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Academic OrganizationAcademic Assembly School of Science and Technology Institute of ScienceTEL
Education and Research OrganizationFaculty of Science Department of Science Course of Environmental SciencesFAX
PositionAssociate ProfessorMail
Address3-1-1, Asahi, Matsumoto City 390-8621Web site


Research Field
Forest Ecology
Plant Physiological Ecology
Academic Background
Graduate School
Kyoto University, PhD in Agriculture , 2013
Kobe University, M.S. in Agriculture , 2010

Kobe University , 2008

PhD in Agriculture , Kyoto University
2015 , Shinshu Field Science Award
2014 , Japanese Forest Society Student Award
2011 , Young Investigator Award for Root Research
Research Career
Research Career
2022- , Shinshu University
2016-2022 , Shinshu University
2013-2016 , Research Fellowship for Young Scientists PD
2010-2013 , Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC1

Overseas Education
2014-2015 , Helsinki University


Books, Articles, etc.
植物根.森林学の百科事典, 200-201
丸善出版 2021
Keywords:森林; 林業; 林学;

根の水吸収.森の根の生態学 = Root ecology of forest trees, 142-156
共立出版 2020
Author:牧田直樹(編:平野恭弘, 野口享太郎, 大橋瑞江)
Keywords:樹木; 根(植物); 森林生態学;

根の形質.森の根の生態学 = Root ecology of forest trees, 74-90
共立出版 2020
Author:牧田直樹(編:平野恭弘, 野口享太郎, 大橋瑞江)
Keywords:樹木; 根(植物); 森林生態学;

Different relationships of fine root traits with root ammonium and nitrate uptake rates in conifer forests
JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH,28(1):25-32 2023(Jan.)
Author:Ito, Takumi; Tanaka-Oda, Ayumi; Masumoto, Taiga; Akatsuki, Maiko; Makita, Naoki;
Keywords:Nitrogen acquisition; solution-depletion method; inorganic nitrogen; specific root length; root tissue density;

An increase of fine-root biomass in nutrient-poor soils increases soil organic matter but not soil cation exchange capacity
PLANT AND SOIL,482:89-110 2023
Author:Hayashi, Ryota; Maie, Nagamitsu; Wagai, Rota; Hirano, Yasuhiro; Matsuda, Yosuke; Makita, Naoki; Mizoguchi, Takeo; Wada, Ryusei; Tanikawa, Toko;
Keywords:A; O-A ratio; Density fractionation; Soil acidification; Soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition process; Soil organic matter (SOM) stabilization; Solid-state C-13 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR);

Field measurement of tree fine root hydraulic conductivity using a root pressure chamber technique
Root Research,31(4):105-114 2022(Dec.)

Phenology of fine root and shoot using high frequency temporal resolution images in a temperate larch forest
RHIZOSPHERE,22:100541 2022(Jun.)
Author:Tamura, Azusa; Oguma, Hiroyuki; Fujimoto, Roma; Kuribayashi, Masatoshi; Makita, Naoki;
Keywords:Aboveground; Belowground; Color analysis; Root scanner method; Plant production;

Fine root hydraulic conductivity relates to root functional traits in four coniferous species
RHIZOSPHERE,21:100489 2022(Mar.)
Author:Masumoto, Taiga; Ito, Takumi; Akatsuki, Maiko; Makita, Naoki;
Keywords:Field measurement; Pressure chamber method; Root morphology; Water transport capacity; Water uptake;

The Contribution of Roots, Mycorrhizal Hyphae, and Soil Free-Living Microbes to Soil Respiration and Its Temperature Sensitivity in a Larch Forest
FORESTS,12(10):1410 2021(Oct.)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Fujimoto, Roma; Tamura, Azusa;
Keywords:autotrophic respiration; heterotrophic respiration; mycorrhiza; mycorrhizal hyphae; Q10; rhizosphere respiration; root-exclusion method; soil CO2 efflux; soil temperature;

Relationship of diurnal stem radial growth of Betula ermanii forest with environmental factors
環境科学年報,43:73-79 2021(Mar.)
Author:大島暢人, 牧田直樹

