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ISSN 1881-6754
Editorial Board
(January 2022 - December 2023)

Editors in Chief

Dr. Yasuhiro Hirano
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Dr. Yoshiaki Inukai
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

Dr. Yoshiro Mano
Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO, Nasushiobara, Japan

Dr. Kyotaro Noguchi
Tohoku Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Morioka, Japan

Senior Editorial Assistant

Dr. Satoshi Shimamura

Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, NARO, Daisen, Japan

Subject Editors (in alphabetical sequence of family names)

Dr. Tomomi Abiko

Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Plant physiology, agronomy
Nitrogen nutrition, oxygen, aerenchyma, rice, soybean

Dr. Hideki Araki
Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan
Crop science
Grain filling, root system, rice, wheat

Prof. Hiroyuki Daimon
Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
Crop production science
Crop rotation, mixed cropping, intercropping, nitrogen cycle in cropping system, legumes, green manure crops

Dr. Karibu Fukuzawa
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Forest ecology
Fine root dynamics, soil nutrient, biogeochemical cycling, forest

Dr. Shintaro Hara
Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Japan
Soil microbiology
Nitrogen fixing bacteria, phosphate solubilizing bacteria, plant associated bacteria, arbuscular mycorrhiza

Prof. Maki Katsuhara
Okayama University, Kurashiki, Japan
Plant nutrition, plant physiology
Aquaporin, salt stress, barley, wheat, rice

Dr. Akihiko Kinoshita
Kyushu Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Kumamoto, Japan
Forest science, mycology
Mycorrhiza, molecular phylogenetics, orchid

Dr. Yoshihiro Kobae
Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan
Plant nutrition
Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis, transporter

Dr. Bohdan Kon├┤pka
National Forest Centre, Forest Research Institute Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia
Forest science
Fine root dynamics, silviculture, forest protection

Dr. Katashi Kubo
Tohoku Agricultural Research Center, NARO, Fukushima, Japan
Crop science
Radioactive cesium, potassium, cadmium, wheat, soybean, buckwheat

Dr. Takeshi Kuroha
Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO, Tsukuba, Japan
Plant physiology, plant genetics and breeding
Plant hormone, environmental response, Arabidopsis, rice, liverwort

Dr. Naoki Makita
Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan
Forest science
Fine root dynamics, root respiration, carbon flux

Dr. Atsushi Matsumura
Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Japan
Crop science
Mycorrhiza, soybean, maize

Prof. Motoyasu Minami
Chubu University, Kasugai, Japan
Molecular ecology
Medicinal plants, secondary metabolite, alpine plants, Tokai hilly elements

Prof. Mikio Nakazono
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Plant molecular genetics, plant physiology
Waterlogging tolerance, aerenchyma, gene expression, rice, wheat, barley, maize

Dr. Naoto Nihei
Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan
Crop science, plant nutrition
Radioactive cesium, amino acids usage, soybean, buckwheat, rice

Prof. Atsushi Ogawa
Akita Prefectural University, Akita, Japan
Environmental control of plant, crop physiology
Functional vegetables, osmotic stress, lateral root, lettuce, komatuna, rice

Prof. Mizue Ohashi
University of Hyogo, Himeji, Japan
Forest science
Fine root dynamics, soil respiration, carbon flux

Dr. Atsushi Oyanagi
NARO, Tsukuba, Japan
Agronomy
Waterlogging tolerance, wet damage, field investigation, wheat, barley

Dr. Kosala Ranathunge
The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Anatomy and histochemistry, plant physiology, molecular biology
Plant secondary biopolymers, stress physiology, rice, barley, maize, Arabidopsis

Prof. Yowhan Son
Korea University, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
Forest science
Fine root dynamics, nutrient cycling

Dr. Koya Sugawara
NARO Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Nasushiobara, Japan
Microbiology, Plant pathology
Endophytic fungi, plant-microbe interactions, symbiosis

Dr. Daisuke Takata
Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan
Pomology, plant physiology
Horticultural crops, radioactive cesium, tree growth analysis, peach, grapes, persimmon, blueberry, fig fruit

Dr. Yusaku Uga
Institute of Crop Science, NARO, Tsukuba, Japan
Plant breeding, plant molecular genetics
Abiotic stress tolerance, QTL, gene isolation, rice

Dr. Akihiro Yamamoto
University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan
Plant nutrition, plant physiology
Nitrogen fixation, polyamine, soybean, rice

Dr. Takaki Yamauchi
Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan
Plant molecular genetics, plant physiology
Root anatomy, cereal crops, abiotic stress tolerance, hormonal regulation, ecological adaptation, wild species


Dr. Ken Yokawa
Kitami Institute of Technology, Hokkaido, Japan
Biochemistry, plant physiology
Membrane trafficking, reactive oxygen species, sensing, Arabidopsis, maize


Guest editors in 2022-2023 (in alphabetical sequence of family names)