Kae Miyazawa

Kae Miyazawa, Associate Professor

Department of Global Agricultural Sciences
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Professional Experience & Education

2012~2014: Assistant professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
2008~2012: Senior researcher, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
2003~2008: Researcher, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
2003: Ph.D., Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
2000: M.Sc., Department of Biology, McGill University
1997: B.Sc., Department of Biology, Tohoku University

Phone +81 3 5841 7505

Email akae@mail.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Discipline(s)

Conservation agriculture, soil organic matter, permaculture

Research interests

The aim of my research is to create the society where human activities, including agriculture, can enrich the ecosystem. I am currently interested in the concept and practice of permaculture, which has the potential of improving agricultural sustainability and community development.

Past and current research theme includes;

  • Agro-ecosystem responses to the combination of conservational practices in arable crop production
  • Intercropping and green manure effects on phosphorus cycling
  • Effect of citric acid application on drought tolerance of cabbage seedlings
  • Commercial value of protecting local and open pollinated vegetable varieties
  • Potential plant signals through root exudates
  • Soil fertility change after continuous application of green manure with a high C:N ratio
  • Japanese urban permaculture model and community gardens to promote local community network systems
  • A new vegetable store in Tokyo: the mechanism of gaining support from customers
  • Edible school yard project in a Japanese elementary school
  • Applicability of the Flow Hive with Japanese honey bees