Nagoya University Global COE Program: From Earth System Science to Basic and Clinical Environmental Studies


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Tomo’omi KUMAGAI

Name Tomo’omi KUMAGAI Tomo’omi KUMAGAI
Position, Department Assosiate Professor, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center
Office Room 425, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center
Homepage Lab HP
Research Keywords Biological-physical environmental interaction; ecohydrology; forest ecosystems


The way that an organism lives is dominated by its physical environment, and any physical environment is also influenced by the organisms that live within it. Large-scale plant communities, for example, that grow as a result of a certain level of precipitation, generate moisture in the atmosphere through evapotranspiration, and this contributes to precipitation levels in that same region. Our research laboratory is focused on interactions of this sort in terrestrial ecosystems, involving the flow of energy and materials through the atmosphere, plants and soil. Our research is conducted on diverse scales: spatially, from the micrometer (individual cells of organisms) to the kilometer (communities), and temporally, from a single second in tens of minutes (atmospheric turbulence) to many decades (climate change).

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