OWARI Toshiaki

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Name
OWARI Toshiaki
Affiliation
The University of Tokyo
Section
The University of Tokyo Forests, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph. D. in Agriculture(The University of Tokyo), MSc in Agriculture and Forestry(University of Helsinki)
ORCID ID
0000-0002-9227-4177

Profile

Dr. Toshiaki Owari earned his PhD in forest science at the University of Tokyo in 2000. He was Instructor of forest management and engineering at Hokkaido University between 1997-2006. During 2003-2005, he was at the University of Helsinki, Finland, to study forest products marketing and forest certification. He was Lecturer between 2006-2012 and has been Associate Professor since 2012 at the University of Tokyo. In 2018, he was Visiting Associate Professor at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He is currently Director of the University of Tokyo Chiba Forest, and Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Research Group 1.05.00 (Uneven-aged silviculture) and Working Party 1.01.09 (Ecology and silviculture of fir).

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Sep 2012
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Today
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Development and Sustainability, School of Environment, Resources & Development, Asian Institute of Technology
 
Apr 2012
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Mar 2013
Visiting Associate Professor, Risk Analysis Research Center, The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
 
Jun 2006
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Aug 2012
Lecturer, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
 
Apr 2006
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May 2006
Instructor, Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
 
Apr 1999
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Mar 2006
Instructor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
 
Jan 1997
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Mar 1999
Instructor, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
 

Education

 
Apr 1989
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Mar 1993
Department of Forestry, Bachelor, Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
 
Apr 1993
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Mar 1995
Division of Forestry, Master course, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University
 
Apr 1995
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Dec 1996
Division of Forest Science, Doctor course, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
 
Sep 2000
   
 
PhD. in Agriculture, The University of Tokyo
 
Jan 2003
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Dec 2007
Forest Products Marketing, MSc., Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki
 

Committee Memberships

 
Oct 2019
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Today
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)  Deputy Coordinator (Research Group 1.05.00: Uneven-aged silviculture)
 
Apr 2017
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Today
Japan Society of Forest Planning  Planning Committee
 
Oct 2014
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Today
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)  Deputy Coordinator (Working Party 1.01.09: Ecology and silviculture of fir)
 
Oct 2013
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Today
Open Journal of Ecology  Editorial Board
 
Aug 2012
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Today
Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment  Editorial Board
 

Published Papers

 
Current situation of over 100-year-old Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi) plantations at the University of Tokyo Chiba Forest, Japan
Hashimoto, S., Owari, T., Karukome, T., Chishima, T., Mitsugi, M., Tsurumi, Y., Suzuki, M., Yonemichi, T., Tsukagoshi, T., Adachi, Y., Murakawa, I., Oishi, S., Toyama, K.
Bulletin of the University of Tokyo Forests   142 in press   2020   [Refereed]
We studied the current status and characteristics of stand resource and structure in over 100-year-old Cryptomeria japonica ('Sugi' in Japanese) plantations at the University of Tokyo Chiba Forest (UTCBF), central Japan. The mean and standard devi...
Association between visual stem indicators in tree marking operation for natural forest management under selection system: An analysis using Bayesian network
Minowa, Y., Owari, T., Nakajima, T., Inukai, H.
Journal of the Japanese Forest Society   101(6) 278-288   Dec 2019   [Refereed]
This study aims to comprehend the association between visual stem indicators in natural forest management under the selection system by employing Bayesian network analysis. A tree-marking exercise was conducted at a research plot comprising 184 tr...
Jayathunga, S., Owari, T., Tsuyuki, S., Hirata, Y.
International Journal of Remote Sensing   41(1) 53-73   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Forest canopy structure is an important parameter in multipurpose forest management. An understanding of forest structure plays a particularly important role in the management of uneven-aged forests. The identification of vertical and horizontal v...
Morimoto, J., Umebayashi, T., Suzuki, S.N., Owari, T., Nishimura, N., Ishibashi, S., Shibuya, M., Hara, T.
Landscape and Ecological Engineering   15(2) 133-141   Apr 2019   [Refereed]
Many reports on the effects of conventional salvage logging—the removal of fallen and damaged trees after a catastrophic windthrow—on subsequent forest restoration have focused on short-term results occurring over less than 20 years; however, this...
Jayathunga, S., Owari, T., Tsuyuki, S.
Remote Sensing   11(3) 338   Feb 2019   [Refereed]
Scientifically robust yet economical and efficient methods are required to gather information about larger areas of uneven-aged forest resources, particularly at the landscape level, to reduce deforestation and forest degradation and to support th...

