Ashoro Research Forest, Kyushu University - Japan

Basic Information
Site Name
Ashoro Research Forest, Kyushu University
Short name
Ashoro Research Forest
Country
Japan
Site Manager
Keywords
boreal forests
Broadleaved deciduous woodland
forest ecology
Site Description
Ashoro Research Forest is located in Ashoro town (143° E, 43°33′′14′′N), eastern Hokkaido, with a forest area of 3,713 hectares. The topography is hilly with an altitude ranging from 114 m to 471 m above sea level. The nature of soil is almost of the tuff strata derived from the Neogene Period and the horizontal alternate strata of sandstone and shale. The natural vegetation consists of cool-temperate deciduous broad-leaved tree species represented by Quercus crispula and Acer mono. The area of artificial forest is about 1260 hectares and main species planted is Larix kaempferi. Other tree species such as Abies sachalinensis,Picea glehni, Picea abies, broad-leaved species are also planted.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:58
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1949
Purpose
Long-term monitoring of a deciduos forest in Hokkaido, Japan
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Geographic
Size
3713.38ha
Elevation (average)
313.70msl
Elevation (min)
114.30msl
Elevation (max)
470.50msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
JaLTER (Japan) (LTER-EAP-JP-21)This site is a verified "JaLTER (Japan)" member.
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