Sunday, December 18, 2011

And another...

Kristine N. White, James Davis Reimer. Commensal Leucothoidae (Crustacea, Amphipoda) of the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Part I: ascidian-dwellers. ZooKeys (accepted).

Need to start writing again!

one more paper

Just accepted:

James Davis Reimer, Masaru Mizuyama, Megumi Nakano, Takuma Fujii, Euichi Hirose. Current status of the distribution of the coral-encrusting cyanobacteriosponge Terpios hoshinota in southern Japan. Galaxea (accepted).



Friday, December 16, 2011

another paper!

Just accepted today:

Satoe Aratake, Tomohiko Tomura, Seikoh Saitoh, Ryouma Yokokura, Yuichi Kawanishi, Ryuichi Shinjo, James Davis Reimer, Junichi Tanaka, Hideaki Maekawa. Soft Coral Sarcophyton (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Octocorallia) Species Diversity and Chemotypes. PLoS One (accepted).


Thursday, December 15, 2011

New paper!

Finally, our backlog of papers is getting reduced!

Accepted (provisionally) today:
James Davis Reimer, Meifang Lin, Takuma Fujii, David Lane, Bert Hoeksema. The phylogenetic position of the solitary zoanthid Sphenopus (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia). Contributions to Zoology.


Friday, December 9, 2011

7st Dec. lab. meeting

1. Next week's seminar is 4pm-5pm.
2. Machida-san seminar will be hold from 5pm at next Wednesday
3. PhD final presentation is 13st Feb.
4. Master final presentation is 17st Feb.
5. Graduate ceremony is 22st March at Convention center
6. Reimer lab. X'mas party will be hold at 25st, Dec.
7. Specimens
    If you move common or other people's specimens, please replace it.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

16st Nov. lab. meeting

1. Next week, no lab meeting
2. The dead line of RS symposium abstract is 18st.
3. Nojima-sensei's seminar is 14-15st, Dec.
    Topic: Ecology of coral of Amakusa
4. Research scholarship to go to Taiwan
5. Graduate ceremony will be held at 22st March.
6. mid. presentation of graduate student is 25st Nov.
    Chair person are Satoko and Erina

Thursday, October 13, 2011

11st Oct. lab meeting

1. Jamie absent from 13st to 21st Oct. (13st - 17st JAMSTEC cruising, 18st - 21st in Kagoshima)
2. please pay lab. maintenance fee
3. the experiment tools need to order.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

new paper!

Here it is:

Saving an octocoral genus from a “zoanthid” genus: reversal of precedence of Palythoe Lamouroux, 1812, and Muricea Lamouroux, 1821 (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Octocorallia). M.E.Y. Low and J.D. Reimer. Zootaxa.

More coming; 10+ papers in review!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

21th Sep. lab. meeting

1. dead line
30th Sep. JCRS abstract
1th   Oct. ICRS abstract

2. Jamie is in Scotland.
e-mail is available except for 24th and 29th Sep.

3. next JAMSTEC cruise
The cruise is from 13th to 18th Oct.
A loading will be done at 9:00am in Naha ferry port.
A meeting time at 13th is 7:00am(Naha ferry port). Don't be late.

4. next lab. meeting
It will be hold at 12th Oct. in afternoon.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

New paper!

Just accepted:

Masami Obuchi, James Davis Reimer. Does Acanthaster planci preferably prey on the reef zoanthid Palythoa tuberculosa? Galaxea (accepted).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

3th August lab.meeting

1. Big typhoon coming.  may be it attack Okinawa afternoon 4th - 5th.

2. Megumi's presentation will be likely changed to sunday, 7th.
because of typhoon.

3. JAMSTEC cruising at October
Who will board it, please submit your paper until this friday.

4. make sure to lock the key of experiment and student room.
please take care of management of the key.

5. Drew have presentation about his research.
it will be hold at 18th, August. from 6:00pm-

Friday, July 29, 2011

New papers!

Jun Nishikawa, Richard Fitzpatrick, Robin Beaman, James Reimer, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Dhugal Lindsay. First record of the pygmy seahorse Hippocampus denise from Australia. Galaxea.

