Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research Institute of Mountain Science 



  • 農学博士, Hokkaido University

Research Keyword

    Remote sensing, Laser Scanning, Smart Forestry, Precision Forestry, Forest Science, Forest planning, Forest measurement

Field Of Study

  • laser Scanning
  • Forest remote sensing
  • Forest GIS
  • Forest mesurement and planning
  • Forest science, forestry

Mail Address


Educational Background

  • 1983, Utsunomiya University, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, 林学
  • 1981, Utsunomiya University, Faculty of Agriculture, 林学科


  • Thinking about forestry management in Japan current status and future prospects of smart forestry
    杣径, (66), 10-18, 30 Sep. 2022, Invited
    Lead, Last, Corresponding
  • Terrestrial laser scanning intensity captures diurnal variation in leaf water potential
    Samli Junttila, T. Holtta, E. Puttonen, M. Katoh, M. Vastaranta, H. Kaartinen, M. Holopainen, H. Hyyppa
    Remote Sensing of Environment, 255(15), 15 Mar. 2021
  • Forest in situ observations using unmanned aerial vehicle as an alternative of terrestrial measurements
    (58) Xinlian Liang, Yunsheng Wang, Jiri Pyörälä, Matti Lehtomäki, Xiaowei Yu, Harri Kaartinen, Antero Kukko,Eija Honkavaara, Aimad E. I. Issaoui, Olli Nevalainen, Matti Vaaja, Juho-Pekka Virtanen1, Ma
    Forest Ecosystems, 6(620), 19 Apr. 2019電子ジャーナル
  • レーザセンシングによるスマート精密林業
    (57) 加藤正人、トウソウキュウ、竹中悠輝、張桂安、堀澤正彦、大野勝正、伊藤隆明
    精密工学会誌, 85(3), 232, 01 Mar. 2019, Invited
  • Airborne Laser Scanning Outperforms the Alternative 3D Techniques in Capturing Variation in Tree Height and Forest Density in Southern Boreal Forests
    Vastaranta, M., Yrttimaa, T., Saarinen, N., Yu, X., Karjalainen, M., Nurminen, K., Karila, K., Kankare, V., Luoma, V., Pyörälä, J., Junttila, S., Tanhuanpää, T., Kaartinen, H., Kukko, A., Honkavaara, E., Jaakkola, A., Liang, X., Wang, Y., Vaaja, M., Hyyppä, H., Katoh, M., Wulder, M.A
    Baltic Forestry, 24(2), 268-277, 28 Oct. 2018
  • International benchmarking of terrestrial laser scanning approaches for forest inventories
    Xinlian Liang、Juha Hyyppä, Harri Kaartinen, Masato Katoh 16 others
    ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 144, 137-179, 01 Oct. 2018, Refereed
  • Perceptions of Local People toward Community Development and Forest Conservation in Bangladesh: The Case of Sal Forests.
    Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruq, Sourovi Zaman, Masato Katoh
    Journal of Forest Planning, 22(2), 1-13, 30 Aug. 2017
  • Comparison of Tree Species Classifications at the Individual Tree Level by Combining ALS Data and RGB Images Using Different Algorithms
    Songqiu Deng, Masato Katoh, Xiaowei Yu, Juha Hyyppä Tian Gao
    8(12), 1034, 30 Aug. 2016
  • Analysis of Forest Cover Changes Using Landsat Satellite Imagery: A Case of the Madhupur Sal Forest in Bangladesh
    Mohammad Abdullah Al Faruq, Sourovi Zaman, Masato Katoh
    Journal of Forest Planning, 21(2), 29-38, 30 Jun. 2016
  • Interpretation of Forest Resources at the Individual Tree Level in Japanese Conifer Plantations Using Airborne LiDAR Data
    Songqiu Deng and Masato Katoh
    Journal of Remote Sensing, 8(188), 1-23, 26 Feb. 2016電子ジャーナル
  • Comparison of Laser and Stereo Optical, SAR and InSAR Point Clouds from Air- and Space-Borne Sources in the Retrieval of Forest Inventory Attributes
    Xiaowei Yu, Juha Hyyppä, Mika Karjalainen, Kimmo Nurminen, Kirsi Karila, Mikko Vastaranta, Ville Kankare, Harri Kaartinen, Markus Holopainen, Eija Honkavaara, Antero Kukko, Anttoni Jaakkola, Xinlian Liang, Yunsheng Wang, Hannu Hyyppä and Masato Katoh
    Journal of Remote Sensing, 7(12), 15933-15954, 27 Nov. 2015
