Publication of a technical note

M. Funabashi published a technical note:

Masatoshi Funabashi “Technical Note: Comparison of Soil Ion Diversity between Synecoculture and Natural Ecosystems (協生農園と自然生態系における土壌イオン多様性の比較)” Research and Education material of UniTwin UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus, e-laboratory: Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging, No. 12 (2019).

Publication of a Book Chapter from Springer Nature

Masatoshi Funabashi published a chapter “Augmentation of Plant Genetic Diversity in Synecoculture: Theory and Practice in Temperate and Tropical Zones” in the book: D. Nandwani (Ed.) Genetic Diversity in Horticultural Plants, Sustainable Development and Biodiversity 22, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

This article contains the theoretical foundation and the results of the proof of concept experiments that are essential to establish a novel developmental and legislative framework for the sustainable use of plant genetic resources, overarching the protection of the natural environment and agricultural production mainstreaming biodiversity.

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Publication of a book chapter

Masa Funabashi contributed a chapter “Water and Ecosystem Cycles Mediated by Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture” in the book “Genetic Diversity in Plants”.

Masatoshi Funabashi (November 5th 2018). Water and Ecosystem Cycles Mediated by Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture [Online First], IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79781. Available from:

Publication on Synecoculture from Nature Research

Masatoshi Funabashi has published a perspective article from Nature Partner Journal Science of Food:

Human augmentation of ecosystems: objectives for food production and science by 2045

This perspective paper defines a novel paradigm, the anthropogenic augmentation of ecosystems, as a solution to health-diet-environment trilemma.

Based on this perspective, FOOD flagship project was established in the UniTwin UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus.

From 2020, this e-laboratory changed its name from “Open Systems Exploration for Ecosystems Leveraging” to “Human Augmentation of Ecosystems”, taking the perspective article as the landmark publication of the initial phase in CS-DC.