Satellite Ecology (SATECO)-linking ecology, remote sensing and micrometeorology, from plot to regional scale, for the study of ecosystem structure and function.


:There is a growing requirement for ecosystem science to help inform a deeper understanding of the effects of global climate change and land use change on terrestrial ecosystem structure and function, from small area (plot) to landscape, regional and global scales. To meet these requirements, ecologists have investigated plant growth and carbon cycling processes at plot scale, using biometric methods to measure plant carbon accumulation, and gas exchange (chamber) methods to measure soil respiration. Also at the plot scale, micrometeorologists have attempted to measure canopy- or ecosystem-scale CO(2) flux by the eddy covariance technique, which reveals diurnal, seasonal and annual cycles. Mathematical models play an important role in integrating ecological and micrometeorological processes into ecosystem scales, which are further useful in interpreting time-accumulated information derived from biometric methods by comparing with CO(2) flux measurements. For a spatial scaling of such plot-level understanding, remote sensing via satellite is used to measure land use/vegetation type distribution and temporal changes in ecosystem structures such as leaf area index. However, to better utilise such data, there is still a need for investigations that consider the structure and function of ecosystems and their processes, especially in mountainous areas characterized by complex terrain and a mosaic distribution of vegetation. For this purpose, we have established a new interdisciplinary approach named 'Satellite Ecology', which aims to link ecology, remote sensing and micrometeorology to facilitate the study of ecosystem function, at the plot, landscape, and regional scale.


J Plant Res


Muraoka H,Koizumi H




Has Abstract


2009-01-01 00:00:00












  • A new species of Liquidambar (Altingiaceae) from the late Eocene of South China.

    abstract::A new fossil leaf species, Liquidambar bella (Altingiaceae), is described from the lower part of the Eocene Huangniuling Formation, Maoming Basin, South China. Suprabasal venation in the fossil lobed Liquidambar leaves is reported for the first time. The new species provides additional palaeobotanical evidence on the ...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Maslova NP,Kodrul TM,Herman AB,Tu M,Liu X,Jin J

    更新日期:2019-03-01 00:00:00

  • Chloroplasts move towards the nearest anticlinal walls under dark condition.

    abstract::Chloroplasts change their intracellular positions in response to their light environment. Under darkness, chloroplasts assume special positions that are different from those under light conditions. Here, we analyzed chloroplast dark positioning using Adiantum capillus-veneris gametophyte cells. When chloroplasts were ...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tsuboi H,Wada M

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • Regulation of the grapevine polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein encoding gene: expression pattern, induction profile and promoter analysis.

    abstract::Regulation of defense in plants is a complex process mediated by various signaling pathways. Promoter analysis of defense-related genes is useful to understand these signaling pathways involved in regulation. To this end, the regulation of the polygalacturonase-inhibiting protein encoding gene from Vitis vinifera L. (...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Joubert DA,de Lorenzo G,Vivier MA

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Structure, function, and evolution of plant NIMA-related kinases: implication for phosphorylation-dependent microtubule regulation.

    abstract::Microtubules are highly dynamic structures that control the spatiotemporal pattern of cell growth and division. Microtubule dynamics are regulated by reversible protein phosphorylation involving both protein kinases and phosphatases. Never in mitosis A (NIMA)-related kinases (NEKs) are a family of serine/threonine kin...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Takatani S,Otani K,Kanazawa M,Takahashi T,Motose H

    更新日期:2015-11-01 00:00:00

  • Upregulation of the promoter activity of the carrot (Daucus carota) phenylalanine ammonia-lyase gene (DcPAL3) is caused by new members of the transcriptional regulatory proteins, DcERF1 and DcERF2, which bind to the GCC-box homolog and act as an activator

    abstract::The phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) gene, DcPAL3, was expressed during the synthesis of anthocyanin in suspension-cultured cells of carrot (Daucus carota). There were two putative cis-elements in the DcPAL3 promoter region: the box-L and GCC-box homologs. Both of these are committed to the upregulation of promoter a...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kimura S,Chikagawa Y,Kato M,Maeda K,Ozeki Y

    更新日期:2008-09-01 00:00:00

  • Dual colonization of Mucoromycotina and Glomeromycotina fungi in the basal liverwort, Haplomitrium mnioides (Haplomitriopsida).

