- Uchiyama, Yuta (Yuta Uchiyama, Japan)
Industry-Academia Research Fellow, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University
Dr. Yuta Uchiyama was born in Tokyo, 1985, and earned his Ph.D. in engineering at the Graduate School of Chiba University. His major interests are urban-regional planning and geographical information science. After obtaining his doctorate, he started working for the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, where he formulating an indicator system in order to evaluate the sustainability of large cities. He has also conducted an international comparative analysis on population distribution and habitats in urban areas by making use of satellite observation data. At Kanazawa University College of Human and Social Sciences, he was involved in comprehensive studies on urban and rural areas through visualization of the ecosystem service of Ishikawa Noto Region, designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems site, as well as research into inhabitant consciousness of regional resources and application of the City Biodiversity Index to local municipalities in Japan.
He is currently engaged in evaluating the biodiversity and ecosystem service in Asia Pacific Region and studying how biomimetics could be utilized in the field of biodiversity.
His co-authored books include, amongst others, “Norin gyogyo no sanchi brando senryaku, chiriteki hyoji wo katsuyo shita chiiki saisei (Brand Strategies of the Production Areas in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – Regional Activation Making Use of Geographical Indication, in Japanese)”, “Hito to shikumi no nogyo, chiiki wo hito kara hito he tewatasu rokuji-sangyoka (Agriculture of Humans and Systems - the Sixth Industrialization, in Japanese).”