Kayoko KamedaResearch Group
Biotic and Human Interaction Research Group
Ph. D. (Science)
Investigating below a cormorant colony. The cormorants droppings, the thick vegetation and the heat make it hard work.
CareerI graduated from the University of Tsukuba with a degree in biology and with a master degree in environmental science. I then completed a doctorate degree in zoology at Kyoto University. I have worked for the Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, and as a part-time lecturer for the Faculty of Engineering of Doshisha University and Shiga Womens Junior College. Since 1996 I have been working for the Lake Biwa Museum. I have also been a part-time lecturer at Shiga University and University of Shiga Prefecture.
Specialty1. History of the relationship among cormorants, forests and people from the aspect of the function of nutrient supply by cormorants.
2. Research on food web structure within avian nests.
3. Cultural and historical comparisons of the relationships between the outlook on animals and management methods, using present day cormorant management as a case study.
Key Words of ResearchBirds, nutrient transportation, ecosystem functions, ecosystem engineering, ecosystem management.
Professional Society MembershipThe Ornithological Society of Japan (Councilor and Editorial Board of the Japanese Journal of Ornithology), the Ecological Society of Japan (Ecological Education Commissioner), the Wildlife Conservation Society (Board of Editor of "Wildlife and Human Society"), the Japan Association for Landscape Ecology, the Society of Population Ecology, the Waterbird Society.
Readily Accessible Research Contributions
- Natsumeda, T., Sakano, H., Tsuruta, T., Kameda, K. and Iguchi, K. 2015. Immigration of the common cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo hanedae into inland areas of the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, eastern Japan, inferred from stable isotopes of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur. Fisheries Science 81(1): 131-137.
- Kameda, K. and Tsuboi, J. Cormorants in Japan: Population development, conflicts and management. http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/cormorants/files/Cormorants_in_Japan.pdf, EU CorMan project.
- Kameda, K. 2012. Population Increase of the Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo and Measures to Reduce its Damage to the Fisheries and Forest of Lake Biwa. Kawanabe, H., Nishino, M., Maehata, M. (eds). Lake Biwa: Interactions between Nature and People. Springer.: 491-496.
- Hashimoto, H., Sugawa, H. and Kameda, K. 2012. Characteristics and Long-term Trends of the Avifauna of Lake Biwa. Kawanabe, H., Nishino, M., Maehata, M. (eds). Lake Biwa: Interactions between Nature and People. Springer.: 129-134.
- Mulder, C. P. H., Jones, H. P., Kameda, K., Palmborg, C., Schmidt, S., Ellis, J. C., Orrock, J. L., Wait, D. A., Wardle, D. A., Yang, L., Young, H., Croll D. A. and Vidal, E. (2011) Chapter 5: Impacts of Seabirds on Plant and Soil Properties. Mulder, C.P.H., W.B. Anderson, D.R. Towns and P.J. Bellingham (eds). Seabird Islands: Ecology, Invasion, and Restoration. Oxford University Press.: 135-176.
- Kameda, K., Koba, K., Hobara, S., Osono, T. and Terai, M. (2006) Pattern of natural 15N abundance in lakeside forest ecosystem affected by cormorant-derived nitrogen. In Developments in Hydrobiology 189 "Limnology and Aquatic Birds" (A. R. Hanson & J. J. Kerekes eds.) pp. 69-86.