Cutting-Edge Research
in Kyoto University


Why are Forests Important? A long-term ecosystem research project based on water cycles and forest education.

In recent years, the demand for environmental education is increasing in Japan and throughout the world as human beings obtain overwhelming power and greedily pursue more profits, with little awareness that the basis of our existence is in danger. To address this problem, I am undertaking long-term ecologicalhydrological research in the Yusen-Dani natural forest covered watershed of Kyoto University Forest in Ashiu, Kyoto. I also engage in forest education activities for citizens and students in Tokuyama Experimental Forest in Shunan City, Yamaguchi. I believe that through my work I can develop an integrated concept of education, natural science, and philosophy.

Tadashi Nakashima, PhD
Chief and Lecturer, Tokuyama Experimental Station, FSERC