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Expert NameDr. Hiroshi Kadomura
TitleEmeritus Professor
DivisionTokyo Metropolitan University and Adviser, Greening for Sahel
InstitutionRissho University
Telephone81 45 591-1639
Work Experience1. Scientific fieldwork in tropical humid to semi-arid Africa on the long-term environmental changes, natural and man-induced savannization processes, and processes and patterns of current desertification / land degradation at different tempo-spatial scales, particularly in the Sudano-Sahelian Region. 2. Advisor on global environment research programmes of Japan Ministries of Environment and Education, Science and Sports. 3. Advisor on anti-desertification projects of Ministry of Environment, JALDA/JGRC, JICA, and NGOs, including on-field project consultation in the Sudano-Sahelian Region.
Qualifications1. M.A. in Geography, Hiroshima University, 1956. 2. D.Sc. in Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1968.
Number of Publications260
Awards1. Commendation for Meritorious Service in Global Environment Research, Japan Environment Agency (1996) 2. Nikkei Prize for Global Environment Research for studies on environmental changes and desertification in the West African sub-Saharan Region (1991) 3. Honorable Member of Association of Japanese Geographers (2007 – current)
Other Activities1. Member of National Committee for SCOPE (1981-1995) and National Coordinating Committee for UNESCO/MAB (1981-2000) 2. Editor in Chief, Japanese Association for Arid Lands Studies (1990-1997) 3. Full Member of Commission on Global Continental Palaeohydrology, INQUA (1991-1995) 4. Member of International Panel of Experts on Desertification (IPED/UN) (1993-1994) 5. Roster of Experts of GEF/UN (1996 – current)
Publications1. Kadomura, H. 2001. Combating desertification and drought. In: Tolba, M.K. ed. Our Fragile World – Challenges and Opportunities. Forerunner Volume to EOLSS. P.273-284. Eolss Publishers, Oxford. 2. Kadomura, H. 1999/2000. For better contribution to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Global Environmental Research, 3: 3-7. 3. Kadomura, H. (chief editor), K. Miyazaki, M. Fujimori, U. Sauer and S. Kawaguchi, eds. 1997. Data Book of Desertification/Land Degradation. 68 pp. Global Environment Research center, National Institute of Environmental Studies, Environment Agency of Japan. Tsukuba. 4. Kadomura, H. 1995. Palaeoecoloogical and palaeohydrolocal changes in the humid tropics during the last 20 000 years, with special reference to equatorial Africa. p.177-202. In: K. Gregory, L. Starkel, and V.R. Baker eds. Global Continental Palaeohydrology, John Wiley, Chichester. 5. Kadomura, H. 2005. Climate anomalies and extreme events in Africa in 2003, including heavy rains and floods that occurred during northern hemisphere summer. African Studies Monograph, Supplement, 30: p.165-181
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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