Nobuhito Ohte

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Nobuhito Ohte
Kyoto University

Research Interests


Academic & Professional Experience

Nov 2014
Professor, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Oct 2006
Mar 2007
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo
Apr 1997
Sep 2006
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Apr 1995
Mar 1997
Lecturer, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Jan 1991
Mar 1995
Instructor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University

Awards & Honors

Jul 2013
Biwako Prize for Ecology, Ecological Society of Japan/Shiga Prefecture
Aug 1998
Paper Award of JSHWR, Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources

Published Papers

Nobuyoshi Ishii, Masashi Murakami, Takahiro Suzuki, Keiko Tagami, Shigeo Uchida, Nobuhito Ohte
Scientific Reports   8    Dec 2018   [Refereed]
© 2018 The Author(s). The effects of the Japanese horned beetle larvae on the transfer of 137 Cs from a contaminated leaf litter to the leaf vegetable, komatsuna (Brassica rapa var. perviridis) was studied. Feces of the larvae which were fed 137 C...
Izuki Endo, Mizue Ohashi, Keitaro Tanoi, Natsuko I. Kobayashi, Atsushi Hirose, Nobuhito Ohte
Journal of Forest Research   23 85-90   Mar 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
© 2018 The Japanese Forest Society. To investigate the contribution of soil animals to the cesium-137 ( 137 Cs) concentration change in the course of the litter decomposition process, we conducted litter bag experiments in forest sites located abo...
Naohiro Imamura, Noriko Iwai, Nobuaki Tanaka, Nobuhito Ohte
Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment   12 67-77   Mar 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
© 2010 Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment. To investigate the effects of forest and the surrounding natural and anthropogenic sources on the bulk depositions on forested land, this study examined differences in ion concentrations between wet...
Kim E.-S., Trisurat Y., Muraoka H., Shibata H., Amoroso V., Boldgiv B., Hoshizaki K., Kassim A.R., Kim Y.-S., Nguyen H.Q., Ohte N., Ong P.S., Wang C.-P.
Ecological Research   33(1) 19-34   Jan 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Yoshikazu Kato, Yoshikazu Kato, Michio Kondoh, Naoto F. Ishikawa, Naoto F. Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Togashi, Hiroyuki Togashi, Yukihiro Kohmatsu, Yukihiro Kohmatsu, Mayumi Yoshimura, Mayumi Yoshimura, Chikage Yoshimizu, Chikage Yoshimizu, Takashi F. Haraguchi, Takashi F. Haraguchi, Yutaka Osada, Nobuhito Ohte, Nobuhito Ohte, Naoko Tokuchi, Noboru Okuda, Noboru Okuda, Takeshi Miki, Takeshi Miki, Ichiro Tayasu, Ichiro Tayasu
Ecology Letters      Jan 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
© 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd/CNRS. Food-web complexity often hinders disentangling functionally relevant aspects of food-web structure and its relationships to biodiversity. Here, we present a theoretical framework to evaluate food-web complexit...
Urakawa, R., Ohte, N., Shibata, H., Tateno, R., Inagaki, Y., Oda, T., Toda, H., Fukuzawa, K., Watanabe, T., Hishi, T., Oyanagi, N., Nakata, M., Fukushima, K. and Nakanishi, A.
Ecological Research   32(2) 279-285   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Ide, J.i., Ohashi, M., Takahashi, K., Sugiyama, Y., Piirainen, S., Kortelainen, P., Fujitake, N., Yamase, K., Ohte, N., Moritani, M., Hara, M. and Finér, L.
Scientific Reports   7(42102)    Feb 2017   [Refereed]
Egusa, T., Ohte, N., Oda, T., Suzuki, M.
