Ohira and Fukuda (2018) in Paddy and Water Environment

Our paper from the surveys in Fuchu Yosui Irrigation System has been published in Paddy and Water Environment.

Ohira and Fukuda (2018) Flow regime shapes seasonal patterns of fish species richness and abundance in main and branch channels of a rice irrigation system. Paddy and Water Environment. DOI: 10.1007/s10333-018-0669-4

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ISE2018 in Tokyo

The 12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE2018; Aug 18-24, 2018) was a great opportunity to meet many people working in the field of ecohydraulics. I could have a clear direction in my research through many discussions with the participants. 
Kurita Ecohydraulics Workshop-ECoENet was a great start of the ISE2018, opening with keynote talks, group discussion, and finalized by synthesis talks. Students and early career researchers might have benefited from the contents in which they could have chances to communicate with keynote speakers and experienced researchers.  
Main part of the ISE2018 was successful; keynote talks were all great and motivated me for future research. I do look forward to the ISE2020 to be held in Lyon, France.

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After closing ceremony


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Thom Hardy awarded for his contribution to ecohydraulics 


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Herve introduced ISE2020 in Lyon, France  


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ISE2018 banquet 


Eva as a keynote speaker of the workshop

Eva as a keynote speaker of the workshop 


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Fiona as a keynote speaker of the workshop 


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Greg as a keynote speaker of the workshop   


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Mike as a keynote speaker of the Workshop 


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Atle, Thom and Paco for synthesis keynotes in the workshop 


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Workshop participants


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ECoENet Meeting  


Ecohydraulics Community meeting

Ecohydraulics Community meeting 


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Seiya successfully presented his research 


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Paul introduced how important small streams are!!! 


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Mitsuru presented his research in Fuchu Yosui Irrigation System 


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Marina presented her work in Yagawa


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Paco presented our joint work with Rafael Munoz-Mas


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Tour 5 explored Tama river (and Japanese sake!)

 

Fireworks Festival in Isanuma

Isanuma is a swamp used as an agricultural reservoir which has a complex channel network for rice production.  As a part of new research activity, we joined the fireworks festival there.  Fireworks were all fantastic and we enjoyed beers and Japanese sakes produced in the region. 

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Beautiful fireworks


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Fish sampling


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Result

IAHR2017

We joined the 37th IAHR World Congress (IAHR2017; http://www.iahrworldcongress.org/).  Mr. Matsuzawa presented a part of his achievement and I chaired the ecohydraulics community meeting.  It was a great opportunity to learn advanced research as well as basic research topics in hydraulics. 

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Opening ceremony


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Mr. Matsuzawa’s talk!


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Ecohydraulics community meeting


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Participants in the ecohydraulics community meeting


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A promotion of the sustainable development goals in a shopping mall, which is, to the best of my knowledge, very rare in Japan

 

Survey in the Mekong Delta

As a part of new project, we visited Ho Chi Minh city and Ben Tre province for preliminary survey.  We first had a small workshop in the Thuy Loi University to share research goal and discuss research activities in the target area.

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A scene from the Mekong Delta


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A rice growing area


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After heavy rain, we got soaked on boat


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Survey team!


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During a coffee break


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After a meeting

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Announcement

Announcement: guidance for entering the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Agriculture, TUAT

H29年度東京農工大学大学院農学府農業環境工学専攻(MT専攻)
大学院進学説明会開催のお知らせ

東京農工大学大学院農学府農業環境工学専攻への受験希望の学生を対象とした,大学院進学説明会を開催しますので,ご参加ください。農工大生に限らず,どなたでも参加いただけます。なお,参加申し込みは不要です。

日時:平成29年7月7日(金) 午後1時から午後2時まで
場所:東京農工大学農学部(府中キャンパス)3号館205号室

<内容>
1.専攻の概要と入試関連の説明
2.カリキュラムの説明
3.就職状況
4.質疑応答,ほか

6th Shichirin party!

We had the 6th Shichirin party, a fish-only BBQ, to learn more about fish.  It was the biggest party with a lot of fun.  We also celebrated the birthday of a student with a fish-decorated cake. I thank the organizers and participants to make this happy party!

s-IMG_3059 (2) Let’s enjoy fish more!

Next one will perhaps be in August.

Regular survey in May 2017

Irrigation has started but not so many fish migrated into our target irrigation channels.  We observed some juvenile fish as well as some other animals such as frogs, snakes and ducks. Students are good at finding them. 

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We’ll have the sixth shichirin party on May 26, 2017 (from 18:00).  We’ll have some fun!!!

Regular survey in April (2)

We made another regular survey under fine weather.  Many animals seem to get active now.

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