Projects


Current Projects

  1. Principal investigator (PI) of “2-1705 A Comprehensive Study on Response and Feedback of Asian Forest Soil Carbon Flux to Global Warming”, which is funded by the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of the Environmental Restoration and Conservation Agency, Government of Japan. 1.500,000US$, 2017.4.1~2020.3.31. The ultimate objective of this project is to evaluate the response and feedback of Asian forest soil carbon dynamic with global warming by using an automated chamber network that developed by Dr. Naishen Liang, as well as soil radiocarbon technique (14C) and environmental DNA (soil microbial).
  2. Principal investigator (PI) of “Evaluation of soil CO2 efflux of Asian Forest Ecosystems based on an automated chamber network”, which is funded by National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan (the NIES Internal Call for Research Proposals (A) 2014). 450,000US$, 2015.4.1~2018.3.31. The ultimate objective of this project is to evaluate the response and feedback of Asian forest soil carbon dynamic with global warming by using an automated chamber network that developed by Dr. Naishen Liang.
  3. Co-Principal investigator (PI) of “Integrated evaluation of potential changes in both forest soil microbial biomass and compositions by using environmental DNA”, which is funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion Science and Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China. 120,000US$, 2015.4.1~2018.3.31. The ultimate objective of this project is to inter-comparison the effect of global warming on soil microbial biomass and compositions of subtropical forest ecosystems in both Japan and China by using a soil warming experiment network that developed by Dr. Naishen Liang.
  4. Principal investigator (PI) of “Establishing Pasoh Facilities as an Observational Base for Studies on Tropical Forest Ecosystems”, which is funded by the National Institute for Environmental Studies. 85,000US$/year, 2011.4.1~. To bring together the NIES and Malaysian leading scientists for understanding climate-related carbon cycle and biodiversity of tropical forests by strengthening Pasoh facilities as an overseas observational base.
  5. Principal investigator (PI) of “Evaluation of the Potential Effect of Global Warming on Soil Carbon Emission of Japanese Forest Ecosystems”, which is funded by the Global Environment Research Account for National Institutes of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. 1,000,000US$, 2011.4.1~2017.3.31. The ultimate objective of this project is to evaluate the potential of carbon sink and/or source of whole Japanese forest soils with climate change by using multi-approaches, including the soil warming experiment, long-term monitoring soil CO2 efflux at natural and disturbed ecosystems, measurement of soil organic 14C, and model simulation.
  6. Principal investigator (PI) of “Study on ecological matter cycle in Southeast Asian tropical forests by long-term measurement of soil CO2 efflux”, which is funded by the National Institute for Environmental Studies. 500,000US$, 2011.4.1~2017.3.31. To evaluate the effects of LULUC on soil carbon dynamic of Southeast Asian tropical ecosystems.
  7. Principal investigator (PI) of “Evaluation of the Effect of Global Warming on Soil Respiration of Japanese Forest Ecosystems”, which is funded by the Global Environment Research Program of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. 500,000US$/year, 2007.4.1~2012.3.31. The ultimate objective of this project is to estimate the carbon emission rate of whole Japanese forest soils under the climate change by using multi-approaches, including the soil warming experiment, open-top chamber facility, cross-country soil incubation and model simulation. Results are expected to improve the scientific basis of the post-Kyoto protocol as well as the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.