Department of Environmental ManagementProfessor

Last Updated :2024/07/20

■Researcher basic information


  • Doctor of Agriculture

Research Keyword

  • 森林教育   Climate Change and Forests   REDD+   混牧林   森林吸収源   収穫予測   林業経営   森林管理   Forest GIS   Forest grazing   Forest Carbon sinks   Yield prediction   Forest management   

Research Field

  • Life sciences / Forest science
  • Environmental science/Agricultural science / Environmental policy and society
  • Environmental science/Agricultural science / Environmental impact assessment



  • 2020/04 - Today  Agricultural Technology and Innovation Research Institute, Kindai UniversityAgricultural Technology and Innovation Research Institute, Kindai UniversityProfessor
  • 2018/04 - Today  KINDAI UniversityDepartment of Environmental Management, Faculty of AgricultureProfessor
  • 2017/04 - 2018/03  Kansai Research CenterDirector
  • 2016/04 - 2017/03  Hokkaido Research CenterDirector
  • 2010/07 - 2016/03  Forestry and Forest Products Research InstituteREDD Research and Development CenterDirector
  • 2010/04 - 2016/03  Forestry and Forest Products Research InstitutePrincipal Research Coordinator

Educational Background

  • 1978/04 - 1983/03  Nagoya University  School of Agricultural Sciences  林学科

■Research activity information


  • 2020/11 ウッドデザイン賞 運営事務局 ウッドデザイン賞
    受賞者: 松本光朗;奥芝理那をリーダーとするプロジェクトメンバー
  • 2012 日本森林技術協会 森林技術賞
    受賞者: 松本光朗;細田和男
  • 2011 大日本山林会 林業経営創意工夫表彰優秀賞
    受賞者: FORCAS開発グループ;朗;中島徹;鹿又秀聡;岡勝;細田和男
  • 2009 Japan Society of Forest Planning Special award of Japan Society of Forest Planning
     Development of National Forest Resource Database for reporting under the Kyoto protocol 
    受賞者: MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
  • 2008 IPCC For contribution to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC
    受賞者: MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
  • 2002 Japan Society of Forest Planning Award of Japan Society of Forest Planning
    受賞者: MATSUMOTO Mitsuo


