Graduate School Information

Research and Teaching Areas of Qualified Teachers

*Cooperation with JIRCAS.

As of April 1, 2023

Bioproduction and Bioenvironmental Sciences

Agricultural Production Science

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
ASAO Toshiki Shimane Vegetable and Ornamental Science Production of vegetables and ornamentals
ARAKI Hideki Yamaguchi Agronomy Function of plant production under environmental stresses and its agronomical application
OHTA Katsumi Shimane Horticultural Plant Science Studies on growth control in horticultural plants
KOBAYASHI Nobuo Shimane Horticultural Breeding Evaluation of plant genetic resources and applications for breeding
TAKAHASHI Tadashi Yamaguchi Crop Science Establishment of low-cost and low-input crop cultivation systems
TAKEMURA Yoshihiro Tottori Horticultural Science Studies on the crop ecophysiology in horticultural crops
TANAKA Hiroyuki Tottori Plant Genetics Genetic and breeding studies on improving quality of wheat flour
TSURUNAGA Yoko Shimane Food Processing Studies on manufacturing method and functionality in food processing
NAKATSUKA Akira Shimane Molecular Breeding of Horticultural Crop Molecular breeding for agriculturally useful traits in horticulture crops
NONAMI Kazuyoshi Tottori Agricultural Production Engineering Mechanization of agricultural work
MATSUMOTO Shingo Shimane Biochemistry of Soil and Plant Nutrition Studies on the mechanism of plant nutrient acquisition in relation to soil fertility
MATSUMOTO Toshikazu Shimane Fruit science Studies on fruit growing and processed food
YANO Akira Shimane Bioenvironmental Electrical Engineering Application of electrical engineering to bioenvironmental technologies

Managerial Economics

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
TANEICHI Yutaka Yamaguchi Agricultual Marketing Study on distribution of agricultural products and agricultural materials

TSUTSUI Kazunobu

Tottori Rural Geography

Studies on regional economy and community development in Rural areas

MATSUDA Toshinobu Tottori Economics of Consumer Behavior Empirical analysis of consumer behavior, especially food demand
MATSUMURA Ichizen Tottori Farm Management Studies on the relationship between farm management and rural society
Li WAN Tottori Marketing Information Analytics Agricultural products distribution channels and econometric analysis of market information
YASUNAGA Nobuyoshi Shimane Regional Economics Sustainability of farmlands, communities, and economies in less favored areas
YASUNOBU Kumi Tottori International agricultural development studies Agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia

Forest and Watershed Environmental Sciences

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
ISHII Masayuki Shimane Regional infrastructure Engineering Development of designing method for renovation of irrigation facilities
KUBO Masako Shimane Plant Ecology Plant ecology, vegetation and conservation
NAGAMATSU Dai Tottori Plant Ecology Population dynamics of forest and grassland, vegetation science and biodiversity conservation
FUJIMOTO Takaaki Tottori Wood Physics Analysis of wood property variation, and development of measurement techniques
YOSHIMURA Tetsuhiko Shimane Forest Utilization Social and technological issues in forest utilization and wood harvesting

Environmental Bioscience

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
ARANISHI Futoshi Shimane Conservation ecology Conservation genetics and evolutionary ecology of hydrobiosphere
UENO Makoto Shimane Plant Pathology Studies on the expression of resistance in plant-microbe interaction
KAMINAKA Hironori Tottori Plant-Microbe Interactions Molecular mechanisms of immune response and mycorrhizal symbiosis in plants
KARASAWA Shigenori Tottori Biodiversity Genetic diversity and species diversity of invertebrates
KIHARA Junichi Shimane Plant Pathology Photoresponces of the phytopathogenic fungi
KODAMA Motoichiro Tottori Plant Pathology Molecular mechanisms in plant-microbe interactions and plant disease resistance
TAKEMATSU Yoko Yamaguchi Ecological Entomology Biodiversity and ecology of termites
HOSOI Eiji Yamaguchi Applied Animal Ecology Ecological study of pest and/or endangered animal species for conservation and management
MIYANAGA Ryoichi Shimane Insect Ecology Biology and management of wild bees
YAMAGUCHI Keiko Shimane Aquatic Ecology Studies on ecology of benthic animals and aquatic environments

Bioresource and Life Sciences

Fungus and Mushroom Sciences

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
AIMI Tadanori Tottori Biochemical Technology of Microorganisms Biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology of microbial production
SHIMOMURA Norihiro Tottori Mushroom Breeding and Cultivation Studies on breeding and cultivation of mushroom resources
SOTOME Kozue Tottori Mushroom Phylogeny and Taxonomy

Phylogenetic taxonomy of mushrooms, and ecological researches of wood-decaying basidiomycetes

Bioscience and Biotechnology

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
ARIMA Jiro Tottori Bio-Functional Chemistry Functional analysis of enzymes and microorganisms, and their application to industry
ISHIKAWA Takahiro Shimane Plant Molecular Physiology Biosynthesis pathway of antioxidants and metabolism of reactive oxygen species in photosynthetic organisms
IWASAKI Takashi Tottori Bioregulatory Chemistry Development and screening of bioactive substances regulating biological function
KAWAMUKAI Makoto Shimane Genetic Engineering Signal transduction, cell cycle control and biosynthesis of coenzyme Q in yeasts
SHIOTSUKI Takahiro Shimane Insect Chemical Biology and Agrobio-Regulators Chemical biology and molecular mechanisms in regulation of insect development and their applications
MATSUO Yasuhiro Shimane Microbial Genetics Cell signaling and cell cycle control in fission yeast
MANO Jun'ichi Yamaguchi Mechanisms of Environmental Stress-tolerance in Plants Elucidation and application of plant tolerance mechanisms against bitotic environmental stresses
MARUTA Takanori Shimane Plant Physiology Redox metabolism network and stress response in plants

