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The Field Research Center (FRC) has five field research areas in Japan, i.e. Shimokita, Joshinetsu, Kiso, Koshima, and Yakushima. These research areas were established aiming at preserving major natural habitats of Japanese macaques and studying ecology of wild Japanese macaques in various ways.
Recently wild Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata), being endemic to the islands of Japan, are reported to have shifted or diffused of their distribution from the interior to the edge of forests all over Japan, and have caused crop damages. We have been urged to tackle the conservation and management of this species, and thus have collected the information on the local populations to make the database about the distribution, population size, and conservation/management status. We have also studied the ecology and behaviors of monkeys living near crop fields and villages, and developed the methods and techniques to control crop damage by monkeys to reduce the conflict between monkeys and humans.
English Home Page of FRC has been available.
Home Page of FRC has been renewed completely!
Management of field research areas, Conservation and management of Japanese macaques, Studies on wildlife damage management in Japan, etc.
Names and research interests
Publications of FRC
Download center. Application form for the use of field station is available here.
Database of publications in Japanese macaques(Japanese only)
Archives of Ms MITO Satsue(Japanese only)
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Mail to MUROYAMA, Yasuyuki, FRC, PRI, KYOTO UNIV.
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