Hydrological Processes   30(22) 4125-4138   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Ishikawa, N.F., Togashi, H., Kato, Y., Yoshimura, M., Kohmatsu, Y., Yoshimizu, C., Ogawa, N.O., Ohte, N., Tokuchi, N., Ohkouchi, N. and Tayasu, I.
Ecology   97(5) 1146-1158   May 2016   [Refereed]
Xu, C., Zhang, S., Sugiyama, Y., Ohte, N., Ho, Y.-F., Fujitake, N., Kaplan, D.I., Yeager, C.M., Schwehr, K. and Santschi, P.H.
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity   153 156-166   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Urakawa, R., Ohte, N., Shibata, H., Isobe, K., Tateno, R., Oda, T., Hishi, T., Fukushima, K., Inagaki, Y., Hirai, K., Oyanagi, N., Nakata, M., Toda, H., Kenta, T., Kuroiwa, M., Watanabe, T., Fukuzawa, K., Tokuchi, N., Ugawa, S., Enoki, T., Nakanishi, A., Saigusa, N., Yamao, Y. and Kotani, A.
Forest Ecology and Management   361 382-396   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Fujimoto, M., Ohte, N., Kawasaki, M., Osaka, K., Itoh, M., Ohtsuka, I., Itoh, M.
Hydrological Processes   30(4) 558-572   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Endo, I., Ohte, N., Iseda, K., Tanoi, K., Hirose, A., Kobayashi, N.I., Murakami, M., Tokuchi, N. and Ohashi, M.
Journal of Environmental Radioactivity   149 176-185   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
Wei Wei, Kazuo Isobe, Tomoyasu Nishizawa, Lin Zhu, Yutaka Shiratori, Nobuhito Ohte, Keisuke Koba, Shigeto Otsuka, Keishi Senoo
ISME Journal      Mar 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015 International Society for Microbial Ecology Denitrification is an important process in the global nitrogen cycle. The genes encoding NirK and NirS (nirK and nirS), which catalyze the reduction of nitrite to nitric oxide, have been used as m...
Shi, J., Ohte, N., Tokuchi, N., Isobe, K., Urakawa, R., Imamura, N., Oda, T. and Suzuki
東京大学農学部演習林報告 = Bulletin of the University of Tokyo Forests   (132) 17-34   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Wei Wei, Kazuo Isobe, Yutaka Shiratori, Tomoyasu Nishizawa, Tomoyasu Nishizawa, Nobuhito Ohte, Yuta Ise, Shigeto Otsuka, Keishi Senoo
Soil Biology and Biochemistry   81 282-286   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Fungal denitrification in soils is receiving considerable attention as one of the dominant N2O production processes. However, because of the lack of a methodology to detect fungal denitrification-related genes, the diversity a...
Jun Shi, Nobuhito Ohte, Naoko Tokuchi, Naohiro Imamura, Miyuki Nagayama, Tomoki Oda, Masakazu Suzuki
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry   28 2539-2549   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. RATIONALE: Heavy nitrogen (N) deposition often causes high nitrate (NO3 -) accumulation in soils in temperate forested ecosystems. To clarify the sources and production pathways of this NO3 -, we investigat...
大手 信人, 磯部 一夫, 徳地 直子
日本水文科学会誌 = Journal of Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences   44(3) 135-145   Aug 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Kazuo Isobe, Nobuhito Ohte
Microbes and Environments   29 4-16   Apr 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Nitrogen (N) cycles have been directly linked to the functional stability of ecosystems because N is an essential element for life. Furthermore, the supply of N to organisms regulates primary productivity in many natural ecosystems. Microbial comm...
Kevin J. Mcguire, Stephen D. Sebestyen, Nobuhito Ohte, Emily M. Elliott, Takashi Gomi, Mark B. Green, Mark B. Green, Brian L. Mcglynn, Naoko Tokuchi
Hydrological Processes   28 2878-2880   Feb 2014   [Refereed][Invited]


