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Independent experts nominated by country party

Ken Yoshikawa

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Other Disciplines
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Okayama University, Graduate School of Environmental Science
Telephone number
+81 86 251-8376
Work experience
For five years from 2004 to 2008, demonstrative study on vegetation restoration of desertified area to prevent DSS (Dust and sand storm) were conducted in China and Mongolia Some trials of planting trees in arid area of China and Mongolia revealed a possibility of technical improvement on planting season shifting from spring to winter. Grazing pressure was quantitatively evaluated on Mongolian grassland to analyze effects of shrub trees on herbaceous plant community.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Dr. of agriculture, Population ecology of pine weevil, Kyoto University, 1978
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Monda, Y., Miki, N. & Yoshikawa, K. (2008) Stand structure and regeneration of Populus euphratica forest in the lower reaches of the Heihe River, NW China. Landscape Ecol Eng 4, 115-124, 2008 _x000D_
2. Yoshikawa, K., Abbasi, T., Saito, M., Abdulrahman, R., Al Harbi, R. & Yamamoto, F.(2007) Ecology of the juniper woodlands of the Asir Mountains. The joint study project on the conservation of juniper woodlands in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia final report , 69-113, _x000D_
3. Ishii, Y., Sakamoto, K., Yamanaka, N., Wang, L. H. & Yoshikawa, K. (2006) Light acclimation of needle pigment composition in Sabina vulgaris seedlings under nurse plant canopy. J. Arid Environ. 67, 403-415, _x000D_
4. Yoshikawa, K., Ohte, N. and Wang, R. (2004) Effect of drought on the groundwater level in the Mu-Us desert, Inner-Mongolia, China. J. Arid Land Studies 14, 131-133, _x000D_
5. Ohte, N., Koba, K., Yoshikawa, K., Sugimoto, A., Matsuo, N., Kabeya, N. and Wang, L. (2003) Water utilization of natural and planted trees in the semiarid desert of Inner Mongolia, China Ecological Applications 13, 337-351.
Other activities
Leader of Eco-physiological study on mangrove forest in the Red Sea in the project of “A study of human subsistence ecosystems in Arab societies to combat livelihood degradation for the post-oil era (2008-2013)”.
1. Prize of Nikkan Kogyo Shinnbunn 1998; _x000D_
2. ”Prize of Fine Horse” form the Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region 2001; _x000D_
3. Prize of the Japanese Forest Society 2004.
Organisation name
Okayama University
Organisation street address
3-1-1, Tsushima-naka_x000D_
Kita-ku, 700-8530
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