The 3rd Seminar of International symposium of river basin studies -towards the interdisciplinary study of the sustainable utilization and management of river basin systems-

3rd announcement: 2019/2/13

Tentative agenda of the symposium is now available. (2019/2/13)

Program and guide map: program.pdf We welcome your participation at this symposium. For your participation, please submit “your name, affiliation and country” to ““.

For presenters

  • Note:
  • Oral presentation:
    • Laptop is prepared in the room, however you can use your laptop.
    • Presentation time is below;
      • Research outcome reports (March 5th) : 15 minutes including discussion in each presentation
      • Guest Professor and Invited Lecture, International symposium: 20 minutes including discussion in each presentation
  • Poster presentation:
    • Each presenter is provided a poster board. You can display the poster of maximum B0 size (Portrait format).
    • B0 size poster measures: 1030 mm width x 1456 mm height.


River Basin Research Center, Gifu University


  • Japan Long-Term Ecological Research Network: JaLTER
  • Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources


March 5th– 6th, 2019


Gifu University, 1-1 Yanagido, Gifu, 501-1193 Japan

Aim of the symposium

River Basin Research Center (RBRC) of Gifu University is promoting an interdisciplinary “river basin science” to facilitate sustainable use of natural resources involved in the landscape which is composed of natural and societal systems and their interactions. The river basin science integrates research and developments for our deeper understandings on the systems including mountainous forested catchment, rivers and regional climate, and for sound management of natural resources such as water and agricultural products. As the impacts of climate change and human activity on such basin systems are rapidly changing, the environmental science is requested to help solve the issues in our ‘natural – societal ecosystems’. This symposium aims to share the scientific findings and knowledge, exchange germinating ideas, and to explore new vision of environmental science which bridges natural and societal systems for their harmonized sustainability.


Day 1: Marth 5th (Tuesday)
  • 12:30-13:00  Registration
  • 13:00-13:15  Opening remarks : President of Gifu University
  • 13:15-13:35  Guest Prof. lecture Prof. Dr. Vig Adarsh Pal (Guru Nanak Dev University, India) “Solid Waste Management in India-Issues and Challenges
  • 13:35-13:55  Guest Prof. Dr. Shohei Murayama (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) Long-term variations of the carbon budget and the meteorology parameters detected from 25-year observation in a cool-temperate deciduous forest at Takayama.
  • 13:55-14:15  Invited lecture (1)  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koh Yasue (Shinshu University) Understanding of climate effects on radial growth of Cryptomeria japonica combining tree-ring, ecosystem model and 13CO2 labeling
  • 14:15-14:35  Invited lecture (2)  Prof. Dr. Tsutomu Hiura (Hokkaido University) “Geographic variations of calcium use in Japanese cedar alter the ecosystem function and biodiversity
  • 14:35-15:05  Research outcome reports (invited): Oral Presentation 1
    • (14:35-14:50)  Dr. Shin Nagai (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology) “Prediction of flowering and full blooming dates of cherry blossoms by Self Organizing Maps
    • (14:50-15:05)  Dr. Fumi Murakoshi (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine) “Removal of Cryptosporidium form wastewater by microbial fuel cells
  • 15:10-16:10  Poster session (Students and postdocs)
  • 16:10-16:20  ――― Coffee/Tea break ―――
  • 16:20-16:50  Research outcome reports (invited): Oral Presentation 2
    • (16:20-16:35)  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Takeo Ohnishi (Gifu University) “Exploring the possibility of comparative studies on water and elements circulations in Takayama and Kuraiyama experimental forest
    • (16:35-16:50)  Dr. Mitsutoshi Tomotsune (Waseda University) An attempt to detect forest structures using an unmanned aerial vehicle in a broad-leaved deciduous forest, Takayama, Japan
  • 16:50-17:20  Activity reports of River Basin Research Center
  • 17:20-17:30  Poster award ceremony
  • 17:30            Closing remarks
Day 2: March 6th(Wednesday) Special symposium on “Integrated river basin science towards adaptation to climate and societal changes”
  • 9:15-9:30      Registration
  • 9:30-9:40      Introduction: Prof. Dr. Hiroyuki Muraoka
  • 9:40-10:10    Prof. Dr. I Nengah Surati Jaya (Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia) “The use of remote sensing data for assessing the site quality, stand growth, biomass, carbon and standing stock of tropical mangrove ecosystem: A Case Study in Kubu Raya Regence, West Kalimantan, Indonesia”
  • 10:10-10:30   Assoc. Prof. Dr. Morihiro Harada (River Basin Research Center, Gifu University) “  (TBD)  ”
  • 10:30-10:50  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shuichi Kure (Toyama Prefectural University) “Development of a Watershed Hydrology Modeling System Coupled with a Regional Climate Model for Future Risk Assessment”
  • 10:50-11:10   ――― Coffee/Tea break ―――
  • 11:10-11:30  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kentaro Taki (Shiga Prefectural University) “  (TBD)  ”
  • 11:30-11:50  Assoc. Prof. Dr. Takahiro Ohta (Nagasaki University) “Beneficiary awareness on desirable forest management scenario simulated by process-based model for multiple ecosystem services: a case in upper river basin of Nagara River”
  • 11:50-12:10  Dr. Yasuyuki Maruya (River Basin Research Center, Gifu University) “Research prospect on integration of hydrology and ecology in river basin study”
  • 12:10-12:40  Discussion: the way forward
  • 12:40            Closing remarks