  • Dynamic response of the scenic beaty value of different forests to various thinning intensities in central eastern China
    Songqie Deng, Qingwei Guan, Na Yin, Masato Katoh
    Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 1-17, 2014
  • Interpretation of forest resources at the individual tree level at Purple mountaion, Nanjing vity, China, using WorldView-2 imagery by combining GPS, RS and GIS technologies
    Songqie Deng, Masato Katoh, Qingwei Guan, Na Yin, Mingyang Li
    Journal of Remote Sensing,, 6, 87-110, 2014WebofScienceリポジトリ電子ジャーナル
  • Prediction model for suitable sites of tree growth in an old –growth Chamaecyparis obtusa stand, in the Akazawa Forest Reserve.
    Nan Wang, Masato Katoh, Shin-ichi Yamamoto, Naoyuki Nishimura, Daisuke Hoshino
    J. Plant Sci., 4(7), 198-207, 2013
  • Long-term effect of typhoon disturbance oncarbon storage capability in an old-growth forest dominated by Chamaecyparis Obtusa in central Japan
    Songqie Deng, Masato Katoh, Shin-ichi Yamamoto, Naoyuki Nishimura, Daisuke Hoshino
    J. Plant Sci, 4(10), 288-301, 2013
  • 高分解能衛星データを用いた赤沢ヒノキ老齢林バイオマス推定
    中部森林研究, 61, 113-116, 2013
  • 定点カメラを使用した木曽駒ヶ岳における高山植生の季節変化の解析手法について
    中部森林研究, 61, 119-122, 2013
  • Template Matching 法とLocal maximum Filtering法を組み合わせた樹頂点の抽出と精度検証
    中部森林研究, 61, 123-126, 2013
  • ラジコンヘリコプターを用いた長野県南箕輪村大芝の森における間伐木の選定
    中部森林研究, 61, 127-128, 2013
  • 信州大学農学部構内演習林における林縁と林内の鳥類相の違い
    中部森林研究, 61, 153-154, 2013
  • Applications of the New Remote Sensing Method to the Forest Biomass Estimation in an Old – Growth Chamaecyparis Obtusa Stand, in the Akazawa Forest Reserve
    Nan Wang, Masato Katoh, Shin-ichi Yamamoto, Naoyuki Nishimura, Daisuke Hoshino
    International Journal of Sciences, 2(8), 1-13, 2013リポジトリ
  • Development of tree growth prediction with gray model in an old-growth Chamaecyparis obtusa stand, in the Akazawa forest reserve
    Nan Wang, Masato Katoh, Shin-ich Yamamoto, Naoyuki Nishimura, Daisuke Hoshino
    Int. Res. J. Plant Sci., 3(8), 164-173, 2012
  • Improving the Precision of Tree Counting by Combining Tree Detection with Crown Delineation and Classification on Homogeneity Guided Smoothed High Resolution (50 cm) Multispectral Airborne Digital Data
    Masato Katoh, Francois Gougeon
    Journal of Remote Sensing, 4(5), 1411-1424, 2012, RefereedWebofScienceリポジトリ電子ジャーナル
  • Species composition and forest structure in tropical moist deciduous forest of Bangladesh-a case study in Thakurgaon
    Zaman, S; Siddiquee, SU; Katoh, M
    ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES, 4(7-8), 1315-1321, Nov. 2011WebofScienceリポジトリ電子ジャーナル
  • Change of spatial structure characteristics of the forest in Oshiba forest park
    Songqie Deng, Masato Katoh
    Journal of Forest Planning, 17(1), 9-19, 2011
  • 森林・林業への貢献
    日本リモートセンシング学会誌, 31(2), 227-234, 2011
  • Assessment of forest covers change in tropical moist deciduous forest in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh using ALOS data
    Sourovi Zaman, Masato Katoh
    Journal of Forest Planning, 16(1), 1-8, 2010
  • 学生支援GPにおける2008年度フィールド体験実習に関する報告
    信州大学農学部AFC報告, 7, 87-91, Mar. 2009リポジトリ
  • Forest cover type classification at Mt. Asama using ALOS fully Polarimetric PALSAR data, in Nagano prefecture, central Japan
    Masato Katoh, Joji Iisaka
    写真測量とリモートセンシング, 48(3), 10-19, 2009, Refereed
  • ササ繁茂地における牛道のギャップ特性とブナの更新への影響
    森林計画学会誌, 42(1), 15-22, 2009, Refereed
  • 木曽駒ヶ岳におけるデジタル航空写真画像を用いた高山植生の把握-ハイマツの分布状況把握に有効な画像解析方法の検討
    森林計画学会誌, 42(1), 31-42, 2009, Refereed
  • Red pine beetles: its attack and management process in Komagane city, Nagano prefecture, Japan, J. Environ. Science&Natural resources
    Sourovi Zaman, Masato Katoh, S.U.Siddiquee
    J. Environ. Science&Natural resources, 1(2), 161-165, 2009, Refereed