  • Naoko Tsukada; Mitsuo Matsumoto
    Journal of Forest Research Informa UK Limited 29 (3) 176 - 185 1341-6979 2024/01 [Refereed]
  • 研究の進展と新たな困難への挑戦 50巻1号特集「気候変動下の森林−その多様な役割と社会への関わり」:統括特集へのコメント
    環境情報科学 50 (3) 65 - 67 2021/10
  • Allocating the REDD+ national baseline to local projects: A case study of Cambodia
    Makoto Ehara; Hideki Saito; Tetsuya Michinaka; Yasumasa Hirata; Chivin Leng; Mitsuo Matsumoto; Carlos Riano
    Forest Policy and Economics 129 2021/04 [Refereed]
  • 森林分野における対策
    環境情報科学 50 (1) 52 - 56 2021/03 [Invited]
  • What is Required for Advancing REDD+? (Progress to Date and Challenges Ahead)
    MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    AGRIVITA Journal of Agricultural Science 41 (1) 1 - 9 2019/02 [Refereed]
  • MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 日本写真測量学会 56 (5) 177 - 189 0285-5844 2017/11 [Invited]
  • 多様な時空間スケールに対応可能な森林計画策定支援システムの検討
    中島徹; 中島譲; 広嶋卓也; 龍原哲; 白石則彦; 光田靖; 鹿又秀聡; 北原文章; 田中真哉; 松本光朗; 岡勝
    木材利用システム研究 3 23 - 26 2017/09 [Refereed]
  • Tohru Nakajima; Norihiko Shiraishi; Hidesato Kanomata; Mitsuo Matsumoto
    Background: Maximising forest profitability is important from both economic and ecological perspectives. Managers of forest areas gain utility by optimising profits, and maximising the efficiency of a forest stand is also beneficial to the natural environment. This study presents a method to estimate and visualise forestry profitability based on variables defined in previous studies. The design space included economic and forest stand factors that can affect profitability. A contribution index analysis identified factors that significantly impact profitability, and these factors were then applied to data collected from a forest area in Japan. The effects of the two primary factors, discount rate and rotation period length, on a measure of profitability, the soil expectation value, were visualised in three-dimensional space. Methods: The site used in this study, located by Morotsuka village in the Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan. Variables previously found to have significant effects on forestry profitability were used to define a design space of variables for calculating and displaying profitability, after which data from the cited study were used to estimate the variables' SEV contribution indices. The effects of the important factors for forestry profitability were then analysed and visualised. Dimensions of the design space were constructed from previously published forestry inventory data and consisted of two stand condition factors, three site condition factors, one economic condition factor and one silvicultural planning factor. This study used previously published inventory data regarding stand age, site index and tree species. Additionally, the forestry profit simulator was used to estimate the optimal rotation period in terms of soil expectation value. The relationships between SEV and these significant factors were then graphically visualised. The significant factors identified as described above were used to estimate SEV-based profitability distributions, based on the inventory data used to construct the design space and optimal rotation periods, for the studied forest. Results: Changes in rotation period affected forestry profitability. However, the effect depended on stand, site and economic conditions. In scenarios characterised by relatively low site productivity index and harvesting area, which results in low profitability, rotation period changes did not have a strong effect on profitability. On the other hand, it was vital to select the optimal rotation period for high profitability areas as even a small deviation had a significant impact on profitability. Furthermore, it was shown that by synchronising the harvesting times of small, adjacent stands, the overall profitability increased through reductions in forest management costs. Conclusions: These results can help local forest management increase profitability through cooperation with individual forest owners. The presented method also has risk management applications, as it could be used to estimate the effects of external uncertainty variables on forest profitability.
  • T. Nakajima; H. Kanomata; N. Shiraishi; M. Matsumoto
    ANNALS OF FOREST RESEARCH EDITURA SILVICA 60 (1) 145 - 159 1844-8135 2017 [Refereed]
    We describe the development of a simulation based on neighbor relationships between small stands forming many sub compartments in a forested area. We used a Geographic Information System (GIS) to simulate local forest management plans. The distribution and intensity of different silvicultural practices were visualized. We also determined whether, at specified rates, the implementation of forestry operations was optimum for the desired outcomes in specific compartments. Based on the results, we discuss the tradeoff between two silvicultural strategies. First, the rational economic strategy, which generally focuses on implementing silvicultural prescriptions in some compartments. Second, the environmental strategy, which generally focuses on implementing silvicultural prescriptions in all compartments, taking account of environmental forestry practices. The difference between profits under the two strategies at the study site was approximately 20 %, and this economic difference could be considered to represent "opportunity costs" of a commitment to environmentally conscious management. We created the simulation to map the strategies based on the location of existing forest roads and any special constraints. In addition, the model could be used as a decision-making tool for considering the tradeoff between environmental and economic strategies.
  • Mitsuo Matsumoto; Hiroyasu Oka
    JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH SPRINGER JAPAN KK 21 (5) 197 - 198 1341-6979 2016/10
  • Mitsuo Matsumoto; Hiroyasu Oka; Yasushi Mitsuda; Shoji Hashimoto; Chihiro Kayo; Yuko Tsunetsugu; Mario Tonosaki
    JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH SPRINGER JAPAN KK 21 (5) 211 - 222 1341-6979 2016/10 [Refereed]
