Norikazu YAMANAKA, Professor (ALRC)

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Education and Professional Experience

Ph.D., Agriculture in Forestry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan, 1989
   Thesis title: “Ecological studies on shrub species in a natural beech forest”
M.S., Agriculture in Forestry, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan, 1984
B.S., Agriculture in Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University , Japan, 1982
Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, Kyoto University Forests (1989-1994)
Lecturer, Arid Land Research Center of Tottori University (1994-2000)
Associate Professor, Arid Land Research Center of Tottori University (2000-2008)
Professor, Arid Land Research Center of Tottori University (2009-present)
Director of Arid Land Research Center of Tottori University (2016-present)


Recent Publications

Journal Articles
Mubarak, Abdelrahman Abdalla, Takeshi Taniguchi, Abdelkarim Hassan Awad, Elkarim, Tsuneyoshi and Norikazu Yamanaka. 2017. Phytoremediation of calcareous saline-sodic soils with mesquite (*Prosopis glandulosa*). *Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant Soil Science (Accepted)

Mohamed M.E, Habora M.E., Eltayeb A.E., Mori N., Arima J., Taniguchi T., Yamanaka N. Identification of the key genes involved in the degradation of homocholine byPseudomonas sp. strain A9 by using suppression subtractive hybridization. Process Biochemistry, In press

Mei-Jie Yan, Jian-Guo Zhang, Qiu-Yue He, Wei-Yu Shi, Kyoichi Otsuki, Norikazu Yamanaka, Sheng Du *(2016) Sapflow-based stand transpiration in a semiarid watershed of natural oak forest on China’s Loess Plateau. Forests 7,227 (accepted) doi:10.3390/f7100227

Teruya Maki, Yasunori Kurosaki, Kazunari Onishi, Kevin C. Lee, Stephen B. Pointing, Dulam Jugder, Norikazu Yamanaka, Hiroshi Hasegawa and Masato Shinoda:Variations in the structure of airborne bacterial communities in Tsogt-Ovoo of Gobi Desert area during dust events. Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, in press

Mahgoub Hassan G. Arabi, Norikazu Yamanaka and Mubarak A. R.*:Changes in physico-chemical properties of a desert soil under different long-term land use systems. Academia Journal of Agricultural Research (accepted) DOI: 10.15413/ajar.2016.0126

Ailijiang Maimaiti*, Fumiko Iwanaga, Takeshi Taniguchi, Nana Hara, Naoko Matsuo, Nobuhiro Mori, Qiman Yunus,Norikazu Yamanaka(2016)Inorganic and Organic Osmolytes Accumulation in Five Halophytes Growing in Saline Habitats around Aiding Lake Area in Turpan Basin, Northwest China. Arid Land Research and Management30:421-431

Takeshi Taniguchi, Norikazu Yamanaka and Kazuyoshi Futai (2015) Disease resistance of Japanese black pine (Pinus thunbergii) seedlings inoculated with six individual ectomycorrhizal fungal species. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology (accepted)

Takeshi Taniguchi; Shogo Imada; Kumud Acharya; Fumiko Iwanaga; Norikazu Yamanaka (Nov. 2015) Effect of soil salinity and nutrient levels on the community structure of the root-associated bacteria of the facultative halophyte, Tamarix ramosissima, in southwestern United States. The Journal of General and Applied Microbiology.61(5):193-202

Isam A. Mohamed Ahmed*, Mohamed E. Eltayeb, Nobuhiro Mori, Jiro Arima, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Takeshi Taniguchi and Norikazu Yamanaka (Nov. 2015) Proteomic analysis of homocholine catabolic pathway inPseudomonas sp.strain A9. Process Biochemistry 50:1735-1747

Jian-Guo Zhang, Qiu-Yue He, Wei-Yu Shi, Kyoichi Otsuki, Norikazu Yamanaka and Sheng Du (Nov. 2015) Radial variations in xylem sap flow and their effect on whole tree water use estimates. Hydrol. Process. 29: 4993-5002. Published online in Wiley Online Library ( DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10465