    abstract::In general, Glomeromycotina was thought to be the earliest fungi forming mycorrhiza-like structure (MLS) in land plant evolution. In contrast, because the earliest divergent lineage of extant land plants, i.e. Haplomitriopsida liverworts, associates only with Mucoromycotina mycobionts, recent studies suggested that th...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yamamoto K,Shimamura M,Degawa Y,Yamada A

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • Molecular circumscription of the hornworts (Anthocerotophyta) based on the chloroplast DNA trnL-trnF region.

    abstract::In phylogenetic trees generated from partial trnL(UAA) intron sequences, the hornworts (represented by nine species from the genera Anthoceros, Dendroceros, Megaceros, Notothylas and Phaeoceros) are resolved as a monophyletic group and are separated from the clades of mosses, liverworts and tracheophytes. A secondary ...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Stech M,Quandt D,Frey W

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • Carbon autonomy of reproductive shoots of Siberian alder (Alnus hirsuta var. sibirica).

    abstract::Carbon autonomy of current-year shoots in flowering, and of current-year shoots plus 1-year-old shoots (1-year-old shoot system) in fruiting of Siberian alder (Alnus hirsuta var. sibirica) was investigated using a stable isotope of carbon, (13)C. The current-year shoot and 1-year-old shoot systems were fed (13)CO(2) a...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hasegawa S,Koba K,Tayasu I,Takeda H,Haga H

    更新日期:2003-06-01 00:00:00

  • Nuclear lamina CRWN proteins regulate chromatin organization, gene expression, and nuclear body formation in plants.

    abstract::The metazoan cell nucleus is physically supported by nuclear lamina structures, which are mainly composed of filamentous protein lamins. CROWDED NUCLEI (CRWNs)/nuclear matrix constituent proteins are considered potential candidates of lamin analogs in plants. CRWNs specifically localize to the nuclear periphery, maint...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sakamoto Y

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • Correlation between pollen morphology and pollination mechanisms in the Hydrocharitaceae.

    abstract::The pollen morphology of 11 genera and 11 species of the Hydrocharitaceae and one species of the Najadaceae was studied using scanning and transmission electron microscopies, and the exine structures and sculptures are discussed in relation to pollination mechanisms and the molecular phylogeny. The pollen grains of th...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tanaka N,Uehara K,Murata J

    更新日期:2004-08-01 00:00:00

  • Universal stress protein in Malus sieversii confers enhanced drought tolerance.

    abstract::Drought is an important environmental factor that can severely affect plant growth and reproduction. Although many genes related to drought tolerance have been studied in economically important crops, very few genes have been functionally identified in Malus sieversii. In this study, we isolated a new gene based on th...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yang M,Che S,Zhang Y,Wang H,Wei T,Yan G,Song W,Yu W

    更新日期:2019-11-01 00:00:00

  • OsHKT2;2/1-mediated Na(+) influx over K(+) uptake in roots potentially increases toxic Na(+) accumulation in a salt-tolerant landrace of rice Nona Bokra upon salinity stress.

    abstract::HKT transporters are Na(+)-permeable membrane proteins, which mediate Na(+) and K(+) homeostasis in K(+)-depleted and saline environments in plants. Class II HKT transporters, a distinct subgroup found predominantly in monocots, are known to mediate Na(+)-K(+) co-transport in principle. Here we report features of ion ...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Suzuki K,Costa A,Nakayama H,Katsuhara M,Shinmyo A,Horie T

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00

  • Occurrence and characterization of PEND proteins in angiosperms.

    abstract::The PEND protein is a DNA-binding protein in the inner envelope membrane of the developing chloroplast. It consists of a short pre-sequence, an N-terminal DNA-binding domain (cbZIP), a central repeat domain, and a C-terminal transmembrane domain. PEND homologs have been detected in various angiosperms, including Arabi...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Terasawa K,Sato N

    更新日期:2005-04-01 00:00:00

  • Identification of mono-, oligo-, and polysaccharides secreted from soybean roots.

    abstract::The mist culture system was conducted to study secreted polysaccharides from soybean ( Glycine max) roots grown for 15 days. Roots were rinsed with distilled water (DW) for 15 min, then with 30 mM oxalic acid (OXA) for 15 min to remove ionically bound sugar. Released sugars were further fractionated into low (L) and h...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Timotiwu PB,Sakurai N

