Division of Terrestrial Environmental Studies

The Circum-Sea of Japan area is characterized by the existence of diverse terrestrial environments. Aiming to understand their temporal and spatial changes and to clearly define the present – and predict future – environmental circumstances, this division develops geological and geochemical techniques to understand their long- and short-term fluctuations. This division uses ecological and phylogenetic approaches in order to evaluate the influence of human activities and natural phenomena on these ecosystem processes.

Facility: The Botanical Garden : A Natural Mountain Village School in Kakuma