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Update:April 18, 2017

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Department of Forest Vegetation

The Department of Forest Vegetation focuses on the dynamics of forest communities and individual trees that constitute such communities (generational changes, growth mechanisms, etc.). At the same time,we are engaged in the development of forest management technologies for maintaining the multiple functions of forests, including those for the reinforcement of wood production capacities, conservation of biodiversity, and reforestation in wastelands.

Researchers

  • SATO, Tamotsu; Director
  • NIIYAMA, Kaoru
  • ABE,Shin; (Team) Leader
  • TOMA, Takeshi ; (Team) Leader

Community Dynamics Laboratory

  • SHIBATA, Mitsue; Head
  • KUROKAWA, Hiroko
  • YAMAURA, Yuichi
  • YAMAGAWA, Hiromi
  • FURUKAWA, Takuya (Additional Post)
  • OGURO, Michio

Vegetation Control Laboratory

  • KURAMOTO, Shigeo;Head
  • IGARASHI, Tetsuya
  • MIYAMOTO, Kazuki
  • HOSHINO, Daisuke
  • SAKAI, Takeshi (Additional Post)

Figure: Forested landscape
Forested landscape in the southern part of Abukuma mountains
We are investigating the influences of the mosaic distribution of natural forests and conifer plantations on tree population dynamics and forest biodiversity.

Figure: Database of annual fluctuation of acorn production
Database of the annual fluctuation of acorn production of Japanese beech trees Information on the annual fluctuation of acorn production of Japanese beech trees over 10 years period has been accumulated and uploaded to the website.