INOUE, Haruna, KHOGUCHI, Narumi, TATEISHI, Makiko, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju and YAMANAKA, Norikazu* (Aug. 2015) Effects of sea-water flooding of soil on growth of potted 17 woody plants distributed along the coastal area of the Pacific Ocean in eastern Japan. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.41(1): 73-78 (in Japanese with English summary)

OKIDA, Soichiro, HANZAWA, Ayana, SAKAGUCHI, Misa, INOUE, Haruna, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju, YAMANAKA, Norikazu and IWANAGA, Fumiko *(Aug. 2015)Effects of submergence period in saline water and cured under soil flooding and unflooding condition with fresh water on growth and mortality ofPinus thumbergiiandTaxodium distichumseedlings. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.41(1):67-72 (in Japanese with English summary)

Sal, Min, MASUDA, Tatsushi, HARA, Eijiro, YAMANAKA, Norikazu and KlNUGASA, Toshihiko * (Aug. 2015) The effect of seed size on seedling growth and drought tolerance of the restoration shrubCaragana korshinskiiKom. in China. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech. 41(1): 51-55 (in Japanese with English summary)

IZUMI, Yuka, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi, MAO, Fuiping, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju and YAMANAKA, Norikazu*(Aug. 2015) Survival, growth and physiological features of 3 Salicaceae plants planted in Kubuqi desert in Inner Mongolia, China. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech. 41(1): 45-50 (in Japanese with English summary) (in Japanese with English summary)

YAMAMOTO, Fukuju*, FUJIWARA, Kana, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi, MAO, Fuiping andYAMANAKA, Norikazu(Aug. 2015)Effects of sand burial or erosion on the growth and physiology ofPopulus simoniitrees in Kubuqi desert, China. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.41(1): 39-44 (in Japanese with English summary)

OKAMURA, Satomi, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju, NISHIHARA, Eiji, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi and YAMANAKA, Norikazu* (Aug. 2015) The effect of salinity stress on growth and physiology of 1-yr old seedlings of licorice (Glycyrrhiza uralensis Fischer ex Candolle. J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech. 41(1): 33-38 (in Japanese with English summary)

YUZAWA, Toshiki, YAMANAKA, Norikazuand TANIGUCHI, Takeshi* (Aug. 2015)Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization and glomalin related soil protein accumulation of five coastal plants in Tottori sand dunes. J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.41(1): 27-32. (in Japanese with English summary)

Muneto Hirobe, Sho Miyamoto, Keiji Sakamoto, Junji Kondo, Takashi Otoda, Yasuaki Akaji, Norikazu Yamanaka (June 2015) The spatial distributions of understory trees in relation to dwarf bamboo cover in a cool-temperate deciduous broadleaf forest in Japan. Journal of Forest Research 20(3):357-362

Shogo Imada, Naoko Matsuo, Kumud Acharya, Norikazu Yamanaka(Mar. 2015) Effects of salinity on fine root distribution and whole plant biomass ofTamarix ramosissimacuttings.Journal of Arid Environments, 114:84-90

Takeshi Taniguchi, Kumud Acharya, Shogo Imada, Fumiko Iwanaga, Norikazu Yamanaka (Jan. 2015) Arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization ofTamarix ramosissimaalong a salinity gradient in the southwestern United States.Landscape and Ecological Engineering. 11(1): 221-225

Fumiko Iwanaga, Kumud Acharya, Shogo Imada, Takeshi Taniguchi, Yukio Kawamura, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Nobuhiro Mori, Fukuju Yamamoto, Norikazu Yamanaka(Jan. 2015) Osmolyte accumulation in leaves ofTamarix ramosissimagrowing under various soil conditions in the Colorado River basin. Landscape and Ecological Engineering,11(1): 199-207

Jian-Guo Zhang, Jin-Hong Guan, Wei-Yu Shi, Norikazu Yamanaka and Sheng Du (Jan. 2015)Interannual variation in stand transpiration estimated by sap flow measurement in a semiarid black locust plantation, Loess Plateau, China. Ecohydrology 8:137-147 Article first published online: 29 APR 2014 DOI: 10.1002/eco.1495

