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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) – […]


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… (-_-)


Listening to ecosystems: New study published using acoustic monitoring to study Okinawa’s “Soundscape”


By jhjanicki on Monday,November 20th, 2017 in Audio, Biodiversity, Research, No Comments

At every OKEON site there is a small green box attached to a tree. These boxes are acoustic monitors, and they are recording natural sounds almost constantly. As part of the OKEON project, we use these natural sound recordings, or “soundscapes”, as a way of monitoring biodiversity. We collect more than 1 terabyte of audio […]



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