    By considering trade-offs and complementarity between carbon removal from the atmosphere by forests and emission reduction by wood use, we developed a forest-sector carbon integrated model for Japan. We discuss mitigation measures for Japan based on model projections. The integrated model included the forest model and the wood use model. Based on three scenarios (baseline, moderate increase, and rapid increase) of harvesting and wood use, the integrated model projected mitigation effects including carbon removal by forests and emission reduction through the wider use of wood, until 2050. Results indicate that forests will not become a source of net carbon emissions under the three scenarios considered. The baseline scenario is most effective for mitigating climate change, for most periods. However, the sum total of carbon removal in forests and carbon emission reductions by wood use under the rapid increase scenario exceeded the one of the moderate increase scenario after 2043. This was because of strong mitigation activities: promoting replanting, using new high-yield varieties, and wood use. The results also indicated that increases in emission reduction due to greater wood use compensated for 67.9 % of the decrease of carbon removal in 2050, for the rapid increase scenario. The results show that carbon removal in forests is most important in the short term because of the relative youth of the planted forests in Japan, and that mitigation effects by material and energy substitution may become greater over the longer term.
  • Nakajima Tohru; Nakajima Tohru; Matsumoto Mitsuo
    Annals of Forest Research Editura Silvica 59 (1) 117 - 128 2065-2445 2016 [Refereed]
    A simulation system, based on pre-existing models, was used to investigate and visualize the solution space for optimizing forest management planning. The simulation system used existing forestry profits estimation models to test the outcomes of different crop rotations by previous studies. The simulation enabled us to predict forestry profits and labor requirements under different forestry management plans, and to examine the consequences for harvesting strategies. A part of the Kyushu region was selected as the study site, because the basic sub-models for predicting timber production, labor requirements and forestry profits were developed in the area. This study has investigated and visualized the solution space optimized for forest economics using various combinations of short and long rotation silvicultural practices implemented at a local scale. Based on the simulations, optimization of the plans was formulated under the forestry scale of compartment and total level. Visualizing the 3-dimensional optimized solution space by using a simulation system is useful for decision-makers involved with local forest management planning. The differences of forestry profits, labor requirements and timber volume depending on the intensity of silvicultural practices were analyzed. The simulation system is also useful for sustainable forest management under the Japanese forestry planning system.
  • T. Michinaka; M. Matsumoto; M. Miyamoto; Y. Yokota; H. Sokh; S. Lao; N. Tsukada; T. Matsuura; V. Ma
    Establishing forest reference emission levels (RELs) and/or forest reference levels (RLs) is an important task for developing country parties considering taking part in the REDD+ scheme under the UNFCCC, especially for those countries experiencing corresponding economic development with land use changes. In this research, Cambodia's forest areas and forest carbon stocks from 2011 to 2018 were forecasted, which can be used as a reference for establishing forest RELs in Cambodia. Conditional to the assumptions of population growth, the growth in agricultural gross value added, and the level of economic land concession implementations, the forecasts by panel data analysis to provincial-level data showed that the forest area in Cambodia will decrease to 9.94 million ha in 2014 and 9.51 million ha in 2018 from 10.36 million ha in 2010 and that forest carbon stocks will decrease to 1.22 PgC in 2014 and 1.17 PgC in 2018 from 1.28 PgC in 2010.
  • Mitsuda Yasushi; Kanomata Hidesato; Matsumoto Mitsuo
    Proceedings of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics 統計数理研究所 61 (2) 181 - 188 0912-6112 2013/12 [Refereed]
  • Mitsuda Yasushi; Kanomata Hidesato; Matsumoto Mitsuo
    Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 18 (2) 105 - 110 1341-562X 2013/04 [Refereed]
    The objectives of this study were to develop a national-level system for simulating the carbon dynamics of planted forests of hinoki, which is the second most important plantation species in Japan, and to discuss the effects of forestry on the carbon dynamics of hinoki planted forests at a national scale. We developed a simulation system consisting of a 1-km-grid national-level forest database and a stand-level carbon cycle model. We simulated the forest carbon dynamics for 2005 to 2050 at a national scale using the developed simulation system with estimated climatic values and harvested timber volumes. The results of simulations indicated that the promotion of forestry leads to a decrease in both total carbon stocks and total carbon sequestration for hinoki planted forests in Japan. Longer-term simulation is required to evaluate the effects of clearcutting and subsequent replanting on the carbon dynamics of Japan's forests.
  • Matsumoto Mitsuo; Tsukada Naoko; Ehara Makoto; Hiratsuka Motoshi; Asada Yoko
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY 124 110 - 110 2013 
  • Shinya Tanaka; Tomoaki Takahashi; Hideki Saito; Yoshio Awaya; Toshiro Iehara; Mitsuo Matsumoto; Toru Sakai
    Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 18 (1) 77 - 85 2012/10 [Refereed]
