Session outline
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub Category Hydrology & Water Environment(HW)
Session ID A-HW28
Title Role of terrestrial ecosystems in the water/chemical cycles
Short title Water/chemical cycles and ecosystems
Convener Name Makoto Tani
Affiliation Division of Environmental science and Technology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Co-convener 1. Name Takashi Hirano
Affiliation Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
Co-convener 2. Name Michiaki Sugita
Affiliation Doctral Program in Geoenvironmental Sciences,
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Co-convener 3. Name Yoshio Tsuboyama
Affiliation Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
International Symposium No request
Language Japanese
Scope Interactions between water/chemical cycles and terrestrial ecosystems are the most important base supporting our irreplaceable planet. However, the geoscience for climate and tectonic activities and ecosystem sciences for biological responses are respectively allocated to different sections as 'Physical Sciences and Engineering' and 'Life Sciences' in Science Council of Japan, suggesting that an enhancement of the collaborations is needed for this interdisciplinary subject to establish a significant position in the scientific and social communities. Because a gap between large-scale water/chemical cycles and small-scale biological processes is particularly deep, a study strategy is strongly required to integrate them.
Based on this consideration, sessions with specific subjects have been convened in JpGU since 2010. We have decided a general session on role of terrestrial ecosystems in the water/chemical cycles without any specific subject. To create a real interdisciplinary session is expected through addressing not only basic sciences but also applied sciences for developing a sustainable society based on balancing the use of natural resources and the conservation of environment.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers KITAYAMA, Kanehiro (Kyoto University)
HIYAMA, Tetsuya (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)