Vertical variation in mass and CO2 efflux of litter from the ground to the 40m high canopy in a Bornean tropical rainforest
Author:Katayama, Ayumi; Endo, Izuki; Makita, Naoki; Matsumoto, Kazuho; Kume, Tomonori; Ohashi, Mizue;
Keywords:Carbon cycling; Heterotrophic respiration; Litter water content; Trapped litter; CO2 release; Carbon storage;

Distinct patterns of below- and aboveground growth phenology and litter carbon inputs along a boreal site type gradient
Author:Ding, Yiyang; Leppalammi-Kujansuu, Jaana; Salemaa, Maija; Schiestl-Aalto, Pauliina; Kulmala, Liisa; Ukonmaanaho, Liisa; Nojd, Pekka; Minkkinen, Kari; Makita, Naoki; Zeleznik, Peter; Merila, Paivi; Helmisaari, Helja-Sisko;

Anatomical patterns of condensed tannin in fine roots of tree species from a cool-temperate forest
Annals of Botany 2021
Author:Endo I*, Kobatake M*, Tanikawa N, Nakaji T, Ohashi M, Makita N. *equal contribution

Plasticity of pine tree roots to podzolization of boreal sandy soils
Plant and Soil 2021
Author:Fujii K, Makita N, Kamara M, Küttim M, Sugita S

Influence of fine root traits on in situ exudation rates in our conifers from different mycorrhizal associations
TREE PHYSIOLOGY,40(8):1071-1079 2020(Aug.)
Author:Akatsuki, Maiko; Makita, Naoki;

Temperature and moisture dependence of daily growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) roots in Southern Finland
TREE PHYSIOLOGY,40(2):272-283 2020(Feb.)
Author:Ding, Yiyang; Schiestl-Aalto, Pauliina; Helmisaari, Helja-Sisko; Makita, Naoki; Ryhti, Kira; Kulmala, Liisa;

Slope position and water use by trees in a headwater catchment dominated by Japanese cypress: Implications for catchment-scale transpiration estimates
Author:Tsuruta, Kenji; Yamamoto, Hiroyuki; Kosugi, Yoshiko; Makita, Naoki; Katsuyama, Masanori; Kosugi, Ken'ichirou; Tani, Makoto;

Molecular composition of soil dissolved organic matter in recently-burned and long-unburned boreal forests
Author:Ide, Jun'ichiro; Ohashi, Mizue; Koster, Kajar; Berninger, Frank; Miura, Ikumi; Makita, Naoki; Yamase, Keitaro; Palviainen, Marjo; Pumpanen, Jukka;

Short-term effects of biochar on soil CO(2)efflux in boreal Scots pine forests
Author:Zhu, Xudan; Zhu, Tingting; Pumpanen, Jukka; Palviainen, Marjo; Zhou, Xuan; Kulmala, Liisa; Bruckman, Viktor J.; Koster, Egle; Aaltonen, Heidi; Makita, Naoki; Wang, Yixiang; Berninger, Frank; Koster, Kajar;

Exploring patterns of fine root morphological, chemical, and anatomical traits of 12 tree species from visible-near-infrared spectral reflectance
PLANT AND SOIL,445(1-2):469–481 2019(Dec.)
Author:Tanikawa, Natsuko; Nakaji, Tatsuro; Yahara, Hikari; Makita, Naoki;

Characterizing fine-root traits by species phylogeny and microbial symbiosis in 11 co-existing woody species
OECOLOGIA,191(4):983-993 2019(Dec.)
Author:Yahara, Hikari; Tanikawa, Natsuko; Okamoto, Mizuki; Makita, Naoki;

Spatial and temporal patterns of root dynamics in a Bornean tropical rainforest monitored using the root scanner method
PLANT AND SOIL,443(1-2):323-335 2019(Oct.)
Author:Endo, Izuki; Kume, Tomonori; Kho, Lip Khoon; Katayama, Ayumi; Makita, Naoki; Ikeno, Hidetoshi; Ide, Jun'ichiro; Ohashi, Mizue;

日本生態学会誌,69:57-61 2019(Apr.)
Author:牧田 直樹

Characteristics of root decomposition based on in situ experiments in a tropical rainforest in Sarawak, Malaysia: impacts of root diameter and soil biota
PLANT AND SOIL,436(1-2):439-448 2019(Mar.)
Author:Ohashi, Mizue; Makita, Naoki; Katayama, Ayumi; Kume, Tomonori; Matsumoto, Kazuho; Kumagai, Tomo'omi; Endo, Izuki; Kho, Lip Khoon;

