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Department of Terrestrial Ecosystem

The Department of Terrestrial Ecosystem studies effects of long-term changes in the ecosystem of wildlife in severe habitats and cold climates, including alpine regions. The department provides analyses of terrestrial wildlife population dynamics affected by global climate change and provides estimates and forecasts regarding wildlife habitats.

  • 1. The Snowleopard is an endangered species.
  • 2. Hedysarum vicioides on mount Kitadake
  • 3. Group of Argali in Kyrgyzstan.
  • 4. Measurement of bear's body.
  • 5. GPS collar.
Department of Terrestrial Ecosystem

Researchers List

Head of the Department of Terrestrial Ecosystem
Academic Assembly Professor (Institute of Agriculture), Ph. D. in Agriculture
Shigeyuki Izumiyama
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
Research Field
Zoology, Wildlife management
Research Theme
Study of wildlife ecology and conservation in the Japanese Alps and in Kyrgyzstan.
We have been researching ecology of wildlife inhabiting in cold climate or alpine environments where habitat is severe over a long-term period. Based on the results, we were able to determine the population dynamics of terrestrial wildlife due to global climate change and changes in the natural environment, and we could make predictions for the future.
Academic Assembly Assistant Professor
(Institute of Science), Ph. D. in Agriculture
Kojiro Takanashi
Research Field
Plant molecular biology, Plant biochemistry, Genome evolution
Research Theme
Symbiosis between legume and rhizobia at high mountains
Metabolic dynamics in legume nodules
Biosynthesis and transport of secondary metabolites in medicinal plants