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Hiroki SatoAssistant Professor


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The island of Madagascar has been geographically isolated since the Mesozoic and the biota has a unique structure as compared to other tropical forests. I have studied the ecology of lemurs in a tropical dry forest in northwestern Madagascar. My research has focused on key roles of frugivorous lemurs as the largest seed dispersers in Madagascan forests. At present, I examine plant-animal interactions via seed dispersal by analyzing relationships among animal behavior, animal ecology, life histories of plants, and forest regeneration.

h-sato2 Major / Keywords

Tropical Ecology, Primatology / Seed Dispersal, Forest Regeneration, Cathemerality, Lemurs, Madagascar

Qualifications and Dissertations

2005 B.A. in Science, Osaka City University
2008 M.A. in Area Studies, Kyoto University
2011 PhD in Area Studies, Kyoto University

Positions Held

2009-2011 Research Fellow (Doctoral-level), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
(at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University)
2011 Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
2011 Part-time Teacher at the Faculty of Bio-environmental Science, Kyoto Gakuen University
2011 Research Fellow at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University
2012-2013 Research Fellow at the Center for African Area Studies
2012-2013 Part-time Lecturer at the Faculty of Intellectual Property, Osaka Institute of Technology
2014-2015 Research Fellow (Primatology, Post-doctor), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University)
2016-Present Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University

h-sato5 Associations

Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation
International Primatological Society
Ecological Society of Japan
Japan Society of Tropical Ecology
Primate Society of Japan
Japan Association for African Studies
Japan Society for Madagascar Studies

Journal Articles
  1. Hiroki Sato, Luca Santini, Erik R. Patel, Marco Campera, Nayuta Yamashita, Ian C. Colquhoun, Giuseppe Donati (2016) Dietary flexibility and feeding strategy of Eulemur: a comparison with Propithecus. International Journal of Primatology 37: 109-129 [Published in the special issue of IJP, "New Research Directions in the Genus Eulemur"]
  2. Shinichiro Ichino, Takayo Soma, Naomi Miyamoto, Kaoru Chatani, Hiroki Sato, Naoki Koyama, Yukio Takahata (2015) Lifespan and reproductive senescence in a free-ranging ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) population at Berenty, Madagascar. Folia Primatologica 86: 134-139
  3. Hiroki Sato, Shinichiro Ichino, Goro Hanya (2014) Dietary modification by common brown lemurs (Eulemur fulvus) during seasonal drought conditions in western Madagascar. Primates 55: 219–230
  4. Hiroki Sato (2014) The roles of primates as seed dispersers: review of current knowledge and future issues.Primate Research 30: 53-78 (in Japanese; English abstract) sato
  5. Shinichiro Ichino, Kaoru Chatani, Yoshi Kawamoto, Hiroki Sato, Anna Schnöll, Takayo Soma, Naoki Koyama, Mitsuru Aimi, and Yukio Takahata (2013) Decline in the body mass of wild ringtailed lemurs at Berenty Reserve in Madagascar with environmental changes. African Study Monographs 34: 109-118
  6. Ryo Ito, Felix Rakotondraparany, and Hiroki Sato (2013) Non-flying mammalian fauna of Ampijoroa, Ankarafantsika National Park. Madagascar Conservation and Development 8: Online publication
  7. Hiroki Sato (2013) Habitat shifting by the common brown lemur (Eulemur fulvus fulvus): a response to food scarcity. Primates 54: 229-235
  8. Hiroki Sato (2013) Seasonal fruiting and seed dispersal by the brown lemur in a tropical dry forest, north-western Madagascar. Journal of Tropical Ecology 29: 61-69
  9. Hiroki Sato (2012) Diurnal resting in brown lemurs in a dry deciduous forest, northwestern Madagascar: Implications for seasonal thermoregulation. Primates 53: 255-263
  10. Hiroki Sato (2012) Frugivory and seed dispersal by brown lemurs in a Malagasy tropical dry forest. Biotropica 44: 479-488
  11. Hiroki Sato (2009) Gut passage time and size of swallowed seeds in the common brown lemur and the mongoose lemur. Primate Research 25: 45-54 (in Japanese; English abstract)
h-sato6 Awards

2014 Takashima Award (The 30th Congress of the Primate Society of Japan)

2014 Encouragement Award for Academic Study(The 51st Congress of the Japan Association for African Studies)

2011 Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation (The 27th Congress of the Primate Society of Japan)

2010 Student Award for Outstanding Poster Presentation (The 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, Japan)

2008 Award for Best Oral Presentation (The 24th Congress of the Primate Society of Japan)

Contact

pocky.sato[at]gmail.com
h-sato[at]jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp
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