Jian-Ren Shen

Shin-ichi Yamamoto
"Development of Interdisciplinary Sciences at Okayama University — Progress, Trend and Future Prospect —"


Trustee and Vice-President
Okayama University, Japan

Visiting Professor
National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation (NIAD-UE), Japan

Emeritus Professor of
Nagoya University, Japan


Prof. Shin-ichi Yamamoto is currently the Trustee and Vice President (Research) at the Okayama University and Emeritus Professor of the Nagoya University, Japan. He was the Guest Professor, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University and the Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan. Previously he held the position of the Trustee and Vice President (Research and International Affairs), the University Advisor, and the dean of the School and the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences at the Nagoya University.

He qualified as Master and Doctor degree in Agriculture at the Kyoto University. His major research area is Forest Ecology and related areas such as Forest Science.

He was awarded by Japanese Forestry Society Award (2000).

Major Publications

  • "Long-term Canopy Dynamics Analyzed by Aerial Photographs in a Temperate Old-growth Evergreen Broad-leaved Forest", Journal of Ecology, Vol. 91, 2003
  • "Gap Regeneration of Major Tree Species in Different Forest Types of Japan", Vegetatio, Vol. 127, 1996


I would like to thank you all participants for your earnest cooperation in carrying out The Irago Conference 2014, “Interdisciplinary Research And Global Outlook”.