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Contribution to the maintenance of forests from the assertion of plants and microorganisms
Various threats against the world’s forest ecosystems, such as the reduction of forest areas due to urbanization, forest decline due to climate change and epidemic tree diseases introduced by world trade, have been reported. On the other hand, the need for “tree doctors” (arborists) who care for and manage trees is increasing in urban areas; thus, development of tree health science (organized scientific knowledge on tree health) is necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of threats. Forest botany is the basis of management and conservation of forests and plants, as well as tree disease control. Today, we are investigating the ecology of forest plants and fungi, tree responses to stress, and the interaction between trees and microorganisms.
  ●Elucidation of the mechanisms of how tress maintain water conduction under various types of stress
  ●Studies on the conservation methods of rare plant species in urban forests
  ●Diversity and ecology of endophytic fungi in trees
  ●Symbiotic functions of mycorrhizal fungi
  ●Molecular ecological studies of reproduction and dissemination of tree pathogens
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
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 Department of Forest Science, The University of Tokyo