Environmental Biophysics and Forest Ecology

Atsushi KUME

Agro-environmental Sciences
Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
akume at agr.kyushu-u.ac.jp
ResearcherID G-3523-2011

The main stem of oldQuercus crispula drilled by Dryocopus martius at Ashoro Research Forest, Hokkaido
(30 Apr 2009 Photo by A. Kume)

A new concept!
Toyama Field Center for Biosphere Research
-Alps, Forest, Land and Sea-


Our leading journal Ecological Research

My favorit journal!
Plant Root

GCOM-C -Global Change Observation Mission-

Forest Hydrology  -Exploring the Fate of Water in Forest Ecosystems-

  • Our primary research is related to the study of energy and mass exchange between living organisms and their environment.
  • Based on the field measurement and environmental chemical analysis, we want to clarify the effect of global environmental changes on the various ecological processes, especially in the extreme environmental conditions.
  • We are currently devoted to develop environmental monitoring networks for the Japanese mountain ranges.

Key words:

Alpine, Arctic, Forest, Climate change, Satoyama
Botany, Environmental Biophysics, Forest Hydrology, Ecology, Plant Ecophysiology, Biometeorology, Isotope, Satellite Remote Sensing, Hyper Gravity, Space Moss, Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
Pinus pumila, Saxifraga oppositifolia, Symplocarpus nipponicus, Pinus densiflora, Pinus armandii, Lithocarpus edulis, Aucuba japonica, Camellia rusticana etc.

I am mourning the loss of our Chinese colleague Liu Xiaobo who passed away on 13 July 2017.
I am mourning the loss of our Iranian colleague Maryam Mirzakhani who passed away on 15 July 2017.

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Last up date 28 May 2018