Major publications


    • Kimura, A., Uchida, Y., Madegwa, M. Y. (2022). Legume species alter the effect of biochar application on microbial diversity and functions in the mixed cropping system. Agriculture, In Press.

    • 岡碧幸, 石毛奈央, 内田義崇. (2022). 家畜糞尿由来液肥の集約的かつ多牧区利用向け管理システム(OCA-Mシステム)の開発. 農業情報研究, In Press.

    • Brevik, E.C., Hannam, J., Krzic M., Muggler C., Hannam, J., Uchida, Y. (2022). The importance of soil education to connectivity as a dimension of soil security. Soil Security, In Press,

    • Nakamura, S., Igarashi, T., Uchida, Y., Ito, M., Hirose, K., Sato, T., Mufalo, W., Chirwa, M., Nyambe, I., Nakata, H., Nakayama, S., Ishizuka, M. (2022). Impacts of surface water on lead-bearing leach residue dispersion by winds in Kabwe, Zambia. Minerals, In Press.

    • Hamamoto, T., Nhamo, N., Chikoye, D., Mukumbuta, I., Uchida, Y. (2022). Responses of CO2 emissions and soil microbial community structures to organic amendment in two contrasting soils in Zambia. Scientific Report, 12, 6358.

    • Brevik, E.C., Krzic M., Muggler C., Field, D., Hannam, J., Uchida, Y. (2022). Soil science education – a multi-national look at current perspectives. Natural Science Education, In Press,


    • Jin-Feng, L., Uchida Y. (2021). Effect of weed residue application on rice-straw decomposition and soil fungi-to-bacteria ratios. International Journal of Recycling Organic Waste in Agriculture, In Press,

    • Oraegbunam, C.J., Obalum, S.E., Watanabe, T., Madegwa, Y.M., Uchida, Y. (2021). Differences in carbon and nitrogen retention and bacterial diversity in sandy soil in response to application methods of charred organic materials. Applied Soil Ecology, 170, 104284.

    • Ohigashi, T., Schloter, M., Schulz, S., Munthali, K., Uchida, Y. (2021). Changes in soil prokaryotic diversity in response to land-use changes in sub-Saharan Africa. Soil Systems, 5(4), 62.

    • Nakamura, S., Igarashi, T., Uchida, Y., Ito, M., Hirose, K., Sato, T., Mufalo, W., Chirwa, M., Nyambe, I., Nakata, H., Nakayama, S., Ishizuka, M. (2021). Evaluation of dispersion of lead-bearing mine wastes in Kabwe district, Zambia. Minerals, 11(8), 901.

    • Madegwa, Y.M., Uchida, Y. (2021). Land use and season drive changes in soil microbial communities and related functions in agricultural soils. Environmental DNA, 3(6), 1214-1228.

    • Madegwa, Y.M., Uchida, Y. (2021). Liming improves the stability of soil microbial community structures against the application of digestate made from dairy wastes. Journal of Environmental Management, 297, 113356.

    • Chinta, Y.D., Uchida, Y., Araki, H. (2021). Roles of soil bacteria and fungi in controlling the availability of nitrogen from cover crop residues during the microbial hot moments. Applied Soil Ecology, 168, 104135.

    • Chiba, A., Uchida, Y., Kublik, S., Vestergaard, G., Buegger, F., Schloter, M., Schulz, S. (2021). Soil bacterial diversity is positively correlated with decomposition rates during early phases of maize litter decomposition. Microorganisms, 9(2), 357.

    • Akari, M., Uchida, Y. (2021). Survival rates of microbial communities from livestock waste to soils —a comparison between compost and digestate. Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 2021, 6645203.

    • Lin, J-F., Minarsch, E-M., Ishiguro, M., Uchida, Y. (2021). Intertillage during natural farming rice paddy production negatively impacted the microbial abundances in soils but not diversities. Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 2021, 6676456.


    • Mwilola, P.N., Mukumbuta, I., Shitumbanuma, V., Chishala, B.H., Uchida, Y., Nakata, H., Nakayama, S., Ishizuka, M. (2020). Lead, Zinc and Cadmium accumulation, and associated health risks, in maize grown near the Kabwe mine in Zambia in response to organic and inorganic soil amendments. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 9038.

    • Brevik, E.C., Krzic, M., Itkin, D., Uchida, Y., Chau, H.W. (2020). Guidelines for under- and post-graduate students. in Kosaki, T., Lal, R., Sánchez (Eds.). Soil Sciences Education: Global Concepts and Teaching. Schweizerbart and Borntraeger science publishers. pp. 31-48.

