HIRATA Yasumasa

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Name
HIRATA Yasumasa
Affiliation
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Job title
Team Leader

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2016
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Today
Principal Research Director, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
 
Oct 2015
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Mar 2016
Director, Bureau of Climate Change, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2015
Chief, Office of Climate Change, Bureau of Climate Change, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
 
Apr 2008
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Mar 2010
Team Leader, Department of Forest Management, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
 
Apr 2001
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Mar 2008
Groupe leader, Forest Conservation and Mangement Group, Shikoku Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
 
Apr 1999
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Mar 2001
Senior Researcher, Remote sensing Laboratory, Department of Forest Management, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
 
Apr 1992
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Mar 1999
Researcher, Remote sensing Laboratory, Department of Forest Management, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
 

Committee Memberships

 
2017
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Today
Global Forest Observations Intiative (GFOI)  Methods & Guidance Documentation (MGD) Advisory Group Member
 

Published Papers

 
Natural forest mapping in the Andes (Peru): A comparison of the performance of machine-learning algorithms
Luis Alberto Vega Isuhuaylas, Yasumasa Hirata, Lenin Cruyff Ventura Santos and Noemi Serrudo Torobeo
Remote Sensing   10(5) 782   May 2018   [Refereed]
Object-Based Mapping of Aboveground Biomass in Tropical Forests Using LiDAR and Very-High-Spatial-Resolution Satellite Data
Yasumasa Hirata, Naoyuki Furuya, Hideki Saito, Chealy Pak, Chivin Leng, Heng Sokh, Vuthy Ma, Tsuyoshi Kajisa, Tetsuji Ota, Nobuya Mizoue
Remote Sensing   10(3) 48 (pp.21)   Mar 2018   [Refereed]
Seeing trees from space: above-ground biomass estimates of intact and degraded montane rainforests from high-resolution optical imagery
Mui-How Phua, Zia-Yiing Ling, David Anthony Coomes, Wilson Wong, Alexius Korom, Satoshi Tsuyuki, Keiko Ioki, Yasumasa Hirata, Hideki Saito, Gen Takao
iForest   10 625-634   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Keiko Ioki, Satoshi Tsuyuki, Yasumasa Hirata, Mui-How Phua, Wilson Vun Chiong Wong, Zia-Yiing Ling, Shazrul Azwan Johari, Alexius Korom, Daniel James, Hideki Saito, Gen Takao
Remote Sensing of Environment   173 304-313   Feb 2016   [Refereed]
Tetsuji Ota, Miyuki Ogawa, Katsuto Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Kajisa, Nobuya Mizoue, Shigejiro Yoshida, Gen Takao, Yasumasa Hirata, Naoyuki Furuya, Takio Sano, Heng Sokh, Vuthy Ma, Eriko Ito, Jumpei Toriyama, Yukako Monda, Hideki Saito, Yoshiyuki Kiyono, Sophal Chann, Nang Ket
Forests   6(11) 3882-3898   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Tetsuji Ota, Tsuyoshi Kajisa, Nobuya Mizoue, Shigejiro Yoshida, Gen Takao, Yasumasa Hirata, Naoyuki Furuya, Takio Sano, Raul Ponce-Hernandez, Oumer S. Ahmed, Heng Sokh, Vuthy Ma, Eriko Ito, Jumpei Toriyama, Yukako Monda, Hideki Saito, Yoshiyuki Kiyono, Sophal Chann, Nang Ket
Journal of Forest Research   20(6) 484-492   Aug 2015   [Refereed]
Kenji Ono, Syuntaro Hiradate, Sayaka Morita, Masakazu Hiraide, Yasumasa Hirata, Kiyoshi Fujimoto, Ryuichi Tabuchi, Saimon Lihpai
Geoderma   245/246 11-20   May 2015   [Refereed]
The relationships among community type, peat layer thickness, belowground carbon storage and habitat age of mangrove Forests in Pohnpei Island, Micronesia
Kiyoshi Fujimoto, Yukira Mochida, Takao Kikuchi, Ryuichi Tabuchi, Yasumasa Hirata, Saimon Lihpai
Open Journal of Forestry   5(1) 48-56   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
Tetsuji Ota, Oumer S. Ahmed, Steven E. Franklin, Michael A. Wulder, Tsuyoshi Kajisa, Nobuya Mizoue, Shigejiro Yoshida, Gen Takao, Yasumasa Hirata, Naoyuki Furuya, Takio Sano, Sokh Heng, Ma Vuthy
Remote Sensing   6(11) 10750-10772   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
Estimation of aboveground biomass using manual stereo viewing of digital aerial photographs in tropical seasonal forest
Katsuto Shimizu, Tetsuji Ota, Tsuyoshi Kajisa, Nobuya Mizoue, Shigejiro Yoshida, Gen Takao, Yasumasa Hirata, Naoyuki Furuya, Takio Sano, Sokh Heng and Ma Vuthy
Land   3(4) 1270-1283   Nov 2014   [Refereed]

