Term Ecological Research Site (University of New Mexico)  Abstract

- Mira LEE, Overview of Urban Forest Policies in Korea (Korea Forest Service)  Abstract

- Kwang Bin CHOI, Policies on parks and green spaces of Seoul (Seoul Metropolitan Government)  Abstract

- Yow Han Son, Development and management of urban forests: A new project funded by the Korea Forest Service (Korea University)  Abstract

12:30 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:40 Session: LTER and Urban Forests in the East Asia-Pacific Region (Chair: Eun-Shik KIM, Kookmin University)

- Woo Kyun LEE, Assessment of ecosystem vulnerability to climate change with CEVSA model in Korea (Korea University)  Abstract

- Deana PENNINGTON, Structure and Function of Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations and the Flow of Information (US LTER Network, University of New Mexico) Abstract

- Feng LI, Ecological Evaluation, Planning Approach of Urban Green Space and Urban Forest in China (Chinese Academy of Sciences)  Abstract

- Keizo TABATA, Tree Population Dynamics of Large-scale Mature Urban Forest in Kyoto city, Japan (Kyoto University)  Abstract

- Hen-biau KING, Environment, Forest Ecosystems and Forest Research in Taiwan (Taiwan Forestry Research Institute)  Abstract

16:40 - 17:00 Break

17:00 - 17:30 General Discussion on Ecological Management of Urban Forests and Urban Ecosystem (Chair: Hen-biau KING, Taiwan Forest Research Institute)

- Eun-Shik KIM (Kookmin University)

- Woo Kyun LEE (Korea University)

- Feng LI (Chinese Academy of Sciences)

- Keizo Tabata (Kyoto University)

17:30               End of Day 1



PART II: International Conference on ILTER and Ecological Information Management (114 Building Number 7, Kookmin University)


DAY 2: Wednesday 17 October 2007

09:90 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 12:00 Session: ILTER and Ecological Information Management (Chair: Deana PENNINGTON, University of New Mexico)

- Deana PENNINGTON, Advances in Cyber-Enabled Science: An Overview (University of New Mexico)  Abstract

- John PORTER, Ecological Information Management Training in the East-Asia-Pacific Region (University of Virginia)  Abstract

- Chau Chin LIN, Ecological Information Management Using Ecological Metadata Language (Taiwan Forestry Research Institute)  Abstract

- Jae Chun CHOE, Korea National Long-term Ecological Research (KNLTER) (Ehwa Womans University)  Abstract

- Victor AMOROSO, Status and Activities of the Philippine Long-Term Ecological and Biodiversity Research (Central Mindanao University, Musuan, Bukidnon, Philippines)  Abstract

12:00 - 14:30 Lunch and Poster Session

14:30 - 17:10 Session: LTER and Ecological Information Management in the East Asia-Pacific Region (Chair: John PORTER, University of Virginia)

- Ariuntsetseg, L., LTER Activities and Initiatives of Ecological Data Management in Mongolia (National University of Mongolia)  Abstract

- Rahim, Omar Ali Abdul, LTER Network Initiative in Malaysia (ICT Unit, Forest Research Institute Malaysia)  Abstract

- Meei-ru Jeng, The Activities and Information Management System of Taiwan Ecological Research Network (Taiwan Forestry Research Institute)  Abstract

- Hen-biau KING, Recent Development and Future Perspective of the International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) (Taiwan Forestry Research Institute)  Abstract

- Kristin VANDERBILT, Information Management Challenges and Opportunities in the International LTER Network (University of New MexicoAbstract

- Yongyut Trisurat, Long-Term Ecological Research in Thailand (Kasestsart UniversityAbstract

17:10 - 17:30 Break

17:30 - 18:00 Promotion of ILTER Information Management and General Discussion (Chair: Kristin VANDERBILT, University of New Mexico)



- Chau Chin LIN

- Hen-biau KING

18:00                End of Day 2



PART III: International Workshop on Ecological Information Management (505 College of Economy and Business, Kookmin University)


DAY 3: Thursday 18 October 2007

08:30 - 09:00 Introduction to Eco-informatics (John PORTER)

09:00 - 09:30 Introduction to EML and MORPHO (Kristin VANDERBILY)

09:30 - 10:00 Metadata driven tools (1) (Chau Chin LIN)

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 - 11:15 Metadata driven tools (2) (Deana PENNINGTON)

11:15 - 12:00 Review of Morning Session and Discussion

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 17:00 Collaborative Conceptual Modeling (Deana PENNINGTON)

18:00       End of Day 3



DAY 4: Friday 19 October 2007

08:30 - 12:00 Group Work

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 Review of the Workshop and Discussion

15:00       End of Workshop



PART IV: Field Tour (optional)

15:00       Departure for Field Visit (Hampyeong Bay and Evergreen Forests in South Western Part of Korea)


DAYS 5-6: Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October 2007

- Sun-Kee HONG, Long-term Ecological Research of Coastal Ecosystem in Korea (Mokpo National University, Korea)  Abstract

- Byung Sun IHM (Mokpo National University)


(Finalized 15 December 2007)



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