Tropical Crops & Environment Section

Director, Professor, Dr. Ikuo Miyajima

Research Field: Horticultural Science, Tropical Agriculture
Research Activities: In research activity, the relationship between flower color and flower pigment constitutions in horticultural crops, and breeding of new ornamental crops originated in tropical and subtropical regions are my main subjects. For execution of these research works, collection of plant materials were not conducted only domestic area but also in foreign countries with fully consideration to CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity).
Researcher information: https://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/details/K002580/english.html

Assistant Professor, Dr. Shingo Hosoishi

Research Field: Systematic Entomology
Research Activities: I’m working on taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and biodiversity of ants in the tropical Asia; using traditional morphological analysis, molecular phylogenetic analysis, divergence time estimation, haplotype network analysis, DNA barcoding, and ordination; aims to reveal phylogeographic history, ant diversity in Asia, effects of disturbance (deforestation, plantation, fire, flood, global warming) on ant assemblages.
Researcher information: https://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/details/K004204/english.html

Land-Water Resources & Environment Conservation Section

Associate Professor, Dr. Masaru Matsumoto

Research Field: Environment Microbiology
Research Activities: Recently,economical development of countries of Southeast Asia remarkably: in the tropics and the subtropics region. Being attached importance is not the no more and more for our country of the21st century. social related economical I think that development of prompt detection and the simple identification method of the research,especially making the rice farming disease data base and the rice farming pathogen and the technological spreads are the activities in that for an important education and the society intended for the farm products cultivation environment in the tropical country
Researcher information: https://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/details/K001636/english.html

International Development Section

Vice-director, Professor, Dr. Kimihiko Hyakumura

Research Field: Political Ecology, Natural Resource Management, South East Asia Area Studies, Tropical Forest Environmental Conservation, Forest Policy
Research Activities: see this HP http://hyakulab.com/en/
Researcher information: https://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/details/K004008/english.html

Associate Professor, Dr. Akinori Ozaki

Research Field: Environmental Hydraulics
Research Activities: Major research interests are to clarify the relationship between hydrodynamic phenomena in water bodies and water quality changes, fisheries diseases, and water pollution in closed water bodies such as lakes, reservoirs, and aquaculture ponds in tropical and subtropical zones. In particular, I am conducting field observations and sampling of aquatic environmental changes in Thailand, Vietnam, and Bangladesh. The following four themes are current research;
– Process and mechanism clarification for heat storage in small-scale closed salinity ponds
– Clarification of heavy metal pollution mechanisms in lowland delta areas in Asia
– Visualization and quantification of algal bloom in a closed water body by image analysis
Researcher information: https://hyoka.ofc.kyushu-u.ac.jp/search/details/K003776/english.html