Staff Profile

NameKUBOTA Jumpei
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionProfessor
Year of Birth1957
Academic CareerDepartment of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, D. Course (1987)
Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, M. Course (1983)
Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University (1981)
Professional CareerProfessor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2012)
Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2002)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (1997)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (1989)
Assistant Professor, University Forest, Kyoto University (1987)
Higher DegreesD. Agr. (Kyoto University, 1987)
M. Agr.(Kyoto University, 1983)
Fields of SpecializationHydrology
Forest Hydrology
Erosion Control Engineering
Academic Society MembershipsThe Japanese Forestry Society
The Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources
The Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering
AwardsWater Environment Federation Excellence Award, McKee Groundwater Protection, Restoration, Sustainable Use Medal (2009)
AppealI have been involved in scientific projects to understand hydrological processes and the role of forest in hydrological cycle. I will try historical interaction of human activities and natural systems in arid to semi-arid regions of Central Eurasia, focusing on man-made trans-boundary problems through hydrological aspect.

 

Books

【Chapters/Sections】

Jumpei Kubota 2014,01 Ecosystem, Subsistence and People -Living in migrtory societies. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (ed.) Manual of Global Environmental Studies No.1. Asakura Shoten, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo , pp.86-89. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2010,07 Global Environmental Issues -From Local to Global. Shinshu University and Research Institute for Humanity (ed.) Mountain, People and Nature -Living with Nature. Booklet of Mountain Science, 6. Institute of Mountain Science, Shinshu University, Matsumoto-shi, Nagano, pp.4-15. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2010,03 People and Water in Silkroad. Tomoya Akimichi (ed.) Water and Culture -New History on management and Coexistence. Showado, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, pp.173-204. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2007,02 The Nature and Water Use in the Heihe River. Masayoshi Nakawo, Huhubartle and Yuki Konagaya (ed.) A fifty years of the frontier in China- contemporary history of the peoples in the Heihe river. Toho-shoten, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, pp.17-40. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2010,03 Water and People in the Silkroads. Tomoya Akimichi (ed.) Water and Civilization. Showa-do, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, pp.174-204. (in Japanese)

Jumpei KUbota 2015,10 The Water Resources Governance in China –Introduction of Water Rights Trading-. Hideki Kitagawa and Jumpei Kubota (ed.) Watershed Governance and Environmental Policy in China. Hakuto Shobo, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2015,03 The Climate Change and the History in the Kazakh Steppe . Tomohiko Uyama and Toko Fujimato (ed.) The Sixty Stories in Kazakhstan. Area Studies, 134. Akashi Shoten Co. Ltd.i , Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, pp.72-77. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2015,03 Desert greening or reforestation? -Changing Societies in Arid Regions of China. Kenichi Abe (ed.) Five Senses and Environment. SHowado, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, pp.38-41. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2015,02 Agricultural Development and Water Resources Conservation in Arid to Semi-arid Regions. Hideki Kitagawa (ed.) The environment and Development in Arid Regions of China. Seibundo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo , pp.117-134. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2013,03 Transmigration and adaptation -Historical interaction between humanity and Nature in Central Eurasia. Yoichiro Sato and Makoto Taniguchi (ed.) Environmental History in Yellow Belt -From Sahel to Silkroad. Kobundo, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, pp.154-167. (in Japanese)

Itsuki Hando and Jumpei Kubota 2012,05 Concept of Resilience . Rei Kousaka (ed.) Rocal Resilience -Learning from East Japan Disaster. Shimizukobundo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, pp.51-74. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota and Tomoko Nakamura 2010,03 Water issues and water saving policies in China. Tomoya Akimich, Kazuhiko Komatsu and Yasuo Nakamura (ed.) Water and People - 1. Water and the Environment. Showa-do, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, pp.275-304. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2009,07 Historical changes of climate and water resources in central Eurasia. Yo-Ichiro Sato and Takashi Kurata (ed.) Agriculture and climate in desert and pasture. History of agriculture in Eurasia, 3. Rinsen Book co., Kyoto, Sakyo-ku, pp.93-140. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2009,02 Water resources problem in the arid and semi-arid region as the global environmental issues: Case study on the agricultural development in the Heihe river basin. Masayoshi Nakawo,Qian Xin and Zheng Yue Jun (ed.) Water environmental issues in China: Water shortage caused by development. Bensei Publishing Inc., Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, pp.15-30. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2008,03 Mobility as Ecological Knowledge of Pastoral Society. RIHN (ed.) Prescription to the Earth: Roots of Global Environmental Issues. RIHN Series. Showa-do, Kyoto, pp.6-9. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota 2006 Does Afforestation prevent desertification?. Toshitaka HIDAKA (ed.) Future of the Earth for Childern. Kodansha, Tokyo, pp.41-56.

