Tomakomai

Tomakomai Experimental Forest

Organization

Tomakomai Research Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University

Research Theme

Clarify the mechanism that maintain the biodiversity, and the function of the diversity for the ecosystem on the cool-temperate forest.

Site Outline

Tomakomai Experimental Forest (TOEF) is situated in the southwestern part of Hokkaido at the northern part of Tomakomai city (42o43′ N, 141o36′ E). It has 2715ha area, approximately 1/20 part of whole Tomakomai city. TOEF consists of mature deciduous forests (dominated by Quercus crispula, Acer mono, Tilia japonica), secondary deciduous forest, and manmade coniferous forest, either of which covers about 1/3 of the whole area. The some of secondary forests formed after unsuccessful afforestation, although some of them formed after clear-cutting or wind disturbance. The grounds are covered mainly with 5-10cm depth immature soil that originated from volcanic gravels, which largely affect the forest vegetation at this area.

Contact

  • Address : Tomakomai Experimental Forest, Forest Research Station, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University, Takaoka, Tomakomai, Hokkaido 053-0035, Japan
  • Name : Tsutomu Hiura
  • Phone : 0144-33-2171
  • Fax : 0144-33-2173
  • E-mail : hiura@fsc.hokudai.ac.jp

WWW site URL

Japanese : http://forest.fsc.hokudai.ac.jp/~exfor/Toef/toef.html

English : http://forest.fsc.hokudai.ac.jp/~exfor/Toef/aim_scope_e.html

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