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Dr Tetsuya MATSUI


Position: Chief of Climate Change Laboratory (Center for International Partnerships and Research on Climate Change)


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


<Research Subjects: Vegetation Ecology, Forest Ecology; Climate Change Impact Assessment


Selected Publications:

  1. Kitamura K., Matsui T., Kobayashi M., Saitou H., Namikawa K. & Tsuda Y. (in press). Decline in gene diversity and strong genetic drift in the northward-expanding marginal populations of Fagus crenata. Tree Genetics & Genomes.
  2. Tsuyama I,. Higa, M., Nakao.K,. Matsui T., Horikawa M., Tanaka N. (2015) How will subalpine conifer distributions be affected by climate change? Impact assessment for spatial conservation planning. Regional Environmental Change 15: 393-404. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-014-0641-9
  3. Tsuyama, I., Nakao, K., Higa, M., Matsui, T., Shichi, K. & Tanaka, N. (2014) What controls the distribution of the Japanese endemic hemlock, Tsuga diversifolia? Footprint of climate in the glacial period on current habitat occupancy. Journal of Forest Research 19:154-165. DOI:10.1007/s10310-013-0399-9
  4. Yun, J.H., Nakao, K., Tsuyama, I., Higa, M., Matsui, T., Park, C.-H., Lee, B.-Y. & Tanaka, N. (2014) Does future climate change facilitate expansion of evergreen broad-leaved tree species in the human-disturbed landscape of the Korean Peninsula? Implication for monitoring design of the impact assessment. Journal of Forest Research 19: 174-183. DOI: 10.1007/s10310-013-0401-6
  5. Nakao, K., Higa, M., Tsuyama, I., Matsui, T., Horikawa, M. & Tanaka, N. (2013) Spatial conservation planning under climate change: Using species distribution modeling to assess priority for adaptive management of Fagus crenata in Japan. Journal for Nature Conservation 21 406-413. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnc.2013.06.003
  6. Kobayashi Makoto, Kitamura, K., Matsui, T. & Kawano, S. (2013) Genetic characteristics reflecting the population size and disturbance regime of Siebold's beech (Fagus crenata Blume) populations at the northernmost distribution. Silvae Genetica 62: 1-7.
  7. Higa, M., Nakao, K., Tsuyama, I., Nakazono, E., Yasuda, M., Matsui, T. & Tanaka, N. (2013) Indicator plant species selection for monitoring the impact of climate change based on prediction uncertainty. Ecological Indicators 29:307-315. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.01.010
  8. Higa, M., Tsuyama, I., Nakao, K., Nakazono, E., Matsui, T. & Tanaka, N. (2013) Influence of non-climatic factors on the habitat prediction of tree species and an assessment of the impact of climate change. Landscape and Ecological Engineering 9: 111-120. DOI: 10.1007/s11355-011-0183-y
  9. Matsui, T., Kitamura, K., Saito, H., Namikawa, K., Terazawa, K., Haruki, M., Itaya, A., Honma, Y., Miyoshi, Y., Uchida, K., Suzuki, T. & Kito, N. (2012) Habitat and vegetation of an isolated Fagus crenata Blume population at Rebunge Pass, Toyoura Town, Hokkaido. Journal of Phytogeography and Taxonomy 59: 113-123.
  10. Tanaka, N, Nakao, K., Tsuyama, I., Higa, M., Nakazono, E. & Matsui, T. (2012) Predicting Impact of Climate Change on Potential Habitats of Fir (Abies) Species in Japan and East Asian Continent. Procedia Environmental Sciences 13: 455-466. DOI: 10.1016/j.proenv.2012.01.039
  11. Tsuyama, I., Horikawa, M., Nakao, K., Matsui, T., Kominami, Y. & Tanaka, N. (2012) Factors determining the distribution of a keystone understory taxon, dwarf bamboo of the section Crassinodi, on a national scale: application to impact assessment of climate change in Japan. Journal of Forest Research 17: 137-148. DOI: 10.1007/s10310-011-0283-4
  12. Tsuyama, I., Nakao, K., T. Matsui, T., Higa, M., Horikawa, M., Kominami, Y. & Tanaka, N. (2011) Climatic controls of a keystone understory species, Sasaporpha borealis, and an impact assessment of climate change in Japan. Annals of Forest Science 68: 689-699. DOI: 10.1007/s13595-011-0086-y
  13. Nakao, K.・T. Matsui・M. Horikawa, Tsuyama, I. & Tanaka, N.(2011) Assessing the impact of land use and climate change on the evergreen broad-leaved species of Quercus acuta in Japan. Plant Ecology 212: 229-243. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-010-9817-7
  14. Yagihashi, T., Otani, T., Tani, N., Nakaya, T., Abd Rahman, K., Matsui, T. & Tanouchi, H. (2010) Habitats suitable for the establishment of Shorea curtisii seedlings in a hill forest in Peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26:551-554. DOI: 10.1017/S026646741000026X
  15. Namikawa, K., Matsui, T., Kobayashi, M., Goto, R. & Kuramoto, S. (2010) Initial establishment and regeneration processes of an outlying isolated Fagus crenata Blume forest stand in the northernmost boundary of its range in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Plant Ecology 207:161-174. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-009-9662-8
  16. Matsui, T., Takahashi, K., Tanaka, N.,Hijioka, Y.,Horikawa, M.,Yagihashi, T. & Harasawa, H. (2009) Evaluation of habitat sustainability and vulnerability for beech (Fagus crenata) forests under 110 hypothetical climatic change scenarios in Japan. Applied Vegetation Science 12:328-339. DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01027.x
  17. Horikawa, M., Tsuyama, I.,Matsui, T., Kominami, Y. & Tanaka, N. (2009) Assessing the potential impacts of climate change on the alpine habitat suitability of Japanese stone pine (Pinus pumila). Landscape Ecology 24:115-128. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-008-9289-5

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