Graduate School of Global Food Resources Hokkaido University


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Tomomichi KATO

Plant Ecology, Agricultural Meteorology
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Environmental Resources Science
Environmental Analysis and Monitoring
Environmental Management
Special Topics in Global Food Resources
Ecosystem under Changing Climate
Wandervogel Research Internship in Global Food Resources V
Seminar in Global Food Resources I
Seminar in Global Food Resources II
Dissertation Research in Global Food Resources I

Selected research publications

1. Impact of droughts on the carbon cycle in European vegetation:a probabilistic risk analysis using six vegetation models

2. Evidence for environmentally enhanced forest growth

3. Satellite-Based Analysis of Evapotranspiration and Water Balance in the Grassland Ecosystems of Dryland East Asia

4. Global Comparison of Light Use Efficiency Models for Simulating Terrestrial Vegetation Gross Primary Production based on the LaThuile Database

5. Forest biomass carbon sinks in East Asia, with special reference to the relative contributions of forest expansion and forest growth

6. A comparison of satellite-derived vegetation indices for approximating gross primary productivity of grasslands

7. Net ecosystem productivity of temperate grasslands in northern China: An upscaling study

8. Carbon fluxes, evapotranspiration, and water use efficiency of terrestrial ecosystems in China

9. The BETHY/JSBACH Carbon Cycle Data Assimilation System: experiences and challenges

10. Stable carbon isotopic evidence of methane consumption and production in three alpine ecosystems on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

for examinees
I am engaged in research to answer ecological and climatological questions such as how much CO2 plants absorb, whether climate change will hamper the cultivation of delicious rice, and what will become of tropical forest in the future. I believe that the future of food resources will be improved by bringing together students with diverse backgrounds in study and research. Students from various universities and faculties are welcome to the Graduate School of Global Food Resources.
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