Misc

 
Time-series data of the growth and yield experimental sites surveyed in FY2006-2010 (Growth and Yield Experiment Report No.25)
6. Kazuo Hosoda, Toshiro Iehara, Gen Takao, Tomohiro Nishizono, Tomoaki Takahashi, Satoshi Ishibashi, Masayoshi Takahashi, Naoyuki Furuya, Eiji Kodani, Kunihiro Tanaka, Yasumasa Hirata, Yasushi Mitsuda, Fumiaki Kitahara, Hiroshi Kondo, Hideki Saito, Makoto Sano
(Bulletin of FFPRI   13(4) 225-254   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Estimation of forest stsand parameters from IKONOS panchromatic data
HIRATA Yasumasa, ENOKI Tsutomu, MIYAMOTO Asako, FUKUDA Miki, NISHIZONO Tomohiro
Proceedings of forestsat 2002 "Operational Tools in Forestry using Remote Sensing Techniques"   1-8   Aug 2002
Monitoring of phenological changes of tropical seasonal forest
SAWADA Haruo, NAGATANI Izumi, ANAZAWA Michio, HIRATA Yasumasa
Proceedings of the Ninth Regional Seminor on Earth Observation For Tropical Ecosystem Management   59-65   Nov 2000
The seasonal change of forest by the automatic video system
NAKAKITA Osamu, HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki
Proceedings of The International Workshop on the Responses of Tropical Forest Ecosystem to Long Term Cyclic Climate Changes   316-318   Jan 2000
Satellite remote sensing for monitoring tropical forest in globale scale
SAWADA Haruo, SAITO Hideki, HIRATA Yasumasa, ANAZAWA Michio, NAGATANI Izumi, CHARUPPAT T., CHARUPPAT J., ONGSOMWANG S., RATTANASUWAN A., RATANASERMPONG S., SILAPATHONG C., RUNGSILKANPHUM T., PORNPRASERTCHAI K.
Proceedings of The International Workshop on the Responses of Tropical Forest Ecosystem to Long Term Cyclic Climate Changes   169-180   Jan 2000
Change detection of tropical forests by satellite remote sensing
HIRATA Yasumasa, SAWADA Haruo, NAKAKITA Osamu, SAITO Hideki, CHARUPPAT T., CHARUPPAT J., RATANASERMPONG S., SILAPATHONG C.
Proceedings of The International Workshop on the Responses of Tropical Forest Ecosystem to Long Term Cyclic Climate Changes   181-191   Jan 2000
Improved classification and monitoring of tropical seasonal forests using satellite remote sensing and DEM
HIRATA Yasumasa, CHARUPPAT T., RATANASERMPONG S.
Proceedings of the 2nd International Confernce "Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry"   2 382-387   Jan 2000
Vegetation classification and mapping of Manaus region using passive remote sensing
NOBRE A.D., HIRATA Yasumasa, HONZAK M., CAMPOS M.A.A.
The proceedings of symposium "Pesquisas Florestais para a Conservacao da Floresta e Reabilitacao de Areas Degradadas dsa Amazonia"   29-49   Sep 1998
Development of forest coverage dataset using multistage remote sensing data
SAWADA Haruo, SAITO Hideki, HIRATA Yasumasa, VIBULSRETH S., RATANASERMPONG S., SILAPATHONG C., PHETCHARAS A., SRIPUMIN R., CHARUPPAT T., CHARUPPAT J., ONGSOMWANG S., RATTANASUWAN A.
Proceedings of FORTROP'96 International Conference   9 26-35   Nov 1996
A classification method of tropical seasonal forest area using multi-temporal images
HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki, NAKAKITA Osamu, SAWADA Haruo, CHARUPPAT T., CHARUPPAT J., ONGSOMWANG S., RATANASERMPONG S., PHETCHARAS A.
Proceedings of FORTROP'96 International Conference   2 147-155   Nov 1996