Estimating Fine Root Production from Ingrowth Cores and Decomposed Roots in a Bornean Tropical Rainforest
FORESTS,10(1) 2019(Jan.)
Author:Katayama, Ayumi; Kho, Lip Khoon; Makita, Naoki; Kume, Tomonori; Matsumoto, Kazuho; Ohashi, Mizue;

The Contribution of Coniferous Canopy to the Molecular Diversity of Dissolved Organic Matter in Rainfall
WATER,11(1) 2019(Jan.)
Author:Ide, Jun'ichiro; Makita, Naoki; Jeong, Seonghun; Yamase, Keitaro; Ohashi, Mizue;

Image analysis procedure for the optical scanning of fine-root dynamics: errors depending on the observer and root-viewing window size
TREE PHYSIOLOGY,38(12):1927-1938 2018(Dec.)
Author:Kume, Tomonori; Ohashi, Mizue; Makita, Naoki; Kho, Lip Khoon; Katayama, Ayumi; Endo, Izuki; Matsumoto, Kazuho; Ikeno, Hidetoshi;

A comparison of the biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from the fine roots of 15 tree species in Japan and Taiwan
JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH,23(4):242-251 2018(Aug.)
Author:Tsuruta, Jun; Okumura, Motonori; Makita, Naoki; Kosugi, Yoshiko; Miyama, Takafumi; Kume, Tomonori; Tohno, Susumu;

Effects of biochar on carbon and nitrogen fluxes in boreal forest soil
PLANT AND SOIL,425(1-2):71-85 2018(Apr.)
Author:Palviainen, Marjo; Berninger, Frank; Bruckman, Viktor J.; Koster, Kajar; de Assumpcao, Christine Ribeiro Moreira; Aaltonen, Heidi; Makita, Naoki; Mishra, Anup; Kulmala, Liisa; Adamczyk, Bartosz; Zhou, Xuan; Heinonsalo, Jussi; Koster, Egle; Pumpanen, Jukka;

Leaf- and ecosystem-scale photosynthetic parameters for the overstory and understory of boreal forests in interior Alaska
Author:Ueyama, Masahito; Tahara, Narumi; Nagano, Hirohiko; Makita, Naoki; Iwata, Hiroki; Harazono, Yoshinobu;

Relationships between specific root length and respiration rate of fine roots across stands and seasons in Chamaecyparis obtusa
PLANT AND SOIL,423(1-2):215-227 2018(Feb.)
Author:Miyatani, Kouhei; Tanikawa, Toko; Makita, Naoki; Hirano, Yasuhiro;

Seasonal and diurnal patterns of soil respiration in an evergreen coniferous forest: Evidence from six years of observation with automatic chambers
PLOS ONE,13(2) 2018
Author:Makita, Naoki; Kosugi, Yoshiko; Sakabe, Ayaka; Kanazawa, Akito; Ohkubo, Shinjiro; Tani, Makoto;

Climate, soil and plant functional types as drivers of global fine-root trait variation
JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY,105(5):1182-1196 2017(Sep.)
Author:Freschet, Gregoire T.; Valverde-Barrantes, Oscar J.; Tucker, Caroline M.; Craine, Joseph M.; McCormack, M. Luke; Violle, Cyrille; Fort, Florian; Blackwood, Christopher B.; Urban-Mead, Katherine R.; Iversen, Colleen M.; Bonis, Anne; Comas, Louise H.; Cornelissen, Johannes H. C.; Dong, Ming; Guo, Dali; Hobbie, Sarah E.; Holdaway, Robert J.; Kembel, Steven W.; Makita, Naoki; Onipchenko, Vladimir G.; Picon-Cochard, Catherine; Reich, Peter B.; de la Riva, Enrique G.; Smith, Stuart W.; Soudzilovskaia, Nadejda A.; Tjoelker, Mark G.; Wardle, David A.; Roumet, Catherine;

Biomass and morphology of fine roots in eight Cryptomeria japonica stands in soils with different acid-buffering capacities
Author:Hirano, Yasuhiro; Tanikawa, Toko; Makita, Naoki;

Plant species control and soil faunal involvement in the processes of above- and below-ground litter decomposition
OIKOS,125(6):883-892 2016(Jun.)
Author:Fujii, Saori; Makita, Naoki; Mori, Akira S.; Takeda, Hiroshi;

