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Director's Message

Research into Mountain Science in Japan, Asia, and on a Global Scale

Shinshu, an old province named for the Nagano Prefecture, consists of many mountains. The Institute of Mountain Science, Shinshu University, is a research institute in Japan that strongly focuses on scientific research on the mountain environment; this field is called "mountain sciences". Our mission is to enthusiastically conduct various studies in mountain sciences in order to address the environmental problems that prevail in the mountain area. We especially focus on "disaster prevention and mitigation research" to reduce the natural disasters caused by global climate change and the "promotion of regional contributions" in terms of damage from wild animals, aging, and population decline in rural areas. In addition, we aim to analyze and predict the effects of environmental change on mountain ecosystems based on data collection in the long-term in this region, including the Japanese Alps and Lake Suwa. The institute also advances joint projects with foreign institutions in order to promote scientific research at the global level.

Director of the Institute of Mountain Science, Shinshu University
Shigeyuki Izumiyama

izumiyama
Director of the Institute of Mountain Science, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research
Head of the International Mountain Cooperation laboratory
Head of the Department of Terrestrial Ecosystem
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Agriculture), Ph. D. in Agriculture
Shigeyuki Izumiyama
Career
  • 1981 Graduated from School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University
    After studying at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, and the Wildlife Management Office, Inc.
  • 2004 Completed the United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University
  • 2006 Associate Professor, Technical Exchange and Dissemination Department, Education and Research Center of Alpine Field Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University
  • 2010 Professor, Education and Research Center of Alpine Field Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University
  • 2015 Director of the Institute of Mountain Science, Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research, Shinshu University
Research Field
Zoology, Wildlife management
Research Theme
Study of wildlife ecology and conservation in the Japanese Alps
Interview√óDirector Shigeyuki Izumiyama