Books etc

 
National Forest Inventories - Assessment of Wood Availability and Use -
HIRATA Yasumasa, HOSODA Kazuo, NISHIZONO Tomohiro, KITAHARA Fumiaki, NAGAME Ichiro, NAKAMURA Masayuki (Part:Contributor, National Forest Inventories Reports - Japan)
Springer   Nov 2016   
Remote Sensing -An Introductory Textbook-
HIRATA Yasumasa (Part:Contributor, Land applications - Forestry)
MARUZEN   Nov 2013   
REDD-plus Cookbbok
HIRATA Yasumasa, TAKAO Gen, SATO Tamotsu, TORIYAMA Junpei (Part:Joint Editor, Key REDD-plus concepts, Reference emission level and reference level)
Forestry and Forest Products Institute, REDD Research and Development Center   Nov 2012   
Sustainable Development Research Advances
WULDER Michael, BATER Christopher W., COOPS Nicholas C., HIRATA Yasumasa, SWEDA Tatsu (Part:Joint Work, 223-234 Advances in laser remote sensing of forests)
Nova Science Publishers   Oct 2007   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
MOLI(Multi-footprint Observation Lidar and Imager) Mission for globally observing forest canopy height and forest structural characteristics from ISS(Internatinal Space Station)-JEM(Japanese Experimental Module)
Kazuhiro Asai, Yasumasa Hirata, Gen Takao, Haruhisa Simoda, Yoshiaki Honda, Koji Kajiwara, Yoshio Awaya, Junichi Suzaki, Takahiro Endo, Nobuko Saigusa, Tsuneo Matsunaga, Yoshito Sawada, Nobuo Sugimoto, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Kohei Mizutani, Shoken Ishii, Toshiyoshi Kimura, Tadashi Imai, Jyunpei Murooka, Daisuke Sakaizawa, Rei Mituhashi, Masato Hayashi
JpGU Meeting 2018   24 May 2018   
Identification of forest carbon stock change using Landsat data and field data for REDD+ reference setting
HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki, CHIVIN Leng, SOPHYRA Sar
125th IUFRO Anniversary Congress   22 Sep 2017   
Classification of forest carbon stock for identification of forest degradation using Landsat data for REDD+ implementation
HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki, CHIVIN Leng, SOPHYRA Sar
IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016   26 Oct 2016   
Exploring forest degradation: Tree density and aboveground biomass
KOROM Alexius, PHUA Mui-How, WONG Wilson, MATSUURA Toshiya, SAITO Hideki, HIRATA Yasumasa
The 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing   19 Oct 2016   
Accuracy assessment of aspect derived from global topographic data (STRM and ASTER GDEM) in comparison with airborne laser scanning for tropical montane forest
WONG Wilson V.C., TSUYUKI Satoshi, PHUA Mui-How, IOKI Keiko, KOROM Alexius, HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki, TAKAO Gen
The 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing   18 Oct 2016   
Aboveground biomass estimation using airborne laser scanning (ALS) and structure from motion (SFM) in tropical montane forest,northern Boruneo
WONG Wilson V.C., TSUYUKI Satoshi, PHUA Mui-How, IOKI Keiko, KOROM Alexius, HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki, TAKAO Gen
The 37th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing   18 Oct 2016   
Development of a scaling technique of ALS-derived aboveground biomass using high resolution satellite data in tropical seasonal forest
HIRATA Yasumasa, FURUYA Naoyuki, Pak Chealy, Leng Chivin, Sokh Heng, Ma Vuthy, OTA Tetsuj, KAJISA Tsuyoshi, MIZOUE Nobuya
ilviLaser 2015   30 Sep 2015   
Monitoring of forest carbon stocks and their changes at a national level in REDD+ implementation
HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki, Leng Chivin, Pak Chealy
The 2015 International Symposium on Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Management in Rapidly Changing World   Sep 2015   
