Academic Assembly School of Science and Technology Institute of Agriculture

Faculty of Agriculture Department of Agricultural and Life Sciences Division of Forest and Environmental Symbosis Sciences 

Associate Professor 


  • Ph.D., The University of Tokyo

Field Of Study

  • Forest management / measurements
  • Forest risk management
  • Forest wind damage

Mail Address



  • 2013 - 2014
    INRA, France (Wind damage project) Postdoctoral fellow
  • 2010
    Postdoctoral fellow, Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute,
  • 2008 - 2010
    Postdoctoral fellow, Forestry and Forest Product Research Institute
  • 2003 - 2004
    United Nations University, Project Assistant
  • 1994 - 1999
    Forest Development Foundation

Educational Background

  • 2004 - 2007, The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Forest Science
  • 2001 - 2002, State University of New York, College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry
  • 1999 - 2000, Queens University, McGill University


  • Tree dynamic response and survival in a category-5 tropical cyclone: The case of super typhoon Trami
    Kamimura, Kana; Nanko, Kazuki; Matsumoto, Asako; Ueno, Saneyoshi; Gardiner, James; Gardiner, Barry;
    Science Advances, 8(10), eabm7891, 2022WebofScience電子ジャーナル
  • Tree dynamic response and survival in a category-5 tropical cyclone: The case of super typhoon Trami
    Kamimura, Kana; Nanko, Kazuki; Matsumoto, Asako; Ueno, Saneyoshi; Gardiner, James; Gardiner, Barry;
    Science Advances, 8(10), eabm7891, 2022WebofScience電子ジャーナル
  • Editorial: Living with tropical storms in a changing climate
    Gardiner, Barry Alan; Chen, Yi-Ying; Ruel, Jean-Claude; Kamimura, Kana;
    FRONTIERS IN FORESTS AND GLOBAL CHANGE, 5, 988875, 2022WebofScience電子ジャーナル
  • Agent-based modelling of wind damage processes and patterns in forests
    Kana Kamimura, Barry Gardiner, Sylvain Dupont, John Finnigan
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 268, 279-288, Apr. 2019
  • Use of machine learning techniques to model wind damage to forests
    Emma Hart, Kevin Sim, Kana Kamimura, Céline Meredieu, Dominique Guyon, Barry Gardiner
    Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 265, 16-29, Feb. 2019
  • Observations and predictions of wind damage to Larix kaempferi trees following thinning at an early growth stage
    Kamimura, K., Gardiner, B., Koga, S.
    Forestry, 90, 530–540, 2017, Refereed
  • A hybrid method for feature construction and selection to improve wind-damage prediction in the forestry sector
    Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B., Kamimura, K.
    The Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 2017, Refereed
  • Modelling wind risk to Eucalyptus globulus (Labill.) stands
    Locatelli, L., Gardiner, B., Tarantola, S., Nicoll, B., Bonnefond, J., Garrigou, D., Kamimura, K., Patenaude, G.
    Forest Ecology and Management, 365, 159–173, 2016, Refereed
  • Analysis of wind damage caused by multiple tropical storm events in Japanese Cryptomeria japonica forests
    Kamimura, K. Saito, S., Kinoshita, H., Kitagawa, K., Uchida, T., Mizunaga, H.
    Forestry, 86, 411-420, 18 Apr. 2013
  • Root anchorage of hinoki (Chamaecyparis obtuse (Sieb. Et Zucc.) Endl.) under the combined loading of wind and rapidly supplied water on soil: analyses based on tree-pulling experiments
    Kamimura, K., Kitagawa, K., Saito, S., Mizunaga, H.
    European Journal of Forest Research, 131, 219-227, 2012
  • Wood biomass supply costs and potential for biomass energy plants in Japan
    Kamimura, K., Kuboyama, H., Yamamoto, K.
    Biomass and Bioenergy, 36, 107-115, 2012
  • スギのコンテナ育苗の生産コスト分析
    関東森林研究, 63(2), 49-52, 2012
  • Wind profiles and mechanical resistance of uprooted trees in a Japanese cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) plantation slightly damaged by Typhoon Melor 0918 at Kamiatago experimental forests, Tenryu, Japan: Validity of mechanistic models for wind damage risks
    Kitagawa, K., Kamimura, K., Saito, S., Uchida T. and Mizunaga, H.
    Japanese Journal of Forest Environment, 52, 57-66, 2010
  • 森林林業分野における風害シミュレーション -数値風況予測技術(CFD) によるアプローチ-
    森林立地, 52, 67-77, 2010
  • Comparing wind data at local meteorological stations and in forested areas using roughness length and topographic exposure indices
    Kamimura, K., Saito, S.
    FORMATH Tokyo 2009, 9, 135-152, 2010
  • 北東北三県における木質バイオマス供給可能量の空間的推定
    日本エネルギー学会誌, 88(10), 877-882, 2009
  • 育林作業の作業功程と地形・地理条件
    FORMATH Tohoku 2008, 8, 13-23, 2009
  • Developing a decision-support approach to reducing wind damage risk - a case study on sugi (Cryptomeria japonica (L.f.) D.Don) forests in Japan
    Kamimura, K., Gardiner, B., Kato, A., Hiroshima, T., Shiraishi, N.
    Forestry, 81(3), 429-445, 2008
  • A review of mechanistic modelling of wind damage risk to forests
    Gardiner, B., Byrne, K., Hale, S., Kamimura, K., Mitchell, S., Peltola, H., Ruel, J. -C.
    Forestry, 81(3), 447-463, 2008
  • A review of strategies for wind damage assessment in Japanese forests
    Kamimura, K., Shiraishi, N.
    Journal of Forest Research, 12(3), 162-176, 2007
  • 風害予測力学モデルGALES による長期間の風害発生限界風速の推定
    上村佳奈,B.A. Gardiner, 白石則彦
    FORMATH Kyusyu, 6, 19-28, 2007

