Research Staff

Katsuro Yahiro
Research Group
Biotic and Human Interaction Research Group
Ph.D. (Agriculture)
Photograph Explanation
Collecting insects in the traditional rural landscape of Shiga Prefecture. (Photograph taken in August, 2003.)
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I graduated from Yamaguchi University's Agriculture Department and then went to Kyushu University's Graduate School of Agriculture where I completed both a master and doctorate degree. After this I filled various posts at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), before joining the Lake Biwa Museum in May, 1996.
1. Systematics, evolution and biogeography of carabid ground beetles.
2. Palaeo-environmental reconstruction of the Pliocene and Pleistocene using fossil insects faunas.
Key Words of Research
Carabid ground beetles, systematics, evolution, biogeography, fossil insects.
Professional Society Membership
The Entomological Society of Japan (Nature Conservation Commission Member), the Biogeographical Society of Japan, the Japanese Society of Coleopterology, the Japan Coleopterological Society, the Japanese Environmental Animal Insect Society, the Earth's Surface Characteristic Beetle Discussion List and the Shiga Insects Meeting.
Readily Accessible Research Contributions