Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere

第224回定例オープンセミナー
All you need to know about fire ant

開催日時 2017(平成29)年10月18日(水) 12:30–13:20
開催場所 総合研究実験1号棟5階 HW525
題目 All you need to know about fire ant
ヒアリについて知っておくべきこと
発表者 Chin-Cheng Scotty Yang (Senior Lecturer, RISH, Kyoto University)
関連ミッション ミッション1 環境診断・循環機能制御
ミッション5 高品位生存圏

英語スピーチ・Web配信(ZOOM Meeting ID: 717-538-845)

要旨

Biological invasions by ants are regarded as one of the main drivers of global biodiversity loss, environmental change and reduced humanosphere sustainability. The red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta), one of the world’s worst invasive ants, have been discovered in numerous container yards at 12 seaports of Japan recently. No field population has been reported by far, suggesting the invasion of fire ant remains at very early stage. During this stage, the level of societal commitment is extremely critical. For example, adequate citizen participation can readily facilitate the discovery of fire ants in areas that the government effort cannot cover. To ensure the public stays alert and committed, delivery of proper information and knowledge of this invasive ant is urgently needed. Therefore this Open Seminar is to address natural history, biology and impacts of fire ant, along with control strategy and practical first-aid tips when being stung. The ultimate goal is to train seminar participants to be a competent citizen scientist who can help find more fire ants, as this is undoubtedly a key for the success of an eradication initiative of a focal invasive species.

S0224_Yang JPEGFig. 1 (A) Larvae, (B) male pupa, (C) worker, (D) adult male, (E) female alate (virgin queen) and (F) various castes (and brood) in a colony of red imported fire ant.

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