Editing

【Editing / Co-editing】

Jumpei Kubota (ed.) 2010,03 History of Central Eurasia from the 13th to 15th Century. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, KIta-ku, Kyoto, 430pp. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota (ed.) 2009 Global Environmental Issues; Our Responsibility toward Unseen People and Unborn Generations. RIHN Series. SHowado, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 224pp. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kuboa, Chengzhi and Mitsuyuki Inoue (ed.) 2009,03 History and geography in the Ili river basin: The view from inner Eurasia. Syoukadoh, Kyoto, Kamigyo-ku , 315pp. (in Japanese)

Papers

【Original Articles】

Akiko Sakai, Koji Fujita, Chiyuki Narama, Jumpei Kubota, Masayoshi Nakawo, and Tandong Yao 2010 Akiko Sakai, Koji Fujita, Chiyuki Narama, Jumpei Kubota, Masayoshi Nakawo, and Tandong Yao. Hydrological Processes. DOI:10.1002/hyp.7700 (reviewed).

Jumpei Kubota 2008 Impacts of human activities on water resources in arid and semi-arid region: Case study on Heihe River basin, Northwestern China. Desert Monograph 5:39-43. (in Japanese)

Genxu Wang, Jian Zhou, Jumpei Kubota, Jianping Su 2008 Evaluation of Groundwater Dynamic Regime with Groundwater Depth Evaluation Indexes. Water Environment Research 80(6):547-560. (reviewed).

Genxu Wang , Jingqi Liu, Jumpei Kubota, and Ling Chen 2007 Effects of land-use changes on hydrological processes in the middle basin of the Heihe River, northwest China.. Hydrological Processes 21(10):1370-1382. (reviewed).

Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Kubota, Hironori Yabuki, Tetsuo Ohata1 and Valery Vuglinsky 2007 Moss beneath a leafless larch canopy: influence on water and energy balances in the southern mountainous taiga of eastern Siberia.. Hydrological Processes 21(15):1982-1991. (reviewed).

Yusuke Yamazaki, Jumpei Kubota, Tetsuo Ohata, and Varely Vuglinsky and Takahisa Mizuyama 2007 Seasonal changes in runoff characteristics on a permafrost watershed in the southern mountainous region of eastern Siberia. Hydrological Processes 20:453-467. (reviewed).

T. Akiyama, A. Sakai, Y. Yamazaki, G. Wang, K. Fujita, M. Nakawo, J. Kubota and Y. Konagaya 2007 Surfacewater-groundwater interaction in the Heihe River basin, Northwestern China. Bulletin of Glaciological Research 24:87-94. (reviewed).

Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Kubota, Tetsuo Ohata and Valery Vuglinsky 2006 Influence of snow ablation and frozen ground on spring runoff generation in the Mogot Experimental Watershed, southern mountainous taiga of eastern Siberia. Nordic Hydrology 37(1):21-29. (reviewed).

Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Kubota, Yinsheng Zhang, Tsutomu Kadota, Tetsuo Ohata and Valery Vuglinsky 2006 Kazuyoshi Suzuki, Jumpei Kubota, Yinsheng Zhang, Tsutomu Kadota, Tetsuo Ohata and Valery Vuglinsky. Hydrological Sciences Journal 51(3):465-480. (reviewed).

Genxu Wang, Lingyuan Yang, Jumpei Kubota and Ling Chen 2005 Impacts of land use changes on groundwater resources in Heihe River basin. ACTA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA 60(3):456-466. (in Chinese) (reviewed).

Kazuyoshi SUZUKI, Jumpei Kubota, Tetsuo Ohata and Varely Vuglinsky 2005 The impact of snow processes on snowmelt runoff generation in the southern mountain taiga, eastern Siberia. Journal of Agriculture Meteorology 60(5):817-820. (reviewed).

Akiko SAKAI, Koji Fujita and Jumpei Kubota 2004 Evaporation and percolation effect on melting at debris-covered Lirung Glacier, Nepal Himalayas, 1996. Bulletin of Glaciological Research 21:9-15. (reviewed).

