Graduate School of Agriculture, Iwate University (Master Program)
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Master's Program

Environmental Sciences for Sustainability

Introduction

This program offers education and research programs related to:
  • appropriate use and management of local resources
  • protection and management of wildlife and ecosystem
  • elucidation of the environmental benefits of forests
  • utilization of woody biomass and other forest resources
  • appropriate use and management of agricultural water and land
  • revitalization of rural communities

Research Projects

  • Ecology, homerange, habitat use of wildlife in the forest and agricultural land
  • Sustainable management of forest resources and healthy forest ecosystems
  • Sustainable utilization of forest products for human well-being
  • Studies on the improvement of infrastructures including agricultural land and water resources which contribute to environmental sustainability

Academic Staff

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Position
Research field
Keywords
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AOI, Toshiki
Professor
Wildlife management
wildlife,habitatmanagement,homerange,crop damage,blackbear
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HIROTA, Jun-ichi
Professor
Rural Planning, Resource Management
planning, community development, enpowerment, landscape management, natural park management, SATOYAMA management
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KURASHIMA, Eiichi
Professor
 
 
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OKADA, Shuji
Professor
 
 
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SATTA, Naoya
Professor
Environmental Engineering
water and soil pollution, substance behavior, environmental remediation
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SAWAGUCHI, Isao
Professor
Forest Engineering
forest road, forest operation, thinning
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SEKINO, Noboru
Professor
Wood science and technology
Wood-based materials, Timber construction
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TATSUKAWA, Shiro
Professor
Forest Engineering
forest biomass, forest operation, thinning, forest machine, ergonomics
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HAMAGAMI, Kunihiko
Associate professor
 
 
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IRASAWA, Michiya
Associate professor
Erosion Control Engineering, Natural Disaster Science
torrent environment management,landslid, debris flow, sediment-related disaster,SABO WORKS
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ITO, Sachio
Associate Professor
Forest Policy
forest policy, forest industry, logging business, sustainable forest management
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KANAYAMA, Motohei
Associate professor
 
 
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KOFUJITA, Hisayoshi
Associate professor
Wood Chemistry
wood components, natural organic products, chemical analysis
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KUNISAKI, Takashi
Associate professor
Forest Ecology, Forest Management
forest dynamics, forest planning, plantation, silvicultural, system, species coexistence
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MIYAKE, Satoshi
Associate professor
Regional Planning, Community Design, Urban and Rural Design
Region, Landscape, Community, Design, Planning
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YAMAMOTO, Kiyohito
Associate professor
Agricultural civil engineering
Irrigation and drainage facility, material of construction, maintenance
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YAMAMOTO, Kiyotatsu
Associate professor
 
 
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YAMAMOTO, Shinji
Associate professor
Regional Resource Management
Regional Resource Management, Public Participation, Environmental governance, Forest Management
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AZUMA, Atsuki
Lecturer
Conservation Biology, Landscape Ecology
ecology, endangered species, bird, SATOYAMA, habiat management
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HARASHINA, Koji
Lecturer
Landscape Ecology, Resource management
habitat, biomass, GIS, recycling society, humid tropics
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MATSUKI, Sawako
Lecturer
Forest Physiological Ecology
Plant Ecology, Plant and insect interaction, Defense ability of birch trees, Outbreak of herbivore
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MUTO, Yoshiko
Lecturer
 
 
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SHIRAHATA, Manabu
Research Associate
Tree ecophysiology, Silviculture
Photosynthesis, Transpiration, Tree growth, Artificial coniferous forest
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