MATSUDA Hiroyuki


Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences, Division of Natural Environment and Information

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Date of Birth


Research Fields, Keywords

Ecological risk,Environmental science, biology, agriculture

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The Best Research Acheivement as Researcher Life 【 display / non-display

  • 【Book】 Ecological Risk Science for Beginners:Precautionary Adaptive Management  2008.03

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  • A professor at Yokohama National University, Hiroyuki Matsuda's research encompasses studies of adaptive management and co-management of marine protected areas, risk analysis and game theory. He is the author of two Japanese textbooks on ecology, one of which focuses on the science and ecosystem management of fisheries. His theoretical work on fisheries management has resulted in new ideas, including the "cyclic advantage model," of sardine-anchovy-chub mackerel, in which Matsuda proposed a hypothesis for small pelagic fish stock fluctuations, and "target switching," a novel multi-species management strategy.

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  • 2009

    The Japanese Socirty of Fisheries Science

  • 2004

    The Society for Risk Analysis Japan

  • 2004

    Society of Enviromental Science,Japan

  • 1996

    The Socirty of Population Ecology

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  • Ecology/Environment

  • Fisheries Science

  • Risk Science

  • Environmental Ecology


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  • Transformations of Social-Ecological Systems

    Matsuda H, Makino M, Vlachopoulou EI (Part: Joint Work , Range: Drawing Plans of a House That Already Stands: Knowledge Systems of the Shiretoko Region, a World Heritage Site of Japan )

    Springer Nature  2018.12 ISBN: 978-981-13-2326-3

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    In the context of the process in which Shiretoko was selected as a World Natural Heritage Site, we discuss the functions of bilateral knowledge translators as buffers to resist external pressure. We explore a process that encourages reconfiguration of the international framework represented by World Natural Heritage Site. In the Shiretoko region, through the interaction between fishers and visiting researchers, knowledge systems that contribute to the international value of World Natural Heritage Sites are reorganized to fit local realities. The mechanisms utilized and the value derived from local fisher practices can spread widely via the language of science.

  • Living in the Environment

    (Part: Other )

    2016.01 ISBN: 978-4-621


  • Biology and Ecology of Bluefin Tuna

    Takashi Kitagawa, Shingo Kimura (Part: Single Work , Range: Mathematical modeling of bluefin tuna growth, maturation, and reproduction based on physiological energetics )

    CRC Press   2015.08 ISBN: 978149872487

  • Permanence and optimization of harvesting return: a stage structured prey-predator fishery

    Kar TK (Part: Joint Work )

    Research Journal of Environmental Sciences  2007

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  • Breeding control of the invasive alien fish <i>Micropterus salmoides</i> by stepped water level drawdown operation.

    MATSUZAKI Atsushi, OKITSU Jiro, AZAMI Kazuhiro, HIGUCHI Takaya, KAMATA Kentaro, OSUGI Tomonori, NAKAI Katsuki, MATSUDA Hiroyuki, OYAMA Yukio

    Ecology and Civil Engineering ( Ecology and Civil Engineering Society )  21 ( 2 )   145 - 158   2019

    Joint Work

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    <p>The limited water-level method is used for the reservoir of the Miharu Dam, located in upstream of the Abukuma River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean, and drawdown of the water level is routinely practiced just before the flood season (June to October). At this time of the year, the surface water temperature of the reservoir reaches around 15℃ at which spawning of largemouth bass, an invasive species, is thought to begin. Hence, the drawdown period coincides with the spawning period of largemouth bass. Several patterns of drawdown were performed in order to evaluate the effects of the drawdown on the spawning of largemouth bass. In an ordinary drawdown, the water level is lowered at a constant rate till the onset of the flood season. In the Miharu Dam reservoir, drawdown is temporarily paused for 2 to 4 days in the midst of drawdown to promote the spawning of largemouth bass. Then, drawdown is resumed to dry up the spawning beds established at the maintained water level. As a result, a considerable number of exposed spawning beds were detected by setting a few maintained periods during a drawdown, called "Stepped Water-level Drawdown", and exposed spawning beds were observed at depths of 0.5 to 2.0 m from the maintained water level. Fries of largemouth bass were captured and the dates of their spawning were estimated from the relationship between length and daily rings (otoliths). The analysis revealed that spawning during the drawdown period scarcely led to hatching. It was also found that 4-stepped drawdown is more effective for exposing spawning beds than 3-stepped drawdown. Population growth simulated by the Leslie matrix given a scenario of 4-stepped drawdown yielded a stable trend over 50 years. These analyses suggest that 4-stepped drawdown before the flood season could be an effective management method to control the recruitment of largemouth bass.</p>

