Hiroya KawanabeFormer Director General
Standing next to the Lake Biwa Museum's fish calendar.
CareerGraduated with a doctorate degree from Kyoto University (zoology) and then worked as a lecturer, associate professor and professor, with the Director of Ecological Research Center at the same university. Director General at the Lake Biwa Museum from April 1996 until March 2010.
Specialty1. Ecology of community relationships.
2. Biological and cultural diversity.
Key Words of ResearchFreshwater fish, Relationships among organisms as a whole, Historical characteristics of communities.
Professional Society MembershipFormer President of the Ecological Society of Japan, Former President of the Ecology and Civil Engineering Society, Former Vice President of the International Association for Ecology (INTECOL), Former President of the Speciation in Ancient Lakes (SIAL), Former Japanese Representative of the International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (SIL).
Readily Accessible Research Contributions
- Kawanabe H., Coulter G. W. & Roosevelt A. G., eds. 1999. Ancient Lake: Their Cultural and Biological Diversity. 12+340pp. Ghent: Kenobi Productions.
- Rossiter A. & Kawanabe H., eds. 2000. Ancient Lakes: Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution. 47+624pp. London & New York: Academic Press.
- Kawanabe H., ed. 2002. An Integrated Study on Biodiversity Conservation under Global Change and Bioinventory Management System. 13+418pp. Otsu: Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University.