We are studying soils which support life and food production. Our primary disciplines are "Properties, genesis, classification and utilization of volcanic ash soils" and "Soil-plant interactions".
- High sensitivity elemental analysis and characterization of volcanic ash soils based on their elemental composition
- Establishment of a database on the properties of volcanic ash soils and their international classification
- Initial genetic processes of soils derived from lahar deposits and improvement of their soil productivity
- Exploration of sustainable soil managements based on soil-plant interactions and using controlled availability fertilizers (CAFs).