    This study aimed to propose a simple and practical method for land-cover mapping by multi-temporal Landsat Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus (ETM+) images in combination with systematically sampled ground truth data. The land-cover mapping was attempted and evaluated in two study areas located in northern and southwestern Japan, using two-seasonal and three-seasonal images. The results of this study indicated that the accuracy of land-cover map can be improved by addition of autumn image to two-seasonal images of spring and summer images. The user's accuracy was greatly improved in the land-cover which shows clear seasonal changes of spectral characteristics such as deciduous forests. The final land-cover maps of entire study areas were created using two-seasonal images and three-seasonal images (the overall accuracy and overall Kappa coefficient were 81.4% and 0.746 for Study Area 1, and 87.6% and 0.779 for Study Area 2, respectively). In recent years, access to ETM+ images of many different seasons is becoming easier. This study indicated that the approach using multi-temporal ETM+ images from many different seasons would be one of the possible choices in order to create nationwide land-cover map with higher accuracy.
  • Tohru Nakajima; Hidesato Kanomata; Mitsuo Matsumoto; Satoshi Tatsuhara; Norihiko Shiraishi
    Folia Forestalia Polonica Series A 53 (1) 3 - 16 2011/04 [Refereed]
  • Yoshiyuki Kiyono; Satoshi Saito; Tomoaki Takahashi; Jumpei Toriyama; Yoshio Awaya; Hidetoshi Asai; Naoyuki Furuya; Yukihito Ochiai; Yoshio Inoue; Tamotsu Sato; Chann Sophal; Preap Sam; Bora Tith; Eriko Ito; Chairil Anwar Siregar; Mitsuo Matsumoto
    We examined non-destructive methodologies for practicalities in monitoring anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from tropical dry-land forest under the influence of various forms of human intervention. Spaceborne SAR withstood comparison with Landsat ETM+ in land cover classification Of degraded tropical forest. For measurement of carbon stock and GHG flux per unit land area, the gain-loss method requires both growth rate and removal rate of forest carbon stock. However, the latter has rarely been obtained in tropical forest. For the stock-difference method, permanent sampling plot data can be used to estimate mean carbon stock per unit land area of each forest type. For cyclic land use that includes a clear-cutting stage such as slash-and-burn agriculture, chronosequential changes in carbon stock can be predicted by determining the time and spatial-distribution of cleared land. Changes in forest biomass by logging, storm-damage, etc., may be identified by monitoring the presence and diameter of the crowns of overstory trees. We developed five equations containing the parameter for crown diameter for estimating tree biomass. Overstory height can be a parameter for estimating ecosystem carbon stock of various plant communities, and forest height can be measured by airborne and spaceborne sensors, etc. Generic equations containing the parameter for overstory height are available for estimating community biomass of tropical and subtropical forests. PALSAR has an advantage over other remote systems by enabling frequent sensing and semi-direct biomass estimation using backscattering coefficients. However, no reasonable remote sensing methods exist for monitoring the amount of carbon loss by forest conversion and logging in forests with high biomass. To compensate for the faults of the present PALSAR methodologies and to enable practical and frequent monitoring of all types of forests by humans, it is vital to devise a new methodology to detect changes in high-biomass forests.
  • Preliminary analysis for representing effects of canopy structure change by a process-based forest growth model of Cryptomeria japonica planted forest
    Yasushi Mitsuda; Kazuo Hosoda; Toshiro Iehara; Mitsuo Matsumoto
    Forest Resources and Mathematical Modeling 10 169 - 193 2011/03 [Refereed]
  • 二国間クレジット制度におけるREDD+の位置付け
    松本 光朗
    エネルギー・資源 32 (6) 22 - 26 2011 [Invited]
  • MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Journal of Japan Forest Science THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY 93 (4) 187 - 195 1349-8509 2011 [Refereed]
    This study improves one of the stand growth prediction systems: Local Yield table Construction System (LYCS), in order to satisfy the demands of its end users including local government, forestry institutes and staff in forestry cooperatives. The parameters of LYCS were determined to predict stand growth of planted forests throughout Japan. It was imported into a Microsoft Excel macro program designed to improve the usefulness and applicability of LYCS to more tree species and local regions compared to the original system. Modeling various thinning methods including self-thinning, line-thinning and thinning from above enabled to predict stand growth after practice of various thinning methods reflecting the present situation. Also linking LYCS with the wood conversion algorithm, which incorporates timber price and stand condition, enabled to estimate the income derived from harvesting. Estimates by LYCS were compared to observed values under several conditions, and results of the comparisons confirm that the improved LYCS can predict timber harvests under various thinning strategies.
  • Matsumoto Mitsuo
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY 123 M09 - M09 2011
  • Mitsuda Yasushi; Kanomata Hidesato; Matsumoto Mitsuo
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY 123 H23 - H23 2011
  • Tohru Nakajima; Hidesato Kanomata; Mitsuo Matsumoto; Satoshi Tatsuhara; Norihiko Shiraishi
    Journal of Forestry Research Springer Nature 22 (1) 1 - 12 1007-662X 2011 [Refereed]
    This study uses simulations to investigate the effects of implementing two different Japanese forestry subsidy systems on timber production and carbon stock, and examines the consequences for harvesting strategies. An existing Local Yield Table Construction System (LYCS), a wood conversion algorithm, and a harvesting cost model were used in the simulations to test the applicability of different subsidies to the thinning of stands. Using forest inventory data collected by local government staff, simulation output was used to calculate forestry profits, carbon stocks, subsidies, the amount of labor required, and the cost effectiveness of investing in subsidies. By comparing the output of simulations based on two scenarios, we found that both the clear-cutting area and the amount of harvested timber were larger under Scenario 2, in which the rules governing subsidy allocations are more relaxed, than under Scenario 1, in which the rules are more restrictive. Because the harvested timber under Scenario 1 was mainly produced by clear-cutting, the forestry profits and the subsidy predicted in the early period of the simulation, were larger under Scenario 1 than under Scenario 2. In contrast, the carbon stock was larger under Scenario 2 than under Scenario 1. The simulation model is likely to be useful for improving Plan-Do-Check-Act cycles implemented in Japanese forest management systems. © 2011 Northeast Forestry University and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  • 松本 光朗
