Kitajima's course materials

For KUINEP, Agriculture and Natural Resource Utilzation in Japan, Fall 2016. 

(1) Onlinve movies on Satoyama

Saga – Lycoris flowers between rice field in September

Begin Japanology – NHK

Satoyama : Japan’s secret garden (1999)

 Satoyama II: Japan’s secret water garden (2004)    

Slash & burn agriculture in Hakusan area (in Japanese)  -

(2) Online resources 

Harie Shozuno Sato 針江 生水の郷 (しょうずのさと)

International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiatives (IPSI)

UNEP Millenium Ecosystem Assessment   

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Satoyama book

Living in harmony with nature, booklet

Yakihata (slash & burn) in Siiba Village, Miyazaki Prefecture (in Japanese)

Center for Tropical Forest Science - FoestGEO -

FAO - forest covers in East Asia -

Early human migrations 

(3) References

3-A Books (* copies available in Kizuna lounge)

*Chazdon, R. L. (2014) Second growth: the promise of tropical forest regeneration in an age of deforestation. Chicago University Press.

*Duraiappah, A. K,  Takeuchi, K., et al. (2012) Satoyama-Satoumi Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Japan. United Nations University Press.

Miyamoto, T.  (1960)  The Forgotten Japanese: Encounters with Rural Life and Folklore. (translated to English by J. S. Irish, published in  2010 from Stone Bridge)

*Miyashita, T. (2015) Social Ecological Restoration in Paddy-Dominated Landscapes. Springer. 

Morley, R. J.  2000. Origin and Evolution of Tropical Rain Forests. 378 pp. Wiley, Chichester.

*Rozzi, R.  et al. eds. (2015) Earth Stewardship: Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice. Springer. 

*Sakai, S. ed. (2014) Social Ecological Systems in Transition. Springer.

徳川林政史研究所 () (2015)  徳川の歴史再発見 森林の江戸学II , 東京堂出版

宮本常一 (1964) 山に生きる人びと 未来社 (河出文庫版 2011)

3-B Jouranal papers cited in the class

Berglund BE, Kitagawa J, Lageras P, Nakamura K, Sasaki N, Yasuda Y. 2014. Traditional Farming Landscapes for Sustainable Living in Scandinavia and Japan: Global Revival Through the Satoyama Initiative. Ambio 43: 559-578.

Kadoya T, Washitani I. 2011. The Satoyama Index: A biodiversity indicator for agricultural landscapes. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 140: 20-26.

Katoh K, Sakai S, Takahashi T. 2009. Factors maintaining species diversity in satoyama, a traditional agricultural landscape of Japan. Biological Conservation 142: 1930-1936.

Oppenheimer, S. (2009) The great arc of dispersal of modern humans: Africa to Australia. Quaternary International 202: 2–13 

Price, T. D. and Bar-Yosef, O. (2011) The Origin of Agriculture: New Data & New Ideas,  Current Anthropology, 52: No. S4.  

Sprague DS. 2013. Land-use configuration under traditional agriculture in the Kanto Plain, Japan: a historical GIS analysis. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 27: 68-91.

Angelson, A. (2007) Forest cover change in space and time: combining von Thünen and forest transition theories. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4117.

Perz, S. G. ( 2007) Grand theory and context-specificity in the study of forest dynamics: forest transition theory and other directions. Professional Geographer 59: 105-114

© Kaoru Kitajima 2016