Cross-regional Studies・Affiliated Professor
Research Interests / Keywords
・Effects of land use history of swidden cultivation on long-term change in forest ecosystems
・Restoration of degraded forest with the aid of taditional skills and knowledge inherited from Japanese swidden cultivation
|Effects of land use history of swidden cultivation on long-term change in forest ecosystems|
In combination with detailed field survey, geographical information system (GIS) and remote sensing (RS) techniques, land use history and fallow vegetation recovery process have been analyzed to understand the rationality of traditional swidden cultivation with long fallow period by the Karen in Myanmar and short fallow period by the Khmu in Laos.
|Restoration of degraded forest with the aid of taditional skills and knowledge inherited from Japanese swidden cultivation|
Because slashing and burning of swidden cultivation stimulates regeneration of various plants, abandoned Satoyama forest in Japan would be rejuvenated after the burning. In cooperation with local people in Yogo town, Shiga prefecture, I am trying to establish the future vision of forest management which is suitable for present situation of local community.
|Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)||The Practice-oriented area study challenging to global issues through Zaichi No Kyoto (Collaboration of Locally existing )in Asia||2016 – 2020|
|Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)||焼畑の在来知を活かした日本の食・森・地域の再生：地域特性に応じた生業モデルの構築||2016 – 2020|
|Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)||長期焼畑動態観測データを活用したインドシナ山地民の生活環境保全シナリオの構築||2015 – 2018|