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Research on the Creation of Safe and Comfortable Environments through the Utilization of Forests and Wood

  • Abe T, Matsunaga M (2011) Latitudinal variation of germination requirements between the populations of Ogasawara Islands and Japan mainland in two widespread tree species. American Journal of Plant Sciences 2:52–55
  • Abe T, Umeno H (2011) Pattern of wig cutting by introduced rats in insular cloud forests. Pacific Science 65:27–39
  • Iwai Noriko, Sugiura Shinji, Chiba Satoshi (2010) Predation impacts of the invasive flatworm Platydemus manokwari on eggs and hatchlings of land snails. Journal of Molluscan Studies 76(3):275–278
  • Iwai Noriko, Sugiura Shinji, Chiba Satoshi (2010) Prey tracking behaviour in the invasive terrestrial planarian Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida). Naturwissenschaften 97(11):997–1002
  • Tatsuo Yabe, Takuma Hashimoto, Masaaki Takiguchi, Masanari Aoki, Kazuto Kawakami (2009) Seabirds in the Stomach Contents of Black Rats Rattus rattus on Higashijima, the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, Japan. Marine Ornithology 37:285–287
  • Ashizawa Koji, Kawaji Noritomo, Nakamura Shunichi, Nagase Daigo, Tatemoto Hideki, Katayama Seiichi, Narumi Kazunori, Tsuzuki Yasuhiro (2010) Temperature-dependent regulation of sperm motility of Ijimas copper pheasants (Syrmaticus soemmerringii ijimae), one of near threatenedspecies. Animal Reproduction Science 121:181–187
  • Kenichi Yazaki, Yuzou Sano, Seizo Fujikawa, Takashi Nakano, Atsushi Ishida (2010) Response to dehydration and irrigation in invasive and native saplings: osmotic adjustment versus leaf shedding Tree hysiology 30:597–607
  • Kimiko Okabe, Hayato Masuya, Kazuhide Kawazoe, Shunichi Makino (2010) Invasion pathway and potential risks of a bamboo-nesting carpenter bee, Xylocopa tranquebarorum (Hymenoptera, Apidae), and its micro-associated mite introduced into Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology 45(2):329–337
  • Kazuhide Kawazoe, Kimiko Okabe, Atsushi Kawakita, Makoto Kato (2010) An alien Sennertia mite (Acari: Chaetodactylidae) associated with an introduced Oriental bamboo-nesting large carpenter bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Xylocopa) invading the central Honshu Island, Japan. Entomological Science 13:303–310
  • Fukasawa K., Koike F., Tanaka N., Otsu K. (2010) Predicting future invasion of an invasive alien tree in a Japanese oceanic island by process-based statistical models using recent distribution maps. In: Kawakami, K and I. Okochi, eds., Restoring the Oceanic Island Ecosystem: Impact and Mangement of invasive Alien Species in the Bonin Islands, Springer 173–183
  • Tanaka N., K. Fukasawa, K. Otsu, E. Noguchi and F. Koike (2010) Eradication of a invasive tree species, Bischofia javanica, and restoration of native forests in Ogasawara Islands. In: Kawakami, K and I. Okochi, eds., Restoring the Oceanic Island Ecosystem: Impact and Management of Invasive Alien Species in the Bonin Islands, Springer 161–171
  • Ken Tabuchi, Akira Ueda, Kenichi Ozaki (2010) Contrasting effects of deer browsing on oviposition preference, neonate survival and potential fecundity of a galling insect, Ecoscience 17:379–386
  • Mifuyu Ogawa, Yuichi Yamaura, Shin Abe, Daisuke Hoshino, Kazuhiko Hoshizaki, Shigeo Iida, Toshio Katsuki, Takashi Masaki, Kaoru Niiyama, Satoshi Saito, Takeshi Sakai, Hisashi Sugita, Hiroyuki Tanouchi, Tatsuya Amano, Hisatomo Taki, Kimiko Okabe (2010) Use of two population metrics clarifies biodiversity dynamics in large-scale monitoring: the case of trees in Japanese old-growth forests. The need for multiple population metrics in large-scale monitoring. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 173: Online First
  • Yuichi Yamaura, Hokkaido Univ, Tatsuya Amano, Yoshinobu Kusumoto, Hisashi Nagata, Kimiko Okabe (2010) Climate and topography drives macroscale biodiversity through land-use change in a human-dominated world. OIKOS, Online first, October
  • Kimiko Okabe (2010) Conserving forest biodiversity and ecosystem services to agriculture. The proceedings of International Symposium for the Convention on Biological Diversity:36–42.