Martyn E.Y. Low, James Davis Reimer. Parazoanthus Haddon & Shackleton, 1891, and Parazoanthidae Delage & Hérouard, 1901: Conservation of usage by Reversal of Precedence with Bergia Duchassing & Michelotti, 1860, and Bergiidae Verrill, 1869 (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia). Zootaxa.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

27th July lab. meeting

1. about part-time job at next week
2. 15th, August is the cleaning day of Rising star building by a service man.
3. JCRS will be hold in 3th-6th, Nov. at Naha
   East China sea workshop will be hold in 24-25th, Nov.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

20th, July lab.meeting

1. JAMSTEC boarding
September, 12th-17th (from Ishigaki to Naha)
October, 13th-18th (from Naha to Kagoshima)

2. Intermediate presentation(undergraduate student)
  27th July, Iori (13:00-)
  5th Aug., Megumi

3. Yuka-san leave Okinawa at 25th, July

4. Takuma-san absent our lab.
   21th - 28th, July

5. NCB(2011) will be hold 17th-20th, September

6. if you find some observation about a spawn of Palithoa, tell it Sung-yin.

7. care for the box jelly fish!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

22th June lab.meeting

1. New lab. member, Drew comes!
2. on this thursday, 2 researchers will come.
3. This friday, let's have a party at Paikaji.
   the start is 7:00pm.
4. 27-28th June, a resercher will visit to extract DNA.
5. it is better to have webpage for your reserch.
6. Be careful of a vehicle thief. In particular, go diving.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

8th June, Lab. meeting

1. Jamie will go to Malaysia and Singapore(13th - 22th, June)
e-mail is useful.
If you need his stamp, please go to the office(5F).
If you need some stuff, ask it to Obuchi or Takuma or Song-yin.

2. Dr. student arrive at airport.
after it, we should to do the paperwork to set his internet as soon as possible.

3. JAMSTEC reserchers will come.(for 2weeks)
we have to order the primer of Ctenophora.

4. 8th, August. PhD presentation

5. 15th, August. Masters presentation
(Organizer is M1 students)

6. 5th, August. 4years students intermediate presentation

7. This friday, Jamie party will be hold at his house.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

new paper!

Hi all,

Another paper of ours was accepted at the journal Pacific Science.

Marzia Bo, Antonella Lavorato, Cristina G. Di Camillo, Angelo Poliseno, Andrés Baquero, Giorgio Bavestrello, Yuka Irei, James Davis Reimer. Black coral assemblages from Machalilla National Park (Ecuador). Pacific Science (accepted).

This was the result of collaboration with an Italian and Ecuadorean group.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

1th June lab.meeting

1. please pay a tuition fee.

2. about our budget

3. Takuma have presentation on this Saturday (Japanese Society of Systematic zoology).

4. for 4th students, an intensive course of lectures will be hold.

5. JAMSTEC research (submarine)
  Ishigaki; 12th September-18th September
  Kikai-jima; 13th October-17th October 

25th May lab. meeting

1. TA, RA
offer the paper to scientific office before starting the work.

2. intermediate presentation
 4th students: 2th August
master: during the middle of October

3. International Coral Reef Symposium, 2012
it will be hold July, 2012. the abstract will be accepted from July, 2011.
Check the grant.
you can its details at official HP.

4. ethanol for fixing the samples
big samples: use 70% ethanol
small pieces: use 99.5% ethanol

5. Jamie next business trip
13th,June~22th,June (Singapore, Malaysia)

6. visitor
Dr. student from US (21th June~22th August)
JAMSTEC reserchers (23th June~14th July)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

11th May lab.meeting

1. a vacuum desiccator
The power remain off. Don't touch the power switch.

2. AA battery is missed. If you find it, please tell.

3. lab. member list.
   The parson on duty (Haruka→Megumi)

4. the caution of how to use the microscope.(from Kris)
  Must use the cover glass.
  After you use, make the light intensity weakest, then turn off.

5. please careful today's typhoon.

Friday, April 29, 2011

27th, April lab. meeting

It was very small meeting.

1. please charge lab. maintenance fee.
2. about new grad. student room,
if you want to put your desk in it, tell it Jamie.

it's all.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New paper!

Just accepted at Zoologica Scripta:

52. Takuma Fujii, James Davis Reimer. Phylogeny of the highly divergent family Microzoanthidae (Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) from the Pacific. Zoologica Scripta.

A new family!

Friday, April 22, 2011

20th April lab. meeting

1.  the grant from Ryukyu Univ.
The grant for master or doctor course students is suggested by Univ.
The dead line is 16th, May.
This is chance for student!

