Day 1 (Tuesday 14 September 2021)

Room 1

10:45-11:00 Opening Session 


11:00-12:00 Keynote Speech

Integrating GIS, Field Instrumentation and In-Situ Observation for Volcanic Disaster Studies

Sandy Budi Wibowo

Chaired by Stanley A. Suab (PhD student, Hokkaido University)



12:30-13:45 SS05: Assessing the Resilience and Its Application to the Ecosystem Management in Forest Landscape (part 1)

Introduction of SS05
Chihiro Haga

Exploring Interactions between Vegetation, Fire, and Climate Change across a Latitudinal Gradient in Siberia
Neil Williams, Melissa Lucash

The 30 years’ Impacts of Wind Disturbance and Management Approaches on Forest Structure Recovery in Hemi-boreal Forests, Hokkaido
Jing Li, Junko Morimoto, Satoshi N. Suzuki, Toshiaki Owari, Takao Nakane

What are Robust Post-Windthrow Managements for Forest Recovery under the Future Climate Change?
Chihiro Haga, Wataru Hotta, Takahiro Inoue, Takanori Matsui, Masahiro Aiba, Toshiaki Owari, Satoshi N. Suzuki, Yoshio Mishima, Junko Morimoto, Hideaki Shibata



14:00-15:15 SS05: Assessing the Resilience and Its Application to the Ecosystem Management in Forest Landscape (part 2)

What is the Optimal Post-Windthrow Management to Constitute Higher Resilient Forest Landscape?: Focusing on Tree Species Composition and Carbon Balance
Wataru Hotta, Junko Morimoto, Chihiro Haga, Satoshi N. Suzuki, Takahiro Inoue, Takanori Matsui, Toshiaki Owari, Hideaki Shibata, Futoshi Nakamura

Deer Overbrowsing and Its Impact on Tree Communities: Insights from Long-Term Forest Dynamics and Deer Exclusion Experiment in the Ashiu Research Forest
Kohmei Kadowaki, and Masae Ishihara

Study of Forest Encroachment through Forest and Non-Forest Cover Change Analysis and Its Impact on Ecology in the Chure Hills, West Nepal
Motilal Ghimire, Santosh Nepal, Gokarna Jung Thapa, Rajan Regmi, Ashok Raut, Liladhar Sapkota, Suresh Balayer, Monika Ghimire

Overall discussion
Chihiro Haga, Wataru Hotta, Junko Morimoto 



15:30-17:00 SS14: Linking environmental sustainability to local economy: challenges and opportunities in tropical forests for addressing climate change

Assessing Forest Dynamics towards REDD+ over Space and Time: Case Studies on Shifting Cultivation in Upland Myanmar
Siqi Lu, Chuanrong Zhang, Kazuhiro Harada, Heli Lu

Agroforestry of Arabica Coffee as an Alternative Local Livelihood to Reduce Impacts of Forest Encroachment in Kerinci Seblat National Park, Indonesia
Muhammad Habib, Kazuhiro Harada

Stocktaking of REDD+ Readiness in India and Nepal
Nabin Bhattarai, Michael Richards, Bhaskar Singh Karky, Rajesh Bahadur Thapa, Teiji Watanabe, Ram Avtar

Room 2

12:30-14:00 SS11: Stakeholder Engagement in Land System Science (part 1)

Estimation of Sediment Yield in Reservoir Watershed Based on Conceptual Model
Yung-Chau Chen, Shao-Wei Wu, Pei-Ying Shieh, Chao-Yuan Lin

Application of Risk Analysis in the Screening of Flood Disaster Hot Spots and Adaptation Strategies
ErChiang Huang, PeiWen Li, ChaoYuan Lin

Applying Conceptual Model to Optimize Groundwater Recharge Hotspots and Estimate the Recharge Amount to Alleviate Land Subsidence
PeiWen Li, ErChiang Huang, ChaoYuan Lin

