Name SATO Go
Official Title Professor
Affiliation Environmental Geography
Profile Professor Sato belongs to the School of Environmental Studies, and his main field of research is environmental geography. In particular, he has detailed knowledge and field research of geomorphology experience. As a graduate student, he evaluated the chronological changes in the Hida Mountains (Northern Japanese Alps) topography caused by large-scale landslides. In recognition of his achievements, he was awarded a Ph.D. from Chiba University in 2007. After completing his graduate studies, he has been engaged in education and research at Teikyo Heisei University and now at Tokyo City University. He has researched 1) topographical development caused by landslides, 2) evaluation research on dangerous slopes where landslides occur, and 3) research combining topography and archaeology. As an expert at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), he has also worked on hazard mapping in developing countries. Regarding education, he has received the President's Award twice for the high evaluation of his classes by students at his predecessor school. He and his laboratory students are expected to continue research activities in Japan and overseas to reduce landslide disasters.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. Environmental Geography, Geomorphology

Representative Papers
  1. Sato, G., Ozaki, Y., Yokoyama, O., Wakai, A., Hayashi, K., Yamasaki, T., Tosa, S., Mayumi, T., Kimura, T. 2021, New Approach for the Extraction Method of Landslide-Prone Slopes Using Geomorphological Analysis: Feasibility Study in the Shikoku Mountains, Japan. Journal of Disaster Research, 16, 618-625.
  2. Sato, G., Yagi, H., Nitta, K., Umemura, J., Sanpei, L., Kumai, N. 2020, Prompt report on the roof falling induced slope movement on August 24, 2019 in Iwaki City, Japan. Journal of the Japan Landslide Society, 57, 111-115.
  3. Sato,G., Yagi,H., Kitani, H., Senda,Y., Hirota, K. 2020, Remains of the Iwasa checkpoint on the Noneyama-kaido as an ancient road located in ridge-top area formed by gravitational deformation, the Muroto Peninsula, Japan. Journal of the Japan Landslide Society, 57, 19-23.
  4. Sato, G., Kimura, T., Hirota, K., Tsou, C-Y., Yagi, H. 2019, Distribution of shallow landslides and related mass movement processes induced by the heavy rain in July 2018 on Gogoshima Island, Ehime Prefecture, Japan. Journal of the Japan Landslide Society, 56, 129-134.
  5. Sato, G., Wkai, A., Goto, S., Kimura, T. 2019, Strength characteristics of gravitationally deformed slope deposits of tephra and kuroboku soils in the Aso caldera, Japan-Application of revised vane-shear-cone test for estimating shear strength-. Journal of the Japan Landslide Society, 56, 250-253.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Recruitment of research assistant(s) No
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) Japan Landslide Society, Association of Japanese Geographers, Japan Cartographers Association, Japan Society of Erosion Control Engineering, Japan Society of Engineering Geology, Japan Association for Quaternary Research
Education Field (Undergraduate level) SD PBL (1), Introduction to Environmental Management Systems
Education Field (Graduate level) Environment and Risk Society