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Whole project

Project leader: Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Project Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study)

Theme 1:
Developing an integrated model of social-ecological systems and the strengthening of the science-policy interface

  • Theme leader: Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Project Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study)
  • Subtheme 1-1: Kazuhiko Takeuchi (Project Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study)
  • Subtheme 1-2: Osamu Saito (Academic Programme Officer, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University)
  • Subtheme 1-3: Yasuko Kameyama (Deputy Director, Center for Social and Environmental Systems Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  • Subtheme 1-4: Kazuo Matsushita (Senior Fellow, Green Economy Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies [IGES])

Theme 2:
Predicting and assessing of natural values from natural capital and ecosystem services of terrestrial ecosystems

  • Theme leader :Tohru Nakashizuka (Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)
  • Subtheme 2-1: Tohru Nakashizuka (Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University)
  • Subtheme 2-2: Takashi Masaki (Director, Department of Forest Vegetation, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
  • Subtheme 2-3: Takehito Yoshida (Associate Professor, Department of General Systems Studies, University of Tokyo)
  • Subtheme 2-4: Hideaki Shibata (Professor, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University)

Theme 3:
Predicting and assessing the natural values of marine ecosystems from natural capital and ecosystem services

  • Theme leader: Yoshihisa Shirayama (Executive Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
  • Subtheme 3-1: Yoshihisa Shirayama (Executive Director, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)
  • Subtheme 3-2: Masahiro Nakaoka (Professor, Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University)
  • Subtheme 3-3: Hiroya Yamano (Director, Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies, National Institute for Environmental Studies)
  • Subtheme 3-4: Mitsutaku Makino (Section Head, Fisheries Management Group, Japan Fisheries Research, and Education Agency)

Theme 4:
Predicting and assessing of the social-economic value of natural capital and ecosystem services, and multi-level governance of natural capital.

  • Theme Leader: Kohta Asano (Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)
  • Subtheme 4-1: Kohta Asano (Professor, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)
  • Subtheme 4-2: Kosuke Oyama (Professor, Faculty of Law, Department of Political Science, Keio University)
  • Subtheme 4-3: Noriyasu Kachi (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University)