INOUE Yoshio

INOUE Yoshio

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INOUE Yoshio
The University of Tokyo
Graduate School of Engineering


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

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
University of Tsukuba (Professor)
National Institute of Agro-Environmental
Scieces (Head, RSLab.)


Kyoto University
Graduate School of Kyoto University

Committee Memberships

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Agricultural and Forest Meteorology [ Editor ]
Remote Sensing [ Editor ]
SENSORS [ Editorial Board ]
Journal of Remote Sensing Society of Japan (ex-Editor-in-Cheif)
Plant Production Science (ex-Editor)
Journal of Agricultural Meterology (ex-Editor)
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Advances in Space Research
Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment
Agronomy Journal
AMBI Journal of Human Environment
Annals of Applied Biology
Annals of Botany
Australian Journal of Agricultural Research
Biosystem Engineering
Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing
Computer and Electronics in Agriculture
Crop and Pasture Science
Environmental Pollution
Environmental and Experimental Botany
Field Crops Research
Geoinformation Issues
Grassland Science
Global Biogeochemical Cycles
Global Change Biology
Global Environmental Research
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences
Hydrological Processes
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
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
International Journal of Environmental Studies
International Journal of Remote Sensing
ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology
Journal of Applied Remote Sensing
Journal of Earth System Science
Journal of Engineering
Journal of Environmental Management
Journal of Environmental Studies
Journal of General Plant Pathology
Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing
Journal of the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery
Journal of the Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Journal of Land Use Science
Journal of Plant Physiology
Journal of Plant Research
Journal of Tropical Forest Science
Journal of Water and Environment Technology
Land Degradation & Development
Natural Resources Forum
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth
Plant, Cell & Environment
Plant and Soil
Plant Production Science
Remote Sensing Letters
Remote Sensing of Environment
Rice Science
Scientific Reports
Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Technology and Innovation
The Horticulture Journal
Water Resources Research
Water SA

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

Anatoly Gitelson, Andrés Viña, Alexei Solovchenko, Timothy Arkebauer, Yoshio Inoue (2019) Derivation of canopy light absorption coefficient from reflectance spectra. Remote Sensing of Environment, 231:, 2019.
   2019   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Yokoyama, M. (2019) Spectral and 3D measurement by drone-based remote sensing of farmland – geo-information for smart farming –. Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering, 85, 236-242.
   2019   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y. (2017) Remote sensing of plant and soil information by high-resolution optical satellite sensors and its applications to smart agriculture. Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan 37, 213-223.
   2017   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Yokoyama, M. (2017) Drone-based remote sensing of crops and soils and its application to smart agriculture. Journal of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan 37, 224-235.
   2017   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y. (2016) Advanced remote sensing for food security and information-based agriculture. Journal of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers 55: 747-749.
   2016   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y. (2016) Advanced application of remote sensing signatures for food and agricultural intelligence. Journal of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers 55: 750-757.
   2016   [Refereed]
Yokoyama, M., Inoue, Y., Goto, H., Ote, K. (2016) Analysis and field application of hyperspectral imagery from drone-based hyperspectral camera. Journal of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers 55: 810-813.
   2016   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Guérif, M., Baret, F., Skidmore, A., Gitelson, A., Schlerf, M., Darvishzadeh, R., Olioso, A. (2016) Simple and robust methods for remote sensing of canopy chlorophyll content: a comparative analysis of hyperspectral data for different types of
Plant, Cell & Environment   39 2609-2623   2016   [Refereed]
Islam, M.R., Miah, G., Inoue, Y. (2016) Analysis of land use and land cover changes in the coastal area of Bangladesh using Landsat imagery.
Land Degradation & Development   27 899-909   2016   [Refereed]
Kim, W., Miyata, A., et al., Inoue, Y., et al. (2015) FluxPro as a realtime monitoring and surveilling system for eddy covariance flux measurement.
Journal of Agricultural Meteorology   71(1) 32-50   2015   [Refereed]
Ishihara, M., Inoue, Y., Ono, K., Shimizu, M., Matsuura, S. (2015) The impact of sunlight conditions on the consistency of vegetation indices in croplands - Effective usage of vegetation indices from continuous ground-based spectral measurements.
Remote Sensing   7(10) 14079-14098   2015   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Sakaiya, E., Wang, C. (2014) Potential of X-band images from high-resolution satellite SAR sensors to assess growth and yield in paddy rice.
Remote Sensing   6(7) 5995-6019   2014   [Refereed]
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.
   2014   [Refereed]
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
   2013   [Refereed]
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.
   2013   [Refereed]
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 Environmental Studies   69(3) 443-460   2012   [Refereed]
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
   2012   [Refereed]
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
Grassland Science   57(2) 81-93   2011   [Refereed]
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
JARQ   45(2) 233-242   2011   [Refereed]
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.
   2011   [Refereed]
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.
   2011   [Refereed]
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
Grassland Science   56(4) 205-216   2010   [Refereed]
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.
   2010   [Refereed]
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.
   2010   [Refereed]
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
12(4) 287-297   2010   [Refereed]
Asai, H., Samson, B.K., Stephan, H.M., Songyikhangsuthor, K., Homma, K., Kiyono, Y., Inoue, Y., Shiraiwa, T., Horie, T. (2009) Biochar amendment techniques for upland rice production in northern Laos. 1: Soil physical properties, leaf SPAD and grain yiel
Field Crops Research   111(1-2) 81-84   2009   [Refereed]
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 Crops Research   112(2-3) 141-148   2009   [Refereed]
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,
52(4) 1175   2009   [Refereed]
Ono. K., Mano, M., Miyata, A., Inoue, Y. (2008) Applicability of the planar fit technique in estimating surface fluxes over flat terrain using eddy covariance. Journal of Agricultural Meteorology 64: 121-130.
   2008   [Refereed]
Kawamura, K., Watanabe, N., Sakanoue, S., Inoue, Y. (2008) Estimating forage biomass and quality in a mixed sown pasture based on PLS regression with waveband selection. Grassland Science 54 (3): 131-144.
   2008   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Penuelas, J., Miyata, A., Mano, M. (2008) Normalized difference spectral indices for estimating photosynthetic efficiency and capacity at a canopy scale derived from hyperspectral and CO2 flux measurements in rice. Remote Sensing of Environment
112 156-172   2008   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Qi, J., Olioso, A., Kiyono, Y. Ochiai, Y., Saito, S., Asai, H., Horie, T., Shiraiwa, T., Dounagsavanh, L. (2008) Reflectance characteristics of major land surfaces in slash-and-burn ecosystems in Laos. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29
2011-2019   2008   [Refereed]
Kiyono, Y., Ochiai, Y., Chiba, Y., Asai, H., Shiraiwa, T., Horie, T., Songnoukhai, V., Navongxai, V., Inoue, Y. (2007) Predicting chronosequential changes in carbon stocks of pachymorph bamboo communities in slash-and-burn agricultural fallow, northern La
   2007   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Penuelas, J., Miyata, A., Mano, M. (2007) Relationship of reflectance spectra with light use efficiency and canopy CO2 flux at canopy scale. Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing 2: 455-460.
   2007   [Refereed]
Dabrowska-Zielinska, K., Inoue, Y., Kowalik, W., Gruszczynska, M. (2007) Inferring the effect of plant and soil variables on C- and L-band SAR backscatter over agriculture fields based on model analysis. Advances in Space Research 39: 139-148.
   2007   [Refereed]
Inoue,Y., Qi,J., Olioso,A., Kiyono,Y., Ochiai,Y., Horie,T. Asai,H., Saito,K., Shiraiwa,T., Douangsavanh,L. (2007). Traceability of slash-and-burn land-use history using optical satellite sensor imagery: a basis for chrono-sequential assessment of ecosyst
   2007   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Olioso, A. (2006) Methods of estimating plant productivity and CO2 flux in agro-ecosystems - liking measurements, process models and remotely sensed information -. Global Climate Change and Response of Carbon cycle in the Equatorial Pacific and
Indian Oceans and Adjacent Landmasses   295-333   2006   [Refereed]
Dabrowska-Zielinska, K., Inoue, Y., Kowalik, W. and Gruszczynska, M. (2006) Modeling of crop and soil parameters using C and L band of SAR images. Journal of Water and Land Development 9: 3-20.
   2006   [Refereed]
Douangsavanh, L., Polthanee, A., Katawatin, R., Inoue, Y., Manivong, V. (2006) Indigenous knowledge on soil classification of ethnic groups in Luang Prabang Province of the Lao PDR. Journal of Mountain Science 3: 347-257.
   2006   [Refereed]
Malmgren, B.A., Hulugalla, R., Lindeberg, G., Inoue, Y., Hayashi, Y., Mikami, T. (2006) Oscillatory behavior of monsoon rainfall over Sri Lanka during the late 19th and 20th centuries and its relationships to SSTs in the Indian Ocean and ENSO. Theoretical
   2006   [Refereed]
Inoue, Y., Penuelas, J. (2006) Relationship between light use efficiency and photochemical reflectance index as affected by soil water content. International Journal of Remote Sensing 27: 5249-5254.
   2006   [Refereed]

