Staff_Department of Forest Vegetation


Dr Tamotsu SATO

Position: Chief of Community Dynamics Laboratory

Mail Address: satoo atmark

Research Subjects: Forest Ecology; Carbon Dynamics in Forest Ecosystems

Related Project: Advancement of East Asia Forest Dynamics Plots Network (EA-FDPN) -Monitoring forest carbon cycling for the development of climate change adaptation-

Selected Publications:

  1. Monda, Y., Ito, E., Kiyono, Y., Sato, T., Toriyama, J., Sokh, H., Chann, S., Tith, B., Keth, S., Phallaphearaoth, O. and Bounthabandid, S. (in press) Allometric equations for tropical seasonal deciduous forests in Cambodia: a method for estimating belowground tree biomass with reducing sampling loss of roots. JARQ.
  2. Osone, Y., Toma, T., Warsudi, Sutedjo and Sato, T. (2016) High stocks of coarse woody debris in a tropical rainforest, East Kalimantan: Coupled impact of forest fires and selective logging. Forest Ecology and Management 374: 93-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.04.027
  3. Yoneda, T., Mizunaga, H., Uchimura, Y., Niiyama, K., Sato, T., Kosugi, Y., Takanashi, S., Tani, T., Okuda, T., Wan Rashida, W.K. and Abd. Rahman, K. (2016) Inter-annual variations of net ecosystem productivity of a primeval tropical forest basing on a biometric method with a long-term data in Pasoh, Peninsular Malaysia. TROPICS 25: 1-12.
  4. Tran, V.D., Osawa, A. and Sato, T. (2016) Estimation of fine-root production using rates of diameter-dependent root mortality, decomposition and thickening in forests. Tree Physiology 36: 513-523. DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpv121
  5. Tran, V.D., Sato, T. and Kozan O. (2016) A new approach for estimating fine root production in forests: a combination of ingrowth core and scanner. Trees 30: 545-554. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-015-1195-2
  6. Tran, V.D., Sato, T., Saito, S. and Kozan O. (2015) Fine-root production and litterfall: main contributions to net primary production in an old-growth evergreen broad-leaved forest in southwestern Japan. Ecological Research 30(5): 921-930. DOI: 10.1007/s11284-015-1295-x
  7. Tran, V.D., Sato, T., Saito, S., Kozan O., Yamagata, H., Nzagamatsu, D., Nishimura, N. and Manabe, T. (2015) Effects of micro-topographies on stand structure and tree species diversity in an old-growth evergreen broad-leaved forest, southwestern Japan. Global Ecology and Conservation 4: 185-196. DOI:10.1016/j.gecco.2015.06.010
  8. Sato, T., Saito, M., Ramírez, D., Pérez de Molas, L.F., Toriyama, J., Monda, Y., Kiyono, Y., Herebia, E., Duré Vera, E., Ramirez Ortega, J.D. and Vera de Ortiz, M. (2015) Allometric equations for bottle-shaped tree (Ceiba chodatii) in the Chaco region, western Paraguay. Bulletin of Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute 14(2): 75-76. logo_pdf
  9. Sato, T., Saito, M., Ramírez, D., Pérez de Molas, L.F., Toriyama, J., Monda, Y., Kiyono, Y., Herebia, E., Dubie, N., Duré Vera, E., Ramirez Ortega, J.D. and Vera de Ortiz, M. (2015) Development of allometric equations for tree biomass in forest ecosystems in Paraguay. JARQ 49(3): 281-291. logo_pdf
  10. Kiyono, Y., Furuya, N., Fujita, N., Sato, T., Matsumoto, M., Bounthabandid, S. and Sanonty, S. (2014) Can converting slash-and-burn agricultural fields into rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) plantations provide climate change mitigation?:A case study in northern Laos. Bulletin of Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute 13(3):79-88. logo_pdf
  11. Toriyama, J., Takahashi, T., Nishimura, S., Sato, T., Monda, Y., Saito, H., Awaya, Y., Limin, S.H., Susanto, A.R., Darma, D., Krisyoyo and Yoshiyuki Kiyono, Y. (2014) Estimation of fuel mass and its loss during a forest fire in peat swamp forests of Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Forest Ecology and Management 314: 1–8. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.11.034
  12. Awaya, Y., Takahashi, T., Kiyono, Y., Saito, H., Shimada, M., Sato, T., Toriyama, J., Monda, Y., Jaya, I.N.S., Saleh, M.B., Limin, S.H., Susanto, A.R. and Darma, F. (2013) Monitoring of peat swamp forest using PALSAR data- A trial of double bounce correction –. Japan Society of Forest Planning 18(2):117−126.