  • Yasushi Mitsuda, Satoshi Ito (2011) A review of spatial-explicit factors determining spatial distribution of land use/land-use change. Landscape and Ecological Engineering 7:117–125
  • TAKAHASHI Masayoshi, TAKAO Gen, ISHIBASHI Satoshi, KAWAHARA Takayuki (2011) Landscape level genetic diversity evaluation in mixed managed forest in Hokkaido, Japan. Journal of Forest Planning 16:215–221
  • Yamada F., N. Kawauchi, N. K. Nakata, S Abe, N. Kotaka, A.Takashima, C. Murata and A. Kuroiwa (2010) Rediscovery after thirty years since last capture of the critically endangered Okinawa spiny rat Tokudaia muenninki in the northern part of Okinawa Island. Mammal Study 35:243–255
  • Kuroiwa, A., Ishiguchi, Y., Yamada, F., Abe, S. and Matsuda, Y. (2010) The process of a Y-loss event in an XO/XO mammal, the Ryukyu spiny rat. Chromosoma 119:519–526
  • Murata, C., Yamada, F., Kawauchi, N., Matsuda, Y., Kuroiwa, A (2010) Multiple copies of SRY on the large Y chromosome of the Okinawa spiny rat, Tokudaia muenninki. Chromosome Research 18:623–634
  • Tsumura, Y., T. Kado, K. Yoshida, H. Abe, M. Ohtani, Y. Taguchi, Y. Fukue, N. Tani, S. Ueno, K. Yoshimura, K. Kamiya, K. Harada, Y. Takeuchi, B. Diway, R. Finkeldey, M. Naiem, S. Indrioko, K. K. S. Ng, N. Muhammad, S. L. Lee (2010) Molecular database for classifying Shorea species (Dipterocarpaceae) and techniques for checking the legitimacy of timber and wood products. Journal of Plant Research 124:35–48
  • Kondo T, S Nishimura, Y Naito, Y Tsumura, T Okuda, KKS Ng, SL Lee, N Muhammad, N Nakagoshi, Y Isagi (2010) Can tiny thrips provide sufficient pollination service during a general flowering period in tropical rainforest? Single-Pollen Genotyping. (eds) Y. Isagi and Y. Suyama, Springer 63–82
  • Masuda, S., N. Tani, M. Ohtani, Y. Tsumura (2010) Characterization of 12 microsatellite loci for important tropical tree species Shorea maxwelliana and S. laevis (Dipterocarpaceae). Conservation Genetics Resources 2:109–111
  • Shoda-Kagaya, Etsuko, Saito, Shoichi, Okada, Mitsuhiro, Nunokawa, Kouichi, Nozaki, Ai, Tsuda, Yoshiaki (2010) Genetic structure of the oak wilt vector beetle Platypus quercivorus: inferences toward the process of damaged area expansion. BMC ecology 1021
  • Shimazu Mitsuaki, Takatsuka Jun (2010) Isaria javanica (anamorphic Cordycipitaceae) isolated from gypsy moth larvae, Lymantria dispar (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae), in Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology 45:497–504
  • Yamanaka Atsushi, Yamauchi Kiyoshi, Tsujimoto Tsunenori, Mizoguchi Toshio, Oi Toru, Sawada Seigo, Shimozuru Michito, Tsubota Toshio (2011) Estimating the success rate of ovulation and early litter loss rate in the Japanese black bear (Ursus thibetanus japonicus) by examining the ovaries and uteri. The Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research 59:31–39
  • Yamanaka Atsushi, Asano Makoto, Suzuki Masatugu, Mizoguchi Toshio, Oi Toru, Shimozuru Michito, Tsubota Toshio (2011) Evaluation of stored body fat of nuisance-killed Japanese black bears (Ursus thibetanus japonicus). Zoological Science 28:105–111
  • Eriko Ito, Naoyuki Furuya, Bora Tith, Samkol Keth, Sophal Chann, Mamoru Kanzaki, Yoshio Awaya, Kaoru Niiyama, Yasuhiro Ohnuki, Makoto Araki, Tamotsu Sato, Mitsuo Matsumoto, Yoshiyuki Kiyono (2010) Estimating diameter at breast height from measurements of illegally logged stumps in Cambodian lowland dry evergreen forest. JARQ 44(4):435–446
  • Akira SHIMIZU, Masakazu SUZUKI, Shinji SAWANO, Naoki Kabeya, Tatsuhiko Nobuhiro, Koji Tamai, Yoshio TSUBOYAMA, Sophal CHANN, Nang KETHFWRDI (2010) Water Resources Observation and Large-scale Model Estimation in Forest Areas in Mekong River Basin. Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly 44(2):179–186
  • Ishigooka T, Kuwagata T, Goto S, Toritani H, Hasegawa T, Sawano S, and Ohno H (2010) Estimation of water saturated areas in Northeast Thailand using a large-scale water balance model Journal of Agriculture meteorology 66, 91–101.
