INOUE Yoshio

INOUE Yoshio

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INOUE Yoshio
The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Other affiliation
Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO (NIAES)


My Research Areas:
1. Remote sensing, modeling, and geospatial analysis of agro-ecosystem dynamics.
2. Wide area monitoring and assessment of agro-ecosystems based on remote sensing and geospatial information systems.
3. Methodological study of remote and non-destructive sensing of plant eco-physiological information.

Keywords for My Research: Plant eco-physiology, Remote sensing, Modeling, Agro-Ecosystem, Precision farming, GIS.

Outline of my research:
The major part of my research is related to remote sensing and geospatial information for agricultural and natural resource managements, especially from biophysical and physiological points of view at the scales from a leaf to region. This includes a wide range of basic and applied studies for estimation of key variables in soil-plant-atmosphere systems such as stomatal conductance, chlorophyll and water contents, fluxes f energy, transpiration and CO2 fluxes, plant growth, and yield. These works are mostly based on experimental investigations using optical, thermal and microwave remote sensing sensors on ground-based, airborne and space-borne platforms, as well as using micrometeorological and physiological instruments. Development of prototype sensors or sensing systems is also an important aspect of the present studies. A hyperspectral imager for field use, a high-resolution airborne multi-spectral system, and a blimp-based remote sensing system for low-altitude remote sensing are examples of the innovative instruments. Another interest is to extend such methodologies to monitoring and prediction of regional resource and environment based on combination of remote sensing, geographical information system, and process-based ecosystem models.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

(Plant Physiologist)
(Adjunct Scientist)
Scieces (Head, RSLab.)
National Agricultural Research Center
US. Water conservation Laboratory
National Institute of Agro-Environmental
University of Tsukuba (Professor)
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo


Graduate School of Kyoto University
Kyoto University

Committee Memberships

[Referee/Consultancy] (International)
Advances in Space Research
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Agronomy Journal
Annals of Applied Biology
Annals of Botany
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Computer and Electronics in Agriculture
Environmental Pollution
Field Crops Research
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Global Change Biology
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Earth Observations and Remote Sensing
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation
International Journal of Geographical Information Science
International Journal of Digital Earth

Awards & Honors

Research Achievement Award of Crop Science Society of Japan
Excellent Paper Presentation Prize, Japanese Society of Remote Sensing
Excellent Article Award of Japanese Society of Crop Science (Plant Production Science)
Outstanding Article Award, Japanese Society of Agricultural Meteorology.
Excellent Paper Presentation Prize, Japanese Society of Remote Sensing
Excellent Paper Presentation Prize, Japanese Society of Remote Sensing
Outstanding Article Award, Japanese Society of Remote Sensing
Outstanding Article Award, Japanese Society of Agricultural Meteorology.
Excellent Paper Presentation Prize, Japanese Society of Remote Sensing
Minister's Prize for Scientific Research Achievement from Minister of Science and Education, Japan

Published Papers

Inoue, Y., Sakaiya, E., Wang, C. (2014) Capability of C-band backscattering coefficients from high-resolution satellite SAR sensors to assess biophysical variables in paddy rice. Remote Sensing of Environment 140: 257-266, DOI10.1016/j.rse.2013.09.001.
Inoue, Y., Sakaiya, E. (2013) Relationship between X-band backscattering coefficients from high-resolution satellite SAR and biophysical variables in paddy rice. Remote Sensing Letters 4: 288-295, DOI: 10.1080/2150704X.2012.725482.
Ono, K., Mano, M. Han, G.H., Nagai, H., Yamada, T. Koyayashi, Y., Miyata, A., Inoue, Y., Lal, R. (2013) Environmental controls on fallow carbon dixide flux in a single-crop rice paddy, Japan. Land Degradation & Development 24, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2211
Inoue, Y., Sakaiya, E., Zhu, Y., Takahashi, W. (2012) Diagnostic mapping of canopy nitrogen content in rice based on hyperspectral measurements. Remote Sensing of Environment 126: 210-221, DOI10.1016/j.rse.2012.08.026
Inoue, Y., Dabrowska-Zierinska, K., Qi, J. (2012) Synoptic assessment of environmental impact of agricultural management: a case study on nitrogen fertilizer impact on groundwater quality, using a fine-scale geoinformation system. International Journal of
Inoue, Y., (2011) Roles and impacts of biomass burning in slash-and-burn land use in tropical mountains: a case study in Laos. Global Environmental Research 15(1): 21-30.
Inoue, Y., Kiyono, Y., Asai, H., Ochiai, Y., Qi, J., Olioso, A., Shiraiwa, T., Horie, T., Saito, K., Dounagsavanh, L. (2010) Assessing land use and carbon stock in slash-and-burn ecosystems in tropical mountain of Laos based on time-series satellite image
Kawamura, K., Watanabe, N., Sakanoue, S., Lee, H.J., Inoue, Y. (2011) Waveband selection using a bootstrapped phased regression procedure for estimating legume content in a mixed sown pasture. Grassland Science 57: 81-93.
Kiyono, Y., Saito, S., , Takahashi, T., Toriyama, J., Awaya, Y., Asai, H., Furuya, N., Ochiai, Y., Inoue, Y., Sato, T., Sophal, C., Sam, P., Tith, B., Ito, E., Siregar, C.A., Matsumoto, M. (2011) Practicalities of non-destructive methodologies in monitori
Kawamura, K., Mackay, A.D., Touhy, M.P., Betteridge, K., Sanches, I.D., Inoue, Y. (2011) Potential for spectral indices to remotely sense phosphorus and potassium content of legume-based pasture as a means of assessing soil phosphorus and potassium ferti
Garbulsky, M.F., Pe?uelas, J., Gamon, J., Inoue, Y., Filella, I. (2010) The photochemical reflectance index (PRI) and the remote sensing of leaf, canopy and ecosystem radiation use efficiencies. Remote Sensing of Environment 115(2): 281-297.
de Leeuw, J., Georgiadou, Y., Kerle, N., de Gier, A., Inoue, Y., Ferwerda, J., Smies, M., Narantuya, D. (2010) The function of remote sensing in support of environmental policy. Remote Sensing, 2010(2): 1731-1750.
Kawamura, K., Watanabe, N., Sakanoue, S., Lee, H., Inoue, Y., Odagawa, S. (2010) Testing genetic algorithm as a tool to select relevant wavebands from field hyperspectral data for estimating pasture mass and quality in a mixed sown pasture using partial l
Kawamura, K., Betteridge, K., Sanches, M.P., Tuohy, M.P., Costall, D.A., Inoue, Y. (2009) Field radiometer with canopy pasture probes as a potential tool to estimate and map pasture biomass and mineral components: a case study in the Lake Taupo catchment,
Asai, H., Saito, K., Samson, B., Songykhangsuthor, K., Homma, K., Shiraiwa, T., Kiyono., Y., Inoue, Y., Horie, T. (2009) Yield response of indica and tropical japonica genotypes to soil fertility conditions under rainfed uplands in northern Laos. Field Cr


