Programme for Workshop

12 June 2011 (Sunday)
1200-1800 Arrival and Check into Hotel (Harbour Plaza Resort City, Tin Shui Wai, New Territories)
1800-2100 Registrations; Welcoming and Dinner Reception (Ball Room, Harbour Plaza Resort City)


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13 June 2011 (Monday)
0815-0845 REGISTRATIONS (Hong Kong Wetland Park)
0845-0915 OPENING CEREMONY (Hong Kong Wetland Park)

Welcoming Remarks (MC: Paul Shin)

István Horváth
(Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong)

Joseph Sham
(Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, HKSAR Government, Hong Kong )

Suzanne Gendron
(Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong)

Goals and Structure of Workshop

Paul Shin
(Co-Chair, Planning Committee)

Keynote Speech
0915-0930 Carl Shuster
(Virginia Institute/School of Marine Science, The College of William & Mary, USA)
Keynote (via video): Limulus polyphemus as a Model for the Conservation of the Horseshoe Crab
 
   
0930-0945 GROUP PHOTO-TAKING
  Plenary Talks
Conservation of Asian Horseshoe Crabs: Challenges and Opportunities
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0945-1015 Chang-Po Chen and Hwey-Lian Hsieh
(Biodiversity Research Centre, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Plenary I: The Challenges and Opportunities for Horseshoe Crab Conservation in Taiwan
1015-1045 Mark Botton and Bob Loveland
(Department of Natural Sciences, Fordham University & School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, USA)
Plenary II: Sea Level Rise and the Significance of Marginal Beaches for Horseshoe Crab Spawning
1045-1115 COFFEE BREAK
1115-1145 Satoquo Seino
(Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Kyushu University, Japan)
Plenary III: A Reconsideration of Horseshoe Crab Conservation Methodology in Japan over the Last 100 Years and Prospects for a Marine Protected Area Network in Asian Seas
1145-1215 Glenn Gauvry and Maribeth Janke
(Ecological Research and Development Group Inc., Lonza Walkersville Inc., USA)
Plenary IV: Current Horseshoe Crab Harvesting Practices Cannot Support Global Demand for TAL/LAL
1215-1300 LUNCH BREAK
  Oral Presentations
Populations: Status, Assessment Methods, and Management Approaches
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1300-1330 Menghong Hu, Qiongzhen Li, SG Cheung and Paul Shin
(Department of Biology and Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong & Guangxi Institute of Fisheries, China)
Distribution, Abundance and Population Structure of Horseshoe Crabs along Three Intertidal Zones of Beibu Gulf, Southern China
1330-1400 Sheri Johnson and Jane Brockmann
(Centre for Reproduction & Genomics, University of Otago, New Zealand & Department of Zoology, University of Florida, USA)
Do Female Horseshoe Crabs Gain from Mating with Multiple Males?
1400-1430 Ming Che Yang, Shin Nishida, Hiroko Koike, Chang-Po Chen, Hwey-Lian Hsieh and Chaolun Allen Chen
(Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; Biodiversity Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan & Kyushu University Museum, Fukuoka, Japan)
Timeless Traveler Changing over Time: Genetic Connectivity, Demographic History and Conservation Genetics of Horseshoe Crabs in the Indo-West Pacific
1430-1500 COFFEE BREAK
1500-1530 Jayant Mishra and A. Mishra
(Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Pondicherry University, India)
Anthropogenic Effect on the Horseshoe Crab Breeding Ground and Impact on their Population along the North-east coast of India
1530-1600 Shin Nishida and H. Koike
(Biodiversity Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan & Kyushu University Museum, Fukuoka, Japan)
Genetic Population Structure of Tachypleus tridentatus in Japan and Attempt to Comparative Phylogenetic Study with Parasitic Planarian Species on Asian Horseshoe Crabs
1600-1630 David R. Smith
(Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, USGS - Leetown Science Center, USA)
Comparative Methods for Assessment of Horseshoe Crab Populations
1630-1800 FREE TIME
1800 DINNER