Applied Bioresource Chemistry

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
AZAKAMI Hiroyuki Yamaguchi Molecular Microbiology Molecular mechanisms of bacterial colonization to host surface
ISHIHARA Atsushi Tottori Natural Product Chemistry Function, Biological activity, and Biosynthesis of metabolites produced by plants and microorganisms
ICHIYANAGI Tsuyoshi Tottori Organic Chemistry The molecular design and functional analysis of bioactive compounds
KAWANO Tsuyoshi Tottori Bioorganic Chemistry Regulation of diapause, metabolism and longevity corresponding to the growth environment
SHIMIZU Hidehisa Shimane Nutritional Pathophysiology Study on the relationship between food-derived bacterial metabolites or cyanobacteria-derived toxins, and pathogenesis of diseases
TAMURA Jun-ichi Tottori Organic Chemistry Chemical synthesis of bioactive glycans and isolation/characterization of natural glycans
BITO Tomohiro Tottori Food Function Research on the biological functions of vitamins and other food components contained in foods
MUROTA Kaeko Shimane Bioavailability and Food Function Bioavailability and physiological function of lipophilic food factors
YABUTA Yukinori Tottori Nutritional Science Studies on the function of antioxidant vitamins and oxidative stress response
YAMAMOTO Tatsuyuki Shimane Bio-molecular Spectroscopy Spectroscopic studies on life science and medical applications
WATANABE Fumio Tottori Food Science Chemistry and nutrition of vitamin B12 and related compounds in food

Global Dryland Science

Global Dryland Science

Name of Major Supervisor University Research and Educational Field
Major Major Research Interests
AKASHI Kinya Tottori Molecular and Cellular biology Molecular responses of drought-tolerant plants and their application to molecular breeding
Nigussie Haregeweyn
Tottori Land Management Watershed processes monitoring, modeling and management
AN Ping Tottori Plant
Physiological responses and relative mechanisms of plants and plant ecophysiology in dry lands
ISHII Takayoshi Tottori Plant Cytogenetics Improving crops through cellular engineering methods
ICHINOHE Toshiyoshi Shimane Livestock Feeding Evaluation of ruminants production system
INOSAKO Koji Tottor Soil and Water Management Conservation, restoration and sustainable use of soil and water environment
IBARAKI Yasuomi Yamaguchi Bio-environmental Control Engineering Environmental control in plant production
ENDO Tsuneyoshi Tottor Soil Chemistry Influence of soil properties and irrigation water quality on soil salinization/sodication in irrigated farmlands of arid regions
OGATA Hidehiko Tottor Irrigation and Drainage Facilities Engineering Evaluation of construction materials and structural performance of irrigation and drainage structures
KISHII Masahiro* Tottor

Plant genetic resource development

Research and utilization of plant genetic resources with high environmental tolerance for breeding

KINUGASA Toshihiko Tottor Dryland Restoration and Conservation Ecology Ecology and ecophysiology of plants in arid and semi-arid grasslands
KIMURA Reiji Tottor Boundary Layer Meteorology Heat and water balance in arid lands
KUROSAKI Yasunori Tottor Dryland Climatology Climate change and variability, wind erosion, dust emission in drylands, and impacts of aeolian dust on climate
SHIMIZU Katsuyuki Tottor Water Use and Management Monitoring and assessment of irrigation water management
SUZUKI Kenji Yamaguchi Meteorology Observational study on precipitation mechanisms and development of instruments for hydrometeor measurements
TAGAWA Kotaro Tottor

Renewable Energy

Technological development and optimal design of renewable energy systems and components
TANIGUCHI Takeshi Tottor Microbial Ecology Soil and root microbial ecology and the application
TSUJIMOTO Hisashi Tottor Molecular Breeding Breeding of drought tolerant crop lines by gene and chromosome engineering
TSUNEKAWA Atsushi Tottor Conservation Informatics Monitoring and modeling of plant production and ecosystem change in drylands
TSUBO Mitsuru Tottor Climate Risk Management Dryland agrometeorology and climate-smart agriculture
TODERICH Kristina Nikolaevna Tottor Dryland Salinity and Landscape Restoration

Salinization in drylands and restoration of affected landscape using halophytes and non-conventional crops.

NISHIHARA Eiji Tottor Crop Production in Drylands Construction of crop production system in areas including drylands
HYODO Masahiro Tottor Facilities and Environmental Materials Rehabilitation management of agricultural irrigation facilities and development of environmental materials
FUJIMAKI Haruyuki Tottor Soil Conservation Development of methods for preventing salt accumulation and erosion and remediation of degraded soils
MASUNAGA Tsugiyuki Shimane Pedosphere Ecological Engineering Control and use of soil functions of environmental protection-restoration and plant production
YAMADA Satoshi Tottor Plant Nutrition Mechanisms of Response to Stresses of Plants in Arid Regions
YAMANAKA Norikazu Tottori Revegetation in Arid Land Ecological studies on woody plants in arid lands
YAMAMOTO Sadahiro Tottori Environmental Soil Science Conservation of soil environment and sustainable use of farmland in arid regions