On behalf of the local organizing committee of The Fourth Asian Marine Biology Symposium (AMBS), I would like to welcome all of you to the Fourth Asian Marine Biology Symposium to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, between November 4 and 6, 2019.
Because surrounded by ocean, Taiwan has fruitful marine resources and strong aquacultural industries. Recently, the ecology and ecosystem services at both marine and coastal areas has drawn increasingly attentions. Thanks to the help of previous AMBS organizing committees, especially Dr. Hiroaki Tsutsumi and Dr. Suriyan Tunkijjanukij, it is very pleased for us to have AMBS in Taipei to not only promote the interactions and collaboration among the communities of marine biologists and ecologists in Asian regions, but also to enhance the friendships between scholars in Taiwan and Asian countries.
I am looking forward to seeing you all in Taipei for a scientifically stimulating and socially enjoyable meeting.
Professor Hwa-Lung Yu
Chairman, the 4th AMBS organizing committee
Director, Ecological Engineering Research Center,
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering,
College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University