Department of Mountain Ecosystem
The Department of Mountain Ecosystem studies in the adaptation of wildlife to severe habitats and cold climates including alpine regions, monitors biomes on the mountainous regions in response to the global warming, and surveys responses of aquatic ecosystem against environmental fluctuations including global climate change. Based on these studies, we estimate future images of ecosystems in mountain regions and related river basins, and release research finding for both academic areas and citizens.
- 1. Group of Argali in Kyrgyzstan.
- 2. A typical alpine legume in Japan, Oxytropis japonica.
- 3. Observation of water quality at Lake Suwa.
- 4. Basidiomata of Tricholoma matsutake occurred in a subalpine Abies veitchii forest on Mt. Norikura-dake.