    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

  • The configuration of the seminal roots of Triticum aestivum L. (Poaceae).

    abstract::The seminal root system of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is composed of the primary seminal root, the first pair of seminal roots, and the second pair of seminal roots, which are known to grow in different directions. The direction of root growth, which can be expressed by theta (the angle between the root and the plum...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nakamoto T,Oyanagi A

    更新日期:1996-12-01 00:00:00

  • Communities of mycorrhizal fungi in different trophic types of Asiatic Pyrola japonica sensu lato (Ericaceae).

    abstract::Mixotrophic plants obtain carbon by their own photosynthetic activity and from their root-associated mycorrhizal fungi. Mixotrophy is deemed a pre-adaptation for evolution of mycoheterotrophic nutrition, where plants fully depend on fungi and lose their photosynthetic activity. The aim of this study was to clarify myc...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Matsuda Y,Yamaguchi Y,Matsuo N,Uesugi T,Ito J,Yagame T,Figura T,Selosse MA,Hashimoto Y

    更新日期:2020-11-01 00:00:00

  • Over-expression of Arabidopsis thaliana SFD1/GLY1, the gene encoding plastid localized glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, increases plastidic lipid content in transgenic rice plants.

    abstract::Lipids are the major constituents of all membranous structures in plants. Plants possess two pathways for lipid biosynthesis: the prokaryotic pathway (i.e., plastidic pathway) and the eukaryotic pathway (i.e., endoplasmic-reticulum (ER) pathway). Whereas some plants synthesize galactolipids from diacylglycerol assembl...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Singh V,Singh PK,Siddiqui A,Singh S,Banday ZZ,Nandi AK

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • Phylogenetic analysis of the genus Petunia (Solanaceae) based on the sequence of the Hf1 gene.

    abstract::Polymerase chain reaction fragment length polymorphisms and nucleotide sequences for a cytochrome P450 gene encoding flavonoid-3',5'-hydroxylase, Hf1, were studied in 19 natural taxa of Petunia. Natural Petunia taxa were classified into six groups based on major insertion or deletion events that occurred only in intro...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chen S,Matsubara K,Omori T,Kokubun H,Kodama H,Watanabe H,Hashimoto G,Marchesi E,Bullrich L,Ando T

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Population genetics of threatened wild plants in Japan.

    abstract::Approximately one-fourth of Japan's native plant species are threatened with extinction. To conserve these species, it is critical to evaluate genetic diversity at species-level and population-level. Some factors, including population size and geographic distribution, are known to influence the population genetic dive...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Maki M

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • Xanthine dehydrogenase and aldehyde oxidase impact plant hormone homeostasis and affect fruit size in 'Hass' avocado.

    abstract::The contribution of xanthine dehydrogenase (XDH, EC to fruit size was investigated using the normal and small-fruit variants of Persea americana Mill. cv. 'Hass'. Inhibition of XDH by treatment of normal fruit, in the linear phase of growth (phase II), with allopurinol (Allo) arrested fruit growth. Adenine ...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taylor NJ,Cowan AK

    更新日期:2004-04-01 00:00:00

  • Leaf structural and hydraulic adjustment with respect to air humidity and canopy position in silver birch (Betula pendula).

    abstract::Climate change scenarios predict an increase in air temperature and precipitation in northern temperate regions of Europe by the end of the century. Increasing atmospheric humidity inevitably resulting from more frequent rainfall events reduces water flux through vegetation, influencing plants' structure and functioni...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sellin A,Taneda H,Alber M

    更新日期:2019-05-01 00:00:00

  • A new method for evaluating flowering synchrony to support the temporal isolation of genetically modified crops from their wild relatives.

    abstract::Hybridization between crops and their wild relatives potentially threatens the genetic identity of the wild plants, particularly in the case of genetically modified crops. Only a few studies have examined the use of temporal isolation to prevent hybridization, and the indices used in those studies, (e.g., the days of ...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ohigashi K,Mizuguti A,Yoshimura Y,Matsuo K,Miwa T

    更新日期:2014-01-01 00:00:00

  • The carbohydrate-binding module of Fragaria × ananassa expansin 2 (CBM-FaExp2) binds to cell wall polysaccharides and decreases cell wall enzyme activities "in vitro".