Changes in very fine root respiration and morphology with time since last fire in a boreal forest
PLANT AND SOIL,402(1-2):303-316 2016(May)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Pumpanen, Jukka; Koster, Kajar; Berninger, Frank;

Changes in very fine root respiration and morphology with time since last fire in a boreal forest
PLANT AND SOIL,402(1-2):303-316 2016(May)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Pumpanen, Jukka; Koster, Kajar; Berninger, Frank;

A stronger coordination of litter decomposability between leaves and fine roots for woody species in a warmer region
TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION,30(2):395-404 2016(Apr.)
Author:Fujii, Saori; Makita, Naoki; Mori, Akira S.; Takeda, Hiroshi;

Fine root traits in Chamaecyparis obtusa forest soils with different acid buffering capacities
TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION,30(2):415-429 2016(Apr.)
Author:Miyatani, Kouhei; Mizusawa, Yuki; Okada, Kazuki; Tanikawa, Toko; Makita, Naoki; Hirano, Yasuhiro;

Applicability of the net sheet method for estimating fine root production in forest ecosystems
TREES-STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION,30(2):571-578 2016(Apr.)
Author:Ohashi, Mizue; Nakano, Aiko; Hirano, Yasuhiro; Noguchi, Kyotaro; Ikeno, Hidetoshi; Fukae, Ryohei; Yamase, Keitaro; Makita, Naoki; Finer, Leena;

Intraspecific variation in fine root respiration and morphology in response to in situ soil nitrogen fertility in a 100-year-old Chamaecyparis obtusa forest
OECOLOGIA,179(4):959-967 2015(Dec.)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Hirano, Yasuhiro; Sugimoto, Takanobu; Tanikawa, Toko; Ishii, Hiroaki;

Tree species effects on microbial respiration from decomposing leaf and fine root litter
Author:Makita, Naoki; Fujii, Saori;

Size-dependent morphological and chemical property of fine root litter decomposition
PLANT AND SOIL,393(1-2):283-295 2015(Aug.)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Kawamura, Ayumi; Osawa, Akira;

One year of continuous measurements of soil CH4 and CO2 fluxes in a Japanese cypress forest: Temporal and spatial variations associated with Asian monsoon rainfall
Author:Sakabe, Ayaka; Kosugi, Yoshiko; Takahashi, Kenshi; Itoh, Masayuki; Kanazawa, Akito; Makita, Naoki; Ataka, Mioko;

Temperature Sensitivity of Microbial Respiration of Fine Root Litter in a Temperate Broad-Leaved Forest
PLOS ONE,10(2) 2015
Author:Makita, Naoki; Kawamura, Ayumi;

Linkages between diurnal patterns of root respiration and leaf photosynthesis in Quercus crispula and Fagus crenata seedlings
Author:Makita, Naoki; Kosugi, Yoshiko; Kamakura, Mai;

Response of microbial respiration from fine root litter decomposition to root water content in a temperate broad-leaved forest
PLANT ROOT,7:77-82 2013(Dec.)
Author:Kawamura, Ayumi ; Makita, Naoki; Osawa, Akira

Effects of excising and washing treatments on the root respiration rates of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) seedlings
JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH,18(4):379-383 2013(Aug.)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Yaku, Ryoko; Ohashi, Mizue; Fukuda, Keisuke; Ikeno, Hidetoshi; Hirano, Yasuhiro;

Ectomycorrhizal-fungal colonization induces physio-morphological changes in Quercus serrata leaves and roots
Author:Makita, Naoki; Hirano, Yasuhiro; Yamanaka, Takashi; Yoshimura, Kenichi; Kosugi, Yoshiko;

Detection frequency of Pinus thunbergii roots by ground-penetrating radar is related to root biomass
PLANT AND SOIL,360(1-2):363-373 2012(Nov.)
Author:Hirano, Yasuhiro; Yamamoto, Rika; Dannoura, Masako; Aono, Kenji; Igarashi, Tetsurou; Ishii, Masahiro; Yamase, Keitarou; Makita, Naoki; Kanazawa, Yoichi;

