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Botany

Botany

The botanical division makes floristic and ecological researches of plants and fungi. We mainly reveal how global warming is affecting the plant community, plants population and species in the Shirakami Mountains .

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Zoology

Zoology

The Zoological division investigates all kinds of animals in the Shirakami Mountains. The one of our aim is to clarify the fauna and make the reference collection of animal specimen of this area.

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Meteorology and Geology

Meteorology and Geology

The Meteorological and Geological division deals with local climates and terrestrial phenomena of the Shirakami mountains. In order to monitor the current climate and its changes in this area, we started the observation at 10m-high tower with various sensors in the Shirakami Natural Science Park.

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Environmental Education and Culture

Environmental Education and Culture

The division of Environmental Education and Cultural Studies is a section which studies ways of promoting environmental education, traditional culture in local communities, and activities of people in this area such as "Matagi".

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