Lab. Global Forest Environmental Studies
■Disciplines : Forest Science, Remote Sensing, Spatial Information Processing

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Professional Experience & Education

1997: Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences/Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo

1988: Research Assistant, Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo

1986: M.S., Department of Forestry, Graduate School of Agriculture/Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo

1984: B.S., Department of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo

Research Interests

What must be considered when one wants to understand forests is that forests have a history. That means it is necessary to also consider conditions in the area surrounding the forest when examining the changes that have taken place in the forest, and not just today's forest alone.

Forests, however, are large. (Farmland and cities also cover large areas of land, but there are many forests that are bigger.) It is most important, of course, to go to the area oneself for a detailed examination. But one person, or even a group of several people, can survey only the smallest part of a large forest. Those who want to know about the forest as a whole without a detailed examination can use remote sensing technology, which enables the examination of the forest and its surroundings at the same time.

Also, GPS and geographic information systems connect the local studies of specific points with the remote sensing studies of the overall area. These are also called 3S technology, and both technologies handle spatial information. I hope to study how this spatial information processing can be used to be of service as a tool to protect the world's forests.

Research Topics

The land cover changes caused by the "One million hectare rice paddy development project" in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, was analyzed using Landsat data in 1985, 1993, and 2000. This analysis showed that a forest of 400,000 hectares in 1985 had been felled to about 94,000 hectares by 2000, a depletion of about 76%.


Phua, M.-H., Tsuyuki, S., Furuya, N. and Lee, J. S.(2008) Detecting deforestation with a spectral change detection approach using multitemporal Landsat data: A case study of Kinabalu Park, Sabah, Malaysia, Journal of Environmental Management, 88, 784-795.

Syartinilia and Tsuyuki, S.(2008) GIS-based modeling of Javan Hawk-Eagle distribution using logistic and autologistic regression models, Biological Conservation 141(3), 756-769.

Phua, M.-H. and Tsuyuki, S(2008) Evaluation of fire-induces deforestation of tropical peat swamp forest using remote sensing and GIS techniques: A case study of the Klias Peninsula, Sabah, Malaysia, in: Deforestation Research Progress (Ilya B. Sanchez and Carl L. Alonso Eds.), 203-215, Nova Science Publishers.

Syartinilia, Tsuyuki, S. and Lee, J. S.(2009) GIS-based Habitat Model of Java Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) Using Inductive Approach in Java Island, Indonesia, in: Wildlife Destruction, Conservation and Biodiversity (John D. Harris and Paul L. Brown Eds.), 301-312, Nova Science Publishers.

Darwawan, A., Presetyo, L. B. and Tsuyuki, S.(2009) Monitoring agricultural expansion during the economic crisis in Indonesia: A case study of the Rawa Danau Nature Reserve, Journal of Forest Planning 14(2), 53-66.

Syartinilia and Tsuyuki, S.(2009) A habitat model for the Javan Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus bartelsi) using multi-scale approach in Java Island, Indonesia, ISTECS Journal XI, Special Issue, 18-27.

Nakajima, T., Hiroshima., T., Tatsuhara, S., Tsuyuki, S., Shiraishi, N., Hirata, Y., Matsumoto, M., Furuya, N.(2009) Development of a growth prediction system for regional forest resources using remote sensing data: A case study of Japanese cedar plantation forests, Kanto Shinrin Kenkyuu 60, 73-78.

Tsuyuki, S., Nakajima, T., Tatsuhara, S., Shiraishi, N.(2011) Analysis of natural wind disturbance regimes resulting from typhoons using numarical airflow modelling and geographic information systems: A case study in Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) and Hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtusa) plantation forests, FORMATH 10, 87-103.

Tsuyuki, S., Goh, M.H., Teo.S., Kamlun, K.U. and Phua, M.H.(2011) Monitoring deforestation in Sarawak, Malaysia using multitempral Landsat data, Kanto Shinrin Kenkyu 61, 87-90.

Phua, M.-H., Tsuyuki, S., Lee, J. S. and Gahni M.A.A.(2011) Simultaneous detection of burned areas of multiple fires in the tropics using multisensor remote-sensing data, International Journal of Remote Sensing 33(14), 4312-4333.