Asako Miyamoto

Asako Miyamoto
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute | FFPRI · Forest Management

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Publications (22)
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Among the ecosystem services that humans use from forest ecosystems, wood resources are one of the basic services that are essential to human life. Since the use of wood resources disturbs ecosystems, overharvesting destroys local ecosystems, resulting in a decline in ecosystem services. Therefore, there is a need to balance the use of wood resourc...
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Roadkill poses a significant threat to many wildlife species. To implement habitat management and conservation measures in protected areas, it is important to identify the factors related to roadkill at the landscape scale. The purpose of this study was to clarify the landscape factors involved in roadkill of the endangered Ryukyu long-furred (Dipl...
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Degradation of old-growth forests is an important issue for global biodiversity conservation. Robust indicator species greatly facilitate the identification of old-growth forests requiring protection. Understanding why particular species are associated with priority forests is necessary for assessing the reliability of indicator species. Here, we s...
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Influential stakeholders have highlighted many constraints inherent in conventional scientific forest management plans for community forestry (CF) and presented simpler alternatives. Nevertheless, some developing countries continue to use rigid, complex and high-cost plans and regulations. This article considers two issues: (1) why heavily-regulate...
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Tree species are endangered mainly by the exploitation of old-growth forests, and in Japan by a change from traditional coppicing (Satoyama) to monoculture plantations. The protection of old-growth forest or the revival of traditional Satoyama management might avoid local extinctions. To evaluate these possibilities, we developed a model to project...
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A methodological characteristic of the REDD+ scheme is that it attempts to reduce deforestation by rewarding communities that change problematic land use practices. This has led to discussions on benefit sharing. This article focuses on incentives for alternative land use practices among village members living in frontier areas, especially in relat...
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Wild plants in forests provide valuable living resources for rural communities. The location where local people harvest various species is important to the wise use of forest ecosystem services. Using global positioning system (GPS) tracking of harvesters’ activities as well as geographic information system (GIS) and a generalized linear model (GLM...
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Once local expert knowledge regarding the harvesting of various non-timber forest products (NTFPs) is lost, it is difficult to recover. We investigated whether the knowledge of expert forest harvesters can be used to determine the habitat distribution and harvesting sites of three popular edible wild ferns, i.e., ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopt...
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This study elucidated the spatio-temporal characteristics of harvesting edible wild plants/mushrooms in snowy communities in Tadami town, western Fukushima prefecture in northeastern Japan. Questionnaire surveys for each household and family member and two-year daily records of harvesting by a total of 17 dwellers were conducted to elucidate their...
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Land use and landscape changes, which have much effect on local biodiversity, are driven primarily by socioeconomic forces. Understanding these forces is important for preservation of current biodiversity. In this study, we clarified the socioeconomic forces that have brought about changes in the forest landscape around the Ogawa Forest Reserve in...
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1. To infer the effects of forest aging on the abundance, genus richness and diversity, and genus composition of understorey parasitoids, we investigated the assemblages of braconids collected in Malaise traps in a chronosequence of secondary broad-leaved forests (4–128 years old) in the satoyama landscape in the cool-temperate region of central Ho...
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Transition matrices have often been used in landscape ecology and GIS studies of land-use to quantitatively estimate the rate of change. When transition matrices for different observation periods are compared, the observation intervals often differ because satellite images or photographs of the research site taken at constant time intervals may not...
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In this study, we identified the distribution characteristics of a mixed forest of coniferous and broad-leaved trees (a typical forest type in Hokkaido, Japan) using landscape metrics and topographic factors, and attempted to apply this knowledge to examine forest management. This approach provides a new perspective (i.e., the landscape structure)...
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Comprehension of historical changes in landscape and forest management will provide valuable insights into current ecosystems and biodiversity and will support future management decisions and conservation strategies. This study clarified changes in the forest landscape of the cool-temperate forest region of central Japan from 1947 to 1997. We used...
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Rice paddies, dry fields, woodlands, small streams and residential areas comprise a Satochi landscape around Tsukuba Science City, where there has been a considerable population increase and landscape change recently. We set up census routes over 48 km from 1999 to 2006 and counted over 3000 visitors in total, who used the landscape for walking, ex...
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There is growing concern about the impact on the habitat of the native Japanese squirrel (Sciurus lis) in relation to the spread of the Formosan squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus thaiwanensis), an alien species that was introduced and became naturalized in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, in the 1950s. We used a logistic regression model to pred...
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A hundred of woods, ranging in size from 0.17 to 39.17 ha, were surveyed in Ohuna, Kanagawa Prefecture, and presence/absence data of the invasive Formosan squirrel were collected from December 2001 to December 2002. The Formosan squirrel was ascertained in 42 woods of them. We measured 11 environmental variables of each wood, those are, wood area,...
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Amami Island has many terrestrial wildlife species and subspecies that are endemic to the Nansei Archipelago. Many of them live in the forest ecosystems, while young secondary forests have replaced the majority of the original forests due to the past clear-cutting forestry. Of those species, the great scaly thrush Zoothera dauma major, Owston white...
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This paper intends to clarify the relationships between growth rate of individual trees and its geographic environment from several viewpoints which are composed of spatial distribution of individual trees, competition indices among trees and topographic conditions. Basic data of this analysis was obtained from two permanent plots located in Ibarak...

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