Isam A. Mohamed Ahmed, Ailijiang maimaiti, Nobuhiro Mori, Norikazu Yamanaka and Takeshi Taniguchi (Aug. 2014) Simultaneous determination of β-alanine betaine and trimethylamine in bacterial culture and plant samples by capillary electrophoresis. Journal of Analytical Science and Technology 5:38

TATEISHI, Makiko, AILIJIAN, Maimaiti, TSUJI, Masahiro, INOUE, Haruna, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju,YAMANAKA, Norikazu (Aug. 2014) Temporal changes in effects of sea water flooding on physiology ofMachilus thunbergii, Pinus densifloraandP. thunbergii. J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.40(1):54-59. (in Japanese with English summary)

IWANAGA, Fumiko, NOGUCHI, Yoshino, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju, AILIJIANG, Maimaiti, OKADA, Yoshikazu, YAMANAKA, Norikazu, TANIGUCHI, Shingo (Aug. 2014) Growth and ion accumulation ofAvicennia marinaandKandelia obavataseedlings grown under hydroponic culture with different salinity. J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.40(1): 49-53 (in Japanese with English summary)

MIYAZAKI, Kandai, OKADA, Yoshikazu, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju, MAO, HuiPing, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi and YAMANAKA, Norikazu (Aug. 2014)Effects of artificial sand burial on growth ofPopulus simonii, P. albaandSalix matsudanacuttings. J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.40(1):37-42. (in Japanese with English summary)

MIYAZAKI, Kandai, OKADA, Yoshikazu, TATEISHI, Makiko, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju, MAO, H uiPing, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi and YAMANAKA, Norikazu (Aug. 2014) Effects of sand burial on growth and osmotic adjustment inSimon poplar (Populus simoniiCarr.)planted in Kubuqi desert, Inner Mongolia, China. J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.40(1):31-36. (in Japanese with English summary)

OKADA, Yoshikazu, MAO, H uiPing, YAMANAKA, Norikazu, YOSHIKAWA, Ken, WANG, LinHe, ZHANG, Guo Sheng and YAMAMOTO, Fukuju (Aug. 2014) Relationship between plant water status and osmotic adjustment inArtemisia ordosicaandCaragana korshinskiiin Mu Us Sandy land, China.J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.40(1): 25-30 (in Japanese with English summary)

INOUE, Haruna, NAKAGAWA, Kenichi, TANIGUCHI, Takeshi, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju, YAMANAKA, Norikazu (Aug. 2014) Effects of sea-water flooding of soil on growth of pottedBambusa multiplex(Loureiro)Raeuschel ex Schultes & J.H. Schultes.J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.40(1):43-48 (in Japanese with English summary)

Ming Xu, Jian Zhang, Guo Bin Liu, Norikazu Yamanaka (Aug. 2014) Soil properties in natural grassland,Caragana korshinskiiplanted shrubland, andRobinia pseudoacaciaplanted forest in gullies on the hilly Loess Plateau, China.Catena 119,116-124

Jian Zhang, Norikazu Yamanaka, Takeshi Taniguchi, Ming Xu (Aug. 2014) Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities ofQuercus liaotungensisalong different successional stands on the Loess Plateau, China.Journal of Forest Research 19(4):395-403

Ailijiang Maimaiti, Qiman Yunus, Fumiko Iwanaga, Nobuhiro Mori, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Norikazu Yamanaka (Apr. 2014) Effects of salinity on growth, photosynthesis, inorganic and organic osmolyte accumulation ofElaeagnus oxycarpaseedlings. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum 36(4):881-892

Mayumi Ogasa, Naoko H. Miki, Maria Okamoto,Norikazu Yamanaka, Ken Yoshikawa (Apr. 2014) Water loss regulation to soil drought associated with xylem vulnerability to cavitation in temperate ring-porous and diffuse-porous tree seedlings. Trees - Structure and Function 28(2)461-469

Yasuaki Akaji, Muneto Hirobe, Miho Harada, Takashi Otoda, Norikazu Yamanaka, Keiji Sakamoto(Mar. 2014)Microphysical environmental factors affecting the local distribution of dwarf bamboo (Sasa palmata) in a cool-temperate deciduousbroadleaf forest in Japan.Ecoscience 20(4):339-344

Mohamed Ahmed, I. A. Eltayeb, M. M., Arima, J., Mori, N., Yamanaka, N. and Taniguchi T. (Feb. 2014) Screening for enzymatic activities in the degradation pathway of homocholine by soil microorganisms.Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8(2), 222-233.

