Staff_Department of Plant Ecology


Dr Qingmin HAN

Position: Team Leader

Mail Address: qhan atmark

Research Subjects: Tree Ecophysiology; Mechanism of mast seeding

Selected Publications:

  1. Lin Y-S, Medlyn BE, Duursma RA, Prentice IC, Wang H, Baig S, Eamus D, de Dios VR, Mitchell P, Ellsworth DS, de Beeck MO, Wallin G, Uddling J, Tarvainen L, Linderson M-L, Cernusak LA, Nippert JB, Ocheltree TW, Tissue DT, Martin-StPaul NK, Rogers A, Warren JM, De Angelis P, Hikosaka K, Han Q, Onoda Y, Gimeno TE, Barton CVM, Bennie J, Bonal D, Bosc A, Low M, Macinins-Ng C, Rey A, Rowland L, Setterfield SA, Tausz-Posch S, Zaragoza-Castells J, Broadmeadow MSJ, Drake JE, Freeman M, Ghannoum O, Hutley LB, Kelly JW, Kikuzawa K, Kolari P, Koyama K, Limousin J-M, Meir P, Lola da Costa AC, Mikkelsen TN, Salinas N, Sun W, Wingate L (2015) Optimal stomatal behaviour around the world. Nature Climate Change 5:459-464. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2550
  2. Han Q, Kabeya D, Iio A, Inagaki Y, Kakubari Y (2014) Nitrogen storage dynamics are affected by masting events in Fagus crenata. Oecologia 174: 679-687. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2824-3
  3. Katahata SI, Han Q, Naramoto M, Kakubari Y, Mukai Y (2014) Seasonal changes in temperature response of photosynthesis and its contribution to annual carbon gain in Daphniphyllum humile, an evergreen understorey shrub. Plant Biology 16:345-353. DOI: 10.1111/plb.12046
  4. Han Q, Kabeya D, Saito S, Araki M, Kawasaki T, Migita C, Chiba Y. (2014) Thinning alters crown dynamics and biomass increment within aboveground tissues in young stands of Chamaecyparis obtusa. Journal of Forest Research 19(1): 184-193. DOI: 10.1007/s10310-013-0405-2
  5. Hoch G, Siegwolf R, Keel S, K├Ârner Ch, and Han Q (2013) Fruit production in three masting tree species does not rely on stored carbon reserves. Oecologia, 171(3): 653-662. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2579-2
  6. Hitsuma G, Han Q and Chiba Y (2012) Photosynthesis and growth of Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondai seedlings in the understory of trees with various phenologies. Journal of Forest Research 17(2): 156-163. DOI: 10.1007/s10310-011-0281-6
  7. Han Q. (2011) Height-related decreases in mesophyll conductance, leaf photosynthesis and compensating adjustments associated with leaf nitrogen concentrations in Pinus densiflora. Tree Physiology 31(9): 976-984. DOI:10.1093/treephys/tpr016
  8. Han Q., Kabeya D. and Hoch G. (2011) Leaf traits, shoot growth and seed production in mature Fagus sylvatica trees after 8 years of CO2 enrichment. Annals of Botany 107(8): 1405-1411. DOI:10.1093/aob/mcr082
  9. Noguchi K., Han Q., Araki M.G., Kawasaki T., Kaneko S., Takahashi M. and Chiba Y. (2011) Fine-root dynamics in a young hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) stand for 3 years following thinning. Journal of Forest Research. 16(4): 284-291. DOI: 10.1007/s10310-010-0221-x
  10. Han, Q., A. Iio, M. Naramoto and Y. Kakubari (2010) Response of internal conductance to soil drought in sun and shade leaves of adult Fagus crenata. Acta Silv. Lign. Hung. 6:123-134. logo_pdf
  11. Araki, M.G., H. Utsugi, T. Kajimoto, Q. Han, T. Kawasaki and Y. Chiba. (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(2):115-122.DOI:10.1007/s10310-009-0163-3
  12. Han, Q. and Y. Chiba (2009) Leaf photosynthetic responses and related nitrogen changes associated with crown reclosure after thinning in a young Chamaecyparis obtusa stand. Journal of Forest Research. 14(6):349-357.DOI:10.1007/s10310-009-0146-4
  13. Han, Q., Kabeya, D., Iio, A. and Kakubari Y. (2008) Masting in Fagus crenata and its influence on the nitrogen content and dry mass of winter buds. Tree Physiology. 28(8):1269-1276.DOI:10.1093/treephys/28.8.1269
  14. Cai, Z.-Q., Poorter, L., Han, Q. and Borgers F. (2008) Interacting effects of light and nutrients on the seedling performance of five Bauhinia species. Tree Physiology. 28(8):1277-1285.DOI:10.1093/treephys/28.8.1277
  15. Han, Q., Kawasaki, T., Nakano T. and Chiba, Y. (2008) Leaf-age effects on seasonal variability in photosynthetic parameters and its relationships with leaf mass per area and leaf nitrogen concentration within a Pinus densiflora crown. Tree Physiology. 28(4):551-558.DOI:10.1093/treephys/28.4.551
  16. Han, Q., Araki, M. and Chiba, Y. (2006) Light acclimation in leaf photosynthesis and associated nitrogen reallocation in the photosynthetic apparatus in the year following thinning in a young stand of Chamaecyparis obtusa. Photosynthetica. 44(4): 523-529.
  17. Han, Q., Kawasaki, T., Nakano T. and Chiba, Y. (2004) Spatial and seasonal variability of temperature responses of biochemical photosynthesis parameters and leaf nitrogen content within a Pinus densiflora crown. Tree Physiology. 24:737-744.DOI:10.1093/treephys/24.7.737
  18. Han, Q., Katahata, S., Kakubari, Y. and Mukai, Y. (2004) Seasonal changes in the xanthophyll cycle and antioxidants in sun-exposed and shaded parts of crowns of Cryptomeria japonica in relation to rhodoxanthin accumulation during cold acclimation. Tree Physiology. 24: 609-616.DOI:10.1093/treephys/24.6.609
  19. Han, Q., Kawasaki, T., Katahata, S., Mukai, Y. and Chiba, Y. (2003) Horizontal and vertical variations in photosynthetic capacity in a Pinus densiflora crown in relation to leaf nitrogen allocation and acclimation to irradiance. Tree Physiology. 23:851-857.DOI:10.1093/treephys/23.12.851
  20. Han, Q., Shinohara, K., Kakubari, Y. and Mukai, Y. (2003) Photoprotective role of rhodoxanthin during cold acclimation in Cryptomeria japonica. Plant Cell Environment. 26: 715-723. DOI:10.1046/j.1365-3040.2003.01008.x
  21. Han, Q., Yamaguchi, E., Odaka, N. and Kakubari, Y. (1999) Photosynthetic induction responses to variable light under field conditions in three species grown in the gap and understory of a Fagus crenata forest. Tree physiology. 19: 625-634.DOI:10.1093/treephys/19.10.625

Books & Review:

  1. Han, Q. (2012) Leaf photosynthetic responses to thinning. In: Najafpour, M.M. (Ed.), Applied Photosynthesis. InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, pp. 215-228. logo_pdf
  2. Han, Q. (2005) Remote sensing of forest carbon fixation by leaf spectral reflectance associated with photosynthesis function. J. Jpn. For. Soc. 87: 364-372. (in Japanese)

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