Circular Economy Co-Created by Multiple Stakeholders: A Case of Grouper Farming in Taiwan
Hsiu-Mei Huang, Li-Pei Peng



14:15-15:45 SS11: Stakeholder Engagement in Land System Science (part 2)

Research on the Promotion of Autonomous Disaster Prevention Communities Based on Risk Assessment
Li-Sheng Kuo, Jing-Yao Lin, Chao-Yuan Lin

Establishment of Sediment Disaster Assessment Model and Resilience Improvement Strategies in a Reservoir Watershed
Yung-Chau Chen, Yu-Chin Chen, Chao-Yuan Lin

The Views of Show Cave Managers on Conservation Methods Considering from the Results of Knowledge Questionnaire Survey Originated from Human Impact Studies

Kanato Ando

Stakeholder Engagement on Land Use Change Simulation
Yu-Pin Lin, Wan-Yu Lien, Chen-Jia Huang



16:00-17:30 SS07: Geospatial Data for Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring

Solar Panel Index (SPI) for Monitoring of Solar Farm Expansion in India
Hitesh Supe, Ram Avtar

Gully Erosion Susceptibility and Volume Estimation Using TanDEM-X SAR and Machine Learning Model for Chambal Ravine of India
Raveena Raj, Ram Avtar, Yunush Ali Pulpadan

Geospatial Techniques to Monitor Post-Typhoon Forest Damage
Ram Avtar, Xinyu Chen

Comparison of RGB and Multispectral Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Landslide Characterization
Flavio Furukawa, Lauretta Andrew Laneng, Hiroaki Ando, Nobuhiko Yoshimura, Masami Kaneko, Junko Morimoto

Day 2 (Wednesday 15 September 2021)

Room 1

11:00-12:00 Keynote Speech

Integration of Global and Local Activities in Urban Expansion and Heat Island
Yu-Pin Lin

Chaired by Atupelye W. Komba (PhD student, Hokkaido University)



12:30-13:45 SS08: Rethinking and Rejuvenating Urban Spaces along Sustainability Practice in Asia

Socio-Hydrological Approach to Address Water Resource Management and Human Well-Being in Sundarban Region from India and Bangladesh
Pankaj Kumar, Ram Avtar

Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment Using DRASTIC and Modified-DRASTIC Methods from Drinking and Agricultural Perspectives in a Part of Northwestern India
Lakhvinder Kaur

Hydropower-Climate-Biodiversity-Community Nexus in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes of Kinnaur Himalaya, India
Himangana Gupta



14:00-15:30 SS06: Opportunities and Challenges of Land Use/Cover Mapping in the New Remote Sensing Era (part 1)

Long-Term Dynamic Changes in Land Use/Land Cover across Mainland Vietnam
Duong Cao Phan, Kenlo Nishida Nasahara

Mapping Characteristics of Habitat Disturbance in Tanzania Using Time-Series Landsat Images and Google Earth Engine
Atupelye Komba, Teiji Watanabe

Vegetation Cover Change and Climate Effect in the Yangtze River Economic Belt
Xuezhen Zhang, Haonan Cui

Rapid Surface Water Expansion due to Increasing Artificial Reservoirs and Aquaculture Ponds in North China Plain 
Yan Zhou



15:45-17:45 SS06: Opportunities and Challenges of Land Use/Cover Mapping in the New Remote Sensing Era (part 2)

Mapping Examining Rice Distribution and Cropping Intensity in a Mixed Single- and Double-Cropping Region in South China Using All Available Sentinel 1/2 Images
Yingli He

Seasonal and Spatial Compensations Mitigated the Effects of Typhoons on Maize in Northeast China in 2020
Qiang Zhang

Integrating Remote Sensing and Big Geo-Data for Urban Land Use Mapping
Jiadi Yin

The Rapid Rise of Integrated Rice-Crawfish Farming in China Has Improved Farm Incomes but Involves Environmental Risks
Yanbing Wei, Daniel Müller, Zhanli Sun, Miao Lu, Wenbin Wu

