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Dr Hajime UTSUGI


Position: Team Leader


Mail Address: utsugi atmark ffpri.affrc.go.jp


<Research Subjects: Silviculture;Productive Ecology in Forest Ecosystems; Woody Biomass Production


Selected Publications:

  1. K. Yamanoi, Y. Mizoguchi, and H. Utsugi (2015) Effects of a windthrow disturbance on the carbon balance of a broadleaf deciduous forest in Hokkaido, Japan. Biogeosciences, 12, 6837-6851. DOI: 10.5194/bg-12-6837-2015
  2. Kitao M., Hida T., Eguchi N., Utsugi H., Uemura A., Koike T. (2015) Light compensation points in shade-grown seedlings of deciduous broadleaf tree species with different successional traits raised under elevated CO2. Plant Biology 18:22-27. DOI: 10.1111/plb.12400
  3. Osamu Matsuda , Masashi Hara, Hiroyuki Tobita, Kenichi Yazaki, Toshinori Nakagawa, Kuniyoshi Shimizu, Akira Uemura, Hajime Utsugi (2015) Determination of Seed Soundness in Conifers Cryptomeria japonica and Chamaecyparis obtusa Using Narrow-Multiband Spectral Imaging in the Short-Wavelength Infrared Range. PLOS ONE 10: e0128358. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128358
  4. Masae I. Ishihara, Hajime Utsugi, Hiroyuki Tanouchi, Masahiro Aiba, Hiroko Kurokawa, Yusuke Onoda, Masahiro Nagano, Toru Umehara, Makoto Ando, Rie Miyata, Tsutom Hiura (2015) Efficacy of generic allometric equations for estimating biomass: a test in Japanese natural forests. Ecological Applications 25:1433-1446. DOI: 10.1890/14-0175.1
  5. Araki M., Kajimoto T., Han Q., Kawasaki T., Utsugi H., Gyokusen K. & Chiba Y.(2015) Effect of stem radial growth on seasonal and spatial variations in stem CO2 efflux of Chamaecyparis obtusa. Trees 29:499-514. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-014-1127-6
  6. Kamakura M., Kosugi Y., Takanashi S.,Uemura A., Utsugi H.、Kassim.A.R. (2015) The occurrence of stomatal patchiness and its spatial scale in leaves from various sizes of trees distributed in a South-East Asian tropical rainforest in Peninsular Malaysia. Tree Physiology 35:61-70. DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpu109
  7. Masae I. Ishihara, Hajime Utsugi, Hiroyuki Tanouchi, and Tsutom Hiura (2014) Chapter 19 Evaluating Relationships Between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions in Forests Using Forest Inventory and Allometry Data. Ecological Research Monographs Springer pp351-365.
  8. Kondo K., Suganuma H., Aikawa S., Utsugi H., Hamano H., Kojima T. (2014) Growth analysis in saline affected farmland in Western Australia -Tree species and planting methodd selection for Agro-forestry. Journal of Arid Land Studies 24:25-28.
  9. Suganuma H., Utsugi H., Takahashi N., Tahara K., Egashira Y., Kojima T. (2014) Estimation of biomass and bio-fuel production potential by afforestation in arid area of the Murchison regeion, Western Australia. Journal of Arid Land Studies 24:21-24.
  10. Aikawa S., Egashira Y., Takahashi N., Suganuma H., Tanouchi H. and Hajime U.(2013)Coppice Regeneration of Afforested Eucalyptus camaldulensis in Arid Region of Western Australia. Journal of Arid Land Studies 22:473-479.
  11. Utsugi H. Suganuma H, Aikawa S., Kojima T., Tanouchi H., Tabuchi R. (2013) General Allometric Equations For Eucalyptus Camaldulensis and other Tree Species. Journal of Forest Management 6:241-250.
  12. Ishii H., Hamada Y. and Utsugi H. (2012) Variation in light-intercepting area and photosynthetic rate of sun and shade shoots of two Picea species in relation to the angle of incoming light. Tree physiology 32:1227-1236. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tps090
  13. Novriyanti E., Watanabe M., Kitao M., Utsugi H., Uemura A. and Koike T. (2012) High nitrogen and elevated [CO2] effects on the growth, defense and photosynthetic performance of two eucalypt species. Environmental Pollution 170:124-130. DOI:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.06.011
