Rare ant found in OKEON sample

By okeon_admin 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 okeon_admin 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 […]

OKEON Chura-mori Project Exhibition is coming to the Okinawan Prefectural Museum & Art Museum

By okeon_admin on Thursday,July 14th, 2016 in Biodiversity, Collaboration, Education, Exhibition, No Comments

This summer at the Okinawan Prefectural Museum, OKEON (Okinawa Environmental Observation Network) Chura-mori Project will be hosting a stall to showcase their activity. OKEON is a network which monitors the terrestrial environment of Okinawa, involving researchers at OIST, the local community, and collaborators at universities, museums and schools. The exhibition will allow people to gain […]

Our Sorting Team

By okeon_admin on Monday,August 10th, 2015 in Collecting, Sorting Insects, No Comments

Takuma Yoshida, our taxonomist and sorting technician, is leading a team of sorters to sort the insect specimens collected from the OKEON project. The sorters come from a variety of backgrounds, such as fields ranging from construction to photography.  


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