  • Homegarden agroforestry in Bangladesh: Assessment of its role for farmers’income source in Thakurgaon district
    Sourovi Zaman, Masato Katoh
    Journal of Forest Planning, 15(1), 37-43, 2009
  • Application of high-resolution airborne data using individual tree crowns in Japanese conifer plantations
    Masato Katoh、Francois Gougeon、Donald Leckie
    Journal of Forestry Researsh, 14(1), 10-19, 2009, RefereedWebofScienceリポジトリ電子ジャーナル
  • Forest observation from high spatial resolution image
    Proceeding 6th international Symposium on Integrated Field Science, D2, 2008, Refereed
  • Comparison of individual crowns among species in Japanese conifer plantations using airborne data
    Geoinformation Forum 2008 English technical session, 3-5, 2008, Refereed
  • Comparison of individual crowns among species in Japanese conifer plantations using airborne data for leaf-on and leaf off conditions
    Proceeding IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), Ⅲ800-804, 2008, Refereed
  • 木曽駒ヶ岳におけるデジタル航空写真画像を用いた高山植物の画像解析
    信州大学農学部AFC報告, 5, 43-50, Mar. 2007リポジトリ
  • 航空機ハイパーデータによる針葉樹区分
    写真測量とリモートセンシング, 46(5), 19-24, 2007, Refereed
  • カナダで蘇った森林リモートセンシング研究
    写真測量とリモートセンシング, 46(2), 1, 2007, Refereed
  • 森林計画における森林計測の展開
    森林計画誌, 38(2), 41-46, 2005, Refereed
  • A practical education program in sustainable forest management
    The Role of Forests for Coming Generations - Philosophy and Technology for Forest Resource Management -, 345-350, 2005, Refereed
  • Analysis of present situation and issued management types of suburban forests in China–A case study in Shenyang -
    Qingwei Guan, 他3名
    Journal of Forest Planning, 11, 1-7, 2005, Refereed
  • The present situation and constrains of Beijing’s forest for holding 2008“Green Olympic”
    Qingwei Guan, 他3名
    Journal ofForest Planning, 11, 17-22, 2005, Refereed
  • 手良沢山演習林ヒノキ林の経年変化―1997年と2003年の比較―
    信州大学農学部AFC報告, 2, 67-74, Mar. 2004リポジトリ
  • Present status and Issues of Forest classification management policy in the metropolises of China–A case study in Shenyang-
    Qingwei Guan,他4名
    中部森林研究, 52, 181-184, 2004, Refereed
  • Classifying tree species in a northern mixed forest using high-resolution IKONOS data
    Journal of Forestry Researsh, 9(1), 7-14, 2004, Refereed
  • 手良沢山演習林への森林GIS導入に関する研究
    信州大学農学部AFC報告, 1, 51-55, Mar. 2003, Refereedリポジトリ
  • カラマツ大径材生産を目的とした強度間伐の有効性
    信州大学農学部AFC報告, 1, 63-71, Mar. 2003, Refereedリポジトリ
  • 4種類の高分解能IKONOS画像による単木判読の比較
    日本林学会誌, 84(4), 221-230, 2002
  • 大規模公有林を対象とした衛星データ利用森林GISの開発
    日本林学会誌, 84(4), 231-238, 2002
  • 石狩川モデル森林のホームページ作成
    森林計画誌, 36(1), 59-66, 2002
  • 衛星データによる2000年有珠山噴火の降灰と森林被害の把握
    リモートセンシング学会誌, 22(1), 89-95, 2002
  • IRSデータによる森林現況の把握
    日本林学会誌, 83(3), 211-219, 2001
  • 衛星データの実利用を目指した西興部森林火災のモニタリング
    リモートセンシング学会誌, 21(4), 377-387, 2001
  • 石狩川モデル森林における集中調査地の設計と公開
    森林計画誌, 35(2), 105-112, 2001
  • 石狩川モデル森林のモニタリング―取り組みの概要と課題―
    森林計画誌, 33, 39-46, 1999
  • Classification of conifer tree species using JERS-1 OPS data
    Journal of Forest Planning, 1, 1-5, 1995
  • Estimating crown densities of todomatsu plantation using Landsat TM data,
    Proceeding of IUFRO International Workshop on sustainable forest management, 246-253, 1995
  • ランドサットTMデータによるトドマツ人工林の樹冠疎密度の推定
    森林計画学会誌, 23, 11-31, 1995
  • 衛星リモートセンンシンングとGISの組み合わせ技術によるトドマツ小班データベースへの適用, 75(2):154?158.
    日本林学会誌, 75(2), 154-158, 1993
  • 衛星リモートセンシングとGISを活用した林分の評価とモデル化
    写真測量とリモートセンシング, 30(6), 39-46, 1991
  • 衛星リモートセンンシンングとGISの統合に基づく森林管理
    リモートセンシング学会誌, 10(3), 109-117, 1990
  • ラジコンヘリコプターを使用した効果的な空中写真撮影方法
    日本林学会誌, 71, 23-25, 1989
  • Estimating of rate of the crown area in yezo spruce plantations with Landsat thematic mapper data
    Proceeding of ISPRS/IUFRO, 23-29, 1988