  14. Kamakura M., Kosugi Y., Takanashi S., Tobita H., Uemura A. and Utsugi H. (2012) Observation of the scale of patchy stomatal behavior in leaves of Quercus crispula using an Imaging-PAM chlorophyll fluorometer. Tree physiology 32:839-846. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tps053
  15. Watanabe, M., Watanebe Y., Kitaoka, S., Utsugi, H., Kita, K. and Koike, T. (2011) Growth and photosynthetic traits of hybrid larch F1 (Larix gmeliniivar. japonica × L. kaempferi) under elevated CO2 concentration with low nutrient availability. Tree Physiology 31(9):965-975. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpr059
  16. Tobita H., Uemura A., Kitao M., Kitaoka S., Maruyama Y. and Utsugi H. (2011) Effects of elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide, soil nutrients and water conditions on photosynthetic and growth responses of Alnus hirsute. Functional Plant Biology 38:702-710. DOI:10.1071/FP11024
  17. Kojima.T., Saito N., Tanaka Y., Kato S., Tahara K., Takahashi N., Utsugi H., Yamada K. and Hamano H. (2011) Establishment and Evaluation of a Method for the Estimation of the Water Use Efficiency of a Tree. Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan 44:668-676. DOI:10.1252/jcej.10we268
  18. Araki, M.G., Utsugi, H., Kajimoto, T., Han, Q., Kawasaki, T. and Chiba, Y. (2010) Estimation of whole-stem respiration, incorporating vertical and seasonal variations in stem CO2 efflux rate, of Chamaecyparis obtusa trees. Journal of Forest Research 15:115-122. DOI:10.1007/s10310-009-0163-3
  19. Tobita H., Uemura A., Kitao M., Kitaoka S. and Utsugi H (2010) Interactive effects of elevated CO2, phosphorus deficiency, and soil drought on nodulation and nitrogenase activity in Alnus hirsuta and Alnus maximowiczii. Symbiosis 50:59-69. DOI:10.1007/s13199-009-0037-7
  20. Tobita H., Utsugi H., Kitao M., Kayama M., Uemura S., Kitaoka S. and Maruyama Y. (2010) Variation in photoinhibition among Sasa senanensis, Quercus mongolica, and Acer mono in the understory of a deciduous broad-leaved forest exposed to canopy gaps caused by typhoons. Trees 24:307-319. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-009-0400-6
  21. Kawarasaki H.S., Hamano H., Aikawa S., Utsugi H., Saito M., Tanouchi H., Kojima T. and Yamada k. (2010) Growth of Trees Planted for Rehabilitation of a Saline Area of the Wheatbelt in Western Australia. JARQ 44:37-43. logo_pdf
  22. Qu L.Y., Kitaoka S., Makoto K., KuromaruM., Osaki M., Sasa K., Utsugi H. and Koike T.(2009) Root-shoot communication of the seedlings of Japanese larch and hybrid species grown in different soil-temperature regimes. Landscape Ecol. Eng.5:115-123 DOI:10.1007/s11355-009-0071-x
  23. Utsugi H., Okuda S., Luna A. and Gascon A.F. (2009) Differences in Growth and Photosynthesis Performance of Two Dipterocarp Species Planted in Laguna, the Philippines. JARQ 43:45-53. logo_pdf
  24. Kitaoka S., Sakata T., Koike T., Tobita H., Uemura A., Kitao M., Maruyama Y., Sasa K. and Utsugi H. (2007) Methan emission from leaves of Larch, Birch and Oak Saplings Grown at elevated CO2 concentration in northern Japan. J. Agric. Meteorol. 63:201-206.
  25. Utsugi H., Araki M., Kawasaki T., Ishizuka M. (2006) Vertical distributions of leaf area and inclination angle, and their relationship in a 46-year-old Chamaecyparis obtusa stand. Forest Ecology and Management 225:104-112. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2005.12.028
  26. Utsugi H., Tanouchi H., Hamano H. and Takahashi N.(2006) The difference in leaf morphological and photosynthetic ability of Eucalyptus camaldulensis between natural growth and planted trees in desert western Australia. J. of Arid Land Studies. 15:271-274.
  27. Kayama M., Choi D., Tobita H., Utsugi H., Kitao M., Maruyama Y., Nomura M., Koike T.(2006) Comparison of growth characteristics and tolerance to serpentine soil of three ectomycorrhizal spruce seedlings in northern Japan. Trees 20:430-440. DOI:10.1007/s00468-006-0057-3

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