    森林科学 日本森林学会 60 2 - 5 0917-1908 2010 [Invited]
  • Nakajima Tohru; Matsumoto Mitsuo; Sasakawa Hiroshi; Ishibashi Satoshi; Tatsuhara Satoshi
    Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 15 (2) 99 - 108 1341-562X 2010 
    We applied the Local Yield Table Construction System (LYCS), a computer program that predicts stand growth using various stand density controls, to sugi (Cryptomeria japonica), hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa), and karamatsu (Larix leptolepis) plantated forests throughout Japan. The parameters were estimated from yield tables of karamatsu forests produced by the managers of the national forests in the Hokkaido, Iwate, Dewa, and Shinshu regions of Japan. The diameter at breast height (DBH) and the number of trees measured in permanent plots were used as the parameters for estimating the effect of stand density on diameter growth. We used these parameters to estimate stand growth in terms of tree height, DBH, and tree diameter distribution. The estimated stand growth data calculated using these parameters were comparable to data in the original yield tables and observed values obtained from permanent plots. These results enabled us to construct yield tables for various stand density control plans for karamatsu forests.
  • ITO Eriko; FURUYA Naoyuki; TITH Bora; KETH Samkol; CHANDARARITY Ly; CHANN Sophal; KANZAKI Mamoru; AWAYA Yoshio; NIIYAMA Kaoru; OHNUKI Yasuhiro; ARAKI Makoto; SATO Tamotsu; MATSUMOTO Mitsuo; KIYONO Yoshiyuki
    Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly: JARQ Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences 44 (4) 435 - 446 0021-3551 2010 
    The Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD) initiative requires accurate estimates of carbon stock changes in forested areas. However, estimating carbon emissions from stumps of various heights left by illegal loggers is difficult. To remedy this problem, we examined two methods of estimating diameter at breast height (DBH) from a reference diameter observation measured at any stump height. The one-reference diameter (OD) observation model estimates DBH from a single diameter observation using empirical coefficients derived mainly from emergent dipterocarp trees. The two-reference diameter (TD) observation model estimates DBH from two diameter observations and assumes a logarithmic relationship between diameter and height. Prediction data to establish the models were collected in Cambodian lowland evergreen forests that are undergoing intensive illegal logging of emergent dipterocarp trees for timber. The OD model performed better than the TD model in predicting DBH and is extremely practical, as it requires only a single diameter observation. Validation data previously collected in the Southeast Asian tropical forests established the general validity of the OD model. This study may improve the reliability of the REDD scheme by providing a reliable method to assess carbon emissions from Southeast Asian tropical forests.
  • KIYONO Yoshiyuki; FURUYA Naoyuki; SUM Thy; UMEMIYA Chisa; ITOH Eriko; ARAKI Makoto; MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly: JARQ Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences 44 (1) 81 - 92 0021-3551 2010 
    A simplified method for estimating CO2 emissions from deforestation is the calculation of carbon stock change by monitoring forest land and periodically summing up the land area and its averaged carbon stock for important forest types. As a feasibility study for applying this methodology to a tropical dry-land forest, we estimated carbon stock and its chronosequential change in 4 carbon pools (aboveground and belowground biomass, deadwood, and litter) of tropical dry-land natural forests in Cambodia. Carbon stock differed among forest types. Most of the carbon stock (84 ± 12% (SD)) existed in tree biomass. Growth of carbon stock has a positive relationship to the carbon stock itself. By moderately classifying forest types, determining averaged tree biomass of each forest type, and using land-area data on each forest type, a reasonably accurate estimation of carbon stock can be expected. However, considering that rapidly progressing deforestation and wood extraction may reduce the carbon stock in forests, systematic sampling with a sufficient number of extra plots and frequent updating of forest land area and averaged carbon stock data are vital for an accurate estimation of CO2 emissions from forests under pressure of land-use change and forestry activities.
  • 酒井徹; 粟屋善雄; 高橋與明; 家原敏郎; 松本光朗
    日本リモートセンシング学会誌 29 567 - 578 2009/09 [Refereed]
  • 京都議定書における森林資源のモニタリング
    粟屋善雄; 松本光朗; 清野嘉之; 家原敏郎; 平田泰雅; 齋藤英樹; 古家直行; 高橋與明; 堀 修二; 林 真智
    日本リモートセンシング学会第46回学術講演会論文集 46 101 - 102 2009/05
  • Nakajima Tohru; Matsumoto Mitsuo; Tatsuhara Satoshi
    Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 15 (1) 21 - 27 1341-562X 2009 
    We developed a cross-cutting pattern algorithm to maximize the stumpage price of each diameter class of timber, depending on market prices, and applied it to Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) plantations in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. We used a relative-taper curve and a relative height-diameter curve to estimate taper by diameter at breast height class. Using this algorithm, we estimated the optimum cross-cutting pattern method based on Sugi log prices at different points in time. The optimum cross-cutting pattern allows the stumpage price to rise more dramatically than by the fluctuation of log prices alone. During 6 months, which is a relatively short period of time when considering market conditions, an obvious difference in optimum cross-cutting pattern was confirmed; in some cases, a focus on 3.65-m logs was beneficial, whereas in other cases, 4-m logs produced greater benefits. The difference accords with the prospective cross-cutting pattern considered profitable by the Gunma Forest Association. This result indicates that the algorithm can estimate optimum cross-cutting patterns according to changes in the timber market without contradicting empirical rules.
