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Kawada Kiyokazu

Kawada Kiyokazu

Kawada Kiyokazu, born 28 May, 1976 in Japan. Graduated from Ibaraki University, College of Education with BSc. in Teaching (1999). Completed Master Course with MSc. in Agriculture (2001), and Doctor Course on Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development with PhD in Agriculture (2005) at Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences at University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Research Scientist for the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Japan (2005-2008), Research Scientist (2008-2009), Assistant Professor (2009-2011) for the Alliance for Research on North Africa, University of Tsukuba, Assistant Professor for the Laboratory of Silviculture and Nature Conservation, College of Agro-Biological Resource Sciences, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan (since 2011 till now). Research interests in plant resource use and ecosystem management in semi-arid lands. Author and co-author of more than 25 papers and 5 books. Some of them: «Grazing effects on floristic composition and above ground plant biomass of the grasslands in the northeastern Mongolian steppes» In «J. Ecol. Environ.», 2008; «Floristic composition, grazing effects and above-ground plant biomass in the Hulunbeier grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China» In «J. Ecol. Field Biol.», 2008; «Rosmarinus officinalis polyphenols activate cholinergic activities in PC12 cells through phosphorylation of ERK1/2» In «J. Ethnopharmacology», 2010; «Land degradation of abandoned croplands in the Xilingol steppe region, Inner Mongolia, China» In «Grassland Sci.», 2011; «Luteolin enhances cholinergic activities in PC12 cells through ERK1/2 and PI3K/Akt pathways» In «Brain Res.», 2012; «Metabolomics Analysis of Cistus monspeliensis Leaf Extract on Energy Metabolism Activation in Human Intestinal Cells» In «J. Biomed. Biotechnol.», 2012; «Allometric Equations and Biomass Amount of Representative Tunisian Arid Land Shrubs for Estimating Baseline» In «J. Arid Land Stud.», 2012; «Plant Biodiversity in the Semi-arid Zone of Tunisia» In «J. Arid Land Stud.», 2012; «In vitro antiproliferative effect of Arthrocnemum indicum extracts on caco-2 cancer cells through cell cycle control and related phenol LC-TOF-MS identification» In «Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine», 2013; «Identification of 6-octadecynoic acid from a methanol extract of Marrubium vulgare L. as a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ agonist» In «Biochem. Biophys. Res. Communicat.», 2013; «Anticancer effect of Tamarix gallica extracts on human colon cancer cells involves Erk1/2 and p38 action on G2/M cell cycle arrest» In «Cytotechnology», 2013; «The effect of deferred spring grazing on the vegetation of the Xilingol grassland» In «Sand Dune Research», 2014; «Community structure and productivity in Western Mongolian steppe» In «Mongol. J. Biol. Sci.», 2014; «Protective effects of vegetation in the Chambi National Park in Tunisia» In «Innovations for Sustainability and Food Security in Arid and Semiarid Lands», 2014 (p. 59); «Overview of Vegetation in North Africa» In «Sustainable North African Society: Exploring the Seeds and Resources for Innovation» / Hiroko Isoda, Marcos Neves, and Atsushi Kawachi (Eds.), Nova Sci. Publ., 2014 (Chapter 2, pp. 25-36); «Stand quality assessment using a modified stand quality index in Mongolian steppe» In «Vegetat. Sci.», 2015 (in Japanese); «Agricultural activities of a meadow eliminated plant litter from the periphery of a farmland in Inner Mongolia, China» In «PLOS ONE», 2015.


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