Joint contents from the Journal of Plant Research and Ecological Research
Long-term and multidisciplinary research of the forest carbon cycle at the Takayama site, Japan
Edited by Hiroyuki Muraoka
Forest ecosystems cover approximately 30% of the terrestrial area of the Earth and are expected to play crucial roles in regulating our environments, as in atmospheric CO2 concentration. This special virtual issue introduces long-term and multidisciplinary challenges to understand the mechanisms of and to predict the future changes of the forest carbon cycle at the Takayama site, which was established in 1993 on a mountainous region in central Japan. The articles include research on (1) the detailed ecological processes in the forest carbon cycle, (2) their interactions with the climate, (3) integrated analysis of ecological and meteorological processes in CO2 dynamics, and (4) cross-scale observations and analysis over space and time by the approaches of ecology, micrometeorology, soil biogeochemistry, ecosystem modeling, and remote sensing.
- Muraoka H
Interdisciplinary approach for spatial and temporal dynamics of carbon cycle processes in terrestrial ecosystems: challenges and networking at the Takayama site on a mountainous landscape of Japan.
Articles from Journal of Plant Research
- Muraoka H, Koizumi H (2009) J Plant Res 122:3-20
Satellite Ecology (SATECO)-linking ecology, remote sensing and micrometeorology, from plot to regional scale, for the study of ecosystem structure and function.
- Chung H, Muraoka H, Nakamura M, Han S, Muller O, Son Y (2013) J Plant Res 126:447-460
Experimental warming studies on tree species and forest ecosystems: a literature review.
From "Current Topics in Plant Research"
- Ohtsuka T, Shizu Y, Nishiwaki A, Yashiro Y, Koizumi H (2010) J Plant Res 123:393-401
Carbon cycling and net ecosystem production at an early stage of secondary succession in an abandoned coppice forest.
- Noh NJ, Son Y, Lee SK, Yoon TK, Seo KW, Kim C, Lee W-K, Bae SW, Hwang J (2010) J Plant Res 123:411-419
Influence of stand density on soil CO2 efflux for a Pinus densiflora forest in Korea.
- Saitoh TM, Tamagwa I, Muraoka H, Lee N-YM, Yashiro Y, Koizumi H (2010) J Plant Res 123:473-483
Carbon dioxide exchange in a cool-temperate evergreen coniferous forest over complex topography in Japan during two years with contrasting climates.
- He J-S, Wang X, Schmid B, Flynn DFB, Li X, Reich PB, Fang J (2010) J Plant Res 123:551-561
Taxonomic identity, phylogeny, climate and soil fertility as drivers of leaf traits across Chinese grassland biomes.
- Muraoka H, Saigusa N, Nasahara KN, et al. (2010) J Plant Res 123:563-576
Effects of seasonal and interannual variations in leaf photosynthesis and canopy leaf area index on gross primary production of a cool-temperate deciduous broadleaf forest in Takayama.
From "JPR Symposium on the Carbon Cycle Process in East Asia"
Articles from Ecological Research
- Ito A, Saitoh TM, Sasai T (2015) Ecol Res 30:201-210
Synergies between observational and modeling studies at the Takayama site: toward a better understanding of processes in terrestrial ecosystems.
- Ruidisch M, Nguyen TT, Li Y Geyer R, Tenhunen J (2015) Ecol Res 30:279-292
Estimation of annual spatial variations in forest production and crop yields at landscape scale in temperate climate regions.
- Noda HM, Muraoka H, Nasahara KM, Saigusa N, Murayama S, Koizumi H (2015) Ecol Res 30:247-266
Phenology of leaf morphological, photosynthetic, and nitrogen use characteristics of canopy trees in a cool-temperate deciduous broadleaf forest at Takayama, central Japan.
- Nasahara KN, Nagai S (2015) Ecol Res 30:211-223
Review: Development of an in situ observation network for terrestrial ecological remote sensing: the Phenological Eyes Network (PEN).
- Saitoh TM, Nagai S, Yoshino J, Kondo H, Tamagawa I, Muraoka H (2015) Ecol Res 30:267-277
Effects of canopy phenology on deciduous overstory and evergreen understory carbon budgets in a cool-temperate forest ecosystem under ongoing climate change.
- Ishidoya S, Murayama S, Kondo H, Saigusa N, Kishimoto-Mo AW, Yamamoto S (2015) Ecol Res 30:225-234
Observation of O2:CO2 exchange ratio for net turbulent fluxes and its application to forest carbon cycles.
- Matsushita K, Tomotsune M, Sakamaki Y, Koizumi H (2015) Ecol Res 30:293-302
Effects of management treatments on the carbon cycle of a cool-temperate broad-leaved deciduous forest and its poten-tial as a bioenergy source.
From "Special issue for the 20th anniversary of the Takayama site"