Egusa Tomohiro, Oote Nobuhito, Obara Akihiro, Oda Tomoki, Suzuki Masakazu
The Japanese Forest Society Congress   122(0) 645-645   2011
大手 信人, 徳地 直子, 藤本 将光
Water science   54(1) 1-16   2010
M. Katsuyama, N. Ohte, K. Kosugi
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   86 27-36   Dec 2004
Hydrological control of streamwater N03 - concentrations was investigated in a weathered granitic headwater forest catchment. The catchment was divided into three parts: the stream channel area, the soil sedimentation area, and the hillslope area ...
Obara Akihiro, Ohte Nobuhito, Oda Tomoki, Egusa Tomohiro, Tanio Youichi, Fukushima Keitarou, Tokuchi Naoko, Suzuki Masakazu
The Japanese Forest Society Congress   121(0) 131-131   2010
WATANABE Akira, ASAKAWA Daichi, KAWAHIGASHI Masayuki, OHTE Nobuhito, NAGAO Seiya, MAIE Nagamitsu, KATOH Hidetaka, TAKENAKA Makoto
Journal of the science of soil and manure, Japan   80(1) 89-94   Feb 2009
T. Obote, N. Ohte, H. Tanaka, M. Katsuyama, M. Tani
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   84 91-99   Jan 2002
To evaluate the effects of gaseous dry deposition on the nutrient cycle in a forest ecosystem, we focused on SO2, and measured the SO2 concentration above the canopy from June 1998 to December 2000 in the Kiryu experimental catchment, in southern ...
Kondo Naho, Katsuyama Chie, Nagaosa Kazuyo, Itoh Masayuki, Ohte Nobuhito, Kato Kenji
日本微生物生態学会講演要旨集   (24)    Nov 2008
Tetsuya Shimamura, Yasuhiro Takemon, Ken’ichi Osaka, Masayuki Itoh, Nobuhito Ohte
Advances in Geosciences: Volume 6: Hydrological Science (HS)   129-137   Jan 2007
© World Scientific Publishing Company. Artificial nutrient loading has been linked to the decrease in plant diversity in peatlands, riparian areas, and swamps. Mizoro-ga-ike pond is one of the natural monuments of Japan and contains temperate floa...
Kondo Naho, Katuyama Chie, Ohote Nobuhito, Nagaosa Kazuyo, Kimura Hiroyuki, Kato Kenji
日本微生物生態学会講演要旨集   (22)    Oct 2006
Naoko Tokuchi, Nobuhito Ohte
Japanese Journal of Ecology   48 287-296   Dec 1998
The origins of H+ in forest ecosystem have hardly been discussed in Japan, although it is obvious that soil acidification includes not only anthropogenic processes such as acid deposition but also natural formation in the soil (pedogenesis). The c...
Y. Asano, N. Ohte, T. Uchida, M. Hamada, M. Katsuyama
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   81 178-186   Dec 1999
In order to examine the various impacts of the forest growth on the acid buffering processes, hydrochemical observations were carried out in three different temperate catchments, each shares the same granitic bedrock, but having a forest different...
Katsuyama Chie, Kondo Naho, Tago Kanako, Ohte Nobuhito, Kato Kenji
日本微生物生態学会講演要旨集   (22)    Oct 2006
Katsunori Tanaka, Yoshiko Kosugi, Nobuhito Ohte, Sumiji Kobashi, Akihiro Nakamura
Japanese Journal of Ecology   48 265-286   Dec 1998
Aiming to clarify the mechanism and prediction of CO2 exchange between a plant community and the atmosphere, a multilayer model of CO2 exchange having a feedback function is proposed. This model can calculate not only the profile of CO2 flux withi...
A. Kimoto, T. Uchida, T. Mizuyama, N. Ohte, L. Changhua
Modelling soil erosion, sediment transport and closely related hydrological processes   221-227   Jan 1998
Over a three-year period the authors observed a devastated small forest watershed in JiangXi Province in southern China, to estimate rainfall, runoff and sediment yield. The observed watershed is in a hilly mountainous area, overlying weathered gr...
Obote Tomoko, Ohte Nobuhito, Katsuyama Masanori, Tani Makoto
大気環境学会年会講演要旨集   (44)    2003
K. Tanaka, H. Tanaka, A. Nakamura, N. Ohte, S. Kobashi
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   78 266-272   Dec 1996
In order to clarify the mechanism of the exchange of CO2 between the atmosphere and a forest community, CO2 and H2O fluxes were measured over a hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) stand using the eddy-correlation technique. Net photosynthetic rate at a ...
M. Hamada, N. Ohte, S. Kobashi
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   78 376-383   Dec 1996
The field measurement of soil CO2 distribution in forest catchment was conducted in the Kiryu experimental catchment. The concentration of soil CO2 increased with the depth of the soil throughout the seasons, and the increasing ratio of CO2 concen...
Obote T., Ohte N., Tanaka H., Tani M.
大気環境学会年会講演要旨集   (42)    Oct 2001
OHTE Nobuhito, TOKUCHI Naoko
Journal of Japan Society of Hydrology & Water Resources   10(5) 463-476   Sep 1997
OHTE Nobuhito
Journal of the Japanese Society of Irrigation,Drainages and Reclamation Engineering   64(2) 49-55   Feb 1996
Kosugi Kenichiro, Ohte Nobuhito
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   74 488-492   Jan 1992
tant as the pore-size distribution properties for evaluating the permeability of forest soils is described. With this method, the soil-pore connection properties are analyzed by comparing the function of the soil-pore conductance C(r) with the fun...
Nobuhito Ohte, Masakazu Suzuki
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   72 468-477   Jan 1990
A method to determine the vertical distribution of the volumetric water content, θ, pressure head, ϕ, relationship of forest soils using a large-size sample (diameter 19.5 cm, length 75.0 cm) are described (usually, the θ-ϕ relationship is determi...
Ohte Nobuhito, Suzuki Masakazu, Kubota Jumpei
Nihon Ringakkai Shi/Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society   71 1095-1103   Jan 1989
Vertical distribution of the saturated-unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of forest soils is proposed and applied to some undisturbed samples. The method had three steps: 1) undisturbed soil sampling using a large size sampler (diameter 19.5 cm, l...

