Contribution of soil moisture to seasonal and annual variations of soil CO2 efflux in a humid cool-temperate oak-birch forest in central Japan

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A paper “Contribution of soil moisture to seasonal and annual variations of soil CO2 efflux in a humid cool-temperate oak-birch forest in central Japan” by Dr. Ayaka Kishimoto-Mo, WG4 Chair/NARO, et al. was published on “Ecological Research” 30: 311-325 (2015). “Contribution of soil moisture to seasonal and annual variations of soil CO2 efflux in a humid cool-temperate oak-birch forest in central Japan” Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Yonemura S., Uchida M., Kondo M., Murayama S. & Koizumi H. Abstract: To quantify the contribution of soil moisture to seasonal and annual variations in soil CO2 efflux in a cool-humid deciduous broadleaf forest, we measured soil CO2 efflux during the snow-free seasons of 2005–2008 using …

Paper on Impacts of Information Disclosure for CO2 Emission Reduction in the Journal of Cleaner Production

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A research paper “Potential impacts of information disclosure designed to motivate Japanese consumers to reduce carbon dioxide emissions on choice of shopping method for daily foods and drinks” co-authored by Prof. Atsushi Inaba, WG5 Chair/Kogakuin University, is published in the Journal of Cleaner Production (Vol.101, p.205-214 (2015)). Abstract: Information disclosure associated with carbon dioxide emissions of goods or services may be useful for stimulating consumers to make choices to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The scope of this study was to analyze the potential impact of information disclosure on consumer choices of daily shopping method through an internet survey of Japanese residents (2630 subjects). Japanese consumers were shown to have a preference …

Paper on Environmental Awareness published in International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

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A research paper “Development of weighting factors for G20 countries—explore the difference in environmental awareness between developed and emerging countries” co-authored by Prof. Atsushi Inaba, WG5 Chair/Kogakuin University, was published in International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol.23(12). pp 2311-2326 (2015). Abstract: Purpose: Weighting is one of the steps involved in LCIA. This enables us to integrate various environmental impacts and facilitates the interpretation of environmental information. Many different weighting methodologies have already been proposed, and the results of many case studies with a single index have been published. LIME2 (Itsubo et al. Int J Life Cycle Assess 17(4):488-498, 2012) developed weighting factors for four different areas of protection that reflect …

Paper on the Estimation Method for the CO2 Emission of Cooking in Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

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A research paper “the Estimation Method for the CO2 Emission of Cooking on Journal of Life Cycle Assessment in the Household” co-authored by Prof. Atsushi Inba, WG5 Chair, was published in the Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. Abstract : The visualization of CO2 emission in the lifestyle including food is thought recently to be essential for the sustainable society. In this paper, the estimation methods of the CO2emission for cooking in the household, especially for gas cooking such as “boil and steam”, “broil and stir-fry”, “deep fry(like tempra)” and “grill and oven” were developed based on the theoretical energy consumption to raise the food stuff temperature, which were calculated using their …

Paper on deviations between observed and RothC-simulated Δ14C values published in European Journal of Soil Science

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A paper “Deviations between observed and RothC-simulated Δ14C values despite improved IOM initialization” by Dr. Yasuhito Shirato, WG4 member, at el was published in European Journal of Soil Science, 64, 576-585(2013). Abstract: The 14C contents and the carbon (C) pool sizes for Rothamsted Carbon (RothC) model pools and soil fractions determined by physical separation and subsequent chemical oxidation were directly compared for an agricultural topsoil (Dystric Cambisol) from a long-term experimental field in central Japan. The RothC model was run from 1975 to 2009 and the C concentration and Δ14C value of each pool and for the bulk soil were compared with the physical fractions that have been, according to …

Paper on the Carbon Minus Project, Kameoka City published in Annals of Environmental Science

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A journal article “A Rural Revitalization Scheme in Japan Utilizing Biochar and Eco-Branding: The Carbon Minus Project, Kameoka City” by Steven McGreevy, FEAST PL, and Prof. Akira Shibata, WG4 Chair/Ritsumeikan University was published in “Annals of Environmental Science” vol.4, 11-22(2010). Abstract: Like rural areas in many countries, Japanese rural society is experiencing decline in all spheres (depopulation, aging, lack of economic opportunity, and so on). Uncertainty in the future viability of agricultural livelihoods coupled with the collapse of the forestry sector has decreased the ecological resilience of the Japanese countryside, increasing overgrown forests, habitat and biodiversity loss, and costly wildlife damage to crops. As these rural crises are compounded by …

Edited Volume on Life-Cycle Impact Assessment

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“Life-cycle impact assessment method based on endpoint modeling (Lime2 : 意思決定を支援する環境影響評価手法)” co-edited by Prof. Atsushi Inaba, WG5 Chair/Kogakuin University, was published. Editors: Norihiro Itsubo, Atsushi Inaba Publishers: Japan Environmental Management Association for Industry, Maruzen Publishing ISBN: 9784862400550