The Creation of Biodiversity Informatics 2

21st Century Biodiversity Research Workshop(2007/2nd)
  • Date December 10, 2007, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm (JST)
  • PlaceNational Museum of Nature and Science, Shinjuku Branch
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Event Overview

  • Date and Time: Monday, December 10, 2007, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm (JST)
  • Place: National Museum of Nature and Science, Shinjuku Branch
  • Organizers:
    • National Institute of Genetics
    • University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo
  • Sponsors:
    • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
    • Ministry of the Environment
    • Union of the Japanese Societies for Systematic Biology
    • Union of Japanese Societies for Natural History
    • Japan Science and Technology Agency
    • National Institute for Environmental Studies


The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international initiative dedicated to the mobilization of biodiversity data, of which Japan is a member country. Following the success in the first 5-year ‘proof-of-concept’ phase (2002-2006), GBIF is now planning to move into the second phase of becoming a fully operational facility. In keeping with GBIF’s work programs, this workshop was held in order to (1) contribute to the ongoing development of GBIF activities, (2) broaden networks within the Japanese research community, and thereby (3) enhance the use of GBIF biodiversity data for the benefit of Japan. To accomplish these goals, the workshop includes lectures by experts both from Japan and abroad on the topic of Biodiversity Informatics, one of the key themes of GBIF. This workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for promoting professional exchange among researchers.


*Summaries are in Japanese.

10:30-10:40 amOpening RemarksDirector National Museum of Nature and ScienceNational Museum of Nature and Science
10:40-11:10 amChallenges for Natural History Museums in Publishing Digital Specimen DataDaisuke SakumaOsaka Museum of Natural History
11:10-11:40 amPublication of Biodiversity Information by University MuseumsMasahiro OharaHokkaido University Museum
11:40 am-12:10 pmThe Application of Databases for Predicting the Establishment of Invasive Species and the Expansion of their Geographic DistributionKouichi Goka et al.National Institute for Environmental Studies
12:10 pm-1:30 pmBreak Time
1:30-2:00 pmBiodiversity Information and the Creation of a Species DictionaryUtsugi JinboUniversity of Tokyo
2:00-2:30 pmDissemination and Utilization of Biodiversity Information: Fostering partnership beyond agency boundariesToshio ToriiBiodiversity Center of Japan, Ministry of the Environment
2:30-3:00 pmUpdating of a River Environment Database Based on the National Census on River Environmentsand the Application ThereofTomonori OsugiWater Resources Environment Technology Center
3:00-3:30 pmBreak Time
3:30-4:00 pmThe Use of Large-scale Analytical Results and Comprehensive Species Distribution Data: New Developments in Biogeographical ResearchKeiichi MatsuuraNational Museum of Nature and Science
4:00-4:30 pmOld but New Issues of Natural History Research: Collection of data, dissemination of information, raising public awareness, and environmental restorationHiromune MitsuhashiMuseum of Nature and Human Activities
4:30-5:00 pmLeveraging of the GBIF Portal Website servicesHideaki SugawaraNational Institute of Genetics
5:00pm-5:10pmClosing Remarks