Books etc

Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident: The First Three Years
Nobuhito OhteOhte, N., Murakami, M., Endo, I., Ohashi, M., Iseda, K., Suzuki, T., Oda, T., Hotta, N., Tanoi, K., Kobayashi, N.I., Ishii, N. (Part:Joint Work, Ecosystem monitoring of radiocesium redistribution dynamics in a forested catchment in Fukushima after the nuclear power plant accident in march 2011)
Springer   Jan 2016   ISBN:978-443155828-6;978-443155826-2

Conference Activities & Talks

Jason H. Preble, Christian E. Vincenot, David A. Hill, Nobuhito Ohte
The 8th East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies International Congress   21 Apr 2018   EAFES
Ohte N., Giannino F., Vincenot C.E.
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018   12 Apr 2018   European Geosciences Union
Long-term simulation of the nitrogen cycle in forest ecosystems: Describing the steps towards nitrogen saturation
Ohte N., Giannino F., Vincenot C.E.
65th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan   18 Mar 2018   Ecological Society of Japan
Nobuhito Ohte Ken'ichi Osaka Masanori Katsuyama Tomoki Oda Shigeru Mizugaki
BIOGEOMON 2017 9th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior   24 Aug 2017   BIOGEOMON Conference
7 Mar 2017   
Nobuhito Ohte, Ken'ichi Osaka, Masanori Katsuyama, Tomoki Oda and Keitaro Fukushima
AGU Chapman Conference on Extreme Climate Events on Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles and Fluxes   23 Jan 2017   American Geophysical Union
Ecosystem monitoring of radiocesium redistribution dynamics in a forested catchment in Fukushima after the nuclear power station accident in March 2011
Nobuhito Ohte, Izuki Endo, Mizue Ohashi, Masashi Murakami, Tomoki Oda, Norifumi Hotta, Ryohei Yamanishi, Yuko Sugiyama, Keitaro Tanoi, Natsuko I Kobayashi and Nobuyoshi Ishii
AGU Fall Meeting 2016   21 Dec 2016   American Geophysical Union
Radiocesium Redistribution Dynamics in a Forested Ecosystem in Fukushima after the Nuclear Power Plant Accident in March 2011
Ohte N, Murakami M, Endo I, Ohashi M, Oda T, Hotta N, Tanoi K, Kobayashi N and Ishii N
Goldschmidt 2016   27 Jun 2016   Goldschmidt Conference
Consideration of 137Cs discharge from forest watersheds focused on 137Cs deposition in a check dam
Shotaro Yamabe, Tomoki Oda, Izuki Endo, Osamu Hashimoto, Keitaro Tanoi, Atsushi Hirose, Nobuhito Ohte
The 4th Design Symposium on Conservation of Ecosystem (SEASTAR2000)   16 Mar 2016   Kyoto University, Design School
Investigation of radioactive cesium transportation from forest canopy to floor by litterfall, stemflow and throughfall in northern Fukushima
Izuki Endo, Nobuhito Ohte, Kohei Iseda, Keitaro Tanoi, Atsushi Hirose, Natsuko I. Kobayashi, Masashi Murakami, Naoko Tokuchi, Mizue Ohashi
American Geophysical Union, 2015 Fall Meeting   14 Dec 2015   American Geophysical Union
Incorporating mechanisms of atmospheric nitrogen into the canopy-soil continuum of a suburban forest in Japan [Invited]
N. Ohte; J. Shi; N. Tokuchi; T. Oda
Acid Rain 2015   19 Oct 2015   Acid Rain 2015
Nitrogen deposition and transformation along the canopy-soil continuum of a suburban forest in Japan
Goldschmidt 2015   21 Aug 2015   Goldschmidt Conference