Azusa Hayano-Amano

Japanese version

Date & Place of Birth: November 7,1970,
Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Professional Affiliation: Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Primate Research Institute
Kyoto University
Inuyama, Aichi 484, Japan
TEL&FAX: +81-568-0544


1990-1994 Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
Awarded the degree of B.S. in biology
1998-2000 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
Awarded the degree of M.S. in zoology
2000-2003 Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
Awarded the degree of Ph.D. in animal systematics

Academic Experience:

2003 Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
2003-present Postdoctoral Fellow at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

Research interest:

Molecular phylogeny and Phylogeography

Professional Memberships and Activities:

Professional Organization Membership:
Mammalogical Society of Japan, 1998-present
International Society for Marine Mammalogy, 1999-present
Ecological Society of Japan, 2001-present
Japanese Society of Primatology, 2004-present

Referee for:
Primate Research
Zoological Science

Publications (refereed):

Original papers:

1. Amano, M., Y. Koyama, E. A. Petrov, A. Hayano and N. Miyazaki. 2000. Morphometric comparison of skulls of seals subgenus Pusa. Pp. 315-323. In K. Minoura (ed.) Lake Bikal. Elsevier Sciences, Amsterdam.

2. Amano, M., A. Hayano and N. Miyazaki. 2002 Geographic variation in the skull of the ringed seal. Journal of Mammalogy 83: 370-380.

3. Hayano, A., M. Amano and N. Miyazaki. 2003. Phylogeography and population structure of the DallŐs porpoise Phocoenoides dalli in Japanese waters revealed by mitochondrial DNA. Genes and Genetic Systems 78: 81-91.

4. Perrin, W. F., M. L. L. Dolar, M. Amano and A. Hayano. 2003. Cranial sexual dimorphism and geographic variation in FraserŐs dolphin, Lagenodelphis hosei. Marine Mammal Science 19: 484-501.

5. Amano, M., F. Nakahara, A. Hayano and K. Shirakihara. 2003. Abundance estimate of finless porpoises off the Pacific coast of eastern Japan based on aerial surveys. Mammal Study 28: 103-110.

6. Amano, M., T. Oi and A. Hayano. 2004. Morphological differentiation between adjacent population of Japanese Asiatic black bear, Ursus thibetanus japonicus, in northern Japan. Journal of Mammalogy 85: 311-315.

7. Hayano, A., M. Yoshioka, M. Tanaka and M. Amano. 2004. Population differentiation in the Pacific white-sided dolphin Lagenorhynchus obliquidens inferred from mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite analyses. Zoological Science 21: 989-999.

8. Hirai, H., H. Wijayanto, H. Tanaka, A.R. Mootnick, A. Hayano, D. Perwitasari-Farajallah, D. Iskandriati and D. Sajuthi. 2005. A whole-arm translocation (WAT8/9) separating Sumatran and Bornean agile gibbons, and its evolutionary features. Chromosome Research 13: 123-133.