|Budget Amount *help
¥44,980,000 (Direct Cost: ¥34,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥10,380,000)
Fiscal Year 2012: ¥5,590,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,290,000)
Fiscal Year 2011: ¥7,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,000,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,800,000)
Fiscal Year 2010: ¥7,670,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,770,000)
Fiscal Year 2009: ¥15,730,000 (Direct Cost: ¥12,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥3,630,000)
Fiscal Year 2008: ¥8,190,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,300,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,890,000)
Recently, there has been a worldwide trend for intensified drought. Furthermore, in general, projections of climate models have suggested that the frequency and intensity of extreme weathers including droughts will likely increase in the future. Given this background, the present study investigated a series of mechanism of how meteorological drought (below-normal precipitation) affects soil moisture, vegetation and animals and made an assessment of vulnerability of the steppe vegetation in terms of sensitivity and resilience to drought.