Shin-ichi MEGURO

Chief Researcher of IGES-JISE
Doctor of Engineering

Born in Kanagawa, Japan 1964. Graduated from department of engineering, Yokohama National University 1,988 . Researcher (1993-2000 years), Senior researcher (2000-), incumbent. In charge of “the ecological investigation, experimental study on tropical forests”, “research about a function and the structure of the forest”. Engaged in vegetation survey and reforestation in Southeast Asia, East Africa, Latin America and Oceania project. Books include “theory and practice for the environmental protection forest formation” (Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology center), “Earth diagnosis” (Kodansha), “A Guide for analyzing the environmental protection forests” (Kaiseisha). Qualified Tree Doctor.


1993 graduated from doctoral course, Faculty of Engineering,
Yokohama National University
1993 researcher of Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology(JISE*)
2000 senior researcher of JISE
2003 part-time lecturer at Yokohama National University
2003 part-time lecturer at Gakusyuin University
2004 guest associate professor at Yokohama National University


  1. Relationship among vegetation, form and mechanical properties of plants.
  2. Restoration and experimental of tropical rain forests in SE Asia and Amazon
  3. Characteristics of tree growth at environmental protection forests

Academic Paper

(1) Meguro’S.& Miyawaki,A., 1994. A study of the relationship between mechanical characteristics and the coastal vegetation among several broad-leaf trees in Miura Peninsula in Japan. Vegetation. 112:101-111.
(2) Murakami,Y. & Meguro,S., 1996. Woody vegetation in Bintulu and Similajau National Park, Malaysia. Eco-habitat. 3:1-17.
(3) Meguro,S. & Miyawaki,A. 1997. A study of initial growth behavior of planted Dipterocarpaceae trees for restoration of tropical rain forest in Borneo/ Malaysia. Tropical Ecology. 38:237-245.
(4) Alias,M.A,.Hamzah,M.Z.,.Fujiwara,K..&.Meguro,S., 1998. Rehabilitation of tropical rainforests based on potential natural vegetation species for degraded area in Sarawak, Malaysia.Tropics. 7(3/4):223-239.
(5) Meguro,S.1998. Growth behavior of some species through experimental reforestation on Borneo Island’ .Eco-habitat. 5:53-58.
(6) Miyawaki,A. & Meguro,S. 2000. Planting experiments for the restoration of tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia and a comparison with laurel forest at Tokyo Bay. Proceedings IAVS Symposium. 249-250. Sweden.
(7) Meguro,S. & Miyawaki,A. 2001. Growth behavior of tree species and the ecological characters of lowland tropical rain forests in Southeast Asia. Hikobia. 13:363-372.
(8) Meguro,S. 2002. Macrodynamic growth behavior of reforestation in Southeast Asia at initial 10 years. Eco-habitat. 9. 129-134.
(9) Meguro,S. & Miyawaki,A. 2003. Vegetation reconstruction and ecological reforestation based on vegetation science. 2003 Taipei International Workshop on Ecotechnology Proceedings. 4.1-4.8. Taiwan.
(10) Meguro, S. 2006. Some species characters and the growth behavior at reforestation of tropical rain forest in Southeast Asia. Eco-habitat. 12. 31-39.
(11) Meguro,S. & Miyawaki, A. 2011. Autoecology of planted trees and forest characteristics at reforestation sites in the estuary region of the Amazon. Eco-habitat. 18.1-10.
(12) Meguro,S. 2011.Distinguishing characteristics of tropical rain forest in Borneo based on vegetation science and autoecology. Proceedings of international symposium on rehabilitation of tropical rainforest ecosystems.
(13) Meguro, S. 2012. Reforestation of mining devastated land in Akita prefecture, Japan. Eco-habitat. 19.1-9.
(14) Meguro, S. 2013. Montane forest vegetation in Kenya, East Africa. Eco-habitat. 20.37-53.
(15) Meguro, S. 2014. Comparison between the montane forest vegetation of East Africa and Southeast Asia. In Biodiversity and Vegetation: Patterns, Processes, Conservation. Kwongan Foundation, Perth, Australia.
(16) Meguro, S., Suzuki, S. & Hayashi, H. 2015. Dynamic characteristic of the tree under the snowiness environment Ⅰ. Eco-habitat. 22.21-29.
(17) Meguro, S., Suzuki, S. & Hayashi, H. 2016. Dynamic characteristic of the tree under the snowiness environment Ⅱ. Eco-habitat. 23.83-92.
(18) Meguro, S., Suzuki, S. & Hayashi, H. 2017. Dynamic characteristic of the tree under the snowiness environment Ⅲ. Eco-habitat. 24.17-26.
(19) Hayashi, H., Fujiwara, K., Furukawa, T., Meguro, S., Kiboi, S. Chalo Mutiso, P., Kage, S. & Chalo Mutiso D. 2017. Growth dynamics of indigenous seedlings planted by a dense and mixed method in the Nairobi City, Kenya. Eco-habitat. 24. 35-51.
(20) Meguro, S., Chalo Mutiso D. & Chalo Mutiso Patrick. 2018. Vegetation at Arabuso-Sokoke (Kilifi County) and Chyulu Hills national park (Makueni County), Kenya. Eco-habitat. 25. 37-50.
(21) Meguro, S. & Ozaki, M. 2020. Growth behavior of trees planted under various conditions on mine-devastated land based on the concept of potential national vegetation in Akita, Japan. Eco-habitat. 26.37-52.
(22) Meguro, S. Duncan, C.M. & Patrick, M.C. 2021. Growth characteristics of selected potential natural vegetation in Kenya: The Afromontane Forest Restoration Program based on the Miyawaki method. Eco-habitat. 27. 87-94.
(23) Meguro, S. 2022. The relationship between the physical characteristics and ecological location of Quercus phyllyraeoides growing on the Izu Peninsula. Eco-habitat. 28. 19-29.
(24) Meguro, S. 2023. Miyawaki method: Notes on the Miyawaki Method for reforestation approach. The Malaysian Forester 86:153-173.
(25) Meguro, S. Initial Growth of Restored Subalpine Vegetation in Japan Determined using the Miyawaki Method. Eco-habitat. (in press)

Belonging to Academic Conference

  • The Ecological Society of Japan
  • Society of Japanese Vegetation Science
  • Society of Environmental Science, Japan
  • The Japan Society of Tropical Ecology
  • Japanese Society of Pedology
  • The Society of Material Science, Japan
  • International Association of Vegetation Science
  • International Association for Ecology