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iLEAPS is the land-atmosphere core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). The scientific goal of iLEAPS is to provide understanding how interacting physical, chemical and biological processes transport and transform energy and matter through the land-atmosphere interface. iLEAPS encourages international and interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly involving scientists from the developing countries.

iLEAPS was established in March 2004 as the new Land-Atmosphere project within the framework of the second phase International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP II).The research planned for iLEAPS covers the basic processes that link surface-atmosphere exchange with vegetation/ecosystem processes on the one hand and with atmospheric dynamics, tropospheric chemistry and physical climate on the other. Please see website for more information.

iLEAPS-Japan committee members


iLEAPS-Japan committee members (* Chair and International commitee member)
Name Affiliation・Title
Takeshi Ise
Kyoto University, Field Science Education and Research Center, Associate Professor
Akihiko Ito

Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies・
Senior Researcher

Takeshi Ohta Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University・Professor
Makoto Koike
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo・Associate Professor
Nobuko Saigusa
Center for Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies・
Deputy director
Hisashi Sato
Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research,
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)・Scientific Researcher
Masato Shinoda
Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University・Professor
Rikie Suzuki

Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research , Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science
and Technology, Director

Satoru Takanashi

Foretry and Forest Products Research Institute, Senior researcher

Akira Tani
Graduate Division of Nutritional and Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka, Professor
Tomoko Nakano
Faculty of Economics, Chuo University, Professor
Kentaro Hayashi
Carbon and Nutrient Cycles Division, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences,
Senior Researcher
Takashi Hirano Research Faculty of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Professor
Tetsuya Hiyama* Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University, Professor
Jun Matsumoto
Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Professor
Yutaka Matsumi
Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, Professor
Takeshi Yamazaki
Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Associate Professor
Tsutomu Yamanaka
Tsukuba University, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, Associate Professor