Citizen Science and RIFA Countermeasure

Wednesday February 27th, 2019

Yoshi, the coordinator of OKEON Churamori Project contributed an article below to the journal “Seibutsu no kagaku Iden” and it is published on Vol.73 No.2 in 2019. Special contribution Red Imported Fire Ants Solenopsis invicta – Current crisis and the beginning of a new battle [in Japanese] Chapter 1. Red Imported Fire Ants (RIFA) – […]

OIST Science Trip to Miyako Island

Monday February 25th, 2019

On February 15th and 16th, We went to Miyako Island to give science lectures and workshops as part of the OIST Science Trip. The OIST Science Trip is a program in which OIST members visit areas around Okinawa in order to share with the public fascinating science. We went to Miyako-jima, a beautiful island in […]

Soundscape projects was featured in the news of OTV.

Friday February 8th, 2019

On 7th February, the soundscape study by Nick was reported in the news program of Okinawa Television. The acoustic recorders are deployed at various sites on the Okinawa main island, and are used for monitoring soundscape ecology. Soundscape include not only natural sounds such as bird and insect calls but also artificial sounds such as […]

Red Imported Fire Ants of Taiwan

Tuesday October 30th, 2018

We visited Taiwan for the research of Red Imported Fire Ant in Taiwan. Not to be stung. The safety issue is always important for us, but… Yoshi got several this time (T_T) when he tried to collect alates from colony. They are very good fighters and succeed to break into from our cuff… (-_-)

Dr. Nick’s Special Class on Soundscapes

Thursday October 25th, 2018

Do you know what Soundscape means? The environment around us is full of sounds.  If you stand near a waterfall in the forest, what kind of sounds do you hear? You might hear the sounds of a waterfall, song of birds and insects, and human voices. If you strain your ears, you can catch the […]