Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameSASAKI, Naoko
AffiliationResearch Department, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionVisiting Researcher
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Academic CareerDepartment of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, D. Course (2005)
Department of Bio-resources, Graduate School of Agriculture, Ehime University, M. Course (2001)
Faculty of Agriculture, Ehime University (1997)
Professional CareerVisiting Fellow, The Australian National University (2009)
Project Research Fellow, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2006)
Technical Assistant, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2005)
Higher DegreesD.Agr. (Kyoto University, 2006)
M.Agr. (Ehime University, 2001)
Fields of SpecializationVegetation History
Forest History
Palaeoecology
Academic Society MembershipsThe Ecological Society of Japan
Japanese Association of Historical Botany
Palynological Society of Japan
American Quaternary Association

 

Papers

【Original Articles】

Sasaki, N. and Takahara, H. Fire and human impact on the vegetation of the western Tamba Highlands, Kyoto, Japan during the late Holocene. Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2010.12.003 (reviewed). in press

Kawano,T., Sasaki, N., Hayashi, T. and Takahara, H. Grassland and fire history since the late-glacial in northern part of Aso Caldera, central Kyusyu, Japan, inferred from phytolith and charcoal records. Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2010.12.008 (reviewed). in press

Hase, Y., Iwauchi, A., Uchikoshiyama, U., Noguchi, E. and Sasaki, N. Vegetation changes after the late period of the last glacial age based on pollen analysis of the northern area of Aso caldera in central Kyushu, southwest Japan.. Quaternary International. DOI:doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2011.01.018 (reviewed). in press.

Sasaki, N. and Takahara, H. 2011,06 Late-Holocene human impact on the vegetation around Mizorogaike Pond in northern Kyoto Basin, Japan: a comparison of pollen and charcoal records with archaeological and historical data. Journal of Archaeological Science 38(6):1199-1208. DOI:10.1016/j.jas.2010.12.013 (reviewed). in press

Sasaki, N., Yoshioka, T., Ogawa, A., Katsuyama, M., Hino, S. and Takahara, H. 2010,06 A 50-year vegetation reconstruction for the Lake Shumarinai watershed, Hokkaido, Japan based on Pb-210 and Cs-137 dating and pollen analysis. Japanese Journal of Palynology 56(1):31-43. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Miyabuchi, Y., Sugiyama, S. and Sasaki, N. 2010,02 Phytolith and macroscopic charcoal analysis of the Senchomuta drilling core in Asodani Vally, northern part of Aso Caldera, Japan.. Journal of Geography 119(1):17-32. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Ooi, N., Sasaki, A. and Sasaki, N. 2009,09 Environmental changes since 8000 years ago at Sencho-muta, Kuju, Oita, western Japan. Japanese Journal of Histrical Botany 17(2):65-74. (in Japanese) (reviewed).

Kawano, T., Takahara, H., Nomura, T., Shibata, H., Uemura, S., Sasaki, N. and Yoshioka, T. 2007 Holocene phytolith record at Picea glehnii stands on the Dorokawa Mire in northern Hokkaido, Japan.. The Quaternary Research (Daiyonki-Kenkyu) 46(5):413-426. (reviewed).

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Sasaki, N., Kawano, T. and Takahara, H. Vegetation and fire history in Kurodake-region in Kuju volcanos during the late Holocene. 50th Annual meeting of Palynological society of Japan, 2009.10.16-2009.10.18, Kyoto. (in Japanese)

Sasaki, N., Nakano, N., Tamura, N. and Takahara, H. Late Holocene history of semi-natural grassland in south-western Japan based on pollen and charcoal records. 12th International Palynological Congress (IPC-XII 2008) and 8th International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference (IOPC-VIII 2008), 2008.08.30-2008.09.05, Bonn, Germany.

【Poster Presentation】

Sasaki, N., Kawano, T., Kawano, K., Hase, Y. and Miyabuchi, Y. Modern pollen assemblages in surface soils in Aso region and its significance for interpreting fossil pollen assemblages. 57th Annual meeting of Ecological Society of Japan , 2010.03.15-2010.03.20, Tokyo. (in Japanese)

Sasaki, N., Kawano, T., Kawano, K., Hase, Y. and Miyabuchi, Y. Modern pollen assemblages in surface soils in Aso region and its significance for interpreting fossil pollen assemblages. 24th Annual meeting of Japanese Association of Historical Botany, 2009.11.06-2009.11.09, Kumamoto. (in Japanese)

Sasaki, N., Kishimoto, G. and Takahara, H. Fire history in Kyoto basin and Tamba Mountains during last 10,000 years. 55th Annual Meeting of Ecological Society of Japan, 2008.03.14-2008.03.17, Fukuoka, Japan. (in Japanese)

Sasaki, N., Takahara, H., Manabe,T. Fire history since the late glacial in Kyoto Basin and Tamba Mountains, Japan. 22nd Annual Meeting of Japanese Association of Historical Botany, 2007.11.18, Osaka, Japan. (in Japanese)

Sasaki, N., Takahara, H. and Kishimoto, G. Fire and human impacts on vegetation changes during the Holocene in the northern part of Kyoto. XVII International Union for Quaternary Research Congress, 2007.08.01, Cairns, Australia.