Course of Forest Conservation, Division of Biosphere Science, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University

Regional Resource Management Research

Conservation and Management of Forest Resource

In the Regional Resource Management group, the conservation and management of forest resources have been studied by the specialists in the fields of forestry, ecophysiology and remote sensing. The huge experimental forests enable us to address applied research topics in collaboration with the other three research groups.

(1) By analyzing datasets of forest productivity, dynamics and management history, we try to develop an optimal forest management system with considerations of ecosystem conservation and sustainable forestry production.
(2) For the enhanced understanding how the sustainable primary production can be maintained, belowground ecosystem, especially the function of soil microbe and fauna, is being investigated.
(3) The monitoring of current forest condition and effect of environmental change on the forest have been studied using the remote sensing technique.

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Silvicultural management system in northern forests is studied to increase its sustainability in terms of production and ecosystem values.

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(From left to right) frequently burnt forest in Russian Far East, seedling influences by charcoal in soil and millipede feeding leaf litter.

Photo 2. Development and application of remote sensing technique have been studied in the forest.

Development and application of remote sensing technique have been studied in the forest.

Photo 3. Based on the collaboration of forest researchers, citizens and politicians, public lecture focusing the local society problems in Northern Hokkaido has been continued more than ten years.

Based on the collaboration of forest researchers, citizens and politicians, public lecture focusing the local society problems in Northern Hokkaido has been continued more than ten years.

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