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Independent experts nominated by country party

Masahiro Saito

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Last name
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Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Plant Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Silviculture Division, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Telephone number
81 11 851-4131 ext 241
Work experience
We surveyed the composition of the plant communities, ground water level, salinity of soil and ground water and so on. In the results, the tree conditions on the water such as the amount, the quality (mainly salinity) and the seasonal distribution in each site, determined the distributions of those plant communities. Moreover, we measured continuously temperature and humidity in the deserts and oases, made obvious difference on the micro-climate between both._x000D_
I measured temperature and humidity in some vegetation types, and made a climate difference clear in the Atacama Desert and semi-arid region near Santyago, Chile_x000D_
At present, I participate a project which recovery forests in Australia semi-arid area and make amount of C02 fixation increase. In the project, I am in charge of the decision of plantation plan and study on the relations between site conditions and plan communities.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Bachelor, Forest Ecology, Tokyo University, 1971_x000D_
Master, Forest Ecology, Tokyo University, 1973_x000D_
Doctor, Forest Ecology, Tokyo University, 1985
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. M. Saito and T. Tanimoto (1994) Moderation of micro-climate by vegetation in an arid region - Temperature and Humidity in the North-West part of China. Journ. For. Environ. 36: 73-79_x000D_
2. M. Saito and T. Tanimoto (1995) Water salinity in North-West China. Journ. For. Environ. 37: 9-18_x000D_
3. M. Saito (1997) Prosopis spp. Silvics of tropical trees Vol. 1, 96-102, JIFPRO, Tokyo_x000D_
4. M. Saito (1997) Schinus molle. Silvics of tropical trees Vol 2, 193-198, JIFPRO, Tokyo_x000D_
5. M. Saito, T. Tanimoto and P. Qui (1998) Flora of the Hexi Corridor, China, Hoppo Ringyo 50: 179-184
Other activities
Organisation name
Forestry Research Institute
Organisation street address
Matsunosato, Tsukuba Ibaraki, 062-8516
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