Books etc

Inoue, Y. (2019) Advanced remote sensing for smart farming. In: Remote Sensing - Basics and Applications-. (Ed: Nakayama, Sugimura), NTS Press, Tokyo, pp.101-125.
INOUE Yoshio
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Qi, J., Inoue, Y., Wiangwang, N. (2019) Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in Global Change Studies. In: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Vegetation 2nd Ed. Vol. 1 (Eds. Thenkabail, P.S., Lyon, J., Huete, A.), CRC Press, New York, pp.72-91.
Inoue, Y. (2019) Advanced remote sensing using high-resolution satellites for smart farming. In: Smart Farming -Automated vehicles, Robotics, ICT, AI and Data systems-. (Ed: Shinjo, A.), NTS Press, Tokyo, pp.175-187.
Inoue, Y. (2019) A guidebook for Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS for Agricultural and Environmental Applications (Ed: Y. Inoue), Morikita Press, Tokyo, 176p.
Inoue, Y. (2018) Ecosystem carbon stock, atmosphere, and food security in slash-and-burn land use: a geospatial study in mountainous region of Laos. In: Land-Atmospheric Research Applications in South and Southeast Asia (Eds. Vadrevu, K.P., Ohara, T., Jus
Inoue (2013) Remote Sensing - An Introductory Text Book- : (Eds: RSSJ) , MARUZEN PLANET, ISBN978-4-86345-185-8 , 2301p. (分担執筆)
Inoue, Y. (2013) Remote Sensing - An Introductory Textbook - (Ed: Remote Sensing Society of Japan, Maruzen Planet, Tokyo, 301p.
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 (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)
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.
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)
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 (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)
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 (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 (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 (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 (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)


1. Remote sensing and Modeling of ecosphere dynamics
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2. Wide-area monitoring, analysis, and prediction of ecosphere dynamics
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3. Remote and non-destructive sensing method of plant and environmental information
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4. Plant ecophysiology and micrometeorology
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5. Integration and application of geoinformation to land and ecosystem problems
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6. Collaborative studies with oversea colleagues (USA, France, Spain, Poland, Netherlands, Finland, China, Korea, Laos)
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