Keynote Speakers

Published: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Prof. Dr. Naoto Kamata


Prof. Dr. Naoto Kamata is a Professor of ecology related to plant-animal interaction, population ecology of forest insects, and community ecology at the Graduate School of Agriculture and Life Science, the University of Tokyo. He obtained his PhD from University of Tokyo. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Entomology in the Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Thailand. Prof. Naoto has worked in number of universities including University Utsunomiya, University Shizuoka, Gifu University, and Kanazawa University in Japan. He was also the recipient of the Scientist’s Award, Young Scientist’s Awards, Publisher’s Award, and Travel Fellowship awards from the Japanese Society of Applied Entomology and Zoology and the Entomological Society of Japan. He was leading the Division 7 (Forest Health) as Deputy-Coordinator at IUFRO from 2006 to 2010. His has published more than 100 papers and articles in books and indexed journal. He was also editorial board members for Journal of Forest Research, Applied Entomology and Zoology, Population Ecology, and Entomological Science. His most current research includes a global comparison of food-webs in relation to forest defoliating insects, phylogenetics constraints of host range of bark and ambrosia beetles, and latitudinal gradients of community structure of bark and ambrosia beetles from tropical rain forests to boreal forests.

Prof. Dr. Kyu-Suk Kang

Prof. Dr. Kyu-Suk Kang is a Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences at the Seoul National University. He served as the Associate Dean in the College of Agriculture and Life senior researcher and Science, Seoul National University, Korea. He has worked previously as scientist at Korea Forest Research Institute and directors in the Institute of Future Environment and Forest Resources and Seoul National University Arboretum. Prof Kang is currently a coordinator of IUFRO Division II, board members of Korea Society of Forest Genetics and Tree Physiology and Korea Society of Breeding Science, and Junior Member of Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He also led the Korean Academy of Science and Technology as a vice president for 5 years. With a PhD from the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, he has published widely in the areas of quantitative genetics, population genetics, seeds, fertility, genetic diversity, conservation genetics and genomic selection related to forest trees and crops. Currently, he is involved in two projects related to seed orchards and genetics.