April 1, 2015


Ayaka W. Kishimoto-Mo


Affiliation & Position

Carbon and Nutrient Cycles Division, Senior researcher


Tel: +81-29-838-8194
Fax: +81-29-838-8199
E-mail: mow@affrc.go.jp

Research Interests

[Research field]
Ecosystem ecology, carbon dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems, Greenhouse gases mitigation

[Research interests]

[Methodology expertise]

Academic Record

Ph.D. Agricultural Science: March 1998
-The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Gifu University (Gifu, Japan)
M.S. Botany: October 1993
-Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing, P. R. China)
B.S. Botany: July 1990
-Department of Biology, Peking University (Beijing, P. R. China)

Membership in professional organizations

Japanese Society of Ecology
Japanese Society of Grassland Science
The Japanese Agricultural Systems Society
Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
ASA - American Society of Agronomy
SSSA - Soil Science Society of America
ESA - European Society for Agronomy


  1. Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Yonemura S., Uchida M., Kondo M., Murayama S. & Koizumi H. (2015) Contribution of soil moisture to seasonal and annual variations of soil CO2 efflux in a humid cool-temperate oak-birch forest in central Japan. Ecological Research, 30: 311-325.
  2. Sakurai G., Yonemura S., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Murayama S., Ohtsuka T., Yokozawa M (2015) Inversely estimating the vertical profile of the soil CO2 production rate in a deciduous broadleaf forest using a particle filtering method. PLoS ONE 10 (3): e0119001. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119001.
  3. Ishidoya S., Murayama S., Kondo H., Saigusa N., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., & Yamamoto S. (2015) Observation of O2:CO2 exchange ratio for net turbulent fluxes and its application to forest carbon cycles. Ecological Research 30: 225-234.
  4. Bellingrath-Kimura S.D., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Oura N., Sekikawa S., Yonemura S., Sudo S., Hayakawa A., Minamikawa K., Takata Y. & Hara H. (2015) Differences in the spatial variability among CO2, CH4 and N2O gas fluxes from an urban forest soil in Japan. AMBIO, 44 (1): 55-66.
  5. Fang J., Kato T., Guo Z., Yang Y., Hu H., Shen H., Zhao X., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Tang Y., & Houghton R. (2014) Environmental change enhances tree growth: evidence from Japan's forests. PNAS, 111 (26): 9527-9532.
  6. Wickland K.P., Krusche A. V., Kolka R.K., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Chimner R.A., Serengil Y. (2014) Chapter 5. Inland wetland mineral soils, 2013 supplement to the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories: Wetlands. 2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national greenhouse gas inventories: Wetland, IPCC-Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.
  7. Hayashi K., Cooper E.J., Loonen M. J.J.E., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Motohka T., Uchida M. and Nakatsubo T. (2013) Potential of Svalbard reindeer winter droppings for emission/absorption of methane and nitrous oxide during summer, Polar Science, 8: 196-206.
  8. Wagai R., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Yonemura S., Shirato Y., Hiradate S. and Yagasaki Y. (2013) Linking temperature sensitivity of soil organic matter decomposition to its molecular structure, accessibility and microbial physiology. Global Change Biology, 19: 1114-1125.
  9. Yonemura S., Yokozawa M., Sakurai G., Kishimoto-Mo A.W., Lee N., Murayama S., Ishijima K., Shirato Y. and Koizumi H. (2013) Vertical soil-air CO2 dynamics at the Takayama deciduous broadleaved forest AsiaFlux site. Journal of Forest Research, 18: 49-59.
  10. Wang Y., Fang J.Y., Kato T., Guo Z.D., Zhu B., Mo W.H. and Tang Y.H. (2011) Inventory-based estimation of aboveground net primary production in Japan's forests from 1980 to 2005. Biogeosciences, 8: 2099-2106.
  11. Uchida M., Kishimoto A., Muraoka H., Nakatsubo T., Kanda H. and Koizumi H. (2010) Seasonal shift in factors controlling net ecosystem production in a high Arctic terrestrial ecosystem. Journal of Plant Research, 123: 79-85.
  12. Shimoda S., Murayama S., Mo W., and Oikawa T. (2009) Seasonal contribution of C3 and C4 species to ecosystem respiration and photosynthesis estimated from isotopic measurements of atmospheric CO2 at a grassland in Japan. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 149: 603-613.
  13. Fukuo A., Akiyama T., Mo W., Kawamura K., Chen Z-Z. and Saito G. (2008) Spectral detection of grazing degradation in the Xilingol Steppe, Inner Mongolia. Journal of Integrated Field Science 5: 29-40.
  14. Ohtsuka T., Mo W., Satomura T., Inatomi M. and Koizumi H. (2007) Biometric based carbon flux measurements and net ecosystem production (NEP) in a temperate deciduous broad-leaved forest beneath a flux tower. Ecosystems 10: 324-334.