  • レーザ計測によるスマート精密林業技術の開発
    加藤 正人 トウ ソウキュウ
    2016年度報告要旨集, 200, 14 Mar. 2017

Books and other publications

  • Remote Sensing Handbook Vol. 2 Land Resources Monitoring, Modeling, and Mapping with Remote Sensing 
    Juha Hyyppä, Mika Karjalainen, Xinlian Liang, Anttoni Jaakkola, Xiaowei Yu, Mike Wulder, Markus Hollaus, Joanne C. White, Mikko Vastaranta, Kirsi Karila, Harri Kaartinen, Matti Vaaja, Ville Kankare, Antero Kukko, Markus Holopainen, Hannu Hyyppä, and Masato Katoh, Joint work, Remote Sensing of Forests from Lidar and Radar
    CRC Press Taylor & Francois Group, 397-428 17 Nov. 2015
  • 森林リモートセンシング第4版 -基礎から応用まで-
    加藤正人, Editor
    J-FIC, 429pp 10 Apr. 2014, Refereed
  • 森林サイエンス2
    信州大学農学部森林科学研究会編, Single work
    川辺書林, 52-66 2011
  • 実教出版
    加藤正人, Single work, 新版農業測量「地理情報システム」
    191-188 2011, Refereed
  • 実教出版
    加藤正人, Single work, 新版農業測量「リモ-トセンシング」
    174-180 2011, Refereed
  • 森林リモートセンシング第3版-基礎から応用まで-
    加藤正人編著, Joint work
    J-FIC, 2010
  • 食と緑の環境科学 「森林の癒しと保健機能」
    唐澤豊編, Joint work
    信濃毎日新聞社, 196-201 2008
  • 改訂森林リモートセンシング
    加藤正人編著, Joint work
    J-FIC, 2007
  • 森林フィルードサイエンス 「リモートセンシング」
    全国大学演習林協議会編, Joint work
    朝倉書店, 44-49 2006
  • 森林リモートセンシング
    加藤正人編著, Joint work
    J-FIC, 2004
  • 森林サイエンス
    信州大学農学部森林科学研究会編, Joint work
    川辺書林, 55-73頁 2003
  • 森林・林業百科事典 「リモートセンシング関連用語」
    小林富士雄、勝田勝、藤森隆朗、太田猛彦、箕輪光博他145名, Joint work
    丸善, 4語分担頁 2001
  • Let's enjoy 誰でもできるサンデー森づくり
    加藤正人, Single work
    森林計画学会出版局, 1999
  • 北方林業叢書 63
    加藤正人, Joint work, 森が好きですか
    北方林業会, 1995
  • 森が好きですか 「サンデー山づくりと鍋を楽しむ会」
    土屋俊幸、金田平、高田勝、佐藤紘一、岩岡恵子他35名, Joint work
    北方林業会(社), 33-37頁 1995

