ESP Asia Forum

Special Issue(ECOSER) on Gauging People's Sense of Wellbeing

from Eco-health Perspectives in Asia


When: Dec. 16, 11:30-13:40  (GMT+9)

Where: Virtual(Japan)

Host(s): Prof. Minoru WADA, Nagasaki University and Dir. Namue Lee, ESP Asia RO.

Special Issue: 'The role of ecosystem services in the relationship between ecosystem health and human wellbeing in Asia' - ECOSER Journal, Elsevier

Call for papers is open now!

Brief descriptio

People can have a sense of wellbeing under proper access to ecosystem services. However, due to multiple stresses caused by climate change, excessive economic development and exploitation of natural resources, it has become more and more difficult for people interacting with ecosystems to feel secure about their health and wellbeing in recent years. In order to help alleviate people’s suffering, it is crucial to know how they live and what they need in coping with the ever-changing environment. One of the ways to get the picture of people’s health and wellbeing is to look at their traditional food and livelihood, particularly through farming (agriculture) and fisheries that have relied on sustainability of the ecosystem services.

In this session, we call for contributions that address challenges or provide practical insights in gauging the health and wellbeing under diverse interactions between humanity and ecosystem services in Asian rural and urban areas.


  • 11:30 - 11:35

       Welcome by Minoru Wada

  • 11:35 - 11:45

        Namue Lee

        Overview of previous Fora and plans for Special Issue 

  • 11:45-12:00

       Dr. Jiang

       Public Perception of Pondscape Changes during Urbanization: A Case Study of         Liangjiang New Area,Chongqing,China

  • 12:00-12:15

       Dr. Uchiyama

       Review of integrated research on human well-being, ecosystem services, and             spatial characteristics of cities: research trends and future directions

  • 12:15-12:30

       Dr. Nishi

       Interlinkages between land rights, value perspectives, and wellbeing of farmers         in the context of agricultural abandonment of Japan

  • 12:30-12:45

       Dr. Yao

       Awareness and WTP for Chinese traditional medicine/supplement in novel                 market:An example of edible bird nests in Jakarta

  • 12:45-13:00

       Dr. Masud

       Assessment of Unacknowledged Urban Ecosystem Services: a Case Study in             Khulna City

  • 13:00-13:15

       Dr. Watanabe

       Planetary health: ecological views of the health

  • 13:15-13:40 Discussion with SI editors

       Panelists :

      Prof. Jun Yang (Tsinghua University, China)
      Prof. Roman Carrasco Torrecilla (National Uni. of Singapore)
      Prof. Takahiro Ota (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Planned output

To publish a special issue on Eco-health in Asia in the journal of Ecosystem Services (ECOSER) 
This special issue will aim at addressing research gaps, methodologies and policy implications of public health effects of ecosystem services approaches in Asia.

The call for papers is now open:

'The role of ecosystem services in the relationship between ecosystem health and human wellbeing in Asia' - Call for papers - Ecosystem Services - Journal - Elsevier

Planned timeline of the suggested special issue publication

  • Dec. 2021 :  Call for papers at the website of Elsevier ES
  • Dec. 16, 2021 : Presentation of research abstracts and papers
  • By the end of Feb. 2022: Submission deadline of manuscripts at the ECOSER
  • March, 2022 ~ : Processing reviews (* in general, peer review process will take 6-8 months)


  **The timetables might still be subject to change. More detailed information could also be found in the description form of ESP Aisa Forum. 

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