  15. Ito A., Inatomi M., Mo W., Lee M.-S., Koizumi H., Saigusa N., Murayama S. and Yamamoto S. (2007) Examination of model-estimated ecosystem respiration by use of flux measurement data from a cool-temperate deciduous broad-leaved forest in central Japan. Tellus, 59B: 616-624.
  16. Hirota M, Kawada K, Hu Q, Kato T, Hirata S, Mo W., Cao G, Mariko S (2007) Net primary productivity and spatial distribution of vegetation in an alpine wetland, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Lmnology, 8, 161-170.
  17. Lee M.-S., Mo W.. and Koizumi H. (2006) Soil respiration of forest ecosystems in Japan and global implications. Ecological Research, 21: 828-839.
  18. Hirota M., Tang Y., Hu Q., Hirata S., Kato T., Mo W., Cao G. and Mariko S. (2006) Carbon dioxide dynamics and controls in a deep-water wetland on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Ecosystems, 9: 673-688.
  19. Mo W., Lee M. -S., Uchida M, Inatomi M., Saigusa N., Mariko S. and Koizumi H. (2005) Seasonal and annual variation of soil respiration in a cool-temperate deciduous broad-leaved forest in Japan. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 134: 81-94.
  20. Uchida M., Mo W., Nakatsubo T., Tsuchiya Y., Hirokoshi T. and Koizumi H. (2005) Microbial activity and litter decomposition under snow cover in a cool-temperate broad-leaved deciduous forest. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 134: 102-109.
  21. Ohtsuka T., Akiyama T., Hashimoto Y., Inatomi M., Sakai A., Jia S., Mo W., Tsuda S. and Koizumi H. (2005) Evaluation of 3 methods of estimating annual net primary production in a cool-temperate secondary forest stand beneath a flux tower. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 134: 27-38.
  22. Mo W., Nishimura N., Mariko S., Uchida M., Inatomi M. and Koizumi H. (2005) Inter-annual variation in CO2 effluxes from soil and snow surfaces in a cool-temperate deciduous broad-leaved forest. Phyton, 45 (4): 99-107.
  23. Fang J.Y., Oikawa T., Kato T., Mo W. and Wang Z.H. (2005) Biomass carbon accumulation by Japan's forests from 1947 to 1995. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB2004, doi:10.1029/2004GB002253, 2005.
  24. Hirota M., Tang Y., Hu Q., Kato T., Hirata S., Mo W., Cao G. and Mariko S. (2005) The potential importance of grazing to the fluxes of carbon dioxide and methane in an alpine wetland on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Environment, 39: 5255-5259.
  25. Wang W., Ohse K., Liu J., Mo W. and Oikawa T. (2005) Contribution of root respiration to soil respiration in a C3/C4 mixed grassland. Journal of Biosciences, 30: 507-514.
  26. Shimoda S., Mo W. and Oikawa T. (2005) The effects of characteristics of Asian monsoon climate on interannual CO2 exchange in a humid temperate C3/C4 co-occurring grassland. SOLA, 1: 169-172.
  27. Mo W., Nishimura N., Soga Y., Yamada K. and Yoneyama T. (2004) Distribution of C3 and C4 plants and changes in plant and soil carbon isotope ratios with altitude in the Kirigamine grassland, Japan. Grassland Science, 50: 243-254.
  28. Cao G. H., Tang Y., Mo W., Wang Y. S., Li Y. N. and Zhao X. Q. (2004) Grazing intensity alters soil respiration in an alpine meadow on the Tibetan plateau. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 36: 237-243.
  29. Hirota M., Tang Y., Hu Q., Hirata S., Kato T., Mo W., Cao G. and Mariko S. (2004) Methane emissions from different vegetation zones in a Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, wetland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 36: 737-748.
  30. Nishimura N., Matsui Y., Ueyama T., Mo W., Saijo Y., Tsuda S., Yamamoto S. & Koizumi H. (2004) Evaluation of carbon budgets of Sasa senanensis community on the forest floor in a cool-temperate forest ecosystems, central Japan. Japanese Journal of Ecology 54: 143-158. (in Japanese with English summary)
  31. Jia S., Akiyama T., Mo W., Inatomi M. & Koizumi H. (2003) Temporal and spatial variability of soil respiration in a cool temperate broad-leaved forest. 1. Measurement of spatial variance and factor analysis. Japanese Journal of Ecology 53: 13-22. (in Japanese with English summary)
  32. Lee M.-S., Nakane K., Nakatsubo T., Mo W. and Koizumi H. (2002): Effects of rainfall events on soil CO2 flux in a cool temperature deciduous broad-leaved forest Ecological Research, 17: 401-409. (3rd Ecological Research Award, March, 2003)
  33. Koizumi H., Kibe T., Mariko S., Ohtsuka T., Nakadai T., Mo W., Toda H., Nishimura S. & Kobayashi K. (2001): Effect of free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) on CO2 exchange at the flood-water surface in a rice paddy field. New Phytologist 150 (2): 231-239
  34. Mariko S., Nishimura N., Mo W., Matsui Y., Kibe T. & Koizumi H. (2000): Winter CO2 flux from soil and snow surface in a cool-temperate deciduous forest, Japan. Ecological Research, 15 (4): 363-372. (1st Ecological Research Award, March, 2001)
  35. Mariko S., Nishimura N., Mo W., Matsui Y., Yokozawa M., Sekikawa S. & Koizumi H. (2000): Measurement of CO2 fluxes from soil and snow surface with open dynamic chamber technique. Environmental Science, 13 (1): 69-74.