Lectures, oral presentations, etc.

  • Detecting forests damaged by pine wilt disease at the individual tree level using airborne laser data and WorldView-2/3 images over two seasons
    Y. Takenaka, M. Katoh, S. Deng, K. Cheung
    ISPRS SPEC3D, Jyväskylä、Finland, 27 Oct. 2017, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Development of smart precision forestry in a Japanese conifer plantation using laser scanning data、
    M. Katoh, S. Deng, Y. Takenaka, K. Cheung, K. Oono, J. Hyyppä, X. Yu, X. Liang, Y. Wang
    ISPRS SPEC3D, Jyväskylä、Finland, 27 Oct. 2017, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Invited
  • Tree species classification of broadleaved forests in Nagano, central Japan, using airborne laser data and multispectral images、
    S. Deng, M. Katoh, Y. Takenaka, K. Cheung, A. Ishii, N. Fujii, T. Gao
    workshop ISPRS SPEC3D, Jyväskylä、Finland, 25 Oct. 2017, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Not invited
  • Forest resources measurements by combination of terrestrial laser scanning and drone use
    K. Cheung, M. Katoh, M. Horisawa,
    ISPRS SPEC3D, Jyväskylä、Finland, 25 Oct. 2017, International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • Verification of the accuracy of a new tree species counting method using high- resolution satellite data in an old-growth Chamaecyparis obtusa forest in central Japan
    Masato Katoh, François A. Gougeon, Shin-ichi Yamamoto, Naoyuki Nishimura, Daisuke Hoshino, Yunqing Li
    ,ForestSAT2012, 11 Sep. 2012, ForestSAT2012Oregon State University, USA
  • Application of Japan Forest resource management using RS/GIS/GPS
    Masato Katoh
    南京林業大学、南京市,, 24 May 2012, 南京林業大学, Invited


  • Special Lecture for Cutting Edge Research
    Shinshu University
  • Forest information and Remote sensing
    Shinshu University
  • Forest measurement and Geographic Information System
    Shinshu University
  • Seminar Forest Science1
    Shinshu University
  • Seminar Forest Science1
    Shinshu University
  • 先鋭領域融合研究群最先端研究特講
    Shinshu University

Research Themes

  • Smart precision forestry using laser scanning
  • remote sensing and GIS

Available resources (prototypes, experimental materials, data, etc.)

  • 1.リモートセンシングによる森林資源の把握2.GISによる森林管理システムの構築3.生態系に配慮した多様な森づくりの提案と実践, 1.Grasp of Forest resources1.Which tree species is there? Where? How much?It efficiently measures it from the ground, the sky and space.2.Construction of data base and forest management systemIntegration of satellite and photograph images, map, and investigation data using GIS3.Diversiy in the managed forestProposal and practice of various forest-makings which consider ecosystem