Automated analysis of fine-root dynamics using a series of digital images
Author:Nakano, Aiko; Ikeno, Hidetoshi; Kimura, Toshifumi; Sakamoto, Hiromichi; Dannoura, Masako; Hirano, Yasuhiro; Makita, Naoki; Finer, Leena; Ohashi, Mizue;

Heterotrophic respiration causes seasonal hysteresis in soil respiration in a warm-temperate forest
JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH,17(3):296-304 2012(Jun.)
Author:Kominami, Yuji; Jomura, Mayuko; Ataka, Mioko; Tamai, Koji; Miyama, Takafumi; Dannoura, Masako; Makita, Naoki; Yoshimura, Kenichi;

Patterns of root respiration rates and morphological traits in 13 tree species in a tropical forest
TREE PHYSIOLOGY,32(3):303-312 2012(Mar.)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Kosugi, Yoshiko; Dannoura, Masako; Takanashi, Satoru; Niiyama, Kaoru; Kassim, Abd Rahman; Nik, Abdul Rahim;

Flat optical scanner method and root dynamics
MEASURING ROOTS,:127-133 2011(Oct.)
Author:Dannoura, Masako; Kominami, Yuji; Makita, Naoki; Oguma, Hiroyuki

Very fine roots respond to soil depth: biomass allocation, morphology, and physiology in a broad-leaved temperate forest
ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH,26(1):95-104 2011(Jan.)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Hirano, Yasuhiro; Mizoguchi, Takeo; Kominami, Yuji; Dannoura, Masako; Ishii, Hiroaki; Finer, Leena; Kanazawa, Yoichi;

Vertical stratification and effects of crown damage on maximum tree height in mixed conifer-broadleaf forests of Yakushima Island, southern Japan
PLANT ECOLOGY,211(1):27-36 2010(Nov.)
Author:Ishii, Hiroaki; Takashima, Atsushi; Makita, Naoki; Yoshida, Shigejiro;

Partitioning of respiratory CO2 fluxes in a managed C3 turfgrass field
Author:Kosugi, Yoshiko; Ito, Masayuki; Matsubara, Takashi; Yakanashi, Satoru; Osaka, Keiichi; Mizota, Youko; Dannoura, Masako; Shimamura, Tetsuya; Makita, Naoki;

A new method for placing and lifting root meshes for estimating fine root production in forest ecosystems
PLANT ROOT,3:26-31 2009(Dec.)
Author:Hirano, Yasuhiro; Noguchi, Kyotaro; Ohashi, Mizue; Hishi, Takuo; Makita, Naoki; Fujii, Saori; Finér, Leena

ブロックサンプリング法, トレンチ法, 地中レーダ法によるアカマツ林の根現存量および根系分布の推定
Root research,18(2):39-47 2009(Jun. 26)
Author:牧田 直樹; 平野 恭弘; 檀浦 正子; 山瀬 敬太郎; 青野 健治; 五十嵐 鉄朗; 石井 政博; 金澤 洋一;

Limiting factors in the detection of tree roots using ground-penetrating radar
PLANT AND SOIL,319(1-2):15-24 2009(Jun.)
Author:Hirano, Yasuhiro; Dannoura, Masako; Aono, Kenji; Igarashi, Tetsurou; Ishii, Masahiro; Yamase, Keitarou; Makita, Naoki; Kanazawa, Yoichi;

Fine root morphological traits determine variation in root respiration of Quercus serrata
TREE PHYSIOLOGY,29(4):579-585 2009(Apr.)
Author:Makita, Naoki; Hirano, Yasuhiro; Dannoura, Masako; Kominami, Yuji; Mizoguchi, Takeo; Ishii, Hiroaki; Kanazawa, Yoichi;

Research Grants
Grants‐in‐aid for Scientific Research(Research Representative)
2021 - 2023 , 可視-近赤外分光技術を用いた樹木細根の樹種判別の新たな方法の提案 研究課題 , 挑戦的研究(萌芽)
2018 - 2020 , 樹木根系における種の識別法の確立:生物多様性の役割の解明を目指して , 若手研究
2015 - 2017 , 根圏呼吸の定量化を目指して:樹木細根ー菌根菌間相互作用の実態と機能解明 , 若手研究B
Research Activities
Journal Editorial Board
2021- , Journal of Forest Research
2018- , Plant Root

Social Activities

Social Activitie
Professional Affiliations and Activities
2019 - , 根研究学会 , 評議員