Books etc

 
Kamata, N., Kuraji, K., Owari, T., Guan, B.T. (eds.) (Part:Joint Editor, Chapter 1 and 16)
The University of Tokyo Forests Press   Mar 2019   ISBN:9784903321288
Tachibana, S., Kuboyama, H., Inoue, M., Higashihara, T. (eds.) (Part:Contributor)
Kaiseisha Press   Oct 2014   ISBN:9784860993023
Kraxner, F., Fernholz, K., Owari, T. (Part:Contributor, Certified forest products markets, 2010-2011)
United Nations   Dec 2011   ISBN:9211170508
Toshiaki Owari
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing   Oct 2011   ISBN:3846525731
Kraxner, F., Mater, C., Owari, T. (Part:Contributor, Green building drives construction market and forest certification: Certified forest products markets, 2007-2008)
United Nations   Nov 2008   ISBN:9211169909

Misc

 
Owari, T., Yasumura, N., Ishibashi, S., Kamoda, S., Saito, H.
Proceedings of the SILVA Network Conference 2017   SILVA Network Publication(15) 38-50   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
In-forest teaching is a vital element of forest science education at university level, and university forests play a critical role in this. In Japan, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) owns the oldest university forest, which was established in 1894...
Owari, T., Matsui, M., Eguchi, Y., Nobu, E., Kobayashi, T., Minowa, Y.
Boreal Forest Research   66 79-82   Feb 2018
Inukai, H., Tokuni, M., Nakagawa, Y., Furuya, N., Jayathunga, S., Owari, T.
Boreal Forest Research   66 93-96   Feb 2018
Owari, T.
IUFRO News   45(12) 3   Dec 2016   [Invited]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Hiroshima, T., Toyama, K., Suzuki, S.N., Owari, T., Nakajima, T., Ishibashi, S.
1st International Symposium of Long-term Forest Monitoring Research in Asia   12 Nov 2019   Hainan University
It is important to predict the growth of Sugi planted stand in old age in the state of long rotation of final cutting in Japan. When growth of Sugi planted stand is predicted, it is possible that the accuracy of growth prediction gets worse withou...
Owari, T., Cheng, C.P.,Guan, B.T.
1st International Symposium of Long-term Forest Monitoring Research in Asia   12 Nov 2019   Hainan University
Cryptomeria japonica D. Don (Japanese cedar; ‘sugi’ in Japanese) is one of the important plantation species in East Asia including Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. The University of Tokyo Forests (UTF), National Taiwan University Experimental Fores...
Hirata, Y., Furuya, N., Owari, T., Sakaue, D.
XXV IUFRO World Congress   4 Oct 2019   International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Natural forests are expected to demonstrate multifaceted functions such as biodiversity preservation function and environment conservation function. On the other hand, accurate information on natural forest resources necessary for sustainable mana...
Kamata, N., Owari, T., Kuraji, K.
XXV IUFRO World Congress   1 Oct 2019   International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Under changing environments, long-term monitoring and inventory data are important to detect temporal changes in environments and ecosystems. There have been so many attempts that aimed long-term research or monitoring. However, many of them have ...
Owari, T., Toyama, K., Suzuki, S.N., Hiroshima, T., Ishibashi, S.
XXV IUFRO World Congress   1 Oct 2019   International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Long-term experimental plots can provide reliable and consistent tree growth data as a quantitative basis for sustainable forest management. The Europe-wide network of long-term experimental plots is currently used for quantifying and characterizi...

Teaching Experience

 

Research Grants & Projects

 
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Core-to-Core Program (B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2022    Investigator(s): Kamata, N.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Scinence: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Owari, T.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): Morimoto, J.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Core-to-Core Program (B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Kamata, N.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Hirata, Y.