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YASUOKA Hirokazuassociate professor


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Hirokazu Yasuoka has carried out ling-term fieldwork with the Baka hunter-gatherers in Southeast Cameroon. He is recently developing trans-disciplinary research project on co-creation of innovative combining ecological methods and indigenous knowledge.

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Discipline
  • Ecological anthropology;
  • Historical ecology.

Research interests
  • Ethnography of the Baka hunter-gatherers, with special focus on forest resources use;
  • Historical ecology of wild yam distributions over Central and West Africa;
  • Wildlife management in cooperation between scientists and local hunters;
  • Food sharing and food transfer in human evolutionary history;
  • Impacts of megafauna hunting on the Congo Basin Forest ecosystem and Forest Peoples' cultures.

Bibliography and Research Projects
Education
  • 1999 BS in Science, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan;
  • 2007 PhD in African Area Studies, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Faculty Academic Appointments
  • 2007-2013 Senior assistant professor, Faculty of Humanity and Environment, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan;
  • 2013-2015 Associate professor, Faculty of Humanity and Environment, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan;
  • 2015- Associate professor, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, & Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.

Other Professional Positions
  • 2011-2013 Chercheur invité (with JSPS oversea research fellowship), Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS UMR 5175, Montpellier, France.

Professional societies
  • Japan Association for African Studies;
  • The Society for Ecological Anthropology;
  • Ecological Society of Japan;
  • The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology;
  • The International Society of Ethnobiology;
  • The International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research.


Email
  • yasuoka [at] jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Replace [at] to @)

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