Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
Hoshino D and .
Kanumazawa Riparian Research Forest Data, North-East JAPAN, 1993-
jalter-kanumazawa.3.2 (http://db.cger.nies.go.jp/JaLTER/metacat/metacat/jalter-kanumazawa.3.2/jalter-en)
General Information:
Title:Kanumazawa Riparian Research Forest Data, North-East JAPAN, 1993-
Identifier:jalter-kanumazawa.3.2
Abstract:
The Kanumazawa Riparian Research Forest is located in a cool temperate deciduous broadleaved forest that is dominated by Cercidiphyllum japonicum Sieb. et Zucc., Aesculus x carnea Heyne, Pterocarya rhoifolia Sieb. et Zucc., and Fagus crenata Bl. This natural forest, which has developed along a torrent in a gorge, is believed to contain trees that are up to 1000 years old, and there are almost no traces of disturbance by humans. Snowfall in winter can exceed 2 meters. The forest floor is dominated by Camellia japonica Linn. var. decumbens Sugimoto.
Keywords:
  • Riparian Forest
  • Cercidiphyllum japonicum
  • Aesculus turbinata
  • Pterocarya rhoifolia
  • Fagus crenata
  • Quercus. mongolica var. grosseserrata

Involved Parties

Data Set Owners:
Individual: Daisuke Hoshino
Organization:Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Tohoku Research Center, Silviculture Group
Position:Senior Researcher
Address:
92-25 Nabeyashiki, Shimo-Kuriyagawa,
Morioka, Iwate 020-0123 Japan
Phone:
+81-19-641-2150 (voice)
Phone:
+81-19-641-6747 (fax)
Individual: Daisuke Hoshino
Organization:Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Tohoku Research Center, Silviculture Group
Position:Senior Researcher
Address:
92-25 Nabeyashiki, Shimo-Kuriyagawa,
Morioka, Iwate 020-0123 Japan
Phone:
+81-19-641-2150 (voice)
Phone:
+81-19-641-6747 (fax)
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Daisuke Hoshino
Organization:Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI), Tohoku Research Center, Silviculture Group
Position:Senior Researcher
Address:
92-25 Nabeyashiki, Shimo-Kuriyagawa,
Morioka, Iwate 020-0123 Japan
Phone:
+81-19-641-2150 (voice)
Phone:
+81-19-641-6747 (fax)
Individual: Kazuhiko Hoshizaki
Organization:Forest Science Laboratory, Department of Biological Environment, Faculty of Bioresource Sciences, Akita Prefectural University
Position:Associate Professor
Address:
Akita, Akita Prefecture 010-0195 Japan

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Kanumazawa Riparian Research Forest JaLTER
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  140.5  degrees
East:  140.5  degrees
North:  39.0  degrees
South:  39.0  degrees
Time Period:
Date:
1989
Time Period:
Date:
1991
Time Period:
Date:
1992
Time Period:
Date:
1993
Time Period:
Date:
1995
Time Period:
Date:
1997
Time Period:
Date:
1999
Time Period:
Date:
2003
Time Period:
Date:
2007
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Kingdom
Rank Value:ANTHOPHYTA (SPERMATOPHYTA)
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:ANGIOSPERMAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:DICOTYLEDONEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:ARCHICHLAMYDEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Cercidiphyllaceae
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:Cercidiphyllum japonicum
Classification:
Rank Name:Kingdom
Rank Value:ANTHOPHYTA (SPERMATOPHYTA)
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:ANGIOSPERMAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:DICOTYLEDONEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:ARCHICHLAMYDEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Fagaceae
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:Fagus crenata
Common Name:Buna
Classification:
Rank Name:Kingdom
Rank Value:ANTHOPHYTA (SPERMATOPHYTA)
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:ANGIOSPERMAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:DICOTYLEDONEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:ARCHICHLAMYDEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Fagaceae
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:Quercus crispula
Common Name:Mizunara
Classification:
Rank Name:Kingdom
Rank Value:ANTHOPHYTA (SPERMATOPHYTA)
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:ANGIOSPERMAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:DICOTYLEDONEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:ARCHICHLAMYDEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Hippocastanaceae
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:Aesculus turbinata
Common Name:Tochinoki
Classification:
Rank Name:Kingdom
Rank Value:ANTHOPHYTA (SPERMATOPHYTA)
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:ANGIOSPERMAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:DICOTYLEDONEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:ARCHICHLAMYDEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Juglandaceae
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:Pterocarya rhoifolia
Common Name:Sawagurumi
Classification:
Rank Name:Kingdom
Rank Value:ANTHOPHYTA (SPERMATOPHYTA)
Classification:
Rank Name:Phylum
Rank Value:ANGIOSPERMAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Class
Rank Value:DICOTYLEDONEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Order
Rank Value:ARCHICHLAMYDEAE
Classification:
Rank Name:Family
Rank Value:Ulmaceae
Classification:
Rank Name:Species
Rank Value:Zelkova serrata
Common Name:Ohyou

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:
Description:

Tree survey

Each tree at the research site having a gbh of at least 15 cm is surveyed. The following information from each surveyed stem is recorded: girth, species, location (5 m activity).

Sampling Area And Frequency:
Data have been collected in 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2007, the next survey is scheduled for 2011. Roughly 5000 stems are surveyed at one time.
Sampling Description:
The irregularly narrow shaped site (380 m in length, with a maximum width of 170 m) covers an area of 4.7 hectares along Kanumazawa Creek. Of this total, 2.5 hectares are in the gorge, 1 ha is in terraced uplands, and the remaining area is either steep colluvial slopes or eroded slopes between the gorge and terrace. The establishment of the study area was begun in 1988, when a 0.5 ha plot was set up near the upstream road. The next year, 1989, the plot was expanded to 1 ha to complete its initial form. After that, the plot was expanded to 2 ha in 1992, and expanded again in 1993 to 4.71 ha (including upland terraces), its present area.

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