  • HAYASHI Masato; HORI Shuji; AWAYA Yoshio; MATSUMOTO Mitsuo; IEHARA Toshiro
    Journal of the Japan society of photogrammetry Japan Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 47 (3) 48 - 58 0285-5844 2008/06 [Refereed]
    Principles of Afforestation, Reforestation, and Deforestation (ARD) provided in Article 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol should be monitored as land-uses change relative to the base year of 1990. Although the use of remote sensing technology is effective for this purpose, it is difficult to detect land-use changes by digital image analysis. Therefore, the Japanese Government adopted a photo-interpretation method which uses aerial photographs and SPOT-5/HRV-P images for ARD monitoring. In this study, verification of this method was conducted. Kumamoto Prefecture was adopted as study area. Lattice points at 500 m intervals were sampled for photointerpretation. A field survey was performed to evaluate the accuracy of the results obtained by photo-interpretation. The survey indicated values of 68.8 % for AR, and 90.9 % for D. Moreover, the ARD assessment in Akita and Ishikawa Prefectures was interpreted using the same method and the data were compared with the statistical material. The numerical values of both methods corresponded approximately. As a result, the photo-interpretation method enabled monitoring of ARD with a high degree of certainty for the Kyoto Protocol report.
  • 地球温暖化と森林
    松本 光朗
    森林科学 52 4 - 8 2008 [Invited]
  • 松本 光朗
    科学 岩波書店 78 (5) 536 - 539 0022-7625 2008 [Invited]
  • 地球温暖化緩和への森林の役割
    松本 光朗
    環境技術 37 (6) 19 - 25 2008 [Invited]
  • 松本 光朗
    公衆衛生 72 (12) 956 - 960 2008 [Invited]
  • Kakuta, S; Mitai, T; Aito, R; Nakazawa, N; Awaya, Y; Matsumoto, M; Hori, S
    Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 13 (1) 29 - 42 1341-562X 2007/06 [Refereed]
    Under Article 3.3 in the Kyoto Protocol, it is necessary to monitor aforestation, reforestation and deforestation (ARD) activities between 1990 and the period of 2008-2012 to account net carbon storage by forest. In this study, we developed detecting ARD method by subtraction operation using two LANDSAT Thematic Mapper images in Higashi-Shirakawa village, Gifu prefecture. The processing flow of geometric correction, topographic correction, adjusting level of digital number and change detection was established. The consideration of selecting most effective bands for change detection and screening over detection was performed. The results were evaluated accuracy by truth data which was manipulated digital ortho-photo images and IKONOS satellite images. This method can distinguish land-cover type changes and decide a threshold value automatically and objectively, the point is exactly an advantage, therefore this method can become useful method when ARD is monitored for the whole country in the future.
  • 京都議定書がもたらす森林施策の課題
    松本 光朗
    林業経済 60 (5) 13 - 24 2007 [Refereed]
  • 京都議定書報告のための国家森林資源データベースの開発
    松本光朗; 粟屋善雄; 家原敏郎; 高橋正通; 藤原健; 細田和男; 金森匡彦; 堀修二; 鈴木圭; 松原吉隆; 今野知樹; 林真智; 七海崇
    森林資源管理と数理モデル 6 141 - 163 2007 [Refereed]
  • Tsuyuki Satoshi; Lee Jung-soo; Matsumoto Mitsuo
    Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 13 (1) 57 - 83 1341-562X 2007 
    Article 3 Section 3 of the Kyoto Protocol prescribes that three types of activities - afforestation, reforestation and deforestation - are to be reported when accounting for forest sinks to compensate for greenhouse gases (GHG). This paper aims to develop a method to estimate the deforesting areas to comply with the Kyoto Protocol using remote sensing (RS) information regarding forest cover change (FCC) which include vegetation cover loss both by deforestation and forest management (FM) activity. The method was developed using 1990 Forestry Census and applied using 2000 Forestry Census. Apparent deforestation area assuming derived from FCC analysis using RS data, and deforestation area were calculated from Forestry Census, and regional zoning was done using Vegetation environment classification method developed by authors. Deforestation factor (α) was defined as α=(FCC-FM) / FCC. Nationwide, district- and prefectural-specific deforestation factors were calculated based on the regional zone. Deforestation area estimation using these factors, it was suggested that if smaller areas are used to calculate deforestation factors, the estimated values are more precise. But it was found prefecture as an area unit was too small to estimate deforestation factor. So cluster analysis was then conducted to group similar prefectural-specific deforestation factor to calculate the deforestation factor of each group (αc). By using 1990 Forestry Census and 2000 Forestry Census, the number of groups was 10 and 7, respectively. Estimated errors of prefectural-specific deforestation area using αc were also acceptable. This study demonstrated by using deforestation factors, deforested areas per prefecture unit is possibly estimated using the results of FCC analysis based on RS information.
  • MITSUDA Yasushi; IEHARA Toshiro; MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY 118 138 - 138 2007
  • 中島 徹; 白石 則彦; 松本 光朗
    日本森林学会大会発表データベース 日本森林学会 117 80 - 80 2006
  • Takahashi Masamichi; Ishizuka Shigehiro; Sakai Hisao; Sakai Yoshimi; Inagaki Yoshiyuki; Ono Kenji; Morisada Kazuhito; Matsumoto Mitsuo
    The Japanese Forest Society Congress THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY 117 312 - 312 2006
  • 林野庁事業による1990年全国オルソ空中写真の整備の概要
    粟屋善雄; 小島孝文; 塚田直子; 木下仁; 家原俊郎; 松本光朗; 古家直行; 堀修二; 林真智
    第57回 日林関東支論 57 2005/10 [Refereed]
  • 地球温暖化対策としての木材利用
    松本 光朗
    木材工業 60 2 - 7 2005 [Invited]
  • 森林および開発地におけるCO2吸収量の推定手法
    松本 光朗
    都市緑化技術 56 40 - 43 2005 [Invited]
  • 混牧林のための収穫予測モデル
    松本 光朗
    森林資源管理と数理モデル 1 73 - 87 2002 [Refereed]
