Research Staff

Kayoko Kameda
Research Group
Biotic and Human Interaction Research Group
Ph. D. (Science)
Photograph Explanation
Investigating below a cormorant colony. The cormorants droppings, the thick vegetation and the heat make it hard work.
I 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.

1. 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 Research
Birds, nutrient transportation, ecosystem functions, ecosystem engineering, ecosystem management.

Professional Society Membership
The 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.

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