    • Toda, M., Motoki, J., & Uchida, Y. (2020). Nitrogen balance and use efficiency on dairy farms in Japan: a comparison among farms at different scales. Environmental Research Communications, In Press.

    • Doya, R., Nakayama, S., Nakata, H., Toyomaki, H., Yabe, J., Muzandu, K., Yohannes, Y., Kataba, A., Zyambo, G., Ogawa, T., Uchida, Y., & Ishizuka, M. (2020). Land Use in Habitat Affects Metal Concentrations in Wild Lizards Around a Former Lead Mining Site. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(22), 14139-14772.

    • Hamamoto, T., Uchida, Y., von Rein, I., & Mukumbuta, I. (2020). Effects of short-term freezing on nitrous oxide emissions and enzyme activities in a grazed pasture soil after bovine-urine application. Science of the Total Environment, 740, 140006.

    • Yoshii, Y., von Rein, I., Munthali, K., Mwansa, M., Nakata, H., Nakayama, S., Ishizuka, M., & Uchida, Y. (2020). Evaluation of phytoremediation effects of chicken manure, urea and lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) to remediate a lead contaminated soil in Kabwe, Zambia. South African Journal of Science, 37(5), 351-360.

    • Chinta, Y. D., Uchida, Y., & Araki, H. (2020). Availability of nitrogen supply from cover crops during residual decomposition by soil microorganisms and its utilization by lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.). Scientia Horticulturae, 270, 109415.

    • Akiyama, H., Yamamoto, A., Uchida, Y., Hoshino, Y. T., Tago, K., Wang, Y., & Hayatsu, M. (2020). Effect of low C/N crop residue input on N2O, NO, and CH4 fluxes from Andosol and Fluvisol fields. Science of The Total Environment, 713, 136677.

    • Muchanga, R. A., Uchida, Y., Hirata, T., Hatano, R., & Araki, H. (2020). Dynamics of N Derived from 15N-labeled Rye in Soil–tomato System as Influenced by Cover Crop Residue Management. The Horticulture Journal, 89(4), 394-402.

    • Muchanga R.A., Hirata T., Uchida Y., Hatano R., Araki H. (2020). Soil carbon and nitrogen and tomato yield response to cover crop management. Agronomy Journal. 112(3), 1636-1648.


    • Uchida Y., Moriizumi M., Shimotsuma M. (2019). Effects of rice husk biochar and soil moisture on the accumulation of organic and inorganic nitrogen and nitrous oxide emissions during the decomposition of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) mulch. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 65:409-418. DOI:10.1080/00380768.2019.1624139

  • Hamamoto T., Uchida Y. (2019). The role of different earthworm species (Metaphire Hilgendorfi and Eisenia Fetida) on CO2 emissions and microbial biomass during barley decomposition. Sustainability 11(23):6544. DOI:10.3390/su11236544


    • Uchida, Y., Mogi, H., Hamamoto, T., Nagane, M., Toda, M., Shimotsuma, M., Yoshii, Y., Maeda, Y., & Oka, M. (2018). Changes in denitrification potentials and riverbank soil bacterial structures along Shibetsu river, Japan. Applied and Environmental Soil Science, 2018.

    • Oka, M., & Uchida, Y. (2018). Heavy metals in slag affect inorganic N dynamics and soil bacterial community structure and function. Environmental Pollution, 243, 713–722.

    • Hamamoto, T., Chirwa, M., Nyambe, I., & Uchida, Y. (2018). Small-Scale Variability in the Soil Microbial Community Structure in a Semideveloped Farm in Zambia. Applied and Environmental Soil Science.


    • Toda, M., & Uchida, Y. (2017). Long-term use of green manure legume and chemical fertiliser affect soil bacterial community structures but not the rate of soil nitrate decrease when excess carbon and nitrogen are applied. Soil Research, 55(6), 524–533.

    • Shimotsuma, M., Uchida, Y., Nakajima, Y., & Akiyama, H. (2017). The effects of rice (Oryza sativa L. ssp. Japonica) husk biochar on nitrogen dynamics during the decomposition of hairy vetch in two soils under high-soil moisture condition. Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 63(2), 178–184.

    • Mogi, H., Anzai, M., & Uchida, Y. (2017). Heterogeneity of nitrification potentials within a paddock of a sheep farming system. Grassland Science, 63(2), 132–138.