Ecological research site of “Hinanohara”


Research group on grassland dynamics in Japan

Research Theme

To understand the multiple functions and to develop the technology for the proper maintenance on the half-natural grassland, by observating the vegetation and the biomass of the grassland which is artificially processed such as controling the pasturage pressure, clearing by burning, and mowing.

Site Outline

35o09′ N, 132o29′ E, 4.5ha, Zoysia-type grassland, Secondary 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 : shimoda@affrc.go.jp