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High school-University collaborative research for the OKEON Churamori Project


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,March 29th, 2017 in Ants, Collaboration, Collecting, Education, No Comments

OKEON Churamori Project continues to collaborate with local high school. We came up with an ant survey kit that teachers can use as part of their classes. We provide this new educational tool to the teachers and help them manage their projects. Once the teachers complete their projects they donate the specimens, which become part […]


Rare ant found in OKEON sample


By jhjanicki on Monday,October 31st, 2016 in Biodiversity, Collecting, Data, Research, Sorting Insects, No Comments

A rarely-collected ant species, Protanilla lini, has been identified from a SLAM trap sample that was collected from Hentona High School (site04) between September and October last year. Protanilla lini belongs to the subfamily Leptanillinae. All members of the family are small, subterranean and often blind ants that are very rarely collected. We know very […]


How can OIST’s OKEON project collaborate with Okinawan society so that both benefit in some way?


By jhjanicki on Monday,September 5th, 2016 in Biodiversity, Collaboration, Collecting, Education, Outreach, Research, Sorting Insects, No Comments

While there are many different ways to answer this question, one important collaboration is with high schools in Okinawa. OKEON Chura-mori Project has been developing a new model of high school – university collaboration which benefits students, teachers and researchers alike. For the past year, OKEON has worked with Futenma, Kyuyou, Kaiho and Hentona High […]


Setting up sites across Okinawa


By jhjanicki on Sunday,August 30th, 2015 in Collecting, OKEON update, No Comments

Twenty four sites are being set up across Okinawa, including forest and open sites. Each site will have 3 SLAM traps to collect arthropods, and eventually each will also have a weather station for recording environmental parameters, an acoustic monitoring device to record the soundscape, and a motion-triggered camera trap.



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