Index-Based Land Use/Land Cover Classification Using a Memory-Efficient Clustering Algorithm
Armstrong Ngolo, Teiji Watanabe

Room 2

12:15-13:45 SS16: Education towards Land System Science Using Digital Contents

Preparing Virtual Field Excursion
Teiji Watanabe, Liang Chang, Ting Wang, Shirou Xiang

Field-Course Education in Mountain Fields under COVID-19 Pandemic: On-Line Course, On-Site Course, and Digital Contents
Tanaka Kenta, Fumie Yamanaka, Yousuke Degawa

Multi-Time Scale Environmental Education Using Forest Image Archives since 1995 from the Cyberforest Project
Kazuhiko W. Nakamura

Challenge to Use Online Digital Contents for Virtual Education on Forest Ecosystem and Biodiversity in Japan LTER Sites
Hideaki Shibata, Masae Ishihara



14:00-15:30 SS13: Land Resource Planning and Management in Rural Area

Terrestrial Reptiles in Agricultural Landscape: Assessing Effects of Landscape Structure and Human Interference
Szu-Hung Chen, Chen-Fa Wu, Tien-Shui Chen, Te-En Lin, Jung-Hua Lai

A Preliminary Study on the Strategic Planning of Rural Rejuvenation
Pei-Ying Shieh, Yung-Chau Chen, Chao-Yuan Lin

Mapping Small-Holders Oil Palm, Rubber and Acacia Mangium Plantation Using a Low-Cost UAV System and Open-Source Software
Stanley Anak Suab, Albertus Stephanus Louw, Ram Avtar, Kanichiro Matsumura

A Novel Integrated Approach to Simulate Impacts of Different Farmland Management Strategies on Habitat Quality
Chen-Fa Wu, Luu Van Thong Trac, Hsi-Chih Huang, Szu-Hung Chen



15:45-17:00 General Session 02 (GS02): Studies on Abiotic Sphere for Sustainability

An Investigation into Community’s Affinity with Tokachi-Shikaoi National Geopark, Japan
Liang Chang, Teiji Watanabe, Shirou Xiang, Ting Wang

Site sustainability of the unmanaged campsites in Daisetsuzan National Park, Japan: An Analysis Based on Areal Camping Impacts and Use Level of the Sites
Ting Wang, Teiji Watanabe

Morphological Changes and Drainage Network Development after Coseismic Landslides: A Case Study in Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Region
Tennyson Lap Wing,Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Yasutaka Nakata, Masato Hayamizu

Day 3 (Thursday 16th September 2021)

Room 1

10:00-11:00 Keynote Speech

GIS to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs
Masami Kaneko

Chaired by Yujie ‘Cherry’ Sun (PhD student, Hokkaido University)



11:15-12:45 SS03: Glacier and Permafrost Hazards (Part 1)

Recent Glacier-Related Flood Events in High Mountain Environments
Alton C. Byers

Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) Modelling of Thulagi and Lower Barun Glacial Lakes of Nepalese Himalaya
Sunwi Maskey, Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, Rakesh Kayastha

Glacier Hazards and Tourism in Nepalese Himalaya
Dhananjay Regmi, Kabindra Bhatta, Sitaram Dahal, Bhabana Thapa

Inundation Mapping and Identification of Emergency Evacuation Routes in Seti River Basin, Nepal
Bhabana Thapa, Teiji Watanabe, Dhananjay Regmi



13:00-14:15 SS03: Glacier and Permafrost Hazards (Part 2)

Hazards Experienced in the Glacial and Periglacial Environments in Nepal
Narendra Raj Khanal

Rock Glacier Inventory, Permafrost Probability Distribution Modeling and Associated Hazards in the Hunza River Basin, Western Karakoram, Pakistan
Javed Hassan, Xiaoqing Chen, Sher Muhammad, Nazir Ahmed Bazai

