Title The Environmental and Genetic Approach for Life on Earth (EAGLE) project
Author Kanda, H.
Author Affil Kanda, H., Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center, Japan
Source MERGE, edited by H. Kanda, P. Convey, T. Naganuma, W. Vincent and A. Wilmotte. Polar Science, 3(3), p.189-196, . Publisher: Elsevier for National Institute of Polar Research, Japan, Tokyo, Japan. ISSN: 1873- 9652
Publication Date Nov. 2009
Notes In English. Based on Publisher- supplied data Ant. Acc. No: 89935. CRREL Acc. No: 65002229
Index Terms ecology; ecosystems; international cooperation; polar regions; Antarctica; Arctic Ocean; Arctic region; polar regions; Southern Ocean; DNA; genetics; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; microorganisms
Abstract The Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center (TRIC) advances the basic objectives under the umbrella of the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS). The TRIC co-ordinates the development of novel fields of research within the Inter- University Research Institute Corporation of Japan. The TRIC program fosters integrated research and develops information platforms that support the quest for new paradigms in the fields of Earth science and life systems. The project, Environmental and Genetic Approach for Life on Earth with a Study of Relevant Modeling and Prediction Techniques (EAGLE) began under the TRIC program in 2005. The goal of the EAGLE project is to improve our understanding of ecosystems on Earth and to investigate the mechanisms leading to the evolution of life and the adaptation of species as a result of past environmental changes. The EAGLE project is also positioned as a national project of the Microbiological and Ecological Responses to Global Environmental Changes in polar regions (MERGE) program, so called, MERGE-Japan which was initiated as part of the International Polar Year (IPY, 2007-2008). A general outline of the current achievements and discussion of the EAGLE project during the IPY period are presented in this progress report.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.polar.2009.06.005
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 304824