Chen, Bixia



Associate Professor

Researcher Number(JSPS Kakenhi)


Laboratory Address

1 Senbaru,Nishihara,Okinawa

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  • Duty   University of the Ryukyus   Faculty of Agriculture   Subtropical Field Science Center   Associate Professor  

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  • Kagoshima University -  Ph.D. (Agriculture)

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 1996.09

    Zhongshan High School, Fujian Province, China, English teacher  

  • 2001.10

    Fujian Normal University, China, Institute of Foreign Languages,Assistant Professor  

  • 2008.04

    Fujian Normal University, China, the School of Economics Lecturer  

  • 2008.11

    JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow  

  • 2010.12

    United Nations University-IAS Consultant  

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Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • Satoyama Landscape Studies

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Environmental Science/Agriculture Science / Environmental impact assessment

  • Life Science / Ecology and environment

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Dust capturing capacity of woody plants in clean air zones throughout taiwan

    Wang Y.C.

    Atmosphere ( Atmosphere )  12 ( 6 )   2021.06 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Distribution and utilization of homestead windbreak Fukugi (Garcinia subelliptica Merr.) trees: an ethnobotanical approach.

    Chen B, Akamine H

    Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine ( Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine )  17 ( 1 ) 11   2021.02 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Village Fengshui Forests as Forms of Cultural and Ecological Heritage: Interpretations and Conservation Policy Implications from Southern China

    Chen, J., Lin, L., Zhang, Y., Dai, Y.*, Chen, B.*

    Forests   11   2020.12 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Urbanization and Decline of Old Growth Windbreak Trees on Private Homesteads: A Case Study in Ryukyu Island Villages, Japan

    Chen, B.

    Forests   11   2020.09 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

  • Carbon storage in old-growth homestead windbreaks of small islands in Okinawa: Toward the sustainable management and conservation.

    Chen, B. and Wang, Y.

    Forests   11 ( 4 )   2020.04 [ Peer Review Accepted ]

    Type of publication: Research paper (scientific journal)

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Nature-Based Tourism in Asia’s Mountainous Protected Areas

    Bixia Chen, Yinping Ding, Yuanmei Jiao, Yi Xie, and Thomas E. Jones ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    Springer  2021.08

  • Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas

    Coggins, C., J. Minor, B. Chen, Y. Zhang, P. Tiso, J. Lam, C. Gultekin. ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    Routledge  2018.08

  • Traditional Rural Landscapes in Island Topography in East Asia

    Bixa Chen, Yuei Nakama ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    Nova Science Publishers, Inc.  2012.06

  • A Study on Feng Shui Village Landscape Structure in the Ryukyu Islands. Scientific Feng Shui and the Built Environment (Michael M., & Albert S.)

    Bixa Chen, Yuei Nakama ( Part: Multiple Authorship )

    その他の出版機関  2009.09

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Tree species used in Fengshui landscape in Okinawa, Japan

    Chen, B.

    International Symposium: Ecological Landscape and Cultural Heritage in Rural So-ciety  (Fuzhou, China)  2019.02  -  2019.02 

  • China's National Parks: Development Background and Barriers to Nature Conservation

    Chen Bixia, Jiao Yuanmei, Xie Yi, Jones Thomas

    The Japanese Forest Society Congress  2019  -  2019 

  • Fengshui and Woody Shelterbelt Plantations on the Ryukyu Islands: Historical Back-ground and Conservation Management Challenges

    Chen, B.

    InterAsian Connections VI – Hanoi (Social Science Research Council): Workshop on “Sacred Forests and Political Ecology: Cosmological Properties and Environmentality.”  (Hanoi)  2018.12  -  2018.12 

  • Homestead Trees in Island Topography, its cultural and historical context and present challenges

    Chen, B.

    RETI  (Naha)  2017.11  -  2017.11 

  • Recreational use and contingent valuation of suburban forest parks- a case study in Fuzhou National Forest Park, China

    Chen, B.

    15th Asia Pacific Conference  (Beppu,Japan)  2017.11  -  2017.11 

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Academic Awards 【 display / non-display

  • Award of the Japanese Society of Coastal Forest

    2018.11   the Japanese Society of Coastal Forest  

    Winner: Bixia Chen