    abstract::A putative carbohydrate binding module (CBM) from strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa Duch.) expansin 2 (CBM-FaExp2) was cloned and the encoding protein was over-expressed in Escherichia coli and purified in order to evaluate its capacity to bind different cell wall polysaccharides "in vitro". The protein CBM-FaExp2 bound...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nardi C,Escudero C,Villarreal N,Martínez G,Civello PM

    更新日期:2013-01-01 00:00:00

  • Breaking-bud pollination: a new pollination process in partially opened flowers by small bees.

    abstract::Plant-pollinator interactions have usually been researched in flowers that have fully opened. However, some pollinators can visit flowers before full opening and contribute to fruit and seed sets. In this paper, we researched the pollination biology of flowers just starting to open in four field experiments. We observ...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yamaji F,Ohsawa TA

    更新日期:2015-09-01 00:00:00

  • Osmotic water permeability of plasma and vacuolar membranes in protoplasts I: high osmotic water permeability in radish (Raphanus sativus) root cells as measured by a new method.

    abstract::Intra- and transcellular water movements in plants are regulated by the water permeability of the plasma membrane (PM) and vacuolar membrane (VM) in plant cells. In the present study, we investigated the osmotic water permeability of both PM (P ( f1)) and VM (P ( f2)), as well as the bulk osmotic water permeability of...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Murai-Hatano M,Kuwagata T

    更新日期:2007-03-01 00:00:00

  • Thermogenesis and flowering biology of Colocasia gigantea, Araceae.

    abstract::The thermogenesis and flowering biology of Colocasia gigantea (Blume) Hook. f. were studied from December 2005 to February 2006 on Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu (South Pacific). Endogenous thermogenesis was measured in two ways: (1) continuously over 5-day periods, and (2) over 3 h during maximum heating. The study showed t...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ivancic A,Roupsard O,Garcia JQ,Melteras M,Molisale T,Tara S,Lebot V

    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

  • Microtubules in early development of the megagametophyte of Ginkgo biloba.

    abstract::Food storage tissue in the seeds of gymnosperms is female gametophyte (megagametophyte) that develops before fertilization, whereas, in seeds of angiosperms, food is stored as endosperm initiated by double fertilization. The megagametophyte is haploid, and endosperm is usually triploid, at least initially. Despite dif...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brown RC,Lemmon BE

    更新日期:2008-07-01 00:00:00

  • Palynological insights of the eastern Asian and eastern North American disjunct genus Symplocarpus (Araceae).

    abstract::Symplocarpus L. (Araceae) is a disjunct genus including S. foetidus (L.) Nutt. var. latissimus (Makino) S. Hara, S. nipponicus Makino, and S. nabekuraensis Otsuka & K. Inoue in temperate eastern Asia; S. egorovii N. S. Pavlova & V. A. Nechaev in the Russian far east; and S. foetidus (L.) Nutt. in temperate northeaster...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee S,Lee S,Heo K,Kim SC

    更新日期:2010-11-01 00:00:00

  • Selfing and inbreeding depression in seeds and seedlings of Neobalanocarpus heimii (Dipterocarpaceae).

    abstract::We evaluated the degree of selfing and inbreeding depression at the seed and seedling stages of a threatened tropical canopy tree, Neobalanocarpus heimii, using microsatellite markers. Selection resulted in an overall decrease in the level of surviving selfed progeny from seeds to established seedlings, indicating inb...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Naito Y,Konuma A,Iwata H,Suyama Y,Seiwa K,Okuda T,Lee SL,Muhammad N,Tsumura Y

    更新日期:2005-12-01 00:00:00

  • Utility of the Amborella trichopoda expansin superfamily in elucidating the history of angiosperm expansins.

    abstract::Expansins form a superfamily of plant proteins that assist in cell wall loosening during growth and development. The superfamily is divided into four families: EXPA, EXPB, EXLA, and EXLB (Sampedro and Cosgrove in Genome Biol 6:242, 2005. doi: 10.1186/gb-2005-6-12-242 ). Previous studies on Arabidopsis, rice, and Popul...

    journal_title:Journal of plant research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Seader VH,Thornsberry JM,Carey RE

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00