Sugadaira Research Station, Mountain Science Center - Japan

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Site Name
Sugadaira Research Station, Mountain Science Center
Short name
Sugadaira
Country
Japan
Site Manager
Operating Organisation
Keywords
Anatomy
biodiversity
Development
ecology
Forest
fungi
grassland
Hexapoda
Insect
Moutain
Natural history
Plant
taxonomy
Site Description
Sugadaira Montane Research Center, established in 1934, is located on the mountain region of 1,300 m alt. in Nagano Prefecture, central Honshu-Island, Japan. In the extensive campus of the Center (35 ha), a sere of vegetation succession is well preserved, and seral stages of the secondary succession for the last one hundred years are sequentially and chronologically arranged: a Miscanthus grass field (A) - young pine forest (about 45 year-old) (B) - mature pine forest (about 60 year-old) (C) - older deciduous broad-leaved forest (about 100 year-old) (D).
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:05
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1934
Purpose
Thus well preserved filed, which enables us to observe the secondary vegetation succession and grasp its true image at a glance in such a restricted area, is a very precious being not only in Japan but in the world. Utilizing such a valuable environment, various studies and educational activities in the field sciences concerning the biodiversity, ecosystem, ecodynamics, weather, soil, stream etc. have been conducted by researchers and students from the University of Tsukuba and other domestic and foreign institutes. Our center is the most substantial in facilities, staff and environment among Japan as mountain field sciences research and education institutes. We aim at developing the Center as a world-wide base for the promotion of field sciences.
History
Established in 1934.
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Geographic
Size
35.00ha
Elevation (average)
1320.00msl
Elevation (min)
1280.00msl
Elevation (max)
1350.00msl
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