Effects of belowground productivity on the belowground carbon storage in Rhizophora apiculata forest on Pohnpei Island,Federated States of Micronesia
ONO Kenji, FUJIMOTO Kiyoshi, HIRATA Yasumasa, HIRADATE Syuntaro, HIRAIDE Masakazu, TANIGUCHI Shingo, TABUCHI Ryuichi, LIHPAI Saimo
XIX International Union for Quaternary Research Congress   28 Jul 2015   
Accumulation processes of organic carbon in peat deposit in a tropical mangrove forest on Pohnpei Island,FSM
ONO Kenji, HIRADATE Syuntaro, FUJIMOTO Kiyoshi, HIRATA Yasumasa, HIRAIDE Masakazu, TABUCHI Ryuichi, LIHPAI Saimo
Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015   27 May 2015   
Methodology of forest carbon monitoring at national level
HIRATA Yasumasa, SAITO Hideki, LENG Chivin, PAK Chealy
International Technical Workshop on Challenges to forest carbon monitoring for REDD+ implementation: two approaches with conventional and novel techniques   18 Nov 2014   
Scheme and aims of the project on Advanced Carbon Monitoring in Asian Tropical Forest by High Precision Remote Sensing Technologies
HIRATA Yasumasa, FURUYA Naoyuki, TAKAO Gen, PAK Chealy, LENG Chivin, SOKH Heng, MA Vuthy, OTA Tetsuji, KAJISA Tsuyoshi, MIZOUE Nobuya, SANO Taki, ONO Katsumasa
International Technical Workshop on Challenges to forest carbon monitoring for REDD+ implementation: two approaches with conventional and novel techniques   18 Nov 2014   
Application of individual tree crown based logging detection method to QuickBird high resolution satellite imagery
FURUYA Naoyuki, HIRATA Yasumasa, LENG Chivin, PAK Chealy, OONO Katsumasa, SANO Takio, TAKAO Gen
International Technical Workshop on Challenges to forest carbon monitoring for REDD+ implementation: two approaches with conventional and novel techniques   18 Nov 2014   
Object-based approach for forest carbon estimation
SAITO Hideki, MATSUURA Toshiya, HIRATA Yasumasa, LENG Chivin , PAK Chealy, HENG Sokh
International Technical Workshop on Challenges to forest carbon monitoring for REDD+ implementation: two approaches with conventional and novel techniques   18 Nov 2014   
Mapping stand diversity of tropical rainforest in northern Borneo using airborne LiDAR
IOKI Keiko, TSUKYUKI Satoshi, HIRATA Yasumasa, Mui-How Phua, Wilson Wong, Zia-Yiing Ling, Shazrul Azwan Johari, SAITO Hideki, TAKAO Gen
Forestsat 2014   6 Nov 2014   
Estimating forest carbon stock using a combination of remote sensing techniques for REDD+ implementation
HIRATA Yasumasa, FURUYA Naoyuki, SAITO Hideki, LENG Chivin, PAK Chealy, OTA Tetsuji, KAJISA Tsuyoshi, MIZOUE Nobuya Mizoue, SANO Takio
Forestsat 2014   6 Nov 2014   
Use of remote sensing for forest monitoring at a national level in REDD+ implementation
HIRATA Yasumasa, TAKAO Gen, SAITO Hideki, TAKAHASHI Masayoshi, Vega Isuhuaylas Luis Alberto, LENG Chivin, PAK Chealy, Khali Aziz Hamzah, Azahari Mohd Faidi, Larissa Karina Rejalaga Noguera, MATSUURA Toshiya
XXIV IUFRO World Congress   6 Oct 2014   
Estimation of fine root dynamics in mangrove (Rhizophora apiculate) forests in Pohnpei Island,FSM
ONO Kenji, FUJIMOTO Kiyoshi, HIRATA Yasumasa, TANIGUCHI Shingo, TABUCHI Ryuichi, Lihpai Saimon
6th international symposium of physiological processes in roots of woody plant   Sep 2014   
Forest biomass estimation using satellite images in upper Parana Atlantic forest ecoregion,Paraguay
TAKAHASHI Masayoshi, HIRATA Yasumasa, Vega Isuhuaylas Luis Alberto, SATO Tamotsu, SAITO Masahiro, Larissa Karina Rejalaga Noguera
The 2014 International Symposium on Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Management in Rapidly Changing World   28 May 2014   
Extracting oil palm crown from WorldView-2 satellite image
KOROM Alexus, PHUA M-H, HIRATA Yasumasa, MATSUURA Toshiya
8th International Symposium of Digital Earth   Mar 2014