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Department of Forest Resource

The Department of Forest Resource aims to estimate forest resources in terms of sustainable uses, develop 3-dimensional remote sensing technologies, assess impacts on forest resources and ecosystems due to climate change, conduct life cycle assessment (LCA) for wood biomass use, study the history of wood architecture and alpine environments, and provide risk analysis for forest management.

  • 1. Edible wild plant resources in Bhutan.
  • 2. History of Architecture in the Mountains(Mountain Huts in the Japanese Alps Region).
  • 3. Global warming experiment in Mt. Nishikoma using open top chamber.
  • 4. Calculating the carbon balance of wooden houses.

Researchers List

Head of the Department of Forest Resource
Academic Assembly Associate Professor (Institute of Agriculture), Ph. D. in Agriculture
Koh Yasue
Career
1997 Graduated in Forest Products Sciences, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
1997 STA Post Doctoral Fellowship (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
2000 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University
2004 Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University
Research Field
Dendrochronology, Wood anatomy
Research Theme
1) Evaluation of changes in radial growth caused by climate change.
2) Clarification in mechanisms of tree radial growth.
3) Reconstruction of past climate change.
Home Page
http://karamatsu.shinshu-u.ac.jp/lab/fenviron/index.htm
Message
The most mountainous areas covered by forest and humans are living symbiotically with the forest. The forests should play more important role for environment conservation and for supply of renewable resources under the conditions of climate changes. We hope our new techniques and observations will contribute to sustainable management and use of the forests.
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Agriculture), Ph. D. in Agriculture
Masato Katoh
Research Field
Forest survey, Forestry planning, Forest information, Remote sensing and GIS
Research Theme
With forest survey, forest measurement, forestry planning, Remote sensing and GIS
(1) Analysis of the forest structure by survey
(2) Forest resource management using Remote sensing and GIS
(3) Interdisciplinary joint research with abroad and Japan researcher
Home Page
http://karamatsu.shinshu-u.ac.jp/lab/finfo/
Academic Assembly Assistant Professor
(Institute of Agriculture), Ph. D. in Agriculture
Kana Kamimura
Research Field
Wind damage risk assessment, forest management, GIS, statistical analysis
Research Theme
Analysing wind damage and developing forest management procedures based on integrated approaches in forestry, climatology, airflow dynamics and biomechanics for mitigating wind damage risk in forests.
Center of Excellence in Laser Scanning Research, Finland
Juha Hyyppä
Research Field
Laser scanning for Forest resource
Research Theme
Forest lidar technology, developing laser processing
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
I Nengah Surati Jaya
Research Field
Forest Resource Inventory
Research Theme
Forestry remote sensing (satellite & aerial photos) and Geographical Information System, Forest resources inventory and forest planning
Finnish Geodetic Institute (Finland)
Xiaowei Yu
Xiaowei Yu
Research Field
Laser scanning for Forest resource
Research Theme
Forest lidar technology, developing laser processing