  • Hotta N, Tanaka N, Sawano S, Kuraji K, Shiraki K, Suzuki M (2010) Changes in groundwater level dynamics after low-impact forest harvesting in steep, small watersheds. Journal of Hydrology 385:120–131
  • Yasuhiko OKADA (2010) Shear behaviour in numerical triaxial compression tests by 3D fluid-coupled DEM: a fundamental study on mechanisms of landslide initiation. Journal of Forest Research (on-line first)
  • Yosuke Yamakawa, Kenichirou Kosug, Naoya Masaoka, Yasuyuki Tada, Takahisa Mizuyama (2010) Use of a Combined Penetrometer-Moisture Probe Together withGeophysical Methods to Survey Hydrological Properes of a Natural Slope. Vadose Zone J. No.9:768–779
  • J. Lee, B.J. Park, Y. Tsunetsugu, T. Ohira, T. Kagawa, Y. Miyazaki (2011) Effect of forest bathing on physiological and psychological responses in young Japanese male subjects. Public Health 125(2):93–100
  • Taki, Hisatomo, Okabe, Kimiko, Yamaura, Yuichi, Matsuura, Toshiya, Sueyoshi, Masahiro, Makino, Shun'ichi, Maeto, Kaoru (2010) Effects of landscape metrics on Apis and non-Apis pollinators and seed set in common buckwheat. Basic and Applied Ecology 11:594–602
  • Yamaura, Yuichi, Taki, Hisatomo, Makihara, Hiroshi, Isono, Masahiro, Fujita, Yasutaka, Okabe, Kimiko (2011) Revisitation of sites surveyed 19 years ago reveals impoverishment of longhorned beetles in natural and planted forests. Entomological Science 14:56–67
  • Asako Miyamoto, Makoto Sano,Hiroshi Tanaka,Kaoru Niiyama (2011) Changes in forest resource utilization and forest landscapes in the southern Abukuma Mountains, Japan during the 20th century. Journal of Forest Research 16(2):87–97
  • Ken Sugimura, Theodore Howard (2010) Development of a forest network system to improve the zoning process: a case study in Japan. Landscape Ecology in Forest Management and Conservation, Springer, 252–272
  • Hisatomo Taki, Yuichi Yamaura, Isamu Okochi, Takenari Inoue, Kimiko Okabe and Shunichi Makino (2010) Effects of reforestation age on moth assemblages in plantations and naturally regenerated forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 3:257–265
  • S. Noshiro, H. Ikeda, L. Joshi (2010) Distinct altitudinal trends in the wood structure of Rhododendron arboreum (Ericaceae) in Nepal. IAWA Journal 31:443–456
  • Hirofumi Ido, Hirofumi Nagao, Hideo Kato, Atsushi Miyatake, Yasushi Hiramatsu (2010) Strength properties of laminated veneer lumber in compression perpendicular to its grain LVL. Journal of Wood Science 56(5):422–428
  • Ikuo Momohara, Yuko Ota and Takeshi Nishimura (2010) Assessment of decay risk of airborne wood-decay fungi. Journal of Wood Science 56:250–255
  • Ikuo Momohara, Atsushi Kato and Takeshi Nishimura (2010) Spectrophotometric assay of a wood preservative, didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC), in aqueous solution. Journal of Wood Science 56:314–318
  • Sumire Kawamoto (2010) Use of acousto-ultrasonic techniquesto determineproperties of remanufactured particleboards madesolely from recycled particles. Journal of Acoustic Emission 28:68–75
  • Sabine Rosner, Sumire Kawamoto (2010) Acoustic Emission Activity of spruce sapwood becomes weaker after each dehydration-rewetting cycle. Journal of Acoustic Emission 28:76–84