2. Stamp
If you want Reimer-sensei's stamp, go to the office at 5 floor.
Tamashiro-san would respond you.

3. Jamie's schedule
Jamie will go to Australia from 25th April, and he will not use Internet from 1th-17th May.
If you want to buy some supplies, tell it Obuchi-san, Takuma-san, or Sung-yin.

4. Part time-job
Biology experiment class is hold at 26th, 27th, 30th May.
Jamie will be busy these days, so if you can, please help it.
And this will be very good job for your purse.

5. 22th April, Horikuchi-sensei's seminar will be hold at OIST.
the start time is 15:00.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

6th, April lab. meeting

1. undergraduate students seminar
It will be hold at Wednesday. everybody can join.

2. graduate students(Reimer lab.) seminar
It will be hold at Wednesday, afternoon.

3. Jamie business trip
18-19th,April  Ishigaki(with Kris)
25th,April - 20th,May Australia (date may be changed)
13-22th,June Singapore
8-16th,July Iriomote

4. Yuka-san study abroad
leave Okinawa in July, the second week

5. water mentenance
9th,April will be no water day

6. Next Wedensday
After lab. meeting, We will talk about the diving safety rule.
Please attend.
And after it, the seminar explanation (for graduate students) will be hold.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

PTX making waves

Looks like the paper in PLoS One is making some waves:’s-2nd-deadliest-poison-in-an-aquarium-store-near-you/


J with a big thanks to Kevin Zelnio for finding this!
Our new paper on palytoxin is finally out at PLoS One:

Palytoxin Found in Palythoa sp. Zoanthids (Anthozoa,
Hexacorallia) Sold in the Home Aquarium Trade.
Jonathan R. Deeds, Sara M. Handy, Kevin D. White, James D. Reimer. 2011.6: e18235

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New paper!

Hello all,

YI's first paper was accepted at Zoological Studies - congratulations!

Yuka Irei, Yoko Nozawa, James Davis Reimer. Distribution patterns of five zoanthid species in Okinawa Island, Japan. Zoological Studies (accepted).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Another paper....

Our paper at Systematics and Biodiversity was accepted:

James Davis Reimer, Mamiko Hirose, Kensuke Yanagi, Frederic Sinniger. Marine invertebrate diversity in the oceanic Ogasawara Islands: a molecular examination of zoanthids (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) and their Symbiodinium (Dinophycaea). Systematics and Biodiversity (accepted).

Friday, February 25, 2011

23 Feb. lab. meeting

1 sequence
if you have the DNA samples need to do sequence, please tell Jaime.

2 boat diving plan
 3 Mar. - 4, we will go diving Ourawan.
14 Mar. - 15 or 16 Mar. - 17, we will go diving Teniya.
If you want to go, please tell Jaime.

3 fishing plan
Jaime parents will come and go fishing, Payao.
Its date don't be decided yet, may be any day, 20 Mar. - 26
If you want to go, please tell Jaime.

4 cleaning
the end of March or the start of April, let's clean our room.

5 Jamie live at Uruma, so he can't come back Univ. at night.
Skype is usable.

6 Coral reef book
If you want the coral reef book which is published by the committee of coral reef,
please tell it Jamie or Takuma-san.

7 Coral work shop 'the identification and classification of coral' will be hold at 24 Mar. -27.
If you are interested in, send e-mail.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Another paper!

Short one on Terpios on the GBR!

Takuma Fujii, Shashank Keshavmurthy, Wenhua Zhou, Euichi Hirose, Allen Chen, James Davis Reimer. Coral-killing cyanobacteriosponge (Terpios hoshinota) on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs (in press).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Coming soon!

A paper at PLoS One:

Palytoxin found in Palythoa sp. zoanthids (Anthozoa, Hexacorallia) sold in the home aquarium trade

JR Deeds, SM Handy, KD White, JD Reimer

Almost accepted, and should be an interesting read.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy New Year, and a new paper!

2011 looks to be a great year for MISE. We hope you all have a wonderful year, and enjoy your field work.

Also, one new paper accepted at Marine Biology today:
James Davis Reimer, Mamiko Hirose, Yuka Irei, Masami Obuchi, Frederic Sinniger. The sands of time: Rediscovery of the genus Neozoanthus (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia) and evolutionary aspects of sand encrustation in brachycnemic zoanthids. Marine Biology (accepted).