Lectures, oral presentations, etc.

  • Tree dynamic behavior with forestry activities and a category-5 tropical cyclone
    Kana Kamimura, Kazuki Nanko, Asako Matsumoto, Saneyoshi Ueno, James Gardiner, and Barry Gardiner
    European Geosciences Union, 23 May 2022
  • Emergence and propagation of wind damage in forests
    Kamimura, K., Gardiner, B., Guyon, D., Meredieu, C.
    8th International Conference of Wind and Trees, 2017
  • Time-series analysis of typhoon damage in Japanese forests
    Kamimura, K., Yoshioka, M., Kato, M., Suzuki, S.
    8th International Conference of Wind and Trees, 2017
  • Forest wind damage from tropical cyclones
    Kamimura, K., Kato, M., Yoshioka, M.K., Suzuki, S.
    IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016, 2016
  • Statistical and mechanistic assessment of storm damage in maritime pine forests, Aquitaine, France,
    Kaminura, K., Gardiner, B., Meredieu, c., Guyon, D., Brunet, Y.
    7th International Conference on Wind and Trees, 03 Aug. 2014
  • Spatial interactions and comparisons of wind damage risk in European planted forests
    Kamimura, K., Gardiner, B., Hale, S.
    Forest Sector Modelling - new approaches and findings for improved resource decisions in a globalized world, 15 Oct. 2013
  • Stability of planted Japanese larch against strong wind with tree growth
    Kamimura, K., Gardiner, B., Hale, S., Mitsuda, Y., Koga, S., Yoshida, S.
    3rd FAO International Congress on Planted Forests – Vulnerability and Risk Management in Planted Forests, 31 Jul. 2013
  • Spatial and temporal analysis of Japanese forest damage caused by tropical cyclones
    Kamimura, K., Gardiner, B., Suzuki, S.
    4th International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change, 13 Jun. 2013

Affiliated academic society

  • European Geosciences Union
  • The Japanese Forest Society
  • American Geophysical Union

Research Themes

  • Wind damage in forest management