Naoko Matsuo , Kohei Ojika, Elena Shuyskaya, Toshpulat Radjabov, Kristina Toderich, Norikazu Yamanaka(Sep. 2013) Responses of the carbon and oxygen isotope compositions of desert plants to spatial variation in soil salinity in Central Asia.Ecol Res 28: 717–723, DOI 10.1007/s 11284 -013 -1068-3

NAGAMATSU Dai, YAMANAKA Norikazu, FUKUMOTO Ayumi, DU Sheng, HOU Qingchun and ZHANG Wenhui (Aug. 2013) The effects of topography and rainfall on hillside revegetation and future tasks in the Loess Plateau, inland China. J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech 39(1):86-91 (in Japanese with English summary)

TATEISHI Makiko, MIYAZAKI Kandai, YAMAMOTO Fukuju, MAO HuiPing, OKADA Yoshikazu and YAMANAKA Norikazu (Aug. 2013) Effects of sand burial on water use and growth of Simon poplar (Populus simoniiCarr) in Kubuqi desert, Inner Mongolia of China.J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech 39(1):68-73 (in Japanese with English summary)

KOGUCHI Narumi, OKADA Yoshikazu, YAMAMOTO Fukuju and YAMANAKA Norikazu (Aug. 2013) Effects of high salinity environment on growth, photosynthesis and accumulation of betaines in hydroponically-culturedSalix psammophilaandSalix matsudanacuttings. J.Jpn.Soc.Reveget.Tech 39(1):44-49 (in Japanese with English summary)

IWANAGA Fumiko, YAMAMOTO Fukuju, TANIGUCHI Shingo, MAIMAITI Ailijiang, YOSHIDA Yumi, MORI Nobuhiro, YAMANAKA Norikazu (Aug. 2013) Osmotic adjustment of four mangrove species growing on Iriomote Island, Japan. J.Jpn.Soc.Reveget.Tech 39(1):21-26 (in Japanese with English summary)

Shogo Imada, Kumud Acharya, Yi-ping Li, Takeshi Taniguchi, Fumiko Iwanaga, Fukuju Yamamoto, Norikazu Yamanaka (Aug. 2013) Salt dynamics inTamarix ramosissimain the lower Virgin River floodplain, Nevada. – Trees, Structure and Function 27:949-958 DOI 10.1007/s00468-013-0847-3

Shogo Imada; Takeshi Taniguchi; Kumud Acharya; Norikazu Yamanaka (May 2013) Vertical distribution of fine roots ofTamarix ramosissimain an arid region of southern Nevada.Journal of Arid Environment 92, 46-52

Mei-Jie Yan, Makiko Yamamoto, Norikazu Yamanaka, Fukuju Yamamoto, Guo-Bin Liu, Sheng Du (2013) Comparison of pressure–volume curves with and without rehydration pretreatment in eight woody species of the semiarid Loess Plateau. Acta Physiol. Plant. 35, 1051–1060. DOI 10.1007/s11738-012-1143-3

Jian Zhang, Takeshi Taniguchi, Ryunosuke Tateno, Ming Xu, Sheng Du, Guo-Bin Liu, Norikazu Yamanaka (Mar. 2013) Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities ofQuercus liaotungensisalong local slopes in the temperate oak forests on the Loess Plateau, China.Ecological Research 28 297–305

Jian Zhang, Guobin Liu, Mingxiang Xu, Ming Xu,Norikazu Yamanaka (Feb. 2013) Influence of vegetation factors on biological soil crust cover on rehabilitated grassland in the hilly Loess Plateau, China. Environmental Earth Sciences 68:1099-1105

