Community Colloquium: Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi

The Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
at the University of California, Santa Barbara



Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi
Professor, Associate Dean
Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Nagoya University, Japan

and four graduate students:

Rie Mori

Ubuki Moriyama

Yuri Watanabe

Aoto Mimuro

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010
11:30 - 12:45
Bren 1414

"The Transformation of Urban and Rural Landscapes
in the Nobi Region of Central Japan" 


Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi is a geography professor at and associate dean of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies at Nagoya University in Japan. His areas of specialization include human geography, historical geography, the geography of South Asia, and the geography of Japan. His research has focused on agricultural and societal land-use practices in the past and how they have been changed over time in association with the regional demographical change. His research is related to Japan and South Asian countries.


In this colloquium he will talk about his current research on the transformation of landscapes in the Nobi region of central Japan, and how the spatial differentiation between urban and rural areas in the region has evolved from socio-cultural and agricultural perspectives.

Four master's students will also present in this colloquium to briefly introduce what their researches are about.


Rie Mori

Major: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Title: "A Study on the Analysis of Water Quality of Lake Suwa through Lake a Bio-chemical System Model"

Ubuki Moriyama
Major: Biosphere Resources Science

Title: "Response to Aluminum of Roots in Chamaecyparis obtusa"

Yuri Watanabe

Major: Social and Human Environment
Title: "The Impacts of Foreign Manufacturing Companies in Japan"

Aoto Mimuro

Major: Environmental Engineering and Architecture

Title: "Green Mobility and Intercity Transportation"


NOTE: Community colloquia are generally talks of broad interest geared toward a diverse, sophisticated audience. Their purpose is not only to enhance knowledge and understanding, but also to bring people together and promote interaction that will strengthen the community.


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