A. Sugimoto, D. Naito, N. Yanagisawa, K. Ichiyanagi, N. Kurita, J. Kubota, T. Kotake, T. Ohata, T. C. Maximov, A. N. Fedorov 2003 Characteristics of soil moisture in permafrost observed in East Siberian taiga with stable isotopes of water. Hydrological Processes 17(6):1073-1092. (reviewed).

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Jumpei Kubota Effects of human activities on the hydrological processes in arid regions of Central Eurasia –a multi-disciplinary approach. International Workshop on Changes in Surface and Ground Water in the Tarim River Basin, October 2009, Xi’an, China.

Jumpei Kubota Effects of human activities on the hydrological processes in arid regions of Central Eurasia -a multi-disciplinary research project. International Workshop on the Northern Eurasia High Mountain Ecosystems, September 2009, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Jumpei Kubota Impacts of Human Activities on the Ecosystem in the Heihe River Basin, Western China: An Historical Perspective on the Future. The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science, July 2009, Kunming, China.

Jumpei Kubota Environmental Issues on Water caused by Agricultural Development in arid regions –A case study in the Heihe River Basin, Western China. The 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science, July 2009, Kunming, China.

Jumpei Kubota Historical interactions between human activities and environmental changes in arid regions of Central Eurasia. IHDP 7th Open Meeting, April 2009, Bonn, Germany.

Jumpei Kubota Impacts of Agricultural Development on the Environment in the Heihe River Basin, Western China. IHDP 7th Open Meeting, April 2009, Bonn, Germany.

Jumpei Kubota Globalization and Unevenly Distributed Water, Land and Food. International Symposium on Food and Environmental Problems, November 2008, Nanjing, China. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota Evaluation of Human Impacts on the Ecohydrological System in the Ili-Balkhash Basin Kazakhstan. Joint meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee and Task Forces on UNESCO’s Ecohydrology Programme, December 2007, Maringa, Brazil.

Jumpei kubota Agricltural Development and Water Resouces Shortage in the Heihe River, North-West China. 2nd Insternational Symposium on Chinese Environmental Issues, 2007,11,09, Nanjing, China. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota Water shortage in arid to semi arid regions as a environmental issue - A case study in the Heihe River of North West China. Japan-China International Symposium on Natural Geography and Ethnology, 2007,10,28, Bejing, China. (in Japanese)

Jumpei Kubota Global change and its impact on humans and nature. UNESCO regional workshop on " Assessment of Snow-Glacier and Water Resources in Central Asia, November 2006, Almaty, Kazkhstan.

Jumpei Kubota Who Possesses Water? –When Oases dry up-. Water and Cultural Diversity Mediating for Sustainable Development, Session FT4-32, 4th World Water Forum, March 2006, Mexico City, Mexico.

Jumpei Kubota Hydrological Modeling for Evaluating the Effects of Glaciers and Snow Cover on the Hydrological Cycle in an Inland River Basin of Western China. IAHS VIIth Scientific Assembly, May 2005, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil..

Jumpei Kubota Impacts of Human Activities on the Hydrological Cycle in the Heihe River Basin, Western China. The 4th International Symposium on the Tibetan Plateau, August 2004, Lhasa, China.

Jumpei Kubota Water Budget on a Small Forested Watershed in the Southern Mountainous Region of Eastern Siberia. International Workshop on Water Balances in the Northern Research Basins, March 2004, Victoria, Canada.

Jumpei Kubota Water and Energy Budget in the Southern Mountainous Region, Eastern Siberia. IUGG General Assembly 2003, July 2003, Sapporo, Japan.

Jumpei Kubota Changes in the Hydrological Cycle and Its Effects on the Environment in an Inland River Basin of Western China.. IUGG General Assembly 2003, July 2003, Sapporo, Japan.

【Poster Presentation】

Jumpei Kubota Water and Energy Budget in the Southern Mountainous Region of Eastern Siberia. The 6th International Study Conference on GEWEX in Asia and GAME, December 2004, Kyoto, Japan.

Jumpei Kubota Water and Energy Budget in the Southern Mountainous Region of Eastern Siberia. The ACSYS final sceinetific meeting, November 2003, St. Petersburg, Russia.

【Invited Lecture / Honorary Lecture / Panelist】

Jumpei Kubota Historical interaction between human and the environment in arid regions of Central Eurasia. 1st International Conference “Aral: Past, Present and Future - Two Centuries of the Aral Sea Investigations, October 2009, St. Petersburg, Russia.