The reviews within the Ogawa woodland Reserve (OPR) have been initiated via a bunch of plant ecologists and progressively increased right into a accomplished undertaking masking a variety of elements of biology, soil technological know-how, and silviculture. The venture used to be built-in as a part of the woodland surroundings workforce lower than the BIO-COSMOS application funded via the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. because the coordinators of the woodland surroundings workforce, we're happy that studies of the long term reports conducted within the OFR are being released during this first quantity on jap ecosystems within the Ecological experiences sequence. Scientists and researchers have made various contributions to the sphere of woodland ecology in the course of greater than 10 years of experiences within the OFR. purposes will be stated for the good fortune of the undertaking: scientists from a number of disciplines concen­ trated on a unmarried objective wooded area surroundings, and the examine endured over a rela­ tively long-term. it really is now well-known that ecological approaches contain compli­ cated mechanisms supported by means of interactions between organisms and big temporal diversifications. The researchers within the OFR undertaking have been prompted through their curiosity within the heritage of ecosystems and the interactions of numerous creatures within the wooded area.

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