Diversity and Interaction in a Temperate Forest Community

Ogawa Forest Reserve of Japan

  • Tohru Nakashizuka
  • Yoosuke Matsumoto

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 158)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tohru Nakashizuka, Hiroshi Tanaka
      Pages 3-7
  3. What Is Ogawa Forest Reserve?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Yasuko Mizoguchi, Takeshi Morisawa, Yoshikazu Ohtani
      Pages 11-18
    3. Shuichiro Yoshinaga, Masamichi Takahashi, Shuhei Aizawa
      Pages 19-26
    4. Hiroshi Tanaka, Tohru Nakashizuka
      Pages 43-49
  4. Tree Community Structure and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Takashi Masaki
      Pages 53-65
    3. Tohru Nakashizuka
      Pages 67-80
    4. Takashi Masaki, Yojiro Matsuura, Masamichi Takahashi
      Pages 81-91
  5. Tree Demography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Mitsue Shibata, Hiroshi Tanaka
      Pages 95-108
    3. Hiroshi Tanaka, Yohsuke Kominami
      Pages 109-125
    4. Shigeo Iida, Takashi Masaki
      Pages 127-141
    5. Kaoru Niiyama, Shin Abe
      Pages 155-166
    6. Takuya Kubo
      Pages 167-183
  6. Eco-physiological Studies on Tree Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Ichiro Terashima, Kyoko Kimura, Kosei Sone, Ko Noguchi, Atsushi Ishida, Akira Uemura et al.
      Pages 187-200
    3. Yoosuke Matsumoto, Yutaka Maruyama
      Pages 201-213
    4. Moriyoshi Ishizuka, Yukihito Ochiai, Hajime Utsugi
      Pages 229-244
  7. Genetic Studies of Tree Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  8. Interaction Between Plants and Other Organisms

  9. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Tohru Nakashizuka, Moriyoshi Ishizuka, Isamu Ohkochi
      Pages 301-312
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 313-322

About this book


The studies in the Ogawa Forest Reserve (OPR) were initiated by a group of plant ecologists and gradually expanded into a comprehensive project covering various aspects of biology, soil science, and silviculture. The project was integrated as part of the Forest Ecosystem Team under the BIO-COSMOS Program funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. As the coordinators of the Forest Ecosystem Team, we are pleased that reports of the long-term studies carried out in the OFR are being published in this first volume on Japanese ecosystems in the Ecological Studies series. Scientists and researchers have made numerous contributions to the field of forest ecology during more than 10 years of studies in the OFR. Two reasons can be cited for the success of the project: scientists from various disciplines concen­ trated on a single target forest ecosystem, and the research continued over a rela­ tively long term. It is now recognized that ecological processes include compli­ cated mechanisms supported by interactions among organisms and large temporal variations. The researchers in the OFR project were motivated by their interest in the history of ecosystems and the interactions of diverse creatures in the forest.


Community eco-physiology ecological genetics ecology environment forest genes interaction between tree and other organisms mycorrhizas ornithology physiology species diversity tree demography vegetation

Editors and affiliations

  • Tohru Nakashizuka
    • 1
  • Yoosuke Matsumoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute for Humanity and NatureKitashirakawa-Oiwake, Sakyo, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI)Tsukuba Norin Kenkyu Danchi-nai, Tsukuba, IbarakiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-68000-0
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-67879-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-971X
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