Inoue, Y., Sakaiya, E. (2013) Capability of X- and C-band σ0 from high-resolution satellite SAR images for assessment of biophysical variables in rice. Proc. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2013, Melbourne.
Inoue, Y., Sakaiya, E. (2013) Potential of high-resolution X- and C-band SAR sensors for assessment of biophysical variables in paddy rice.
Inoue, Y. (2013) Biomass burning in slash-and-burn agriculture in tropical mountains as assessed by time-series satellite data and in-situ measurements: a case study in Laos. International Workshop on "Inventory, Modeling and Climate Impacts of Greenhouse
Gallego-Elvira, B., Bahir, M., Garcia, A.G., Hunink, J., Baille, A., Boulet, G., Boutron, O., Chauvelon, P., Chauvelon, P., Di Bella, C., Garrigues, S., Inoue, Y., Marloie, O., Martin, B., Mira, M., Olioso, A., Reyes-Castillo, S., Weiss, M. (2014) Evaluat
Inoue, Y. (2013) Ecosystem remote sensing for agricultural and environmental intelligence -issues and methdologies -. Proc. International Sympisium on Remote Sensing 2013, 15-17, May 2013, Makuhari, p.1-4.

Books etc

Inoue (2013) Remote Sensing - An Introductory Text Book- : (Eds: RSSJ) , MARUZEN PLANET, ISBN978-4-86345-185-8 , 2301p. (分担執筆)
Inoue (2011) Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation (Eds: P.S. Thenkabail, J.G. Lyon, A. Huete), CRC Press, ISBN-10: 1439845379, 781p. (分担執筆)
井上吉雄 (2011) 基礎からわかるリモートセンシング、日本リモートセンシング学会編, 理工図書, 319p. (分担執筆)
井上吉雄 編著 (2011) 農業と環境の空間情報利用ガイド―リモートセンシング・GIS・GPS 利用のために―. 農業環境技術研究所刊, 171p.
井上吉雄 (2010) 作物学用語事典 (日本作物学会編), 農文協, 東京, 416p. (分担執筆)
Inoue, Y. (2009) Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing for Land Degradation Assessment (Eds. Roeder, A. & Hill, J.), Taylor & Francis, 400p. (分担執筆)
前田英三・三宅博・井上吉雄 編著 (2008) 作物形態研究法-ミクロからマクロまで. 日本作物学会編、養賢堂, 132p.
Inoue, Y. (2006) Global Climate Change and Response of Carbon Cycle in the Equatorial Pacific and Indian Oceans and Adjacent Terrestrial Ecosystems (Ed., Kawahata, H.), Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, 450p. (分担執筆)
Inoue, Y. (2004) Global Environmental Change in the Ocean and on Land (Eds, Shiyomi, M. et al.), Terrapub, Tokyo, 490p. (分担執筆)
井上吉雄 (2004) 新農業情報工学, 農業情報学会編, 養賢堂, 東京, 288p. (分担執筆)
井上吉雄 (2004) 農学大事典., 養賢堂, 東京, pp.1666-1667: 第47章 農業情報の解析と利用, 植物生体情報のリモートセンシング. (分担執筆)
井上吉雄 (2000) 新編 作物学用語集 . 日本作物学会編, 養賢堂, 東京, 329p.(分担執筆).
井上吉雄 (1997) 新編 農業気象用語解説集. 日本農業気象学会刊, 東京, 313p.(分担執筆).
井上吉雄 (1995) 食糧生産の生態学−作物の生産過程と環境 (Loomis and Conner著). 農林統計協会, 東京, 257p. (共訳)
井上吉雄 (1990) 植物栄養実験法, 日本土壌肥料学会監修, 博友社, 東京, 488p. (分担執筆)

Research Grants & Projects

1. Remote sensing and Modeling of ecosphere dynamics 2. Wide-area monitoring, analysis, and prediction of ecosphere dynamics 3. Remote and non-destructive sensing method of plant and environmental information
0100 (Japanese Only)
Project Year: 2000 - 2012
plant, eco-physiology, remote sensing, precision farming, growth diagnosis, non-destructive measurement, optical, spectral measurement, soil water, moisture, TDR, growth model, crop model, micrometeorology, agro-ecosystem, geographical information...