  13. Sato, T., Niiyama, K., Yagihashi, T., Noguchi, M., Abd Rahman, Kassim and Azizi, Ripin (2013) Comparison of forest carbon stocks between canopy conditions in two typical dipterocarp forest types in Peninsular Malaysia. Bulletin of Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute 12(4):177-178. logo_pdf
  14. Niiyama, K., Takyu, M., Kawarasaki, S., Ogawa, M., Sato, T. and Masaki, T. (2012) Long-Term Monitoring of Natural Forests and Their Database (Forest Dynamics Database: FDDB) Constructed by the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan. In The Biodiversity Observation Network in the Asia-Pacific Region (eds. Nakano, S., Yahara, T. and Nakashizuka, T.). Springer, Tokyo, pp 217-227. DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-54032-8_16
  15. Suzuki, S.N., Ishihara, M.I., Nakamura, M., Abe, S., Hiura, T., Homma, K., Higa, M., Hoshino, D., Hoshizaki, K., Ida, H., Ishida, K., Kawanishi, M., Kobayashi, K., Kuraji, K., Kuramoto, S., Masaki, T., Niiyama, K., Noguchi, M., Nomiya, H., Saito, S., Sakai, T., Sakimoto, M., Sakio, H., Sato, T., Shibano, H., Shibata, M., Suzuki, M., Takashima, A., Tanaka, H., Takagi, M., Tashiro, N., Tokuchi, N., Yoshida, T. and Yoshida Y. (2012) Nation-wide litter fall data from 21 forests of the Monitoring Sites 1000 Project in Japan. Ecological Research 27: 989-990. DOI: 10.1007/s11284-012-0980-2
  16. Yamaura, Y., Royle, J.A., Shimada, N., Asanuma, S., Sato, T.., Taki, H. and Makino, S. (2012) Biodiversity of man-made open habitats in an underused country: a class of multispecies abundance models for count data. Biodiversity and Conservation 21:1365-1380. 10.1007/s10531-012-0244-z
  17. Hirata, A., Sakai,T., Takahashi, K., Sato, T., Tanouchi, H., Sugita, H. & Tanaka, H.(2011) Effects of management, environment and landscape conditions on establishment of hardwood seedlings and saplings in central Japanese coniferous plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 262(7):1280-1288. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.06.025
  18. Kiyono, Y., Saito, S., Takahashi, T., Toriyama, J., Awaya, Y., Asai, H., Furuya, N., Ochiai, Y., Inoue, Y., Sato, T., Sophal, C., Sam, P., Tith, B., Ito, E., Siregar, C.A. and Matsumoto, M. (2011) Practicalities of non-destructive methodologies in monitoring anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions from tropical forests under the influence of human intervention. JARQ 45: 233-242. logo_pdf
  19. Ito, E., Furuya, N., Tith, B., Keth, S., Ly, C., Chann, S., Kanzaki, M., Ohnuki, Y., Araki, M., Niiyama, K., Matsumoto, M., Sato, T., Awaya, Y. and Kiyono, Y. (2010) Estimating diameter at breast height from measurements of illegally logged stumps in Cambodian lowland dry evergreen forest. JARQ 44: 435-446. logo_pdf
  20. Sato, T. (2010) Stocks of coarse woody debris in old-growth lucidophyllous forests in southwestern Japan. Journal of Forest Research 16: 404-410. DOI: 10.1007/s10310-010-0198-5
  21. Sato, T., Kominami, Y., Saito, S., Niiyama, K., Tanouchi, H., Nagamatsu, D. and Nomiya, H. (2010) Temporal dynamics and resilience of fine litterfall in relation to typhoon disturbances over 14 years in an old-growth lucidophyllous forest in southwestern Japan. Plant Ecology 208: 187-198. DOI:10.1007/s11258-009-9697-x
  22. Saito, S. and Sato, T. (2007) Characteristics of typhoon damage to major tree species in a lucidophyllous forest: a comparison of tree species responses to several typhoons at the Aya Long-term Ecological Research Site. Journal of the Japanese Forest Society 89: 321-328 (in Japanese)
  23. Kitajima, K., Fox, A.M., Sato, T. and Nagamatsu, D. (2006) Cultivar selection prior to introduction may increase invasiveness: evidence from Ardisia crenata. Biological Invasions 8: 1471-1482. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-005-5839-9
  24. Sato, T., Saito, S., Eto, K. and Kato, S. (2005) Population structure and dynamics in a lucidophyllous forest dominated by Distylium racemosum and Quercus salicina in Takaoka, Miyazaki Prefecture. Japanese Journal of Forest environment 47(2): 105-112 (in Japanese).
  25. Sato, T. (2004) Litterfall dynamics after a typhoon disturbance in a Castanopsis cuspidata coppice, southwestern Japan. Annals of Forest Science 61: 431-438.logo_pdf