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14 June 2011 (Tuesday)
  Oral Presentations
Exploitation: Managing Sources of Mortality
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0830-0900 Maribeth Janke and Glenn Gauvry
(Lonza Walkersville Inc. & Ecological Research and Development Group Inc., USA)
Consumer Driven Conservation Initiatives for the TAL/LAL Industry
0900-0930 John Dubczak
(Charles River Laboratories, USA)
Proven Biomedical Horseshoe Crab Conservation Initiatives
0930-1000 Anil Chatterji and Faizah Shaharom
(Institute of Tropical Aquaculture, University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia)
Present and Future of Horseshoe Crab in Biomedical Research
1000-1030 Thomas Novitsky
(Horseshoe Crab Conservation Association, Cape Cod, USA)
Influence of the Biomedical (LAL/TAL) Industry on the Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs
1030-1100 COFFEE BREAK
1100-1130 Jeak Ling Ding and Bow Ho
(Department of Biological Sciences & Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Strategy to Conserve Horseshoe Crabs by Genetic Engineering of Limulus Factor C for Pyrogen Testing
1130-1200 Mike Millard and David Smith
(Northeast Fishery Center, US Fish and Wildlife Service & Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, USGS - Leetown Science Center, USA)
Adaptive Management of Horseshoe Crab Populations in Face of Multiple Objectives
1200-1300 LUNCH BREAK
  Oral Presentations
Habitat: Status, Assessment Methods, and Management Approaches
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1300-1330 Ruth H. Carmichael, M.G. Estes, Jr. and A.J. Brady
(Dauphin Island Sea Lab and the University of South Alabama, USA; Universities Space Research Association, USA & University of Maine, Machias, USA)
Molts Reveal Life-history Patterns of American Horseshoe Crab Populations in Fringe Habitats
1330-1400 Lesley Cartwright-Taylor and V.B. Yap
(Nature Society (Singapore), Singapore)
Mangrove Horseshoe Crabs in the Strait of Johor: A Thriving Population – For Now!
1400-1430 Nancy Jackson and Karl Nordstrom
(Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology & Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, USA)
Conserving Habitat for Horseshoe Crabs – Linking Beach Dynamics with Habitat Requirements and Human Development on Sandy Shorelines in Delaware Bay, USA
1430-1500 Annie Christianus and Che Roos Saad
(Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia)
Some Aspects on the Habitat of Tachypleus gigas in Malaysia
1500-1530 COFFEE BREAK
1530-1700 Breakout Session 1:
DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF ASIAN HORSESHOE CRABS
1700-1800 POSTER SESSION
(Download Abstracts of Poster Presentations)
1800 DINNER


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15 June 2011 (Wednesday)
0830-0900 Review of Breakout Session 1.  Brief overview of previous day’s breakout session
  Oral Presentations
Public Consensus: Building Public Consensus for Conservation Action through Education, Outreach, and Cooperation
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0900-0930 Joe H.Y. Cheung, T.C.Y. Lau, S.G. Cheung and P.K.S. Shin
(Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong, Ocean Park, Hong Kong & City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Conservation in Action: A Rearing and Releasing Programme of Juvenile Horseshoe Crabs in Hong Kong Schools
0930-1000 John Tanacredi
(Department of Earth & Marine Sciences, Dowling College & Center for Estuarine, Environmental Coastal Oceans Monitoring (CEECOM), USA)
Multi-Year Habitat Inventory Trend Analysis of Limulus Populations on Long Island: From Anecdote to Annual Survey, 2003-2010
1000-1030 Chikako Iwaoka and Chihiro Nishimura
(Saikai National Park, Kujukushima Aquarium & Department of Regional Policy, University of Nagasaki, Japan)
New Network for Building Community in Kujukushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
1030-1100 COFFEE BREAK
1100-1130 Gary Kreamer and Sharon Tatulli
(Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife and The Wheeler School, Providence, RI, USA)
Green Eggs & Sand, Team Limulus, and More: Educating for Horseshoe Crab Conservation in the U.S.
1130-1200 Hwey-Lian Hsieh and Chang-Po Chen
(Biodiversity Research Centre, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Promoting a Public Consensus for Horseshoe Crab Conservation in Taiwan
1200-1230 Jennifer Mattei and Mark Beekey
(Department of Biological Sciences, Sacred Heart University, USA)
Project Limulus: A Model for Horseshoe Crab Conservation through Synergistic Activities between Citizens and Researchers
1230-1300 LUNCH BREAK
1300-1800 FIELD TRIP
1800-1900 FREE TIME
1900 DINNER


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16 June 2011 (Thursday)
  Oral Presentations
Synthesis Talks on Special Topics
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0900-0930 Dave Rudkin
(Department of Natural History – Paleobiology, Royal Ontario Museum, Canada)
The Life and Times of the Earliest Horseshoe Crabs
0930-1000 Vina Dharmarajah
(Nature Society (Singapore), Singapore)
Conservation Law and the Legal Protection of Horseshoe Crabs
1000-1200 Breakout Session 2:
DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF ASIAN HORSESHOE CRABS
1200-1300 LUNCH BREAK
1300-1500 Report out from Breakout Sessions
DEVELOPING STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF ASIAN HORSESHOE CRABS
1500-1530 COFFEE BREAK
1530-1700 POSTER SESSION
(Download Abstracts of Poster Presentations)
1700-1800 FREE TIME
1800 BANQUET (City University of Hong Kong)


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