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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Yuta Uchiyama

Assistant Professor, Kobe University

Dr. Uchiyama is an Assistant Professor at Kobe University Graduate School of Human Development and Environment. His major interests are urban-regional planning and geographic information science. He is conducting comprehensive studies on urban and rural areas by visualizing ecosystem services to facilitate inclusive environmental management to minimize socio-ecological gaps and enhance well-being in society under uncertain future conditions. As a conceptual background, he is interested in Dark Ecology and research on public space (e.g., The Production of Space). He engaged in evaluating the ecosystem service in the Asia Pacific Region. He contributed to elaborating on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) assessment report for Asia and the Pacific (as a contributing author) and the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Environment Outlook 6th Report (GEO6) for Youth (as a lead author). In his previous research, he conducted an empirical analysis of sustainability and resilience indicators for megacities.