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Osawa Akira

Osawa Akira

Osawa Akira, born 19 April, 1954 in Japan. Graduated from Nagoya UniversityGraduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, School of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Bioenvironmental Sciences, Laboratory of Forest Environment and Resources, with BSc in Forestry, in the city of NagoyaAichi PrefectureChūbu regionJapan (1978). Cornell UniversityCollege of Agriculture and Life SciencesDepartment of Biological and Environmental Engineering, with MSc in Environmental Engineering, in the city of Ithaca, the state of New YorkUnited States (1981). PhD studies in Silviculture and Forest Ecology at Yale UniversitySchool of Forestry & Environmental Studies, with PhD in Forestry, in the city of New Haven, state of ConnecticutUnited States (1986). Postdoc studies at the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources (at the presnt time  College of the Environment), School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, in the city of Seattle, state of WashingtonUnited States (April, 1986  November, 1987). Research Scientist for the Hokkaido Research CentreForestry and Forest Products Research Institute, in the city of SapporoHokkaido PrefectureJapan (1988-2005). Professor in Ecosystem Production and Dynamics, Hall of Global Environmental Research / Department of Natural Resources, Graduate School of Global Environmental StudiesKyoto University (since 2006 to present time), in the city of KyotoKyoto PrefectureJapan. Expert in forest stand development, forest production and carbon dynamics. PI and CoPI for numerous national and international research projects on boreal forest dynamics, particularly in northwestern Canada, Central Siberia, Scandinavia, and Japan. Reviewer for scientific journals: "The American Naturalist"; "Annals of Botany"; "Canadian Journal of Forest Research"; "Ecology"; "Ecoscience"; "Eurasian Journal of Forest Research"; "Forest Ecology and Management"; "Journal of Ecology"; "Journal of Forest Research"; "Journal of Sustainable Forestry"; "Journal of Tropical Ecology"; "Tree Physiology". Author and co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and 16 books. 


Papers in Scopus 43

Total Scopus citations – 680; Scopus Hirsh index – 14.

Papers in Web of Science Core Collection 22

Total Web of Science Core Collection citations 160;

Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index 5.
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