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Mie University
Graduate School of Bioresources Major in Environmental Science and Technology
Job title
Master of Earth Enviromental Science(Hokkaido University), Ph. D(Mie University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Research Fellow of Japan Society for the
      promortion of science


Graduate School, Division of Bioresources, Mie University
Faculty of Bioresources, Mie University

Published Papers

Kunio Watanabe and Yuki Kugisaki
Hydrological Processes      Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Kunio Watanabe and Yurie Osada
Vadose Zone Journal      Jan 2016   [Refereed]
Improving 5TE measurement for volcanic ash soils: simple calibration method for volumetric water content and verification of electrical conductivity estimation
Muto, Y., K. Watanabe, S. Yamamotho, E. Kurashima
Trans. of JSIDRE   83(2) I-9-I-17   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Solute effect on soil water flow and hydraulic properties of frozen unsaturated sand
Kunio Watanabe and Tomomi Wake
Seppyo   75(5) 253-261   Sep 2013   [Refereed]
Successive measurement of water retention curves for relatively dry soils using "AquaLab VSA"
Kunio Watanabe, Yurie Osada, Masaru Sakai and Nobuo Toride
J. Jpn. Soc. Soil Physics   124    Jul 2013   [Refereed]
Barret Kurylyk and Kunio Watanabe
Advances in Water Resources   60 160-177   2013   [Refereed]
Change in soil redox potential during evaporation
Yoshiko Muto, Kie Kato and Kunio Watanabe
Trans. of JSIDRE   284 23-29   2013   [Refereed]
Satoru Yamaguchi, Kunio Watanabe and Yoshiyuki Ishii
ournal of Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences   42(3) 89-99   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Improvement of pulse NMR technology for determination of unfrozen water content in frozen soils
Satoshi Akagawa, Go Iwahana, Kunio Watanabe, Evgeny M. Chuvilin and Vladimir A. Istomin
Proceedings of 10th international conferenc on Permafrost   21-26   Jun 2012   [Refereed]
Kunio Watanabe, Tetsuya Kito, Shuhui Dun, Joan Q. Wu, R. Cory Greer and Markus Flury
Vadose Zone Journal   12    2012   [Refereed]
Kunio Watanabe, Megumi Takeuchi, Yurie Osada and Kazumasa Ibata
Soil Science Society of American Journal,   76 1938-1945   2012   [Refereed]
Satoru Yamaguchi, Kunio Watanabe, Takafumi Katsushima, Atsushi Sato, and Toshiro Kumakura
Annals of Glaciology   53(61) 6-12   2012   [Refereed]
Kunio Watanabe, Tetusya Kito, Tomomi Wake, Masaru Sakai
Annals of Glaciology   52(58) 37-43   2011   [Refereed]


Infiltration into a soil profile: 3. Green and Ampt model
Nobuo Toride, Kunio Watanabe, Yudai Hisayuki and Masaru Sakai
J. Jpn. Soc. Soil Physics   115 51-60   2010
Simultaneous measurements of water content and thermal conductivity of frozen soils by using thermo-TDR method,
Kunio Watanabe, Yousuke Oomori, Tomomi Wake, and Masaru Sakai
seppyo   72(3) 157-168   2010
Infiltration into a soil profile: 2. Influence of the initial water content
Nobuo Toride, Kunio Watanabe, and Hiroki Morisaki
J. Jpn. Soc. Soil Physics   114 71-80   2010
Infiltration into a soil profile: 1. Flux and pressure boundary conditions
Nobuo Toride, Kunio Watanabe, and Masaru Sakai
J. Jpn. Soc. Soil Physics   113 31-41   2009
Kunio Watanabe, and Tomomi Wake
Cold Regions Science and Technology   59(1) 34-41   2009

Books etc

Soil Physics, Japanes translation for 6th Edition by William A. Jury and Robert Horton
Tsukiji Shyokan   2006   ISBN:4-8067-1324-4
Precise Control and Estimation of Porous Materials
Science&Technology   2008   ISBN:978-4-903413-34-1


SoiL Physical Survey in Tundra Wetland, Siberia(GAME/Siberia project)
Soil Survey in James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Research Grants & Projects

JSPS: Kaken
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): WATANABE Kunio
Water and solute migration, energy flux and change in microbial activity during soil freezing
Project Year: 2004 - 2005
Soil freezing and Water migration of Active Layer in Siberian tundra wetland.o
Remediation of soils
Project Year: 2002 - 2006
Research on Water and Solute migration in freezing porous media.