Fukuroyama

Fukuroyamasawa Experimental Watershed

Organization

University Forest in Chiba, The University Forests, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Lab. of Forest Hydrology and Erosion Control Engineering, Department of Forest Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo

Research Theme

Understanding the influences of forest harvesting to the water cycle and the material cycle by a paired-watershed method

Site Outline

The Fukuroyamasawa Experimental Watershed (35o12’N, 140o06’E, elevation 124-227 m) is located in the University Forest in Chiba, the University of Tokyo, Japan. Geologically, the area consists of marine deposits from the Neocene period covered with brown forest soil. Two adjacent, paired, steep watersheds (watersheds A and B) were established in the Fukuroyamasawa Experimental Watershed. Watersheds A and B have areas of 0.80 and 1.09 ha, respectively. Cryptomeria japonica and some Chamaecyparis obtusa were planted at a density of ca. 4400/ha in both watersheds in 1929. Watershed B was clear-cut in spring 1999, and young trees were planted in 2000.

Contact

  • Address : Lab. of Forest Hydrology and Erosion Control Engineering, Department of Forest Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan
  • Name : Tomoki Oda
  • Phone : 03-5841-5214
  • Fax : 03-5841-5464
  • E-mail : oh-dah@fr.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp

WWW site URL

http://sabo.fr.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp/misc/FUKURO/Fukuro_Top.htm