Books and Book Chapters
Arid Land Research Center: Yasunori Kurosaki, Youichi kurozawa, Masato Shinoda, Norikazu Yamanaka (2016.3) Asian dust effects on human health and environment, and counter measure. pp.150, Maruzen, Tokyo. ISBN978-4-621-30029-9 (in Japanese)

Undarmaa Jamsran, Toshiya Okuro, Manibazar Norov and Norikazu Yamanaka (Mar. 2015) Rangeland plants of Mongolia Vol.2 Desert Steppe and Desert Zones, Extra-Zone. Munkhiin Useg Co. Ltd, Ulaanbaatar, pp.460. ISBN 978-99973-2-860-1 (in English and Mongolian)

Undarmaa Jamsran, Toshiya Okuro, Manibazar Norov andNorikazu Yamanaka (Mar. 2015) Rangeland plants of Mongolia Vol.1 High mountain belt, Mountain forest-steppe belt, Steppe Zone.Munkhiin Useg Co. Ltd, Ulaanbaatar, pp.464. ISBN 978-99973-2-860-1 (in English and Mongolian)

Norikazu Yamanaka (Mar. 2015) Salinization and Use of Halophytes in drylands of East Asia. In “Sustainable Environmental Conservations in Desertifying Areas in East Asia” -Research Institute of East Asia Environment of Kyushu University Library VI- (Ed. Combatting Desertification Group), 31-36, Hana Shoin, Fukuoka, 2015 ISBN/ISSN 9784865610277 (in Japanese)

IMADA, Shogo,TANIGUCHI, Takeshi, IWANAGA, Fumiko, ACHARYA, Kumud, YAMAMOTO, Fukuju, YAMANAKA, Norikazu (Nov. 2014) Invasive woody species, Tmarisk (Tamarix spp.) in arid regions of the westem United States: a review of current knowledge.J. Jpn. Soc. Reveget. Tech.40(2):331-339. (in Japanese) (Review)

Yamanaka, N. (Feb. 2014): Desertification and revegetation in drylands. In Ide, Y. eds. Science of Forestry for cultural accomplishments. Buneido Press, Tokyo, pp161-162. ISBN978-4-8300-4127-3 (in Japanese)

Yamanaka, N.(Mar. 2014): 4-3 Right tree for right site. p.64-65, In Tsunekawa, A. et al. eds. Knowledg and technology to save drylands - Solutions to desertification, land degradation and drought. Maruzen publishing co. ltd. Tokyo, 64-65. ISBN978-4-621-08753-4 (in Japanese)

Yamanaka, N. (Mar. 2014) 4-1 Vegetation degradation- Current situations and issues.p.56-59, In Tsunekawa, A. et al. eds. Knowledge and technology to save drylands - Solutions to desertification, land degradation and drought. Maruzen publishing co. ltd. Tokyo, 56-59. ISBN978-4-621-08753-4 (in Japanese)

Yamanaka, N.(Mar. 2014) 2-3 Checkerboard sand barriers.p.34-35, In Tsunekawa, A. et al. eds. Knowledge and technology to save drylands - Solutions to desertification, land degradation and drought. Maruzen publishing co. ltd. Tokyo, 34-35. ISBN978-4-621-08753-4 (in Japanese)

Atsushi Tsunekawa, Liu Guobin, Norikazu Yamanaka and Du Sheng eds. (Oct. 2013) Restoration and Development of Degraded Loess Plateau, China.Springer 
Ch.1 Location, Geology and Landforms of the Loess Plateau (Mei-Jie Yan, Qiu-Yue He, Norikazu Yamanaka, and Sheng Du)
Ch.4 Vegetation of Loess Plateau (Norikazu Yamanaka, Qinchung Hou, Sheng Du)
Ch.17 Vegetation Restoration in Loess Plateau (Kyoichi Otsuki, Norikazu Yamanaka, Sheng Du)
ISBN: 978-4-431-54480-7