Ryoma HayashiResearch Group
Cultural History and Geoscience Research Group
Ph. D. (Agriculture)
With a large tree in the virgin forest of the Adogawa River headwater region (photograph taken in June 2011).
CareerGraduated from the Department of Forestry Science of the Agricultural Faculty of Kyoto Prefectural University, and Kyoto Prefectural University's Graduate School of Agriculture Studies Ph.d. program. In April 2012 started work at the Lake Biwa Museum.
Specialty1. Vegetation response to glacial-interglacial cycles based on pollen analysis from Lake Biwa sediments.
2. The history of vegetation changes and forest fires through pollen and charcoal analyses.
3. Past changes during the last 100 years in the floral landscape and the dispersal of pollen.
Key Words of ResearchPaleo-ecology, vegetation change, climate change, pollen analysis, Lake Biwa sediments.
Professional Society MembershipThe Ecological Society of Japan, Palynological Society of Japan, Japanese Association of Historical Botany.
Readily Accessible Research Contributions
- Hayashi, R., Inoue, J., Makino, M., Takahara, H. (2012) Vegetation history during the last 17,000 years around Sonenuma Swamp in the eastern shore area of Lake Biwa, western Japan: with special reference to changes in species composition of Quercus subgenus Lepidobalanus trees based on SEM pollen morphology. Quaternary International 254, 99-106.
- Hayashi, R., Takahara, H., Hayashida, A., Takemura, K. (2010) Millennial-scale vegetation changes during the last 40,000 years based on a pollen record from Lake Biwa, Japan. Quaternary Research 74, 91-99.
- Hayashi, R., Takahara, H., Yoshikawa, S., Inouchi, Y. (2010) Orbital-scale variability of vegetation during MIS 6, 5, 4, and 3 based on a pollen record from the Takashima-oki core in Lake Biwa, western Japan. Japanese Journal of Palynology 56, 5-12.
- Hayashi, R., Takahara, H., Tanida, K., Danhara, T. (2009) Vegetation response to East Asian monsoon fluctuations from the penultimate to last glacial period based on a terrestrial pollen record from the inland Kamiyoshi Basin, western Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 284, 246-256.