Reconstructing the History of Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOFs) in Nepal
Mohan B. Chand, Teiji Watanabe, Alton C. Byers



14:30-16:00 SS10: Outreach and Education of Geography, Hazards, and Disasters

Utilization of High-Definition Topographic Data for Developing Multi-Scale Spatial-Temporal Cognition of Local Environments
Takuro Ogura, Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Hiroyuki Yamauchi, Yasuhiko Tamura, Tatsuto Aoki

Promoting Geographical Thinking Using 3D High-Definition Topographic Data and Handicraft Cardboard Models
Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Takuro Ogura

Effects of 3D Printed Terrain Models and VR Applications on Geography Education
Hiroyuki Yamauchi, Takashi Oguchi, Yuichi S. Hayakawa, Takuro Ogura

Application of High-Resolution Topographic Data for Mountain Trail Management
Yusuke Kobayashi, Teiji Watanabe

Room 2

11:15-12:30 SS02: Connecting the Dots: Pathways to Integrated Disaster Risk Management and Sustainability

Forest Fire Susceptibility Assessment in the Middle Mountains, Far West Nepal using Analytical Hierarchy Process
Niroj Timalsina, Motilal Ghimire, Kumod Lekhak

Perceived Risks and Barriers in Climate Change Adaptation in Pakistan: A Case Study of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
Wahid Ullah, Ashfaq Ahmad Shah, Syed Irshad Ali Shah

Water-Related Disasters in Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Opportunities
Amit Kumar Batar



12:45-14:00 General Session 01 (GS01): Advances in Bioshpere Research toward Sustainability under Changing Environments

Harnessing Insights from Community-Based Landscape Resilience Assessment for Inducing Sustainability in the Gurage Social-Ecological Landscape in Ethiopia
Mesfin S. Achemo, Osamu Saito

Application of Fuzzy Evaluation Method to Study Farmland Habitat Suitability of Bird
Jung-Hua Lai, Luu Van Thong Trac, Chen-Fa Wu, Szu-Hung Chen, Tien-Shui Chen

Spatiotemporal Image Fusion of UAV Multispectral and Satellite Imagery in Monitoring Crop
Juan Xiao, Ram Avtar



14:15-15:30 SS15: Human-nature Linkages in the High Asian Mountains (part 1)

Literature Review of Research Development on Nepal’s Tourism
Hanlin Xu, Jiho Han

Role of Socio-Hydrological Relationships in Sustainable Development Planning of Cold Desert Mountainous Region: Case of Ladakh, India
Tusharkanti Kumar, Izuru Saizen

Mountain Tourism, Environment, and Disasters in Khumbu, Nepal: From a Village’s Perspective
Fukachi Furukawa



15:45-17:00 SS15: Human-nature Linkages in the High Asian Mountains (part 2)

Changes in Agro-Pastoralism and Settlements by Progress of Tourism Development in Khumbu Himal, Eastern Nepal
Shigeru Shirasaka, Teiji Watanabe, Ji-ho Han, Yujie Sun

Livestock and Tourism: Preliminary Report about Use of Pack Animals in Case of Nepalese Trekking Route
Kazuyuki Watanabe

Tourism-Led Land Use and Firewood Consumption Transformation in Nepal Himalaya: A Case Study of Sagarmatha National Park and Buffer Zone
Yujie Sun, Teiji Watanabe

Day 4 (Friday 17th September 2021)

Room 1

10:00-12:00 Training Session (TS01):

Hands-on-Training Session on Extraction of Building Phenotype Using Google Earth Engine
Prakhar Misra, Ram Avtar



12:30-13:30 Virtual Field Excursion

Teiji Watanabe, Liang Chang, Ting Wang, Shirou Xiang



13:45-14:15 Closing Session

Closing Session