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Prof. Masatoshi Yoshino
Masatoshi Yoshino is a Senior Programme Adviser (ESD) at UNU and Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba, Japan. He was a member of the Science Council of Japan, President of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Vice President of the International Geographical Union, and Chairman of the National Committee of IGBP-Japan. Also, he is a member of many international and national committees and the editorial board of journals of learned societies. His research fields are: local and micro-climatology, agro-meteorology, climatic change, global environmental problems, desert and desertification, and rice-cultivation in humid tropics. Dr. Yoshino is author of 10 books and monographs and published about 250 articles.