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Citizen Science and RIFA Countermeasure


By Mayuko Suwabe on Wednesday,February 27th, 2019 in Ants, News, Research, No Comments

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


By Mayuko Suwabe on Monday,February 25th, 2019 in Ants, Audio, Education, News, Outreach, Soundscape, Workshop, No Comments

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.


By Mayuko Suwabe on Friday,February 8th, 2019 in Audio, Biodiversity, News, Research, No Comments

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


By Mayuko Suwabe on Tuesday,October 30th, 2018 in Ants, Collecting, News, OPG, Research, Visit, No Comments

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… (-_-)


Summer events at OKEON field sites


By jhjanicki on Thursday,November 2nd, 2017 in News, No Comments

Over this past summer, we took part in various events where our field sites are setup across Okinawa. The Kurashiki Dam summer festival was held on August 6. We set up a OKEON booth displaying devices we use for field surveys and specimens from insect collections, and there was also a hands-on exhibition.During the festival […]



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