Aso highland research site of National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa region


Research group on grassland dynamics in Japan

Research Theme

Clarify the effect of the pasturage, clearing by burning, and mowing to the vegetation on Miscanthus type semi-natural grassland, and develop the proper technology to maintain and to use the grassland.

Site Outline

The site is located on the northern soma of Mt. Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, central Kyushu. It has approximately 5 hectares in total, composed by Miscanthus type semi-natural grassland, sown grassland and secondary broadleaved forest.


  • Address : Nasu Research Station, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, 768 Senbonmatsu, Nasushiobara, Tochigi, 329-2793 Japan
  • Name : Katsuhisa Shimoda
  • Phone : 0287-37-7225
  • Fax : 0287-36-6629
  • E-mail :
  • Address : National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region, 2421 Suya, Koshi, Kumamoto 861-1192, Japan
  • Name : Atsushi Shoji
  • Phone : 096-242-7757
  • Fax : 096-249-1002
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