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Update:October 3, 2016

Department of Plant Ecology

The Department of Plant Ecology covers research into the influence of environmental changes on trees and forests, and enhancing the carbon fixation and timber production functions of forests through the clarification of tree physio-ecological traits (photosynthesis activity and use of water, etc.) and primary production processes in forests.

Researchers

Ecophysiology Laboratory     

Plant Production Laboratory

Figure: Japanese beech forest
Distribution maps of Japanese beech forest.
(A) Real distribution map at present, (B) Distribution probability estimated under the current climate, (C) Distribution probability estimated under the scenario of CCSR/NIES (between 2091-2100).

Figure: Photosynthesis measurement
Photosynthesis measurement of upper-crown needles of Japanese red pine tree (near Fujiyoshida Station)