Proceedings & Presentations:

  1. Sato, T., Hirai, K., Kajimoto, T., Marod, D.,Matsuura, Y. Morishita, T., Niiyama, K., Noguchi, K., Osone, Y., Patanaponpaiboon, P., Prokushkin, A.S., Poungparn, S., Abd Rahman, K., Saitoh, T., Sutedjo, Tabuchi, R., Tanaka, H., Toma, T., Utsugi, H., Yagihashi, T., Yoneda, R. and Warsudi (2014) EA-FDPN: Plots network for forest and Carbon dynamics from Siberia to tropical zone. AsiaFlux Workshop 2014: Bridging Atmospheric Flux Monitoring to National and International Climate Change Initiatives: 20, Los Baños, Philippines.
  2. Sato, T., Niiyama, K., Toriyama, J. and Kiyono, Y. (2013) How to estimate forest carbon stocks? Application to ground-based inventories. PROCEEDINGS Workshop on REDD+ Research Project in Peninsular Malaysia:26-31, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  3. Sato, T., Nur Hajar, Z.S., Wan Mohd Shukri, W.A., Niiyama, K., Otani, T., Abd Rahman, K. and Ismail, H.(2013)Estimation of forest carbon stocks using fixed sample plots in Peninsular Malaysia. PROCEEDINGS Workshop on REDD+ Research Project in Peninsular Malaysia: 75-84, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  4. Sato, T., Niiyama, K., Tanaka, H., Toma, T., Kassim, A.R., Hirai, H., Marod, D., Osone, Y., Sutedjo, Warsudi and Yagihashi, T. (2012) Cross-site comparison of five carbon pools in four tropical forests. Seminor on Long-Term Ecological Research in East Asia Pacific Region (EAP-LTER2012) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  5. Sato, T., Niiyama, K., Yagihashi, T., Kassim, A.R. and Ripin, A. (2011) Stocks and flows of coarse woody debris in a hill dipterocarp forest in peninsular Malaysia. International Botanical Congress (IBC) 2011: 418, Melbourne, Australia.
  6. Sato, T., Kiyono, Y., Takahashi, T., Nishimura, S., Saito, S., Awaya, Y., Toriyama, J., Susanto, A.R., Limin, S.H., Niiyama, K. and Kassim, A.R. (2010) Relationship between community height and plant biomass in lowland dipterocarp forests and peatland forests. Program & Abstract. International Symposium on Forest Monitoring Methodologies for Adressing Climate Change Using ALOS PALSAR: 33-34, Bogor, Indonesia.
  7. Sato, T., Saito, S., Nomiya, H., Araki, M.G.and Tanaka, H. (2009) Dynamics of NPP with typhoon disturbances in an old Castanopsis coppice, southwestern Japan. The 10th International Congress of Ecology Abstracts: CD-ROM, Brisbane, Australia.
  8. Sato, T., Saito, S., Nomiya, H., Shimomura, H. and Kama, M. (2008) Short-term population dynamics of old secondary lucidophyllous forest in southwestern Japan: comparison of population structure and dynamics with surrounding old-growth forest. 6th workshop of "uneven-aged silviculture" Abstracts of the conference on Feasibility of Silviculture for complex stand structures: 79, Shizuoka, Japan.
  9. Sato, T., Saito, S., Kominami, Y., Nagamatsu, D., Manabe, T., Niiyama, K., Nishimura, N., Noma, N., Tanouchi, H. and Yamamoto, S. (2008) Importance of Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) to understand of forest dynamics with environmental changes: some findings from evergreen broad-leaved forest in southwestern Japan. Proceedings of International Workshop on Forest Research in Cambodia, January 2008: 14-17, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


  1. Hirata, Y., Takao, G., Sato, T. and Toriyama, J. (eds.) (2012) REDD-plus Cookbook. REDD Research and Development Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute. Tsukuba. 156pp. ISBN 978-4-905304-15-9

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