Keiichi TakahashiResearch Group
Cultural History and Geoscience Research Group
Ph. D. (Science, Dentistry)
Investigating fossil vertebrates in Taiwan.
CareerI graduated from the Literature and Science Department of Nippon University and then the Science Department of Kyoto University. I worked for the Nippon Dental University Niigata as a Department of Oral Anatomy assistant and lecturer, before working for the Shiga Prefecture Board of Education's Executive Office Cultural Promotion Section. I joined the Lake Biwa Museum in April 1996.
Specialty1. The study of East Asia and ancient Lake Biwa by using fossil vertebrates.
2. The study of large mammals, e.g. elephants and deer.
3. The relationship between human activity and the fauna and flora of the Japanese archipelago.
Key Words of ResearchFossil vertebrates, elephant fossils, Pliocene-Pleistocene (about five million years ago), East Asia.
Professional Society Membership
- Geological Society of Japan
- Palaeontological Society of Japan
- Japan Association for Quaternary Research
- Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
- Fossil Research Society of Japan
Readily Accessible Research Contributions
- I, Sasagawa, K. Takahashi, H. Nagamori, H. Yabe and I. Kobayashi (2003) Discovery of the extinct red panda Parailurus (Mammalia, Carnivora) in Japan. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 23, 895-900.
- J. Xiao, Y. Inouchi, H. Kumai, S. Yoshikawa, Y. Kondo and K. Takahashi (2004) Precipitation history of the Lake Biwa are in central Japan over the last 145 ka. Boreas, 33, 74-81.
- M. Izuho and K. Takahashi (2005) Correlation of Paleolithic industries and paleoenvironmental change in Hokkaido (Japan). Current Research in the Pleistocene, 22, 19-22.
- K. Takahashi, Y. Soeda, M. Izuho, G. Yamada, M. Akamatsu, C.H. Chang (2006) The chronological record of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) in Japan, and its temporary replacement by Palaeoloxodon naumanni during MIS 3 in Hokkaido (northern Japan). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 233, 1-10.