Our team

Prof. Teiji Watanabe

Executive Director

Professor, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science and Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University

Major interest
Mountain Geoecology: landscape changes in high mountain areas, geodiversity,
Sustainable use and management in mountain protected areas/national parks, Trail erosion in mountain areas.

URL: http://www.teiwatanabe.com/index-e.html

RAM AVTAR

Reserach staff

Assistant. Professor. Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University.
Major interests:
Remote Sensing, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Forest Ecosystem and REDD+, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Sustainability Science and SDGs, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

 

Chang Liang

Student Staff

Doctoral program student of the Laboratory Professor Teiji Watanabe, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University.

Major interests:

The management system in protected areas, National/Geoparks.

Nobuhiko Yoshimura

Administrative Staff

CEO of Five QuestionZ LLC. Researcher of Rakuno Gakuen Univ.

Major interest
GIS、Remote Sensing、REDD+、Ecosystem services、reactivating local community.

Takashi Koyama

Advisor

Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University

Major interest
Plant architecture / Coexistence mechanisms / Tree community / Forest ecosystem

URL: http://hosho.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/~kohyama/index.html

Hideaki Shibata

Advisor

Professor, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University

Major interest
Involves biogeochemistry, soil, and water quality in forest ecosystem

URL: http://shibahideaki.wix.com/hideshibata#!home/s95a5

Consortium members

 

Masae I. Ishihara

Associate Professor, Ashiu Forest Research Station, Field Science Education, and Research Center, Kyoto University.

Major interest
Involves biogeochemistry, soil, and water quality in forest ecosystem

URL: https://sites.google.com/site/masaeishiahra/english-1

Toshinori Okuda

Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima Univ.

Major interest:Forest Ecology
URL: http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/frstecol/members.htm

Jotaro Urabe

Professor, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku Univ.

Major interest:Freshwater Biology
URL: http://www.lifesci.tohoku.ac.jp/en/teacher/jotaro-urabe/

Kenlo Nasahara

Associate Professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Tsukuba

Major interest:Remote Sensing
URL:http://ryuiki.agbi.tsukuba.ac.jp/~nishida/nishida-
eg.html

Masami Kaneko

Professor, Department of Environmental and Symbiotic Science, Rakuno Gakuen Univ

Major interest:GIS, Remote Sensing
URL:http://www.seimeikankyo.jp/gis/index.html

 

GLP National Committee of Japan

The GLP National Committee of Japan which consist of various Japanese researchers who relate to the GLP studies in various Japanese university and institute. This committee belongs to the IGBP, WCRP and DIVERSITAS joint-working group under the Science Council of Japan to promote the GLP science through the various scientific meeting and programs.

Chair:  Yukio Himiyama

Faculty of Education, Hokkaido University of Education

Vice Chair:  Hideaki Shibata 
Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University

Secretary General: Teiji Watanabe
Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University

Secretary General: Toshiya Ooguro

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Department of Ecosystem Studies, The University of Tokyo

Masae I. Ishihara

Ashiu Forest Research Station, Field Science Education, and Research Center, Kyoto University.

Shigeko Haruyama

Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University

Jotaro Urabe

Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University

Toshinori Okuda

Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Hiroshima University

Mitsuru Oosaki

Faculty of agriculture, Hokkaido University

Zengmin Ji

School of Culture-Information Studies, Sugiyama Jogakuen University

Koichi Kimoto

Center for Hands-on Learning Program, Kwansei Gakuin University

Akihiko Kondoh

Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University

Haruhiro Doi

Faculty of Education and Welfare Science, Oita University

Kenlo (Nishida) Nasahara

Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Akio Bito

Faculty of Education Human Sciences, University of Yamanashi

Yasuyuki Kohno

Center for Southeast Asian Studies Humans and the Environment, Kyoto University

WANG Qinxue

National Institute for Environmental studies

Reiichiro Ishii

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, RIHN Ceneter

 

Objectives

The Global Land Project is a joint research project for land systems between the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP).The research planning was built upon the extensive heritage of IGBP I global networks of scientists, data, and largely disciplinary understanding, particularly from the Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems (GCTE) project and the Land Use/Cover Change (LUCC) project.

 

The GLP Science Plan (2005) indicates three objectives: 1) the dynamics of land system change; 2) the consequences of land system change, and 3) integrating analysis and modeling for land sustainability. This research strategy is designed to better integrate the understanding of the coupled human and environment system. These integrated science perspectives reflect the recognition of the fundamental nature of how human activities on land are affecting feedbacks to the earth system and the response of the human-environment system to global change.

 

GLP is led by a Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) consisting of representatives from IGBP and IHDP communities. GLP International Project Office (IPO), located in the Centre for Development and Environment of the University of Bern, Switzerland, has central coordinative, organizational and communicative GLP functions. Eight nodal offices have been set up around the world. Each nodal office has infrastructural, personnel, and scientific input and support in the process of implementing the GLP Science Plan.

 

The Japan Nodal Office, under a consortium agreement with five universities across Japan(Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Chief organization); Hiroshima University, Hiroshima; Tohoku University, Sendai; Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu; and University of Tsukuba), manages research on Vulnerability, Resilience, and Sustainability of the Land Systems. The vulnerability of coupled human-environment system is a major element of sustainability research. Vulnerability results not only from exposure to biophysical and social perturbations but also resides in the sensitivity and adaptive capacity of the system experiencing such stresses. Thus the overall goal is to improve the understandings of the causal processes of vulnerability, the quality of coping capacity linked to different perturbations, and the role of governance in bolstering resilience.​

 

History

Japan Nodal Office(2016/5 - )

The Sapporo Nodal Office was restarted as The Japan Nodal Office in May of  2016. The Nodal Office has been operated by five universities (Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Chief organization); Hiroshima University, Hiroshima; Tohoku University, Sendai; Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu; and University of Tsukuba). The Executive Director is Prof. Teiji Watanabe.

Sapporo Nodal Office(2006/11 - 2016/4)

The Sapporo Nodal Office was established in November of 2006 and had been the initiative of the Sustainability Governance Project (SGP) of Hokkaido University. The office organized focused workshops, seminars, capacity building and enhancement programs, and policy-relevant symposia, and initiated a GLP endorsed project 'Ecosystem Services Management in Asia (ECOSMAG)' with the former Executive Director, Dr. Ademola Braimoh and Dr. Kikuko Shoyama. From April of 2011, the office moved to Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere in Hokkaido University and had been operating with the new Executive Director, Prof. Teiji Watanabe under the support of Global COE Program "Establishment of Center for Integrated Field Environmental Science" (IFES-GCOE), Hokkaido University.

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