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  • Breeding-state determinants of Northern Goshawks revealed by a multi-state occupancy model

    Natsukawa Haruki, Mori Kaname, Komuro Shizuko, Shiokawa Takashi, Umetsu Jun, Matsuda Hiroyuki

    The Japanese Forest Society Congress ( THE JAPANESE FORESTRY SOCIETY )  130 ( 0 )   2019

    Joint Work

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    <p>[in Japanese]</p>

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  • Comparing macroinvertebrate assemblages at organic-contaminated river sites with different zinc concentrations: metal-sensitive taxa may already be absent

    Iwasaki Y, Kagaya T, Matsuda H

    Environmental Pollution   ( 241 )   272 - 278   2018.10  [Refereed]

    Single Work

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    Highlights • Effects of Zn on macroinvertebrates in organic-contaminated rivers were evaluated. • Observed communities were species poor. • Metal-sensitive taxa such as heptageniid mayflies were few or absent. • No significant effect of total Zn concentrations of <70 μg/L was detected. • Metals may have limited impacts on species-poor communities in urban rivers.


  • Occurrence and ecological risk of pharmaceuticals in river surface water of Bangladesh

    Hossain A, Nakamichi T, Habibullah-Al-Mamun M, Tani K, Masunaga S, Matsuda H

    Environmental Research   ( 165 )   258 - 266   2018.08  [Refereed]

    Joint Work

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    Highlights • Twelve pharmaceuticals were investigated in river surface water. • Nine pharmaceuticals were detected at ng L−1 level. • MNZ was dominant followed by TMP, ERY-H2O and SMX. • Contamination of SMX, TMP and TYL was associated with fed aquaculture. • Preliminary ecological risk assessment showed the medium to low risks.


  • Food nitrogen footprint reductions related to a balanced Japanese diet

    Oita A, Nagano I, Matsuda H

    AMBIO A Journal of the Human Environment   47 ( 3 )   319 - 326   2018.04

    Single Work

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    Dietary choices largely affect human-induced reactive nitrogen accumulation in the environment and resultant environmental problems. A nitrogen footprint (NF) is an indicator of how an individual’s consumption patterns impact nitrogen pollution. Here, we examined the impact of changes in the Japanese diet from 1961 to 2011 and the effect of alternative diets (the recommended protein diet, a pescetarian diet, a low-NF food diet, and a balanced Japanese diet) on the food NF. The annual per-capita Japanese food NF has increased by 55% as a result of dietary changes since 1961. The 1975 Japanese diet, a balanced omnivorous diet that reportedly delays senescence, with a protein content similar to the current level, reduced the current food NF (15.2 kg-N) to 12.6 kg-N, which is comparable to the level in the recommended protein diet (12.3 kg-N). These findings will help consumers make dietary choices to reduce their impacts on nitrogen pollution. Link for full text (free view-only version) ->


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  • Living harmony with nature: fisheries co-management in Shiretoko World Heritage,

    Hiroyuki Matsuda  [Invited]

    Living harmony with nature: fisheries co-management in Shiretoko World Heritage, Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation Annual Meeting  2012.12.09  

  • Risk of radioactive contamination in fisheries resources ,

    Hiroyuki Matsuda  [Invited]

    Risk of radioactive contamination in fisheries resources , Exploring the impacts of the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accidents on the Ocean  2012.11.14  


Council/Academic activity outside the university 【 display / non-display

  • UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme


    Society   MAB Strategy Group member