Japan Wetland Society
Towards a comprehensive, interdisciplinary research and discussion on wetlands
Welcome to the Japan Wetland Society!
～Towards a comprehensive, interdisciplinary research and discussion on wetlands～
In September 2008, The Japan Wetland Society was established, and the first conference was held in September 2009.
This society encompasses both natural and social sciences and welcomes not only universities and other research institutions but also companies, organizations, and governments.
Wetlands here include the ocean, coral reefs, seagrass beds, mangrove forests, tidal flats, salt marshes, seashores, rivers, lakes, marshlands, swamp forests, salt lakes, tundra, as well as rice paddies, rice terraces, reservoirs, reed beds, irrigation canals, dams, and other wetlands.
“Wetlands” have often been seen as nuisances or places with only special flora and fauna.
Indeed, there is still potential for the discovery of unknown or useful species.
In addition, wetlands often provide the basis for human culture and food, as seen in rice fields, and to a greater extent, secure and controlled water resources, peat as a carbon stock, and even the global climate change mitigation function of permafrost.
The Japan Wetland Society’s aim is to develop research and technology from just such a wide perspective.
We hope that many people from a wide range of fields will participate in this endeavor.
Tatsuichi Tsujii, the first chairman of The Japan Wetland Society