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Independent experts nominated by country party

Michiaki Sugita

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Geographical Focus
Job function
Associate Professor, University of Tsukuba
Telephone number
+81 29 853-2537
Work experience
1. RAISE Project, director, 2002-2008, Rangelands Atmosphere-Hydrosphere-Biosphere Interaction Study Experiment in Northeastern Asia. This was a project to investigate into the recent environmental changes that is taking place in Asian steppe region, with forcus onto the Mongolian grasslands, and interaction between hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere. _x000D_
2. P3 project, PI, 2008-, Collapse and Restration of Ecosystem Networks with Human Activity, in Mongolian steppe region. Vegetation use of water, sustainable groundwater use are two specific research targets._x000D_
3. Sustainable Systems for Food and Bio-energy Production under Water-saving Irrigation in the Egyptian Nile Basin project. 2009-, PI.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Doctor of Science, University of Tsukuba
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Sugita, M. and Tanaka, T. (ed) (2009): "Hydroloic Science", Kyoritsu Syuppan, Co.Ltd. , 275p. _x000D_
2. Kotani, A. and Sugita, M. (2007): Variance methods to estimate regional heat fluxes with aircraft measurements in the convective boundary layer. Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.07.029. _x000D_
3. Sugita, M., Asanuma, J., Mariko, S., Tsujimura, M., Kimura, F., Lu, M., Azzaya D. and Adyasuren Ts.(2007): An Overview of the Rangelands Atmosphere-Hydrosphere-Biosphere Interaction Study Experiment in Northeastern Asia (RAISE). Journal of Hydrology, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2006.07.032. _x000D_
4. Sugita, M., Usui,J. Tamagawa,I. and Kaihotsu,I.(2001): Complementary relationship with a convective boundary layer model to estimate regional evaporation, Water Resources Research, 37-2, 353-365. _x000D_
5. Sugita, M., Hiyama, T., and Kayane, I. (1997):How regional are the regional fluxes obtained from lower atmospheric boundary layer data? Water Resources Research, 33-6,1437-1445.
Other activities
1. Associate Editor of Water Resources Research, American Geophysical Union, 2004-, _x000D_
2. Council member, Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources, 2008- _x000D_
3. Section board, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Environmental Sciences Section, Japan Geoscience Union, 2009-_x000D_
4. Guest Editor, Special Issue of Journal of Hydrology on RAISE, 2006-2007_x000D_
5. Council Member, Japanese Association of Hydrological Sciences, 1998 - 2004
1. Fulbright Fellowship, 1987-1991, Japan-United States Educational Commission_x000D_
2. Tsukuba Award for Junior Scientist, 1994, The Science and Technology Promotion_x000D_
Foundation of Ibaraki _x000D_
3. Honorable Researcher Award, Ministry of Nature and Environment of Mongolia, 2007
Organisation name
University of Tokyo
Organisation street address
1-1-1 Tennodai
Organisation city
Tsukuba, Ibaraki
Organisation country