Activities of JASTE
Annual congress We hold an annual congress. Study sessions and an open symposium are made. A general assembly is also held during the congress period.
Publication We publish the journal, TROPICS, four times a year. It publishes original research papers, short communications, critical reviews and field notes. It includes special issues of a symposium in an annual congress. All members of the society can contribute to TROPICS.
We publish the newsletter, Tropical Ecology Letters, four times a year. It publishes the introductions of research and project, book reviews, information on vacant positions, announcements from general office, etc.
Grants for workshops We aid workshops of tropical ecology offered from the members of the society. A maximum of two workshops a year are aided.
Kira Prize The society prize, in commemoration that Prof. Dr. Tatsuo Kira, the first president of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology, was awarded a International Cosmos Prize from EXPO'90 Foundation. Now an encouragement prize and a special prize are established. The former is given to a maximum of two young ecologists a year, who are chosen among the contributors to the TROPICS, etc. The latter is given to a person or an organization which has made a great contribution to the study of tropical ecology.