Asura International Seminars

A Wide variety of topics brought to you by leaders in their field

PWS holds Asura International Seminars, led by experienced and knowledgeable speakers from academic backgrounds, governmental organizations and NGOs (official language: English). These seminars cover a vast range of subjects: everything from cutting-edge research, to genetic analysis techniques, to reports of ongoing conservation efforts in biodiversity hotspot areas. These seminars are held on an irregular basis, but are always advertised on this web page (so keep checking back).

Upcoming Asura International Seminar(s)

Previous Asura International Seminars


April 17, 2017.  @WRC
Speaker
Dr. Dora Biro
University of Oxford
Title
Chimpanzee Cognition in the Wild:
Lessons from the Bossou Video Archive
February 15, 2017.  @WRC
Speaker
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Title
Cutting-edge approaches for understanding and sustaining biodiversity
January 18, 2017.  @WRC
Speaker
Dr. Dora Biro
University of Oxfor
Title
From Collective to Cumulative Intelligence in Animal Groups
December 19, 2016.  @Inuyama
Speaker
Dr. Catherine Hobaiter
University of St Andrews
Title
What is a gesture? Investigating meaning in great ape gesture.
July 30, 2016.  @ Kyoto
Dr. Jane Goodall
Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

Guest Speakers: Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa and Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa
July 01, 2016.  @ Kyoto City Zoo
Session 1
Dr. Fongkeo Boualapha
Faculty of Forestry, National University of Laos
Elephant conflicts management in the Lao PDR

Session 2
Dr. Yasuyuki Kosaka
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, KU
Biodiversity in paddy field ecosystem and its use and management in Lao PDR
Dr. Anna Nekaris
June 24, 2016.  @Kyoto City Zoo
Speaker
Dr. Anna Nekaris
Nocturnal Primate Research Group, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Title
Why are slow lorises venomous and will this help or hinder their conservation?
Dr. Anna Nekaris
June 21, 2016.  @Inuyama
Speaker
Dr. Anna Nekaris
Nocturnal Primate Research Group, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Title
Why are slow lorises venomous and can this help us to conserve them?
Dr. Pablo Oteiza
Dr. Maude Baldwin
June 20, 2016.  @Inuyama
12:00-12:30
Dr. Pablo Oteiza
Harvard University and the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology
A novel mechanism for mechanosensory based rheotaxis in larval zebrafish

12:30-13:00
Dr. Maude Baldwin
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
The evolution of sweet detection in birds
Dr. Rob Ogden
June 15, 2016.  @ WRC
Speaker
Dr. Rob Ogden
TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network
Title
From field to marketplace: the use of wildlife DNA forensics to track and prosecute the illegal wildlife trade
June 03, 2016.  @ Inuyama
Speaker
Dr. Ralph Adolphs
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Title
Social cognition and the human brain
Dr. Ralph Adolphs
April 25, 2016.  @ Kyoto
Speaker
Dr. Ralph Adolphs
California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
Title
The neuroscience of human social cognition
Dr. Colin Chapman
March 01, 2016.  @ Inuyama
Speaker
Dr. Colin Chapman
Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and McGill School of Environment, McGill University
Title
What determines animal abundance?
The roles of disease, nutrition, and stress
Dr. Raymond S. Lumbuenamo
February 10, 2016.  @ Kyoto
Speaker
Dr. Raymond S. Lumbuenamo
Visiting professor, Wildlife Research Center, Kyoto University
Title
Monitoring forest cover change to assist conservation efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Dr. Isabelle Lackman
February 9, 2016.  @ Inuyama
Speaker
Dr. Isabelle Lackman
Director, Kinabatangan Orang-Utan Conservation Programme, Sabah, Malaysia
Title
Orang-utans on the edge: fragmented sanctuary and wildlife corridors in the Lower Kinabatangan
MSc Kristina Noreikiene
February 5, 2016.  @ Kyoto
Speaker
MSc Kristina Noreikiene
Department of Biociences, University of Helsinki, Finland
Title
Glucocorticoids: proximate drivers for the variation in personality, life-history strategy and empathy in the wild?
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