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YUMOTO, Takakazu

Section of Ecology and Conservation,
Department of Ecology and Social Behavior,
Primate Research Institute,
Kyoto University

Born in 1959. Graduated from Faculty of Science, Kyoto University in 1982.

Obtained Ph. D Degree in Botany from Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University in 1987. Majoring plant ecology, especially interaction between plants and animals (pollination, seed dispersal, ant-plants) in the tropic region (DRC and Congo in Africa, Colombia in South America, Malaysia and Thailand in Southeast Asia). Organized a project on "A new historical and cultural exploration into human-nature relations in the Japanese Archipelago" in Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto. Moved to PRI in 2012, and began a comparative study on relations of primate communities and vegetation in Asia and Africa.

Memberships in Academic Societies: Wildlife Conservation Society (president), Ecological Society of Japan (council member), The Japan Society of Tropical Ecology (council member), Primate Society of Japan, The Botanical Society of Japan, The Society for the Study of Species Biology, Japanese Association for African Studies, Japanese Association of Historical Botany.

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