4th International Workshop for Mangrove Biodiversity Studies by eDNA Metabarcoding

11 - 19 March, 2023
at the University of Nottingham Malaysia

Co-sponsored by APN, JSPS Core to Core, e-ASIA JRP, AJ-CORE  and KAKENHI International (B) 

Welcome to the University of Nottingham Malaysia!

We are pleased to hold the “4th International Workshop for Mangrove Biodiversity Studies by eDNA Metabarcoding” at University of Nottingham Malaysia.

The international collaboration project for eDNA research on global mangroves started in 2020 by obtaining support from JSPS Core to Core, but because of the outbreak of Covid-19, we haven't realized face-to-face activities. Under the difficult situation of the pandemic, we held online symposiums, seminars, and training courses, and sought the chances to expand the international collaboration. Our efforts bore fruits, and we newly obtained international research grants,  CRRP Malaysia (APN), e-ASIA JRP, JSPS KAKENHI Fostering Joint International Research (B), and AJ-CORE JRP. Our international collaboration to study the biodiversity of the global mangrove ecosystem has a step forward to the next stage!

This fourth iteration of the workshop series will focus on expanding the reach of our training and the capacity building for young researchers. We will be welcoming 25 participants from 12 countries. This will be our largest and most diverse workshop to date. 

In addition to field and lab training, the workshop will include a one-day symposium, and the preparation of one joint manuscript and a policy paper. 


Site information

University of Nottingham Malaysia 

University website: https://www.nottingham.edu.my/

Campus map: https://www.nottingham.edu.my/Study/Documents/map-open-day.pdf

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/gu7UiWDStdmEwYuF9

* Only halal food are allowed to be cooked and stored on campus

* No alcoholic drinks 

University of Nottingham Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Teaching Center (UNM KLTC)

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mdebRsBLphaCcuHj8

Kuala Selangor Nature Park 

KSNP website: https://www.mns.my/about-ksnp/

Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/gNk4eS3HbcFT9wqA6


Alison Kim Shan Wee (University of Nottingham, Malaysia), Chair

Tadashi Kajita (University of the Ryukyus, Japan ), Instructor

Yoshihisa Suyama (Tohoku University), Instructor 

Yukinobu Isowa  (University of the Ryukyus, Japan), Instructor

Cecilia Chu (University of Nottingham, Malaysia), Field operations

Leanne Frances Yee (University of Nottingham, Malaysia), Lab operations 

Amy Yee-Hui Then (Universiti Malaya, Malaysia), Hospitality


Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus (Japan) 

University of Nottingham (Malaysia)

Tohoku University (Japan)

Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia)

Universitas Sumatra Utara (Indonesia)

Mindanao State University at Naawan (Philippines)

University of the Philippines Diliman  (Philippines)

Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)


University of Nottingham Malaysia

JSPS Core to Core Program.

Program HP: https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-c2c/,  Project HP:  http://c2c.mangroves.info
(No. JPJSCCB20200007)


Program HP: https://www.the-easia.org/jrp/  Project HP (information) https://www.jst.go.jp/inter/english/program_e/multilateral_e/e_asia.html

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research.

Program HP: https://www.apn-gcr.org/, Project HP (information) : https://www.apn-gcr.org/project/development-of-environmental-dna-reference-database-for-coastal-resource-management-of-southeast-asian-mangroves/


Program HP:  https://www.jst.go.jp/inter/english/program_e/multilateral_e/aj-core.html

JSPS KAKENHI - Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)) for FY2022 

Program HP: https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-grantsinaid/35_kokusai/04_kyoudoub/download.html