Ecological Risk Management

Prof. Fumito Koike and Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuda (Faculty of Environmental and Information Sciences), and others

  • Assessment and control of biological invasion risks
    by Prof. Fumito Koike, Prof. M. N. Clout, Prof. Mieko Kawamichi, Prof. M. De Poorter, and Prof. Kunio Iwatsuki, (IUCN) 2006
  • 21st Century COE (Prof. Kohei Urano et al. 2002-2006) Bio-Eco Environmental Risk Management
  • グローバルCOE (Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuda et al. 2007-2011) Eco-Risk Management From Asian Viewpoints

Ministry of Environment, Environment Research and Technology Development Fund
S-14 Strategic Research on Global Mitigation and Local Adaptation to Climate Change [MiLAi]

S-14-2 Prof. Hiroyuki Matsuda,
Faculty of Environmental and Information Sciences

S-14-2 Integration of mitigation and adaptation measures through ecosystem conservation

Achievement target

Integrated evaluation of mitigation and adaptation measures to preserve ecosystem in tropical, temperate and cold regions

Research outline

The ecosystem itself has functions such as carbon storage and climate regulation, and at the same time has the effect of reducing the risks of natural disasters caused by climate change, such as rising temperatures, rising sea levels, waves, and work. Therefore, conservation of ecosystems can be effective for both mitigation and adaptation to climate change. In addition, there is a trade-off between the current generation’s economic benefits from private activities and the increase in ecological risks, including future generations, resulting from the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. We will predict future changes in ecosystem services based on multiple policy scenarios, clarify the relationship between the benefits of global (whole Earth’s sphere) and local mitigation measures and adaptation measures, and the trade-offs between them. Therefore, we will clarify the impact of resilience or weakening of the terrestrial ecosystem on disaster risk (sub-theme (2)), evaluate ecosystem services that contribute to the development of information on the distribution of coastal ecosystems and mitigation adaptation measures (sub-theme (3)), quantitatively predict the response of the mitigation and adaptation functions of coastal ecosystems and evaluate them economically (sub-theme (5)), conduct Integrated assessment of mitigation and adaptation measures based on the prediction of macro-scale impacts on inter-species interaction and ecosystem services in forest ecosystems (sub-theme (4)), and clarify the impact of climate change and ecosystem services affected by the climate change measure (sub-theme (1)).

Schedule progress status

This is the research progress of S-14-2 as a whole since 2015. New contents are being added year by year and the course is being corrected.

Future targets

About S-14-2

  • S-14-2(1)
    Impact assessment of climate change and climate change measures on ecosystem services
  • S-14-2(2)
    Integrated evaluation of mitigation and adaptation measures including disaster risk reduction by strengthening terrestrial ecosystems
  • S-14-2(3)
    Evaluation of coastal ecosystem functions and services that contribute to mitigation and adaptation measures
  • S-14-2(4)
    Integrated evaluation of mitigation and adaptation measures by forest conservation
  • S-14-2(5)
    Economic evaluation of mitigation and adaptation measures for coastal ecosystems