Hirao Lab — Forest Biodiversity & Community Ecology

The Hirao Lab, based at the University of Tokyo Forests, conducts research on nature-based solutions. Based on ecological principles, we are working on a wide range of research themes related to biodiversity conservation, restoration of ecosystem functions, wildlife management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation in the Chichibu Mountains, where a pristine natural environment remains, and the Tama Hills, where the original landscape of satoyama remains, as well as in other mountainous regions throughout Japan.

Impacts of sika deer on forest ecosystems


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Roles of soil microbes in plant-soil feedback


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Conservation of biodiversity in mountain areas

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