  • 林畜複合経営のための収穫予測手法の開発
    松本 光朗
    名古屋大学森林科学研究 21 16 - 54 2002 [Refereed]
  • 日本の森林による炭素蓄積量と炭素吸収量
    松本 光朗
    森林科学 33 30 - 36 2001 [Invited]
  • MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Japanese Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 35 (2) 117 - 118 0917-2017 2001
  • MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Japanese Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 35 (2) 81 - 86 0917-2017 2001
  • Mitsuo Matsumoto; Kenjiro Honda; Juuro Kurogi
    Journal of Forest Research Jpn For Soc 4 (2) 61 - 66 1341-6979 1999 [Refereed]
    This study deals with grazing in kunugi (Quercus acutissima) forests in the Aso district of Kyushu Island in southwest Japan. These forests are managed for production of bed-logs for shiitake mushrooms and cow-calf farming. One of their characteristics is short-term rotation such as 10-15 years for bed-logs and a year for calf production. A forest grazing experiment was begun in Minamioguni to look at forest growth, vegetation change and grazing intensity. Stem densities dropped in a few years. After sprout cutting, they also dropped gradually, then stabilized. Although grazing caused tree damage and suppressed tree growth, grazing intensity of up to 150 cow-days/ha·year did not harm forest regeneration. Herbage volume decreased as grazing was repeated and trees grew. Another investigation of kunugi grazing forests in Minamioguni and Asaji showed the correlation between Ry (yield index in Stand density diagram) and grazing capacity could be expressed with a regression equation. The results were also used to design a yield table for kunugi grazing forests. The yield table has items of Ry and grazing capacity in addition to usual yield table items, and can indicate timber yield and grazing capacity at the same time. The table estimates that proper grazing capacity is 60-80 cow-days/ha·year in wild grass sites. In the light of these results, an optimal management plan was proposed as a diagram integrating stem density, forest yield, and forest management.
  • 松本光朗; 本田健二郎; 黒木重郎
    森林総合研究所研究報告 森林総合研究所 375 (375) 1 - 59 0916-4405 1998 [Refereed]
  • IEHARA Toshiro; TAKAHASHI Masayoshi; SAITO Kazuhiko; MIYAMOTO Asako; MATSUMOTO Mitsuo; ISHIBASHI Satoshi; SANO Makoto; TANAKA Kunihiro; OISHI Yasuhiko; HARA Mitsuyoshi; HOSODA Kazuo; MATSUMURA Naoto; ODANI Eiji; KONDOH Hiroshi; NODA Iwao; SHIRAISHI Norihiko
    Japanese Journal of Forest Planning Japan Society of Forest Planning 30 63 - 66 0917-2017 1998
  • MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Journal of Forest Planninng Japan Society of Forest Planning 3 (1) 55 - 62 1341-562X 1997 [Refereed]
    This study reports the construction of yield tables using LYCS (Local Yield table Constructing System), a computer program based on a diameter growth model. The method and LYCS was developed by SHIRAISHI and is based on yield tables which are extended using a growth model. Hence, yield tables developed by LYCS don't contradict the original yield tables. According SHIRAISHI, modifying LYCS to a species and an area requires precise analysis of growth models and lots of data. It became clear, however, that analysis of existing yield tables and data to develop a parameter of main growth model for mean diameter could be used in LYCS. On the basis of this, yield tables for sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) in Kumamoto district were constructed. Although it was necessary to modify some equations, the fundamental structure of LYCS was not changed. Three types of yield tables for different density control plans were constructed and should be appropriate for prediction. Changes in the dimeter distribution were predicted to be smaller than those observed. This study proves that the SHIRAISHI method and LYCS are flexible and useful for practical application.
  • MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Journal of Forest Planninng Japan Society of Forest Planning 2 (2) 77 - 83 1341-562X 1996 [Refereed]
    This report deals with yield tables of natural shii (Castanopsis spp.) stands for timber production developed using a stand density-control diagram. Since natural hardwood stands such as shii stands don't generally have normal diameter distributions, mean diameter doesn't give appropriate information about the numbers of trees. Median or upper-hinge diameter, however, give direct information about tree number for any distribution types. In the light of the discussions, the shii stand density-control diagram was improved by replacing equivalent mean diameter lines with equivalent upper hinge lines. Then management plans for timber production were discussed and a site index table was compiled. These led to the development of yield tables for different goals of timber production goals.
  • MATSUMOTO Mitsuo
    Journal of the Japanese Forestry Society Japanese Forestry Society 76 (1) 35 - 42 0021-485X 1994 [Refereed]
    A method for estimating the optimal grazing intensity on an improved woodland pasture is discussed on the basis of a method on a wild woodland pasture which was developed as was described in the previous report. The effects of improving pasture faded away when the Rys (yield index) were about 0.7. As the result, the Ry・S-grazing capacity model for improved woodland pasture was developed. Fertilization for improved the grass affected tree growth also. As the result, a stand height-annual growth model was developed, and some growth equations of stand growth were develoed, In a method for utilizing wild woodland pasture, a couple of compartments which were used to estimate grazing capacity and stand growth were changed to new ones described above. The result of the estimation on a Cryptomeria japonica stand indicated its effectiveness in improved woodland pasture. Accumulated optimal grazing intensity on a wild grass area was estimated to be 1,242 cow-day/ha, and that on a pasture grass area was 1,626 cow-day/ha by the simulation. The improvement was estimated to be only 31%.
  • 松本光朗; 田内裕之; 粟屋善雄
    新砂防 47 (1) 21 - 29 1994 [Refereed]
  • GISを利用した3次元表示に関する一考察
    粟屋善雄; 田中伸彦; 松本光朗
    日林関東支部論文集 45 15 - 17 1994/01 [Refereed]
  • 松本 光朗
    日本林学会誌 72 (4) 286 - 291 1990 [Refereed]


