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Yuichiro Fujioka Last modified date:2020.03.17

Lecturer / Department of Environmental Changes / Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies

1. Yuichiro Fujioka, Commodification of Marura Products in South Africa, Memorial Symposium for MOU between University of Florida and Kyoto University; Sustainable and Wise Use of Forest Plants in Africa and Asian Tropics, 2020.01.
2. Yuichiro Fujioka, Co-producing of New Knowledge., Arctic Circle, 2019.10.
3. Yuichiro Fujioka, Terrestrial Landscape Changes & Surrounding Local Communities., Arctic Circle, 2018.10.
4. Yuichiro Fujioka, Gen Shoji, Responses to Food Shortage & Resilience after Flood & Drought Disasters in Agro-Pastoral Society of North-central Namibia., WSSF (World Social Science Forum), 2018.09.
5. Yuichiro Fujioka, Formation of Anthropogenic Biomes and Sociocultural Changes., JGFoS (14th Japanese-German Frontier of Science Symposium, JSPS), 2018.09.
6. Yuichiro Fujioka,Hiroki Takakura, Local Knowledge & Perception of Permafrost Degradation in Eastern Siberia: Development of Teaching Materials for Environmental Education., International Symposium on Arctic Research, 2018.01.
7. Tetsuya Hiyama,Tetsuji Suzuki,Miho Hanamura,Hiroki Mizuochi,Jack R. Kambatuku,Johanna N. Niipele,Yuichiro Fujioka,Takeshi Ohta,Morio Iijima, Evaluation of surface water dynamics for water-food security in seasonal wetlands, north-central Namibia, Bologna IAHS 2014 - 6th IAHS-EGU International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management, 2014.06, Agricultural use of wetlands is important for food security in various regions. However, land-use changes in wetland areas could alter the water cycle and the ecosystem. To conserve the water environments of wetlands, care is needed when introducing new cropping systems. This study is the first attempt to evaluate the water dynamics in the case of the introduction of rice-millet mixed-cropping systems to the Cuvelai system seasonal wetlands (CSSWs) in north-central Namibia. We first investigated seasonal changes in surface water coverage by using satellite remote sensing data. We also assessed the effect of the introduction of rice-millet mixed-cropping systems on é vapotranspiration in the CSSWs region. For the former investigation, we used MODIS and AMSR-E satellite remote sensing data. These data showed that at the beginning of the wet season, surface water appears from the southern (lower) part and then expands to the northern (higher) part of the CSSWs. For the latter investigation, we used data obtained by the classical Bowen ratio-energy balance (BREB) method at an experimental field site established in September 2012 on the Ogongo campus, University of Namibia. This analysis showed the importance of water and vegetation conditions when introducing mixed-cropping to the region.Grant: Acknowledgements: This study was supported by an international research/development (R/D) project of the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) entitled "Flood- and drought-adaptive cropping systems to conserve water environments in semi-arid regions" (P.I.: M. Iijima). We thank the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for their kind coordination. We also thank all members of the Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Namibia (UNAM), for kindly collaborating with our research..