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Division of Integrated Desertification Control

Full-time Research Staff

Professor / TSUNEKAWA Atsushi

 

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Detailed Information


Field of specialization

Conservation Informatics Subdivision: Monitoring and modeling of plant production and ecosystem change in drylands

Research Activities

  1. Prediction of environmental response using a process-based ecosystem model
  2. Regional estimation of biological productivity using remote sensing and GIS
  3. Sustainable Land Management of reduce soil erosion in Ethiopia
  4. Adaptive grazing management under changing climate in China


Fig.1 Field experiment on soil erosion in northwest Ethiopia

Fig.2 Livestock grazing in Inner Mongolia, China



Professor / TSUBO Mitsuru

 

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Field of specialization

Climate Risk Management Subdivision: Dryland agrometeorology and climate-smart agriculture

Research Activities

  1. Agricultural drought monitoring
  2. Dryland agricultural modelling
  3. Development of agrometeorological information systems


Fig.1 An irrigated wheat field in Sudan

Fig.2 Micrometeorological observation in the wheat field



Professor / KUROSAKI Yasunori

 

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Field of specialization

Dust Climatology Subdivision: Spatiotemporal distribution of aeolian dust. Relation among wind, soil-land surface conditions, and dust generation (i.e., wind erosion)

Research Activities

  1. Analysis of spatiotemporal aeolian dust by synoptic data and satellite image
  2. Relation among aeolian erosivity, erodibility and dust emission (i.e., wind erosion)
  3. Effects of climate change and human activities on wind erodibility
  4. Effect of climate change on wind erosivity


Fig.1 A scene after a passage of dust storm accompanied with snow (approximately 100km south of Mandalgobi city, Mongolia on March 5, 2016).

Fig.2 A satellite image with weagher conditions from synoptic report, which shows occurrences of dust and snow stroms in Mongolia on March 4, 2016.



Associate Professor / KOBAYASHI Nobuyuki

Field of specialization

International Development Cooperation Subdivision: Planning and evaluation of agricultural and rural development projects in arid lands of developing countries, and internaitonal development cooperation.

Research Activities

  1. Sustainable livestock production systems in arid lands
  2. Livelihood improvement projects in consideration of people's health and education


Fig. 1 In order to improve feeding management of cattle in Ethiopia, the grass in experimental plots was clipped for estimating their biomass consumption.

Fig. 2 Knowledge and/or experience for self-management of diabetes are gradually extended by diabetic patients to the other patients in Philippines.



Visiting Research Staff


Visiting Professor / ELHAG Faisai Mohamed (Sudan)

Field of specialization

Animal Husbandry Subdivision: Forecasting Climate Change-Rangelands-Livestock Interaction for Possible Adaptation under Dryland Farming in Sudan


Visiting Associate Professor / Dagnenet Sultan ALEMU

Field of specialization

Hydrology Subdivision: PImproving runoff and sediment estimates for better environmental conservation planning in different agroecological regions of Ethiopia


Visiting Professor / TACHIIRI Kaoru (JAMSTEC)

Field of specialization

Climate-human system modeling Subdivision: Future climate projection and early warning of meteorological disasters in drylands using simulation models



Specially Appointed Staff

Specially Appointed Assistant Professor / Zerihun Nigussie Gebresilasie

Field of specialization

Socio-economics of Sustainable Land Management Subdivision: Understanding the mechanism on how to promote the wider uptake of sustainable land management technologies by smallholder farmers in the drought prone Upper Blue Nile Basin region, Ethiopia


Specially Appointed Assistant Professor / KAWAI Takayuki

Field of specialization

Groundwater hydrology Subdivision: Regional groundwater flow in considertion of the topography and geology


Specially Appointed Assistant Professor / Ayele Almaw FENTA

Field of specialization

Hydrology Subdivision: Modeling of hydrological processes, soil erosion and their controlling factors


Specially Appointed Assistant Professor / Kindiye Ebabu GELAW

Field of specialization

Soil Erosion and Sustainable Land Management Subdivision: Soil erosion and soil properties as influenced by land use and management practices


Specially Appointed Assistant Professor / HAMAMOTO Toru

Field of specialization

Environmental and soid ecology Subdivision: Carbon/Nitrogen cycle, soil fertility and soil biological community, crop production



Internal Visiting Research Staff

Associate Professor / OTANI Shinji (IPDRE)

Field of specialization

Environmental Medicine Subdivision: Health risk assessment in climate change


Professor /Majed Mohmoud ABU-ZREIG (IPDRE)

Field of specialization

Soil and Water Engineering Subdivision: Water management, arid land hydrology, water harvesting, non-point source pollution and modeling


Professor /Nigusse Harageweyn AYEHU (IPDRE)

Field of specialization

Sustainable Land Management in the Drylands Subdivision: Watershed processes monitoring, modeling and management


Associate Professor /PENG Fei (IPDRE)

Field of specialization

Global Change Ecology Subdivision: Study of the responses of ecosystem services to climate change and human disturbance


Associate Professor /Kristina TODERICH (IPDRE)

Field of specialization

Botany Subdivision: Dryland Salinity, Phytoremediation and Food Security


Associate Professor /MA Shaoxiu (IPDRE)

Field of specialization

Climate risk analysis Subdivision: The mitigation and adaptation for land degradation and climate change by using land surface and climate models


Associate Professor /ITO Takehiko (IPDRE)

Field of specialization

Animal Ecology Subdivision: Ecology of wild large animals and conservation of endangered species and biodiversity in drylands



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