Field Facilities

Field station comparative data

Sugadaira Research Station

Latitude 36.52473°N
Longitude 138.34855°E
Elevation 1315 m
Annual average temperature* 6.6 °C
Monthly average temperature* -5.5~19.4 °C
Annual precipitation* 1343 mm
Maximum snow depth* 106.7 cm
Site area 35 ha (6ha of grassland, 4ha of red pine forest, 4.5 ha of mixed forest, 14 ha of deciduous broad-leaf forest, 4.5 ha of Arboretum)
Facilities and equipment Overnight accommodation (44 people, meals provided)
Laboratory (40 people)
Lecture room (30 people)
Canopy tower (21m high)
DNA sequencer (Sanger Sequencing, next-generation high-speed sequencer)
Electron microscope (transmission type/scanning type)
Microscope (stereoscopic microscope (40), optical microscope (40))
Various incubators
Various refrigerators/freezers
Minibus (26 people)
Various vehicles
Staff members
(as of 2018)
Faculty members (7), Researcher (1), Technical staff (7), Clerical staff (2)

Ikawa Forest Station

Latitude 35.21752°N (Office premises)
Longitude 138.22300°E (Office premises)
Elevation 755 m (Office premises)
Annual average temperature* 9.0 °C
Annual precipitation* 2800 mm
Site area 1760 ha of experimental forest, 0.47 ha of office premises
Facilities and equipment

Overnight accommodation (24 people) and Administration building
Dining room

Lecture room (24 people)
Microscope (stereoscopic microscope, optical microscope 7 units)
Incubator (1)
Muffle furnace
Reflection stereoscope
Power shovel
Various vehicles

Staff members
(as of 2018)
Faculty members (2), Technical staff (2), Part-time staff (1)

Yatsugatake forest Station

Latitude 35.94413° N
Longitude 138.46972°E
Elevation 1350 m (Megumi no mori premises)
Annual average temperature* 7.0 °C
Monthly average temperature* -6.1~20.0 °C
Annual precipitation* 1465 mm
Maximum snow depth* 96.9 cm
Site area 80 ha of Yatsugatake Forest, 14ha of Megumi Forest, 188 ha of Kawakami Forest
Facilities and equipment Overnight accommodation (38 people)
Seminar room (30 people)
Laboratory (30 seats)
Microscope (stereoscopic microscope, optical microscope 24 units)
Incubator(1)
Various vehicles
Staff members
(as of 2018)
Faculty member (1), Technical staff (2), Part-time staff (2)

Tsukuba Experimental Forest

Latitude 36.11641° N
Longitude 140.10133° E
Elevation 28 m
Annual average temperature* 14.5 °C
Monthly average temperature* 2.4~27.1 °C
Annual precipitation* 1253 mm
Site area 3.4 ha of field, 2.2 ha of Botanical garden
Facilities and equipment Training room (36 people)
Laboratory
Microscope (stereoscopic microscope, optical microscope)
Incubator (2)
Compact excavator
Various vehicles
Staff members
(as of 2018)
Faculty member (1), Technical staff (2), Part-time staff (2)

* annual average for several years

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