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Japanese Journal of Limnology, since 1931

The Japanese Society of LIMNOLOGY

Establishment and Background

The Japanese Society of Limnology was founded in 1931 for the purpose of promoting and fostering the study of limnology in the broad meaning of the term.
It publishes quarterly "The Japanese Journal of Limnology" and holds an annual meeting consisting of lectures, discussions and symposiums on limnological subjects.

Membership (October, 2008)

Regular members 838
Student members 93
Honarary members 16
Institutional 94

Major Activities

(1) Annual Conventions

The 74th Convention will be held at Oita (Oita Pref.) during 14-17 September, 2009.

Cities where the convention was held after 2000 are as follows:
Fukuoka in 2000, Sendai in 2001, Fuchu in 2002, Okayama in 2003, Niigata in 2004, Kashiwara in 2005, Matutyama in 2006, Mito in 2007, and Sapporo in 2008.

(2) Local Society

Hokkaido Local Society, Koshinetu Local Society, Kanto Local Society, Chubu Local Society, Kinki Local Society.


"The Japanese Journal of Limnology" (in Japanese) and "Limnology" (in English) are published three times per year, respectively. Research articles, note, reviews and information on aspect of limnology are written in English or Japanese.

"Limnology" is published by Springer in association with the Japanese Society of Limnology. The editors welcome original scientific contributions on physical, chemical, biological, or related research, including environmental issues, on any aspect of theoretical or applied limnology. The journal publishes research papers, notes, review articles, Asia/Oceania reports, and comments.

"Limnology" (Informations on "Limnology" : Contents, Instructions for Authors, etc..)

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Publications before 2000

"The Japanese Journal of Limnology" has been written in both Japanese and English until 1999. However, it is restricted in Japanese since the establishment of "Limnology" in 2000,

Contents of Volume 59 and 60 (1998 - 1999)

Council and Officers (2013)

President: Michio KUMAGAI
General Secretary : M. YOH
Editor-in-Chief : J. URABE (Limnology) and Y. SEIKE (Japanese Journal of Limnology)
Secretary : K. KOBA
Treasurer : K. KODERA
Executive Editor : T. IWATA (Limnology) and H. KAMIYA (Japanese Journal of Limnology)
Secretary for Environmental Problems : J. NISHIHIRO
Secretary for International Relation : Y. IIZUMI
Academic Secretary : H. HAMADA
Secretary for Public Relations : T. YOSHIDA, N. AIKO

Application for Membership

Membership in the Society is open to anyone interested in the field of limnology who whishes to receive the "Limnology" and "Japanese Journal of Limnology".
Institutions are eligible to become members.
Annual dues are;

Regular members --- 10,000 Japanese Yen
Student members --- 5,000 Japanese Yen
Institutional members --- 20,000 Japanese Yen
Members with restricted subscription ("Limnology" only) --- 5,000 Japanese Yen
Write to: The Japanese Society of Limnology
c/o International Academic Printing Co., Ltd.
4-4-19 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0075, JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-5389-6654, Fax: +81-3-3368-2822
E-mail :

Some Announcements

Informations on the 75th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of LIMNOLOGY

Dates: Sep 17 (Fri) - Sep 20 (Mon), 2010
Venue: Hirosaki University, Bunkyocho Campus (Hirosaki City)
Further information (in Japanese) is found in URL: http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jslim/taikai/index.html.

Informations on DIALOG Program

DIALOG (the Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Limnology and Oceano graphy) is a program for recent Ph.D. Receipients across the aquatic sciences and related disciplines. The Japanese Society of Limnology is one of the co-sponsor societies. Further information (in Japanese) is found in Vol.64 No.3 pp.245-247 of "The Japanese Journal of Limnology".

The Second Japan-Korea Joint Symposium on Limnology

September 16-18, 2005 at International House Osaka and Osaka Kyoiku University, Osaka, Japan.

The First Korea-Japan Joint Symposium on Limnology

May 19-22, 2004 at Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.

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