Books and other publications

  • 田中, 和博; 吉田, 茂二郎; 白石, 則彦; 松村, 直人 (Contributor8.1 気候変動対応)朝倉書店 2020/04 9784254470550 viii, 196p
  • REDD-plus Cookbook Annex. 調査マニュアルVol.7. プロジェクト組成・実施・拡大手順 ―排出削減努力が適切な評価を受けるために―
    江原誠; 矢野雅人; 浅田陽子; 松本光朗; 岡部貴美子; 古川拓哉 (Joint work)国立研究開発法人 森林研究・整備機構 森林総合研究所 REDD 研究開発センター 2020/01
  • 環境経済・政策学事典
    松本 光朗 (Contributor森林減少・劣化からの排出の削減および森林保全,持続可能な森林経営,森林炭素蓄積の増強(REDD+)の役割)丸善出版 2018/05
  • Climate Change Mitigation and International Development Cooperation
    MATSUMOTO Mitsuo (Joint workREDD+: A new strategy for conserving tropical forests, Scientific background of REDD+ and international discussions)Routledge 2012/03 264 49-60
  • シリーズ21世紀の農学 地球温暖化問題への農学の挑戦
    日本農学会 (Contributor森林分野の温暖化緩和策)養賢堂 2009
  • Climate Change 2007:Mitigation. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
    MATSUMOTO Mitsuo (ContributorChapter 9. Forestry)Cambridge University Press 2007
  • IPCC Good Practice Guidance for Land use, Land-use change and Forestry
    Mitsuo Matsumoto (ContributorChapter 4. Forest land)Institute for Global Environmental Strategies 2006
  • 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Volume 4 Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use
    Mitsuo Matsumoto (ContributorChapter 4. Supplementary methods and good practice guidance arising from the Kyoto protocol)Institute for Global Environmental Strategies 2006
  • 森林の百科
    松本光朗 (Contributor日本の森林資源)朝倉書店 2003

Affiliated academic society

  • 日本林業経済学会   THE JAPANESE FOREST SOCIETY   日本森林計画学会   The Japanese Forest Economic Society   Japan Society of Forest Planning   Japan Forestry Society   Geographic Information Systems Association   

Research Themes

  • 奈良県:県内大学生が創る奈良の未来事業
    Date (from‐to) : 2018/04 -2021/03 
    Author : 松本光朗; 奥芝理那
  • REDD+推進民間活動支援事業
    Date (from‐to) : 2015/05 -2016/03 
    Author : 松本 光朗
  • 森林保全セーフガード確立事業
    Date (from‐to) : 2013/08 -2016/03 
    Author : 松本 光朗
  • REDD推進体制緊急整備事業
    Date (from‐to) : 2010/05 -2015/03 
    Author : 松本 光朗
  • 森林及び林業分野における温暖化緩和技術の開発
    Date (from‐to) : 2008/04 -2015/03 
    Author : 松本 光朗
  • 森林減少の回避による排出削減量推定の実行可能性に関する研究
    Date (from‐to) : 2005/04 -2008/03 
    Author : 松本 光朗
  • 地球温暖化が農林水産業に及ぼす影響の評価と高度対策技術の開発(農林水産生態系の炭素循環の解明と炭素循環モデルの開発)
    Date (from‐to) : 2004/04 -2008/03 
    Author : 松本 光朗
  • 京都議定書吸収源としての森林機能評価に関する研究
    Date (from‐to) : 2000 -2005/03 
    Author : 天野正博
  • Development of forest carbon accounting system